Quad Cities 8 Beloit 2 - Saturday
WP: Blanco (5-3)
LP: Milburn (6-9)
S: Sandoval (1)
Three straight hits by Josh Vidales, Luke Persico and Kyle Nowlin to begin the ninth inning has helped Beloit avoid their first no-hitter since August 9, 2016. Despite eluding their ninth shutout of the season, the Snappers have now lost back-to-back games for the first time since July 17th and 19th.
Quad Cities broke the game open with five runs in the third inning thanks to four extra-base hits. Chuckie Robinson got the scoring underway with an RBI single before Troy Sieber, Abraham Toro-Hernandez and Daz Cameron hit a run-scoring double, triple and home run respectively. Sieber added to the lead with an RBI single in the sixth inning on his way to a 3-for-4 night.
Snappers starter Matt Milburn allowed double-digit hits for the first time in 2017 and also tied a season high with six earned runs in the contest. Josh Vidales was the only Snapper to reach base on multiple occasions, and his two outfield assists helped Beloit add to their Midwest League lead in that category. Edwin Diaz walked in the fourth inning and has now reached in all four games he's played since returning from Advanced-A Stockton.
Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/snappers-vs-river-bandits/2017/08/05/500139#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=500139
Team Records: Quad Cities (64-46), (56-54)
Next Game: Sunday at 1:15 p.m. vs. Quad Cities River Bandits at Modern Woodmen Park
Probable Pitchers: Beloit RHP Xavier Altamirano (7-3, 2.73 ERA) vs. Quad Cities RHP Abdiel Saldana Blanco (5-2, 2.84 ERA)
The Snappers return home for eight games on Thursday, August 10 against the Clinton LumberKings and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Homestand highlights include fireworks on Saturday, August 12 and a Renato Nunez bobblehead giveaway on Sunday, August 13. Tickets for these events at Pohlman Field and all individual game tickets can be found here.
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