Astros Minor League Playoff Recap: September 13th, 2017
Quad Cities got the Championship Series started off right!
A: Quad Cities River Bandits (1-0) won 6-3 (BOX SCORE)
The River Bandits opened the Championship Series last night. Javier has been brilliant in the playoffs and got the start. He struggled a bit allowing 3 runs over 3.2 innings, though he did have 6 strikeouts. The offense more than made up for it early on.
Quad Cities jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning. Robinson had an RBI groundout for the first run, Toro-Hernandez added an RBI triple, and Matijevic capped the scoring with a 3 run HR to make it 5-0. Robinson added a solo HR in the 3rd for the 6th run.
The bullpen was great in relief of Javier. Balaguer went 3.0 innings allowing just 1 hit and 0 runs while striking out 7 batters. He was relieved by Corniel who threw 2.1 scoreless innings to pick up the save and secure the win.
Note: Moran is hitting .400 (10-for-25) in 7 playoff games.
- Chas McCormick, CF: 2-for-4, R
- Colin Moran, DH: 2-for-3, R, BB
- Chuckie Robinson, C: 1-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBI
- Abraham Toro-Hernandez, 3B: 1-for-4, R, 3B, RBI
- Josh Rojas, 2B: 0-for-3, R, BB
- J.J. Matijevic, LF: 1-for-4, R, HR, 3 RBI
- Cristian Javier, RHP: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
- Jesus Balaguer, RHP: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K (WIN)
- Robert Corniel, RHP: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K (SAVE)
**Photo Credit: Richard Guill**