One day after putting up eight runs in a win, the Quad-Cities River Bandits offense was held silent in a 7-0 loss to West Michigan Sunday at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Michigan.
The Bandits had little answer for Whitecaps starter Tom De Blok, who threw seven shutout innings and allowed just three hits with eight strikeouts.
All told, the Bandits mustered just four hits off West Michigan pitching and were shut out for the 10th time this season.
The Whitecaps took the lead in the fourth inning when Anthony Pereira drove in Danny Woodrow with a single, then West Michigan added to its lead in the fifth inning on a two-run home run by Drew Longley.
Carlos Sanabria went 6⅓ innings for the Bandits, allowing six hits and four runs with four strikeouts. The Bandits didn't have any extra-base hits, Troy Sieber and Gabriel Bracamonte each went 1-for-3.
The two teams close out their season series tonight at 6 p.m. Yohan Ramirez gets the start for Quad-Cities against Anthony Castro.
LumberKings shutout at home: Bowling Green hit two home runs in the fifth inning and Adrian Navas threw seven shutout innings as Clinton fell to the Hot Rods 5-0 Sunday at Ashford University Field.
It's just the fourth time this season the LumberKings have failed to score a run at home and the seventh time the team has been shut out.
Nick Wells returned to the Clinton rotation after spending two weeks on the disabled list and threw 4⅓ innings, allowing three runs on six hits.
Garret Whitley and Mike Brosseau each hit two-run home runs in the fifth inning to pace the Hot Rods offense.
Luis Rengifo and Yojhan Quevedo each had two hits with a double for Clinton.