A pair of Quad Cities River Bandits were named the Midwest League players of the week for the period of April 30 to May 6.
In his last six games, shortstop Jonathan Arauz batted .522 (12-for-23) with three homers, three doubles, 11 runs batted in, and eight runs scored. On Tuesday, he went 4-for-5 with a grand slam, a double and a walk against the Great Lakes Loons. On Saturday, he went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double, a walk and five RBI against the Lansing Lugnuts.
Through 27 games this season, Arauz is batting .309 with four homers, three triples, six doubles, 21 runs batted in, 17 runs scored, and four stolen bases.
LHP Patrick Sandoval made two starts during the past week, against the Loons on Tuesday and the Lugnuts on Sunday. He went 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA (two earned runs) in 10 innings, struck out 14 batters, and walked none.
Sandoval is 2-1 with a 4.85 ERA, one save, 30 strikeouts and four walks in 26 innings (six games/four starts) this season.
The River Bandits are the Midwest League affiliate of the Houston Astros.