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TinCaps Game Notes: May 14 vs. Lake County (Game 31)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (10-20) vs. Lake County Captains (18-15)

RHP Dinelson Lamet (0-1, 1.69) vs. LHP Justus Sheffield (2-1, 3.08)

Thursday, May 14, 2015 — Parkview Field — First Pitch 7:05 p.m. — Game 31

ABOUT LAST GAME: Fort Wayne fell behind in the first inning against the Lake County Captains and couldn’t climb out of the early hole. The TinCaps lost, 5-2. Trae Santos clubbed his second home run of the series, third of the year.

RECORD ATTENDANCE: Wednesday’s crowd of 7,716 fans was Parkview Field’s fourth sell-out of the season and the highest attended game this year. This is the first time in Parkview Field history that more than 90,000 fans have come out to watch the TinCaps through the first 18 games of a season.

THINK PINK: On Thursday, the TinCaps turn the Park Pink in partnership with the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. The team will don special pink jerseys that are being auctioned off during the day. All proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research. There are pink TinCaps t-shirts on sale at the Orchard Team Store, with $5 for each shirt being donated to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: On Friday, the TinCaps embark on an 11-game road trip that takes the ball club to Bowling Green, Kentucky, Eastlake, Ohio and Lansing, Michigan. The trip falls in the middle of a busy month. Fort Wayne is in the midst of a 36-game in 35-day span that dates back to April 28

WEIR IN CONTROL: RHP TJ Weir has shined lately on the mound for Fort Wayne. He’s struck out four batters over his last two appearances and has tossed six straight shutout innings in relief. He’ll be on the mound today against Lake County. Weir grew up in Kokomo, Indiana, which is approximately 90 minutes southwest of Fort Wayne. He attended Ball State and struck out 245 hitters, third most in school history.

K’s FOR KLUBER: Indians starter and former TinCap Corey Kluber tossed a gem last night against the Cardinals. He struck out 18 batters and didn’t allow a walk, the 5th pitcher to do so in MLB history.