Fort Wayne TinCaps (9-17) vs. Lansing Lugnuts (17-12)
RHP Yimmi Brasoban (0-1, 4.20) vs. RHP Sean Reid-Foley (0-0 2.51)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 — Parkview Field — First Pitch 7:05 p.m. — Game 27
ABOUT LAST NIGHT: The TinCaps evened their three-game set with Lansing by beating the Lugnuts, 4-3. Listen to the Highlights here <https://soundcloud.com/tincaps/tincaps-highlights-4-3-win-vs-lansing-5-8-15> .
SOLD OUT: Friday’s crowd of 6,587 was Parkview Field’s 3rd sellout of the season in 14 games. Parkview Field had a record 25 sell-outs in 2014.
SEASON HIGH: The TinCaps struck out a season-high 13 batters on Friday. Dinelson Lamet K-ed a career-high 8, while T.J. Weir fanned 3 out of the pen and Wilson Santos recorded 2 strikeouts. Fort Wayne’s previous high was 12 Ks on April 29 against Dayton.
FRANCHY’S FEELING IT: Franchy Cordero went 2-for-3, including an RBI-triple, and a walk Friday. Over his last 3 games, the 20-year-old shortstop is 7-for-11 with 4 runs, a triple, a home run, 2 RBIs, a pair of walks, and a stolen base. In turn, Cordero’s batting average has shot up 50 points to .232, while his on-base % has risen 67 points to .276, and his slugging percentage % is up 97 points to .313.
TORRES STAYS HOT: Nick Torres doubled and hit a 2-run single Friday. His .333 batting average and .500 slugging percentage are both 6th best in the MWL. Meanwhile, his 51 total bases are tied for 1st in the league, his 20 runs are tied for 2nd most, his 12 extra-base hits are tied for 2nd most, his 34 hits are 3rd, and his 8 doubles are tied for 3rd. The outfielder is the only TinCap to have started all 26 games this season and has hit safely in 22 of them.
DJ HAS THE HITS: Duanel Jones hit his 4th home run of the season Friday. That number is tied for 3rd most in the MWL. He now has 21 RBIs, ranking 2nd in the league in that category. His .523 slugging % is also 2nd best in the circuit.
ROSY NIGHT FOR RUIZ: Jose Ruiz went 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored Friday. It was the catcher’s first multi-hit game since April 16 and the first time he’s scored multiple runs in a game this season. Ruiz now has a hit in 3 straight games and 5 of his last 6. Defensively, he threw out a runner attempting to steal for the 19th time this year. No other catcher in the league has caught more than 14 runners trying to steal.