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TinCaps Game Notes: Game 42 @ Lansing (5/25/15)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (15-26) @ Lansing Lugnuts (25-19)

RHP T.J. Weir (2-1, 5.54) vs. RHP Sean Reid-Foley (0-1, 4.87)

Monday, May 25, 2015 — Cooley Law School Stadium (Lansing, Mich.) — First Pitch 12:05 p.m. — Game 42

ABOUT LAST GAME: Fort Wayne shattered the Lugnuts on Sunday, compiling a season-high 20 hits and cruising to a 12-7 victory. Felipe Blanco had a career day. He registered the first 4-for-4 game of his career, and also drove in three runs.

Sunday was the most prolific offensive day of the season for the TinCaps. The 20 hits and 12 runs were season highs, but take a look at the other notable numbers from the victory:

· Ten of the 11 Fort Wayne hitters that came to the plate reached base safely
· Nine different players recorded a hit
· An astonishing seven hitters had multi-hit days
· Six batters drove in at least one run

ROAD WARRIORS: If Fort Wayne wins on Monday, it’ll be its first road series victory of the season. In fact, the last time the TinCaps won a four-game road series was nearly two years ago. Fort Wayne took three of four games from the Great Lakes Loons from August 17-20 in 2013.

had his first 4-hit game of his young career. He also drove in three runs, his first RBI’s since May 1st. The three wasn’t a season-high for the Valverde, Dominican Republic native. Back on April 22nd, against the same Lansing team, Blanco knocked in four runs — a TinCaps season high.

TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE: Six TinCaps hitters had multi-hit games on Sunday. Nick Torres (16), Michael Gettys (11) and Duanel Jones (11) are the team leaders in that category.

Manager Francisco Morales began his professional career in 1992 in the Chicago Cubs organization. One of his first coaches and mentors with the Cubs was Sandy Alomar Sr., now a roving instructor in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. The two were reunited during the first two games of the series in Lansing.