Fort Wayne TinCaps (25-33) vs. Kane County Cougars (30-29)
RHP Michael Kelly (2-0, 3.38) vs. RHP Markus Solbach (5-2, 2.60)
Thursday, June 11, 2015 — Parkview Field — First Pitch 7:05 p.m. — Game 59
ABOUT LAST GAME: The TinCaps won the opener of their six-game homestand, 4-2, over the Kane County Cougars. Chase Jensen erased a 2-0 lead in the fourth with a three-run homer. Fort Wayne added another run in the fifth on a Nick Torres sac fly. On the mound, Dinelson Lamet went 5 innings for the win, while Kyle McGrath worked 2 2/3 scoreless out of the pen and Colby Blueberg earned a four-out save.
COLTS NIGHT: Tonight is the first ever “Colts At Bat With The TinCaps” event at Parkview Field. Kicker Adam Vinatieri and long snapper Matt Overton will be here to sign autographs before the game and kick off the game with a ceremonial first pitch. Additionally, Blue the Mascot and Colts Cheerleaders are in the house. “Colts in Motion,” a 42-foot traveling museum is here in the outfield, as well as Colts Inflatables, and the Colts Kids Club Gazebo.
STRIKE OUT STROKE: Tonight is also Stroke Awareness Night to spread the F.A.S.T message. There are Blood Pressure Screenings available in the Protechs Conference Room. (Stroke warning signs: Face Drooping, Arm Weakness, Speech Difficulty, Time to call 911.)
PEN ON POINT: Over the last five games, Fort Wayne’s bullpen has allowed only three earned runs over 15 1/3 innings. That equates to a 1.76 ERA. TinCaps relievers have recorded three saves while only allowing 11 hits during the stretch. They’ve walked just two while striking out 15.
JENSEN JOLTS OFFENSE: With his home run last night, Chase Jensen has driven in eight runs in his last 10 games. He drove in two runs over his first 20 games this year.
THE OTHER GUYS: Kane County’s roster features four of the Diamondbacks top 30 prospects according to MLB.com. RHP Touki Toussain (4), catcher Stryker Trahan (16), outfielder Victor Reyes (27) and RHP Brent Jones.