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TinCaps Game Notes: June 15 vs. Clinton (Game 63)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (28-34) vs. Clinton LumberKings (23-40)

RHP Dinelson Lamet (2-3, 4.62) vs. RHP Jeffeson Medina (2-6, 3.97)

Monday, June 15, 2015 — Parkview Field — First Pitch 7:05 p.m. — Game 63

ABOUT YESTERDAY: The TinCaps swept a doubleheader from the Clinton LumberKings. Fort Wayne won 2-1 and 16-1, in that order. In Game 2, the TinCaps had seven players with multi-hit games. All 10 players who had an at-bat in the game recorded at least one hit.

FORT WAYNE HISTORY: In the bottom of the third inning in Game 2 on Sunday, Fort Wayne matched a franchise record for hits in an inning. The TinCaps tallied nine hits during an eight-run inning that saw 12 batters come to the plate. It marked the fourth time in franchise history that Fort Wayne had a nine-hit inning. The last time it happened was Sept. 5, 2011 at Parkview Field against South Bend.

MIDWEST LEAGUE HISTORY: After Sunday, Clinton has lost 15 consecutive games, matching the longest losing streak ever in the MWL. The 2015 LumberKings, who last won on May 28 at Peoria, now share this dubious distinction with the 1986 Kenosha Twins, the 1975 Cedar Rapids Giants, and the 1958 Clinton Pirates.

HOT AT HOME: The TinCaps have won four consecutive series at Parkview Field. Fort Wayne is 10-4 at home since May 26.

HOT NO MATTER WHERE: The TinCaps are 16-9 over their last 25 games. If you break it down to smaller samples, Fort Wayne is 13-7 over its last 20, and 7-3 over its last 10.

WINNING STREAK: The TinCaps enter Monday on their third three-game winning streak of the season (all coming since the last week of May). Fort Wayne has yet to win four consecutive games this season.

RED HOT REYES: Right fielder Franmil Reyes went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Game 1 on Sunday. In Game 2, he was 2-for-3 with a thee-run homer and a triple. Reyes is on a season-long seven-game hitting streak and has reached base safely in 12 consecutive games going back to May 31. Through the first five games of this homestand alone, Reyes is hitting .400 with 2 HR and 8 RBIs.

1. #12 Ruddy Giron SS — 43 H since 5/18 debut. Most in MLB + MiLB.
2. #10 Nick Torres DH — Second game in a row, and all season, batting second.
3. #34 Franmil Reyes RF — In June: .308 / .386 / .590
4. #16 Trae Santos 1B* — Team leader in HR (7) and tied for lead in RBIs (28).
5. #1 Michael Gettys CF — Tied for second on team in SB (8).
6. #22 Franchy Cordero LF* — Team leader in SB (12).
7. #24 Chase Jensen 3B — Has 9 RBIs in his last 8 games.
8. #21 Jose Ruiz C — Has thrown out a league-best 29 base stealers.
9. #9 Felipe Blanco 2B — Has two walk-off hits this season.
* Left-Handed Batter