Fort Wayne TinCaps (28-34) vs. West Michigan Whitecaps (30-33)
RHP Dinelson Lamet (2-3, 4.62) vs. RHP Spencer Turnbull (4-2, 2.96)
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 — Fifth Third Ballpark (Comstock Park, MI) — First Pitch 7:00 p.m. — Game 63
ABOUT SUNDAY: 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.
SOMETHING WITTY ABOUT RAIN: For the fourth consecutive day, rain impacted Fort Wayne’s schedule on Monday. After a 2 hour, 6-minute delay on Friday against Kane County, the TinCaps and Clinton were postponed on Saturday, had a delay during each game of a doubleheader on Sunday, and were cancelled Monday night.
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.
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 Tuesday 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. During the five-game homestand alone, Reyes hit .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