Fort Wayne TinCaps (3-3, 35-39) vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods (3-3, 40-36)
RHP Michael Kelly (3-1, 4.34) vs. RHP Enderson Franco (5-5, 3.19)
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 — Parkview Field — First Pitch 12:05 p.m. — Game 75
ABOUT LAST GAME: Fort Wayne lost the middle game of their series with Bowling Green, 7-2. After the Hot Rods took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, the TinCaps scored twice in the home half, as Michael Gettys and Ruddy Giron both doubled and Nick Torres hit a sacrifice fly. But Fort Wayne didn’t score again, while Bowling Green tied the game in the third, scored three in the fifth to go on top, and added an insurance run in the eighth and ninth, respectively.
JUNE REVIEW: A look back at Fort Wayne’s third month of 2015…
· 14-10 Record (tied for 5th best in MWL, 4th in Eastern Division)
· Batting Average — .251 (April: .256, May: 2.52)
· ERA — 2.91 (April: 4.95, May: 4.30)
· Errors — 26 (April: 37, May: 42)
REYES HAS A NIGHT: Not only did Franmil Reyes turn in his third three-hit game of the season on Tuesday, he also made two fantastic plays in right field. With the TinCaps leading 2-1 in the top of the third inning, Reyes threw out Hunter Lockwood at the plate as he tried to tag up on a Grant Kay fly ball. Then in the eighth, Reyes robbed Kay of a hit when he made a catch diving forward.
HOT AT HOME: The TinCaps had a seven-game Parkview Field winning streak snapped on Tuesday, yet a win today would give them their sixth consecutive series victory at home.
PITCHING WINS: Tuesday was the first time since June 17 that Fort Wayne allowed an opponent to score more than three runs in a game.
DUE FOR SOME RUNS: The TinCaps have scored two runs or less in five straight games. They opened the half with a four-run effort at Great Lakes Thursday, although three came in the 13th.
THE OTHER GUYS: Bowling Green’s roster features the following Rays prospects: No. 10 C Nick Ciuffo and No. 17 OF Justin Williams.
TODAY’S STARTING LINEUP
1. #12 Ruddy Giron SS — Double on Tuesday was his first since May 28.
2. #22 Franchy Cordero — In 22 June games, hit .301, only 14 K (28 in May).
3. #10 Nick Torres LF — Had a 14-game hitting streak end on Tuesday.
4. #34 Franmil Reyes DH — Has three three-hit games since May 29.
5. #15 Edwin Moreno CF* — In 10 games in June, hit .300 / .344 / .467.
6. #25 Luis Tejada 3B — Team leader in RBIs (6) since debut on June 17.
7. #23 Michael Miller C — Has a hit in each of first two starts as a TinCap.
8. #9 Felipe Blanco 3B — 2015 debut at 3B. Played 20 G there in ‘14 w/ EUG.
9. #3 Mitch Morales 2B* — Made TinCaps debut on Tuesday night.
* Left-Handed Batter
FROM LAST NIGHT
Box Score <http://fortwayne.tincaps.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2015_06_30_bgrafx_ftwafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb&sid=t584>
Video Recap <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12kgpRq0KE8&feature=youtu.be
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Despite a handful of highlight reel plays from TinCaps outfielder Franmil Reyes on Tuesday, Fort Wayne lost to the Bowling Green Hot Rods, 7-2, at Parkview Field on Tuesday night.
Reyes hammered three hits — two against Hot Rods starter Chris Pike (W, 7-2) and one more in the ninth inning off of Damion Carroll — but that wasn’t all. In the top of the third inning, Reyes threw out Bowling Green left fielder Hunter Lockwood at home plate attempting to tag and score after a fly out. Later, in the eighth, the 19-year-old from the Dominican Republic made a sprawling catch in right field to rob a base hit away from Grant Kay.
The visitors jumped on the board in the first inning when Justin Williams doubled in a run off of TinCaps starter Dinelson Lamet (L, 2-5).
Fort Wayne (3-3, 35-39) answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame. Michael Gettys and Ruddy Giron opened with back-to-back doubles. Then it was Nick Torres who drove in a run to put his team in front, 2-1.
Bowling Green (3-3, 40-36) tied the game in the third after a Nick Ciuffo run-scoring double. The Hot Rods added three more in the fifth, and one apiece in the eighth and ninth innings.
The loss snapped the TinCaps’ seven-game home win streak, but they can win the series against the Hot Rods on Wednesday afternoon. The probable starters feature Michael Kelly (3-1, 4.34) for Fort Wayne and Enderson Franco (5-5, 3.19) for Bowling Green.
First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. You can watch the action on Comcast Network 81 starting at 12:00 p.m. or listen in on ESPN Radio 1380, TinCaps.com, and the TuneIn Radio app starting at 11:45 a.m.