Fort Wayne TinCaps (16-14, 48-50) @ Bowling Green Hot Rods (15-15, 52-48)
RHP Dinelson Lamet (3-5, 3.63) vs. RHP Jose Mujica (0-0, 3.00)
Sunday, July 26, 2015 — Bowling Green Ballpark (Bowling Green, Ky.) — First Pitch 3:05 p.m. — Game 99
ABOUT LAST NIGHT: The TinCaps blanked Bowling Green, 2-0. Thomas Dorminy (6 IP), Colby Blueberg (2 IP), and Yimmi Brasoban (1 IP) teamed for the shutout, while Franchy Cordero (4th — sac fly) and Trae Santos (6th — RBI single) provided the runs.
000000: Saturday was Fort Wayne’s sixth shutout win of the season, and second against Bowling Green. All six have come since May 31.
END OF THE ROAD TRIP: Today concludes a nine-day, nine-game road trip for the TinCaps. By the time the team returns to Parkview Field tonight, they’ll have traveled more than 1,174 miles to Dayton to Lake County to Bowling Green and back. Ed Walsh, Jr. of the Oakland Oaks, and a Notre Dame alum, stymied DiMaggio.
HALL OF FAME: Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz are set to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame today. None of the four ever played in the Midwest League, although Smoltz is from Michigan and went to high school in Lansing.
ON THIS DAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY: In 1933, Joe DiMaggio had a 61-game hitting streak come to an end in the Double-A Pacific Coast League. DiMaggio was just 18-years-old at the time (same age as current TinCaps infielders Luis Urias and Ruddy Giron) and playing for the San Francisco Seals.
MWL EASTERN DIVISION SECOND HALF PLAYOFF PICTURE:
Place Team W-L GB GB Wild Card
1. West Michigan 17-12 — —
T2. FORT WAYNE 16-14 2.5 —
T2. Dayton 15-14 2.5 —
T2. South Bend 16-14 2.5 —
T5. Bowling Green 15-15 3.5 1.0
T5. Lansing* 15-15 3.5 1.0
7. Lake County 12-17 5.0 3.5
8. Great Lakes** 12-18 5.5 4.0
* First Half Division Winner ** First Half Wild Card Winner
TODAY’S STARTING LINEUP:
1. #1 Michael Gettys CF — 14 outfield assists are tied for 2nd most in MWL.
2. #22 Franchy Cordero LF* — .263 hitting 2nd (higher than anywhere else).
3. #12 Ruddy Giron SS — Hitting .396 in day games (.266 at night).
4. #16 Trae Santos 1B* — Family from Pelham, AL, is here.
5. #34 Franmil Reyes RF — From about 30 min away from Pedro’s hometown.
6. #24 Henry Charles DH* — 2-for-20 in 7 G since re-joining team on July 10.
7. #25 Luis Tejada 3B — 12-for-30 (.400) on road trip with a double and 2 RBIs.
8. #21 Jose Ruiz C — On a season-long 5-G hitting streak; .373 AVG in July.
9. #20 Rey Bruguera — Last hit was July 15 vs. Lake County. 0-for-his-last-11.
* Left-Handed Batter