Fort Wayne TinCaps (28-17, 60-53) vs. Quad Cities River Bandits (29-16, 74-39)
RHP Dinelson Lamet (3-6, 3.36) vs. RHP Agapito Barrios (1-0, 0.00)
Thursday, August 13, 2015 — Parkview Field — First Pitch 7:05 p.m. — Game 114
ABOUT LAST NIGHT: The TinCaps shut out the River Bandits, 2-0. Fort Wayne scored a run in the first when Franchy Cordero drew a bases-loaded walk. The TinCaps later added an insurance run in the eighth on a Ruddy Giron RBI single. Pete Kelich, in his first start at Parkview Field since undergoing Tommy John Surgery in May 2014, went 5 innings on the mound for the win. Taylor Cox, T.J. Weir, and Yimmi Brasoban nailed it down from there out of the bullpen.
00000000: Wednesday was Fort Wayne’s 8th shutout victory of the season. All have come since May 31. Over that time, the TinCaps are tied with Quad Cities for the most shutouts in the MWL.
BEST IN THE MIDWEST MEET: The TinCaps have won 4 straight and 12 of their last 14 games, while the River Bandits have won 12 of 15. Fort Wayne is in first place in the Eastern Division in the second half, while Quad Cities has the best record in the MWL this season. In fact, the Bandits have the best record in all of baseball right now.
HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE: The TinCaps have won 9 games in a row at Parkview Field going back to July 17. On the year, Fort Wayne’s 36 home Ws are second to only Quad Cities’ 37 in the MWL.
BULLPEN BIG: Fort Wayne’s pen threw 4 scoreless inning Wednesday. Over the last 14 games (12-2 record), the bullpen has allowed 4 earned runs in 43 2/3 innings. That equates to a 0.82 ERA.
VANMETER’S RETURN: After returning to the TinCaps from the disabled list (broken left leg) on Tuesday, Josh VanMeter hit and played second on Wednesday. The Ossian, Ind., native went 1-for-3 with a walk. He scored Fort Wayne’s first run and helped set the second up with a single — his first hit here since Opening Day.
PADRES PRESENCE: Currently here: Director, Player Development Sam Geaney, Field and Hitting Coordinator Luis Ortiz, Roving Pitching Coordinator Gorman Heimueller, Infield Coordinator Eddie Rodriguez, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator Jordan Wolf.
MWL EASTERN DIVISION SECOND HALF PLAYOFF PICTURE:
Place Team W-L GB GB WC Streak
1. FORT WAYNE 28-17 — — W4
2. West Michigan 25-19 2.5 — W1
3. Lansing* 24-21 4.0 1.5 L1
4. South Bend 22-23 6.0 3.5 W1
5. Bowling Green 22-23 6.0 3.5 W2
6. Lake County 21-23 6.5 4.0 W1
7. Dayton 19-26 9.0 6.5 L2
8. Great Lakes** 19-26 9.0 6.5 W1
* First Half Division Winner ** First Half Wild Card Winner