Fort Wayne TinCaps (23-22) @ Lansing Lugnuts (23-20)
RHP Jake Nix (0-0, 2.10) vs. LHP Ryan Borucki (0-1, 3.27)
Wednesday, May 25 — Cooley Law School Stadium — First Pitch 10:35 a.m. — Game 46
LAST NIGHT: Lansing claimed the opener in this 3-game series, 4-3. Gunnar Heidt’s slow roller toward second in the ninth scored Lane Thomas from second for the walk-off win. TinCaps starter Enyel De Los Santos surrendered only 1 hit and 1 walk over 6 innings.
GETTYS STAYS HOT: With 3 hits Tuesday, center fielder Michael Gettys is now on a season-long 8-game hitting streak. (See below where he ranks among MWL leaders.) Over this stretch, Gettys is 13-for-28 (.464 average) with 4 runs and 5 RBIs. He’s hit 3 triples and a double (.714 slugging), while swiping 4 bases and drawing 2 walks (.531 on-base). On Tuesday, Gettys also recorded his ninth outfield assist of the season.
PITCHING ON POINT: The TinCaps’ 2.97 ERA is tied with West Michigan for the lowest in the Eastern Division. Over their last 10 games, Fort Wayne’s 5 starters have allowed a total of 8 runs in 54 innings. That equates to a 1.33 ERA. (This includes the spot start Angel Mejia made on May 14.)
AMONG THE BEST: TinCaps position players are among the Midwest League leaders in the following categories…
· Batting Average: Austin Allen (.322) — 6th
· On-Base Percentage: Austin Allen (.409) — 5th
· Games: Michael Gettys (44) — 1st
· Stolen Bases: Michael Gettys (19) — 2nd
· Runs Scored: Michael Gettys (27) — T-3rd
· Hit By Pitch: Michael Gettys (8) — 1st
· Outfield Assists: Michael Gettys (9) — T-1st
LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT: Over their last 9 games, the TinCaps have alternated wins and losses.
CLOSE CALLS: After Tuesday night, the TinCaps are 8-12 in 1-run games. Fort Wayne has played the most 1-run games in the Midwest League. Burlington ranks second with 17.
WAKE UP: Today’s 10:35 a.m. start is the earliest game of the season for the TinCaps.
GET OUT THE VOTE: Today is the final day of voting in the Quarterfinals of Ballpark Digest’s “Best of the Ballparks” Bracket. Fort Wayne’s Parkview Field — the 2 seed in Low-A — is matched up against South Bend’s Four Winds Field, the 7 seed. Fans can click here to vote. (The winner of this Hoosier matchup will advance to take on either Columbia’s Spirit Communications Park or Dayton’s Fifth Third Field.)