Fort Wayne TinCaps (26-24) @ Lake County Captains (28-22)
RHP Jake Nix (0-1, 2.35) vs. RHP Matt Esparza (4-2, 4.37)
Monday, May 30 — Classic Park (Eastlake, Ohio) — First Pitch 1:00 p.m. — Game 51
YESTERDAY AFTERNOON: The TinCaps raced out to a 9-0 lead through 3 1/2 innings and cruised to beat the Captains, 9-3.
MEMORIAL DAY: At 3 p.m. today, a National Moment of Remembrance will take place across the country. All MLB and MiLB games will be stopped for a moment of silence to honor those who have died while serving in our nation’s armed forces.
PHENOMENAL FRANCE: Ty France set career highs with 4 hits and 4 RBIs on Sunday. France singled 3 times and homered in his first at-bat. It was his first long ball since April 22.
PEÑA’S BIG WEEK: Jhonatan Peña had his second 3-hit game of the season on Sunday, collecting 2 singles and a double. Since May 21, the 22-year-old has raised his batting average 49 points up to .212. Over his last 5 games, Peña is 9-for-20 with 1 HR and 7 RBI.
TIDWELL’S TEAR: Kodie Tidwell is on a career-long 9-game hitting streak after he tripled and homered on Sunday. He’s 13-for-40 (.325 average) over the stretch with 1 HR, 1 3B, 4 2B, 6 R, 4 RBI, and 3 SB. It’s sprung his batting average 50 points and doubled his double total from his first 28 games this year. During the streak, Tidwell has played second base, shortstop, left field, and DH-ed.
GETTYS GETS ON: Michael Gettys is riding a season-long 13-game on-base streak after singling Sunday. Over the last 13 games, Gettys is 16-for-46 (.348 AVG) with 6 R and 6 RBI. He’s hit 1 HR, 3 3B, and 1 2B (.565 SLG), with 5 SB, 5 BB, and 3 HBP (.444 OBP). See below where Gettys ranks among the best in the league.
AMONG THE BEST: TinCaps position players are among the Midwest League leaders in the following categories…
· Batting Average: Austin Allen (.352) — 1st
· On-Base Percentage: Austin Allen (.429) — 3rd
· Games: Michael Gettys (49) — 1st
· Hit By Pitch: Michael Gettys (9) — 1st
· Outfield Assists: Michael Gettys (10) — 1st
· Stolen Bases: Michael Gettys (21) — 2nd