Fort Wayne TinCaps (26-25) vs. South Bend Cubs (31-18)
LHP Thomas Dorminy (0-0, 3.27) vs. LHP Kyle Twomey (1-3, 5.05)
YESTERDAY AFTERNOON: Fort Wayne nearly overcame a 5-0 deficit at the end of the fifth, but lost at Lake County, 5-4. The TinCaps rallied with 3 runs in the ninth, but had the tying run thrown out at the plate and left the tying and go-ahead runs on base.
ROSTER MOVES: The Padres have transferred right-handed pitcher Angel Mejia to Extended Spring Training. Taking his spot on the roster, San Diego has called up lefty Nathan Foriest from Extended. On Monday, 2B/SS Peter Van Gansen was activated off the Disabled List, while OF Mason Smith was transferred to Double-A San Antonio.
ROAD TRIP RECAP: The TinCaps went 3-4 on their trip after dropping 2 of 3 at Lansing and splitting with Lake County. The journey started and ended with 1-run losses.
CLOSE CALLS: The TinCaps have played a MWL-high 22 1-run games. Fort Wayne is 9-13 in those games with 3 of the losses coming against South Bend.
TIDWELL’S TEAR: Kodie Tidwell is on a career-long 10-game hitting streak after he doubled, singled, and plated 2 runs on Monday. He’s 15-for-44 (.341 average) over the stretch with 1 HR, 1 3B, 5 2B, 6 R, 6 RBI, and 4 SB. It’s sprung his batting average 59 points and more than doubled his extra-base hit total from his first 28 games this year. During the streak, Tidwell has played 2B, SS, LF, and DH-ed.
BRINGING PEÑA TO OPPONENTS: Jhonatan Peña continued his recent hot streak with an RBI single on Monday. Since May 21, the 22-year-old has raised his batting average 51 points. Over his last 6 games, Peña is 10-for-24 (.417) with 1 HR, 2 2B, and 8 RBI.
AMONG THE BEST: TinCaps position players are among the Midwest League leaders in the following categories…
· Batting Average: Austin Allen (.344) — 1st
· On-Base Percentage: Austin Allen (.424) — 3rd
· Games: Michael Gettys (50) — 1st
· Hit By Pitch: Michael Gettys (9) — 1st
· Outfield Assists: Michael Gettys (10) — 1st
· Stolen Bases: Michael Gettys (22) — T-1st
UPCOMING PARKVIEW FIELD PROMOTIONS
Thursday: Colts At-Bat With the TinCaps / Thirsty Thursday™ presented by Rudy’s*
Friday: 90s Nickelodeon Night presented by Shindigz*
Saturday: The Amazing Christopher*
Sunday: Postgame Autographs presented by MetroPCS