Fort Wayne TinCaps (27-25) vs. South Bend Cubs (31-19)
RHP J.C. Cosme (4-2, 3.07) vs. RHP Adbert Alzolay (4-1, 3.05)
Wednesday, June 1 — Parkview Field — First Pitch 11:05 a.m. — Game 53
LAST NIGHT: The TinCaps opened this 6-game homestand with a 5-1 win over the Cubs. After South Bend scored an unearned run in the second, Kodie Tidwell tied the game with a solo home run in the fourth. Fort Wayne broke the 1-1 tie with a 3-run seventh and added an insurance run in the eighth.
MAY MEMORIES: The TinCaps went 15-15 in May after a 12-10 April. Fort Wayne hit .225 as a team (down from .256 in April) with a 2.92 ERA (down from 3.45 in April). That 2.92 ERA was the second lowest in the MWL behind only West Michigan’s 2.72. That .225 batting average, however, was third lowest in the MWL — ahead of just Burlington (.215) and Great Lakes (.217).
TIDWELL’S TEAR: Kodie Tidwell is on a career-long 11-game hitting streak after his second homer in 3 days on Tuesday. He’s 16-for-48 (.333 average) over the stretch with 2 HR, 1 3B, 5 2B, 7 R, 7 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 a go-ahead RBI single on Tuesday. Since May 21, the 22-year-old has raised his batting average 52 points. Over the last 7 games, Peña is 11-for-28 (.393) with 1 HR, 2 2B, and 9 RBI.
AMONG THE BEST: TinCaps position players are among the Midwest League leaders in the following categories…
· Batting Average: Austin Allen (.333) — 2nd
· On-Base Percentage: Austin Allen (.413) — 4th
· Games: Michael Gettys (51) — 1st
· Hit By Pitch: Michael Gettys (9) — 1st
· Outfield Assists: Michael Gettys (10) — 1st
· Stolen Bases: Michael Gettys (22) — T-1st
ON THIS DAY: In 1925, Lou Gehrig began his streak of 2,130 consecutive games played when he entered as a pinch hitter for the Yankees against the Washington Senators. Cal Ripken broke Gehrig’s streak in 1995, as he played in 2,632 consecutive games from 1982-1998. Fort Wayne’s Michael Gettys has played in a league-leading 51 games this year, including 45 straight games.
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