Fort Wayne TinCaps (31-26) @ Bowling Green Hot Rods (29-27)
RHP J.C. Cosme (5-2, 2.93) vs. RHP Roel Ramirez (2-3, 5.68)
Tuesday, June 7 — Bowling Green Ballpark — First Pitch 7:35 p.m. — Game 58
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: The TinCaps beat Dayton, 4-1, in the rubber match of their series.
ROSTER MOVES: The Padres announced on Tuesday that righty relievers Phil Maton and Trey Wingenter have been promoted from the TinCaps to the Advanced-A Lake Elsinore Storm. In turn, San Diego has sent righties Corey Kimber and Elvin Liriano to the TinCaps from Extended Spring Training. (See Page 7 for more.)
HEATING UP: The TinCaps have won 8 of their last 11 games. Fort Wayne went 5-1 on its homestand last week. At 31-26, the TinCaps are 5 games above .500 for just the second time this season and for the first time since the start of the day on May 10.
COMING FROM BEHIND: The TinCaps have seen their opponent score first in 7 consecutive games, and 35 of 57 games this season. Fort Wayne has managed to come from behind in 15 of its 31 wins this year, including 5 times during this past homestand.
PITCHING WINS: The TinCaps allowed a total of 12 runs over their 6-game homestand. On the season, Fort Wayne’s 2.99 ERA ranks third in the MWL. Interestingly, the Hot Rods lead the league in runs, averaging 5.0 per game.
FRANCE AT FIRST: Not only is Ty France playing first base for the TinCaps, he might as well be living there. France has reached base in 7 of his last 8 plate appearances with 5 walks, a single, and a hit by pitch. France has drawn 33 walks on the season – third most in the MWL. He’s also been hit by 9 pitches – tied with Michael Gettys for the most in the league.
TIDWELL TURNS UP: Kodie Tidwell is on a 17-game on-base streak going back to May 13. It’s the longest such streak of the season for a TinCap. He’s hit safely in 15 of those games. Over this time, Tidwell has slashed .303/.378/.500 with 11 runs, 7 RBIs, 5 doubles, 1 triple, and 2 home runs. He’s walked 7 times, been hit by a pitch, and stolen 5 bases, as he’s raised his batting average 59 points and his on-base percentage 53 points to .237 and .321, respectively. Tidwell has played 2B, 3B, SS, and LF, and also DH-ed.
NO PEÑA, NO GAIN: The TinCaps’ 8-3 stretch has coincided with the awakening of Jhonatan Peña. The outfielder woke up on May 25 with a .161 batting average, no home runs, and 3 RBIs. Over the last 12 games, Peña is 19-for-47 (.404) with a homer and 11 RBIs. He also has 3 doubles and a triple during the stretch with 5 runs scored. The 22-year-old has raised his batting average 82 points up to .243, his on-base 64 points to .284, and his slugging 125 points to .329.
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