Fort Wayne TinCaps (15-21, 51-55) vs. Lansing Lugnuts (18-18, 54-52)
RHP Austin Smith (3-5, 4.21) vs. RHP Josh DeGraaf (5-6, 2.98)
Monday, August 1 — Parkview Field — First Pitch 7:05 p.m. — Game 107
YESTERDAY AFTERNOON: The TinCaps walked off against the Lugnuts for a second day in a row, 3-2. Fort Wayne scored twice in the ninth, including a game-winning infield single from Tyler Selesky. On the mound, top Padres prospect Anderson Espinoza tossed 5 scoreless innings in his Parkview Field debut.
WINNING STREAK: The TinCaps have now won 5 games in a row, which is tied for their longest winning streak of the season. Fort Wayne also won 5 straight from June 4-9. The last time the TinCaps won 6 consecutive games was Aug. 8-19, 2015, when they tied a franchise record winning 10 in a row.
WALK-OFF WINS THIS YEAR: (1) Yesterday.
(2) Saturday: Carlos Belen RBI triple in 15th
(3) June 28 vs. DAY: Peter Van Gansen walk in 9th
(4) June 2 vs. SB: Cubs’ Jesse Hodges commits error in 9th
(5) April 26 vs. PEO: Kodie Tidwell RBI single in 10th
CONSECUTIVE WALK-OFFS: The last time the TinCaps won consecutive walk-off games was July 31-Aug. 11, 2015, when they did it 4 straight times (July 31, Aug. 1, 2, and after a road trip, the 11th). Fort Wayne set a franchise record last year with 11 walkoffs.
ROSTER MOVES — WHO’S ON TODAY:
– LHP Thomas Dorminy (from Short Season-A Tri-City)
– RHP Will Stillman (from Short Season-A Tri-City)
– RHP Braxton Lorenzini (from Short Season-A Tri-City)
ROSTER MOVES — WHO’S OFF TODAY:
– LHP José Castillo (to Short Season-A Tri-City)
– RHP Corey Kimber (to Short Season-A Tri-City)
– RHP Jesse Scholtens (to Short Season-A Tri-City)
MORE NEW FACES: With the additions of RHP Will Stillman and RHP Braxton Lorenzini, the TinCaps have now had 54 different players on their roster this season ( 22 position players, 32 pitchers). Last year the Padres used 45 players in Fort Wayne all year.
COLLEGE COLLABORATION: Some TinCaps hitters took an early round of batting practice on the field today with IPFW Assistant Coach Connor Lawhead throwing.
FORMER TINCAP ON THE GO: RHP Colin Rea, who pitched for the TinCaps in 2012 and ’13, was traded by the Padres to the Marlins on Friday. Today, Miami dealt him back to San Diego.
PARKVIEW FIELD PROMOTIONS:
Tonight: Jake the Diamond Dog, Family Feast Night, Fireworks
Tomorrow: Donnelly Day (U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly)