Fort Wayne TinCaps (20-29 – 7th, 56-63) @ Dayton Dragons (16-33 – 8th, 37-82)
LHP Thomas Dorminy (3-3, 3.10) vs. RHP Austin Orewiler (2-11, 4.05)
Monday, Aug. 15 — Fifth Third Field — First Pitch 7:00 p.m. — Game 120
YESTERDAY AFTERNOON: Fort Wayne fell in the finale of its 4-game series with Bowling Green, 2-1. The TinCaps and Hot Rods split the set, with Bowling Green book-ending its visit with victories. After allowing 2 runs in the second, Fort Wayne finally got on the board with a run in the eighth and had the bases loaded with 1 out but was unable to scor. The TinCaps had the tying run thrown out at the plate in the ninth, stranding runners at second and third.
MWL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Third baseman Carlos Belen was named Midwest League Player of the Week today for his performance from Aug. 7-14. The award is selected by MiLB.com’s staff. From last Monday through Sunday, Belen went 10-for-25 (.400) with 3 home runs and 6 RBIs. He also scored 6 runs. It was a nice bounce back for the 20-year-old after he started the month 0-for-25. Belen is now the third TinCap to receive Player of the Week honors this year, following Austin Allen (April 7-17) and Jhonatan Peña (June 23-26).
ROSTER MOVE: Today the Padres promoted left-handed pitcher José Castillo to the Advanced-A Lake Elsinore Storm. Castillo had a 2.28 ERA over 9 relief appearances. He had 35 strikeouts in 23.2 IP, while only walking 4.
ANOTHER ONE: Castillo makes 16 TinCaps this season who’ve received promotions and are now with either Lake Elsinore or the Double-A San Antonio Missions.
REALLY BIG TEAM: Hunter Redman made his TinCaps debut yesterday behind the plate, becoming Fort Wayne’s 55th player to appear in a game this year. The Padres have used 23 different position players and 32 pitchers here (in comparison to 45 in 2015).
CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR: Sunday was Fort Wayne’s league-leading 48th 1-run game of the year. The TinCaps are 22-26 in such games. Those 26 1-run losses are also a league high.
ALLEN AIMS TO START NEW STREAK: Catcher Austin Allen had a franchise record 24-game hitting streak end on Saturday, as he went 0-for-3 (but did have a game-tying sac fly in the ninth). He’s tied with Francisco Mejia (LC) for the longest streak in the MWL in 2016.
EASTERN DIVISION SECOND HALF WILD CARD RACE
Team W-L GB
Lansing 26-23 —
Great Lakes 21-27 4.5
Lake County 20-28 5.5
Fort Wayne 20-29 6.0
Dayton 16-33 10.0
South Bend (division winner) and West Michigan (wild card) clinched playoff spots in the first half. Bowling Green leads in the second half.