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TinCaps Game Information: April 21 at Dayton Dragons (Reds)

April 21, 2024 - Midwest League (MWL)
Fort Wayne TinCaps News Release


Fort Wayne TinCaps (7-6) @ Dayton Dragons (6-8)

Sunday, April 21 | 1:05 p.m. | Day Air Ballpark | Dayton, Ohio

RHP Braden Nett (No. 22 Padres Prospect) vs. RHP Javi Rivera

Video: Bally Live app (FREE) & MiLB.TV | Radio: 1380 The Fan & 100.9 FM / TinCaps.com

YESTERDAY: The TinCaps won their third in a row, overcoming a 3-1 deficit to prevail, 7-5. Devin Ortiz broke a 5-5 tie in the ninth with a 2-run homer.

CLOSE CALLS: Of Fort Wayne's first 13 games, only 1 has been decided by more than 3 runs. The 'Caps have played 7 1-run games, 3 2-run games, and 2 3-run games.

PITCHING PROWESS: In the Midwest League, the TinCaps rank 3rd in K/9 (10.7) and ERA (3.75)... Fort Wayne relievers have a 2.71 ERA, 2nd best among bullpens.

DEFENSE: TinCaps catchers lead the MWL in caught stealing % at 35% (the league average is 17%). Ethan Salas leads the circuit having thrown out 5 runners trying to steal, while Anthony Vilar has caught 3 runners, which ranks 6th... As a team, the TinCaps have only committed 7 errors, the 2nd fewest in the 12-team league.

NICK McCLAUGHRY: Leading off for 1st time in MiLB career.

LUCAS DUNN: Coming off 1st multi-hit and multi-RBI game of the season, including a 427 foot homer to center.

GRIFFIN DOERSCHING: In the MWL, ranks 2nd in HR (3), 3rd in TB (29), 6th in 2B (4), 9th in H (16), and 10th in SLG (.558).

ALBERT FABIAN: In the MWL, ranks 6th in 2B (4).. .2 hits each of last 3 games.

DEVIN ORTIZ: 6-game on-base streak dating back to last Sunday.

KAI MURPHY: In the MWL, ranks 5th in 2B (5) and RBis (11)... Had the first 4-hit game of his MiLB career Friday night... The last TinCap to have 4 hits in a game was Lucas Dunn on July 16 @ Great Lakes... Prior to that, it was Nerwilian Cedeño and Jackson Merrill vs. West Michigan on July 4... Colton Bender had 4 hits against Lake County April 15, 2023.

JARRYD DALE: 4-game hitting streak and 5-game on-base streak to begin his season.


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