TinCaps Game Notes: August 1 vs. West Michigan (Game 104)
Fort Wayne TinCaps (20-15, 52-51) vs. West Michigan (19-15, 52-51)
RHP Dinelson Lamet (3-5, 3.51) vs. RHP Jeff Thompson (4-9, 4.50)
Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 - Parkview Field - First Pitch 7:05 p.m. - Game 104
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ABOUT LAST NIGHT: The TinCaps erased a 1-0 lead in the ninth to walk off against the Whitecaps, 2-1. Luis Tejada tied the game with an RBI single. Later, with the bases loaded and one out, Edwin Moreno bunted back to the mound. West Michigan reliever Dominic Moreno mishandled the ball, allowing Franchy Cordero, who also had reached on an error, to score the game-winning run. Not to be forgotten, Thomas Dorminy allowed only four baserunners over a career-high tying seven innings and Kyle McGrath pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn the victory on his 23rd birthday.
FIRST PLACE: With Friday night's win, the TinCaps now lead the Whitecaps by a half-game for first place with 35 games remaining.
WALK IT OFF: While Friday was the second time the Whitecaps lost 2-1 in walk-off fashion over their last nine games, it was the TinCaps' sixth walk-off win of the year. Half of Fort Wayne's walkoffs have come on bunts. For more on the team's tight finishes, see Page 9.
STANDING ROOM ONLY: Friday night's crowd of 8,194 was Parkview Field's 15th sellout of the season. Another standing room only crowd is expected tonight.
MONTH IN REVIEW: The TinCaps went 17-12 in July - their most wins in a month this season. Here's a review of their performance and where it ranks in both their 8-team division and the 16-team league...
- Offense: .275 AVG (1st / 2nd)
- Pitching: 2.67 ERA (1st / 3rd)
CLINIC: This morning, TinCaps players gave a free baseball clinic for members of the Apple Corps Kids Club.
THE OTHER GUYS: West Michigan's roster features seven Top 30 Tigers prospects, per MLB.com... No. 3 - OF Derek Hill (DL)...
No. 7 RHS Spencer Turnbull... No. 12 OF Christin Stewart...
No. 16 RHR Joe Jimenez... No. 20 RHS Artie Lewicki...
No. 21 OF Mike Gerber... No. 25 3B Zach Shepherd.
MWL EASTERN DIVISION SECOND HALF PLAYOFF PICTURE:
Place Team W-L GB GB Wild Card
1. FORT WAYNE 20-15 - -
2. West Michigan 19-15 0.5 -
3. Bowling Green 19-16 1.0 0.5
T4. Dayton 17-18 3.0 1.5
T4. Lansing* 17-18 3.0 1.5
6. Lake County 16-18 3.5 2.0
7. South Bend 16-19 4.0 3.5
8. Great Lakes** 15-20 5.0 4.5
* First Half Division Winner ** First Half Wild Card Winner
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