FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The TinCaps out-hit the Cubs on a cold Saturday evening at Parkview Field, but fell 9-2 in game two of the three game series.
Although rain delayed the game 1 hour and 56 minutes, Parkview Field hosted its 199th consecutive game without a postponement. The last rainout in Fort Wayne was May 31, 2012.
On Saturday, the visitors got on the board first in the second inning. Four runs came across the plate after Fort Wayne (5-9) starter Ernesto Montas (L, 1-2) walked three batters and allowed a hit.
Montas was then relieved in the third inning for right-hander Yimmi Brasoban, but the two combined to yield three more runs in the frame.
Fort Wayne went into the fourth down 7-0. South Bend (8-9) extended its lead to eight runs when Trey Martin scored from third base on a wild pitch. Cael Brockmeyer then plated Chesny Young on a base hit to centerfield to push the deficit to 9-0.
The home team broke the shutout in the bottom of the fourth inning. Michael Gettys tripled with one out, and two batters later Nick Torres drove him in. The Lakewood, California native finished with two hits, his eighth multi-hit game of the year.
TinCaps lefty Kyle McGrath and right-hander Wilson Santos silenced the Cubs bats the rest of the way. McGrath hurled three shutout innings and struck out five batters. Santos followed with two scoreless frames and fanned a pair.
Fort Wayne added one more run in the bottom of the ninth. Torres began the inning with a double and later came home to score when Trae Santos grounded out to the shortstop Young.
Despite the loss, the TinCaps out-hit the Cubs 6-3. Fort Wayne can win the series on Sunday afternoon at 3:05 p.m. Manager Francisco Morales plans to throw left-handed pitcher Taylor Cox (0-1, 5.73 ERA) against South Bend’s righty Ryan Williams. The game can be heard on ESPN Radio 1380, TinCaps.com, and the TuneIn Radio app, and seen on Comcast Network 81.
Fans who had a ticket for Saturday’s game (April 25) at Parkview Field are invited to turn it in at the Parkview Field Ticket Office for any regular season non-fireworks game for the remainder of the 2015 season, based on availability.
That offer is good both for the fans who waited through a rain delay in chilly weather, as well as for those who had a ticket but opted not to attend.
“I’d like to express a big thanks to the TinCaps fans who came out tonight,” said TinCaps President Mike Nutter. “We appreciate you all. It’s another example of how Fort Wayne has the best fans in Minor League Baseball. And for those who didn’t come out because of the weather, we understand that, too.”
The TinCaps continue their six-game homestand Sunday afternoon with a 3:05 p.m. game against the South Bend Cubs. After a day off Monday, the team hosts the Cincinnati Reds-affiliated Dayton Dragons from Tuesday through Thursday.
Tickets are available online at TinCapsTickets.com, by calling 260-482-6400, or by visiting the Parkview Field Ticket Office.