Saturday, April 08, 2017 5:30 pm
Game 3: TinCaps (1-1) vs. Bowling Green (1-1)
CHRIS GOFF | The Journal Gazette
The TinCaps have desirable weather for their home opener, with clear and sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60s. This will be the 25th home opener in franchise history. Fort Wayne is 17-7 in the first 24 home openers.
Austin Smith is the starting pitcher for the TinCaps, who continue their two-city, four-game series against Bowling Green. In Kentucky, the TinCaps won the season opener 4-1 Thursday, before falling 6-4 on Friday.
Smith, the 20-year-old Florida native, went 4-6 with a 5.26 ERA for low-A Fort Wayne last year. The Hot Rods counter with Peter Bayer, a righty drafted in the ninth round of last summer's amateur draft.
Bowling Green is an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Here is the lineup for Fort Wayne.
Jack Suwinski LF
Reinaldo Ilarraza 2B
Fernando Tatis Jr. SS
Jorge Ona RF
Hudson Potts 3B
Buddy Reed CF
Eguy Rosario DH
Brad Zunica 1B
Marcus Greene Jr. C
And here is the Hot Rods' lineup.
Miles Mastrobuoni SS
Eleardo Cabrera RF
Mike Brosseau 2B
Garrett Whitley LF
Jonah Heim C
Jesus Sanchez CF
Rene Pinto DH
Robbie Tenerowicz 3B