The TinCaps came within an out of getting no hits in a game for the first time in franchise history Thursday. It took some time for the bats to warm up Friday. By then, it was too late.
Fort Wayne finished with eight hits in a 9-4 loss to Lansing. Five of the hits came in the last three innings with the team already down 9-2.
"We left a lot of pitches up over the plate and didn't get in enough the way we should have to control that. It looked like they were sitting on good pitches and when they got them, they didn't miss them, especially pitches that were left up," TinCaps manager Jose Flores said.
"It goes to show, it doesn't matter how hard you throw, you have to get the ball in there and move their feet a little bit to let your other stuff work."
The Lugnuts had no problem offensively, collecting 16 hits. That's the most hits the TinCaps have allowed this season.
Fort Wayne has lost four in a row, its longest losing streak of the year.