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Full Count

  • TinCaps' groundskeeper honored
    TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, an honor he also landed in 2013.
  • TinCaps named Ballpark Digest's team of the year
    Citing sustained success and an "amazing" commitment to community service, the online trade magazine Ballpark Digest recognized the TinCaps as its 2014 team of the year.
  • Ex-TinCap Mallex Smith voted minors' top offensive player
    Mallex Smith, who was the TinCaps' center fielder for the 2013 season and the first half of 2014, was voted by fans as the top offensive player in the minor leagues during the past season.

Making moves

Jose Flores tinkered with the TinCaps lineup, moving clean-up hitter Nate Freiman down one slot to fifth. Jason Hagerty hit fourth.

Freiman went 1 for 3 with an RBI on a sacrifice fly in Fort Wayne's 4-3 victory. Hagerty went 1 for 4 with a run scored.

Freiman had been in the No. 4 spot for all 51 of starts this season.

"I wanted to take a little bit of pressure off of Freiman hitting in the four hole," Flores said. "The last few games we had in Bowling Green we had situations where he'd come up with runners in scoring position and just didn't get that big hit. Not taking anything away from him, he's one of our horses, he's out there every day, he's working hard and trying to get through it. I just wanted to shake it up a little bit and see what it looks like with him hitting behind Hagerty."