Mark Hardy is on the mound as the TinCaps open a three-game series with Cedar Rapids at Parkview Field. Hardy is 6-7 with a 2.66 ERA. He is making 12th start of the year, and his 20th appearance. He has won his last three starts. Cory Spangenberg makes his Parkview Field debut. The Padres picked Spangenberg No. 10 overall in this year's draft. He is batting second in the lineup. Spangenberg is 2 for 22 (.091) since joining Fort Wayne on July 12.