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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.

And here we go

Tied with West Michigan for the last playoff spot out of the Midwest League's Eastern Division -- both teams are 35-30 in the second half -- the TinCaps are putting Todd Privett and his 3-3 record and 3.60 ERA on the mound tonight at Parkview Field.

His opponent: Mike Bolsinger, who is 6-6 with a 2.73 ERA for South Bend.

So we have a battle of .500 pitchers.

Fort Wayne has lost four in a row. South Bend has won 5 of 6.

I guess that's advantage Silver Hawks, but we'll see.