South Bend got one run in the top of the sixth inning, preventing a shutout in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the TinCaps at Parkview Field on Wednesday. But in reality, the Silver Hawks were lucky to score at least once.
TinCaps starting pitcher Frank Garces was the victim of poor Fort Wayne defense in the sixth, and consequently left with one out in the sixth inning.
South Bend's Raul Navarro reached when TinCaps third baseman Duanel Jones, on a running throw to first, sailed it high for a throwing error. Garces coaxed a ground ball out that moved Navarro to second. But when Matt Helm hit a little flair into center field, TinCaps center fielder Travis Jankowski took one step back, which caused him to be too late to catch the ball that dropped in front of him for a hit that moved Navarro to third.
After Garces was replaced on the mound, Johnny Barbato allowed a South Bend single that drove in Navarro. Instead of being out of the inning after the errant throw and misjudged fly ball, the Silver Hawks scored an unearned run.
Scheduled pitchers for Thursday night's game are Chris Fetter, who joined the TinCaps July 18 and has no stats, and South Bend's Tyler Green (2-5, 3.79 ERA).