The TinCaps play the rubber match of a three-game series against West Michigan at 7:10 tonight. The scheduled starters are Matt Wisler for Fort Wayne and Chad Smith for West Michigan. With 11 regular season games remaining, the TinCaps currently qualify as the second half wild card in the Eastern Division. Airtime tonight is 6:50 on NewsTalk 1190 WOWO and 92.3 FM, also on WOWO.com. The TinCaps also made the following roster moves: Right-hander Daniel Cropper was placed on the disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 21st. Cropper, 24, is 5-1 with a 4.05 ERA in 41 relief appearances this season with Fort Wayne. In 46 2/3 innings, he has struck out 49 batters and walked 11. The Snow Hill, Md., native was signed by the Padres as a non-drafted free agent on June 24, 2011.
Left-hander Jeremy Gigliotti was activated from the disabled list at Advanced-A Lake Elsinore and transferred to Fort Wayne. Gigliotti, 24, was 1-1 with a 3.88 ERA in 14 relief appearances with Lake Elsinore. In 16 innings, he struck out 12 and walked three. The Eason, Pennsylvania, native was selected in the 19th round of the 2011 draft. Last season he went 4-3 with a 3.82 ERA in 23 relief appearances with short-season Eugene of the Northwest League.