The Fort Wayne TinCaps (3-0) dominated the Great Lakes Loons (0-3) in their Saturday outing, and will look to do the same today. First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. in Midlands, Mich. Here's a look ahead at the game.
Last time out
TinCaps 13, Loons 0
On the mound
TinCaps: Zach Eflin, RHP – 7.71 career ERA
Loons: Carlos Frias, RHP – 4.73 career ERA
On the air
Broadcast by 1380 The Fan begins at 2:45 p.m. Listeners can also find the broadcast at TheFanFortWayne.com.
News and notes
- This is the third time in nearly a decade that the TinCaps have started a season 3-0. They've done so by putting up eight runs per outing in an admittedly small sample size, while giving out four runs in their first three games. A win today would also be Fort Wayne's first sweep of a four-game series since 2010.
- Eflin and Frias are very different, both in their career trajectories and results thus far. Eflin, an 18-year-old, will start his first game for Fort Wayne after a rookie league stint in the Arizona League. Frias is more of a journeyman around the lower levels of the minor leagues. His time with the Dodgers organization began in 2007, and the native of the Dominican Republic has seen plenty of ups and downs throughout his career, including a 1.81 ERA in his first season as a pro and a 12.71 with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes last season.
- Jeremy Baltz has been on a tear through the first three games, batting .429 to lead the team among players with more than five at-bats. Baltz has eight RBIs and six hits in 14 appearances at the plate, including two home runs and two doubles. The outfielder was a second-round draft choice by the Padres in the 2012 Amateur Draft out of St. John's University.