Fort Wayne (25-18) faces South Bend (26-16) in a doubleheader at Parkview Field today. The first pitch of the two seven-inning games is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the matchups.
Last time out
Silver Hawks 4, TinCaps 2
Game One -- On the mound
TinCaps: Justin Hancock (2-0), RHP -- 1.35 season ERA
Silver Hawks: Brad Allen (1-2), RHP -- 5.74 season ERA
Game Two -- On the mound
TinCaps: Zach Eflin (1-3), RHP -- 4.73 season ERA
Silver Hawks: Robert Coe (0-1), RHP -- 3.86 season ERA
On the air
Broadcast: XFINITY 81
Radio: The Fan 1380 or TheFanFortWayne.com, with coverage starting at 5:45 p.m. for the first game.
News and notes
- This will be the first doubleheader of the season for Fort Wayne. The TinCaps are making up a game that was rained out in South Bend during an away series early in the season.
- TinCaps manager Jose Valentin was not pleased with his team's performance in the 4-1 loss Wednesday. You can read about his comments on the team here, see the full interview here and read our notebook on Maxx Tissenbaum's first home run since July 28, 2012, here. We also have a video interview with Tissenbaum here.
- These will be the second and third games in a seven-game stand against the top two teams in the Midwest League Eastern Division, the Silver Hawks and the Bowling Green Hot Rods. After the Wednesday loss, the TinCaps are two games back from the Hot Rods, and South Bend is a half-game behind Bowling Green.