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Thursday's pitching matchup, notes

The pitching matchup for tonight's game will pit the TinCaps' Adys Portillo against South Bend's Blake Perry, who are both right-handers.

Portillo is 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA for Fort Wayne, while Perry is 3-3 with a 4.62 ERA.

Portillo had one previous start this season for Fort Wayne, going 2 2/3 innings June 15 at West Michigan and giving up eight hits, four runs (two earned) and striking out three and walking two.

Portillo is in Fort Wayne on a rehab assignment from San Diego.

In the first half of the season, South Bend (44-25) finished a game ahead of Fort Wayne (43-26) in the Midwest League standings.

In other TinCaps/Parkview Field news:

The team announced Parkview Field is ranked No. 4 in the 2013 Top-10 Vegetarian-Friendly Minor League Ballparks poll conducted by PETA.

Parkview Field climbed two spots in the rankings from a year ago, when Parkview Field finished sixth.

PETA collected information from the food-service departments of minor league teams throughout the United States and created a point system to calculate their rankings.

Factors valued by PETA included how hearty the vegetarian options were, as well as their prevalence at the park.

For example, Parkview Field's black-bean burger garnered more points for its heartiness than a salad, while having items like fresh fruit available to all fans and not just those in suites also scored Fort Wayne a higher total.