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Full Count

  • TinCaps' groundskeeper honored
    TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, an honor he also landed in 2013.
  • TinCaps named Ballpark Digest's team of the year
    Citing sustained success and an "amazing" commitment to community service, the online trade magazine Ballpark Digest recognized the TinCaps as its 2014 team of the year.
  • Ex-TinCap Mallex Smith voted minors' top offensive player
    Mallex Smith, who was the TinCaps' center fielder for the 2013 season and the first half of 2014, was voted by fans as the top offensive player in the minor leagues during the past season.

For starters

Fort Wayne (44-28) takes on West Michigan (34-39) in its second home series of the second half today. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the game.

Last time out

South Bend 9, TinCaps 1

On the mound

TinCaps: Bryan Rodriguez (1-1), RHP -- 2.86 season ERA

Whitecaps: Endrys Briceno (3-4), RHP -- 4.09 season ERA

On the air

Broadcast: XFINITY 81

Radio: The Fan 1380 or, with coverage starting at 4:45 p.m.

News and notes

  • One of the more inconsistent hitters in the first half sharpened up just before the All-Star break, and that success has carried over into the second half. Outfielder Brian Adams, who usually hits in the nine hole in the TinCaps lineup, is on a 10-game hitting streak. His batting average has risen from .200 in May to .333 in June.
  • On the other end of things, Luis Domoromo -- an outfielder who transferred down from Advanced-A Lake Elsinore -- is 0 for 11 in his first three games with Fort Wayne. He had struggled in California, as well, which led to Jeremy Baltz's call-up to the Storm.
  • Fort Wayne has lost on consecutive days just once since May 26, and the TinCaps will try to keep it that way after their 9-1 loss Saturday. Fort Wayne's last consecutive losses came in a split series on the road against West Michigan just before the All-Star break.