You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Full Count

  • TinCaps Q-and-A with John Conniff
    As the TinCaps’ season winds down, John Conniff of and Fox Sports San Diego was kind enough to provide us with an insight into what the roster might look like in 2015.
  • Hebner rocked as TinCaps drop home finale
    The TinCaps’ struggles began when West Michigan hit the second pitch of the game for a single, and the Whitecaps hit four RBI singles in the first inning of their 12-9 romp Friday night at Parkview Field.
  • Pregame Notes: Whitecaps see difference
    Like TinCaps manager Michael Collins, West Michigan manager Andrew Graham is from Australia, so he is not about to throw his countryman under the bus by saying the TinCaps only began playing hard in the past few weeks.

TinCaps drop 5th straight game

The TinCaps' second-half struggles continue.

Wednesday night, they gave up two runs in the bottom of the eighth and lost their fifth straight, 7-5 to Lansing at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Mich. It was their sixth loss in seven games since the All-Star break.

Colin Rea took the loss in relief, giving up the two runs in the eighth on two hits after the TinCaps (44-32) tied it at 5 in their half of the eighth. Ian Kadish got the win for Lansing (34-42), also in relief, pitching one inning and giving up three hits and two runs.

The TinCaps scored two runs in the second and one in the fifth in addition to their two in the eighth, raking four Lugnuts pitchers for 11 hits. Rodney Dall went 3 for 3 and Maxx Tissenbaum and Chris Burke each collected two hits for the TinCaps.

Before Wednesday’s game, the TinCaps announced that pitcher Leonel Campos was transferred to Double-A San Antonio; pitcher Michael Kelly was sent to short-season A Eugene; pitcher Adys Portillo was placed on the disabled list; and pitchers Colin Rea, Trevor Gott and Jorge Guzman were added to Fort Wayne.