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Full Count

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    Third baseman Dustin Peterson sat out last night's 2-1 win because of an illness, the second straight game he did not play.However, Peterson said he is feeling better after taking antibiotics, and TinCaps manager Michael Collins said
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  • Nester the hero as TinCaps outlast West Michigan
    Backup catcher John Nester hit a game-winning RBI single in the eighth inning as the TinCaps outlasted West Michigan 2-1 on Wednesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Parkview Field.

For starters

Fort Wayne (48-38) takes on Great Lakes (40-48) in a 7:05 p.m. matchup today at Parkview Field. Here's a look ahead at the rubber game.

Last time out

Loons 8, TinCaps 4

On the mound

TinCaps: Walker Weickel (2-4), RHP -- 4.59 season ERA

Loons: Brandon Martinez (1-0), RHP -- 2.75 season ERA

On the air

Broadcast: XFINITY 81

Radio: The Fan 1380 or, with coverage starting at 6:45 p.m.

News and notes

  • The TinCaps will face a 6-foot-4, 150-pound starter today. That's my height minus about 90 pounds. From talking to the radio play-by-play man from Great Lakes, he can hit the low-mid 90s, which makes me feel even worse about the whole thing. And if you can't tell, it's a slow TinCaps news day.
  • Weickel has had a solid start to the second half, including a season-high nine strikeouts in a relief outing June 20 and a pair of good outings as a starter June 26 and July 2. He will try to give Fort Wayne its first series win of the second half.