After his team's third consecutive win, manager Jose Valentin stressed the TinCaps can't grow complacent.
"We cannot be satisfied," he said after Tuesday's 3-1 victory over Lansing at Parkview Field. "We gotta get better and better and better. That's the only way we can make the championships series, or going into the playoff, make it all the way to the end."
Fort Wayne has had a rough second half so far, going 17-27. In order to build momentum in the final month of the regular season, the TinCaps will have to scramble.
They face South Bend in a three-game series starting Wednesday. The Silver Hawks have won all but one game against the TinCaps this season.
"We gotta play against at team that's got our numbers," Valentin said. "We just gotta continue to play hard and make something happen. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a good stretch for us and we continue to play that way and finish strong."
Mejia's exit no cause for concern
Valentin said after the game that relief pitcher Ruben Mejia's exit during warmups in the seventh inning was no reason for alarm.
Mejia, who has been on the disabled list already this season, was suffering from some soreness in his back and thought he couldn't go.
"He got a sore back," Valentin said. "It was just a little bit of tightness in his lower back, and he said he was having a hard time. … It's not going to be a big deal."