Fort Wayne leads Bowling Green 1-0 in the opening round of the Midwest League playoffs and will look to close the series with a win today at Parkview Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the game.
Last time out
TinCaps 6, Hot Rods 1
On the mound
TinCaps: Zach Eflin (7-6), RHP -- 2.73 ERA
Hot Rods: Reinaldo Lopez (7-5), RHP -- 2.95 ERA
On the air
Broadcast: XFINITY 81
Radio: The Fan 1380 or TheFanFortWayne.com, with coverage starting at 6:45 p.m.
News and notes
- A win today would push the TinCaps into the next round of the MWL playoffs. Fort Wayne would play the winner of the South Bend-Great Lakes series. The Silver Hawks beat the Loons 3-0 on Wednesday.
- Eflin leads the MWL in ERA among starters, and after a one-hit, six-inning start from Joe Ross in Wednesday's win, another strong start could seal the series. Fort Wayne is 31-19 when its starter goes six or more innings and 8-1 when a starter goes seven or more. This will be Eflin's first professional postseason start.
- Despite a sloppy second half of the season, the odds are on Fort Wayne's side today. The TinCaps have swept both of their most recent playoff series, and dating back to 2007, the MWL team that won the first game in a playoff series has won the series 17 out of 24 tries, or 71 percent of the time.