Fort Wayne (72-67, 2-1 playoffs) faces a must-win game against South Bend (81-58, 3-0) today at Stanley Coveleski Regional Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the second game of the Midwest League Eastern Division Championship Series.
Last time out
Silver Hawks 7, TinCaps 5
On the mound
TinCaps: Colin Rea (2-1), RHP -- 2.09 ERA
Silver Hawks: Rob Coe (3-1), RHP -- 3.12 ERA
On the air
Radio: The Fan 1380 or TheFanFortWayne.com, with coverage starting at 4:45 p.m.
News and notes
- The TinCaps and Silver Hawks have played to within three runs of each other in 14 games this season, including eight one-run games. Saturday, Fort Wayne gave up four unearned runs on two errors to hand South Bend a win in the first game. The TinCaps must win two straight at Four Winds Field in order to advance to the Midwest League Championship Series.
- Rea has won two of his three starts for Fort Wayne after entering the rotation late in the season. The 23-year-old went six shutout innings against Great Lakes on Sept. 1, with two hits, four walks and four strikeouts to his credit.