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Full Count

  • TinCaps' groundskeeper honored
    TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, an honor he also landed in 2013.
  • TinCaps named Ballpark Digest's team of the year
    Citing sustained success and an "amazing" commitment to community service, the online trade magazine Ballpark Digest recognized the TinCaps as its 2014 team of the year.
  • Ex-TinCap Mallex Smith voted minors' top offensive player
    Mallex Smith, who was the TinCaps' center fielder for the 2013 season and the first half of 2014, was voted by fans as the top offensive player in the minor leagues during the past season.

Game 24: TinCaps vs. Great Lakes


Smith CF

Richardson DH

Peterson 3B

Reyes RF

Perez 2B

Phillips C

Bauers 1B

Urena LF

Cordero SS

Baskette LHP (0-0, 2.50)


Valentin 2B

Scavuzzo CF

Farmer C

Hoenecke 1B

Curletta RF

Rivas DH

Santana LF

Trinkwon 3B

Moyer SS

Chirinos RHP (2-1, 2.53)

SOUTHPAW: Payton Baskette makes his third start for the TinCaps. Baskette has pitched twice in relief this season. Overall, the 20-year-old lefty has a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 11 to 10. His command is something to keep an eye on the first time through the Loons order.

As a starter, Baskette has allowed only two runs in 9 1/3 innings. He was taken in the 16th round of last summer's amateur draft. The TinCaps have given him 10 runs of support in his starts.

FIVE AND ALIVE: The TinCaps are a season-worst five games under .500, but five is still their magic number. When scoring at least five runs, the TinCaps are 7-3.

CLOUDY SKIES: Dark clouds are hovering over Parkview Field and radar shows rain headed toward the downtown area. For now, it appears the game will start on time. The TinCaps have played a shortened game this season. Games become official after the losing team has batted five times. Home plate is currently covered by a tarp, but the field is not.