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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, July 29, 2017 6:40 pm

Game 105: TinCaps (47-57) vs. Dayton (54-50)

CHRIS GOFF | The Journal Gazette

Adrian Morejon makes his anticipated TinCaps debut tonight when they kick off a seven-game homestand with a visit from Dayton, an affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, and Fort Wayne will actually see one of the Reds' pitchers.

Anthony DeSclafani is in the minor leagues on a rehabilitation assignment, which thus far has consisted of one start, six days ago in the Arizona Rookie League. The 27-year-old right-hander, who is anything but a rookie, gave up a first-inning RBI single in that outing and left after 2 1/3 innings.

“He felt very, very positive about the outing,” Reds manager Bryan Price told The Enquirer in Cincinnati. “He showed good velocity, a good slider. He threw a couple of change-ups. It sounds like he came out of it well.”

DeSclafani has been on the Reds' disabled list all season because of an elbow injury. He could be allowed to throw around 70 pitches tonight at Parkview Field.

In 2015 and 2016, DeSclafani started 51 games in the majors and went 18-18 with a 3.74 ERA.

Also, keep an eye on the Dragons' Jose Siri. He has a 33-game hitting streak. This is the closest any Midwest League hitter has come to Tony Toups, who owns the league record with a 35-game hit streak. Toups' record has lasted 40 years.

Morejon, rated the 81st-best prospect in baseball, has a three-pitch arsenal with the ability to go to a fastball, curve and change. The left-hander throws all of them for strikes.