The eighth inning of Thursday’s 10-5 loss to Great Lakes was one to forget for the TinCaps.
The TinCaps dropped Game 2 of the first round Eastern Division series with Great Lakes, 10-5.Fort Wayne saw a 3-0 lead slip away late as the Loons evened the series and forced a decisive Game 3.
West Michigan joined the TinCaps, Great Lakes and Lake County as qualifiers for the Eastern Division playoffs. The Whitecaps clinched a spot when Lansing lost to Lake County on Sunday.
West Michigan catcher Rob Brantly had one ruff, make that rough, day.
The TinCaps and the San Diego Padres renewed their player development contract. The two-year extension runs through the 2012 season.