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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:25 pm

Game 102: TinCaps (46-55) vs. West Michigan (53-42)

Chris Goff | The Journal Gazette

The TinCaps, opening a seven-game homestand, have Austin Smith on the mound tonight against West Michigan. His last turn was skipped to provide rest, so Smith is pitching for the first time in 11 days. He's 2-5 with a 4.54 ERA.

Here is the rest of the lineup for Fort Wayne.

Peter Van Gansen 2B

Ruddy Giron SS

Austin Allen C

Brad Zunica 1B

Carlos Belen DH

Alan Garcia RF

Jose Carlos Urena LF

Tyler Selesky 3B

Tyler Moore CF

Smith P

And here is the batting order arranged by Whitecaps manager Andrew Graham.

Derek Hill DH

Rashad Brown RF

Will Maddox 2B

Will Allen 1B

Jose Azocar RF

Cam Gibson LF

David Gonzalez SS

Arvicent Perez C

Jose Zambrano 3B

Spenser Watkins P

Welcome back: Right-hander Emmanuel Ramirez was promoted before the game from short-season Tri-City. He pitched in nine games for low-A Fort Wayne earlier this year. Ramirez fills the void on the TinCaps' staff left by Chris Paddack, who was placed on the disabled list due to a strained forearm.