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The Journal Gazette

Monday, September 02, 2019 4:20 pm

TinCaps lose finale

ELIZABETH WYMAN | The Journal Gazette

The TinCaps concluded their 11th season at Parkview Field with a 3-1 loss to Lansing Monday afternoon in front of an announced crowd of 4,758.

Despite the loss, fans that attended the season finale matinee gave Fort Wayne (29-41, 62-76) a boisterous standing ovation to send them off.

It was one of the quickest games of the year, spanning just 2 hours, 14 minutes

Players on both teams had the bats going early, with 5 of 6 batters swinging on first pitches. Still, the hits were sparse. Lansing’s Yorman Rodriguez blasted a two-out homer 103 mph and 386 feet on a fly ball to left field to give Lansing a 1-0 lead.

Lugnuts pitcher Sean Wymer had a no-hitter through four before a Justin Lopez single spoiled it. Agustin Ruiz followed with his own single, which brought up Ethan Skender. Skender ripped an RBI single to score Lopez and tie the game at one. Ruiz was tagged out at second.

Lansing’s Otto Lopez delivered a home run 399 feet to open the sixth inning to give Lansing (36-34, 68-71) the 2-1 lead.

To the surprise of nobody, TinCaps’ Dwanya Williams-Sutton was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning. That ties him for the mot in Minor league Baseball with 31.

Lansing’s Griffin Conine put Fort Wayne away in the top of the eighth with a bomb to right field. His homer was the third of the day and came off his bat at 11 mph and coasted 411 feet.

Wymer, the No. 33 prospect in the Blue Jays' system per Fangraphs, pitched the entire game. He had 85 pitches, gave up four hits, one run and a 5.43 era.

ewyman@jg.net