Series Win, Baseball Nomenclature, Podcast

For the fourth time all season, the TinCaps hit more than one home run in a game, and they picked up a win over the West Michigan Whitecaps by a 5-4 final score on Tuesday afternoon at Parkview Field. Trailing 4-3 in the eighth, the TinCaps mounted a comeback featuring solo home runs from Clark Murphy and Casey McElroy as they stormed back for the win. They’d been without a run since the third inning, but the late strike was enough to overcome the Whitecaps.

The TinCaps won four of seven games on their homestand, including three of four from West Michigan. Colin Rea made his second start of the year, as he fills in for the injured Joe Ross, who is currently on the disabled list with a sore right shoulder. Rea, a starter last year both with Eugene and Indiana State, went four innings and gave up three runs. Ruben Mejia, Daniel Cropper and Matt Stites pitched in relief, and Stites earned his third save of the season.

In today’s TinCaps Report Podcast, hear from Clark Murphy, who talks about his big home run and how he’s improved during his time with Fort Wayne:


I can no longer remember where I came across this really cool baseball poster today, but I think it’s going to be hanging in the press box at Parkview Field pretty soon. Here’ a glimpse:

It’s billed as “A Meticulous Metric of Baseball Team Names” and lists them all according to category. I’ve yet to figure out exactly where the TinCaps are located on the poster, so if you find out, please let me know.


Climax Chicago Blues Band…take it away!

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“A Meticulous Metric of Baseball Team Names” has the Tin Caps under Inanimate Objects – articles of clothing. Sorry Mike, but you did ask!

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