One-Hit Mania, Cajun Surprise, Clown Question

Filed under the “You never know what you’ll see” category of baseball games, the TinCaps picked up a win on Tuesday night, and almost didn’t have a hit to show for it. Fort Wayne manufactured a run in the first inning on a walk to Jace Peterson, a stolen base, a wild pitch and then a sacrifice fly.

The only TinCaps hit came on a Travis Whitmore leadoff single in the eighth.

Here’s what my scorebook looked like for the one-hit game:

Up in the press box we had to dig up the record book because the Fort Wayne franchise, dating back to 1993 when the team was the Wizards, has never been no-hit. The streak of 2,693 games is still intact. Phew!

In today’s TinCaps Report Podcast, Manager Jose Valentin talks about his satisfaction with the 1-0 win:

HONORARY CAJUN

I’ve got to send a huge thank you out to Jace Peterson’s generous family. His mother, grandmother and aunt, all visiting from Lake Charles, Louisiana, came up to the press box before Tuesday’s game touting many gifts from the Bayou State:

There was also, among other things, some cajun seasoning and tabasco sauce–there’s gonna be some spicy cooking this all star break! Thank you, Peterson family!

AND A NEW CATCHPHRASE WAS BORN

Bryce Harper helped the Washington Nationals beat the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night, and was asked by a reporter if he’d go out for a beer after the win. Harper, after all, is 19 years old, and the drinking age in Canada is also 19. Here’s what resulted:

Also, the t-shirts are now on sale:

MUSICAL GUEST

Earth, Wind and Fire…Take it away!

If you’d like to get in touch, you can reach me at Couzens@TinCaps.com or on Twitter @MikeCouzens.

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