A TinCaps First, Five is the Number, Christmas in July

After Thursday’s 10-6 loss, let’s start with the positives:

Mike Gallic went five-for-five at the plate, becoming the first ever TinCaps player to do so. The last time a Fort Wayne player went five-for five was at Memorial Stadium. Then-Wizards outfielder Cedric Hunter accomplished the feat in a wild game against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers:

29 runs and 32 hits? Yikes. Yesterday’s game had 16 runs and 27 hits. I supposed it’s got to be one of those games where a player goes five-for-five. Congratulations to Mike Gallic.

On the not so good side of things was the five errors committed by Fort Wayne, which was a season-high. TinCaps pitching didn’t have a 1-2-3 inning against the Silver Hawks yesterday, allowing South Bend to score in six of the nine innings. Fortunately, it’s just one game out of 140 and not the end of the world.

Overall the TinCaps are 50-52, and missed a chance yesterday to reach the .500 mark for the first time since April 6th, when they were 1-1.

“Every time we’re knocking at the door, people don’t want to open the door for us, ” said Manager Jose Valentin. “We’re trying too hard to get there. We’re looking at the scoreboard too early instead of just going out there and making it happen. “

To hear Valentin’s full post-game comments, listen to today’s TinCaps Report Podcast:

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Tonight, as one of the TinCaps’ many Friday theme nights, we celebrate Christmas in July at Parkview Field. If you’re up for singing Christmas carols, you’re in for a treat. If you want to drink some hot chocolate, well…good luck because it’s summer, so that might be tough.

Here’s a peek at what tonight’s special uniforms look like:

Tonight’s starter Colin Rea will not be wearing a white beard on the mound.

We didn’t forget the small details:

Hope to see you out at the park tonight.

MUSICAL GUEST

Today’s musical guest comes your way courtesy of whatever radio station it was that played this song while I was driving in to work the other day. Yes, I was definitely jamming out to it–that’s a given. But I also had a good laugh at this line:

“Ya gotta learn to hold ya own/They get jealous when they see ya with ya mobile phone.”

And don’t forget to silence your pager, please.

Tupac…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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