Sunday Split, New Pitcher, OMG Origin?

The TinCaps split two games on Sunday (and technically Saturday, too) with Bowling Green, as they opened a four-game series. Saturday’s action was suspended due to rain, and so Fort Wayne and Bowling Green resumed that game Sunday (with the TinCaps winning, 7-2) and then played a seven-inning game, won by the Hot Rods, 7-4.

There’s a roster move today with Tyler Stubblefield going on the disabled list. He was hit in the left ear flap on his helmet in the sixth inning of  Sunday’s loss. It appears to be a precautionary move, and Fort Wayne will hopefully have Stubblefield back not before long.

As a corresponding move, the TinCaps added pitcher Erik Cabrera, who has never pitched in a professional ballgame in the United States before. The 21-year-old righty has only played in the Dominican Summer League to this point. Here’s some info on him:

Cabrera will start tonight for the TinCaps, giving Frank Garces, today’s originally scheduled starter, another day of rest. Garces threw more than 100 pitches in his last start, and hey, another day of rest never hurt anyone, right? Also, Garces has won seven of his last eight starts–if the man needs a day off, he gets a day off.

For the near future the rotation will now look like this:

Erik Cabrera, Frank Garces, Colin Rea, Ruben Mejia, Matt Wisler & Cody Hebner

In today’s TinCaps Report Podcast, hear from James Needy, who threw 4 1/3 innings in Saturday/Sunday’s Fort Wayne win:


A favorite follow of mine on Twitter is “Letters of Note” which publishes old, sometimes very old, correspondence. Here’s how they describe themselves:

“Letters of Note is an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos. “

One letter that I came across today would be pretty funny to the current generation, especially those college-aged and younger, because of it’s use of the phrase “OMG”, or “Oh My God.” It’s only really funny, though, because it appeared in a letter written to Winston Churchill back in 1917:

There’s also one where Andy Warhol is turned down by the Museum of Modern Art. Intriguing stuff.


Marshall Tucker Band…take it away!

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

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