Playoff History, TinCaps Practice, Valentin & Alger

It’s playoff time! For the fourth consecutive year, the TinCaps are in the playoffs. 

Here’s a look at the postseason history of the Fort Wayne Franchise, dating back to the first playoff appearance in 1995:

The team worked out at Parkview Field yesterday, and here are some photos I snapped while they were hard at work:

Jacque Jones throwing batting practice.

Jose Valentin speaks with the media.

With the audio below, you can hear from some of the TinCaps as they talk about their postseason journey:

Jose Valentin

Brandon Alger, a native of Leo, Indiana, (14.8 miles away according to Google Maps) became the first Allen County native to put on a Fort Wayne uniform when he was officially added to the roster today. He talks about what it’s like to get to pitch for his hometown team:

Tonight’s game will feature James Needy for the Tincaps, who worked the first Fort Wayne nine-inning complete game since 2007 in his last outing, and Noah Syndergaard, whom the TinCaps have not scored against in 16 innings this season, for the Lugnuts.

First pitch is at 7:05 and airtime is 6:45 on 1380 ESPN and ESPNFortWayne.com with Mike Maahs and Tom Felice. I’ll have the TV broadcast at 7:00 with Kent Hormann on XFINITY Digital Cable Channel 81.

MUSICAL GUEST

No Doubt…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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