Rebounding in Ohio

After one of the toughest losses of the season last night, the TinCaps open a four-game series tonight at 6:30 at Lake County. This is a great series for the TinCaps to pick things up on the road, taking on a Lake County team that has just 13 wins, which is the fewest in the Midwest League.

Classic Park - Eastlake, Ohio

Classic Park – Eastlake, Ohio

Last night the TinCaps led 6-0 after three innings, and held that lead through the sixth. Justin Hancock dealt in his six innings on the mound, allowing only three hits, no walks and striking out three. Unfortunately, the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead, giving up four runs in the seventh and three in the eighth. The largest blown lead of the year prior to last night had been just three.

Hancock has gone 21 straight innings without giving up a walk, and lowered his ERA to 1.35 with his good night. As with all good things, unfortunately, Roman Madrid’s streak without giving up an earned run came to a close last night, as he had gone 18 straight frames without giving one up.

Tonight Zach Eflin looks for his second straight road win, as the TinCaps go against Luis DeJesus, who they beat back in April 11th in Fort Wayne.

Pre-game coverage starts at 6:10 and first pitch is scheduled for 6:30 on The Fan 1380 and I’ll be with John Nolan for all of the action, and I hope you’ll join us.


For the first time in my Minor League Baseball career, I was late for the bus this morning. I woke up at 5:00 (our bus was scheduled to leave at 8:00), promptly fell back asleep and woke up at 7:41. I had yet to: brush my teeth, eat anything, shower, or pack for our four-day trip out to Ohio. I also live 20 minutes away from the park. This was a problem. I threw on some clothes, threw some more into my suitcase, and arrived at Parkview Field, a bus full of 30 people waiting for me around, 8:07. Next time, I plan on using an airhorn and hiring the AFLAC duck to wake myself up. Advance apologies to my neighbors.

Speaking of being late for things, here’s another funny story about not being on time for things:


In yesterday’s college baseball game between LSU and Ole Miss, check out this finish to an inside-the-park home run:


Dean Martin (a native of Ohio)…take it away!

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


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