After a 5-2 setback last night, the TinCaps rebounded this afternoon beating the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers) 7-5. The Fort Wayne version of the Caps scored four runs in the seventh to pull the victory out.
This game was a good sign because it was not one that the team has won in previous years. There were mistakes all throughout the game. For example, second basemen Jeudy Valdez trying to take third on a gapper before sliding awkwardly and getting thrown out.
Back to back innings of double plays, in the early innings, killed any gaining momentum. I've watched alot of this team from previous years, and when they lose momentum, the team doesn't recover.
They did today.
I'm going to keep saying this team is for real. I know it's early, but I can feel it.
The relief pitching was strong, with Tom Davis, Erik Davis, Zachary Herr and Brad Brach giving up only two hits over 5.1 innings, after starter Nick Schmidt went three strong innings before faltering and giving up four in the fourth.
Alot has been made of the starting pitching so far, but it looks to me that the real strength is with the relievers.
Well, thats it for today. I'm planning on getting to a game Thursday or Friday before the team leaves on a road trip, so look for more updates coming.
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