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Full Count

  • TinCaps' groundskeeper honored
    TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, an honor he also landed in 2013.
  • TinCaps named Ballpark Digest's team of the year
    Citing sustained success and an "amazing" commitment to community service, the online trade magazine Ballpark Digest recognized the TinCaps as its 2014 team of the year.
  • Ex-TinCap Mallex Smith voted minors' top offensive player
    Mallex Smith, who was the TinCaps' center fielder for the 2013 season and the first half of 2014, was voted by fans as the top offensive player in the minor leagues during the past season.

For starters

Fort Wayne (23-14) plays the decisive game of a series against Bowling Green (24-13) today at Parkview Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the game.

Last time out

TinCaps 3, Hot Rods 0

On the mound

Justin Hancock (2-0), RHP -- 1.59 season ERA

Dylan Floro (3-0), RHP -- 1.16 season ERA

On the air

Broadcast: XFINITY 81

Radio: The Fan 1380 or, with coverage starting at 6:45 p.m.

News and notes

  • Fort Wayne posted an impressive shutout win Wednesday to bounce back from a loss to start the series against Bowling Green. You can read about the game here, look at our notebook here and see video interviews with manager Jose Valentin, starting pitcher Max Fried and left fielder Jeremy Baltz.
  • A win today would tie the TinCaps with the Hot Rods in the Midwest League Eastern Division standings. Fort Wayne would also be able to even its season record against Bowling Green after dropping two of three in Kentucky earlier this year.
  • Hancock's last start was his best. The right-hander went seven innings with no runs and four strikeouts in a 6-2 win against Great Lakes on May 10. He will look to replicate that performance today and keep a string of strong outings for TinCaps starters alive.