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Notebook: TinCaps 1, Kernels 0

Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin made it clear he hasn't given up on closer Roman Madrid.

Madrid hasn't been the same pitcher he was at the start of the year, when he went a month without giving up an earned run. After getting an easy out Saturday, Madrid allowed two hits and a walk to load the bases and give Cedar Rapids a chance to tie the game.

He got the next out and was pulled for Trevor Gott, who drew a ground ball to end the game and give the TinCaps a 1-0 win. Valentin said the pitching change was made more out of necessity than a lack of confidence in his closer.

"As a manager, sometimes you gotta make a tough decision," Valentin said. "It was tough to take him out."

Tough play ends the game

Didn't get to elaborate on this as much in the game story, but the final play of the win was pretty close.

It was a tough play for all those involved. The grounder to third was an in-between ball, and third baseman Chris Burke nearly lost it. The throw went way short, and first baseman Diego Goris had his own odd hop to deal with as it came to the bag. He made the scoop, ended the game and completed the shutout for Fort Wayne.

Gott, who picked up the save, threw one pitch.

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