Game recap from the TinCaps:
Fort Wayne’s Win Streak Comes to an End
(August 6, 2014) – The TinCaps’ four-game win streak came to an end Wednesday afternoon against the Lansing Lugnuts in a 7-0 loss at Parkview Field. Despite the setback, Fort Wayne still won the three-game series and has been victorious in 10 of its last 14 games.
Lansing (20-25, 52-62) received a sterling start from Starlyn Suriel, who shined for six innings. In only his fourth appearance in the Midwest League since being called up from Short-Season A Vancouver last month, the 20-year-old right-hander allowed just one base runner. Suriel (1-1) was perfect for four innings before Jake Bauers singled in the fifth.
By that point, the TinCaps were behind 2-0. The Lugnuts scored the game’s first run in the top of the third inning with two outs. Like Suriel, Fort Wayne (21-24, 51-63) starter Ronald Herrera retired the first eight batters he faced before conceding a single to Daniel Klein.
Ian Parmley then bunted down the third-base line for a hit, but Herrera (5-7) exacerbated the issue by throwing the ball wildly to first base, moving Klein to third and Parmley to second. Derrick Loveless came up and ripped a line drive back to the mound which went off the right-hander’s glove and allowed Klein to score what would eventually stand as the game-winning run.
A Justin Atkinson sacrifice fly in the fourth inning gave the visitors a 2-0 edge. The Lugs added another unearned run against reliever Erik Cabrera in the seventh, and broke the game open with a four-run ninth.
The TinCaps were limited to three hits — and three base runners total — on the day. Suriel threw 77 pitches and allowed only Bauers’ single while striking out three.
Fort Wayne remains at home to open a four-game series against the Lake County Captains (Cleveland Indians) on Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. Jimmi Brasoban is scheduled to start for the TinCaps against Midwest League All-Star Jordan Milbrath. The game can be heard on ESPN Radio 1380, TinCaps.com, and the TuneIn Radio app.
Thursday’s game can also be seen on XFINITY Channel 81, as well as on MyTV in Fort Wayne.