Even though TinCaps starting pitcher Danny Denz struck out seven batters over five innings, the Lansing Lugnuts won, 2-0, at Parkview Field on Friday night.
Denz Strikes Out Seven, But ‘Caps Blanked
Fort Wayne, Indiana (September 10, 2021) – TinCaps starting pitcher Danny Denz struck out seven batters over five innings, but it was the Lansing Lugnuts (Oakland A’s affiliate) that won, 2-0, at Parkview Field on Friday night.
Lansing (54-58) scored both runs in the fifth inning as third baseman Brett Harris delivered a two-run double to left-center field.
Otherwise, Denz K-ed a Minor League Baseball career high, as the left-hander limited the Lugnuts to four hits and three walks.
Righties Austin Smith (two innings), Sam Keating (one inning), and Wen-Hua Sung (one inning) combined for four innings of scoreless relief.
However, Fort Wayne (52-60) went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position, stranding six runners on base.
For a second game in a row, the TinCaps didn’t manage an extra-base hit. On Friday, the ‘Caps had five singles and a hit batter, but were unable to draw a walk. Lefty David Leal went the first four innings, followed by right-hander Shohei Tomioka. Garrett Acton closed it out in the ninth.
Next Game: Saturday, Sept. 11 vs. Lansing (6:35 p.m.)
Fort Wayne Probable Starter: LHP Noel Vela
Lansing Probable Starter: RHP Jeff Criswell (No. 14 A’s prospect)