TinCaps lose both Games of the Doubleheader

The TinCaps three game winning streak ended as they went 1-12 with runners in scoring position despite getting strong pitching performances from Chris Huffman and newcomer Jose Castillo.

Game 1

Great Lakes Loons 1 - TinCaps 0 seven innings

Key Statistics:SS Ruddy Giron 1-3, 2B; CF Michael Gettys 1-3, SB; 3B Chase Jensen 1-3; RHP Chad Huffman (L, 1-3) 6.1 IP 4 H R ER 4 BB 4 K; RHP Seth Lucio 0.2 IP K.

The TinCaps’ three game winning streak was broken when the offense couldn’t muster any runs despite Chris Huffman’s best outing of the year. The James Madison University product only gave up one earned run over six innings.

Offensively Fort Wayne was held to three hits with only Ruddy Giron getting one for extra-bases.

Game 2

Great Lakes Loons 2 - TinCaps 1 seven innings

Key Statistics:CF Franchy Cordero 1-3; RF Nick Torres 1-3; 1B Trae Santos 1-3, 2B; DH Franmil Reyes 1-3, 3B, RBI; LF Edwin Moreno 1-3; RHP Jose Castillo 5.0 IP H 2 BB 5 K; LHP Taylor Cox 1.0 IP 2 H; RHP Colby Blueberg (BS, 3)(L, 0-1) 1.0 IP 2 H 2 R BB K.

The TinCaps had a 1-0 lead in the top of the seventh with two outs and two strikes with a pair of runners on when Closer Colby Blueberg, who came into the game with a 0.64 ERA, allowed the game winning double to the number nine hitter in the order.

Fort Wayne had pulled ahead in the second inning when Franmil Reyes’ triple scored Trae Santos who led off the inning with a double.

For the second game tonight the TinCaps wasted strong debut pitching performance by Jose Castillo,19, who was acquired in the Wil Myers trade with Tampa.

“He’s a prospect and he is gong to stick around. I like how he was aggressive with his fastball even when he got behind,” said Morales.

“If we only give up three runs over 14 innings consistently we are going to be all right.””We were a couple of plays away from taking both games.”

Notes: Giron exited the second game of the doubleheader when he appeared to land awkwardly while running to first base.

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