First pitch: Fort Wayne at South Bend, 7:05 p.m. today
Probable starters: FW/Collin Rea vs. SB/Andrew Barbosa
Radio: ESPN 1380-AM
Fort Wayne continued its torrid streak with a 5-4 come-from-behind win Wednesday at Coveleski Stadium in South Bend.
The TinCaps trailed 4-1 after four innings but kept plugging away to earn their fifth consecutive win.
Fort Wayne (24-14 second half, 55-53) starter Chris Fetter allowed two runs in the first inning, but in the second inning, he was drilled in the chest by a line drive off the bat of South Bend catcher Roidany Aguila. The Carmel native was removed from the game, and James Needy came on to pitch.
The TinCaps got on the board with a run in the top of the fourth, when Lee Orr singled home Mike Gallic to trim Fort Wayne's deficit to 2-1.
In the bottom of that inning, South Bend (18-20, 53-55) added two more runs and held a 4-1 lead, which stood through the fifth.
It was Orr who came through again, this time in the sixth inning, with an RBI double to score Gallic and cut the Silver Hawks’ advantage to 4-2. Travis Jankowski doubled home B.J. Guinn in the seventh, pulling Fort Wayne to within a run at 4-3.
The TinCaps scored the game-tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth, getting an Austin Hedges RBI single and a Kyle Gaedele sacrifice fly for the final margin.
Matt Stites pitched a perfect ninth inning to secure his 10th save. The win went to Luis De La Cruz (4-4), who pitched three scoreless innings of relief.
South Bend's Seth Simmons (3-3) took the loss.
The TinCaps adjusted their roster Wednesday by placing right-handed pitcher Dennis O'Grady on the disabled list.
The 23-year-old held a 4-0 record with a 4.05 ERA in 17 relief appearances for Fort Wayne this season. In 40 innings, he has allowed 18 earned runs, struck out 36 and walked 13.
To replace O'Grady, right-handed pitcher Daniel Sarria was transferred from Arizona League Padres to Fort Wayne.
The 24-year-old was on the opening-day roster for Fort Wayne and made six relief appearances before being placed on the disabled list.
With the TinCaps this year, he is 0-0 with a 7.94 ERA, allowing five earned runs in 5 2/3 innings. Most recently, he made two appearances with the Arizona League Padres, working three innings and allowing one earned run.