First pitch: Dayton at Fort Wayne, today at 11:05 a.m.
Probable starters: FW/Walker Weickel vs. D/Daniel Wright
Radio: ESPN 1380-AM
TV: Xfinity channel 81
Fort Wayne exploded offensively in its Midwest League victory over Dayton Monday at Parkview Field not just once, but three different innings, as it easily prevailed 14-9.
The victory was the fifth in six games for the TinCaps, who scored three runs in the second inning to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 advantage, followed by five runs in both the third and fifth innings.
Six Fort Wayne players had multi-hit games and four drove in at least two runs as the TinCaps positioned themselves for a sweep for the second straight series.
TinCap Dustin Peterson has now driven in 10 runs in his last five games and was once again a catalyst.
The 19-year-old third baseman knocked in four runs with a 3-for-5 day, and scored two twice. He hits second in the Fort Wayne lineup, sandwiched between Mallex Smith and Fernando Perez, and the trio combined to drive in eight runs, score seven, and collect seven hits.
Fort Wayne (21-29) was potent against one the Midwest League’s best throwers.
Nick Travieso (5-2) was Cincinnati’s first-round pick in 2012 and entered the day with a league-leading 1.60 ERA, but saw it jump to 2.87 after his outing of 2 2/3 innings.
The Dayton (27-22) starter allowed nine runs; eight earned, walked three, and did not strike out a batter. In his previous nine games, totaling 50 2/3 innings, he had never walked more than two in a single game, and had struck out at least three in each appearance.
TinCaps starter Coby Cowgill got nine runs of support during his 3 1/3 innings of work, but struggled to find the strike zone, throwing 46 of his 90 pitches for strikes. He allowed five runs, all earned, while walking three, as he failed to reach the fifth inning for his third straight start.
Reliever Genison Reyes (2-0) notched his second win of the year with scoreless sixth and seventh innings.