It looks like the Fort Wayne TinCaps could use the break. The TinCaps lost their fifth straight game Sunday, a 9-3 decision to the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green, Kentucky. The game was the last of the Midwest League's first half of the season.
The TinCaps have the next four days off for the Midwest League All-Star Break. Four members of the club will be headed to the All-Star Game, scheduled to be played Tuesday in Geneva, Illinois. Austin Hedges will be the starting catcher for the Eastern Division, and he'll be joined by shortstop Jace Peterson, pitcher Frank Garces and pitcher Adys Portillo. The game will air live on 1380 ESPN and ESPNFortWayne.com on Tuesday evening.
Fort Wayne's next regularly scheduled game is 7:05 p.m. Friday at Parkview Field against the Lake County Captains.
The TinCaps finished the first half in sixth place in the Eastern Division with a 31-39 record, 16 ½ games behind Lansing.
Records for the second half revert back to 0-0 so the TinCaps still have a chance to qualify for the Midwest League playoffs at the end of the season.
On Sunday, Fort Wayne could only manage five hits in its loss to Bowling Green. Lee Orr led Fort Wayne with two hits, including a double and two RBI's. Others collecting hits for the TinCaps were Kyung-Min Na, Casey McElroy and Travis Whitmore.
TinCaps starter Cody Hebner (6-3) was saddled with the loss, giving up six runs over four innings. He surrendered four runs in the third inning, and was yanked after giving up a two-run home run to Jake Hager in the fifth inning.
Luis De La Cruz, James Needy, Johnny Barbato and Daniel Cropper each worked an inning in relief. Needy gave up one run, and Cropper was tagged for two on a two-run home run by Alejandro Segovia.