TinCaps win, completing MWL playoff picture

It took until the final day of the regular season, but the Midwest League playoff picture is finally complete after the Fort Wayne TinCaps claimed the Eastern Division’s second-half wild-card spot.

The TinCaps led the wild-card standings by a half-game heading into Monday’s action, and clinched the final MWL playoff berth with a 4-0 win over the Bowling Green Hot Rods. The game was scoreless until 2B Josh VanMeter hit a three-run homer in the top of the 7th inning. He hadn’t homered since May 29.

The two starting pitchers — RHP Ronald Herrera for the TinCaps and LHP Ben Griset for the Hot Rods — posted identical lines: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K.

The TinCaps host the West Michigan Whitecaps for the start of their playoff series on Wednesday. The other MWL playoff games scheduled for Wednesday are: South Bend Silver Hawks at Lake County Captains; Kane County Cougars at Wisconsin Timber Rattlers; and Burlington Bees at Cedar Rapids Kernels.

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This entry was posted in 2014 Playoffs, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Kane County Cougars, Lake County Captains, Midwest League, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Bookmark the permalink.

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