This time it was the arms that got it done. Starting pitcher Kyle Lloyd gave up two hits and struck out eight in six innings’ work and relievers Jorge Guzman and Ryan Butler finished up as the TinCaps won again Wednesday, this time muzzling Great Lakes 4-0 on three hits at Dow Diamond in Midland, Michigan.
Shawn Szydlowski was the Komets’ most productive player in the postseason – he led them in goals (six) and points (11) in 11 games – and Fort Wayne had longed to bring him back since that performance.
 They came to Monday night off another Sunday loss but on an eight-wins-in-12-games roll, with a pitcher on the hill (Yimmi Brasoban) whose season ERA was north of eight but who’d given up just one earned run in his last 11 innings’ work.

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    The TinCaps continued their Sunday struggles as they lost to Wisconsin 5-2 in front of 6,282 fans at Parkview Field on Vera Bradley Day. The team donned Ziggy Zinnia Vera Bradley floral jerseys for the game.
  • TinCaps finally clicking
    The last time Wisconsin played at Parkview Field, on Sept. 16, 2012, the Timber Rattlers clinched the Midwest League Championship Series with a win in Game 4.
  • Slugger adds stability
    Anyone who didn’t appreciate how much Fernando Perez means to the TinCaps does after Friday night.
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