The TinCaps are winners in six of their last seven, while adding prized prospect C.J. Abrams to their roster.
Far behind in the Midwest League standings, the climb is still far from a playoff bid, but, suddenly, the chances are becoming more plausible.
Wednesday night, Omar Cruz cruised through five and a third innings, striking out six and allowing one run, in a, 5-1, TinCaps victory.
Batting lead-off, the shortstop, Abrams, reached base safely three times and scored the team’s first run after stealing third base in the third inning.
Second baseman Tucapita Marcano drove in Abrams striking a grounder through the left side of the infield.