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Yes, I know it's only one game, and just the first one at that. However, the 'Caps scoring ten runs in the first inning of the 2008 season and cruising to a 15-2 win in South Bend has got me excited. Also, with the Tigers 0-3, the 'high powered' offenese scoring one run in the last two games, and Miggy and Sheff 'injured', I NEED something to be happy about.

Ramon Garcia picked up the win for West Michigan, going six innings, striking out five, and giving up only four hits without surrendering a run. Grand Rapids native Casper Wells hit the first homer of 2008 in the first inning, and went 2-6 with two RBI's. Also helping the 'Caps offense was Justin Henry. He went 2-4 with two doubles and three RBI's. Carlson and Ciriaco also had two RBI's each going 1-6 and 1-4 respectively.

Anyway, it's a good indication that the Whitecaps will hopefully be competitive again this season an give the kids and I some good memories of watching some good baseball. The fun part is seeing these guys at this level, and then watching them on TV in a Tiger uniform like Inge, Zumya, and Thomas.

Here's the official link for the Midwest League site with someone who writes a lot better than I do gives a really good re-cap of the game:

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080403&content_id=380029&vkey=news_l118&fext=.jsp&sid=l118

Other Scores:

Toledo Mud Hens 3, Durham Bulls 2-former 'Cap Virgil Vasquez had 8 K's in the win

Erie Seawolves vs. Bowie Baysox PPD-Tom Brookens will have to wait for his first AA win

Lakeland Flying Tigers 4, Tampa Yankees 1-Rick Porcello gave up one hit in 5 innings in his debut

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