Pitcher Corey Kimber joins us for this week’s TinCaps on the Clock.
TinCaps catcher Austin Allen extended the longest active hitting streak in the Midwest League to 21 games on Sunday afternoon in a 1-0 loss for Fort Wayne against the Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto Blue Jays) at Cooley Law School Stadium.
The game featured seven errors, three balls that fielders apparently never saw in the air that resulted in hits, a couple passed balls, and a general poor quality of play.
Catcher Austin Allen provided the go-ahead hit for the TinCaps in the top of the 15th inning — a two-out single off Dillon Maples (L, 1-1) — to plate center fielder Rod Boykin from second base.
Starting pitcher Thomas Dorminy shined, as the TinCaps topped the South Bend Cubs (Chicago Cubs), 2-1, on Thursday night at Four Winds Field.
Despite a terrific relief effort from Blake Rogers, the TinCaps fell to the South Bend Cubs (Chicago Cubs), 2-0, in Wednesday’s series opener at Four Winds Field.
With the victory, Fort Wayne went 6-1 at home over the last week, including taking three of four in this series, and gained four games on Lansing in the Eastern Division’s wild card race.
After consecutive walk-off wins against the Lugnuts at Parkview Field the TinCaps didn’t have enough in the tank for more downtown drama, losing 10-9 to Lansing as a late rally fell short.
This time it was left fielder Tyler Selesky’s RBI infield single in the bottom of the ninth that scored third baseman Carlos Belen from third for a 3-2 Fort Wayne victory.
This week on TinCaps on the Clock we learn more about third baseman Nick Vilter.
The long night finally came to a close when third baseman Carlos Belen drove in catcher Austin Allen from first base with a walk-off triple to right-center field off Daniel Young (L, 0-1). It was Fort Wayne’s first run since the fifth inning, and the game’s first run since the seventh.
The TinCaps overcame a four-run deficit in an 8-7 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers) on Friday night, into Saturday morning, at Parkview Field.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps have partnered with Roanoke, IN based web design agency, Reusser Design, to launch a mobile application and game. “Go Johnny Go” is currently available for iOS devices and is the first venture into the mobile application landscape for the Fort Wayne TinCaps.
Wisler (4-11) has allowed nine homers in his past four starts and 16 in his past 10 starts. It’s a big decline for a pitcher who opened the season as the No. 2 starter behind Julio Teheran.
Norwell grad Josh VanMete continues to rise in the Padres farm system. On Friday the former TinCaps was promoted to AA San Antonio Missions.
Keel worked a career-long seven innings, matching the longest outing by a Fort Wayne starter this season. The southpaw surrendered just five hits and only allowed the one run, while punching out six.
TinCaps starter and Padres pitching prospect Chris Paddack was placed on the 7-day DL with a forearm strain.
TinCaps starter Austin Smith (W, 3-5) silenced West Michigan (14-15, 53-42) until the sixth inning.
TinCaps right-fielder Tyler Moore joins us for our latest TinCaps on the Clock.
Fort Wayne (10-19, 46-53) sprung out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first against Boomer Biegalski (L, 6-5). Catcher Marcus Greene Jr., who had six hits and two homers over the previous two games, launched a grand slam to left-center field.