MacKenzie Gore and TinCaps’ Bats Combine for 5-1 Win

August 14, 2018

Fort Wayne, Indiana Jack Suwinski homered for the second game in a row, and MacKenzie Gore had a solid start in the TinCaps’ 5-1 victory over the West Michigan Whitecaps. Gore pitched six innings, giving up one run and six hits. It was a bit of a slow start for the prospect, as he faced at least four batters in each of the first three innings. The Whitecaps only run…

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TinCaps Shine Early; Hang on for 3-2 Victory

August 13, 2018

Fort Wayne, Indiana Starter Mason Thompson excelled in his return from the disabled list, and the TinCaps’ offense produced a 3-0 lead after three innings. In the later innings, the bullpen and defense diffused enough threats to take a 3-2 victory. In his first appearance since July 18, Thompson looked sharp from the start, as he struck out two in the first inning, including a three-pitch K to the first…

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TinCaps Snap Losing Streak with Strong Bullpen Effort, 4-2

July 23, 2018

Fort Wayne, Indiana The TinCaps jumped to a 3-1 lead in the first inning, and a strong combined pitching effort led to a 4-2 victory over the Clinton LumberKings to break a five-game losing streak. After the LumberKings took a 1-0 lead off three successive singles to start the game, the TinCaps responded in the bottom of the first. After Jeisson Rosario was hit by a pitch, the next two…

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TinCaps Lose Pitcher’s Duel, 4-2, in Twelve Innings

July 19, 2018

Fort Wayne, Indiana In a game that featured 36 total strikeouts, the TinCaps fell to the last-place Burlington Bees following a two-run home run in the top of the twelfth. After the TinCaps failed to convert opportunities in the tenth and eleventh innings, Fred Schlichtholz took the mound as the TinCaps’ fourth pitcher of the night. By Midwest League rule, teams begin each extra inning with a runner on second…

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Offensive Fireworks Leads to TinCaps’ 7-0 Victory

July 4, 2018

Fort Wayne, Indiana In MacKenzie Gore’s longest starting effort this season and his first win as a professional, the TinCaps bats provided an early spark that led to a 7-0 shutout of the Great Lakes Loons. The TinCaps took a commanding lead in the bottom of the second. Leading off the inning, Esteury Ruiz was hit by a pitch and then stole second. Justin Lopez hit a slow, short grounder…

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Bullpen Falters For Patino; TinCaps Fall, 6–3

June 9, 2018

Fort Wayne, Indiana Although the TinCaps produced offense for starter Luis Patiño, the bullpen faltered, giving up two separate three-run innings in a 6–3 defeat to the Lansing Lugnuts. The TinCaps took the lead in the bottom of the third when eight and nine hitters, Nick Feight and Jack Suwinski, respectively, led off the inning with back-to-back doubles. Feight hit a burner down the first-base line, and Suwinski followed with…

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Hot Rods’ Hot Bats Down Tincaps 7-5

May 29, 2018

Fort Wayne, Indiana On a warm and humid night in Fort Wayne, the Bowling Green Hot Rods peppered the TinCaps with 14 hits, eventually overtaking the home team in the top of the ninth for a 7-5 victory. TinCaps’ reliever Jared Carkuff ran into trouble at the start of the final inning, giving up a lead-off single followed by a walk. TinCaps’ manager Anthony Contreras brought in the team-leader in…

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TinCaps’ Bats Spark Late Comeback and Walk-off Win

May 19, 2018

Fort Wayne, Indiana The TinCaps won in dramatic fashion Friday night, with a four-run seventh inning comeback and a textbook walk-off in the tenth to defeat the South Bend Cubs 5-4. As per Midwest League rules, the TinCaps started the extra inning with a runner, Jalen Washington, on second base. The first hitter of the inning, Robbie Podorsky, laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt to move Washington to third. The…

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Offense, Defense, & Pitching Combine for 7-3 TinCaps Win

May 17, 2018

Fort Wayne, Indiana Thursday night, the TinCaps put together a complete game with solid performances on offense, from the mound, and in the field to defeat the West Michigan Whitecaps 7-3. With the Whitecaps leading 3-2, the TinCaps broke open the game in the bottom of the fifth, sending ten batters to the plate, with the first six reaching base. Tre Carter started the rally with a leadoff single that…

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Hitting and Base Running Woes Lead to 4-1 TinCaps Loss

May 15, 2018

Fort Wayne, Indiana Tuesday night, the TinCaps and Whitecaps battled to a 1-1 tie through six innings of a pitcher’s duel that broke open in a three-run top of the seventh, leading to a 4-1 Whitecaps victory. TinCaps’ starter Osvaldo Hernandez had a solid outing. Over five innings, he struck out four, walked three, and gave up only two hits. Hernandez did allow the first run of the game in…

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TinCaps’ Offense Steady in 5-3 Win

May 14, 2018

Fort Wayne, Indiana After a rain cancellation Saturday and a day off on Sunday, the TinCaps returned to action Monday, starting a seven-game homestand. Although Padres’ prospect MacKenzie Gore faced some rocky moments in three innings, the TinCaps’ defense, hitting, and relief pitching combined for a 5-3 victory over the West Michigan Whitecaps. Gore’s third start of the season—and second since returning from the DL—started with a rough first inning,…

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TinCaps Fall Again On Disastrous 7th Inning

April 12, 2018

  Fort Wayne, Indiana In the series finale with the Lansing Lugnuts, the TinCaps managed a quick offensive strike, but a disastrous 7th inning turned the game into a 13-4 runaway victory for the visiting team. The TinCaps drew first blood in the bottom of the first. After back-to-back singles by two- and three-hitters Justin Lopez and Tirso Ornelas, designated hitter Luis Campusano stepped to the plate. On the third…

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