River Bandits Shut Out TinCaps for 2-0 Series Lead

September 14, 2017

Fort Wayne Indiana Just as they did in the first game of the Midwest League Championship, the Quad Cities River Bandits jumped out to a first-inning lead and never let go, beating the TinCaps 5-0 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. In the top of the first, TinCaps’ starter Lake Bachar walked the second batter, Colin Moran, who then advanced to second on a slow-rolling base hit to…


First Inning Rally Overwhelms TinCaps in 6-3 Loss

September 14, 2017

  Fort Wayne, Indiana The Quad Cities River Bandits started the Midwest League Championship with a bang, sending eight batters to the plate in the first inning, resulting in a 5-0 lead that eventually led to a 6-3 win in the first game of the series. As the championship series began, the TinCaps had one of their most reliable starters on the mound in Pedro Avila, who entered the game…


TinCaps Report: Throwing Error Costly in 2-1 Loss to Dayton

September 9, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana The Dayton Dragons took a 1-0 lead in the Midwest League Divisional Championship, beating the TinCaps 2-1 on a cool Saturday night in Fort Wayne. The deciding run came in the eighth inning. Jose Siri hit a one-out single and then advanced to second on a wild pitch by reliever Dauris Valdez. Valdez walked the next batter to put two men on base. Bruce Yari then hit…


TinCaps Walkoff Wins Game 6-4 & Playoff Series 2-0

September 7, 2017

Bowling Green, Kentucky  The TinCaps defeated the Bowling Green Hot Rods in a dramatic, come-from-behind win on Marcus Greene Jr.’s two-run walk-off homer. With the win, the TinCaps advance to the Midwest League Eastern Division Championship Series. Greene’s home run capped a three-inning comeback effort that began in the bottom of the seventh. Down 4-1 with one out, Reinaldo Ilarraza hit a ground-rule double to left field and then advanced…


Fort Wayne Report: Long Ball Saves the TinCaps in 5-2 Win

September 1, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana In the final home game of the regular season, the TinCaps staged a late-inning rally to beat the Great Lakes Loons 5-2. After being shut out for seven innings, the TinCaps bats erupted for a five-run eighth inning that included back-to-back home runs. The inning started with Loons’ reliever Evy Ruibal giving up a walk to the number-two batter, Nate Easley. Hudson Potts then scorched a liner to…


Despite Quality Start from Baez, Game Slips Away from TinCaps 4-2

August 31, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana Despite a strong start from Michel Baez, the TinCaps fell to the Great Lakes Loons, 4-2 in 10 innings. Baez pitched seven strong innings, allowing only one run on four hits while striking out five, with no walks. In addition, Baez varied his pitch selection throughout the night, often going to a first-pitch curve with success. The Loons’ only run off Baez came in the top of…


TinCaps Report: Hernandez Struggles; Potts & Easley Homer in 5-3 Loss

August 21, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana In his TinCaps debut, starter Osvaldo Hernandez struck out five, but otherwise struggled. On the other side of the ball, the Great Lakes Loons’ Dustin May turned in a masterful performance, limiting the TinCaps to five hits over eight innings, leading to a 5-3 Loons victory. Hernandez started quick out of the gate, retiring the first three Loons batters with only seven pitches in the first inning….


TinCaps Batter the Loons 18-5

August 18, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana After four and a half innings of back-and-forth baseball, the TinCaps broke open the game after the midway point, scoring 13 runs in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings for an eventual 18-5 victory over the Great Lakes Loons. With the score tied 5-5 in the bottom of the fifth, the first three TinCaps batters loaded the bases with two walks and a single. After a visit…


Hudson Potts Homers in 6-3 Loss & Michel Baez Shows He is Human

August 13, 2017

  Fort Wayne, Indiana On Sunday, the Bowling Green Hot Rods exposed the TinCaps’ Michel Baez as a mere mortal. Dominating in his first five starts, Baez struggled more than usual in the 6-3 loss. Baez compiled five wins and a 0.74 ERA in his first five starts, but the Hot Rods tagged him for six hits and five runs through five innings of work. Baez also struck out five,…


Big 8th Inning Dooms TinCaps in 5-2 Loss

August 10, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana. After a four-game road trip to play the Great Lakes Loons, the TinCaps returned to Parkview Field Thursday night. Following a nine-batter eighth inning, the visiting Bowling Green Hot Rods held on for the 5-2 victory, snapping the TinCaps’ five-game winning streak. The top of the eighth started with Adrian Rondon hitting a routine grounder to Fernando Tatis Jr., but the shortstop erred on the throw, launching the…


TinCaps Crush Whitecaps 16-3

August 4, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana On an unseasonably cool August night, the TinCaps’ bats were on fire as they defeated the first-place West Michigan Whitecaps, 16-3. Four TinCaps hit home runs, Reinaldo Ilarraza and Brad Zunica had four RBI each, and third baseman Hudson Potts was 4-5, including doubles in three consecutive at-bats. The Whitecaps took an early lead off starter Luke Bachar in the top of the second. Following a lead-off…


Michel Baez Dominates Again, Striking Out 14 in Win

July 31, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana In a record-breaking night at Parkview Field, the Fort Wayne TinCaps held on for a 4-3 victory in front of 7,320 fans.   Michel Baez continued his domination of opposing teams, notching his 4th victory in five starts for the TinCaps.   Baez controlled the Dragons’ lineup from the beginning, needing only eight pitches to retire the side in the top of the first.   The right…