Padres Minor League System Review: Fort Wayne TinCaps

September 14, 2018

Here is your San Diego Padres’ minor league review of the Fort Wayne TinCaps. The Fort Wayne TinCaps, despite a roster loaded with talent, found themselves 10 games under .500 with a 64-74 record. Overall, the TinCaps finished fourth in the Midwest League Eastern Division and sent four players to the Midwestern All-Star game. Here is a brief recap of the season. The Offense Fort Wayne’s offense was shaky at…

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10 Padres’ Prospects Who Had a Rough 2018

September 13, 2018

The San Diego Padres’ minor league season is complete and there were some prospects who had a rough year. Here is a list of 10 players who will look to bounce back in 2019 for the Friars. Every season throughout all of major league baseball there comes a time when a team must evaluate the performances of their prospects from the previous season. The time is now for the San…

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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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Down on the Farm: August 2 (Baez Injured, Gore Solid for Fort Wayne, & Franmil Homers in El Paso)

August 2, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 2-4 on Thursday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (60-49) Won 11-4 Jerry Keel has been solid in his six starts for El Paso, notching a quality start in five of those outings. Rowan Wick has struck out 55 batters in 43.2 innings of work split between El Paso and San Antonio. Wick has allowed 31 hits…

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Down on the Farm: July 15 (Gore K’s 10 for TinCaps)

July 15, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were 3-4 on Sunday. Here is a quick recap of the day’s action. Padres in the Futures Game The Padres sent three players to the All-Star Futures game in our nation’s capital as Fernando Tatis Jr. Luis Urias and Buddy Reed. They last sent three players in 2016 when San Diego hosted the All-Star Game and its festivities, sending Carlos Asuaje,…

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Down On The Farm: July 9 (Gore Pitches in Fort Wayne)

July 10, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 2-2 on Monday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action. El Paso Chihuahuas (50-40) Off – All-Star Break, Game is Wednesday 7/11 at 7pm ET. El Paso All-Stars -RHP Brett Kennedy -2B Luis Urias San Antonio Missions (52-35) *Cancelled – Inclement Weather After being called up from Lake Elsinore, Buddy Reed should make his Double-A debut on Wednesday. Lake Elsinore…

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Down On The Farm: July 4th (Gore Impressive in Fort Wayne)

July 5, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 4-3 on Wednesday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action. El Paso Chihuahuas (46-40) Won 11-10 in 11 innings. El Paso moves into first place by a game with the win. Luis Urias started at shortstop and had a big day as he reached base in five of his six plate appearances. Urias is 16-for-41 (.390) with eight walks and…

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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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Down on the Farm: June 10 (Gore Returns as TinCaps’ Bats Have Huge Day)

June 10, 2018

Today was a big day on the farm, as No. 3 prospect MacKenzie Gore made his first start for the Fort Wayne TinCaps in almost a month. The TinCaps, Lake Elsinore Storm and San Antonio Missions all played games as scheduled today. The El Paso Chihuahuas were to play at the Iowa Cubs. That game was postponed due to rain. The DSL Padres were off on the day. Fort Wayne…

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Padres Top Pitching Prospect MacKenzie Gore Set to Return to Action Tuesday for Fort Wayne

May 7, 2018

The Padres’ second-ranked prospect, MacKenzie Gore, has been on the shelf since his first start of 2018 on April 10th with blisters on his throwing hand. Those can be stubborn little buggers, but it seems Gore has finally beat the blisters and will now get back to beating hitters who oppose him and the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Tuesday. .@TinCaps manager Anthony Contreras told reporters that MacKenzie Gore will return from…

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5 Things We Learned About the Padres in April

May 1, 2018

April has come to a close with the Padres finishing the opening month 10-20 and in last place in the NL West. None of this comes as a shock. We have learned a few things along the way, some good and some bad. 1. The offense has not improved at all The Padres were hoping, with the hiring of hitting coach Matt Stairs, the team would have a different attitude…

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Down on the Farm: April 10 – MacKenzie Gore Day

April 10, 2018

El Paso Chihuahuas (4-2) Lost 14-1 It didn’t start ugly, but it sure did end ugly. With Eric Lauer on the hill, it looked like the Chihuahuas had a pretty good chance of getting a win. However, the Salt Lake Bees kicked off the scoring in the top of the second with a two-run home run by Jabari Blash and never looked back. Javy Guerra plated the Chihuahuas’ only run…

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