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TinCaps Game Information: May 22 vs. Lansing Lugnuts (A's Affiliate)

May 22, 2024 - Midwest League (MWL)
Fort Wayne TinCaps News Release

Fort Wayne TinCaps (18-22) vs. Lansing Lugnuts (20-20)

Wednesday, May 22 | 6:35 p.m. | Parkview Field | Fort Wayne, IN

LHP Jagger Haynes (No. 18 Padres Prospect) vs. RHP Mitch Myers

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LAST GAME: The TinCaps crushed the Lugnuts, 12-1. It was the first time Fort Wayne hit 4 homers in a game at Parkview Field since Aug. 4, 2017 against West Michigan. The 4 homers tied a single-game Parkview Field record.

HOME RUN DERBY X: Coming to Parkview Field on Saturday, Aug. 10.

SLAM FACTOIDS: Fort Wayne has hit a grand slam in 3 consecutive games for the first time in franchise history. (Research credit: Dylan Sinn from The Journal Gazette.) The MLB record for consecutive games with a grand slam is 4 (Padres, 2020). No MLB player has ever hit a grand slam in 3 consecutive games.

HOT CAPS: The TinCaps have won 6 in a row and 8 of their last 10... Over the last 6 games, Fort Wayne is batting .269 with an .831 OPS, while averaging 7 runs per game, and 'Caps pitchers have posted a 2.62 ERA... During the winning streak, the TinCaps have left just 27 runners on base (the fewest out of MiLB's 120 full-season teams).

RALLY CAPS: The TinCaps have overcome a deficit in 11 of their 18 wins.

STREAKS: Anthony Vilar has reached base safely in 15 consecutive games (3rd longest active streak in the MWL)... Albert Fabian has reached base safely in 12 consecutive games, with in a hit in 8 in a row (3rd longest active streak in the MWL), and an RBI in 6 straight (tied for the longest streak in MiLB)... Devin Ortiz has hit safely in 7 consecutive games... Jay Beshears has a hit and scored a run in all 6 games he's played in as a TinCap... Kai Murphy has also scored a run in 6 consecutive games.

CLOSE CALLS: The 'Caps are tied with Triple-A Columbus for most extra-inning games played (8) in MiLB, and Columbus has played 5 more games overall... The TinCaps have played 14 one-run games (tied with Lansing for most in MWL) and 8 two-run games... Fort Wayne has 3 walk-off wins... Saturday was the team's first win this season by more than 3 runs.

DEFENSE: The TinCaps lead the league in outfield assists (10). Individually, Kai Murphy has the most (5)... TinCaps catchers rank 3rd in the MWL in caught stealing % at 26% (the league average is 22%). Individually, Anthony Vilar ranks 6th in CS (8), while Ethan Salas ranks 9th (7).

KAI MURPHY: 11 doubles, 3rd in MWL... 3 sac bunts, 3rd in MWL.

ETHAN SALAS: 6-for-last-14 with 3 doubles and a homer... For the year, leads the team in BB (21) and BB% (14%).

HOMER BUSH JR: 21 stolen bases, most in MWL.

ALBERT FABIAN: First 20 games of the season, 0 RBIs. Last 6 games, 14 RBIs. Since May 11, leads all players in both MLB and MiLB in RBIs.

BAD LUCK: The following TinCaps have 3 players in the bottom 9 of the MWL in BABIP, including Griffin Doersching (6th, .238) and Nerwilian Cedeño (8th, .240).

FORT WAYNE FAITHFUL: Parkview Field hosted sellout crowds Friday-Sunday, including Saturday's season-high turnout of 8,402. Saturday's crowd was the largest for a May game in the franchise's history. It was also the largest crowd at Parkview Field for a non-July 4th date since 2018. The weekend marked the first time the TinCaps sold out 3 consecutive games since 2018, and was the highest attendance for a Friday-Sunday stretch since 2015.

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