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TinCaps Transactions & Game Information: May 28 at Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers)

May 28, 2024 - Midwest League (MWL)
Fort Wayne TinCaps News Release

The San Diego Padres have made the following Minor League transactions:

Effective Tuesday, May 28

Outfielder Joshua Mears returned from rehab in Arizona Complex League and reinstated from 7-Day Injured List (uniform: No. 40)

Right-handed reliever Cole Paplham (Double-A San Antonio) transferred from Arizona Complex League Padres on rehab (uniform: No. 34)

Right-handed reliever Francis Peña transferred to Double-A San Antonio

Fort Wayne TinCaps (21-24) @ Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (28-17)

Tuesday, May 28 | 7:40pm ET | Neuroscience Group Field | Grand Chute, WI

RHP Enmanuel Pinales vs. RHP Patricio Aquino (No. 28 Brewers prospect)

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LAST GAME & SERIES: At home Sunday, the TinCaps lost to the Lugnuts, 8-1. It was a scoreless game through 6 innings before Lansing put up 4 runs in the seventh and tacked on 4 more in the ninth. Fort Wayne's run came on a Tyler Robertson RBI single in the eighth. Nevertheless, the TinCaps took 4 of 6 in the series.

BREW CREW: The TinCaps drove up from Fort Wayne yesterday. They broke up the 355-mile drive with a stop at American Family Field to see the Brewers beat the Cubs. The experience was extra meaningful for outfielder Kai Murphy, whose dad (Pat) is Milwaukee's manager. It was also fitting that Robert Gasser, who pitched for the TinCaps in 2022 before being traded to the Brewers, threw 6+ scoreless innings... Milwaukee's roster this season has also included the following former TinCaps: Jake Bauers (2014); Owen Miller (2018); Colin Rea (2012-13); and Joe Ross (2012-13).

HOT CAPS: The TinCaps have won 9 of their last 11 games... During a 7-game winning streak from May 15-22 (the team's longest since 2015), Fort Wayne hit .279 with an .839 OPS. The TinCaps scored 58 runs in that span (8+/G), the most in the Midwest League and 3rd among MiLB's 120 full-season teams. 'Caps pitchers posted a 2.95 ERA in that stretch... During the winning streak, the TinCaps left just 34 runners on base, 2nd fewest among the 120.

'CAPS IN THE COMMUNITY: On Friday, TinCaps players and staff volunteered with The Rescue Mission, a local non-profit organization that provides restorative care to those experiencing a homelessness crisis. One group served lunch and helped with other chores at the Life House building downtown, while others assisted at Charis House, a shelter for women and children, and yet another group offered aid at Treasure House, a thrift store.

RALLY CAPS: The TinCaps have overcome a deficit in 14 of their 21 wins.

CLOSE CALLS: The 'Caps have played 8 extra-inning games, 3rd most in MiLB behind only Beloit and Triple-A Columbus (9)... The TinCaps have played 15 one-run games (tied with Great Lakes and Lansing for most in MWL) and 8 two-run games... Fort Wayne has 3 walk-off wins... Until last May 18, the 'Caps hadn't won a game by more than 3 runs.

KEEPING IT IN THE YARD: Offensively, the TinCaps have hit 10 homers over their last 10 games. Meanwhile, Fort Wayne's pitchers have allowed the fewest homers per 9 innings in the MWL this season (0.7, just 30 in 45 games).

DEFENSE: Kai Murphy leads MWL in outfield assists (5)... As a team, the TinCaps are 2nd in OA (11)... Their catchers lead the MWL in caught stealing % at 29% (the league average is 21%). Individually, Anthony Vilar and Ethan Salas rank 5th in CS (9).

ETHAN SALAS: 8-game hitting streak - tied for longest active in MWL (11-for-29 with 4 doubles, a homer, 8 RBIs, 9 runs, 5 walks, and only 4 strikeouts).

KAI MURPHY: 12 doubles, 2nd in MWL.

HOMER BUSH JR: 24 stolen bases, most in MWL... 1st-inning double in consecutive games.

DEVIN ORTIZ: 11-game on-base streak.

LUCAS DUNN: On Saturday, recorded the second 4-hit game of his MiLB career.

FORT WAYNE FAITHFUL: Parkview Field hosted sellout crowds May 17-19, including May 18's season-high turnout of 8,402. That 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... The TinCaps sold out 2 games last week as well.

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

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