The Journal Gazette takes a look at how players promoted out of Fort Wayne have fared with their new clubs.
June 30, 2013 in Full Count
Fort Wayne suffered its first shutout of the second half in a 1-0 loss to Lake County on Sunday at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio.
June 30, 2013 in Full Count
A barrage of hits and solid start from TinCaps pitcher Max Fried propelled Fort Wayne to a 5-0 win against Lake County on Saturday at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio.
June 29, 2013 in Full Count
Fort Wayne's game against Lansing today in Lansing, Mich., was postponed because of rain.
June 28, 2013 in Full Count
The TinCaps broke their five-game losing streak with an 8-1 win at Lansing on Thursday.
June 27, 2013 in Full Count
I didn't get much into the numbers of today's game in our game story, so I wanted to hit on some of those here.
Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin talks about his team's 7-5 loss, its fourth straight, and how the TinCaps plan to bounce back from their losing skid.
A three-run home run by West Michigan third baseman Jason King proved the difference in a 7-5 loss for Fort Wayne on Tuesday at Parkview Field.
Back and forth they go again at Parkview Field.
A day after its longest game of the season, Fort Wayne seems to be awake early in its game against West Michigan.
Fort Wayne (44-30) looks to bounce back from a loss in the 13th inning Monday against West Michigan (36-39). First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the game.
Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin talks about his team's 9-6 loss in 13 innings to West Michigan on Monday at Parkview Field. It was the team's longest game this season and its third-straight loss.
West Michigan (36-39) scored three runs in the top of the 13th to beat Fort Wayne (44-30) on Monday at Parkview Field.
June 24, 2013 in Full Count
Fort Wayne (44-29) looks to avoid a three-game losing streak with a win against West Michigan (35-39) today. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the game.
June 24, 2013 in Full Count
Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin talks about his team's 12-6 loss to West Michigan and a 1-3 start to the second half of the Midwest League regular season slate.
Fort Wayne went 18-4 to finish the first half of its season and finish second in the Midwest League Eastern Division. The second half has brought the TinCaps back to reality.
A Fort Wayne skid in the third inning continued into its next three, and the TinCaps trail West Michigan 9-3 with three innings left at Parkview Field.
Fort Wayne should have been out of the third inning with a 3-0 lead against West Michigan. Instead, the game is tied as they head to the fourth inning at Parkview Field.
Fort Wayne (44-28) takes on West Michigan (34-39) in its second home series of the second half today. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the game.
South Bend (46-26) put up some gaudy numbers against Fort Wayne (44-28). The TinCaps posted some they'd like to forget.
Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin talks about a 9-1 loss to South Bend on Saturday at Parkview Field. The TinCaps dropped to 1-8 against the Silver Hawk this year.
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A day after their first win against South Bend this year, the TinCaps sunk to 1-8 against the Silver Hawks in a 9-1 loss Saturday at Parkview Field.
Fort Wayne starter Max Fried has struggled with his command, and his mistakes have proven costly for the TinCaps. South Bend leads 3-0 after three innings.
Fort Wayne (44-27) faces South Bend (45-26) in the rubber game of a three-game series today. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the game.
Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin talks about his team's performance in a 3-2 win against South Bend on Friday at Parkview Field. The game went to 11 innings, and the TinCaps improved to 6-0 in extras and beat the Silver Hawks for the first time this season.
Fort Wayne reliever Matthew Shepherd talks about the bullpen's six shutout innings in a 3-2 win Friday against South Bend. The 11th-inning walkoff was the TinCaps' first win over the Silver Hawks this year.
TinCaps starting pitcher Zach Eflin talks about a 91-pitch day, his consistent success for Fort Wayne and how it felt to beat South Bend, which was 7-0 against the TinCaps before their 3-2 victory Friday.
TinCaps shortstop Tyler Stubblefield welcomed himself back to Fort Wayne with a home run in the second inning Friday.
A game-winning double by Diego Goris in the bottom of the 11th gave Fort Wayne a 3-2 win over South Bend on Friday at Parkview Field.
The TinCaps and Silver Hawks have kept it close in most of their games. That isn't changing tonight.
The TinCaps and Silver Hawks are tied at 2 entering the final three innings today at Parkview Field.
Fort Wayne shortstop Tyler Stubblefield and South Bend designated hitter Rudy Flores traded home runs in the second inning, and the TinCaps lead the Silver Hawks 2-1 at the end of the third.
Fort Wayne (43-27) will try to break a seven-game losing streak against South Bend (45-25) today. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the game.
The TinCaps started the second half of the season just like they ended the first half – with a sluggish offense and chasing the South Bend Silver Hawks.
South Bend leads the TinCaps 2-1 after six innings Thursday at Parkview Field.
Fort Wayne's roster added some names and saw some advance in the San Diego Padres system on the first day of the second half of the season.
The pitching matchup for tonight's game will pit the TinCaps' Adys Portillo against South Bend's Blake Perry, who are both right-handers.
TinCaps catcher Dane Phillips talks about his experience at the Midwest League All-Star Game on June 18 in Dayton, Ohio. Phillips was one of 18 position players selected to represent the Eastern Division. The East beat the West 6-5.
DAYTON, Ohio – The Midwest League Eastern Division broke a tie game in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Western Division 6-5 in the Midwest League All-Star game Tuesday at Fifth Third Field.
We've got more to come, but we had quite a bit of content in the paper leading up to the Midwest League All-Star game at 7 p.m. today in Dayton, Ohio.
Fort Wayne put up eight runs in the first four innings to cruise past West Michigan 10-5 in its final game of the first half Sunday at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich.
June 16, 2013 in Full Count
Held scoreless in the doubleheader opener Saturday, the TinCaps used a six-run fourth inning in the second game to post an 8-7 victory and earn a split with West Michigan at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich.
June 15, 2013 in Full Count
With the potential tying run on third base with one out in the top of the ninth inning, the TinCaps were unable to score in a 2-1 loss to West Michigan on Friday at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich.
June 14, 2013 in Full Count
Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin talks about his team's 4-1 win against Lake County on Thursday in its final game at Parkview Field in the first half of the season.
Starting pitcher Walker Weickel had a rough start to his career in Fort Wayne.In his past two starts, he's looked like one of the team's best pitchers.
TinCaps starter Walker Weickel tallied a season high in strikeouts, and his lineup tacked on four runs in the first two innings to spur a 4-1 win against Lake County on Thursday at Parkview Field.
TinCaps starter Walker Weickel went five innings, struck out five and gave up three hits to help Fort Wayne keep a 4-0 lead against Lake County.
Fort Wayne has seven hits and four runs through three innings against Lake County and leads 4-0.
Fort Wayne (40-24) finishes its first-half home schedule with a 7:05 p.m. game against Lake County (21-41) today. Here's a look ahead at the matchup.
TinCaps manager Jose Valentin talks about his team's 11-0 loss to Lake County on Wednesday at Parkview Field. It was the largest losing margin of the season for Fort Wayne.
TinCaps manager Jose Valentin doesn't have to name a most valuable player for the first half.But he isn't shy about who it has been. Infielder Maxx Tissenbaum got the nod, without a moment's hesitation from his manager.
A day after Fort Wayne got its biggest win of the year, it suffered its worst loss.
Fort Wayne trails Lake County 9-0 at the end of the sixth inning, and a tornado warning has been issued for Allen County.
Fort Wayne and Lake County are scoreless after three innings.
Playoff-bound Fort Wayne (40-23) takes on Lake County (20-41) today at 7:05 p.m., weather permitting. Here is a look ahead at the match-up.
Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin talks about his team's playoff-clinching win against Lake County on Tuesday. The TinCaps earned at least second in the Midwest League Eastern Division, which puts them in the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year.
This is what joy, in its youthful prime, looks like.
Fort Wayne beat Lake County 7-4 on Tuesday at Parkview Field to clinch the divisional wild card and earn a first-half bid to the Midwest League playoffs.
Fort Wayne takes a 7-3 lead into the seventh inning, and the TinCaps are nine outs from locking up a Midwest League playoff spot in the first half of the season.
Fort Wayne and Lake County took advantage of opportunities at the plate early, and the TinCaps lead 5-3 heading into the fourth inning at Parkview Field.
Fort Wayne (39-23) can clinch a playoff spot today with a win against Lake County (20-40). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the game.
Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette
Utility player Diego Goris wasn't an everyday player entering the season.But TinCaps manager Jose Valentin has had to find ways to keep Goris in -- be it because of injuries or, lately, the 22-year-old's hot bat.
After a five-game losing streak in May, the TinCaps looked to be on the verge of letting the first half of the season slip away.Sixteen games later, Fort Wayne is one win away from clinching a playoff spot.
TinCaps starter Justin Hancock has pitched for contact during his outing against Dayton. So far, it has worked in the righty's favor.
Fort Wayne took advantage of early errors by Dayton and leads 10-0 after three innings.
Fort Wayne (38-23) takes on Dayton (26-36) for a chance at a series sweep today. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the game.
Fort Wayne moved to 38-23 with a win against Dayton on Sunday. The TinCaps will close out their series against the Dragons (26-36) at 7:05 p.m. Monday.
Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin talks about his team's 5-3 win against Dayton on Sunday, which put the TinCaps 15 games above .500.
Three hits in the first inning helped Fort Wayne take a 1-0 lead against Dayton at Parkview Field into the fourth inning.
The TinCaps defeated Dayton 1-0 in 12 inningn.
Fireworks are to come later; they're sure not present through six innings at Saturday's TinCaps game at Parkview Field.
So far, so fast. TinCaps pitcher Joe Ross and Dayton's Robert Stephenson are hooked in a three-inning, 0-0 pitchers' duel so far at Parkview Field.
The dark clouds that seemed to be gathering over Fort Wayne an hour ago have vanished, and it appears as though the TinCaps and Dayton Dragons will play at 7:05 p.m. today at Parkview Field.
TinCaps outfielder Brian Adams talks about his development as a player after an 8-6 win May 2. A feature on Adams appeared in the June 8 edition of The Journal Gazette.
Midwest League All-Star selection and designated hitter Jeremy Baltz was put on the Fort Wayne disabled list today, retroactive to June 4, the TinCaps announced.
The surging TinCaps won their fifth consecutive game Friday with a 10-6 victory over Lansing at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Mich.
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The San Diego Padres are well into the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, and some of these players could be heading to Parkview Field in the future. Here's a look at who the TinCaps' home organization has drafted so far.
The TinCaps jumped on Lansing with two runs in the top of the first inning and took advantage of four Lugnuts errors in a 5-3 Midwest League victory Thursday at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Mich.
June 6, 2013 in Full Count
Five Fort Wayne players were named to the Midwest League All-Star team roster, the league announced today.
June 5, 2013 in Full Count
Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin talks about his team's 2-0 win against West Michigan, its fourth shutout of the year.
After five scoreless innings, Fort Wayne broke through in the sixth
Fort Wayne and West Michigan are tied 0-0 after three innings at Parkview Field.
Fort Wayne (32-23) plays the final game of a seven-game homestand today. The TinCaps will take on West Michigan (27-27), with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the game.
West Michigan starter Edgar De La Rosa had the best of Fort Wayne through six innings. But when he went out for the seventh, the right-hander's split finger looked different.
Fort Wayne reliever Joe Church gets a celebratory Powerade bath and talks about his first minor league hit, which propelled the TinCaps to an 8-6 win Sunday at Parkview Field.
Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin talks about another late comeback for the TinCaps, who are 32-23 on the season after an 8-6 win Sunday against West Michigan.
Fort Wayne outfielder Mallex Smith talks about his team's seven-run rally for an 8-6 win against West Michigan on Sunday at Parkview Field.
Fort Wayne needed to overcome a five-run deficit in the final three innings to beat West Michigan on Sunday at Parkview Field.The TinCaps went out and got seven.
The TinCaps face a five-run deficit with three innings to go after a four-run fourth inning gave West Michigan a commanding lead.
Fort Wayne starter Max Fried has battled, but the lefty has given up some big hits. West Michigan is out to a 2-1 lead in the third as a result.
Fort Wayne (31-23) takes on West Michigan (27-26) after an up-and-down day at the plate Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 pm. Here's a look ahead at the game.
Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin said he was grateful that his team's game Friday was rained out with a half inning to go.The TinCaps wouldn't have won it otherwise.
Sean Morrison | The Journal Gazette
More than five inches of rain dropped onto Parkview Field, and the rest of Fort Wayne, on Friday.But somehow, by noon Saturday, the field was in playable shape.
Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin talks about his team's four-run comeback in the bottom of the 11th inning to start the day, and the 3-1 loss that followed.
It was as interesting a comeback as any.
It was an up-and-down day for Fort Wayne, which won 8-7 on a walkoff double in the restarted game but couldn't string together hits in a 3-1 loss to West Michigan on Saturday at Parkview Field.
The TinCaps added a run in the bottom of the fifth, but offense has been hard to come by against West Michigan starter Endrys Briceno.
The TinCaps brought in a couple special guest mascots for their game against West Michigan on Saturday. Here's a performance from between the fourth and fifth innings.
A couple of defensive gems highlight a 1-0 game at Parkview Field. The TinCaps trail West Michigan early.
Fort Wayne (30-22) will finish a game against West Michigan (26-25) that was suspended in the bottom of the 11th and play its regularly scheduled game against the Whitecaps today. First pitch of the continuation is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
Fort Wayne forced extra innings against West Michigan on Friday thanks to a fielding error by the Whitecaps and a blown call by home plate umpire Jimmy Lott.Then, things got weird.
Fort Wayne and West Michigan have traded runs throughout the game, but the Whitecaps have a 4-3 advantage with three innings to go.
Fort Wayne and West Michigan each hit home runs in the first inning, and through three, the TinCaps and Whitecaps are tied at 1.