You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Full Count

  • TinCaps staffer honored
    TinCaps director of promotions and community relations Abby Naas was named the Midwest League's Female Executive of the Year.
  • Padres, TinCaps renew development contract
    The TinCaps said today they have renewed their player development contract with San Diego through the 2016 season.
  • TinCaps' 2009 title team makes Single-A history
    Seventeen members of the 2009 TinCaps have broken into the major leagues, a Class A record, according to information provided by the TinCaps from Sports Reference president Sean Forman.
Advertisement

TinCaps stifled again at Dayton, lose 6th of last 7

With Mallex Smith promoted and Fernando Perez hurt, the TinCaps’ offense, the Midwest League’s best for much of the season, is suddenly scuffling.

The TinCaps were stifled at Dayton’s Fifth Third Field on Wednesday, the 7-2 loss their fifth straight and sixth in the last seven games.

Fort Wayne (5-8 second half, 35-47 overall) has scored just 20 runs in that stretch, and seven of those came in one game.

Dayton (5-8, 41-40) shut out the TinCaps for the second time in six days on Tuesday.

The middle game of a three-game set went little better for the visitors, who were hitless through four innings and didn’t score until the eighth.

Jake Bauers’ two-run single cut the deficit to 3-2, but Dayton widened the gap in the bottom half.

Daniel Pigott and Avain Rachal had back-to-back RBI singles off Eric Yardley, and Jose Ortiz greeted Jorge Guzman with a game-clinching two-run double.

Dragons right-hander Nick Travieso (7-4) struck out five in six innings.

TinCaps righty Ronald Herrera (5-5) suffered the loss despite five innings of two-run ball.

Fort Wayne made three errors, including the 28th by third baseman Dustin Peterson.

TinCaps lefty Jeffrey Enloe (0-1, 3.00 ERA) goes against Jackson Stephens (0-0, 5.19) in the series finale today.

Notes: TinCaps right-handed reliever Genison Reyes was promoted to high-A Lake Elsinore. Lake Elsinore RHP Cody Hebner was transferred to Fort Wayne.

Advertisement