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TinCaps Game Notes: May 4 at Dayton (Game 22)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (7-14) @ Dayton Dragons (13-11)

RHP Yimmi Brasoban (0-0, 2.38) vs. RHP Tejay Antone (1-2, 2.78)

Monday, May 4, 2015 — Fifth Third Field (Dayton, Ohio) — First Pitch 7:00 p.m. — Game 22

ABOUT LAST GAME: The TinCaps won the finale of their three-game series at South Bend, 6-3. The game was scoreless for six innings before Fort Wayne broke through with three in the seventh, two in the eighth, and one in the ninth. South Bend responded with a two-run seventh and also one in the ninth.

FORMER TINCAP CALLED UP TO PADRES: Austin Hedges, who was Fort Wayne’s catcher in 2012, was called up to the Padres from Triple-A El Paso on Monday. The 22-year-old was batting .324 with 2 HR and 15 RBI in 21 games with the Chihuahuas. Back in 2012, Hedges was a Midwest League All-Star as he hit .279 with 10 HR and 56 RBI in 96 games. He’s regarded as one of the best young catchers in the game defensively. For 2014 and the second half of 2013, his hitting coach at Double-A San Antonio was current TinCaps manager Francisco Morales. Hedges is now the 133rd former Fort Wayne Wizard or TinCap to reach the big leagues.

LEADING THE LEAGUE: Despite playing three less games than everyone besides Great Lakes, the TinCaps are tied for the Midwest League lead in doubles with 43, including three on Sunday.

MWL TOP 10: Outfielder Nick Torres is 2nd in Runs (18), tied for 2nd in Total Bases (41), tied for 3rd in Doubles (7), 4th in slugging (.513), 8th in on-base plus slugging (.899), tied for 8th in Hits (26), and tied for 10th in Home Runs (2)…

Third baseman Duanel Jones is tied for 3rd in Runs Batted In (16), 4th in Batting Average (.348), 7th in slugging (.493), 10th in on-base plus slugging (.882), and tied for 10th in Home Runs (2)…

Center fielder Michael Gettys is tied for 5th in Triples (2) and tied for 6th in Doubles (6)…

Outfielder Edwin Moreno is also tied for 5th in Triples (2)…

Middle infielder Felipe Blanco is tied for 10th in Doubles (6).