Fort Wayne TinCaps (7-15) @ Dayton Dragons (14-11)
LHP Thomas Dorminy (2-2, 4.71) vs. LHP Seth Varner (3-1, 2.86)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 — Fifth Third Field (Dayton, Ohio) — First Pitch 7:00 p.m. — Game 23
ABOUT LAST NIGHT: Fort Wayne fell to the Dayton Dragons, 5-1, Monday night in the opening contest of a three-game series at Fifth Third Field. Left fielder Nick Torres plated the TinCaps’ only run of the night in the sixth.
PRIOR WARNING: Padres Minor League Pitching Coordinator Mark Prior is currently with the TinCaps. Prior joined San Diego’s front office in December 2013 as a baseball operations assistant and is in his first season in his present role. The San Diego native pitched for the Cubs from 2002-06, posting a 42-29 record with a 3.51 ERA.
NO RUNNING: Jose Ruiz has thrown out a league-leading 16 runners attempting to steal. He caught two runners trying to steal on Monday and picked another off at first base.
STREAKING: The following are on season-long hitting streaks: Felipe Blanco (7), Duanel Jones (5), Edwin Moreno (4), Trae Santos (2). Nick Torres, who had a 9-game hitting streak to begin the season, is currently on a 5-game hitting streak as well.
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 47, including four on Monday.
MWL TOP 10: Outfielder Nick Torres is 2nd in Runs (18), tied for 3rd in Total Bases (42), tied for 4th in Doubles (7), 5th in slugging (.500), 8th in on-base plus slugging (.880), tied for 9th in Hits (27), and tied for 10th in Home Runs (2)…
Third baseman Duanel Jones is 3rd in Batting Average (.342), tied for 4th in Runs Batted In (16), 6th in slugging (.493), 9th in on-base plus slugging (.876), and tied for 10th in Home Runs (2)…
Center fielder Michael Gettys is tied for 5th in Triples (2)… Outfielder Edwin Moreno is also tied for 5th in Triples (2)… Middle infielder Felipe Blanco is also tied for 4th in Doubles (7).