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TinCaps Game Notes: May 19 at Lake County (Game 36)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (12-23) @ Lake County Captains (20-18)

RHP Dinelson Lamet (0-2, 3.54) vs. LHP Justus Sheffield (3-1, 2.87)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 — Classic Park (Eastlake, Ohio) — First Pitch 1:00 p.m. — Game 36

ABOUT LAST GAME: Ruddy Giron went 6-for-6 Monday in a 9-2 TinCaps win against the Lake County Captains. Giron became only the second player in Fort Wayne franchise history to record six hits in a game, and the first to do so in 22 years.

HISTORY: Fort Wayne hadn’t had a player record six hits in a game since the franchise’s inaugural season in 1993. Rene Lopez, a catcher, went 6-for-6 against the Beloit Brewers (now the Snappers) at the now-defunct Memorial Stadium in Fort Wayne on May 29.

SIX-HIT BREAKDOWN: 1st Inning: Bloop-single to RF
3rd Inning: Line-drive single to CF
4th Inning: Bunt-single to mound
5th Inning: Infield-single to 3B
7th Inning: Infield-single to SS
9th Inning: Home run that cleared the bleachers in LF

ARE YOU SERIOUS? In no particular order, here are a list of factors that made Giron’s accomplishment on Monday something no one could have seen coming…
· Giron was making his TinCaps debut after being called up from Extended Spring Training earlier in the day
· He had to wake up at 3:00 am MST in Peoria, AZ, before flying from Phoenix to Chicago to Cleveland, and then getting a ride to Classic Park from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
· In 2014, Giron hit .168 in 48 games with the Peoria Padres in the rookie-level Arizona League
· Giron never had more than a two-hit game as a rookie last year
· At 18, Giron is the youngest player in the entire Midwest League; he was born on Jan. 4, 1997
· Giron’s teammates tallied 10 other hits and drew four walks, enabling Giron to have six at-bats; Fort Wayne had been no-hit for seven innings on Sunday at Bowling Green
· The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder had never before hit a home run as a professional