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TinCaps Game Notes: May 27 vs. Great Lakes (Game 45)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (17-27) vs. Great Lakes Loons (20-24)

RHP Ernesto Montas (3-3, 3.86) vs. LHP Victor Gonzalez (0-3, 4.44)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 — Parkview Field — First Pitch 11:05 a.m. — Game 45

ABOUT LAST NIGHT: The TinCaps swept a doubleheader against the Great Lakes Loons, winning the opener, 4-2, and the finale, 4-3.

ROSTER MOVE: Third baseman Duanel Jones has been promoted by the Padres to Double-A San Antonio. In turn, San Diego has added infielder Nick Vilter to Fort Wayne’s roster from Extended Spring Training. Vilter was previously with the TinCaps from April 14-May 9. As for Jones, he leaves tied for the sixth-best batting average in the MWL (.327), tied for third in home runs (7), and second in runs batted in (36). Jones is also third in slugging percentage (.536).

Fort Wayne won in walk-off fashion in the nightcap Tuesday, as second baseman Felipe Blanco tripled to score Franchy Cordero. The TinCaps now have three walk-off wins on the year. Blanco also had a walk-off double against South Bend on April 16.

First baseman Trae Santos is on a season-long six-game hitting streak going back to Thursday. He went 1-for-3 in both games of Tuesday’s doubleheader and drove in two runs. With the departure of Jones, he is now the team-leader in RBIs with 22. On the season, Santos is fourth in the MWL in extra-base hits with 19.

GETT-ING IT DONE: Center fielder Michael Gettys doubled twice and plated two runs in the second half of Tuesday’s twin bill. Gettys is now tied with Santos for the team lead in two-baggers with 13. That number also is tied for fifth in the MWL.

HAND CANNON: Catcher Jose Ruiz threw out two base-stealers in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. He has caught 22 runners trying to steal this season — the highest tally in the MWL. (Bowling Green’s Nick Ciuffo ranks second with 17.)

Great Lakes’ roster features the following Top 30 Los Angeles Dodgers prospects according to
3. RHP Grant Holmes
4. OF Alex Verdugo