Fort Wayne TinCaps (9-9) vs. Peoria Chiefs (8-9)
LHP Logan Allen (2-0, 0.90 ERA) vs. RHP Derian Gonzalez (0-0, 3.60 ERA)
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 — Parkview Field — First Pitch 7:05 p.m. — Game 19
ABOUT SUNDAY: Fort Wayne lost in 10 innings at South Bend, 7-6, as Cubs left fielder Eloy Jimenez socked a run-scoring single to left field with the bases loaded.
ROSTER MOVES: Today the Padres promoted OF Luis Tejada to Advanced-A Lake Elsinore. He was leading the MWL in RBIs (18) and tied for the league lead in doubles (8), while batting .323. San Diego has transferred OF Mason Smith to Fort Wayne from Extended Spring Training. (See Page 5 for more.) Also, right-handed reliever Gerardo Reyes (Page 8) has been activated off the Disabled List. In turn, righty reliever Lou Distasio has been transferred to Extended.
WINNING BIG, LOSING CLOSE: Sunday’s 7-6 loss in 10 innings was the 4th time this season the TinCaps have lost in walk-off fashion. Fort Wayne has lost 6 games by 1 run, another by 2, and only 2 by 3+. Their losses have been by an average of 1.8 runs. In contrast, their 9 wins have been by an average of 6.2 runs.
BEST IN THE MIDWEST, AND BEYOND: The TinCaps enter today leading the MWL in all offensive categories below, and rank among the best in all of Single-A, Double-A, and Triple-A (120 teams), as well…
– Runs: 114 (1st in MiLB; Advanced-A High Desert is next with 112)
– RBIs: 98 (3rd in MiLB)
– Hits: 166 (Tied for 15th in MiLB)
– Total Bases: 241 (20th in MiLB)
– On-Base Plus Slugging: .734 (22nd in MiLB)
– Slugging Percentage: .387 (30th in MiLB)
– Home Runs: 9
AUSTIN’S AUSPICIOUS START: The first offensive Midwest League Player of the Week in 2016 was TinCaps catcher Austin Allen, who’s 27-for-53 at the plate with 6 walks to begin the season. Here’s a look at how his numbers stack up with all hitters in the Minors…
– Batting Average: .509 (1st in MiLB)
– On-Base Percentage: .565 (2nd in MiLB)
– Hits: 27 (Tied for 4th in MiLB)
– On-Base Plus Slugging: 1.225 (3rd in MiLB)
ALSO AT THE TOP: Outfielder Michael Gettys leads the MWL with 11 stolen bases (5th-most in MiLB). He’s tied for 2nd in the league with 16 runs (tied for 11th in MiLB). Gettys and infielder Ty France have been hit by 4 pitches, which is tied for the MWL lead (tied for 6th in MiLB).