Roaming center field in Fort Wayne like his father did for the Wizards back in 1994, Torii Hunter Jr. went 2-for-5 and had two spectacular grabs in the field to lead the visiting Burlington Bees to a 6-2 win over the TinCaps at Parkview Field on Wednesday night.
Former TinCaps like Fernando Tatis Jr, Luis Urias and Buddy Reed all took the field for the Futures Game. It's a contest that showcases some of the best young talent coming up in the minor leagues leading up the MLB All-Star game.
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains. For the second night in a row, two of those three true outcomes occurred for the TinCaps. On Friday night, it happened in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and on Saturday it took place at Dozer Park, where Fort Wayne was shut out by the Peoria Chiefs (St. Louis Cardinals), 4-0.
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains. Two of those three true outcomes occurred for the TinCaps on Friday night, and they weren’t victorious. After a 1 hour and 14 minute rain delay, Fort Wayne fell to the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Minnesota Twins), 4-2, at Perfect Game Field.
Right fielder Jack Suwinski hit his fifth home run of the season, but the TinCaps fell, 4-3, against the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Tampa Bay Rays) on Sunday afternoon at Parkview Field. Despite the setback, Fort Wayne remains in first place among teams competing for a second-half playoff spot in the Midwest League East Division.
Jeisson Rosario finished a home run shy of the cycle and Tirso Ornelas collected three hits, but the TinCaps lost to the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Tampa Bay Rays), 5-4, on a gorgeous Saturday night at Parkview Field with a sellout crowd of 7,352 in attendance. It marked the 10th sellout of the season.