The Low-A Midwest League held its All-Star game today, with several Padres farmhands on the Fort Wayne TinCaps suiting up for the East against the West. The game was played in Fort Wayne.
TinCaps first baseman Nate Freiman got the start at DH. The .302 hitter stroked a single in his 1-for-3 night.
Despite spending a good part of the first half with High-A Lake Elsinore, outfielder Danny Payne showed enough to make the team in his brief time in Fort Wayne. He started in center field, batting ninth, and went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
TinCaps righthander Jerry Sullivan got the start. He worked just one inning, striking out two but allowing two hits. Thankfully, neither baserunner came around to score.
Reliever Miles Mikolas entered the game with two outs in the seventh and got a key groundout to end the inning.
The East team ultimately won the game 6-2, and while none of the four TinCaps had huge games, they all made positive contributions.