Padres Minor League Roundup For August 9th

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Single A: Fort Wayne Tincaps (52-65)

The Fort Wayne Tincaps couldn’t quite get in on the winning action as their lost their game to the Lake County Captains, 5-2. For some, it might be hard to get excited about players in Low-A ball. After all, these players aren’t expected to reach the Major League level for another four or five years.

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However, it is pretty exciting to see the kinds of things that Trea Turner and Jake Bauers continue to do in Fort Wayne. Turner had a mixed game, going 1-for-3 with a run, a stolen base. Normally, that might not sound too bad for a leadoff hitter. It might sound a bit worse if turner were to have been picked off at second base and thrown out at third, both of which happened Saturday night. Turner is showing raw talent and speed, but he will have to learn to to pick his moments to help benefit the team. It’s unlikely that not stealing third in either event would have prevented him from scoring on a single.

Neither team scored until the bottom of the 6th inning when the Turner scored on a Franmil Reyes single to center. Reyes would score two batters later on a John Nester single. That was it for the club offensively on the night. Lake County would go on to win after scoring two in the seventh, one in the eight, and two more nails in the coffin in the ninth.

Future Friar of the Game

Franmil Reyes: 2-for-4, R, RBI, GIDP

Future Friar of the Game

Josh VanMeter: 0-for-4, K