Padres Minor League Roundup August 12th, 2014

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Fort Wayne Tincaps (Low A)

The TinCaps were able to defeat the Lugnuts Tuesday night by a final score of 4-2. Ronald Herrera got the win by going 5 innings and only allowing 2 runs. Like their big league club as well, the bullpen shone even brighter. Closer Ryan Butler earned his 7th save in 7 tries and even topped 100 mph on the radar gun. 2014 1st round pick Trea Turner also made an Andrelton Simmon’s-esque play at shortstop, running up the middle, then barehanding the ball after an awkward bounce and throwing to first for the out in one fluid motion. Offensively, they were paced by the bottom half of their lineup, with all 4 RBI coming from the fifth spot in the order or lower. CF Ronnie Richardson went 2-4 with a homer, and RF Henry Charles did the same to lead the offensive attack and get the victory for the Tincaps.

Friar of the Future: Ryan Butler. Speed is always in demand, and this has been a good proving ground for the young closer.

Friar of the Future:

Everyone did their part tonight. No goat!