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Single-A: Fort Wayne TinCaps (54-68)
The TinCaps scored runs in the final two innings of the game to secure the victory in the first game of a three-game series against the Lake County Captains 5-4. While no player had more than one hit all the runs were a product of two players, Fernando Perez and Henry Charles. Perez started off with a solo home run in the top of the first inning to the Fort Wayne on the board and Charles added a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 7th inning to start the rally that was completed the following inning to secure the win.
TinCaps 1B Jake Bauers—who I believe to be the prospect breakout star for the Padres this season—went 1-for-3 with a run scored and 2 walks. Bauers now owns a triple slash line of .300/.378/.421 on the season and is doing all of this as an 18-year-old. This means that he has plenty of more power and baseball acumen to building as he continue to grow and mature. Bauers has 25 extra-base hits on the season and many of his singles will be doubles and many of his doubles will be home runs if he continues to focus on his swing and keeping himself healthy and he progresses his way through the Padres’ system. Since he was drafted out of high school he will not be rushed to the Majors and may repeat a level or two to makes sure his is not over-challenged by opponents 4 or 5 years older than him.
Future Friar of the Game
Henry Charles 2-for-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R
Future Friars of the Game
Nick Schulz 0-for-4, 2 K