Sunday Notes, Parkview Camping, Living Color
Fort Wayne lost 9-3 last night in the first game against Bowling Green this year. Adys Portillo went 4 1/3, walking four batters, and the TinCaps struggled with men in scoring position, going 2-10.
From today’s game notes:
Bullpen Woes: The TinCaps bullpen has now allowed at least one run in each of the last five games, and has allowed 14 runs over the last three games, all of which Fort Wayne has lost. Since May 10, when the bullpen ERA was 3.29, Fort Wayne relievers have worked 42 innings and surrendered 22 earned runs, for an era of 4.71 in that 10 game span. The TinCaps have posted a 4-6 record in that time frame.
High K’s: In the last three games, the TinCaps have struck out at least ten times each night. On Thursday against Lansing, Fort Wayne K’d 12 times. In Friday’s 9-3 loss to the Lugnuts, the TinCaps struck out 10 times, and they fanned 11 times on Saturday in the series opener against Bowling Green. On the year, only South Bend (443) and Great Lakes (337) have racked up more than Fort Wayne’s 336 team strikeouts.
Streak: Mike Gallic, with a home run on Saturday night, extended his hitting streak to seven games. In that span, he has gone 15-26 with five runs batted in.
In today’s TinCaps Report Podcast, hear from Manager Jose Valentin as he talks about Adys Portillo’s struggle with his curveball, Ruben Mejia’s tough night, and Mike Gallic’s hot bat:
SCOUT MOVIE NIGHT AT PARKVIEW FIELD
After the game on Saturday, lots of Boy Scouts and their parents spent the night at Parkview Field. It was the 13th annual overnight event, and it was a great success as everyone got to enjoy “Toy Story” and some late night snacks down on the field.
Guy Who's In Charge of Making Sure The Headphones are Turned Up Before Rappers Start Recording... you suck at your job.—
Luke Burbank (@lukeburbank) May 20, 2012
BACK IN TIME
The website Uni-Watch.com, which tracks all things uniform related in just about every sport across the globe, has a great reader submission feature in which folks try to put color into events that happened before color photography.
Most baseball fans are likely familiar with “The Catch” made by Willie Mays during the 1954 World Series at the Polo Grounds in New York City. Some estimates say he went nearly 420 feet to catch the ball in the spacious outfield at the park, hauling it in over his shoulder.
Here’s what the photo looks like as we’ve always known it:
And here’s what it looks like, with a digital color touch-up:
I don’t know how long that kind of stuff takes to do, but it looks pretty cool, doesn’t it?
The Allman Brothers Band…take it away!
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