Memorial Day Unis, Gaedele Gets Going, Where’s the Rain?

The TinCaps clawed their way to a 3-2 win over Bowling Green on Sunday night in front of a great crowd of 7,304 at Parkview Field. Matt Wisler went six innings, and Kyle Gaedele came up with three hits for the TinCaps.

Gaedele’s been locked in for the last few games, after a long streak of difficulty at the plate. The outfielder was hitless in eight straight games from the 14th to the 21st, but in his last four games, he’s turned in three multi-hit performances, including two three-hit games. He’s now 8 of his last 15 with two runs batted in during the last four games.

In today’s TinCaps Report Podcast, hear Manager Jose Valentin discuss the renewed focus at the plate for Kyle Gaedele, and his team’s ability to hold close in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Bowling Green:


Here’s a peek at today’s special threads for Memorial Day:


The last time I remember any rainfall was back in the first week of May when the TinCaps played against the Dragons in Dayton. That lead to a doubleheader being scheduled, and the TinCaps playing a 16-inning game in the first game of the twinbill. But apparently, we’re approaching dangerously low levels of rain:

“The National Weather Service reports it has been the driest spring on record in Fort Wayne, which has received only 4.99 inches of rain since March 1 — 5.51 inches below normal. It’s South Bend’s eighth driest spring, with just 5.4 inches of rain. And Evansville has received just 5.92 inches of rainfall since March 1, 6.68 inches below normal. “

“The lack of rain has led to the state Department of Natural Resources closing the beach at Salamonie Lake in Andrews, 30 miles southwest of Fort Wayne. The DNR also is discouraging water skiing because the lake is 14 feet below normal, leaving water skiers more vulnerable to underwater hazards. “

Rain is never a good thing for baseball, even if Luke Bryan says it’s a good thing. 


Lee Greenwood…take it away!

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