TinCaps ReCap: Federowicz makes TinCaps debut in rehab appearance


TinCaps Logo


Game recap from the TinCaps:

Federowicz makes TinCaps debut in rehab appearance

(July 12, 2015) – The TinCaps fell, 8-3, to the Great Lakes Loons on Sunday afternoon at Parkview Field. San Diego Padres catcher Tim Federowicz went 1-for-4 with a double and RBI as the designated hitter in the first game of his rehab assignment.

Great Lakes (7-11, 45-41) raced out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. After Alex Santana doubled in the game’s first run against Chris Huffman (L, 3-5), Dodgers first base prospect Justin Chigbogu launched an opposite-field three-run homer to left — his third home run in as many games this series.

Fort Wayne (11-7, 43-43) got a run back in the home first thanks to the big leaguer. The 27-year-old Federowicz (pronounced FED-er-oh-vich) pulled a double off the left-field fence to score shortstop Luis Urias, who led off with a double.

Federowicz, who tore the meniscus in his right knee during Spring Training and had surgery in March, struck out in his final three at-bats. He’s expected to stay with the TinCaps for the remainder of their homestand, which runs through Friday. Prior to Sunday, the TinCaps had never had a Padres player rehab with them at Parkview Field.

The big leaguer’s RBI double was the only run Fort Wayne scored off Loons starter Pablo Fernandez, a 25-year-old from Cuba who made his Midwest League debut. Meanwhile, Santana launched a three-run homer of his own in the fifth to put Great Lakes up 7-1.

Kevin Guzman (W, 5-7) replaced Fernandez in the fifth. Center fielder Michael Gettys drew a bases-loaded walk that inning to cut the TinCaps’ deficit to 7-2.

Later in the seventh, Urias delivered an RBI single that made it 7-3. Great Lakes, however, added another run in the ninth to go back up by five.

This marks the first time since June 16-17 that Fort Wayne has lost back-to-back games.

The TinCaps and Loons conclude their four-game series on Monday night at 7:05. Right-hander Ernesto Montas (8-5, 3.21) is set to start against righty Grant Holmes (4-1, 2.94). The game can be heard on ESPN Radio 1380, Box Score, and the TuneIn Radio app, and viewed on Comcast Network 81.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here