Category Archives: West Michigan Whitecaps

Chiefs clinch first postseason berth since 2009

The Peoria Chiefs lost their game at Quad Cities on Thursday, but still clinched their first postseason berth since 2009 thanks to a Beloit Snappers loss at Wisconsin. Peoria entered the day needing only a win or a Beloit loss to get … Continue reading

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Cubs acquire ex-Whitecaps pitcher Fernando Rodney

The Chicago Cubs acquired former West Michigan Whitecaps RHP Fernando Rodney from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named or cash. Rodney pitched for the Whitecaps in 2000, when he was a Detroit Tigers prospect. He went 6-4 … Continue reading

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TinCaps set new franchise record for consecutive home wins

The Fort Wayne TinCaps beat the Lansing Lugnuts 3-2 Wednesday to win their 16th consecutive home game, a new franchise record. The previous record was set by the 2009 TinCaps, who won 15 straight home games from June 6 to July … Continue reading

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McBroom named MWL MVP; Torres prospect of the year

Lansing Lugnuts first baseman/designated hitter Ryan McBroom is this year’s Midwest League Most Valuable Player, and South Bend Cubs shortstop Gleyber Torres is the Midwest League Prospect of the Year. Through Sunday, McBroom is batting .324 with 11 HR and 82 RBI in 115 … Continue reading

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Great pitching performances highlight Saturday’s MWL games

Saturday’s Midwest League game action included three great pitching performances. In Peoria, Chiefs LHP Austin Gomber struck out 10 while limiting the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to two hits and two walks in six scoreless innings. He won his 13th straight decision … Continue reading

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TinCaps’ winning streak ends at 10 games

Fort Wayne’s winning streak ended at 10 games Thursday after the TinCaps lost 7-4 to the Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark. The TinCaps had a late lead, taking a 3-2 advantage into the bottom of the 8th inning. But that’s when the Hot … Continue reading

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Fort Wayne’s 10-game winning streak matches franchise record

The Fort Wayne TinCaps beat the Bowling Green Hot Rods 4-1 Wednesday to win their 10th consecutive game, matching the franchise record set in 2009. The TinCaps offense was led by Edwin Moreno, who went 3-for-4 with a double, a … Continue reading

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