Justin Smyres back; Skip Adams promoted

Posted Aug 5, 2004

Infielder Justin Smyres will join the Fort Wayne Wizards for a second time after spending a few days with Peoria. Skip Adams has been promoted to the Padres’ High-A affiliate, the Lake Elsinore Storm of the California League.

Justin Smyres will be in uniform for the Wizards game against the Lansing Lugnuts tonight with Skip Adams joining the Storm.

Smyres appeared briefly with Fort Wayne earlier this year, hitting .091 with one run batted in during a three game stint from May 26 through May 28. He hit .239 with three doubles, a pair of triples and one home run for Lake Elsinore in 19 games. Smyres, who is being called up from the Padres Arizona League team, hit .273 with a double and one run batted in over three games.

Adams was a late scratch from the Wizards line-up on Wednesday against the South Bend Silverhawks. He appeared in 56 games for Fort Wayne, hitting .178 with five doubles and seven home runs, while driving in 24 runs. Adams appeared in two games at second base, 21 at third base, 27 at shortstop and one in the outfield for the Wizards.

The Wizards open a two-game road trip at 6:05 p.m. tonight against the Lansing Lugnuts (Chicago Cubs affiliate). Fort Wayne will return to Memorial Stadium for a two-game series against the Lugnuts beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, which will feature a post-game fireworks show.

The fourth annual Christian Concert, featuring “Big Daddy Weave” will take place following the Wizards and Lugnuts game at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets for both games are available by calling the Wizards front office at 260-482-6400 or by contacting any TicketMaster location.

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