Dragons Gameday for May 24May 24, 2012 - Midwest League (MWL) Dayton Dragons
Cooley Law School Stadium l Lansing, Mich. l 7:05 p.m.
Radio: WONE-AM 980
Dayton Dragons (17-29) at Lansing Lugnuts (32-13)
RH Dan Jensen (2-3, 2.43) vs. LH David Rollins (3-0, 2.75)
Today's Game : The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the Lansing Lugnuts (affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays) in the second game of a three-game series. Season Series : Lansing 8, Dayton 0.
Today's Dragons Starting Pitcher: Dan Jensen makes his fourth start of 2012 after 10 strong relief outings, when he went 1-2, 1.69, 1 Sv. Jensen won his last start on Friday at Bowling Green (6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO). Jensen is the first local product to play for the Dragons in franchise history. He played at Centerville High School, Sinclair Community College, and the University of Cincinnati before being signed by the Reds as a 20th round draft pick in 2011. Jensen pitched at Billings last season, going 1-2, 6.39 in 13 games (two starts) with one start at Bakersfield (0-0, 1.50).
- Ryan Wright has a six-game hitting streak, batting .500 (12 for 24) with five doubles to raise his average from .273 to .303. He has five straight multi-hit games.
- Steve Selsky has hit in five straight games and is batting .323 over his last 25 games (31 for 96), raising his average from .220 to .288.
- Sean Buckley has three straight multi-hit games (6 for 10) and has at least one extra base hit in each of the three.
- Kyle Waldrop is batting .310 over his last 11 games (13 for 42).
- The Dragons scored 8 runs last night, 7 on Monday and 6 on Sunday. These are their three highest single-game run totals since they scored 7 at Beloit on April 28. The Dragons' 16 hits last night was a season-high.
- The Dragons have gone 27 for 172 (.157) with runners in scoring position over the last 19 games. However, they have gone 10 for 23 (.435) over their last two games.
Team of the Year Finalist: The Dragons were among five finalists for the prestigious SportsBusiness Journal Professional Sports Team of the Year Award. The Boston Bruins (NHL) were announced as the winner last night. The Dragons were joined as finalists by the Texas Rangers (MLB), Boston Bruins (NHL), Stewart-Haas Racing (NASCAR), and Sporting Kansas City (MLS). The Dragons were the first minor league team from any sport to be selected as a finalist for the award, which is in its fifth year of existence. The award honors one sports franchise based on an evaluation of "excellence, growth, creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation and outcomes." Entries are judged by a panel of editors, writers and researchers from the SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily for the period from March 1, 2011 through February 29, 2012.
Midwest League Stories from May 24, 2012
- Bees Blow It Again; Fall to Cougars 13-12 - Burlington Bees
- River Bandits' Bullpen Falters in 9-6 Loss to Wisconsin - Quad Cities River Bandits
- Hawks Drop Second Straight Versus TinCaps - South Bend Silver Hawks
- Chiefs Win 4-3 Thursday - Peoria Chiefs
- Wisconsin beats Bandits to claim sixth straight win - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
- Loons Outpaced by Hot Rods, 12-3 - Great Lakes Loons
- Cougars Nip Bees in Slugfest - Kane County Cougars
- Lugs draw 12 walks, drop Dragons 5-2 - Lansing Lugnuts
- TinCaps Score Season-High 14 in Rout of Silver Hawks - Fort Wayne TinCaps
- Offense Explodes to Even Series in Great Lakes - Bowling Green Hot Rods
- Lansing Continues Hold over Dragons - Dayton Dragons
- Captains Score in Bunches, Win 10-4 - Lake County Captains
- Dragons, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Team up for "Home Run for Life" - Dayton Dragons
- Kernels Fall to Beloit, 9-2 - Cedar Rapids Kernels
- Cougars Go Back to the '60's for Tomorrow's Game - Kane County Cougars
- Homers Propel Snappers to 9-2 Win - Beloit Snappers
- Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Merchandise Stays Hot - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
- Dragons Announce Roster Changes - Dayton Dragons
- Dragons Gameday for May 24 - Dayton Dragons
- Carter to DL, Jones Added - Beloit Snappers
- Bees Lose to Cougars, 4-3 - Burlington Bees
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