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Dayton Dragons GameDay Notes for Thursday (7:05 PM vs. Great Lakes)

June 13, 2024 - Midwest League (MWL)
Dayton Dragons News Release

Thursday, June 13, 2024 l Game # 60

Day Air Ballpark l Dayton, Ohio l 7:05 p.m.

Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE

Great Lakes Loons (32-27) at Dayton Dragons (29-30)

RH Christian Romero (2-2, 1.86) vs. LH Bryce Hubbart (1-3, 6.34)

Today's Game : The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) host the Great Lakes Loons (affiliates of the Los Angeles Dodgers) at Day Air Ballpark in the heart of the Water Street District. This is the third game of a six-game series.

Streaks : The Dragons are 16-11 (.593) over their last 27 games. They are 4-4 on the current 12-game homestand.

Last Game: Wednesday : Great Lakes 3, Dayton 2. Great Lakes broke a 2-2 tie with one run in the top of the eighth inning, and Loons pitchers stranded in runners in scoring position in the bottom of the eighth and ninth. The Dragons stole six bases in the game, their highest single-game total since April 18, 2023 at West Michigan. Dayton starting pitcher Johnathan Harmon left the game during the fourth at-bat of the first inning with an apparent elbow injury. An update on Harmon's injury situation will be provided when it becomes available.

Current Series (June 11-16 vs. Great Lakes) : Dayton is 1-1 in the series.

Dayton team stats in the series: .213 batting average (13 for 61); 3.0 runs/game (6 R, 2 G); 2 home runs; 7 stolen bases; 2.00 ERA (18 IP, 4 ER); 2 errors.

Season Series between Dayton and Great Lakes: Dayton 5, Great Lakes 3 (all games at Day Air Ballpark).

Team Notes

Since May 12 (27 games), the Dragons have posted a 3.71 ERA, second best in the MWL over that time period.

The Dragons are 10-2 when their starting pitcher goes 6+ innings; 19-8 when the starter goes 5+; 21-12 when the starter allows two runs or less.

The Dragons rank first in Minor League Baseball (120 teams) in average attendance (8,008).

Player Notes

Sal Stewart over his last 24 games (since May 14) is batting .318 (27 for 85) with four home runs, 18 RBI, five doubles, and 12 walks (.920 OPS).

Hector Rodriguez over his last 19 games (since May 22) is batting .329 (26 for 79) with one home run, two doubles, one triple, and three RBI. Rodriguez has hit safely in five straight games.

Ethan O'Donnell over his last 16 games (since May 22) is batting .316 (18 for 57) with one home run and seven stolen bases (.812 OPS).

Dragons starting pitcher Johnathan Harmon has not allowed a run over his last four starts covering 19 innings, allowing 11 hits, two walks, with 16 SO. This is the longest scoreless streak by a Dayton pitcher this season. Harmon left the game in the first inning Wednesday with an injury.

Dragons starting pitcher Javi Rivera has won his last five starts, becoming the first Dayton pitcher to win five straight starts since Scott Moss won six straight in 2017. Over his last four outings: 29.2 IP, 16 H, 3 R, 7 BB, 39 SO, 0.91 ERA.

Dragons reliever Luis Mey over his last six outings: 9 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER (both runs were scored by "free runners" in extra innings), 3 BB, 16 SO.

Dragons reliever John Murphy over his last seven outings: 10 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 18 SO.

Upcoming Probable Pitchers (Game times are Dayton time) (All games on WONE 980 AM and

Friday, June 12 (7:05 pm): Great Lakes RH Peter Heubeck (2-3, 3.16) at Dayton RH Jose Franco (0-1, 6.00)

Saturday, June 13 (7:05 pm): Great Lakes RH Jacob Meador (0-2, 6.39) at Dayton RH Ryan Cardona (3-3, 4.36)

Sunday, June 14 (1:05 pm): Great Lakes RH Chris Campos (2-2, 3.63) at Dayton RH Javi Rivera (5-2, 4.34)

Dragons "On the Air": Every home and road game will be broadcast on radio on WONE 980-AM as Tom Nichols and Patrick Geshan call the action. Games are also available at and; and on a mobile device through either the Dragons mobile app or the iHeart Radio app. Additionally, the Dragons will televise 15 home games on Dayton's CW (Channel 26, available on Spectrum Cable channels 13 and 1013; available on DirecTV and Dish Network channel 26). Tom Nichols will handle the play-by-play on all games and be joined by WDTN TV's Jack Pohl on most telecasts.

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