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Dayton Dragons GameDay Notes for Thursday, August 15

August 15, 2019 - Midwest League (MWL) - Dayton Dragons News Release

Thursday, August 15, 2019 l Game # 52 (122)

Bowling Green Ballpark l Bowling Green, Ky. l 7:35 p.m.

Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE

Dayton Dragons (22-29, 50-71) at Bowling Green Hot Rods (30-21, 69-52)

RH Lyon Richardson (2-8, 4.95) vs. RH Miller Hogan (4-3, 3.10)

Today's Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the Bowling Green Hot Rods (affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) in the second game of a three-game series.

Last Game: Wednesday: Dayton 4, Bowling Green 1 (12 innings). In the longest game under the current rules format that began at the start of the 2018 season, the Dragons outlasted the Hot Rods in a game played in 4:11. Dayton scored three unearned runs in the top of the 12th to break a 1-1 tie. Both teams scored one run in the 11th inning to break a scoreless tie. Bowling Green was 0 for 17 with men in scoring position (stranding 13) while the Dragons were 2 for 14. Eddy Demurias became the first Dayton pitcher to bat since Nick Travieso in 2014 when he grounded into a fielder's choice in the 12th after entering the game as a pinch runner in the 10th (Dragons had used every position player when Demurias came to bat as the DH in the 12th).

The Playoff Chase: With 19 games to play, the Dragons face a six-game deficit in the race for a playoff spot. South Bend is the wildcard leader.

Individual Notes

Morgan Lofstrom has a seven-game hitting streak, batting .375 with one home run and seven runs batted in.

Mariel Bautista is hitting .328 with one home run over his last 14 games.

Matt Lloyd hit a three-run home run in his first swing of his first game with the Dragons on August 9, becoming the second Dragons player this season to hit a homer in his first game with the club (Jay Schuyler on Opening Night). Lloyd started his pro career at Billings earlier this summer by hitting home runs in his second, third, and fourth games with the team. He was a 1st Team All-Big Ten choice at Indiana in both 2018 and 2019 and also served as the Hoosiers closer on the mound.

Matt Pidich over his last 26 games: 1.39 ERA, 45.1 IP, 29 H, 15 R, 7 ER, 14 BB, 50 SO.

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

Friday, August 16 (7:35 p.m.): Dayton LH Connor Curlis (4-4, 2.47) at Bowling Green RH Alan Strong (8-4, 3.06)

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