Dragons Notes for Thursday
Thursday, May 17, 2018 l Game # 37
Cooley Law School Stadium l Lansing, Mich. l 7:05 p.m.
Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE
Dayton Dragons (18-18) at Lansing Lugnuts (26-13)
RH Wendolyn Bautista (2-1, 6.06) vs. RH Graham Spraker (0-1, 2.55)
Today's Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the Lansing Lugnuts (affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays) in the last game of a four-game series.
Streaks: The Dragons have lost their last six games after winning nine of the previous 10. Lansing has won eight straight games.
Standings: The Dragons are in fourth place, six and one-half games behind first place Lansing, and four games behind second place Bowling Green.
2018 Individual Notes
Hendrik Clementina over his last 12 games: six home runs, one triple, 15 RBI, and nine walks. Clementina is hitting .341 on the year with a .720 slugging percentage. He is tied for first in the MWL in home runs with eight and tied for fourth in RBI with 26 despite being one plate appearance short of qualifying for the batting lead. He would rank fifth in the league in batting average and first in slugging percentage (by 51 points).
Miles Gordon over his last eight games: 13 for 29, .448 to raise his average from .132 to .208.
John Sansone has a seven-game hitting streak, batting .286 with one home run and 7 RBI.
Michael Beltre over his last five games: 8 for 21, .381. Beltre has a 30-game on-base streak that is the longest active streak in the league.
Stuart Fairchild is 6 for 14 (.429) with three doubles in the current series with Lansing.
John Ghyzel is second in the MWL lead in saves with six. In 14 appearances, he has a 1.93 ERA.
Cory Thompson has allowed earned runs in just one of his 15 relief appearances, posting a 1.40 ERA.
Ryan Nutof has allowed earned runs in just two of his 14 relief appearances, posting a 1.54 ERA.
Upcoming Probable Pitchers (Game times are Dayton time) (All games on WONE 980 AM and www.daytondragons.com)
Friday, May 18 (7:00 p.m. DH): Great Lakes RH Wills Montgomerie (0-1, 1.45) and RH Riley Ottesen (0-3, 8.18) at Dayton RH Hunter Greene (0-2, 9.88) and RH Tyler Mondile (0-3, 9.19)
Saturday, May 19 (7:07 p.m.): Great Lakes RH Andre Jackson (0-0, 5.40) at Dayton RH Andrew Jordan (0-0, 0.00) TV: Dayton's CW (26)
Sunday, May 20 (2:07 p.m.): Great Lakes RH Edwin Uceta (1-1, 3.86) at Dayton RH Adrian Rodriguez (1-0, 5.27) TV: Dayton's CW (26)
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