Dragons Notes for Wednesday
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 l Game # 13
Fifth Third Field l Dayton, Ohio l 7:00 p.m.
Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE
Fort Wayne TinCaps (8-5) at Dayton Dragons (4-8)
RH Efrain Contreras (0-0, 3.00) vs. RH James Marinan (0-1, 5.00)
Today's Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the Fort Wayne TinCaps (affiliate of the San Diego Padres) in the last game of a three-game set. Season Series: Fort Wayne 5, Dayton 1. Dragons on Current Home Stand: 2-2.
Last Game: Tuesday: Fort Wayne 8, Dayton 4. Fort Wayne scored four runs in the third inning to take a 4-1 lead and went on to even the series at one win apiece. Blake Hunt hit a two-run home run for Fort Wayne and Luis Almanzar added a solo shot. The Dragons had a season-high five extra base hits including home runs by Mariel Bautista and Bren Spillane. Bautista led an 11-hit Dayton attack with three hits including the homer. Dragons starting pitcher Jhon De Jesus saw his 12-inning scoreless streak end in the third. He allowed six runs in four and one-third innings to take the loss.
With a win tonight, the Dragons would earn their first series win of the 2019 season. They have split three 2-game sets to date while losing all four games of a 4-game set in Fort Wayne. The Dragons have split the first two games of the current series with Fort Wayne.
The team ERA on the current home stand (four games) is 3.25 (36 IP, 13 ER). Starters on the home stand: 18 IP, 8 ER, 4.00 ERA. Bullpen on the home stand: 18 IP, 5 ER, 2.50 ERA.
Shard Munroe is batting .393 (11 for 28) over his last eight games to raise his season's average to .355, which ranks seventh in the MWL. He is eighth in slugging percentage at .581 and leads the league in triples with three. He is also the Dragons top hitter with men on base, batting .400 (6 for 15) with three walks.
Upcoming Probable Pitchers (Game times are Dayton time) (All games on WONE 980 AM and www.daytondragons.com)
Thursday, April 18 (6:05 p.m.): Dayton RH Lyon Richardson (0-1, 1.17) at Lansing RH Sean Wymer (0-0, 3.65)
Friday, April 19 (6:05 p.m.): Dayton RH Jared Solomon (0-1, 3.38) at Lansing RH Cobi Johnson (0-0, 1.00)
Saturday, April 20 (1:05 p.m.): Dayton LH Jacob Heatherly (1-1, 5.19) at Lansing RH Josh Winckowski (0-0, 2.08)
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