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Daily Almanac for Monday, July 9, 2018: Day 190 of the Year; Nunavut Day in Cananda

DAILY ALMANAC WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF www.almanac.com

 

Flag of Nunavut Canada (Public Domain via wikipedia commons)

 

NUNAVUT DAY (CANADA)

Celebrated by the residents of Nunavut, Canada, on July 9 each year, Nunavut is a time to honor the efforts of those who helped to bring this territory into being. For many years, the Inuit had worked toward forming their own territory. On July 9, 1993, the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act took effect, and Nunavut was established on April 1, 1999. Nunavut Day was declared an official government holiday in 2001.

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Dragons announce roster changes

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Tom Nichols; COURTESY DAYTON DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

 

July 9, 2018

 

The Dayton Dragons announced the following roster changes today:

 

Right-handed pitcher Patrick McGuff has been acquired from the Evansville Otters of the independent Frontier League and assigned to the Dayton roster.

 

Right-handed pitcher Tyler Mondile has been placed on the suspended list.

Patrick McGuff (courtesy Morehead State University)

 

The Dragons roster remains at the Midwest League limit of 25 players.

 

A new roster is attached.

 

McGuff, from Hamilton, Ohio, played at Sinclair Community College for two seasons in 2013-14 before transferring to Morehead State University for the 2015-16 seasons.  He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2016 and spent two seasons in the Twins organization.  He had a good year in the Midwest League with Cedar Rapids in 2017, going 3-2 with a 2.49 earned run average in 27 games.  McGuff made five starts with Evansville this season, going 3-1 with a 1.55 ERA.

 

Dragons Roster July 8 2018

 

 

 

Dragons blow 4-run lead in 7-5 loss against Great Lakes Loons

GAME RECAP WRITTEN BY Tom Nichols; COURTESY DAYTON DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

 

Midland, Mich.—The Great Lakes Loons battled back from a four-run deficit to defeat the Dayton Dragons 7-5 at Dow Diamond on Sunday afternoon.  The Loons have won two-of-three in the four-game series that will conclude on Monday night.

 

The Dragons built a 4-0 lead in the first inning and continued to hold a 5-2 lead before Great Lakes scored three runs in the sixth to tie the game and two in the seventh to take the lead.  It was a tough day for the Dayton bullpen, which combined for three innings of work while surrendering five runs.

 

The Dragons had chances to score in both the eighth and ninth innings but could not deliver.  In the eighth, Jeter Downs and Leandro Santana started the frame with singles to put runners at first and second with no outs.  But when Andy Sugilio lined out to second base, Santana was doubled off first, and Hendrik Clementina struck out to end the threat.  Then in the ninth, Jose Garcia delivered a two-out double to move J.D. Williams to third base and give the Dragons another chance. But with runners at second and third with two outs, Lorenzo Cedrola struck out to end the game.

 

Clementina belted a two-run home run in the first inning, his 11th of the year, to highlight a four-run frame.  Sugilio also drove in two runs in the inning with a base hit.

 

But Great Lakes eventually tied the game in the sixth on back-to-back two-out RBI hits to make it 5-5.  Dragons reliever Cory Thompson (4-2) entered the game to start the seventh and gave up two runs in the inning on a pair of hits, a walk, and a hit batsman, and Thompson was charged with the loss.

 

Dragons starting pitcher Wendolyn Bautista was a late addition to the lineup when scheduled starter Tyler Mondile was scratched. Bautista battled through five innings, stranding eight runners.  He allowed two runs on seven hits with three walks and seven strikeouts and left the game in the sixth with a 5-2 lead.  Connor Bennett allowed three runs in two-thirds of an inning in relief of Bautista.

 

The Dragons finished with 12 hits.  Cedrola went 3 for 5 with a double.  Clementina had two hits including a home run and a single off the left field wall.  Garcia and Downs each added two hits.

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Dayton (R-H-E):  5-12-1

Great Lakes (R-H-E):  7-13-0

 

Win:  Dan Jagiello (2-2)

Loss:  Cory Thompson (4-2)

Save:  Jasiel Alvino (1)

 

HRDayton: Hendrik Clementina (11th, 1 on base in first inning).

HRGreat Lakes: Devin Mann (1st, 1 on base in first inning); Darrell Miller (2nd, 0 on base in sixth inning).

 

 

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