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Archive for May 28th, 2019

Dayton Dragons responding to Communities crippled by tornado

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Tom Nichols; COURTESY DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

 

Dayton, Ohio—In response to the widespread damage caused by the weather emergency on the night of May 27th, the Dayton Dragons will be accepting non-perishable food items at Fifth Third Field for all six games on the current home stand, beginning with tonight’s game.  Cash donations will also be accepted.

 

All non-perishable food items collected at Fifth Third Field from tonight through June 2 will be donated to the Foodbank, Inc.  Additionally, the Dragons will conduct a “pass the bucket” at each game during this home stand for fans wishing to donate money.  All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross, Dayton Chapter.

 

All fans with tickets to any of the six games on the current home stand (May 28-June 2) who are unable to attend the game due to issues related to the weather damage may exchange their ticket to any future Dragons game in 2019 (based on availability).

 

The game for tonight (Tuesday, May 28) will be played as scheduled beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Gates will open at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Dragons make roster moves

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Tom Nichols; COURTESY DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

 

May 28, 2019

 

The Dayton Dragons announced the following roster changes today:

 

Outfielder Shard Munroe and right-handed pitcher Alexis Diaz have been activated from the injured list.

 

Right-handed pitcher Andrew McDonald has been assigned to extended spring training.

 

Outfielder Zeek White has been released.

 

Dragons glad to see Bowling Green leave town, welcome in Lansing Lugnuts tonight at 7:00

GAME PREVIEW WRITTEN BY Josh Hess; COURTESY DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dragons GameDay

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Game # 52

Fifth Third Field l Dayton, Ohio l 7:00 p.m.

Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE

Lansing Lugnuts (21-28) at Dayton Dragons (15-36)

RH Cobi Johnson (1-3, 3.99) vs. LH Connor Curlis (0-1, 3.86)

Today’s Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the Lansing Lugnuts (affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays) in the first game of a three-game series.

 

2019 Season Series:  Lansing 2, Dayton 1 (all previous games in Lansing).

Streaks:  The Dragons have lost six straight games and 16 of their last 19 (includes suspended game).

Last Game:  Monday:  Bowling Green 10, Dayton 5.  The Dragons jumped out to early 5-0 lead with three runs in the first inning and two more in the second, but Bowling Green battled back and tied the game in the fourth before taking the lead with three runs in the fifth.  Chris Betts hit two home runs and drove in three runs for the Hot Rods.  Grant Witherspoon also had a home run.

 

Individual Notes

  • Pabel Manzanero is batting .424 (14 for 33) over his last nine games.  He has hit safely in four straight games, going 6 for 16 (.375).
  • Brian Rey has hit safely in four straight games, going 5 for 17 (.294) with two home runs.
  • Michael Siani in the series at Bowling Green went 6 for 14 (.429) with a home run, two doubles, one triple, and two singles.
  • Reliever Connor Bennett in May:  2.13 ERA, 2 saves (12.2 IP, 3 ER, 19 SO).
  • Reliever Eddy Demurias over his last six games:  1-0, 2.51 ERA (14.1 IP, 4 ER).  
  • Reliever Matt Pidich over his last four games:  9 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 4 BB, 9 SO.

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

Wednesday, May 29 (7:00 p.m.):  Lansing RH Josh Winckowski (4-2, 2.40) at Dayton RH Ricky Salinas (1-2, 6.20)

Thursday, May 30 (7:00 p.m.):  Lansing RH Troy Watson (0-0, 9.00) at Dayton RH Jhon De Jesus (1-4, 6.14)

 

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In response to the widespread damage caused by the weather emergency on the night of May 27th, the Dayton Dragons will be accepting non-perishable food items at Fifth Third Field for all six games on the current home stand, beginning with tonight’s game.  Cash donations will also be accepted.

 

All non-perishable food items collected at Fifth Third Field from tonight through June 2 will be donated to the Foodbank, Inc.  Additionally, the Dragons will conduct a “pass the bucket” at each game during this home stand for fans wishing to donate money.  All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross, Dayton Chapter.

 

All fans with tickets to any of the six games on the current home stand (May 28-June 2) who are unable to attend the game due to issues related to the weather damage may exchange their ticket to any future Dragons game in 2019 (based on availability).

 

The game for tonight (Tuesday, May 28) will be played as scheduled beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Gates will open at 6:00 p.m.

 

Dragons can’t hold back resilient Hot Rods in 10-5 loss; blew early 5-run lead

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

 

May 27, 2019

 

Click here for the box score

 

Dayton (R-H-E):  5-8-1

Bowling Green (R-H-E):  10-14-0

 

Win:  Matthew Liberatore (2-0)

Loss:  Andrew McDonald (0-1)

Save:  None

HRDayton:  None

HRBowling Green:  Chris Betts, 2 (9th, 1 on base in 3rd inning; 10th, 0 on base in 5th inning); Grant Witherspoon (5th, 0 on base in 2nd inning).

 

Bowling Green, Ky.—The Bowling Green Hot Rods erased an early 5-0 deficit as they battled back to defeat the Dayton Dragons 10-5 on Monday afternoon.  The Hot Rods completed a sweep of the four-game series and handed the Dragons their sixth straight loss.

 

Chris Betts hit two home runs for Bowling Green, giving him 10 on the year and three in the series.  In the four-game set, Bowling Green collected 57 hits and scored 31 runs on the way to the sweep.  The Hot Rods lead the Midwest League in team batting and improved their record to 31-20.

 

The Dragons jumped out to a quick lead with three runs in the top of the first inning.  Michael Siani hit the first pitch of the game down the right field line for a double, stole third, and scored on Brian Rey’s ground out to make it 1-0.  Pabel Manzanero reached on an infield single and Jay Schuyler walked.  Juan Martinez followed with a triple off the right-center field fence to drive in both runners and give the Dragons a 3-0 lead.

 

The Dragons added two more runs in the second inning.  Carlos Rivero reached on a bunt single and with one out, Michael Siani was hit by a pitch.  Reniel Ozuna followed with a looping single to right field and Rivero beat the tag at the plate for the Dragons fourth run as Siani went to third.  Rey followed with his second run-scoring ground out of the day to make it 5-0.

 

Bowling Green started back in the bottom of the second when Grant Witherspoon connected on a solo home run, his fifth of the year, to make it 5-1.  In the third, Betts smashed a two-run homer to make it 5-3, and the Hot Rods tied the game with two more runs in the fourth.

 

Betts connected on a lead-off homer against Dragons reliever Andrew McDonald to start the fifth inning to give Bowling Green a 6-5 lead.  Betts’ second homer of the day was his 10th of the season.  The Hot Rods added two more runs in the fifth and two in the seventh to close out the scoring.

 

Dragons starting pitcher Lyon Richardson worked the first four innings, allowing five runs on eight hits with one walk and two strikeouts.  The loss was charged to reliever Andrew McDonald (0-1), who pitched the fifth inning and allowed three runs on four hits. Matt Pidich followed McDonald and tossed two innings, allowing two unearned run on two hits with a walk and a strikeout.  Moises Nova tossed a perfect final inning, striking out two.

 

The Dragons finished the day with eight hits by eight different players.  The double by Siani and the triple by Martinez were the Dragons two extra base hits.

 

Up Next:  The Dragons (15-36) return home to Fifth Third Field to open a three-game series on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. against the Lansing Lugnuts.  Connor Curlis (0-1, 3.86) will make his second start of the year for the Dragons while Lansing will counter with Cobi Johnson (1-3, 3.99).