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Dayton Dragons at Lake County Captains, Game Preview, Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dragons GameDay

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Game # 57

Classic Park l Eastlake, Ohio l 7:00 p.m.

Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE

 

Dayton Dragons (29-27) at Lake County Captains (23-35)

RH Adrian Rodriguez (3-1, 4.91) vs. RH Gregori Vasquez (1-2, 3.57)

Today’s Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the Lake County Captains (affiliate of the Cleveland Indians) in the second game of a three-game series.  Season Series to Date:  Dayton 7, Lake County 2.

Standings:  The Dragons are in third place, seven games behind both Bowling Green and Lansing with 12 games to play in the first half season.

Last Game:  Tuesday: Lake County 10, Dayton 9. Lake County scored five runs over the last two innings including three in the bottom of the ninth to overcome a 9-5 deficit and win the first game of the series. The Captains took advantage of six walks over the last 1.2 innings of the game, with four of the six players who walked eventually scoring. Todd Isaacs delivered a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the ninth for the win.

2018 Team Notes

  • The Dragons need three home victories to tie the franchise record for most home wins in a half (25). They have four home games remaining, all against Bowling Green.
  • The Dragons are 22-10 at home; 7-17 on the road. Their team ERA at home is 4.24 compared to 6.76 on the road. They are scoring more runs per game on the road (5.2) than at home (4.4). They have allowed 26 unearned runs on the road compared to 12 at home.
  • The Dragons team ERA in their 29 wins is 3.39 (260 IP, 98 ER). The ERA in the 27 losses is 7.50 (225.2 IP, 188 ER).

2018 Individual Notes

  • Hendrik ClementinaStuart FairchildMontrell MarshallJohn Ghyzel , and Cory Thompson have been selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star Game at Lansing on June 19. Clementina will start the game at the designated hitter position.
  • Hendrik Clementina is hitting .336 on the year with a .648 slugging percentage. He is tied for third in the MWL in home runs with nine and eighth in RBI with 34 despite not having enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting lead (he is three short of the minimum). With his current averages, he would lead the league in slugging percentage and OPS, and rank third in batting average if he qualified. Clementina was named the Cincinnati Reds Minor League Hitter of the Month for May after batting .329 with seven home runs and 20 RBI in the month.
  • Stuart Fairchild is batting .321 over his last 23 games to raise his average from .277 to .296. He has three home runs in his last 11 games.
  • Jose Garcia is batting .321 over his last 18 games, raising his average from .150 to .200.
  • John Ghyzel ranks first in the MWL lead in saves with 11.

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

Thursday, June 7 (7:00 p.m.): Dayton LH Packy Naughton (3-5, 4.83) at Lake County LH Francisco Perez (3-3, 3.93)