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Dragons and Loons get ready for Sunday action at Midland, Michigan

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

 

Dragons GameDay

Sunday, July 8, 2018 Game # 18 (86)

Dow Diamond l Midland, Mich. l 2:05 p.m.

Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE

Dayton Dragons (8-9, 39-46) at Great Lakes Loons (2-15, 26-59)

RH Tyler Mondile (2-7, 6.51) vs. LH Victor Gonzalez (0-3, 4.71)

Today’s Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the Great Lakes Loons (affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers) in the third game of a four-game series.

Season Series to Date:  Dayton 7, Great Lakes 2.

 

2018 Team Notes

  • The Dragons lost their first four games of the Second Half but they have gone 8-5 since.
  • The Dragons have posted a 2.95 ERA in the month of July that ranks seventh in the league.  The Dragons are 4-3 in the month.
  • The Dragons have allowed three runs or less in 10 of their 17 second half games.  Their second half ERA is 3.81 (5.31 in the first half).  Outside of two high-scoring games vs. South Bend, the Dragons team ERA in the second half would be 2.91 in the other 15 games (133 IP, 43 ER).  The Midwest League average team ERA in 2018 is 3.90.
  • The Dragons team ERA in their 39 wins is 2.90 (351 IP, 113 ER).  The ERA in the 46 losses is 6.90 (388.2 IP, 298 ER).
  • The Dragons are 21-19 in one-run games, with 40 of their 84 games decided by one run. 

2018 Individual Notes

  • Hunter Greene over his last nine starts:  46.1 IP, 35 H, 15 R, 14 ER, 10 BB, 54 SO, 2.72 ERA.  Greene has made 16 starts. His ERA in his first seven starts was 10.06.  Greene was selected as the Cincinnati Reds Minor League Co-Pitcher of the Month for June.
  • Packy Naughton over his last two starts:  13 IP, 9 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 SO, 0.00 ERA.  Naughton has a current streak of 14 scoreless innings, the longest of the year by a Dayton pitcher.
  • Jose Garcia is batting .304 over his last 11 games.  The streak has lifted Garcia’s average from .196 to .214.
  • Leandro Santana is batting .295 over his last 21 games to raise his season’s average from .190 to .227.
  • Malik Collymore has hits in 10 of the 12 games he has played in with the Dragons, batting .326.
  • Jeter Downs is batting .281 with two home runs and a .408 on-base percentage in the second half.
  • J.D. Williams has a six-game hitting streak, batting .381 (8 for 21).
  • Cory Thompson has posted a 1.94 ERA.  He is the league’s co-leader in games pitched with 30. 
  • John Ghyzel leads the MWL in saves with 16.  Ghyzel was the winning pitcher in the MWL All-Star Game on June 19.

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

Monday, July 9 (7:05 p.m.):  Dayton LH Packy Naughton (3-8, 4.47) at Great Lakes TBA

 

Tuesday, July 10:  Do Not Play

 

Wednesday, July 11 (7:00 p.m.):  Quad Cities TBA at Dayton RH Adrian Rodriguez (4-4, 7.17)

Thursday, July 12 (7:00 p.m.):  Quad Cities TBA at Dayton RH Austin Orewiler (3-2, 3.86)

Friday, July 13 (7:07 p.m.):  Quad Cities TBA at Dayton TBA  TV:  Dayton’s CW (26)