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Posts Tagged ‘Single-A.’

Dayton Dragons having tough time in close games

 

Juan Silva on deck, has seen his team drop many close games this year (photo courtesy of Margo Quigley)

The Dayton Dragons always have large crowds at their games, whether the team is having a winning season or a losing one.

In 2011, the team qualified for the Midwest League playoffs, but this year’s team is having problems winning and closing out close games.

The Midwest League is a low Single-A league and has 16 teams. Of those teams, only four have suffered fewer losses in games decided by more than three runs than the lowly Dragons’ seven going into weekend games.

The Dragons have not had the answer in those types of games. Some say, its because the roster has a bunch of new players. Low Single-A teams regularly move players to advanced Single-A and rosters turn over every year.

* Dayton is 7-7 in games decided by four runs or more

* They are 7-20 in games decided by 1-3 runs

* In one-run games, Dayton is 3-9.

In their last 16 games, the Dragons are 3-13.

 

Info compiled from the Dayton Dragons, Radio, TV & Minor League notes

 

James Ewing promoted from Dragons to Bakersfield Blaze

 

James Ewing (courtesy of Dayton Dragons)

There has been a roster move involving the Dayton Dragons and the Bakersfield Blaze in the Cincinnati Reds farm system.

Infielder James Ewing has been promoted from the low Single-A Dayton Dragons of the Midwest League to the advanced Single-A Bakersfield Blaze of the California League.

Infielder Brandon Dailey has been promoted to the Dragons from extended spring training in Goodyear, Arizona.

Ewing made his first appearance in a pro game since July 5, 2009 when he started at shortstop for Dayton on Saturday, April 7, 2012, going 3-for-5. That was his only appearance with the Dragons.

Dailey spent most of the 2011 season with the Goodyear Reds in the Arizona League. He batted .298 with one home run and 27 RBI’s, playing in 43 games. Dailey also played in three games with the Dragons in September after the Arizona League season ended.

The 20-year-old Dailey is a native of Brantford, Ontario.

 

Info compiled from Dayton Dragons & Bakersfield Blaze news

Tanner Robles returns to Dragons starting rotation

 

Tanner Robles (courtesy of Dayton Dragons)

The Dayton Dragons have a roster move to announce.

Left-handed pitcher Tanner Robles has been promoted to Dayton from the Arizona League Reds (Goodyear).

The Dragons are now at the Midwest League limit of 25 players.

Robles, who is the Dragons scheduled starting pitcher on Friday vs. Fort Wayne, has spent most of this season in Dayton, going 3-7 with a 7.16 earned run average in 13 starts. He pitched in three games (two starts) with the AZL Reds, going 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA.

In his last start on July 20, he threw six shutout innings, striking out nine and walking only two while giving up just two hits.

The Dragons second half record of 22-8 is the best in the half among the 60 full-season Single-A teams in Minor League Baseball.

 

Info courtesy of the Dayton Dragons

Kane County nudges Dragons, 5-4

(courtesy of Kane County Cougars via wikipedia commons)

Ryan Stovall and Cheslor Cuthbert each hit two-run home runs as the Kane County Cougars beat the Dayton Dragons 5-4 on Sunday afternoon in Geneva, Illinois which is located 35 miles west of Chicago.

Kane County is the Single-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals in the Midwest League.

With the loss, Dayton drops to 31-32.

Dragons starting pitcher Daniel Renken suffered the loss to fall to 2-7. He threw four innings, giving up five hits, four earned runs, two walks and three strikeouts.

 

Info courtesy of the Dayton Dragons

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Columbus Clippers & Dayton Dragons

COLUMBUS CLIPPERS AT TOLEDO MUD HENS

Scott Sizemore’s two-out infield single in the bottom of the 12th inning Wednesday night gave the Toledo Mud Hens a 5-4 win over the Clippers at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.

With runners on first and second, Sizemore hit a ball past the pitcher’s mound towards center field. Shortstop Josh Rodriguez of the Clippers made a diving stop, but his throw pulled first baseman Jordan Brown off the bag.

Scott Sizemore Toledo (MiLB)

Justin Henry rounded third on the throw by Rodriguez to first base and then kept on running toward’s home plate. Clippers catcher Luke Carlin couldn’t handle the throw from Jordan Brown.

Columbus has now lost seven of eight and remains a game and a half behind the Louisville Bats in the IL West Division.

DAYTON DRAGONS AT SOUTH BEND SILVER HAWKS

Victor Estevez reached base four times, drove in three runs in leading the South Bend Silver Hawks to a 7-4 win Wednesday night over the Dayton Dragons in Midwest League action. The loss snaps the four-game winning streak by the Dragons.

The South Bend Silver Hawks are the low Single-A Affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Adam Worthington South Bend (MiLB)

Victor Estevez South Bend (MiLB)

The winning pitcher for South Bend was Adam Worthington. He worked 6 2/3 innings, gave up 5 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk and struck out 3. He evens his record at 5-5.

Daniel Corcino was the losing Dayton Dragons hurler. He is now 1-1 on the season. His pitching totals included 4 1/3 innings pitched, allowed 8 hits, 5 earned runs, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts.

There were 897 fans in attendance in South Bend, Indiana.

info courtesy of the Columbus Clippers & Dayton Dragons

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