Saturday, April 25, 2015 l Game # 17
Fifth Third Field l Dayton, Ohio l 7:07 p.m.
TV: WHIO 7.2 (23, 372) l Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE
West Michigan Whitecaps (8-8) at Dayton Dragons (7-9)
LH Trent Szkutnik (1-0, 3.75) vs. RH Mark Armstrong (0-1, 3.75)
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Today’s Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the West Michigan Whitecaps (affiliate of the Detroit Tigers) in the second game of a three-game series. Streaks: Dayton snapped a five-game losing streak last night. Season Series: Dayton 2, West Michigan 2.
- Jimmy Pickens is 5 for 7 over his last two games, raising his average from .171 to .250.
- Brian O’Grady is 7 for 7 as a base stealer and is one stolen base short of the league lead.
- Seth Varner is 3-0 after three starts. He has not allowed a walk in 17 innings while striking out 17.
- Brian Hunter has made five appearances out of the Dayton bullpen without allowing an earned run (6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 UER, 4 BB, 6 SO).
- Jake Ehret over his last three relief appearances: 6 IP, 1 R, 8 K.
- Jake Paulson over his last three outings including one start: 7.1 IP, 1 R, 0 BB.
- Conor Krauss has allowed just one run in five relief appearances (5.2 innings).
- The Dragons snapped a five-game losing streak last night.
- The Dragons had 11 hits and eight runs with two home runs, a double, and a triple in the first four innings last night. During the previous five games, the Dragons scored a total of four runs and batted .170 (24 for 141) with three extra base hits.
- The Dragons have bookended their five-game losing streak with 12-hit games on both sides, scoring nine runs last Saturday and eight last night. They combined for just four runs during the five games of the losing streak and were shutout in three of the five.
- Dragons opponents have scored a total of 13 runs in the Dragons seven victories and 57 runs in the nine Dragons losses.
Upcoming Probable Pitchers (All game times are Dayton time) (All games on WONE 980 AM and www.daytondragons.com)
Sunday, April 26 (2:00 p.m.): West Michigan RH Fernando Perez (0-2, 5.40) at Dayton RH Tyler Mahle (1-1, 2.87)
Monday, April 27: Off Day
Tuesday, April 28: Dayton RH Wyatt Strahan (2-1, 3.45) at Fort Wayne TBA
Wednesday, April 29: Dayton RH Tejay Antone (0-2, 4.02) at Fort Wayne TBA
Thursday, April 30: Dayton LH Seth Varner (3-0, 2.65) at Fort Wayne TBA