Dragons GameDay Sunday, May 3, 2015; Game # 24 Dow Diamond; Midland, Mich.; 2:05 p.m. Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE

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Dragons GameDay
Sunday, May 3, 2015; Game # 24
Dow Diamond; Midland, Mich.; 2:05 p.m.
Radio:  Fox Sports 980 WONE

Dayton Dragons (12-11) at Great Lakes Loons (10-10)
RH Wyatt Strahan (3-1, 2.61) vs. RH Brock Stewart (1-1, 3.00)

Go to this link for the full Press Box Notes Packet:  http://www.milb.com/documents/1/0/2/122061102/050315_GameNotes_tut9992c.pdf

Today’s Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the Great Lakes Loons (affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers) in the last game of a three-game series.  Streaks: Dayton has won six of its last eight games.   Dragons-Loons Season Series: Tied, 1-1.

Individual Notes
•       Garrett Boulware over his last 4 G:  6 for 14, .429, 1 HR, 7 RBI.
•       Brian O’Grady has reached base 14 times in the five games on the current road trip with six hits and eight walks, scoring six runs.  He leads the league in walks with 19 and is 11 for 11 as a base stealer (second in the league).
•       Wendell Soto has hit safely in five straight games, going 6 for 13 (.462) with 7 walks. He is batting .310 with a .512 on-base percentage on the year.
•       Ty Washington is batting .318 in the five games on the trip, going 7 for 22 (2-2B, 2-3B, 5 RBI).
•       Jimmy Pickens is hitting .313 over his last nine games (10 for 32).
•       Seth Varner and Wyatt Strahan are both 3-1.  They are two of nine MWL pitchers with 3 wins.  In 22 innings, Varner has 0 BB, 24 SO.
•       Brian Hunter has not allowed an earned run this season (8 G, 10.1 IP, 2 unearned runs, 2 saves).
•       Jermey Kivel over his last five outings:  7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 11 SO.

Team Notes
•       The Dragons have won six of their last eight games.  They are 3-2 on the current 6-game road trip that ends today.
•       Dragons pitchers walked 41 batters in 21 games in April.  They allowed the fewest walks in the month of any of the 120 Minor League teams currently active (all classifications).
•       Dragons pitchers have walked a total of 11 batters during the last eight games while striking out 79 (5 of the walks came Saturday).
•       The Dragons have committed just three errors on the road trip (five games).

Upcoming Probable Pitchers (All game times are Dayton time) (All games on WONE 980 AM and www.daytondragons.com)
Monday, May 4 (7:00 p.m.):  Fort Wayne RH Yimmi Brasoban (0-0, 2.38) at Dayton RH Tejay Antone (1-2, 2.78)
Tuesday, May 5 (7:00 p.m.):  Fort Wayne RH Thomas Dorminy (2-2, 4.71) at Dayton LH Seth Varner (3-1, 2.86)
Wednesday, May 6 (7:00 p.m.):  Fort Wayne RH Ernesto Montas (2-1, 3.26) at Dayton RH Mark Armstrong (1-1, 2.31)

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