Sunday, April 26, 2015 l Game # 18
Fifth Third Field l Dayton, Ohio l 2:00 p.m.
Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE
West Michigan Whitecaps (8-9) at Dayton Dragons (8-9)
RH Fernando Perez (0-2, 5.40) vs. RH Tyler Mahle (1-1, 2.87)
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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 last game of a three-game series. Streaks: Dayton has won two straight games after losing the previous five. Season Series: Dayton 3, West Michigan 2.
- Jimmy Pickens is 6 for 10 (.600) over his last three games, raising his average from .171 to .255.
- Garrett Boulware in this series vs. West Michigan: 4 for 7, HR, 5 RBI.
- 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.
- Jake Ehret over his last four relief appearances: 8.2 IP, 1 R, 14 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 need a win today to earn their first series sweep of the year after winning the first two games of the set Friday and Saturday.
- The Dragons are 6-2 at home; 2-7 on the road.
- The Dragons have 20 hits and 12 runs (two home runs, two doubles, and a triple) in the first two games of this series. During the previous five games, the Dragons scored a total of four runs and batted .170 (24 for 141) with three extra base hits.
- Dragons opponents have scored a total of 16 runs in the Dragons eight 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)
Monday, April 27: Off Day
Tuesday, April 28: Dayton RH Wyatt Strahan (2-1, 3.45) at Fort Wayne LH Taylor Aikenhead (1-0, 8.74)
Wednesday, April 29: Dayton RH Tejay Antone (0-2, 4.02) at Fort Wayne RH Walker Lockett (0-2, 5.65)
Thursday, April 30: Dayton LH Seth Varner (3-0, 2.65) at Fort Wayne LH Thomas Dorminy (1-2, 6.60)