August 19, 2012
Click Here to see the Box Score
Dayton (R-H-E): 5-8-0
Fort Wayne (R-H-E): 1-8-2
WP: Ismael Guillon (1-0)
LP: Erik Cabrera (0-2)
HR: Dayton: Kyle Waldrop (8th, 0 on base in seventh inning).
HR: Fort Wayne: None
Fort Wayne, Ind.-Ismael Guillon fired six scoreless innings in his Midwest League debut as the Dayton Dragons defeated the Fort Wayne TinCaps 5-1 on Sunday afternoon. The Dragons improved to 23-30 in the second half with the win and have split the first two games of the series with Fort Wayne.
Guillon (gee-OWN), a 20-year-old left-hander called up from Billings on Wednesday, allowed only three hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Only one runner advanced beyond first base against Guillon. His best inning was the fourth when he struck out the side in order.
The Dragons got the scoring started in a wacky first inning. Juan Perez walked to start the inning and with one out, Fort Wayne center fielder Travis Jankowski dropped a fly ball off the bat of Joe Terry, allowing Perez to go to third. Spencer Dickinson then hit a grounder to the pitcher that looked like an inning-ending double play, but Fort Wayne shortstop Jace Peterson dropped the ball at second after taking the throw from the pitcher, allowing Perez to score. Kyle Waldrop then doubled to the right field corner, advancing Dickinson from first to third. But Fort Wayne first baseman Connor Powers mishandled the relay throw back to the infield, allowing Dickinson to race home to make it 2-0.
The Dragons added three more runs in the top of the seventh. Waldrop led off the inning with a long home run to right field, his eighth of the season. Nick O'Shea followed with a single to center and went to third on Juan Silva's double to the left field corner. One batter later, Yovan Gonzalez doubled down the third base line to bring in O'Shea and Silva and make it 5-0.
Fort Wayne scored their only run in the seventh, collecting four hits in the inning. But Dragons relievers Carlos Gonzalez and Ryan Kemp shut down the TinCaps the rest of the way to preserve the win.
Gonzalez went two innings and allowed five hits but only one run with no walks and one strikeout. Kemp pitched a perfect ninth inning, recording a strikeout.
The Dragons collected eight hits. Waldrop had a home run and double. Silva had two doubles. Both players also had two hits on Saturday night.
The Dragons (23-30) meet the TinCaps (32-23) on Monday at 7:05 p.m. in the third game of a four-game series. Jacob Johnson (1-5, 5.65) will start for Dayton against Fort Wayne's Frank Garces (9-4, 2.50). The series at Fort Wayne will be followed by three games at Bowling Green. The next home game is Saturday, August 25 vs. West Michigan.