Dragons Press Box Notes for July 8

By Dayton Dragons | July 8, 2019 1:38 PM

Dragons GameDay

Monday, July 8, 2019 l Game # 18 (88)

Fifth Third Field l Dayton, Ohio l 7:00 p.m.

Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE

 

South Bend Cubs (10-7, 47-38) at Dayton Dragons (6-11, 35-52)

LH Brendon Little (0-1, 5.40) vs. RH Ricky Salinas (4-3, 3.50)

 

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Today's Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the South Bend Cubs (affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) in the last game of a three-game series.  Current Series: Cubs 2, Dragons 0.

 

Last Game:  Sunday: South Bend 10, Dayton 0. The Cubs scored eight runs over the middle three innings and shutout the Dragons for the second straight game. Bren Spillane led a seven-hit Dayton attack with a double, single, and walk. The Dragons committed four errors.

 

Individual Notes

  • - The Dragons top hitters in the Second Half (17 G) have included Bren Spillane (.333, 5 doubles); Mariel Bautista (.304, 2 doubles); Pabel Manzanero (.297, 7 doubles, 2 HR, .500 slg. pct.); Brian Rey (.286, 3 doubles, 9 RBI).
  • - Bren Spillane over his last eight games is batting .407 (11 for 27). 
  • - Brian Rey is batting .310 over his last 21 games to raise his batting average to .287. 
  • - Mariel Bautista is hitting .304 in 13 games since returning from the injured list. He was out for 31 days with a shoulder injury.
  • - The Dragons have two pitchers who could be strong contenders for Reds Minor League Pitcher of the Month in June. They are: 

- Ricky Salinas in June: 5 GS, 2-0, 1.03 ERA, 26.1 IP, 17 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 BB, 22 SO, .181 Opps. Avg. 

- Connor Bennett in June: 9 G, 2-0, 6 saves, 0.00 ERA, 10.1 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 15 SO, .114 Opp. Avg. 

  • - Salinas over his last six starts is 3-0 with a 1.15 ERA (31.1 IP, 4 ER). 
  • - Bennett has not been scored upon over his last 12 appearances covering 13.2 IP. For the year, he leads the MWL in saves with 12 and appearances with 32.
  • - Matt Pidich over his last 15 games: 1.29 ERA, 28 IP, 16 H, 9 R, 4 ER, 10 BB, 27 SO.

 

Upcoming Probable Pitchers (Game times are Dayton time) (All games on WONE 980 AM and www.daytondragons.com)

Tuesday, July 9: Do Not Play

Wednesday, July 10 (7:00 p.m.): Wisconsin RH Adam Hill (6-5, 3.78) at Dayton RH Eduardo Salazar (4-1, 4.75)

Thursday, July 11 (7:00 p.m.): Wisconsin RH Max Lazar (2-1, 2.14) at Dayton RH Jhon De Jesus (2-7, 4.91)

Friday, July 12 (7:08 p.m.): Wisconsin RH Logan Gillaspie (2-5, 3.93) at Dayton RH Lyon Richardson (2-6, 4.46) TV: Dayton's CW (26)

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