Dragons Press Box Notes for April 17

( Nick Falzerano)

By Dayton Dragons | April 17, 2017 2:34 PM ET

Dragons GameDay

Monday, April 17, 2017 l Game # 11

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

Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE

Lansing Lugnuts (6-4) at Dayton Dragons (7-3)

RH Andy Ravel (1-0, 0.00) vs. RH Tony Santillan (0-1, 3.00)

 

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Today's Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the Lansing Lugnuts (affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays) in the first game of a three-game series. 

Streaks: The Dragons had a seven-game winning streak snapped in their most recent game, on Saturday at Great Lakes. This was the Dragons longest winning streak since they won seven straight, April 9-16, 2014. Their last eight-game winning streak was July 17-25, 2011. 

Individual Notes

  • On Friday night, Ryan Olson fired the first nine-inning complete game in the month of April in Dragons history. Olson also tossed only the second nine-inning shutout for a Dragons pitcher in the last nine seasons (Wendolyn Bautista had one in 2016, the first since Enerio Del Rosario did it in 2008).
  • Olson has the highest total of innings among all pitchers who have not been scored upon this season in all of Minor League Baseball with 16. 
  • Taylor Trammell has hit safely in six straight games, batting .292 during the streak. 

Team Notes

  • The Dragons have held sole possession of first place since winning Friday night (first time since May 17, 2014).
  • The Dragons have won three games this season in which they trailed after seven innings. There have been only three other games in the entire league this season in which a team won despite trailing after seven. The Dragons won five games in all of 2016 when trailing after seven.
  • The Dragons 7-3 start to the season matches their second best start in team history. They started the 2007 season by going 9-1 through 10 games. They were also 7-3 after 10 games in 2014.

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

Tuesday, April 18 (7:00 p.m.): Lansing RH Justin Maese (1-1, 4.91) at Dayton LH Scott Moss (0-1, 6.23)

Wednesday, April 19 (7:00 p.m.): Lansing RH Patrick Murphy (1-0, 4.91) at Dayton LH Wennington Romero (1-0, 4.35)

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