Dragons Press Box Notes for May 12

( Nick Falzerano)

By Dayton Dragons | May 12, 2017 12:33 PM ET

Dragons GameDay

Friday, May 12, 2017 l Game # 35

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

Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE

 Quad Cities River Bandits (16-16) at Dayton Dragons (23-11)

RH Jorge Alcala (2-0, 2.22) vs. RH Andrew Jordan (3-3, 4.75)

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Today's Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the Quad Cities River Bandits (affiliate of the Houston Astros) in the second game of a three-game series. 

Streaks: Dayton has won seven of their last eight games and 12 of their last 14.

Standings: The Dragons are in first place in the East Division of the Midwest League, leading West Michigan by one game and South Bend by one and one-half games. 

Individual Notes

  • Brantley Bell is batting .361 over his last 23 games to raise his average from .133 to .301. 
  • Tyler Stephenson is batting .329 over his last 20 games to raise his average from .219 to .291. He is fourth in the MWL in RBI with 25.
  • James Vasquez is batting .362 with 4 HR over his last 16 games to raise his average from .138 to .276. 
  • Luis Gonzalez has hit safely in six straight games, going 11 for 21, (.524) with a home run. 
  • John Sansone has 19 RBI in his last 18 games. He leads the MWL in RBI (27). He has hit home runs in each of the last two games (both in the first inning).
  • Scott Moss leads the Midwest League in strikeouts with 51. 
  • Ryan Hendrix ranks second among MWL relievers in strikeouts per 9 innings (36 SO in 17.2 IP). Over Hendrix's last five outings, he has pitched 9.2 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits.
  • Andy Cox over his last four outings: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 11 SO, 2 Sv.


Team Notes

  • The Dragons have the most victories (23) in all of Minor League Baseball (120 teams currently in their seasons).
  • The Dragons have won 12 of their last 14 games. In the 12 wins, they have outscored their opponents 71-18. 
  • The Dragons have the top three in the Midwest League in stolen bases (Siri-1st; Trammell-2nd; Bell-3rd; Friedl is tied for fifth).

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

Saturday, May 13 (7:07 p.m.): Quad Cities LH Ryan Hartman (3-1, 3.51) at Dayton RH Tony Santillan (2-2, 3.55) TV: Dayton's CW

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