Dragons Press Box Notes for May 15

( Nick Falzerano)

By Dayton Dragons | May 15, 2017 2:28 PM ET

Dragons GameDay

Monday, May 15, 2017 l Game # 37

Four Winds Field l South Bend, Ind. l 7:05 p.m.

Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE

 

 Dayton Dragons (25-11) at South Bend Cubs (23-12)

LH Scott Moss (4-1, 2.50) vs. RH Tyson Miller (1-0, 1.93)

 

Click here for the full Press Box Notes packet.

Today's Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the South Bend Cubs (affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) in the first game of a three-game series. The Dragons are 1-3 vs. the Cubs this season (all at South Bend).

Streaks: Dayton has won nine of its last nine games and 14 of their last 16. The Dragons went 10-2 during their 12-game swing vs. West Division opponents. South Bend went 9-2 with one cancelation.

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. The Dragons have held at least a share of first place in the East Division for 28 of the last 31 days. 

 

Individual Notes

  • Brantley Bell  is batting .341 over his last 24 games to raise his average from .133 to .288. 
  • Tyler Stephenson  is batting .320 over his last 22 games to raise his average from .219 to .287. He is tied for the MWL lead in RBI with 28.
  • James Vasquez  is batting .327 with 4 HR over his last 18 games to raise his average from .138 to .262. 
  • Luis Gonzalez  has hit safely in eight straight games, going 14 for 30, (.467) with a home run. 
  • Scott Moss  leads the Midwest League in strikeouts with 51. 

Team Notes

  • The Dragons have the most victories (25) in all of Minor League Baseball (120 teams currently in their seasons). Ironically, three of the top six win totals belong to teams in the MWL East Division.
  • The Dragons have won 14 of their last 16 games. In the 14 wins, they have outscored their opponents 84-28. 
  • For the month of May, the Dragons lead the MWL in team pitching (2.68 ERA).
  • With 60 stolen bases as a team, the Dragons lead the Midwest League. Fort Wayne is next with 37.  

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

Tuesday, May 16 (10:35 a.m.): Dayton LH Wennington Romero (3-0, 2.15) at South Bend LH Bryan Hudson (0-1, 5.21)

Wednesday, May 17 (10:35 a.m.): Dayton LH Max Wotell (0-0, 6.00) at South Bend LH Manuel Rondon (4-1, 4.91)

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