Dragons Pressbox Notes for July 26

By Dayton Dragons | July 26, 2013 6:32 AM ET

Dragons GameDay

Friday, July 26, 2013  l 7:05 p.m.

Cooley Law School Stadium  Lansing, Mich.

Game # 34 (103) Radio: WONE-AM 980

For the complete Pressbox Notes packet click here.

Dayton Dragons (18-15, 46-56) at Lansing Lugnuts (10-22, 42-59)

LH Amir Garrett (0-1, 6.75) vs. RH Kendall Graveman (0-0, 10.12)

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

Last Game: Dayton defeated Lansing 8-0 on Thursday to even the series at one win apiece. 

MLB Rehabilitation Assignments: Ryan Ludwick will make his third and final appearance for the Dragons tonight. He is the second Reds player to join the Dragons this season on a rehab assignment after Johnny Cueto made two starts for the Dragons in May. 

Individual Notes

  • Seth Mejias-Brean is 27 for 56, .482 over his last 14 games to raise his average from .266 to .300.  From July 10-July 25, Mejias-Brean leads all of professional baseball in hits with 27 and is second in batting average at .482.  He has a nine-game hitting streak. Over his last seven games, he has hit four home runs with 13 RBI. He leads the team and ranks second in the Midwest League in second half batting average at .364. Since May 12, he is batting .347 in 64 games to rank second in the league to Leonardo Reginato of BG (.355).
  • Jesse Winker has driven in 19 runs in his last 14 games, belting four home runs.
  • Joe Hudson is hitting .364 over his last 10 games, including his first professional home run, to raise his average from .234 to .253.
  • Wandy Peralta over his last eight relief appearances: 19.1 IP, 2 R, 0.93 ERA.  

Team Notes

  • The Dragons are 13-7 (.650) over the last 20 games. They have won the last five sets, taking two of three in each. They will need to win tonight to win this set. They have won the last two three-game sets despite losing the first game and can do the same in this set.

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

Saturday, July 27 (7:00 p.m.): Dayton RH Drew Cisco (3-5, 3.87) vs. Fort Wayne RH Bryan Rodriguez (2-4, 3.31)

Sunday, July 28 (2:05 p.m.): Dayton RH Sal Romano (6-8, 5.14) vs. Fort Wayne RH Joe Ross (4-5, 3.73) (TV: WHIO 7.2; Time Warner 23, 372)

Monday, July 29 (7:00 p.m.): Dayton LH Ismael Guillon (4-7, 6.37) vs. Fort Wayne RH Walker Weickel (3-5, 5.27)

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