Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022 l Game # 128 (62)
Jackson Field l Lansing Mich. l 7:05 p.m.
Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE
Dayton Dragons (28-33, 67-60) at Lansing Lugnuts (28-36, 53-77)
RH Miguel Medrano (2-4, 7.55) vs. RH Mason Miller (0-1, 6.75)
Today’s Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the Lansing Lugnuts (affiliate of the Oakland Athletics) in the fifth game of a season-ending six-game series. Current Series: Dayton 3, Lansing 1.
Last Game: Friday: Dayton 8, Lansing 4. The Dragons matched a season high with five home runs (Rece Hinds, Austin Hendrick, Jose Torres, Michel Triana, Hayden Jones). The homer by Hinds, estimated at 474′, is thought to be the longest for a Dayton player this season. The Dragons bullpen combined for 6.1 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, and no base runners after the fifth inning.
Streaks: The Dragons are 12-2 over their last 14 games and 16-4 over their last 20 contests.
The Dragons have a chance to become only the second MWL team to lead the league in both home runs and stolen bases in the same season since 1988. Cedar Rapids led in both categories in 2007. The Dragons are first in home runs (lead by one) and second in stolen bases (trail by one).
Dayton has hit 151 home runs, setting a new club record for homers in a season. The club record had been 144 in 2001 in a 139-game season.
For the first time in franchise history, the Dragons have had six players hit at least 10 home runs this season (Elly De La Cruz, Allan Cerda, Jose Torres, Alex McGarry, Austin Hendrick, Rece Hinds). In 2001 and 2004, the Dragons also had five with 10+ home runs.
Over the 2021-22 seasons, the Dragons have allowed the fifth fewest hits in all Minor League Baseball (120 teams) and the fewest in the MWL.
The Dragons have 107 errors in 127 games. The Dragons record for fewest errors in a season is 113 in 2021 in a 120-game season.
Tyler Callihan was selected as the MWL Player of the Week (8/29-9/4). In his last nine games, he is batting .371 with 3 HR, 1 3B, 3 2B, 9 RBI.
Steven Leyton over his last 16 games is batting .333 (19 for 57) with three home runs and six doubles.
Justice Thompson over his last 14 games is batting .333 with a home run, three doubles, 10 RBI, nine walks, and four stolen bases.
Mat Nelson over his last 15 games is batting .333 (18 for 54) with a home run, one triple, and three doubles.
Ashton Creal over his last 11 games is batting .323…