Bruce Yari belted a solo home run in the fourth inning to give the Dayton Dragons a 4-2 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps. The win moves the Dragons within one game of the first place Whitecaps

The Dragon scored a couple of runs in the 3rd inning on a single by T.J. Friedl, a walk to Jose Siri and a single to Taylor Trammell.  On the play, the right fielder Danny Woodrow tried to get Siri out at third but couldn’t and the third baseman Josh Lester threw to second to try and get Trammell who was going to second base. Instead  Lester’s throw ended up in right field allowing Siri to score and Trammell to advance to third.

 

Brantley Bell then singled in Taylor Trammell in the eighth with an insurance run

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tony Cingrani pitched for the Dragons on a rehab assignment today. He threw one inning, twenty-four pitches one walk one wild pitch and three ground ball outs.

The Dragons improve to 33-17 and will host the South Bend Cubs tomorrow night at 7:00 pm

West Michigan 2  7  1

Dayton 4  8  0

WP Tony Santillan  3-2

LP  Eudis Idrogo  2-2

Last night was an historical night at Fifth Third Field for the Dayton Dragons.

3 pitchers, Scott Moss, Carlos Machorro and Brian Hunter, combined to throw the first 9 inning no hitter in franchise history. Johnny Cueto threw a 5 inning no hitter, at Wisconsin, in 2006.

Moss pitched the first 6 inning followed by Machorro who pitched 2 innings and Hunter came in to finish it out in the ninth.

Hector Vargas got the scoring started in the second inning when he singled in Cassidy Brown from 3rd base. An inning later Tyler Stephenson knocked in T.J Friedl with a double to right center.

That would all the Dragons would need to win their 29th game of the season and remain in first place in the Midwest Leagues Eastern Division and still have the most wins in the entire minor league system.

The Dragons close out their brief 4 game home stand today at 2:00 pm when JD Busfield (3-2) goes for Bowling Green and Wennington Romero (3-1) goes for the Dragons