Re: Minor League Updates: Wednesday 5/01/2013
Dayton is on the road at Clinton. The lineup has been all shaken up. Robert Stephenson takes the ball for the Dragons.
Dayton has not scored in their first three go-rounds. Jeff Gelalich and Junior Arias have singles.
Stephenson faced the minimum through two (he walked a batter but picked him off) but has given up a pair in the home half of the third with Clinton still at the plate. Another Clinton runner crosses the pay station and they lead 3-0 after three full.
Dayton has bounced back with two runs in the top of the fourth and are still batting. O'Shea singled, Hudson walked, Arias reached on an error that plated O'Shea, Mejias-Brean hit a sac fly, Arias stole second, Petersen was plunked and that was all for the LumberKing starter. Pitching Change. Dragons trail 3-2 with two men on and one man out.
Dayton and Clinton in a slugfest. Dayton leads it 9-6 in the home half of the seventh. Dragons have benefitted from six, yes six, unearned runs.
Stephenson's line: 5IP 5H 4R 4ER 4BB 4K. Wes Mugarian has been ineffective in his inning plus. Ben Klimesh is not on for the Dragons.
Arias is 2 for 4 with a home run, two runs scored and two driven in. Seth Mejias-Brean is 1 for 2 with a walk, a sac fly, a double and 4 ribeyes.
Dayton scores in the top of the eighth - Vincej double, Amaral sac fly. Clinton answers with a run in the bottom of the eighth. Dayton posts another run in the top of the ninth - Hudson doubles, Arias triples but is thrown out at the plate trying for an inside-the-parker. Dayton leads 11-7 as Sean Lucas enters the game in the bottom of the ninth.
Nothing comes easy as Clinton has two runners on with two away. Jordy Lara lines hard to Beau Amaral in left. Dragons hang on 11-7.
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!
Last edited by texasdave; 05-01-2013 at 11:44 PM.