Dayton is playing a late morning matinee. Jesse Winker not in the lineup.
Vincej triples with one out and scores on a ground out by Jeff Gelalich. 1-0 Dayton.
Touted 19-year old Pedro Diaz will be making his initial start of the young season. Next in the Cueto line.
Double for Lugnuts. Dragons' broadcaster kindly said; "Arias may have misplayed that ball. He did not go back on it hard and then found that it was over his head".
Lugnuts get a runner on third with nobody out and fail to score. He was cut down at the plate on a nice play by Tanner Rahier (pronounced Ryer). Still 1-0 after two.
Diaz with a rocking chair third. Game moving right along. 1-0 Dayton.
Dragons stretch their lead in the fourth. Gelalich walks, advances on a wild pitch and scores on a Tanner Rahier double high off the wall in left. 2-0. Lugnuts rallying in the bottom half of the fourth. Single, wild pitch, balk (Diaz, from the stretch position, reached down and picked up the resin bag without stepping off the rubber. I don't believe I have ever seen that before. And since I am listening on radio; I still haven't.), single. 2-1 Dragons.
Pedro Diaz was scheduled to pitch five innings today and he is struggling to make it to that limit. After walking nobody for the first four innings, he has walked two here in the fifth with one out. Squibber down the line loads them up. The Lansing batter who hit the salami yesterday is up here in this situation. Diaz gets the needed double play ball but the second baseman Ramirez airmails the relay to first. Two runs scored. 3-2 Lansing. Tough break for Diaz. Pop to Rahier. Inning over. 3-2 Lugnuts.
Pedro Diaz: 5IP 5H 3R 2ER 2BB 3K. Deserved better.
In the top of the seventh, Ramirez redeems himself with a bomb to straightaway center. Tie ballgame.
Dragons take a one-run lead in the top of the eighth. Mejias-Brean walks, moves up on a wild pitch and scores on a double by Junior Arias. 4-3.
Dragons' announcer bragging on the defense being played by Tanner Rahier today.
Sean Lucas comes on for the four-out save. ATOBTTD!