West Michigan is visiting Dayton tonight. Pedro Diaz is flinging the horsehide for the Dragons.
In the bottom of the second Jesse Winker and Seth Mejias-Brean both singled with nobody out. After a force play, Tanner Rahier doubled in a pair.
Diaz made that lead stand up until the visitor's half of the fourth. A pair of walks followed by a double tied things up at two, which is where the game stands going into the home half of the fourth.
An error by Zach Vincej was followed up by back-to-back singles as West Michigan takes a 3-2 in the top of the sixth. Two runners on. Nobody out. Alejandro Chacin coming in from the bullpen. Good news. Chacin struck out the side. Bad news. He walked a pair in between strikeouts. West Michigan now leads 4-2.
Pedro Diaz: 5IP 4H 4R 3ER 3BB 4K.
Seth Mejias-Brean is 2 for 2 tonight and has been on fire in his last 10 plus games. .415/.457/.610/1.067
Junior leads off the seventh inning with a single. One out later Joe Hudson walks. They execute a double steal (#21 for Arias). An errant throw by the catcher allows Arias to score and Hudson to move into third. He scores the tying run on a sac fly off the bat of Zach Vincej. Tie ballgame after at 4 runs apiece at the end of seven.
Joey Housey holds West Michigan scoreless in the top of the eighth. In the bottom Joe Terry leads off with a base knock. He is forced by Jeff Gelalich. Jesse Winker then unties the game with his seventh long ball on the season. This one a two-run shot. Sean Lucas comes on to record the save as Dragon fans head home happy.
The bullpen was a big key as Chacin, Housey and Lucas combined for four innings of hitless, scoreless baseball.
Jesse Winker singled, doubled, scored twice and drove in a pair, including the game winners.
Seth Mejias Brean singled and doubled.
Junior Arias singled, stole a base and scored twice.
Tanner Rahier chipped in with a two-run two-bagger.
Dayton 6 West Michigan 4.