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July 9, 2024 – Midwest League (MWL)
Dayton Dragons press release

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 l Game No. 16 (82)

Day Air Ballpark l Dayton, Ohio l 7:05 p.m.

Radio: Fox Sports 980 WON

South Bend Cubs (5-10, 32-49) at Dayton Dragons (8-7, 42-39)

RH Erian Rodriguez (0-1, 4.15) vs. RH Ryan Cardona (4-4, 4.06)

Today’s game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) host the South Bend Cubs (affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) for the first game of a six-game series at Day Air Ballpark in the heart of the Water Street District.

Series: The Dragons have won eight of their last 12 games. They are 29-20 (.592) in their last 49 games (since May 12).

In the standings: The Dragons are two games behind West Michigan in the second half of the Midwest League’s East Division.

Last game: Saturday: Lake County 3, Dayton 0. The Dragons had just two hits, both singles, in the deciding game of the three-game series in Lake County. Starting pitcher Bryce Hubbart was effective, allowing just one run on three hits in four innings with no walks and five strikeouts.

Team notes

The Dragons are 11-2 when their starting pitcher goes 6+ innings and 26-8 when the starter goes 5+.

The Dragons are 39-25 (.609) in night games and 3-14 (.176) in day games.

The Dragons rank first in Minor League Baseball (120 teams) in average attendance (8,062), ahead of second-place Indianapolis (7,887).

Player Notes

Dragons starter Ryan Cardona was named the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the week of July 1-7. Cardona made one appearance during the week, throwing six hitless, run-free innings against Lake County on Tuesday, allowing two walks and three strikeouts to earn the win.

Cam Collier was selected to play in the 2024 All-Star Futures Game in Arlington, Texas on July 13. Previous players selected to the Futures Game during their time with the Dragons included Wily Mo Pena (2001), JC Sulbaran (2009), Hunter Greene (2018) and Elly De La Cruz (2022). Rhett Lowder, who pitched for the Dragons earlier this season and is now with Chattanooga, will also play in the 2024 game.

Dragons relief pitcher John Murphy in his last 13 appearances: 18 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 21 SO, 0.50 ERA.

Dragons starter TJ Sikkema in his last two appearances: 10 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 11 SO, 0.00 ERA.

Upcoming Probable Pitchers (Game times are Dayton time) (All games on WONE 980 AM and

Wednesday, July 10 (7:05 p.m.): South Bend RH Nick Dean (4-1, 2.48) at Dayton TBA

Thursday, July 11 (7:05 p.m.): South Bend RH Sam Armstrong (3-3, 2.76) at Dayton RH Jose Franco (0-1, 4.00)

Friday, July 12 (7:05 p.m.): South Bend LH Drew Gray (0-4, 5.70) at Dayton LH TJ Sikkema (2-2, 3.51)

Saturday, July 13 (7:05 p.m.): South Bend RH Will Sanders (1-5, 4.91) at Dayton RH Gabriel Aguilera (1-3, 5.60)

Sunday, July 14 (1:05 ​​p.m.): South Bend RH Ty Johnson (0-3, 4.64) at Dayton TBA

Dragons “On the Air”: Every home and away game will be broadcast on the radio on WONE 980-AM with Tom Nichols and Patrick Geshan providing commentary. Games will also be available on and; and on a mobile device via either the Dragons app or the iHeart Radio app. In addition, the Dragons will broadcast 15 home games on Dayton’s CW (channel 26, available on Spectrum Cable channels 13 and 1013; available on DirecTV and Dish Network channel 26). Tom Nichols will provide game reporting for all games and will be joined by WDTN TV’s Jack Pohl for most broadcasts.

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