The Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati Reds) downed the TinCaps, 6-0, on a wet Monday night at Fifth Third Field. The start of the game was delayed 1 hour and 4 minutes by rain.
Once the teams were able to take the field, it was pretty much all Dragons (17-33, 38-82). Dayton scored two runs in the first, added one in the second, and then came up with two decisive runs in the sixth, plus another in the eighth on a wild pitch. The Dragons’ first five runs — charged against Fort Wayne starter Thomas Dorminy (L, 3-4) — all came on two-out hits.
Meanwhile, Fort Wayne (20-30, 56-64) struck out 14 times at the plate. Dayton starter Austin Orewiler (W, 3-11) racked up 9 Ks in five innings. The TinCaps had some chances, but went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven on base.
Shortstop Ruddy Giron provided something of a spark for the visitors with a pair of doubles. Since July 18, Giron has 13 doubles, which are four more than anyone else in the Midwest League has in that window.
Tuesday, Aug. 16 @ Dayton, 7:00
– TinCaps Probable Starter: RHP Anderson Espinoza
– Dragons Probable Starter: TBA