The Dayton Dragons began last week with a record of 11-4. The road trip was a big one, with six games against a 10-5 Fort Wayne club. Six games later the Dragons had taken five of the six games and had a record of 16-5. With a winning percentage of .762, Dayton has the best record in all of Minor League Baseball. Out of 120 teams that are currently playing, Dayton’s at the top, but the Chattanooga Lookouts are also showing well with a 13-8 record, good for the 15th best record in the minors.
Things haven’t gone quite as well for Daytona or Louisville. The Tortugas are 9-12 with a .429 winning percentage, which is tied for the 83rd best record. Louisville is 8-16 and their .333 winning percentage is tied for the 107th best record.
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In his most recent start, Andrew Abbott struck out 10 Fort Wayne TinCaps. It was his third consecutive start with double-digit strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 0.86 through 21.0 innings spread out over four games. The lefty also has 35 strikeouts and just 7 walks on the season. His 35 strikeouts lead the league, so do his three wins, and his 0.86 ERA is second.
With the Tennessee Smokies in town this past week, Matt McLain did his best to show off his power for the in-state team. During the 6-game series, the 2021 1st round pick crushed two doubles, a triple, and two home runs. Through 20 games to begin the 2022 season, McLain is hitting .286/.378/.671 with 14 extra-base hits and 5 stolen bases.
Signed on April 22nd, Taylor Motter has given some life to the Louisville Bats offense. After going 0-5 in his debut, he’s gone 6-18 with an OPS of 1.232 – all of it coming last week in five games played against the Columbus Clippers.
Over the week that was, Jay Allen hit .333/.478/.500 for the Daytona Tortugas as they played on the road against the St. Lucie Mets. That helped push his line to .262/.415/.415 on the season with four doubles, two home runs, and 10 steals in 18 games played.