Tepera tames Dragons for Nuts’ 8th straight win

DAYTON, Ohio – Brad McElroy homered and Ryan Tepera pitched into the ninth inning as the Lansing Lugnuts (25-14) won their eighth straight game, 3-2 over the Dayton Dragons (18-22) on Thursday night at Fifth Third Field.
After the Lugnuts took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, Tepera (4-1) allowed RBI triples in the second and third innings to tie the score before clamping down on the Dragons lineup. The Texan right-hander set down 15 batters in a row between the fourth and ninth innings, exiting after Henry Rodriguez's one-out single in the ninth.
Steve Turnbull relieved Tepera and recorded the game's final outs for his tenth save in as many chances.
McElroy's home run provided the difference, a line shot to right field against Dayton starter Justin Walker (1-5) with one out in the fourth inning.
Lansing shortstop Ryan Goins extended his hitting streak to 10 games and his on-base streak to 16 games with a bunt single in the first inning.
The Lugnuts next return home for an eight-game, seven-day homestand at Cooley Law School Stadium. First, the Great Lakes Loons come to town for a four-game set, with the opener scheduled for Friday night at 7:05 p.m. Nuts right-hander Ryan Shopshire (2-2, 5.98) will oppose Loons right-hander Will Savage (2-1, 2.53) in the starting matchup.


  1. There's no doubt that Lansing has been doing great, evidently all of the affiliates have been (except really Las Vegas, but heck I just blame Accardo for everything and enough said).

    Brad Mills pitched last night and pitched a beauty, going 6.0IP 7H 2ER 2BB 3K 1HR, while Henn, Purcey and ACCARDO! (Yes, I know, I just picked on him) all pitched scoreless innings to get the win.

    Tallet also pitched in his first rehab start, going 4 scoreless innings... I really hope he comes back in the pen though... and that Litsch comes back and takes Morrow's spot... who knows.

    In other affiliate news McDade, Drabek, and Wallace have all been hot as of late... keep your eyes on them!

  2. I agree with^^. It's Accardo who is responsible for all the bad...

  3. Accardo.....tough to like that guy isn't it?

    We have Jesse on the team and he is the broadcaster for the Lugnuts! Check out his work when you can @ http://www.wqtx.net/wqtx_playerplain.asp

    Thanks for your input and keep up the great work on your site!