DAYTON, OHIO-If you had paid any attention to sports headlines recently than I am almost positive that you have seen or heard Jose Siri’s name mentioned. The Dragons’ Center Fielder received local and national attention for his play on the diamond. Siri was by far the hottest hitter in all of Minor League Baseball and maybe even Major League Baseball beginning on June 22 and all through the month of July. During that time span Jose Siri manufactured a Midwest League record 39-game hitting streak. On the last day of the month of July Siri surpassed the previous record holder, Tony Toups, who had a 35-game hitting streak in 1977 for the Waterloo Indians. Deservedly so, Jose Siri was named the Midwest League Player of the Month for July.
In the month of July Siri batted .344 with 10 home runs and 21 runs batted in. Siri stood at the top of the leaderboards in home runs, hits (43), extra-base hits (19), total bases (85), and slugging percentage (.680) for all of the Midwest League. The speedy outfielder also tallied six stolen bases.
All in all, Siri is batting .296 with 19 home runs, 59 runs batted in, 21 doubles, 8 triples, and 30 stolen bases in 103 games.
The Dragons will wrap up their seven game homestand tonight against the Lansing Lugnuts. Lansing has taken two out of the first three games of this four game series.
Dragons will send right handed pitcher Alex Webb (0-2, 5.48) to the mound against right hander Justin Maese (5-3, 5.13) of the Lugnuts.
Dragons will have an off day on Wednesday before making the trip up to South Bend to take on the Cubs for a four game weekend series starting Thursday night at 7:05