Things looking up in Dayton? Bill Lack 04/12/2005 2 Sure, it’s early, but hitting seems to be up and strikeouts seem to be down… The DDN seems to think this team is better than the last two editions. Share this:TweetPocket 2 Responses Brian Erts 04/12/2005 Dayton plays a pure hitters park, the last 3 years has reaped the following Park Effect numbers. 2002 – 1039 2003 – 1053 2004 – 1074 Those are pretty hitter friendly, I expect the press to latch on to the hitting is better part of it, hopefully they’ll see that it cuts both ways too. A hitter friendly park makes your pitchers numbers look inflated too, just in the wrong way. I know when I look at any Louisville or Chattanooga numbers that I have to remember that both of those parks play slightly in favor of the hitter. Heath 04/12/2005 Another sell-out year in Dayton! Heading down the 15 minute drive to 5/3 Field on Thursday….