Allemand Walk-Off Homer in 10th Delivers Dogs Win, 8-6
Rosemont, Ill. — Blake Allemand jacked the Dogs’ first walk-off home run of 2020, a two-run blast, powering Chicago to an 8-6 win over the Milwaukee Milkmen in 10 innings.
Four early home runs, including two from K.C. Hobson, gave the Dogs a 6-1 lead through five innings. But the Milkmen pounced for five unanswered runs, capped off by a David Washington two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, to push the game to extras. Then, with two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Victor Roache sent a routine ground ball to third base — but Aaron Hill, Milwaukee’s third baseman, committed a throwing error that put Roache at second base. A few moments later, Allemand walked it off with his fourth longball of the season.
Winning Pitcher: RHP J.D. Busfield
Losing Pitcher: RHP Myles Smith
Star of the Game: INF Blake Allemand. Allemand delivered the game-winning blast against Myles Smith, who was an All-Star in 2019 as Milwaukee’s closer.
- Who? Chicago Dogs vs. Milwaukee Milkmen, Game Three
- Where? Impact Field, Rosemont, Illinois
- When? Thursday, 7:05 p.m. CDT
- Pitching matchup? LHP David Holmberg (Milwaukee) vs. RHP Eddie Butler (Chicago)
- Broadcast: AABaseball.TV
Extra Bite: All eight of the Dogs’ runs came via the longball tonight. Chicago has mashed 58 longballs this season, 18 more than any other American Association club.
By Sam Brief, Chicago Dogs