Crouse, Westphal Lead Dogs Past Milkmen, 6-3
Franklin, Wis. — In the midst of an offensive drought, the Chicago bats came alive at Franklin Field on Wednesday to deliver a series-tying 6-3 win.
On the third pitch of the game, Michael Crouse set the tone. He belted a leadoff home run to center field to put the Dogs ahead, 1-0. Chicago then tacked on two more runs off of former MLB All-Star Henderson Alvarez in the first inning. Two innings later, Joey Terdoslavich banged an opposite-field blast to left field to power the Dogs ahead, 4-0.
Milwaukee cut the lead to 4-2 in the fourth inning as Adam Walker mashed a two-run home run, going yard for the league-leading 16th time. Chicago’s pitching — which featured six three-hit innings from starter Luke Westphal and a solid bullpen performance — held on late to secure a 6-3 win.
Winning Pitcher: LHP Luke Westphal
Losing Pitcher: RHP Henderson Alvarez
Star of the Game: LHP Luke Westphal. Westphal struck out six batters and allowed just three hits, earning his second win of the season. He didn’t allow a single hit until the fourth inning.
- Who? Chicago Dogs vs. Milwaukee Milkmen, Game 3
- Where? Franklin Field, Franklin, Wisconsin
- When? Thursday, 6:35 p.m. CDT
- Pitching matchup? LHP Jake Dahlberg (Chicago) vs. RHP Drew Hutchinson (Milwaukee)
- Broadcast: bit.ly/chidogsradio
Extra Bite: Adam Choplick returned from the Injured List today and pitched a perfect eighth inning, which he capped off with a strikeout of Brett Vertigan. The southpaw has a 28-to-2 strikeout-to-walk ratio this year.
By Sam Brief, Chicago Dogs