Dogs Snap Skid with Double-Header Split
Franklin, Wis. — Behind two RBI base hits from David Washington, the Milwaukee Milkmen secured a 3-2 win in Game One of Sunday’s doubleheader. Joey Terdoslavich smacked a solo home run to key a two-run first inning for the Chicago Dogs, but the Milkmen rallied for three unanswered runs to take the opener, 3-2.
In Game Two, Chicago’s offense came together in a 5-3 win. The game was called in the top of the seventh inning due to heavy rain in Milwaukee. Wes Helsabeck made his first start of the season for the Dogs, striking out five batters and holding Milwaukee to just two runs. Victor Roache and Tyler Ladendorf mashed home runs, with Ladendorf also tacking on a triple in the Chicago win, which snapped a three-game skid.
Winning Pitcher: RHP Anthony Bender
Losing Pitcher: LHP Luke Westphal
Save: RHP Peyton Gray
Star of the Game: LHP Luke Westphal. He was dealt the loss, but Westphal dazzled with a season-high 10 strikeouts. In the Wisconsin heat, the southpaw tossed 122 pitches.
Winning Pitcher: LHP Wes Helsabeck
Losing Pitcher: RHP Taylor Ahearn
Star of the Game: OF Tyler Ladendorf. Ladendorf mashed a mammoth home run, his eighth of the season, in the fourth inning, ripped a triple in the sixth and scored three runs in the Chicago win.
- Who? Chicago Dogs vs. Milwaukee Milkmen, Game One
- Where? Impact Field, Rosemont, Illinois
- When? Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. CDT
- Pitching matchup? TBA vs. TBA
- Broadcast: AABaseball.TV
Extra Bite: After the doubleheader, the season series between Chicago and Milwaukee stands at 8-7 in favor of the Milkmen, but the Dogs have scored more runs — 58 to 56.
By Sam Brief, Chicago Dogs