Terdoslavich Homers Twice, Dogs Dominate, 10-3
Joey Terdoslavich homered twice and Victor Roache hit his American Association leading 15th homerun of the season as the Chicago Dogs dominated the St. Paul Saints, 10-3. Terdoslavich drove in four. Thomas Dorminy remained undefeated, winning his league-leading sixth game of the year.
The Dogs jumped out to a 6-0 lead, scoring in each of the first three frames. In the top of the first, St. Paul starter Eddie Medina retired the first two batters, but Terdoslavich connected on his ninth homer of the season to put Chicago on top by a run.
An inning later, the Dogs extended their lead to three. Tyler Ladendorf singled to start the inning and moved to second on a ground out. That brought Blake Allemand to the plate, who laced a ball to the wall in center field. That easily scored Ladendorf with Allemand racing into third with a triple. He scored on a sacrifice fly by Logan Moore.
In the third, it was Terdoslavich with the big blow once again. Michael Crouse led off with a base hit and stole second before Edwin Arroyo walked. That brought Terdoslavich to the plate, who crushed the first pitch he saw for a three-run homer.
The early runs were all that Dorminy needed. The left-hander gave up a two-out double in the first, a leadoff single in the second, and a two-out walk in the sixth as the only baserunners he allowed through the first six innings. He was absolutely dominating, retiring 13 of 14 batters at one point, with the only Saint to reach coming on an error.
In the sixth, Chicago extended their lead. With one down, Roache blasted his 15th homer of the year. That made it 7-0.
Dorminy was on cruise control, but the third time through the order proved to be a bit more challenging, as St. Paul rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Chris Chinea led off with a double. Two batters later, Chesny Young singled to drive home Chinea. John Sylviano doubled, moving Young to third, and he scored on a ground out by Max Murphy. After Troy Alexander was hit by a pitch, the Chicago left-hander’s night was over.
Dorminy (6-0) was spectacular, allowing five hits and a walk in 6.2 innings. He struck out six. Jalen Miller came on and got Mikey Reynolds to pop out to end the inning.
Both teams got on the board in the eighth. In the top half of the frame, K.C. Hobson led off with a single and moved to third on a double by Roache. Hobson scored on a sacrifice fly by Allemand and Roache came home on a single by Moore. Moore came home on a double by Crouse.
Miller remained in the game for Chicago and gave up a run in the bottom of the eighth. Walks to Nate Samson and Josh Allen put two on with two down. Young plated Samson with a base hit to right, making it a 10-3 game, but St. Paul would get no closer.
Terdosalvich finished 2-4 with two runs scored and four RBI. His two homeruns now give him 10 on the season. Crouse and Roache each had two hits as well. Allemand and Moore each drove in a pair of runs for Chicago. Young had two hits and two RBI for St. Paul
By Robert Pannier