Terdoslavich, Ladendorf Blasts Power Dogs, 13-2
Joey Terdoslavich and Tyler Ladendorf each homered twice as part of a five-homerun outburst by the Chicago Dogs on their way to a 13-2 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries on Saturday evening. The two combined to score five runs and drive in eight as the Dogs rapped out 10 hits and walked 12 times in the victory. Thomas Dominy earned his fourth victory of the season with six outstanding innings.
Sioux Falls took the lead in the bottom of the first-inning. Dominy struck out the first two batters he faced, but then gave up a single to Alay Lago before walking Clint Coulter. Mike Hart followed with a base hit, bringing Lago home to give the Canaries a 1-0 lead.
Carlos Delgado, who had been signed by Sioux Falls earlier in the day and was breezing through the first two innings, retiring the first six batters he faced. However, things turned quickly in the third.
Victor Roache led off with a walk and advanced to second on a ground out. Garrett Hope then grounded a ball to short that Andrew Ely misplayed for an error. Next up was Michael Crouse, who blasted the first pitch he saw for a three-run homer, his fifth of the year. Two batters later, Terdoslavich blasted his fourth homer of the year to put Chicago on top, 4-1.
In the fourth, Ladendorf extended the lead for his team to for when he connected on his sixth homer of the season.
The four-run lead held until the sixth when the Chicago Dogs blew the game open. Brett Milazzo led off with a base hit and moved to third when Hope and Crouse drew back to back walks. Edwin Arroyo then drew a four pitch walk to drive home Milazzo. Terdoslavich came to the plate with the bases loaded and no one out, quickly got ahead 2-0, then blasted his second homerun of the game, a grand slam that put Chicago on top by nine. Two batters later, Ladendorf hit his second homerun of the game as the Dogs were in complete control, 11-1.
Sioux Falls got one of those runs back in the bottom of the sixth. Lago doubled to start the inning and scored on a Hart double two batters later. However, the Canaries would get no closer.
Chicago added two more runs in the top of the seventh. An error allowed Arroyo to reach to start the inning. Terdoslavich walked and K.C. Hobson singled to load the bases. Ladendorf then hit into a fielder’s choice that brought home Arroyo and Terdoslavich scored on a sacrifice fly by Blake Allemand.
While the offense was blasting the Canaries pitching, Dominy (4-0) was in complete command. The left-hander allowed seven hits, a walk, and two earned runs in six innings. He struck out eight, one short of his season high set against Milwaukee on July 23. The bullpen did the rest, with Casey Crosby, Jalen Miller, and Harrison Smith each tossing a shutout inning.
Terdoslavich finished the contest 2-4 with three runs scored, two walks, and five RBI. Ladendorf was 2-5 with two runs scored and three RBI. He also drew a walk. Every batter in the Chicago lineup drew at least one walk and all but Hobson had at least one hit.
Lago was 3-4 to extend his consecutive on-base streak to 22 games. Clint Coulter saw his hitting streak ended 15 games.
By Robert Pannier