Dogs (37-23, 3rd North) vs. Milkmen (25-35, 5th North)
Wednesday, 7/24: LHP D.J. Snelten (4-2, 4.24 ERA) vs. RHP Kurt Heyer (3-7, 5.83 ERA)
Thursday, 7/25: LHP Jake Dahlberg (5-3, 5.22 ERA) vs. RHP Angel Ventura (4-6, 3.01 ERA)
Friday, 7/26: TBD vs. LHP T.J. House (7-4, 3.99 ERA)
SERIES NOTES: Series Notes July 24-26 Milwaukee
ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Chicago Dogs have been the hottest team in the Association, coming off a weekend sweep of the Gary SouthShore RailCats which extended their win streak to five, and 14 wins in their last 15 games.
When the Dogs most recently started a homestand on July 9th, they were 24-22 and winners of two straight. Since then, they have lost one game, and the last time the Dogs lost back-to-back contests was June 27-28.
Chicago’s (37-23, 3rd North) offense stayed red-hot with Edwin Arroyo, David Olmedo-Barrera and Keon Barnum leading the charge. Barnum took the league lead in homers with 18, and Olmedo-Barrera now owns the American Association’s longest hitting streak of 2019 at 21 games. Wes Torrez also spun a gem this weekend, hurling the Dogs’ first complete-game shutout of the year in a 2-0 victory. Chicago now returns home for three games against the Milwaukee Milkmen. First pitch on Wednesday night is scheduled for 7:05 PM, Thursday night at 6:05 PM, and 7:05 PM for Friday’s finale.
LHP D.J. Snelten will start game one for Chicago. The tall lefty snapped a streak of quality starts in a no-decision on July 17 against Sioux City, giving up six runs in five innings while striking out five and walking two in a 9-6 win for Chicago.
LHP Jake Dahlberg will be looking for a bounce-back start after a tough outing against Sioux City in a game one loss that saw him give up seven runs in three frames. Previously, Dahlberg had gone three consecutive starts of three or fewer earned runs allowed.
Game three’s starter is TBD.
SCOUTING THE MILKMEN
The Milkmen (25-35, 5th North) have languished in the bottom of the standings for most of their debut season. Offensively, they are led by Milwaukee native Adam Walker, whose 14 home runs are tied for third among active players. He is the only Milkman with double-digit homers, and has collected a team-leading 40 RBI, but also owns a 30% strikeout clip (71 K). Friday starter T.J. House anchors an impressive pitching staff for Milwaukee. House and Angel Ventura, Thursday’s starter, have combined for 135 K on the year, second as a starting pitching duo only to Chicago’s Luke Westphal and Austin Wright (167 K).
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