ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Skinny: The Chicago Dogs capped off a series sweep of the Milwaukee Milkmen, exploding for five home runs to win, 9-0, in a game that severe weather ended after just five innings. Michael Crouse, Victor Roache, Edwin Arroyo, Harrison Smith and Garrett Hope went yard, with Crouse and Arroyo going back-to-back in the fourth inning, then Smith and Hope doing the same in the fifth inning. In all, the Dogs racked up nine runs on 13 hits. Meanwhile, starting pitcher J.D. Busfield tossed 4.2 scoreless innings to kick off the game before Adam Walker roped a single with two outs in the fifth inning.
Winning Pitcher: RHP J.D. Busfield
Losing Pitcher: RHP Zach Hartman
Star of the Game: RHP J.D. Busfield. Amidst the Dogs’ offensive explosion, Busfield silenced Milwaukee’s bats early, retiring the first 14 batters he faced. Busfield’s final line: 5 innings, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts.
- Who? Winnipeg Goldeyes vs. Chicago Dogs, Game One
- Where? Impact Field, Rosemont, Ill.
- When? Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. CDT
- Pitching matchup? TBA vs. RHP Eddie Butler (Chicago)
- Broadcast: AABaseball.tv
Extra Bite: Roache’s home run was the right fielder’s fifth of the season and his fourth dinger since Tuesday. The second-year Chicago Dog is riding a six-game hit streak.