Dogs (18-18, 4th North) vs. Goldeyes (23-14, 3rd North)
Friday, 6/28: RHP Wes Torrez (0-1, 10.80 ERA) vs. LHP Kevin McGovern (4-3, 4.83 ERA)
Saturday, 6/29: LHP Jake Dahlberg (2-2, 4.54 ERA) vs. RHP Joel Seddon (1-0, 3.85 ERA)
Sunday, 6/30: LHP Austin Wright (1-5, 4.59 ERA) vs. RHP Parker French (2-1, 3.80 ERA)
SERIES NOTES: Series Notes June 28-30 WPG
ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Chicago Dogs wrap up a seven-game homestand with a three-game series against the Winnipeg Goldeyes at Impact Field. Game starts are slated for 7:05 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 1:05 PM on Sunday.
The Dogs (18-18, 4th North) snapped a six-game losing streak earlier in the week with one win in four games against the first-place Kansas City T-Bones. The offense exploded for 11 runs, the first time the Dogs had scored in double digits since June 7. In the first meeting between the Dogs and Goldeyes, Winnipeg took two of three at their park, and come to Impact Field for the first time this weekend.
RHP Wes Torrez is set to make his second start of the season on Friday night at Impact Field. In three starts last season for the Dogs, Torrez went 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 16 strikeouts. The Naperville native’s kast appearance this season came against Fargo-Moorhead on June 23, where he allowed five earned runs on six hits, tallying two strikeouts.
LHP Jake Dahlberg is set to start game two on Saturday night. He surrendered seven runs to a red-hot T-Bones offense in game one of the series en route to an 8-6 loss. His strikeout numbers remained high, however, fanning seven while only walking one batter of the 27 he faced.
LHP Austin Wright will start the series finale on Sunday afternoon. Like Dahlberg, Wright ran into the T-Bones offense at the wrong time, giving up four earned runs in four innings, but also striking out eight batters in his most recent outing. His slider continues to be devastating to both right- and left-handed hitters, and his accuracy has improved with his power fastball.
SCOUTING THE GOLDEYES
The Goldeyes come to Impact Field winners of their last four series, including most recently over the surging Sioux City Explorers. They have the best defense in the league by a sizeable margin, having only committed 13 errors on the season. Their team ERA of 4.06 ranks in the top half of the American Association, but offensively fall into the bottom half in most categories. Willy Garcia and Wes Darvill pace the Goldeyes offense, with batting averages just shy of .300, while Garcia has clubbed six of his team’s 25 home runs.
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