Dogs (12-6, 1st North) vs. T-Bones (8-11, 4th South)
Friday, 6/7: LHP Austin Wright (0-3, 5.90 ERA) vs. RHP Jon Perrin (0-0, 3.60 ERA)
Saturday, 6/8: LHP D.J. Snelten (2-0, 4.03 ERA) vs. RHP Marc (1-1, 4.90 ERA)
Sunday, 6/9: LHP Luke Westphal (3-0, 0.00 ERA) RHP Tommy Collier (1-2, 6.04 ERA)
SERIES NOTES: Media Guide + Series Notes June 7-9 KC
KANSAS CITY, KS. — The Chicago Dogs are set to wrap up its seven-game road trip with a three-game series against the Kansas City T-Bones this weekend at T-Bones Stadium. Game starts are slated for 7:05 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 1:05 PM on Sunday.
The Dogs (12-6, 2nd North) took two of the first three games in its series against the Gary SouthShore RailCats, with the fourth game being suspended due to fog. On Monday night, Victor Roache hit the go-ahead two-run double in the tenth inning of the Dogs’ 5-3 win. The following night, the Chicago offense exploded for eight runs in the second inning, tying the team season-high for runs in an inning, en route to a 12-3 win.
LHP Austin Wright is set to start game one on Friday night at T-Bones Stadium. The flamethrowing lefty had his most productive start to date last time out against Sioux City on June 2nd, allowing two runs on three hits to go with a season-high 11 strikeouts over five innings. His 11 strikeouts were the second-most by a Dogs pitcher this season (Westphal, 12 on May 24).
LHP D.J. Snelten will take the mound for game two on Saturday night. The former San Francisco Giant is 2-0 with a 4.03 ERA this season. Snelten was strong in his last start on June 3, allowing just one earned run on three hits and striking out seven over six innings in the Dogs’ 5-3 win over Gary.
The series finale will be started by Luke Westphal, who has been nothing short of spectacular this season. In four starts this season, left-hander is 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in a scoreless streak that has reached 23.2 innings pitched. He has only allowed four hits this season, boasts a .051 opponents’ batting average, and his 31 strikeouts are the most in the American Association.
SCOUTING THE T-BONES
The 2018 American Association champions Kansas City T-Bones are just 8-11 this season and sit in fourth place in the South division. The T-Bones dropped three of four games in its most recent series against Milwaukee and are 2-8 in their last ten games. Seven-year MLB veteran Daniel Nava highlights the T-Bones roster and is hitting .318 with three RBI in six games this season. Ramsey Romano is the do-it-all athlete for Kansas City as both a relief pitcher and infielder. He has pitched four hitless, scoreless innings in addition to hitting a .467 average with one home run and six RBI in seven games.
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