Dogs (10-5, 1st North) vs. RailCats (9-6, 4th North)
Monday, 6/3: LHP D.J. Snelten (2-0, 4.96 ERA) vs. LHP Lars Liguori (2-1, 7.27 ERA)
Tuesday, 6/4: LHP Luke Westphal (2-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. RHP Robbie Coursel (2-0, 1.32 ERA)
Wednesday, 6/5: RHP Trevor Simms (1-1, 5.02 ERA) vs. LHP Trevor Lubking (3-1, 1.33 ERA)
Thursday, 6/6: LHP Jake Dahlberg (2-0, 2.00 ERA) vs. TBA
SERIES NOTES: Series Notes June 3-6 vs Gary
GARY, Ind. — The first-place Chicago Dogs are set to travel to Gary, Indiana for a four-game series against the RailCats this Monday through Thursday, June 3-6 at the U.S. Steel Yard.
Chicago took two of three games in its season-opening series vs. Gary at Impact Field, including a 12-5 win on a historic Opening Night that featured a World Record 6,511 fans in hot dog costumes. Since that series, the RailCats have gone 8-4, including winning four straight.
At 10-5, the Dogs sit in first place in the North Division. The squad won four games on its six-game homestand, including two of three games against Sioux City.
LHP D.J. Snelten is set to start game one on Monday night at the U.S. Steel Yard. The former San Francisco Giant is 2-0 with a 4.96 ERA in three starts this season. In his last outing against Sioux Falls on May 29th, Snelten gave up two runs on five hits while striking out four over six innings in the Dogs’ rain-shortened 7-2 win at Impact Field. He is slated to go against LHP Lars Liguori in a rematch of the teams’ Opening Night starters.
LHP Luke Westphal will look to continue his torrid start to the season in game two on Tuesday night. In his last start, the Wisconsin native surrendered his first hits of the season but still threw six shutout innings, striking out 8 and keeping his season ERA at 0.00.
Game three will see RHP Trevor Simms take the mound. The right-hander got the win in arguably his best start of the season on Friday against Sioux City, allowing just two runs on six hits while striking out six batters over six innings.
LHP Jake Dahlberg will start game four and seek to build off a spectacular start. The Vancouver, Washington native hurled seven dominant innings, allowing just four hits, walked none, and struck out six without allowing a run. The lefty is 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA this season.
SCOUTING THE RAILCATS
Colin Willis leads the team in batting average (.351), RBI (12), hits (20), and runs scored (10). As a team, the RailCats pitching staff boasts a 2.89 ERA, which ranks second in the American Association. Greg Tagert is in his 15th season as RailCats manager.
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