Chihuahuas drop first game of 8-game homestand

Chihuahuas drop first game of 8-game homestand
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POSTED: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 8:59am

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:17am

Four Sacramento pitchers held the El Paso Chihuahuas without an extra base hit Monday in the River Cats 6-1 win at Southwest University Park. El Paso’s lone run came on an RBI single by San Diego first baseman Yonder Alonso, who is with El Paso on an injury rehab assignment working back from a hand injury. Everth Cabrera, also on a rehab assignment, went 1-for-2 before being taken out of the game after a fourth-inning rain delay.

The River Cats scored three runs in the first inning and never looked back, adding two more tallies in the sixth inning and their final run in the eighth. El Paso’s offense has the fifth most runs in the Pacific Coast League this season but has struggled offensively lately, scoring one run in the last 20 innings.

El Paso reliever Keyvius Sampson pitched a scoreless seventh inning in the loss. The Chihuahuas have dropped four consecutive games.

Team Records: El Paso (49-54) Sacramento (58-44)
Next Game: Tuesday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Sacramento LHP Drew Pomeranz (0-0, 6.75) vs. El Paso RHP Matt Wisler (5-4, 6.16). Game coverage begins at 7:00 pm on Team 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

 

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What is it about the San Diego Padres that they still can't seem to field a baseball team this late in the season and therefore regularly transfer players from the El Paso Chihuahua to fill the weak gap roster of the Padres! I know that El Paso is thirsty for triple A baseball and it's is a good thing that the players move up to the next level, but so many players in such a short time leaves the Chihuahuas with mediocre players with barely any good sluggers.

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