Diablos Fall to Fort Worth, 6-5
Fort Worth finished up their three game sweep
of El Paso with a 6-5 come from behind win at Cohen Stadium on Thursday
night. The come from behind victory was the second win of that variety in
the series and with the loss, El Paso finishes just 2-5 on the home stand.
After trading runs through the first two innings, the Diablos would
finally take the lead in the fifth inning when Bryon Smith brought home
Jonathan Reynoso with two outs. The Diablos added onto their lead in the
sixth inning as they were the recipient of two straight Fort Worth errors.
Hector Bernal and Reynoso both came through with RBI singles to push the
Diablos lead to 5-2. That lasted until the seventh inning when the Cats
came back to tie the ball game scoring three runs. Fort Worth took the
lead for good in the eighth inning when Kelley Gulledge was hit by a pitch
with the bases loaded. Dustin Cameron again sat the Diablos down in order
in the ninth to preserve the Cats' win.
David Whigham made the start and looked like his old self again as he
pitched into the seventh inning while allowing four runs on eight hits and
four strike outs. The bull pen could not hold the lead again as Earl
Oakes (0-1) took the loss by giving up two runs while pitching in the
seventh and eighth innings. The offense produced 11 hits. Jonathan
Reynoso led the way going 4-5 with a triple and an RBI. Bryon Smith
turned in another strong performance at the plate going 2-4 with two RBI
and Adam Deleo also turned in a 2-4 perfomance.
El Paso now heads out on a ten day, nine game road trip that starts in
Shreveport on Friday night. Shaun Ellis (1-0) will go for his second win
in a Diablos uniform. First pitch is slated for 6:05