Diablos Lose Again

Diablos Lose Again

POSTED: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 8:38pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 8:38pm

El Paso's offense failed to show up again as they fell to the Shreveport-Bossier Captains 8-1 at Fair Grounds Field on Tuesday night. It is the sixth straight loss for the Diablos as they have fallen to just 1-7 in the second half.

El Paso broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning on a two out RBI double by Adam Deleo which gave the Diablos their only lead of the night. In the bottom of the inning the game would be tied when Jovanny Rosario hit a inside the park home run. Rosario drove the ball to the center field wall and on the play Jonathan Reynoso was injured while running into the wall which allowed Rosario to motor around the bases. Reynoso ended up being fine and continued in the game. The Captains would take the lead in the sixth inning by scoring two runs one on a bases loaded hit batter and the other on a sacrifice fly. A Jorge Alvarez home run in the seventh inning pushed the Captains lead to 4-1. They would put the game out of reach by scoring four runs in the eighth inning to push the lead to its final total.

Captains' starter Ryan DiPietro (5-1), who got beat up for eight runs in five innings in his previous start against the Diablos, was dominating as he pitched eight innings allowing only one run on four hits with eight strike outs. The Diablos sent Aaron Kalb (1-4) to the mound and he got two outs in the sixth before exiting. He allowed three runs on eight hits but again would get very little run support.

El Paso's offense struggled all night again as they had just four hits in the game. Hector Bernal again led the way as he collected two of the four hits. They had just six base runners the entire night. El Paso has now scored just four runs over their past three games.

The Diablos try to bring an end to their losing streak on Wednesday. Shaun Ellis (7-1, 4.60) will be on the bump for the Diablos against Cody Kelley (1-0, 7.36). First pitch is slated for 6:05.

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