Chihuahuas battle the River Cats in Sacramento
POSTED: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 11:06pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 1:08pm
El Paso, TX — El Paso’s comeback effort fell short Thursday night at Raley Field, as the Chihuahuas lost to the Sacramento River Cats 10-8. El Paso trailed at one point 9-1 and scored four times in the sixth and three times in the eighth, but went down in order in the ninth inning. The River Cats won three of the four games in the series and have now won nine of their last 11.
After falling behind 5-0 early, El Paso scored once in the top of the fourth on a solo home run by Jeff Francoeur, his eighth homer of the season and second at Raley Field. The Chihuahuas sixth inning rally consisted of Rocky Gale’s RBI single and a three-run home run by Tommy Medica, who went 3-for-4 and fell a triple shy of a cycle after entering the game in a 1-for-35 slump. The Chihuahuas three runs in the eighth came on a two-run double by Tyler Greene and an RBI single by Jace Peterson.
El Paso starter Juan Oramas allowed eight runs, all earned, in 3.2 innings of work. Newcomer Jerry Sullivan allowed two runs in 2.1 innings in his Triple-A debut, the same day he arrived from Double-A San Antonio. The Chihuahuas will not play at Raley Field again this season. El Paso won three of the eight games in Sacramento this year.
Team Records: El Paso (20-27) Sacramento (27-20)
Next Game: Friday, in Tacoma, 8:05 pm (El Paso time) – El Paso RHP Keyvius Sampson (2-3, 4.81) vs. Tacoma RHP Erasmo Ramirez (0-2, 5.51). Game coverage begins at 8:00 pm on Team 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.