OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The El Paso Chihuahuas began their final series of the season with a 2-1 loss to the Oklahoma City Dodgers at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. El Paso’s Jesse Scholtens pitched eight innings in the loss, which was the longest start by a Chihuahuas pitcher this season.
Chihuahuas right fielder Brian O’Grady went 2-for-4 with a double in the loss, while shortstop Matt Batten went 1-for-3 with a walk. Oklahoma City’s two runs came on a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth by third baseman Cristian Santana.
El Paso’s lone run came when Matt Batten ran home from third base on a passed ball in the sixth inning. At two hours and five minutes, Wednesday was the Chihuahuas’ quickest nine-inning game of the season and was 12 minutes faster than the second-quickest game (2:17, July 26 vs. Albuquerque).
Box Score: Chihuahuas at Dodgers Gameday (milb.com)
Team Records: El Paso (49-77, 3-3 in Final Stretch), Oklahoma City (65-60, 4-2 in Final Stretch)
Next Game: Thursday at 6:05 p.m. Mountain Time from Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. El Paso RHP Pedro Avila (1-0, 3.22) vs. Oklahoma City TBA. The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Oklahoma City 2 El Paso 1 – Wednesday
WP: Wilkerson (8-5)
LP: Scholtens (3-10)
S: Quackenbush (22)