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El Paso starting pitcher Carlos Pimentel lasted eight innings, his longest start of the season.

Chihuahuas Best Bees 2 to 1; Magic Number down to 10

The El Paso Chihuahuas won their second straight game Sunday, defeating the Salt Lake Bees 2-1 at Southwest University Park. The victory moves El Paso’s magic number to 10 with 15 games remaining in the regular season.

Carlos Pimentel set a 2016 Chihuahuas’ single-game high by striking out nine Salt Lake batters. El Paso pitching has compiled 22 strikeouts in the first two games of the series.

The Chihuahuas were held hitless until the sixth inning when Hunter Renfroe hit a single to left field, the second time in the last six games that Renfroe produced El Paso’s first hit of a game after the fifth inning.

Carlos Asuaje went 0-for-3 with a walk, ending his 10-game hitting streak. The Chihuahuas’ bullpen has not allowed any runs during Saturday and Sunday’s back-to-back wins, with Jason Jester, Buddy Baumann and Eric Yardley all tossing scoreless outings Sunday.

Gameday Box Score: http://www.milb.com/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2016_08_21_slcaaa_elpaaa_1&mode=gameday

Team Records: Salt Lake (56-70), El Paso (68-60)

Next Game: Monday at 7:05 pm vs. Salt Lake at Southwest University Park. Salt Lake RHP Kyle McGowin (5-11, 6.14) vs. El Paso RHP Michael Kelly (6-2, 5.04). Game coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com

El Paso 2 Salt Lake 1 – Sunday

WP: Jester (2-2)

LP: Bailey (0-1)

S: Yardley (3)

Time: 2:43

Attn: 7,815

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One comment

  1. The El Paso Chihuahuas have been in 1st place since late May and now comes crunch time as the magic number is now down to 10! with 15 more games left in the season. The Albuquerque Isotopes are playing some really hot baseball as they have climbed back from last place to second place in the Southern Division.
    The Isotopes are only 6 and a half games away from catching the Chihuahuas as they will finish the season here at Southwest University Park starting on September 2nd.
    I’m hoping that the Chihuahuas will win their division again but it also comes with a catch, and they are the San Diego Padres,they are watching our team like a hawk. Just like they did last year when the Chihuahuas won the Southern Division Championship,and right before they started their playoff games.The Padres swooped down like a hawk and took away key Chihuahua players and added them to their team roster back in San Diego. I feel that the Chihuahuas could have had an amazing season had the team been kept in tack and left alone to finish what they started.
    But that was not the case,and I’m sure they will do it again and again because that is what they do best, they ruin people’s hopes and chances of El Paso ever winning it’s first ever Gildon Championship.There is no reason for them to do this because the Padres are not going to the playoffs let alone even earn a Wildcard berth! Forget about a World Series or when they’ll be back,beside they never have won one out of two tries.

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