Photo courtesy EP Chihuahuas
The El Paso Chihuahuas scored once in the bottom of the ninth inning and brought the winning run to the plate Saturday night but lost to the Sugar Land Skeeters 4-3.
El Paso starter Adrian Martinez had his best appearance to date in Triple-A, allowing three earned runs in six innings.
Miguel Diaz pitched a scoreless seventh inning in his first game with the Dogs since being optioned by San Diego.
Catcher Webster Rivas went 2-for-4 and threw out three Skeeters runners trying to steal. Longtime major leaguer Joe Beimel pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Chihuahuas in his first game since being transferred from Double-A San Antonio.
It was Beimel’s first Triple-A appearance since 2016 with Omaha.
The Skeeters have won two of the first three games of the series.
Next Game: Sunday at 6:05 p.m. at Southwest University Park. Sugar Land RHP Jose Urquidy (0-0, 2.25) vs. El Paso RHP Caleb Boushley (3-5, 5.34). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Sugar Land 4 El Paso 3 – Saturday | Box Score | Team Records: Sugar Land (57-42), El Paso (40-58)
WP: Conine (6-3) | LP: Martinez (0-2) | S: None | Time: 3:14 | Attn: 7,735