The El Paso Chihuahuas closed their eight-game road trip with a 12-0 victory in Omaha Monday afternoon. It was the fourth shutout of the year for El Paso, setting a new team record for shutouts in a season.
Carlos Pimentel tossed six shutout innings to get the win and threw 12 innings on the road trip, allowing only one run.
Ryan Schimpf went 2-for-5 with two home runs and five RBIs, including hitting El Paso’s first grand slam since June 29, 2015 (Casey McElroy at Tacoma).
Alex Dickerson went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, extending his hitting streak to 28 games, surpassing Triple-A Portland’s Peter Ciofrone’s 27-game hitting streak in 2008 in recent Padres’ Triple-A history.
Manuel Margot went 3-for-4 with a walk atop El Paso’s batting order. The Chihuahuas went 6-2 on the road trip, taking three out of four from both Iowa and Omaha.
Team Records: El Paso (28-22), Omaha (26-23)
Next Game: Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. vs. Sacramento at Southwest University Park. Sacramento RHP Chris Heston (1-4, 3.72) vs. El Paso RHP Jeremy Guthrie (2-5, 7.00). Game coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com
El Paso 12 Omaha 0 – Monday
WP: Pimentel (4-3)
LP: Minor (0-2)