The El Paso Chihuahuas completed their first shutout of the season Saturday, defeating the Las Vegas 51s (Mets affiliate) 7-0. Tyrell Jenkins pitched six shutout innings, continuing an excellent string of starts by El Paso hurlers.
The Chihuahuas’ starting pitchers have combined for 18 innings and allowed only two earned runs in 2017.
The Chihuahuas scored in five different innings and had strong offensive performances by multiple players. Jamie Romak went 2-for-3 with two home runs and a walk, reaching base three times for the second consecutive game.
Franchy Cordero went 2-for-4 with a triple and high solo home run to center field. Cordero has four hits this season, with all of them going for extra bases. Catcher Tony Cruz had two hits and three RBIs in his first game this year.
Jason Jester, Keith Hessler and Andre Rienzo each tossed a scoreless inning out of the El Paso bullpen in the shutout win.
Box Score | Team Records: Las Vegas (1-2), El Paso (2-1)
Next Game:Sunday, 1:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Las Vegas LHP Sean Gilmartin (0-0, -.–) vs. El Paso RHP Dinelson Lamet (0-0, -.–). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
El Paso 7 Las Vegas 0 – Saturday
WP: Jenkins (1-0)
LP: Hand (0-1)
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