Photo Credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre, EP Chihuahuas
The Reno Aces scored five early runs in their 8-0 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas on Opening Night Thursday. It was the first time in the Chihuahuas’ three-year history that the team lost the first game of the season.
Reno took a 1-0 lead on a first inning wild pitch by El Paso’s Jeremy Guthrie and added four more tallies in the second in a nine-batter rally that included four hits and two El Paso errors. Guthrie allowed five runs, three earned, in three innings of work in his first game in the Padres’ organization.
The Aces scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth on a solo home run by catcher Tuffy Gosewisch and a two-run homer by shortstop Jack Reinheimer to go ahead 8-0.
Daniel Moskos, Tayron Guerrero and Derek Eitel each pitched a scoreless outing out of El Paso’s bullpen. Austin Hedges went 2-for-4 with a double for El Paso.
Next Game: Friday at Reno, 7:35 p.m. El Paso RHP Daniel McCutchen (0-0, -.–) vs. Reno RHP Tyler Wagner (0-0, -.–). Game coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com
Reno 8 El Paso 0 – Thursday
WP: Bradley (1-0)
LP: Guthrie (0-1)