Officials with the El Paso Chihuahuas announced Tuesday that the team would hold an ‘El Paso Strong Night,’ a celebration of the El Paso community and a commemoration of those victims of the August 3rd tragedy.
El Paso Strong Night will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019 when the Chihuahuas take on the Sacramento River Cats (San Francisco Giants affiliate).
A portion of each fundraising ticket sold will go back to the Paso del Norte’s El Paso Victims Fund. The link to the ticket here. The night’s 50/50 raffle will also benefit the Victims Fund.
The first 7,000 fans through the gates will receive an El Paso Strong rally towel. During the game there will be a special moment of silence for the crowd to “stand united.”
The game will also feature a postgame fireworks spectacular choreographed to music and songs that highlight the city of El Paso.
As part of the night, the Chihuahuas will auction off the caps worn by the San Diego Padres during their August 8th batting practice. All proceeds will benefit the El Paso Victim’s Fund.
The Chihuahuas have partnered with Text to Engage, a local mobile phone auction company for the 2019 season. The mobile auction will begin 12 p.m. Saturday and will conclude at 12 p.m. Tuesday.
The game will also feature the national anthem and the color guard by the Border Patrol, the honoring of first responders and a moment of silence for the victims and their families.
The El Paso Chihuahuas scored the final three runs of Saturday night’s game but lost to the Salt Lake Bees 5-4.
The Chihuahuas have dropped two games in a row after their six-game winning streak.
Chihuahuas catcher Austin Allen went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, his seventh homer in nine games versus Salt Lake this season. The Bees hit three home runs in the win and have hit nine homers in the last two games.
El Paso relievers Trevor Megill, Eric Yardley and Gerardo Reyes all pitched a scoreless, hitless outing on Saturday.
Salt Lake starter Nick Tropeano was ejected in the sixth inning, the fifth Bees’ player ejection of 2019.
Next Game: Sunday, 1:05 pm at Smith’s Ballpark. El Paso LHP Jerry Keel (8-7, 5.33) vs. Salt Lake RHP Jason Alexander (1-4, 10.06).
Michael Gettys hit two home runs in the El Paso Chihuahuas’ 9-5 win over the San Antonio Missions Monday night.
It was Gettys’ second multi-home run game of the season and he now has a team-leading 28 homers this year.
Ty France went 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs and now has 89 RBIs in 75 Triple-A games this year. France is batting .402 with 20 games remaining in the season.
Eight of El Paso’s 13 hits Monday went for extra bases. El Paso scored in six of its eight innings Monday.
El Paso’s bullpen has allowed three hits and zero runs in its last seven innings of work. The Chihuahuas have won four games in a row and clinched a series win over San Antonio leading into Tuesday’s series finale.
Former Chihuahuas and San Diego Padres players Cory Spangenberg and Jay Jackson both appeared against El Paso Monday.
Next Game: Tuesday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. San Antonio RHP Trey Supak (1-0, 5.71) vs. El Paso LHP Jerry Keel (7-7, 7.36). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
El Paso 9 San Antonio 5 – Monday | Box Score | Team Records: San Antonio (72-48), El Paso (70-50)
Dietrich Enns pitched six strong innings in the El Paso Chihuahuas’ 3-2 win over the San Antonio Missions Sunday night at Southwest University Park.
It was Enns’ 11th win of the season, tying him with two others for the Pacific Coast League lead.
El Paso’s three runs came on two consecutive singles with two outs in the third, a two-run single by Aderlin Rodriguez and an RBI single by Esteban Quiroz.
Former MLB All-Star Shelby Miller made his second Triple-A start of the year for San Antonio, allowing three runs in 4.1 innings.
El Paso manager Edwin Rodriguez was ejected in the fourth inning, his first ejection of the season. The Chihuahuas have won three consecutive games, including the last two by one run.
El Paso’s win combined with the Las Vegas Aviators’ loss Sunday in Omaha put the two teams in a first place tie with 21 games remaining in the season.
Next Game: Monday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. San Antonio RHP Aaron Wilkerson (7-1, 3.06) vs. El Paso RHP Emmanuel Ramirez (1-1, 12.90). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
El Paso 3 San Antonio 2 – Sunday | Box Score | Team Records: San Antonio (72-47), El Paso (69-50)
The El Paso Chihuahuas scored seven runs in the second inning Saturday and beat the San Antonio Missions 10-9.
The Chihuahuas have scored 10 or more runs in all four of their games this homestand.
Ty France went 4-for-5 with a three-run home run and two doubles, the seventh time this season France collected four or more hits. His batting average is .406, the highest active batting average in full-season professional baseball.
Seth Mejias-Brean had three hits, including his second triple in as many games, in the win.
El Paso has won back-to-back games after their season-long five-game losing streak ended. The victory kept the Chihuahuas one game behind first place Las Vegas with 22 games to play this season.
It was the first-ever meeting between the Chihuahuas and San Antonio.
Next Game: Sunday, 6:05 pm at Southwest University Park. San Antonio RHP Aaron Wilkerson (7-1, 3.06) vs. El Paso LHP Dietrich Enns (10-8, 6.50). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
El Paso 10 San Antonio 9 – Saturday | Box Score | Team Records: San Antonio (72-46), El Paso (68-50)
The El Paso Chihuahuas scored 10 runs in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday to stun the Round Rock Express 15-12.
Esteban Quiroz was the 11th batter of the inning and hit a walk-off grand slam, the sixth walk-off homer in Chihuahuas’ history and the first walk-off grand slam since Jake Lemmerman on May 5, 2014. The 10 runs set a new team record for runs in an inning.
El Paso trailed 12-3 in the bottom of the eighth and the nine-run comeback was the biggest in team history. The Chihuahuas were behind 12-5 in the bottom of the ninth and set a new team record for biggest ninth-inning comeback.
Quiroz’s grand slam was El Paso’s 232nd home run this year, setting a new Pacific Coast League modern-era record for team home runs in a season.
The win snapped El Paso’s season-long five-game losing streak. It was the team’s third walk-off win of the season. El Paso infielder Matthew Batten pitched a scoreless top of the ninth and became the winning pitcher, the second time in Chihuahuas’ history that a position player got a pitching win (Mike McCoy on June 14, 2015 vs. Sacramento).
Next Game: Saturday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. San Antonio RHP Thomas Jankins (11-3, 4.28) vs. El Paso LHP Dillon Overton (6-5, 6.11). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
El Paso 15 Round Rock 12 – Friday | Box Score | Team Records: Round Rock (70-46), El Paso (67-50)
Round Rock infielder Alex De Goti hit for the cycle in the Express’ 20-12 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas Wednesday night.
It was the first cycle against El Paso since Fresno’s J.D. Davis on May 17, 2018. The Express scored at least one run in all nine innings.
Aderlin Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs for the Chihuahuas. El Paso struck four home runs in the game, moving the team’s season total to 226, five shy of tying the modern era Pacific Coast League record for homers in a season.
Ty France went 4-for-5 in the loss, moving his league-leading batting average to .399.
Austin Allen and Rodriguez hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning, El Paso’s first set of back-to-back homers since July 19th at Albuquerque (Seth Mejias-Brean and Esteban Quiroz).
Round Rock’s 23 hits were the most allowed in a game by El Paso this season.
Next Game: Thursday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Round Rock LHP Kent Emanuel (6-1, 3.98) vs. El Paso LHP Jerry Keel (7-7, 7.46). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Round Rock 20 El Paso 12 – Wednesday | Box Score | Team Records: Round Rock (69-45), El Paso (66-49)
John Nogowski hit a two-run, tiebreaking home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday night in the Memphis Redbirds’ 5-3 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas at AutoZone Park.
Ty France went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double and three RBIs and is now 11 for his last 14 dating back to Thursday in Nashville. Bryan Mitchell had his best start as a Chihuahua Saturday, allowing only one run in five innings in a no-decision.
El Paso starters have allowed only two runs in 12 innings in the series against the Redbirds.
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was 0-for-1 with an RBI squeeze bunt in his second MLB injury rehab game for Memphis. Saturday’s two hour and 23 minute game was the shortest nine-inning game of the year for the Chihuahuas.
The Chihuahuas and Redbirds have split the first two games of the series.
Next Game: Sunday, 1:05 pm at AutoZone Park. El Paso LHP Dillon Overton (6-4, 6.37) vs. Memphis RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon (3-3, 3.90). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Memphis 5 El Paso 3 – Saturday | Box Score | Team Records: El Paso (66-46), Memphis (49-63)