The El Paso Chihuahuas hit four home runs in their 8-3 win over the Las Vegas 51s Saturday. Chihuahuas starter Brett Kennedy allowed only one earned run in six innings in his Triple-A debut, while adding an RBI single at the plate.
San Diego outfielder Franchy Cordero went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in his second injury rehab game with El Paso. Franmil Reyes hit a solo home run in the second inning, his first Triple-A homer after 25 in Double-A last season.
Brett Nicholas and Javy Guerra slugged back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning, El Paso’s first set of back-to-back homers in 2018.
Nicholas went 3-for-5 in his first game in the Padres organization. Eric Yardley and Kyle McGrath both pitched scoreless outings out of the El Paso bullpen Saturday.
Box Score | Team Records: El Paso (2-1), Las Vegas (1-2)
Next Game: Sunday, 1:05 pm at Cashman Field. El Paso RHP Chris Huffman (0-0, -.–) vs. Las Vegas LHP P.J. Conlon (0-0, -.–). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
The El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Las Vegas 51s 4-2 Thursday night at Cashman Field, advancing the Chihuahuas’ all-time Opening Day record to 4-1.
Eric Lauer pitched six innings and got the win in his Triple-A debut. El Paso relievers Buddy Baumann, Kyle Lloyd and Jonathan Aro combined on three scoreless innings without allowing a hit.
El Paso’s top two hitters in the batting order, Travis Jankowski and Luis Urias, reached base six times in 10 combined plate appearances. Franmil Reyes went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in his Triple-A debut, while Javy Guerra hit an opposite field solo home run in his first Triple-A game.
The Chihuahuas had their leadoff batter reach base in six of nine innings Thursday. El Paso went 2-for-2 pinch-hitting, with both Diego Goris and Shane Peterson picking up singles.
Box Score | Team Records: El Paso (1-0), Las Vegas (0-1)
Next Game: Friday, 8:05 pm at Cashman Field. El Paso RHP Walker Lockett (0-0, -.–) vs. Las Vegas RHP Zack Wheeler (0-0, -.–). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.