The El Paso Chihuahuas had an early 4-0 lead Tuesday but the Fresno Grizzlies scored nine unanswered runs and won 9-4.
The two teams have split the first two games of the series.
Seth Mejias-Brean had a walk and hit by pitch Tuesday and has reached base six times in the last two games.
Jason Vosler went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple, moving his hitting streak to 11 games, the longest active streak in the Pacific Coast League. El Paso relievers Trevor Megill, Tyler Higgins and Travis Radke didn’t allow any earned runs Tuesday.
The Chihuahuas made one error Tuesday, ending a five-game errorless streak, which matched their season high.
The loss moved El Paso to second place, a half-game behind first-place Las Vegas, with the Aviators game Tuesday night still pending.
Fresno 9 El Paso 4 – Tuesday | Box Score | Team Records: Fresno (56-71), El Paso (74-53)
The El Paso Chihuahuas started their final homestand of the 2019 regular season with a 9-1 win over the Fresno Grizzlies Monday night.
San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix needed only 54 pitches to throw five shutout innings in an MLB injury rehab assignment start. Tom Colletti pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his first Triple-A appearance to end the game.
Outfielder Taylor Kohlwey also played in his first Triple-A game Monday, reaching base twice on a double and a walk for the Chihuahuas.
Aderlin Rodriguez went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs on the day he was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week.
Seth Mejias-Brean, Rodrigo Orozco and Austin Allen also had three hits for the Chihuahuas.
Fresno shortstop Matt Reynolds was ejected in the top of the sixth inning after arguing a called third strike.
Next Game: Tuesday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Fresno RHP Scott Copeland (4-5, 6.87) vs. El Paso LHP Dillon Overton (8-5, 6.13).
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)