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River Cats Sink Chihuahuas’ Late Game Rally, Take Game 6-5

The El Paso Chihuahuas were just a couple of hits away from beating the Sacramento River Cats on Friday, but the Cats’ pitching and what appeared to be a shifty strike zone gave Sacramento the 6-5 win.

El Paso’s loss and the Salt Lake Bees’ win against the Tacoma Rainiers tied the two teams for first place in the PCL Pacific Southern Division.

The Chihuahuas had 10 hits but again struggled with timely hits: they were 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position. The ‘Cats, on the other hand, were 7-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

The Cats started the scoring in the third inning with a single, an RBI double, and a two-run home run to right field by left fielder Chris Shaw (.268 BA), Sacramento 3-0.

El Paso came back to score a run in their half of the third when right fielder Forrestt Allday (.293 BA) hit a fielder’s choice to second base for the forced out. The softly hit grounder allowed the speedy Allday to get to first base safely and bring in the run, Sacramento 3-1.

The Dogs were gifted a run in the fourth by the Cats’ lackadaisical plays and some Chihuahuas alertness. First baseman Allen Craig (.285 BA) wound up on first after the Cats’ misplayed a routine ground ball. Craig then went first-to-third on a ground ball single to center field. Once at third, a wild pitch by starter Chris Stratton allowed Craig to hustle in another run, Sacramento 3-2.

The game was close until the Cats scored a run on El Paso reliever Eric Yardley (7.36 ERA) in the seventh, only to come back and hit him harder in the eighth. Yardley gave up three runs on eight hits and faced 13 hitters in his 1 2/3 innings of work., Sacramento 6-2.

The stadium seemed deflated until the Dogs started to pick away at the Cats’ lead in the eighth inning with a single and a couple of doubles. Outfielder Shane Peterson’s double brought in two runs, but the Dogs left him on third, Sacramento 6-5.

The crowd was invigorated by the rally though and was chanting players’ names as they faced the Cats’ closer. Unfortunately for the fans and the Chihuahuas, the game ended with a runner on third base.

The winning pitcher was Stratton (1-0) and the losing pitcher was Lockett (3-9). The save went to Tyler Rogers.

Chihuahuas Notes

Highly touted catching prospect Fransisco Mejia is expected to make a start soon for the Chihuahuas after being traded to the Padres from the Indians during the week.

MLB Allstar Evan Longoria had three at-bats with the Cats as part of his ongoing minor league rehab assignment for the San Fransisco Giants.

Sacramento 6 El Paso 5 – Friday

WP: Stratton (1-0)  |  LP: Lockett (3-9)  |  S: Rogers (1)  |  Time: 3:03  |  Attn: 7,635

Box Score  |  Team Records: Sacramento (43-56), El Paso (52-47)

Next Game: Saturday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Sacramento RHP Tyler Herb (1-1, 5.59) vs. El Paso RHP Brett Kennedy (8-0, 2.65). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and

Words: Larry Monarrez | Pics: Andres “Ace” Acosta – Chief Photographer, El Paso Herald-Post

Isotopes Nuke Chihuahuas 16-1, Dogs Return Home Friday

The Albuquerque Isotopes closed the series with a 16-1 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas Thursday afternoon at Isotopes Park. It was the most lopsided loss in Chihuahuas’ history.

Luis Urias went 2-for-4 with two doubles and scored El Paso’s lone run in the top of the fourth on an Albuquerque double play, one of five double plays for the Isotopes, which was the most the Chihuahuas have hit into in a game this season.

Albuquerque’s 19 hits were the most allowed by the Chihuahuas in a 2018 game.

San Diego Padres pitcher Jordan Lyles allowed four runs in 2.2 innings in an MLB injury rehab start Thursday.

El Paso used position players Diego Goris and Brett Nicholas as pitchers in the bottom of the eighth and Albuquerque scored seven runs, tying the Chihuahuas mark for most runs allowed in an inning this season.

The Chihuahuas’ leadoff batter reached base in seven of the nine innings Thursday.

The two teams split the four-game series.

Albuquerque 16 El Paso 1 – Thursday

WP: Holman (4-3)  |  LP: Lyles (0-1)   |   S: None  |  Time: 2:48  |  Attn: 5,395

Box Score   |    Team Records: El Paso (52-46), Albuquerque (47-50)

Next Game: Friday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Sacramento RHP Chris Stratton (0-0, 9.00) vs. El Paso RHP Walker Lockett (3-8, 5.20). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and


Isotopes Strike Back, Sink Chihuahuas 7-1

The Albuquerque Isotopes scored seven early runs against El Paso starter Joey Lucchesi in the Isotopes’ 7-1 win over the Chihuahuas Wednesday.

It was Lucchesi’s first Triple-A start after 14 games with the San Diego Padres this season.

The Chihuahuas’ run came on an RBI double by Matt Szczur in the fourth inning. El Paso developed other chances but Albuquerque turned three inning-ending double plays.

The Isotopes lead the Pacific Coast League in double plays with 104.

El Paso’s bullpen didn’t allow a run Wednesday, with Kazuhisa Makita, Kyle McGrath, Brad Wieck and Rowan Wick each turning in scoreless appearances.

The loss ended a 12-game road winning streak for El Paso.

Albuquerque 7 El Paso 1 – Wednesday

WP: Hoffman (4-4)  |  LP: Lucchesi (0-1)  |  S: None  |  Time: 2:41  |  Attn: 7,795

Box Score   |  Team Records: El Paso (52-45), Albuquerque (46-50)

Next Game: Thursday, 12:05 pm at Isotopes Park. El Paso RHP Jordan Lyles (0-0, -.–) vs. Albuquerque TBA. The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and


Homers Help Chihuahuas Top Isotopes 8-2

The El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 8-2 Tuesday night to secure their second straight win.

El Paso had 11 hits in the game, nine of which went for extra bases. Javy Guerra, Luis Urias, A.J. Kennedy and Cory Spangenberg all homered for the Chihuahuas.

El Paso’s Jerry Keel allowed one earned run in six innings in his best Triple-A start to date. He also lined a double to left field for his first professional hit and struck out 10 Isotopes, tying the Chihuahuas’ season-high for strikeouts in a game, previously set by Eric Lauer. It was the first double-digit strikeout game of Keel’s career.

Spangenberg has 29 hits in 19 Triple-A games this season. The Chihuahuas are 31-11 when scoring first.

El Paso 8 Albuquerque 2 – Tuesday

WP: Keel (2-1)  |  LP: Oberholtzer (4-8)  |  S: None  |  Time: 2:57  |  Attn: 8,525

Box Score   |  Team Records: El Paso (52-44), Albuquerque (45-50)

Next Game: Wednesday, 6:35 pm at Isotopes Park. El Paso LHP Joey Lucchesi (0-0, -.–) vs. Albuquerque RHP Jeff Hoffman (3-4, 3.97). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and

Chihuahuas Snap Losing Streak, Beat Isotopes 6-3

The El Paso Chihuahuas snapped their four-game losing streak with a 6-3 win in Albuquerque Monday at Isotopes Park.

Brett Kennedy pitched five solid innings to advance his record to 8-0, the first pitcher in Chihuahuas’ history to hold that win-loss record.

El Paso trailed early 1-0 and 2-1 but came back shortly thereafter both times to tie the score. Shane Peterson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, his eighth homer of the year. Cory Spangenberg went 3-for-5 with an RBI and has hits in all five of his games with El Paso since being optioned by San Diego.

Brett Nicholas went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and now sits fifth in the Pacific Coast League in both doubles (24) and RBIs (63).

Monday’s game had a 15-minute pregame rain delay, the third time in the last four nights the Chihuahuas were affected by rain.

El Paso 6 Albuquerque 3 – Monday

WP: Kennedy (8-0)  |  LP: Gonzalez (3-2)  |  S: Stock (8)  |  Time: 3:08 (:15 delay)  |  Attn: 8,973

Box Score   |   Team Records: El Paso (51-44), Albuquerque (45-49)

Next Game: Tuesday, 6:35 pm at Isotopes Park. El Paso LHP Jerry Keel (1-1, 6.55) vs. Albuquerque LHP Brett Oberholtzer (4-7, 6.19). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and

With Sunday Night 4-1 Win, Aces Sweep Chihuahuas

The El Paso Chihuahuas weren’t embarrassingly out-hit in their 4-1 loss to the Reno Aces on Sunday, but the Dogs inability to get timely hits led to the four-game sweep and was at least a little unsettling.

The Chihuahuas came home Thursday riding high after a five-game winning streak just to turn around and lose four straight to the sub-.500 Reno Aces. This team is not new to this streakiness, in mid-May to early June the Dogs could not win a series.

In that period, much like this time, the San Diego Padres called up several key hitters and the Chihuahuas batting order has struggled mightily. Recently called up to the big club are: Franmil Reyes, Raffy Lopez, and Carlos Asuaje.

El Paso righty Walker Lockett started the game and went seven innings giving up seven hits and four runs. The first run came in the second inning when Lockett loaded the bases, Aces outfielder Cesar Puello hit into a double play but the lead runner scored, Aces 1-0. The Aces added another run in the fourth inning on a home run by outfielder Socrates Brito, Aces 2-0.

Lockett pitched strong enough into the seventh inning when the baseball gods decided to frown on him again – and with two outs. First, a softly hit ball that just sailed over the infield into right field. Then a line-drive home run that left little doubt about what it would be, just where it would land, Aces 4-0.

The Dogs only run came in the bottom of the seventh on a two-out RBI single by pinch hitter Shane Peterson, Aces 4-1.

The winning pitcher was Alex Young (4-3) and the losing pitcher was Lockett (3-8).

Perhaps the only bright side to this game is that the Salt Lake Bees also lost, so the Chihuahuas remain in first place by a couple of games.

Reno 4 El Paso 1 – Sunday

WP: Young (4-3)  |  LP: Lockett (3-8)  |  S: Barrett (2)  |  Time: 2:25 (1:38 delay)  |  Attn: 8,251

Box Score  |  Team Records: Reno (46-48), El Paso (50-44)

Next Game: Monday, 6:35 pm at Isotopes Park. El Paso RHP Brett Kennedy (7-0, 2.58) vs. Albuquerque LHP David Holmberg (3-5, 5.54). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and

Author: Larry Monarrez – Special to the Herald-Post

Saturday Sweep: Aces Down ‘Dogs in Doubleheader

The El Paso Chihuahuas started the day on Saturday with the Salt Lake Bees at a comfortable distance in the PCL Pacific Southern Division standings, but the Dogs can now hear Salt Lake’s buzz after dropping both games of a double-header against the Reno Aces.

The Bees (48-45) have won three consecutive games and are now closing in on El Paso (50-43).

The Dogs and Aces were rained out Friday and played two seven-inning games Saturday. Reno won both, despite having a losing record (45-48). The losses to the Aces can be summed up with one phrase: timely hitting.

The Dogs were 0-for-11 (total) Saturday with runners in scoring position, they left four on base in the first game and 10 on base in the late game. The Aces, on the other hand, were 4-for-8 (total) Saturday with runners in scoring position.

The early game was started by El Paso righty Chris Huffman who gave up five runs on eight hits and two home runs before getting pulled for reliever Brad Wieck. Wieck gave up two runs on two hits and a couple of walks. The Dogs were able to muster up three runs in their seven innings on seven hits and two home runs, Aces 7-3.

The second game was really a pitcher’s duel with El Paso’s Colin Rea versus Reno’s Albert Suarez: both gave up just two hits, walked two and allowed no runs.

The Dogs scored the first run of the game in the fifth inning and stayed put while the Aces piled on four runs in the sixth inning, Aces 4-1.

Game 1 : Reno 7 El Paso 3 – WP: Feliz (3-3)  |  LP: Huffman (3-5)  |  S: Krehbiel (1)  |  Time: 2:08  |  Box Score

Game 2:  Reno 4 El Paso 1 – WP: Winston (1-0)  |  LP: Johnson (0-1) |  S: Sherfy (11)  |  Time: 2:31 |  Box Score

Attn: 9,352   |   Team Records: Reno (45-48), El Paso (50-43)

Next Game: Sunday, 6:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Reno RHP Taylor Clarke (8-7, 4.86) vs. El Paso RHP Walker Lockett (3-7, 5.20). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and

Author: Larry Monarrez – Special to the Herald-Post

Rain, Reno Cool Off Chihuahuas 8-2

The El Paso Chihuahuas came in hot off the road with a five-game winning streak, but were cooled off Thursday by the Reno Aces and a 49-minute rain delay.

El Paso lost to the Aces 8-2 but remain in first place in the PCL Southern Division, ahead of the Salt Lake Bees by four games.

El Paso starter Jerry Keel, a recent call-up from Double-A San Antonio, was smacked early for five runs – including three home runs – and the Dogs barely let out a growl.

The Aces got their the first run in the second inning via home run by left fielder Yasmany Tomas (.256 BA) that shot out no higher than 50 feet right over the Peter Piper Pizza Porch.

Next came a single by infielder Juniel Querecuto (.327 BA), who went 5-5, and a home run by center fielder Kristopher Negron (.275 BA), Reno 3-0.

Reno added another couple of runs in the third inning off a two-run home run by first baseman Christian Walker (.286 BA), Reno 5-0.

Aces starter James Buchanan  (5.72 ERA) skated in and out of trouble several times but pitched well enough to keep the Dogs off the scoreboard until the fifth inning. Right fielder Forrestt Allday (.318 BA) hit a line drive that barely stayed fair over the right-field fence, Reno 5-1.

A heavy rain began to fall at Southwest University Park in the bottom of the seventh inning and finished washing away El Paso’s chances to win.

The Aces piled on three more runs in the eighth inning after reliever Trey Wingenter finished loading the bases on two consecutive walks. A single by lead-off man Ildemaro Vargas coupled with a fielding error added the runs, Reno 8-1.

The Chihuahuas answered the Aces in their half of the eighth inning, on a double by Cory Spangenberg (.290 BA) and a Matt Szcur (.500 BA) single that brought him home, Reno 8-2.

The winning pitcher was Buchanan (6-7) and the losing pitcher was Keel (1-1).

Reno 8 El Paso 2 – Thursday

WP: Buchanan (6-7)  |  LP: Keel (1-1)  |  S: None  |  Time: 3:15 (:49 delay)  |  Attn: 7,043

Box Score   |   Team Records: Reno (43-48), El Paso (50-41)

Next Game: Friday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Reno RHP Neftali Feliz (2-3, 5.75) vs. El Paso RHP Chris Huffman (3-4, 6.75). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and

Words: Larry Monarrez El Paso Herald-Post  |  Pics: Andres ‘Ace’ Acosta – Chief Photographer, El Paso Herald-Post

Chihuahuas Forrestt Allday Snags PCL Player of the Week

ROUND ROCK, Texas – El Paso Chihuahuas outfielder Forrestt Allday and Fresno Grizzlies right-hander Brock Dykxhoorn have been selected as the Pacific Coast League’s Player and Pitcher of the Week for the period of July 2-8, 2018, the League office announced Monday.

Allday recorded 18 hits in seven games, the second-most in the PCL in a single-week since the start of the 2017 season (19, Ivan De Jesus Jr., Colorado Springs, 6/26-7/2/17).  That total paced all full-season players in Minor League Baseball, as did his 12 runs scored and 1.690 OPS.

Allday hit .600 (18-for-30) with a PCL-best eight extra-base hits (five doubles, one triple, two home runs), 31 total bases and four stolen bases. He reached base in 23-of-35 plate appearances, good for a Triple-A Baseball-best .657 on-base percentage.

Additionally, Allday drove in eight runs and walked as many times as he struck out (2). Allday’s efforts helped El Paso win six of their seven games last week. The Chihuahuas have gone 16-3 since June 18 and enter the All-Star break with a five-game lead in the Pacific Southern Division after sweeping a five-game series from second-place Salt Lake.

The University of Central Arkansas product had hits in all seven games, including six multi-hit contests. After a pair of two-hit games to begin the week, Allday provided the fireworks in the Chihuahuas July 4th win over the Bees with a three-hit, two-RBI and three-run performance.

In the final three games of the Salt Lake series, Allday had 10 hits. The 27-year-old reached base in all five plate appearances (three hits, one walk, one hit-by-pitch) on July 6. The following evening, he had the go-ahead – and eventual game-winning – single in the eighth inning of a 5-4 victory.

Allday then had a season-high four hits, three of which were doubles, and two RBI on July 8.

Allday, in his sixth professional season, is in his first year in the San Diego organization. Upon his promotion to Triple-A on the last day of May, Allday has hit .323 (40-for-124) with two home runs, 17 RBI and a .917 OPS in 35 games.

Allday has spent parts of the last three seasons in the PCL, having played for Salt Lake from 2016-17. In that time, he has hit .312 (54-for-173) in 50 games. He was originally selected by the Boston Red Sox in the eighth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

This is his first career Player of the Week.

Dykxhoorn made a pair of starts for the first-place Grizzlies, tossing a combined 12.2 innings of two-run ball with 11 strikeouts and only one walk.

On July 2 in Sacramento, Dykxhoorn delivered a quality start; the six-foot-eight righty worked seven innings and gave up only one run. Five days later, he picked up the win against Las Vegas after striking out seven in 5.2 innings. The only run he surrendered came via a home run on the third pitch of the game; Dykxhoorn then set down 15 of the next 16 hitters.

This is his third career Pitcher of the Week award, previously being honored by the Rookie Appalachian League in 2014 (Greeneville) and the Single-A California League in 2016 (Lancaster).

Chihuahuas Smash Bees 15-6, Sweep Salt Lake Series

The El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Salt Lake Bees 15-6 Sunday afternoon to complete the series sweep at Smith’s Ballpark.

It was El Paso’s second sweep in the last four series and their first five-game series sweep in team history. The Chihuahuas have won 16 of their last 19 games.

Raffy Lopez went 2-for-5 with a grand slam in the eighth inning. It was El Paso’s second grand slam of the series and fifth of the year, which leads the Pacific Coast League. El Paso had 11 extra-base hits Sunday, including eight doubles to set a team record.

Dusty Coleman went 3-for-3 with two walks and his second home run in as many days, falling a triple short of a cycle. Forrestt Allday went 4-for-5, reached base three or more times in all five of the games in Salt Lake and has a .622 on-base percentage in eight July games.

The Pacific Coast League all-star break spans from Monday to Wednesday.

El Paso 15 Salt Lake 6 – Sunday  |  Box Score   |    Team Records: El Paso (50-40), Salt Lake (45-45)

WP: Rea (2-2)  |  LP: Pineyro (2-7)  |  S: None  |  Time: 3:12  |  Attn: 3,566

Next Game: Thursday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Reno TBA vs. El Paso TBA. The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and

Chihuahuas’ Rally Stings Bees 5-4

The El Paso Chihuahuas came back late for the second consecutive night Saturday and beat the Salt Lake Bees 5-4.

El Paso trailed 4-1 in the sixth inning and with the win, the ‘Dogs have won 15 of their last 18 games. Three of the four wins in Salt Lake have been decided by one run.

Forrestt Allday went 3-for-5 with a go-ahead two-run single in the top of the eighth inning. Allday has reached base three times or more in all four games of the series in Salt Lake.

Dusty Coleman and Franmil Reyes homered for El Paso in the win.

Salt Lake’s Eric Young Jr. hit a deep fly ball with two outs in the ninth inning in a bid for his third home run of the night but Allday made the catch at the fence to end the game.

El Paso 5 Salt Lake 4 – Saturday

WP: Wick (2-0)  |  LP: Stevens (0-1)  |  S: Maton (2)  |  Time: 2:47  |  Attn: 11,333

Box Score   |   Team Records: El Paso (49-40), Salt Lake (45-44)

Next Game: Sunday, 1:05 pm at Smith’s Ballpark. El Paso RHP Colin Rea (1-2, 6.00) vs. Salt Lake RHP Ivan Pineyro (2-6, 7.96). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and

Chihuahuas Rally to Squash Bees 7-3; Extend Pacific Southern Lead

The El Paso Chihuahuas trailed 3-1 entering the seventh inning Friday before scoring six unanswered runs to beat the Salt Lake Bees 7-3.

Allen Craig hit a tiebreaking grand slam to bring in four of his five RBIs in the game. It was El Paso’s fourth grand slam of the season, tied for the most in the Pacific Coast League.

Forrestt Allday reached base five times atop the El Paso order Friday, going 3-for-3 with a walk and a hit by pitch. Allday has reached base three times or more in all three games of the series against his former team.

Lefty Jerry Keel allowed three runs in six innings to get the win in his Triple-A debut.

The Chihuahuas have won three games in a row and 14 of their last 17. Friday’s win sealed El Paso’s fourth straight series win.

El Paso 7 Salt Lake 3 – Friday

WP: Keel (1-0)  |  LP: Clark (1-1)  |  S: None  |  Time: 2:59   |  Attn: 8,967

Box Score   |  Team Records: El Paso (48-40), Salt Lake (45-43)

Next Game: Saturday, 6:35 pm at Smith’s Ballpark. El Paso RHP Chris Huffman (3-4, 6.71) vs. Salt Lake RHP Luis Pena (1-2, 7.80). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and

Chihuahuas’ Urias Named to World Team to MLB’s All Star Futures Game

On Friday, Major League Baseball announced that El Paso Chihuahuas infielder Luis Urias has been named to the World Team roster for the 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which is now in its 20th year, features the top Minor League prospects competing in a nine-inning contest as part of All-Star Sunday. The U.S. Team leads the all-time series, 12-7. Last year in Miami, the U.S. Team defeated the World, 7-6, for its seventh victory in the last eight years.

Major League Baseball, in conjunction with, Baseball America and the 30 Major League Clubs, selected the 25 players currently on each team. Each Major League organization is represented and players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to be selected. Complete Futures Game rosters, prospect analysis and rankings can be found at

The teams feature 15 former first round draft picks (14 on U.S. Team and one on World Team), one player picked in Competitive Balance Round A (U.S. Team) and four second round picks (all U.S.). Among the 15 first round picks, five were selected in the 2017 Draft, six in the 2016 Draft, three in the 2015 Draft and one in the 2014 Draft.

The World Team features players representing eight different countries and territories outside the 50 United States. The Dominican Republic is represented by nine players, followed by Venezuela (6), Cuba (4) and Australia (2). Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and South Africa are each represented by one player on the World Team.

The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will last nine innings, and in the event of a tie, a 10th inning will be played. The game will not go longer than 10 innings, regardless of the score. Players and coaches will be outfitted in special SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game caps and jerseys.

As part of its live All-Star Week programming, MLB Network will exclusively televise and will live stream the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at 4:00 p.m. (ET), with Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds, Lauren Shehadi and prospect expert Jim Callis on the call live from Nationals Park.

The game will take place on Sunday, July 15 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

U.S. Team Manager & Coaches

Torii Hunter                Five-time All-Star; 19 seasons in Majors; 2,452 career hits; 353 career HR

Joel Hanrahan            Bullpen Coach (Pitching Coach, West Virginia Power – PIT Single-A South Atlantic League affiliate)

LaTroy Hawkins          Pitching Coach (Special Assistant to the General Manager – MIN)

Keith Johnson             Third Base Coach (Manager, Salt Lake Bees – LAA Triple-A Pacific Coast League affiliate)

Matt LeCroy               Bench Coach (Manager, Harrisburg Senators – WSH Double-A Eastern League affiliate)

Steve Singleton           Hitting Coach (Hitting Coach, Fort Myers Miracle – MIN Single-A Florida State League affiliate)

Gary Thurman            First Base Coach (Roving Baserunning Coach – WSH)

Jon Kotredes              Trainer (Minor League Medical/Rehab Coordinator – WSH)


World Team Manager & Coaches

David Ortiz                 10-time All-Star; three-time World Series Champion; 2,472 career hits; 541 career HR (17th all-time)

Jerry Manuel               Bench Coach (MLB Baseball Development Consultant)

Francisco Cordero       Pitching Coach (Three-time All-Star; 14 seasons in Majors)

Vladimir Guerrero       Hitting Coach (2018 HOF Inductee; Nine-time All-Star; 2004 AL MVP; 16 seasons in Majors)

Jorge Velandia            First Base Coach (Special Assistant to the General Manager – PHI)

Juan Samuel               Third Base Coach (Three-time All-Star; 16 seasons in Majors)

Sandy Martinez           Bullpen Coach (Manager, Dominican Summer League Nationals – WSH)

Scott Johnson             Trainer (Trainer, Arizona League White Sox – CWS)


2018 U.S. Roster


Pitchers (10)

#   Player (Organization)     Bats-Throws        HT       WT        Birthdate             Hometown             Current Team (League/Level)

32   Anderson, Shaun (SF)                R-R                6-4       225         10/29/94           Coral Springs, FL         Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League/AA)

29   Cease, Dylan (CWS)                   R-R                6-2       196         12/28/95                Milton, GA         Birmingham Barons (Southern League/AA)

3    Greene, Hunter (CIN)                 R-R                6-3       195           8/6/99          Stevenson Ranch, CA      Dayton Dragons (Midwest League/A)

50   Hudson, Dakota (STL)                R-R                6-5       215          9/15/94                Dunlap, TN          Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League/AAA)

23   Keller, Mitch (PIT)                      R-R                6-3       206           4/4/96             Cedar Rapids, IA   Indianapolis Indians (International League/AAA)

19   Manning, Matt (DET)                  R-R                6-6       195          1/28/98            Sacramento, CA Lakeland Flying Tigers (Florida State League/A)

58   Pelham, C.D. (TEX)                    R-L                6-6       225          2/21/95              Lancaster, SC        Frisco RoughRiders (Texas League/AA)

4    Sheffield, Justus (NYY)               L-L                 6-0       200          5/13/96             Tullahoma, TN                Scranton/WB RailRiders (International League/AAA)

26   Whitley, Forrest (HOU)               R-R                6-7       195          9/15/97            San Antonio, TX   Corpus Christi Hooks (Texas League/AA)

23   Wright, Kyle (ATL)                     R-R                6-4       200          10/2/95              Huntsville, AL         Mississippi Braves (Southern League/AA)


Catchers (2)

#   Player (Organization)     BatsThrows        HT       WT        Birthdate             Hometown             Current Team (League/Level)

9    Jansen, Danny (TOR)                 R-R                6-2       225          4/15/95               Elmhurst, IL                Buffalo Bisons (International League/AAA)

23   Murphy, Sean (OAK)                  R-R                6-3       215         10/10/94              Peekskill, NY     Midland RockHounds (Texas League/AA)


Infielders (8)

#   Player (Organization)     BatsThrows        HT       WT        Birthdate             Hometown             Current Team (League/Level)

34   Alonso, Peter (NYM)                   R-R                6-3       245          12/7/94                Tampa, FL     Las Vegas 51s (Pacific Coast League/AAA)

5    Bichette, Bo (TOR)                     R-R                6-0       200           3/5/98                 Orlando, FL    New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Eastern League/AA)

10   Hayes, Ke’Bryan (PIT)                R-R                6-1       210          1/28/97               Tomball, TX  Altoona Curve (Eastern League/AA)

18   Hiura, Keston (MIL)                    R-R               5-11      190           8/2/96                Valencia, CA              Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League/AA)

5    Kieboom, Carter (WSH)              R-R                6-2       190           9/3/97                Marietta, GA       Harrisburg Senators (Eastern League/AA)

35   Lowe, Nate (TB)                        L-R                6-4       235           7/7/95                 Norfolk, VA       Montgomery Biscuits (Southern League/AA)

14   Mountcastle, Ryan (BAL)            R-R                6-3       195          2/18/97           Winter Springs, FL            Bowie Baysox (Eastern League/AA)

1    Rodgers, Brendan (COL)             R-R                6-0       180           8/9/96              Winter Park, FL    Hartford Yard Goats (Eastern League/AA)


Outfielders (5)

#   Player (Organization)     BatsThrows        HT       WT        Birthdate             Hometown             Current Team (League/Level)

3    Adell, Jo (LAA)                           R-R                6-3       208           4/8/99                Louisville, KY      Inland Empire 66ers (California League/A)

19   Kirilloff, Alex (MIN)                     L-L                 6-2       195          11/9/97              Pittsburgh, PA        Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League/A)

2    Lewis, Kyle (SEA)                       R-R                6-4       210          7/13/95               Snellville, GA                Modesto Nuts (California League/A)

23   Reed, Buddy (SD)                      S-R                6-4       210          4/27/95                 Bronx, NY         Lake Elsinore Storm (California League/A)

5    Trammell, Taylor (CIN)               L-L                 6-2       195          9/13/97          Powder Springs, CA     Daytona Tortugas (Florida State League/A)



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Pitchers (9)

#   Player (Organization)     BatsThrows       HT      WT      Birthdate                   Hometown            Current Team (League/Level)

21   De Los Santos, Enyel (PHI)         R-R               6-3     170       12/25/95                  San Pedro, D.R.            Lehigh Valley IronPigs (International League/AAA)

28   Guzman, Jorge (MIA)                 R-R               6-3     190        1/28/96        Las Matas de Santa Cruz, D.R.            Jupiter Hammerheads (Florida State League/A)

35   Lopez, Yoan (ARI)                      R-R               6-3     185         1/2/93                Nueva Gerona, Cuba   Jackson Generals (Southern League/AA)

35   Lovergrove, Kieran (CLE)            R-R               6-4     185        7/28/94          Johannesburg, South Africa               Akron RubberDucks (Eastern League/AA)

9    Luzardo, Jesus (OAK)                 L-L               6-1     205        9/30/97          Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela            Midland RockHounds (Texas League/AA)

34   Mata, Bryan (BOS)                     R-R               6-3     160         5/3/99                 Maracay, Venezuela       Salem Red Sox (Carolina League/A)

36   Thorpe, Lewis (MIN)                  R-L               6-1     160       11/23/95               Melbourn, Australia           Chattanooga Lookouts (Southern League/AA)

54   Tinoco, Jesus (COL)                   R-R               6-4     190        4/30/95    San Antonio de Maturin, Venezuela      Hartford Yard Goats (Eastern League/AA)

31   Wells, Alex (BAL)                        L-L               6-1     190        2/27/97               Newcastle, Australia       Frederick Keys (Carolina League/A)


Catchers (3)

#   Player (Organization)     BatsThrows       HT      WT      Birthdate                   Hometown            Current Team (League/Level)

9    Amaya, Miguel (CHI)                  R-R               6-1     185         3/9/95                    Chitre, Panama       South Bend Cubs (Midwest League/A)

17   Mejia, Francisco (CLE)                S-R              5-10    180       10/27/95                      Bani, D.R.         Columbus Clippers (International League/AAA)

7    Ruiz, Keibert (LAD)                    R-R               6-0     205       4/12/945               Valencia, Venezuela          Tulsa Drillers (Texas League/AA)


Infielders (6)

#   Player (Organization)     BatsThrows       HT      WT      Birthdate                   Hometown            Current Team (League/Level)

45   Alvarez, Yordan (HOU)               L-R               6-5     225        6/27/97                  Las Tunas, Cuba Corpus Christi Hooks (Texas League/AA)

7    Garcia, Luis (WSH)                     L-R               6-0     190        5/16/00                    Pimentel, D.R.        Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League/A)

13   Gimenez, Andres (NYM)             L-R              5-11    161         9/4/98             Barquisimeto, Venezuela     St. Lucie Mets (Florida State League/A)

31   Lugo, Dawel (DET)                     R-R               6-0     190       12/31/94                      Bani, D.R.           Toledo Mud Hens (International League/AAA)

23   Tatis, Fernando (SD)                  R-R               6-3     185         1/2/99                   San Pedro, D.R. San Antonio Missions (Texas League/AA)

3    Urias, Luis (SD)                          R-R               5-9     185         6/3/97     Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, Mexico       El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League/AAA)


Outfielders (7)

#   Player (Organization)     BatsThrows       HT      WT      Birthdate                   Hometown            Current Team (League/Level)

68   Arozarena, Randy (STL)             R-R              5-11    170        2/28/95                    Havana, Cuba       Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League/AAA)

6    Basabe, Luis (CWS)                    S-R               6-0     160        8/26/96                El Vigia, Venezuela Birmingham Barons (Southern League/AA)

17   Diaz, Yusniel (LAD)                    R-R               6-1     195        10/7/96                    Havana, Cuba    Tulsa Drillers (Texas League/AA)

25   Matias, Seuly (KC)                      R-R               6-3     200         9/4/98                   La Isabela, D.R.    Lexington Legends (South Atlantic League/A)

14   Ramos, Heliot (SF)                     R-R               6-2     185         9/7/99               Humacao, Puerto Rico                Augusta GreenJackets (South Atlantic League/A)

4    Sanchez, Jesus (TB)                   L-R               6-3     210        10/7/95                     Higuey, D.R.  Charlotte Stone Crabs (Florida State League/A)

3    Taveras, Leody (TEX)                 S-R               6-1     170         9/8/98                     Tenares, D.R.        Down East Wood Ducks (Carolina League/A)


First Place Chihuahuas Swat Salt Lake 3-2

The Salt Lake Bees left the tying and winning runs on base in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday in the El Paso Chihuahuas’ 3-2 win.

After an 11-10 game Wednesday, neither team scored until the seventh inning Thursday. Neither team had a runner reach third base in the first five innings.

Chihuahuas starter Brett Kennedy pitched seven shutout innings in his longest start of the year.  Kennedy has allowed only one run in his last 13.1 innings.

The Chihuahuas turned three double plays in the win.  El Paso has won 13 of its last 16 games.

El Paso 3 Salt Lake 2 – Thursday

WP: Kennedy (7-0)  |  LP: Morris (1-3)  |  S: Wieck (2)  |  Time: 3:03  |  Attn: 4,780

Box Score   |   Team Records: El Paso (47-40), Salt Lake (45-42)

Next Game: Friday, 6:35 pm at Smith’s Ballpark. El Paso LHP Jerry Keel (0-0, -.–) vs. Salt Lake RHP Griffin Canning (0-2, 10.80). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and

Chihuahuas Edge Salt Lake in Extra Innings 11-10; Snag Top Spot in PCL Pacific Southern

The El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Salt Lake Bees 11-10 Wednesday night at Smith’s Ballpark in the opener of a five-game series.

The victory moved El Paso into first place, one game ahead of second place Salt Lake.

Luis Urias went 4-for-5 with a walk and two RBIs, including an RBI triple in the top of the 11th inning to put El Paso ahead. The Bees had a chance to win in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the 10th when they loaded the bases with no outs, but Chihuahuas’ reliever Rowan Wick got three consecutive outs to preserve the tie.

Forrestt Allday went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, his second homer in as many games and the fifth of his professional career. The Chihuahuas and Bees are now both 2-2 in extra-inning games this season.

The Chihuahuas are now 4-1 all-time on the Fourth of July, with three of the wins coming in Salt Lake.

El Paso 11 Salt Lake 10 – Wednesday – 11 Innings

WP: Wick (1-0)  |  LP: Rhoades (2-3)  |  S: Brewer (2)  |  Time: 4:03  |  Attn: 14,511

Box Score   |   Team Records: El Paso (46-40), Salt Lake (45-41)

Next Game: Thursday, 7:05 pm at Smith’s Ballpark. El Paso RHP Brett Kennedy (6-0, 2.88) vs. Salt Lake RHP Osmer Morales (4-3, 6.75). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and