Staff Report April 8, 2017SportsComments Off on Gallery+Story: Chihuahuas Shutout Las Vegas 7-0
The El Paso Chihuahuas completed their first shutout of the season Saturday, defeating the Las Vegas 51s (Mets affiliate) 7-0. Tyrell Jenkins pitched six shutout innings, continuing an excellent string of starts by El Paso hurlers.
The Chihuahuas’ starting pitchers have combined for 18 innings and allowed only two earned runs in 2017.
The Chihuahuas scored in five different innings and had strong offensive performances by multiple players. Jamie Romak went 2-for-3 with two home runs and a walk, reaching base three times for the second consecutive game.
Franchy Cordero went 2-for-4 with a triple and high solo home run to center field. Cordero has four hits this season, with all of them going for extra bases. Catcher Tony Cruz had two hits and three RBIs in his first game this year.
Jason Jester, Keith Hessler and Andre Rienzo each tossed a scoreless inning out of the El Paso bullpen in the shutout win.
Box Score | Team Records: Las Vegas (1-2), El Paso (2-1)
Next Game:Sunday, 1:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Las Vegas LHP Sean Gilmartin (0-0, -.–) vs. El Paso RHP Dinelson Lamet (0-0, -.–). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
El Paso 7 Las Vegas 0 – Saturday
WP: Jenkins (1-0)
LP: Hand (0-1)
Photo Gallery Courtesy Andres Acosta, El Paso Herald-Post Chief Photographer
Jeremy Guthrie pitched seven innings in the El Paso Chihuahuas’ 4-1 win Wednesday in Las Vegas and picked up his first victory in the Padres’ organization.
Guthrie surrendered a home run to Dilson Herrera on the first pitch he threw and the 51s did not score against him for the remainder of his start.
The Chihuahuas plated two early runs on a second inning RBI single by Yeison Asencio and a third inning RBI double by Carlos Asuaje. El Paso’s 2-1 advantage held until late in the game, when the Chihuahuas tacked on two insurance runs on an eighth inning RBI single by James Loney and a ninth inning RBI single by Manuel Margot.
Casey McElroy went 2-for-4 with a double and is now hitting .418 through his first 55 at bats of the season. Aaron Northcraft retired the 51s in order in the bottom of the ninth to pick up his first save of the year. The Chihuahuas have split the first six games of the season against the Southern Division rival 51s.
Next Game: Thursday in Las Vegas, 8:05 p.m. El Paso RHP Daniel McCutchen (4-1, 5.56) vs. Las Vegas RHP Gabriel Ynoa (3-0, 1.91). Game coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso andwww.epchihuahuas.com