The Salt Lake Bees could have not even shown up to Southwest University Stadium on Monday - the batters anyway.
The pitchers, on the other hand, were necessary for the 15-0 shellacking that included six Chihuahuas home runs and tied the team record for most home runs in a game.
The Chihuahuas started their assault on the Bees with a first-pitch-of-the-game home run by leadoff man Michael Gettys (.275 BA, 9 HR).
It might as well have been an omen: The Dogs scored in all but one of their eight innings.
By the end of the 1st they were four runs up and had two home runs under their belt. By the end of the 4th inning, the Chihuahuas had scored 9 unanswered runs. You get the picture.
El Paso, who leads the Pacific Coast League in batting with a team average of .316 and in home runs by 24, kept the heat on the Bees by 13 scoring runs for starter Logan Allen before his exit in the 6th inning.
Allen (5.16 ERA) did his part by only allowing two hits and three walks after facing 21 batters.
Chihuahuas reliever Carlos Torres came in to pitch for Allen in the 7th and kept the shutout intact while earning his first save of 2019.
The winner was undoubtedly Allen (3-1) and the losing pitcher was Adrian De Horta (0-1), who was recently promoted from Double-A Mobile BayBears.
Box Score | Team Records: Salt Lake (10-20), El Paso (22-9)
Next Game: Tuesday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Albuquerque RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-1, 8.25) vs. El Paso LHP Dietrich Enns (3-1, 5.34). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Second baseman Esteban Quiroz (.321 BA) went 4-5 Monday with two home runs and four RBIs.
Monday’s victory was the team’s 400th franchise win.
Author: Larry Monarrez | Video: El Paso Chihuahuas | Gallery: Johnny Yturales El Paso Herald-Post
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