Photo by Ruben R. Ramirez – El Paso Herald Post
The Sugar Land Skeeters defeated the El Paso Chihuahuas by a score of 7-2 for the second consecutive night Monday, handing El Paso its fifth consecutive loss.
John Andreoli and Gosuke Katoh hit home runs on back-to-back pitches in the top of the sixth inning for El Paso’s two runs.
It was the third set of back-to-back home runs by the Chihuahuas in 16 games this season. Nick Tanielu went 3-for-4 with three singles for El Paso.
Houston Astros pitcher Jake Odorizzi pitched 4.2 shutout innings on an MLB injury rehab assignment Monday and struck out seven Chihuahuas.
El Paso starter MacKenzie Gore pitched three shutout innings but walked five batters.
Next Game: Tuesday at 6:05 p.m. Mountain Time from Constellation Field. El Paso RHP Brett Kennedy (1-1, 7.88) vs. Sugar Land RHP Nivaldo Rodriguez (1-0, 2.25). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Sugar Land 7 El Paso 2 – Monday | Box Score | Team Records: El Paso (8-8), Sugar Land (11-5)
WP: Solomon (1-0) | LP: Ramirez (0-1) | S: None | Time: 3:23 | Attn: 2,014
Video courtesy Sugar Land Skeeters/Facebook