Chihuahuas Only Manage Three Hits, Blanked 10-0 By New Orleans
El Paso Chihuahuas Game Summary
New Orleans 10 Chihuahuas 0 – Tuesday
WP: DeSclafani (1-1)
LP: Nix (2-2)
The El Paso Chihuahuas were held to three hits Tuesday night in their 10-0 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs at Southwest University Park. New Orleans starter Anthony DeSclafani pitched seven shutout innings for his first Triple-A win. New Orleans has won the first two games of the four-game series.
The Zephyrs scored three times in the top of the fourth inning on a two-run home run by Kyle Jensen and an RBI single by Rob Brantly. One inning later, Derek Dietrich hit a fly ball off the right field foul pole, a two-run shot to give New Orleans a 5-0 lead. The Zephyrs blew the game open in the top of the eighth, scoring five runs in a nine-batter inning.
Jake Goebbert had two of El Paso’s hits, with Travis Buck’s ninth inning double being the other. Jeff Francoeur pitched a scoreless top of the ninth. Francoeur has been scored upon only one time in his seven relief outings this season.
Team Records: El Paso (31-35) New Orleans Zephyrs (35-30)
Next Game: Wednesday, 6:35 pm at Southwest University Park. New Orleans LHP Brian Flynn (6-4, 3.15) vs. El Paso RHP Billy Buckner (4-2, 3.44). Game coverage begins at 6:30 pm on Team 600 ESPN El Paso andwww.epchihuahuas.com.