New Orleans Hands Chihuahuas Third Straight Loss [AUDIO]
El Paso Chihuahuas Game Summary
New Orleans 6 Chihuahuas 5 – Wednesday
WP: Gregg (1-0)
LP: Ambriz (2-1)
S: Roe (7)
The El Paso Chihuahuas came back multiple times in their game against New Orleans Wednesday night but eventually lost to the Zephyrs, 6-5. The Chihuahuas tied the game 3-3 and 5-5 at various points but Kyle Jensen’s sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth put New Orleans ahead to stay. The Zephyrs have now won the first three meetings of the four-game series.
Chaz Roe pitched the final two innings of the game and struck out six Chihuahuas to earn his seventh save. Jeff Francoeur went 1-for-4 with a solo home run for the Chihuahuas in the loss. It was Francoeur’s team-leading 13th homer and his fourth in the last seven games. Jonathan Galvez went 2-for-4 in the loss, his fourth multi-hit game in his last six games played.
El Paso starter Billy Buckner allowed five earned runs in 5.1 innings and collected two hits at the plate. Buckner is now 4-for-8 this year batting. The Chihuahuas have lost four of their last five games.
Jeff Francoeur got the Chihuahuas on the board first with this solo shot in the second inning.
This catch by Rico Noel gave the Chihuahuas a chance to tie or win the game in the ninth.
Team Records: El Paso (31-36) New Orleans Zephyrs (36-30)
Next Game: Thursday, 6:35 pm at Southwest University Park. New Orleans TBA vs. El Paso RHP Matt Wisler (2-4, 7.11). Game coverage begins at 6:30 pm on Team 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.