One More: Who Will Hit The 915th Chihuahuas Home Run?
Just when you thought this season couldn't get anymore exciting before the All-Star break, the El Paso Chihuahuas made you reconsider your favorite highlights. After two straight losses at home to the Fresno Grizzlies (one against the Tacos) El Paso turned things around in game three of the five-game series.
It was a fast and quiet game for both clubs until the home half of the third when Jose Pirela nabbed his second triple of the season to bring in starting pitcher Dietrich Enns and Boog Powell. After both runners scored, first baseman Aderlin Rodriguez cranked a two-run blast (911) to make it a 4-0 game.
B3 Aderlin Rodriguez 2RBI HR
Things got a lot better for the Chihuahuas at the beginning of the bottom half of the 4th when Jason Vosler found himself at-bat with a 1-2 count and nobody on. (912)
B4 Jason Vosler HR
Matthew Batten didn't disappoint as the second hitter of the inning and he made sure the scoring didn't stop there with a 2-0 count. (913)
B4 Matthew Batten HR
After another solid inning from starting pitcher Dietrich Enns (8-5) the Chihuahuas entered the Bottom of the 5th up 6-0. Rodriguez approached the plate to take on George Kontos, who had just stepped into the game for Ben Braymer. On the fourth pitch of a 2-1 count, Rodriguez went yard for the second time of the game for his sixth homer of the season and delivered the 914th all-time team homer in club history.
B5 Aderlin Rodriguez HR
Fresno scored once in the 8th, while El Paso brought in four more insurance run in the bottom half to extend the lead to 11-1. 20-year-old Andres Munoz closed things our for El Paso with one K as Vosler and Luis Urias fielded the other two to bring El Paso to a 51-32 record.
Dietrich Enns improved his record to 8-5 after a splendid 6.2 inning, 8 strikeouts and no runs earned. Trevor Megil and Travis Radke also pitched in to help the Chihuahuas keep the Grizzlies away from clawing back into the game.
It certainly looks like El Paso will reach the 915 milestone in team home runs as a club since their inception in 2014 before the series is over, let alone the start of the All-Star break.
Which player will be the one to hit the team area code home run? My heart says Chico but my mind says Luis Urias. The recent highlights lead to the hottest bat right now in Aderlin Rodriguez but it is safe to say that El Paso will definitely be represented well. The only other question now is when will it be?
Witness history as the Chihuahuas look to reach this milestone at home in game four of the series at Southwest University Park against Fresno. Game time is at 7:05 MT with gates opening an hour earlier.
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