By: David A. Gest Twitter: @davidagest Instagram: @davida.gest
The Reno Aces silenced El Paso’s batters Wednesday afternoon, allowing just three hits in a 9-1 win at Southwest University Park. The three hits replicated the Chihuahuas’ lowest output of the season.
El Paso’s catcher A.J. Kennedy represented the Chihuahuas’ only run with a solo homer in the fifth inning. Reno’s five home runs set a new season high for El Paso’s home runs allowed in a game. The Aces’ sluggers included former Chihuahua, Cody Decker, who went yard for the 199th time in his MLB career as a pinch-hitter.
Once again, El Paso relievers Robert Stock and Luis Perdomo tossed a scoreless frame apiece. San Diego catcher Francisco Mejia went 1-for-1 in his pinch-hitting opportunity. The Chihuahuas will look to rebound in game 3 to avoid a second-consecutive series loss.
Records: Reno (19-27) El Paso (29-17)
Tonight’s Matchup: First pitch will be thrown at 7:05 PM MDT. Reno will send RHP Braden Shipley (1-1, 9.62 ERA) to the mound to duel vs. El Paso’s LHP Kyle McGrath (2-1, 8.16 ERA).