Memphis Redbirds Crowned PCL Champs as Chihuahuas Fall 3-1

September 18, 2017

El Paso, Texas After an impressive series comeback, the El Paso Chihuahuas fell to the Memphis Redbirds on Sunday, crowning Memphis as the PCL Champions. Kyle Lloyd started and allowed two runs in five innings while striking out six. Prior to the game, a season ticket holder mentioned that he’d seen Lloyd running sprints in the outfield a few weeks ago, and manager Rod Barajas had described him as the…


El Paso Chihuahuas Headed into Do Or Die Game 5 of PCL Championship Series

September 17, 2017

El Paso, Texas The San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas, will play game 5 of the PCL Championship tomorrow. What a ride it has been. After stumbling through the season, the Chihuahuas surged and won eight of their last ten games to secure the PCL Southern Division title. Then they swept Reno, which landed them in the PCL Championship Series for the second consecutive season. Memphis took…


Chihuahuas’ Series with Iowa Cubs Marked by One-Run Games

July 29, 2017

The Iowa Cubs came to El Paso this week for a four game series against the El Paso Chihuahuas. The series between the PCL American Northern Cubs and the PCL Pacific Southern Chihuahuas will be the only time the teams play each other all season. The first game of the series was a surprising pitching duel between Iowa’s Rob Zastrynzy and El Paso’s Christian Bethancourt. Bethancourt even homered to score…


Omaha Runs Out of Pitchers as El Paso Keeps Hitting

July 24, 2017

EVT Sports Reporting from El Paso, Texas It’s be an eventful few days for the El Paso Chihuahuas. Following their series opening loss, Chihuahua bats came alive on Saturday with Ryan Schimpf hitting two home runs, and Nick Schulz hitting one. Both of them made it two days in a row with home runs, and Collin Cowgill also hit his fifth home run of his injury-shortened season. The Chihuahuas would…


Chihuahua’s Fail to Overcome Early Omaha Lead

July 22, 2017

  The El Paso Chihuahuas played their first home game since July 9th, on Friday. Peter Van Gansen started at 2B after making his Triple-A debut yesterday in Sacramento, and Chase d’Arnaud started at third base. That made it the first game in front of the El Paso home crowd for both of them. Also, Travis Jankowski, still on a rehab assignment, was transferred to the Chihuahuas today as he…


Getting to Know Brad Wieck

July 1, 2017

I was at Tueday’s El Paso Chihuahuas game, when I looked up and saw Brad Wieck standing in front of me. Just the day before, pitching coach Bronswell Patrick had listed off some Double-A pitchers who he was excited about, and the first two names he said were Michael Kelly and Brad Wieck. Standing at 6-foot nine, Brad Wieck is an imposing figure and the scouting reports I’ve seen say…


Chihuahua’s Crushed in Cahill Rehab Start

Credit: Armando Vela
June 29, 2017

The Chihuahuas took on the Sacramento River Cats on Wednesday night, in the third game of a four game series. Trevor Cahill started for El Paso on a rehab assignment. He started off working fast, but walked the first batter, Orlando Calixte. Calixte attempted to steal and had a good jump, but was thrown out on a high throw by catcher, Tony Cruz. Jose Rondon leapt to catch the ball…


Matt Magill Shines as the Chihuahuas Devour the River Cats

June 28, 2017

  Matt Magill pitched six shutout innings against the Sacramento River Cats on Tuesday night, allowing two hits, while collecting four strikeouts. Magill showed off his athleticism on the first play, a broken bat ground ball to first baseman, Christian Villanueva. Villanueva fielded the ball and tossed it to Magill, who beat Sacramento’s Orlando Calixte to the bag by a fraction of a second. Magill would go on to face the…


Carter Capps Works to Adjust Delivery

June 27, 2017

After being assessed with two illegal pitches on Sunday, Carter Capps is already working on adjustments with both El Paso Chihuahua pitching coaches, Bronswell Patrick and Akinori Otsuka. When asked if the organization would be in touch with Major League Baseball to get their official position on Sunday’s rulings, Patrick confirmed that would be happening today. Capps was not using a hop as part of his delivery when throwing off…


Dillon Overton Impresses in Chihuahuas Debut but Dogs Fall 4-2

June 27, 2017

The El Paso Chihuahuas returned home to start an eight-game set Monday, beginning with four games against the Sacramento River Cats. Dillon Overton started in the last home game at El Paso. He started that game as an opponent to the Chihuahuas, pitching for the Tacoma Rainiers. He returns today as El Paso’s starter, after being designated for assignment by the Mariners and picked up by the Padres. In a…


Chihuahuas Complete Sweep of Tacoma Rainiers

June 18, 2017

With yesterday’s victory over the Tacoma Rainiers, the El Paso Chihuahuas have taken control of second place in the PCL Pacific Southern. They also brought their overall record up to .500 with the sweep of the Rainiers. In total, the Chihuahuas outscored Tacoma 27-11 in the series. Christian Villanueva hit two home runs, bringing his batting average up to .307. Andre Rienzo and Zach Lee both had starts where they…