Chihuahuas Report: Injuries, Missed Chances Sink El Paso

August 23, 2017

Tacoma, Washington It was a sellout crowd of 7,201 at Cheney Stadium, home of the Tacoma Rainiers, on a warm Tuesday night. There were many families in the crowd, perhaps for one last fun summer evening out before school starts again. Jordan Lyles got the rock for the Chihuahuas. On a day where Padres minor league pitchers got shelled, Lyles had a solid outing. He went 5.2 innings, only walking…

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Franchy Cordero Interview: Love For the Glove

August 22, 2017

Tacoma, Washington Franchy Cordero made a splash for the San Diego Padres earlier this season. In his first career start, on May 28th against the Washington Nationals, he went 2-5 with a double and a run scored. He also made an impact with his glove. I had a chance to sit down with Franchy before El Paso’s game against Tacoma on Monday night. We did the interview in Spanish, his…

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Chihuahuas Report: Poor Pitching Eclipsed By Renfroe’s Solid Debut

August 22, 2017

Tacoma, Washington It was a nice crowd for a Monday night game, which began on a clear 78 degree evening. Folks here in Tacoma, Washington enjoyed 93.2% totality during Monday’s solar eclipse. They filed in, filling the park to 5,170 (capacity at about 6,500). Hopefully, everyone had clear vision from staring into the intense sunlight. A few fans, and even Rainiers mascot, “Rhubarb”, donned eclipse glasses for the occasion. Eclipse-themed…

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El Paso Report: Overton Dazzles in Return to Tacoma

August 19, 2017

Tacoma, Washington Dillon Overton made the start for the El Paso Chihuahuas in Tacoma on Saturday. He felt right at home, as El Paso won 2-0. The lef-handed pitcher had made seven appearances for the Rainiers earlier this season (1-2, 9.33 ERA). He even made an appearance against El Paso on June 16th. He went four innings, allowing seven earned runs with four walks. Two days later he was designated…

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Down on the Farm: August 1- Bryan Rodriguez Throws a Shutout

August 1, 2017

San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on the day. The Lake Elsinore Storm game was postponed due to weather and Tri-City had an off night. The El Paso Chihuahuas got a great start from Bryan Rodriguez, as he threw a complete game shutout against the Round Rock Express. The 26-year-old right handed pitcher from the Dominican Republic failed to walk a batter in his best start of the year. Rafael…

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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…

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Down on the Farm: July 26- Henry, Avila, De Horta & Lugo All Pitch Well

July 27, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 5-2 on the night as the AZL . Michael Kelly went six solid innings as the Chihuahuas held off a late surge from Iowa. Carter Capps had a rough ninth where he allowed three runs to score (two earned) on three hits. He did manage to record the last out of the game, but his appearance is concerning when you think about Brandon Maurer…

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Welcome to San Diego, Kyle Lloyd

July 26, 2017

  With the trade of Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter to the Kansas City Royals, the Padres not only have two bullpen slots to fill but also one slot in the starting rotation. Sure, left-hander Travis Wood came back to the Padres in the deal, but it’s unclear if the Padres use him as a starter or reliever for the rest of the season. With Wood not ready…

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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…

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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…

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Down on The Farm: July 13

July 14, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 4-4 on Thursday. The Chihuahuas lost, as Zach Lee was hit hard. Franchy Cordero went 1-5 on the night batting leadoff. The Chihuahuas only managed five hits on the night and three of them came off the bat of Rafael Ortega. Christian Bethancourt pitched a scoreless inning, lowering his ERA to 10.80 on the season. The Missions stayed hot, as Brett Kennedy was yet…

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Down on the Farm: July 5

July 6, 2017

Zach Lee– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 12 H, 6 ER, 0 BB, 3 K It may be time to admit that Zach Lee is just not going to work out for the San Diego Padres. When the Padres signed him to a minor league contract this last off-season, the hope was that Lee could finally put it all together and perhaps give the team some big league…

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