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…


Is Dusty Coleman Here to Stay?

August 11, 2017

San Diego Padres shortstop Dusty Coleman took a day off on Thursday afternoon after five straight starts. This break for Coleman came on the heels of an 0-3 night at the plate on Wednesday, during an 8-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. I first became aware of Coleman during spring training. I saw the squad play the Oakland Athletics at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona on March 18th. During that…


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…


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…


Update on the Padres Shortstop Situation

March 8, 2017

  The Padres’ difficulty in finding even an average MLB shortstop has been well-documented in recent years. It seems like it has been a haunted position for the Padres for the past decade, sans a few seasons (2007 with Khalil Greene, 2013 with Everth Cabrera). Entering spring training, Luis Sardinas was obviously a clear favorite to be the Padres’ everyday shortstop in 2017. Three weeks and eleven games in, that has…