Aces lose sixth straight against Chihuahuas; fall Sunday 10-2
El Paso may be nicknamed the Chihuahuas, but they acted like big dogs Sunday afternoon. The Chihuahuas have now outscored the Aces by 37 runs in six games in 2019 after Sunday's 10-2 win.
El Paso’s Josh Naylor and Ty France went back-to-back two times in the game, once in the third inning and again in the fifth. They say solo home runs don’t beat you in the Pacific Coast League, but the Aces gave up five of them Sunday. Chihuahuas’ First baseman, Connor Panas, had the fifth notching his first career hit in Triple-A. RHP Cal Quantrill silenced the Aces bats going six innings, allowing one earned run, six hits, while striking out five.
The Aces runs came from a sacrifice fly off the bat of Domingo Leyba scoring Kelby Tomlinson in the top of the fifth, and an eighth inning RBI-single from Wyatt Mathisen scoring Leyba. Aces’ starter Justin Donatella, got roughed up lasting four innings allowing five earned runs in the process. However, he did get his first career Triple-A hit in the game with a bunt single in the fifth inning. Cathcer Matt Jones pitched in the bottom of the eighth becoming the third position player of the season to pitch for Reno. The Aces will look to salvage a win in the series finale Monday with a starting pitcher not yet announced.
Top Performers - Reno
• Domingo Leyba (1-for-3, RBI, BB, R)
• Kelby Tomlinson (1-for-4, 2B, R)
• Wyatt Mathisen (2-for-4, RBI)
Top Performers – El Paso
• Josh Naylor (2-for-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB)
• Ty France (2-for-3, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R)
• Cal Quantrill (6.0 IP, 1 ER, 5 K, 1 BB)