Of course, he wasn't the only El Paso hitter having a big night as the Chihuahuas improved to 48-33 to move to 15 games above .500 for the first time in franchise history. Owners of the Pacific Coast League's best record, the Chihuahuas lead the Pacific Southern Division by 5 ½ games.
Right fielder Hunter Renfroe (.329) was 3-for-5 Friday night with a RBI and two runs scored. Second baseman Carlos Asuaje (.321) was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs scored. Center fielder Manuel Margot (.300) was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Left fielder Jabari Blash (.262) was 2-for-5.
Starting right-hander Carlos Pimental (8-4, 6.00 earned run average) held Reno scoreless on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts over five innings.
Right-hander Leonel Campos (3.31 ERA) allowed two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in a scoreless inning. Right-hander Derek Eitel (2.63) allowed two runs on two hits and three walks with two strikeouts in an inning. Left-hander Daniel Moskos (3.19) allowed a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in two scoreless innings.
AROUND THE FARM:
DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (3-5, 25-53) - Tulsa 5, MISSIONS 3: RF Nick Schulz (.297) and 3B River Stevens (.265) were each 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. CF Franchy Cordero (.429) hit a two-run double in four at-bats. Starting RHP Seth Simmons (2.45) allowed a run on four hits with six strikeouts in five innings. RHP Yimmi Brasoban (1.46) allowed
two hits with two strikeouts in two scoreless innings. RHP Adam Cimber (2-2, 2.10) gave up four runs (one earned) on four hits in an inning to take the loss. RHP Jason Jester (1.61) struck out two in a perfect inning.
HIGH SINGLE-A LAKE ELSINORE (4-5, 36-43) - Lancaster 5, STORM 1: CF Michael Gettys (.421) was 2-for-4 with a RBI. Starting RHP Brett Kennedy (2-6, 4.66 ERA) allowed four runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts in four innings. LHP Brad Wieck (1.54) allowed two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in a scoreless inning. RHP Martires Arias (4.54) gave up a run on three walks and no hits with a strikeout in an inning. RHP Colby Blueberg (1.83) allowed two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings. LHP Trevor Seidenberger (6.28) allowed a hit with three strikeouts in a scoreless inning.
LOW SINGLE-A FORT WAYNE (4-5, 40-39) - LAKE COUNTY 3, TinCaps 2: RF Alan Garcia (.250) was 2-for-3 with a double. 1B Brad Zunica (.248) had a two-run homer in four at-bats. Starting RHP Jacob Nix (3.88) allowed a run on four hits with six strikeouts in five innings. LHP Nathan Foriest (4.61) struck out five in three perfect innings. RHP Gerardo Reyes (3-2, 2.10) allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk in one-third of an inning to blow the save and suffer the loss.
SHORT SEASON SINGLE-A TRI-CITY (10-5) - DUST DEVILS 3, Everett 2: 2B Nate Easley (.306) was 3-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored. LF Josh Magee (.205) was 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, two RBIs and a run scored. SS Jose Savinon (.355) was 1-for-3 with a run scored. 1B Chris Mattison (.219) was 1-for-2 with a walk and a RBI. Starting RHP Braxton Lorenzini (1-1, 7.15 ERA) allowed two runs on a hit and two walks with four strikeouts in five innings. LHP Joey Lucchesi (2.57) pitched a perfect sixth. RHP Jesse Scholtens (1.23) allowed two hits with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings. RHP David Bednar (0.00) allowed a hit with a strikeout in an inning for his first save.
ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (6-3) - The Arizona Padres were off Friday.
DSL PADRES (10-13) - BLUE JAYS 7, Padres 5: RF Jaffe Garcia (.227) was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. 1B Felix Suarez (.238) was 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Starting LHP Cristian Machuca (0-3, 5.09 ERA) allowed five runs on 11 hits and a walk with five strikeouts in five innings. RHP Jose Hernandez (2.08) allowed two unearned runs on two
hits and three walks with a strikeout in three innings.