Chihuahuas beat Isotopes 1-0

The El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 1-0 on Monday night at Southwest University park thanks to a pinch-hit home run by Webster Rivas in the bottom of the eighth inning.

It was El Paso’s first pinch-hit homer since Jason Vosler’s in a home game against Oklahoma City on June 15, 2019.

El Paso starter Reiss Knehr pitched six shutout innings in his second game with the Chihuahuas. Parker Markel faced the minimum six batters and struck out four in his two-inning relief outing. Daniel Camarena left the tying and go-ahead runs on base in the ninth inning to secure the second save of his professional career.

The Chihuahuas have won three of the first five games of the series. Monday was El Paso’s fourth shutout of the season. At two hours and 17 minutes, Monday was the shortest nine-inning Chihuahuas game this season and was only 11 minutes longer than the shortest nine-inning game in Southwest University Park history (August 12, 2015 vs. Las Vegas).

Team Records: Albuquerque (29-41), El Paso (29-40)

Next Game: Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. Mountain Time from Southwest University Park. Albuquerque RHP Ryan Castellani (2-7, 8.04) vs. El Paso TBA.

WP: Markel (2-0) LP: Santos (0-4) S: Camarena (1) Time: 2:17 Attn: 4,846