Chihuahuas Rally Falls Short against Skeeters

The El Paso Chihuahuas scored once in the bottom of the ninth inning and brought the winning run to the plate Saturday night but lost to the Sugar Land Skeeters 4-3. The Skeeters have won two of the first three games of the series.

El Paso starter Adrian Martinez had his best appearance to date in Triple-A, allowing three earned runs in six innings. Miguel Diaz pitched a scoreless seventh inning in his first game with the Chihuahuas since being optioned by San Diego.

Chihuahuas catcher Webster Rivas went 2-for-4 and threw out three Skeeters runners trying to steal. Longtime major leaguer Joe Beimel pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Chihuahuas in his first game since being transferred from Double-A San Antonio. It was Beimel’s first Triple-A appearance since 2016 with Omaha.

Team Records: Sugar Land (57-42), El Paso (40-58)

Next Game: Sunday at 6:05 p.m. at Southwest University Park. Sugar Land RHP Jose Urquidy (0-0, 2.25) vs. El Paso RHP Caleb Boushley (3-5, 5.34).