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Ay, Chihuahuas! El Paso hits four HRs, routs Bees
PCL » Decker, in comfort zone against Salt Lake, rips two.
First Published Aug 11 2014 09:57 am • Last Updated Aug 11 2014 11:08 pm

It was a slugfest at Smith’s Ballpark on Saturday, but fireworks did not come from the Bees. El Paso hammered four home runs — two coming from Cody Decker — and the Bees fell to the Chihuahuas, 11-7.

Once again, the Bees got on the board first, but the Chihuahuas’ Decker tied it with a solo shot a half inning later. He would go on to hit his second home run of the game in the fourth, giving him a total of six against the Bees for the year.

At a glance

Chihuahuas 13, Bees 2

El Paso AB R H BI BB K AVG

Peterson 3B 4 1 1 0 2 0 .261

Lane 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .388

Greene SS 5 1 1 0 1 2 .302

Liriano RF 5 3 3 2 1 1 .462

Goebbert LF 2 4 1 1 4 0 .289

Decker 1B-3B 5 2 3 3 1 0 .268

Galvez DH 6 1 4 2 0 1 .287

Lindsey 2B 5 0 1 2 0 0 .246

Moore C 4 1 2 1 2 0 .295

Cstellans CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .261

a-Noel PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236

Totals 40 13 17 11 12 5 .274

2B: Goebbert (18, LeBlanc), Moore, A (16, Lerew), Lindsey (15, Richardson, D), Liriano, R (8, Herrera, Y), Galvez (19, Kohn).

3B: Liriano, R (1, Chaffee).

HR: Decker, C (18, 1st inning off LeBlanc, 1 on, 2 out), Moore, A (9, 2nd inning off LeBlanc, 0 on, 0 out).

TB: Moore, A 6; Castellanos, A; Liriano, R 6; Goebbert 2; Galvez 5; Peterson, J; Greene; Lindsey 2; Decker, C 6.

RBI: Goebbert (52), Decker, C 3 (60), Moore, A (25), Lindsey 2 (41), Galvez 2 (44), Liriano, R 2 (11).

Salt Lake AB R H BI BB K AVG

O’Malley SS 5 0 2 1 0 0 .333

Shuck CF 4 0 3 0 0 0 .320

Jimenez DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 .291

Boesch RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .313

Lopez LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .291

Wheeler 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .237

Hester C 3 0 0 0 0 1 .282

Zaneski C 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250

Stewart 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .202

Albitz 2B 4 0 3 1 0 0 .298

Totals 37 2 12 2 0 4 .291

2B: Jimenez, L (29, Oramas).

TB: Shuck 3; O’Malley 2; Boesch; Albitz 3; Jimenez, L 2; Wheeler, R; Lopez, R.

RBI: Albitz (11), O’Malley (22).

El Paso 311 004 400 — 13 14 0

Salt Lake 000 200 000 — 2 12 0

El PasoIP H R ER BB SO ERA

Ormas (W, 5-6) 7.0 10 2 2 0 3 5.54

Sampson 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 6.40

Nix 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 5.44

Totals 9.0 12 2 2 0 4 5.24

Salt Lake IP H R ER BB SO ERA

LeBlanc (L, 8-3) 3.2 8 5 5 5 2 4.31

Lerew 2.0 1 1 1 1 1 6.44

Richardson 0.0 2 3 3 2 0 6.97

Chaffee 0.1 3 4 4 3 1 5.74

Herrera 2.0 2 0 0 1 1 3.15

Kohn 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 5.40

Totals 9.0 17 13 13 12 5 5.79

Umpires: HP: Brandon Henson. 1B: Kolin Kline. 3B: Nick Mahrley.

T: 3:27.

Att: 6,140.

Storylines

» Starter Randy Wolf struggles on the night, giving up six earned runs in six innings.

» Despite the run differential, the Bees are only outhit 14-13.

» Brennan Boesch is a 4 for 4 with his 21st overall homer and three RBIs.

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"He’s locked in against us. I mean, what else can you say?" Bees manager Keith Johnson said. "A guy that sends that many balls over the fence against one particular team, there’s just a comfort factor there for him."

In the fifth inning, Tyler Greene and Jake Goebbert increased El Paso’s lead with an RBI single and a 2-run homer, respectively, giving the Bees big deficit to come back from.

Throughout the game, Tony Campana was the Bees’ spark plug on both offense and defense, giving them opportunities to stay in the game.

"He’s done a great job for us since he’s come over, especially defensively, saving us runs by making great plays and cutting off balls in the gap to eliminate extra bases," Johnson said.

Campana had a scary moment in the eighth as he hit the ground and the wall hard, while attempting an improbable catch. Luckily, he was able to stay in the game after catching his breath.

The inning before, the Bees’ speedster was involved in possibly the most bizarre play of the Bees season, so bizarre that Campana described his bunt perfectly afterwards. "I was mad at myself," he said. "Then he dropped it, so then I was a little happy. Then I saw him throw it into right, so then I thought I could go to second, but then the guy in front of me stopped at second. Then I was mad at myself, again. Then I was stuck in a rundown. Then the right fielder threw it to third and he threw it away, so it all worked out all right, I guess."

The sequence worked out for Campana and the Bees, but it was not enough to overcome their early deficit.




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