Chihuahuas Nip 'Cakes 10-9
El Paso - The 'Cakes pounded out a season high 17 hits but fall short in a 10-9 loss at El Paso. New Orleans has dropped nine in a row in this ballpark dating back to 2014.
The Chihuahua's offense pounded four home runs including a pair of three run shots. Ty France and Jose Pirela each had three run home runs in the El Paso win.
The 'Cakes and Chihuahuas battled back and forth and New Orleans tied the game in the top of the eighth inning with a Lewis Brinson single. The lead-off hitter in the bottom of the inning Seth Mejias-Brean smacked a solo home run to give El Paso the 10-9 lead and Andres Munoz retired the 'Cakes in order in the ninth inning.
The New Orleans offense got big nights from Tyler Heineman and Brinson each with three hits. Isan Diaz and Magneuris Sierra added two hits. The Baby Cakes drop to 35-31 on the season.
GAME NOTES- The 'Cakes have lost four of five and fall to 11-6 in series openers. Isan Diaz extended his hitting streak to 13 games. The 'Cakes opened a stretch of 30 of 39 games on the road.
UPCOMING - The 'Cakes and Chihuahuas meet Thursday at 8:05pm in second of three game set. RADIO- WODT SPORTS 1280 AM or cakesbaseball.com
NEXT HOME GAME - The 'Cakes return home Thursday June 19th to play Nashville in a four-game home-stand.
June 12, 2019
New Orleans 9
El Paso 10
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