The El Paso Chihuahuas continued their season-opening series in Round Rock against the Express with a second-straight victory.
With the Padres’ Major League team ready to begin their season Thursday evening, the Chihuahuas were the only Padres’ affiliate in action Wednesday.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 6-2 over Round Rock) (2-0)
SP Aaron Leasher -4.0 IP, 6 Ks, 2 ER, BB, 3 H
RP Evan Miller – 2.0 IP, 4 Ks, 0 R, 0 BB
1B Aderlin Rodriguez – 1-for-2, 2 RBI, BB
2B Domingo Leyba – 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, BB
The El Paso Chihuahuas won their second game in a row to start the 2022 Triple-A season, defeating Round Rock 6-2 Wednesday night. The Chihuahuas rode their pitching and a pair of home runs from the offense in a night that saw El Paso’s pitchers retire 21 of the final 22 Round Rock batters.
Lefty starter Aaron Leasher went four innings, striking out six hitters, and looked sharp in three of the four innings. Reliever Evan Miller pitched a scoreless pair of innings while striking out four. In all, El Paso’s pitching struck out 11 and allowed only three hits.
Home runs by right fielder Trayce Thompson (2) and second baseman Domingo Leyba (1) helped El Paso separate from Round Rock after clinging to a one-run lead after five innings.
The Chihuahuas play the third of a four-game series against the Express Thursday at 5:05 PM. The pitchers have not been announced yet for Thursday’s game.
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