Fresno 7 El Paso 5 - Thursday
WP: Thornton (1-0)
LP: Allen (0-1)
The El Paso Chihuahuas rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday but lost to the Fresno Grizzlies 7-5 in Game 2 of the Pacific Conference Finals. The Grizzlies now hold a two games to none lead in the best-of-five series.
Ty France went 4-for-5 with three RBIs for El Paso and is hitting .667 through the first two games of the series. The Chihuahuas had double-digit hit totals in both games of the series. This is the second time Fresno has taken a 2-0 playoff series lead over El Paso, as the 2015 Grizzlies did the same thing in an eventual four-game series win.
The Grizzlies, who set the single-season league strikeout record in 2018, struck out 15 Chihuahuas on Thursday. The Chihuahuas are now 12-10 all-time in playoff games.
Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/grizzlies-vs-chihuahuas/2018/09/06/561189#game_state=live,game_tab=,game=561189
Team Records: Fresno (2-0), El Paso (0-2)
Next Game: Pacific Coast League Playoffs, First Round, Game 3 - Friday, 8:05 pm at Chukchansi Park. El Paso RHP Cal Quantrill (0-0, -.--) vs. Fresno RHP Rogelio Armenteros (0-0, -.--). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
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