Chihuahuas Even Series with Wednesday Win
El Paso Chihuahuas – 9 Oklahoma City Dodgers – 1 Wednesday, May 18, 2022 – Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark – Oklahoma City, Okla. Game Summary: The Oklahoma City Dodgers were held to one run in a 9-1 loss to the El Paso Chihuahuas Wednesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark as the
El Paso Chihuahuas – 9
Oklahoma City Dodgers – 1
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 – Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark – Oklahoma City, Okla.
Game Summary: The Oklahoma City Dodgers were held to one run in a 9-1 loss to the El Paso Chihuahuas Wednesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark as the Chihuahuas evened the series between the teams, 1-1. The Chihuahuas (21-17) collected their first hits of the night in the fourth inning, taking a 3-0 lead on a RBI double by Nomar Mazara and a two-run double by Taylor Kohlwey. The Dodgers’ lone run of the night scored in the fifth inning on an El Paso fielding error. El Paso added a two-run homer by Mazara in the sixth inning for a 5-1 advantage as he finished with a game-high four RBI. The Chihuahuas drew six walks in the seventh inning, including five straight at one point, and scored four runs on one hit. Oklahoma City (23-15) and El Paso each finished the game with eight hits.
-After scoring a combined 26 runs over the last two games combined, the Dodgers’ offense was held to one run Wednesday and to fewer than five runs for the first time in 12 games. The Dodgers’ one run in the game tied their season-low mark and was the team’s lowest run total since scoring one run in three consecutive games April 22-24 in Sacramento. Oklahoma City entered the game leading all 120 teams in the Minors with 267 runs scored through the team’s first 37 games.
-Eddy Alvarez reached base four times for the fifth straight game, collecting a game-high three hits and was also hit by a pitch. Alvarez has now reached base in 20 of his last 24 plate appearances and has hit safely in six consecutive games, batting .609 (14-for-23) with four doubles, a triple, two homers, 11 RBI, 11 runs scored and six walks. He went 3-for-3 Wednesday for his fourth straight multi-hit game and his fifth during his six-game hitting streak.
-Zach McKinstry went 2-for-4 Wednesday, extending his hitting streak to 11 games — the longest hitting streak by an Oklahoma City player this season. During the streak, McKinstry is 20-for-45 (.444) with 11 runs, six RBI and seven multi-hit games.
-The eight hits by Oklahoma City Wednesday snapped the team’s stretch of three straight games with 10 or more hits. Wednesday was also the first time in eight games Oklahoma City tallied fewer than nine hits.
-The 10 walks issued by Dodgers pitchers was the sixth time this season OKC issued 10 or more walks and the third time in the last six games. The Chihuahuas racked up six walks in the seventh inning, including five straight walks at one point…The 13 strikeouts by Dodgers pitchers Wednesday marked the fourth time this season OKC has compiled 13 or more K’s in a game and fell one shy of the team’s season-high mark of 14 K’s.
-Michael Busch doubled for OKC’s lone extra-base hit in the first inning Wednesday. Two of his first three hits with OKC have gone for extra bases and he is now 3-for-9 with two RBI and two runs scored during his first two career Triple-A games.
What’s Next: The Dodgers and Chihuahuas close out their three-game series at 6:05 p.m. Thursday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Tickets are available at okcdodgers.com/tickets. Live radio coverage of each OKC Dodgers game begins 15 minutes before first pitch on AM 1340 "The Game," 1340thegame.com and through the free iHeartRadio or MiLB First Pitch apps. All OKC Dodgers games are also available streamed live on MiLB.TV with a subscription.