Game of the Week Review:
There isn’t a more exciting play in baseball than the walk-off grand slam. Dave Chavez sent the El Paso fans home with quite a story for their family and friends and may have just given the team the lift they need in a tight SC Playoff race. GM Marcus Osborn said after the game “That Chavez grand slam saved my season.” The Diablos took the momentum from this game to take a 3-1 series victory over the young and upstart Larks. The Larks have been playing well of late due to their first generation of prospects being called to to their big league team, headlined by Jake Ploch who, despite experiencing by far his worst start of the year this week, is enjoying an impressive rookie campaign.
Greg Diamond who was enjoying a really nice year in his age 35 season suffered a setback in his injury recovery and will miss an additional 4 weeks. Oil City’s Dan Edwards will miss a week or two with wrist tendinitis. Brooklyn SP and Houston slugger will miss the remainder of their respective seasons with injuries.
Game of the Week Recap:
Aaron Kissane left his impring on the 5-4 El Paso win against the Lincoln Larks. Kissane, who is tied for 3rd in the SC in home runs with 13, was 2-3 with a home run and a walk, whil scoring 2 times. With the victory, the Diablos record now stands at 21-20.
El Paso took a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, when Dave Chavez hit a clutch grand slam home run to bring Diablos fans to their feet.
“We had the game right there for the taking,” said Lincoln manager Mike Price. “But we decided not to take it.”
Author Virginia GM Erik Swartzwelder