El Paso gets shut down by Kevin Quackenbush and company.

Jesse Scholtens threw a complete game Wednesday. (Photo: Jorge Salgado)

Oklahoma City Dodgers 2, Chihuahuas 1

Key Stats: RHP Jesse Scholtens (L, 3-10), CG, 8 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 7 K; SS Matt Batten 1-for-3, RS, BB; RF Brian O’Grady 2-for-4, 2B

Prospect Watch:  In what might be his last game in the Padres organization, RHP Jesse Scholtens went out with a bang.  This was Scholtens’ second complete game in his professional career, and first since June 15, 2017 when he achieved the feat with Lake Elsinore.  The 27-year-old former ninth-round pick made one bad pitch all night, and that pitch ended up being deposited for a two-run home run.  For the rest of the game, Scholtens allowed only two baserunners.  A truly remarkable start, and another reason why win/loss record should not be a stat that gets much weight. Scholtens and the Chihuahuas finished the game in just over two hours – their shortest game all year. … Unfortunately, the other reason for the quick game was because El Paso’s offense was completely shut down by the Dodgers.  Matthew Batten and Brian O’Grady were the only hitters to reach base safely twice.  For Batten, his 1-for-3 night brought his average up to .300.  A remarkably consistent number considering he hit .299 with El Paso in 2019.  For Brian O’Grady, it was his 20th double on the season.  Similar to Batten, O’Grady is hitting very close to his 2019 campaign.  The primary difference is that while he hit 28 home runs with the Reds’ Triple-A affiliate in 2019, he has been sitting on 13 home runs this year with El Paso.  The Philadelphia native has had a solid season overall for El Paso.

Posted by Ben Davey

Writer for MadFriars since 2011. San Diego raised. Grossmont alum. Die hard SD and sports fan. Currently keeping my day job as an AP Chemistry Teacher.

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