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One Bad Inning Dooms El Paso

Posted By: AdrianaR on 5/18/2010

May 18, 2010 El Paso, TX – One big inning was the difference as the Fort Worth Cats dropped the Diablos 8-2 in the
first game of their series on Tuesday afternoon at Cohen Stadium.  Fort Worth pushed across six runs in the six
inning which proved to be the difference, sending the Diablos to defeat on Kids Day.

Everything seemed to be going right for El Paso starter D.J. Mattox.  Mattox (1-1) had tossed five scoreless
innings, had allowed only two hits, and had sat down 11 Cats in a row.  Then came the sixth inning, and he could
not get an out, as Fort Worth pushed across six runs in the inning.  John Allen provided the big blast in the
inning as he powered a three-run home run over the left field wall.  The Cats added two more runs in the eighth
inning before El Paso would finally break through scoring two runs of their own, but ended up leaving the bases
loaded.

El Paso hitters were never able to figure out Fort Worth starter Joel Kirsten.  Kirsten (1-0) shut out the Diablos

over seven innings on just five hits.  El Paso finally broke through against the Fort Worth bull pen scoring two
runs against reliever Colin Allen.  Bryon Smith led the offense going 3-4 with a double and one RBI.  Jonathan
Reynoso turned in his second straight two hit performance going 2-4 with one RBI.

The Diablos head back to the diamond on Wednesday night in game two with Fort Worth.  First pitch is slated for
7:05.  El Paso will send Leonard Landeros (0-0) to the mound against the Cats’ Dwayne Pollok (0-0).  It is a
Military Night as all active military personnel get in free with a military ID.



Nick Vlietstra
Director of Broadcasting
El Paso Diablos Baseball
Office: 915.755.2000    
Cell: 269.370.0380
nvlietstra@diablos.com