The Pecos League season is just 10 games old for the Santa Fe Fuego and already the end isn’t that far off.
Once again, the team’s starting pitching had trouble finding the strike zone in a 14-5 loss Monday night at Trinidad.
It was Santa Fe’s third straight loss, dropping the Fuego five games behind Mountain Division leader Alpine.
Starting pitcher Ed Warren walked 11 batters and gave up six hits, allowing eight runs (seven earned) in taking the loss. The Fuego pitching staff has now walked a league-high 93 batters in just 84 innings of work, making them the only team with more walks than innings pitched.
Trinidad finished with 16 hits and half a dozen stolen bases against four Fuego pitchers. The team’s 136 runs allowed (110 earned) are also league-highs.
Jackson Webb went 2-for-4 to lead Santa Fe’s offense while Troy Maslowski had a three-run triple in a four-run seventh inning. By then the game was well in Trinidad’s hands. The Triggers led 9-0 after five innings and scored at least one run in each of the first six frames.
The teams will resume their three-game series Tuesday night in Trinidad.