Sunday, July 28, 2013



SUNDAY RECAP: For the second consecutive game, the day was ruled by a starting pitcher. Sunday that role belonged to Reyes Dorado of the El Paso Diablos, who left the Kansas City T-Bones flummoxed in a 5-0 Diablos victory in the series finale at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.

A day after Kansas City scored seven runs on 13 hits, Dorado (1-1) entered the game with an inflated 14.72 ERA, but slashed it down to 4.63 after going eight innings without giving up a run. He struck out three and limited Kansas City to only five baserunners (three hits) until the ninth inning. Jake Meiers entered in the ninth and stranded two T-Bones to finish the job.

Ethan Cole (0-5), making his third professional start, went seven innings, his longest outing of the season. He gave up all five El Paso runs on eight hits.

Five of the Diablos’ nine hits went for extra bases, with two doubles coming from Maikol Gonzalez. Oscar Mesa added a triple in the ninth.

The loss is Kansas City’s last matchup against El Paso in 2013. The T-Bones are now 11-6 all-time against the Diablos.

Kansas City opens a four-game series against the Laredo Lemurs at home at 7:05 Monday night.

Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618 or at


SATURDAY RECAP: A complete game from Kansas City T-Bones starter Lucas Irvine (5-4) extinguished the El Paso Diablos’ offense in a convincing 7-2 victory in front of 8,294 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark on Saturday night.

The third-largest T-Bones crowd this season saw a contest that was never in doubt for the home team. Kansas City scored four runs in the first against El Paso starter Justin Kuks (0-1), who entered the game without giving up an earned run. He gave up seven before leaving after four innings.

Petey Paramore was the star at the plate for Kansas City, collecting four RBIs on a pair of hits in the first and fourth innings. He finished a perfect three-for-three with a walk. Matt Padgett and Jairo Perez added an RBI apiece. Leadoff batter Kennard Jones scored twice and doubled once, going three for four.

Irvine gave up two El Paso runs (one earned) in the third, but retired 18 of the final 20 Diablos batters from the fourth inning on. Seven of his nine strikeouts came in the sixth inning or later.

“He was dominant tonight, as he has been throughout the season,” manager Kenny Hook said of Irvine. “He didn’t have command early but once he found it, the fastball was really explosive. A special thing about Irvine is that the hardest pitch he threw came in the ninth inning.”