Montreal Metros first baseman David Chinchilla is the newest member of the 1,000-hits club after hitting a 3rd inning bases-clearing double with two on and two outs, against Chicago’s Masato Watanabe.
It would be the 35-year-old’s only hit of the game, but it was all that the Metros needed with Judson Martel on the mound, as Chinchilla’s pair of RBIs proved to be the game winners. Martel pitched his second shutout of the season, holding the Pit Bulls to just 3 hits.
“Chinny” is hitting at a pace of .231 so far this year, but 5 of his 9 hits have been for doubles. He went yard in a May 19th game against Minneapolis, giving him 6 extra base hits in just 9 at bats in 2018 to date.
The Metros picked up Chinchilla in February in a trade with California, giving up established veteran Josh Moles and prospect Naoki Sato. Sato was later released by the Tidals, while Moles is batting .308 off the bench as a backup right fielder and DH.
With the win, the Metros improve to 5-6, while Chicago languishes at 2-9.