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Albuquerque Isotopes 2006 At-A-Glance:
Night Record: 55-64Day Record: 15-8
Home Record: 40-32Road Record: 30-40
Division Record: 26-21Extra Innings Record: 3-8
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September 19, 2006 - TUC 5, TOL 2

Bricktown Showdown - Tucson wins Triple-A Championship

AT-T Bricktown Ballpark 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tucson 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 . 5 10 0
Toledo 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 . 2 8 3
WP: Micah Owings (1-0)
LP: Eulogio De La Cruz (0-1)
SV: Mike Koplove (1)
Home Runs:
TUC Juan Brito (1) off Eulogio De La Cruz in the 5th inning
TIME: 3:07  ATT: 12,572
Tucson starter Micah Owings allowed a run and 5 hits in 5 innings and former-Isotope Matt Erickson singled home a pair of runs as the PCL's Tucson Sidewinders (AAA Diamondbacks) defeated the Internatinoal League's Toledo Mud Hens (AAA Tigers) 5-2 to win the 2006 Bricktown Showdown, the Triple-A Championship game.
Tucson got off to a quick lead. Leadoff batter Donnie Sadler tripled and scored an out later on Scott Hairston's sacrifice flyout to center field.
Toledo tied the game in the 4th inning. With one out, Ryan Raburn doubled to left field and scored on Max St-Pierre's single to center field.
Juan Brito homered to left field to lead off the 5th inning as Tucson quickly regained the lead at 2-1.
The Sidewinders added some breathing room in the 9th inning, tallying for three runs. Brian Barden and Robby Hammock singled and Brito laid down a sacrifice bunt, reaching on an error to load the bases. Erickson singled to center to drive in Barden and Hammock. Alberto Gonzalez reached on a fielder's choice with Brito out at third base and Sadler singled to center field to drive in Erickson as Tucson led 5-1.
Toledo added a run in their half of the 9th inning -- St-Pierre reached on a fielder's choice, stole second base and scored on David Espinosa's double to right field.
SIDEWINDERS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Micah Owings (W, 1-0) 5.0 5 1 1 4 6 0
MUD HENS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Eulogio De La Cruz (L, 0-1) 5.1 5 2 2 3 2 1
PLAYOFF NOTES: Scott Hairston was named the Bricktown Showdown MVP.

Filed 09/19/2006

September 15, 2006 - TUC 6, RR 3

PCL Championship Series - Tucson wins 3-0

Dell Diamond 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tucson 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 . 6 12 1
Round Rock 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 . 3 7 1
WP: Casey Daigle (1-0)
LP: Philip Barzilla (0-2)
SV: Mike Koplove (1)
Home Runs:
TUC Brian Barden (1) off Jailen Peguero in the 7th inning
TUC Robby Hammock (1) off Jailen Peguero in the 7th inning
TIME: 3:06  ATT: 7,705
Brian Barden and Robby Hammock back-to-back homered, providing three of the runs in a 5-run 7th inning as the Tucson Sidewinders (AAA Diamondbacks) defeated the Round Rock Express (AAA Astros) 6-3 to win the 2006 PCL Championship in a series sweep. Tucson moves on to the Triple-A championship game on Tuesday evening, playing the International League champion in the game known as the 2006 Bricktown Showdown.
In the 1st inning with two outs, Brooks Conrad and Eric Munson back-to-back doubled as Conrad scored. Hector Gimenez singled to center field to drive in Munson as Round Rock led 2-0.
Round Rock extended the lead in the 5th inning. Jesse Garcia struck out but reached first base safely on a wild pitch. Another wild pitch moved Garcia to second base and Garcia advanced to third base on a groundout. Joe McEwing reached on an error as Garcia scored to make it 3-0 Express.
In the 6th inning, Tucson got on the scoreboard. Scott Hairston doubled, advanced to third base on a groundout, and scored on an error.
Tucson overtook Round Rock in the 7th inning. Pinch-hitter Kenny Perez and Alberto Callaspo singled and both runners advanced a base on a wild pitch. Jon Weber singled to center field to bring them both in and tie the game at 3-3. An out later, Barden homered to left-center field to give Tucson the lead and Hammock extended the lead with a homer to left-center field to make it the eventual final score of 6-3.
EXPRESS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Philip Barzilla (L, 0-2) 6.0 9 4 3 1 4 0
SIDEWINDERS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Ross Ohlendorf 5.2 5 3 2 1 6 0
PLAYOFF NOTES: Tucson does not know yet who they will face at the Bricktown Showdown on Tuesday, September 19th. In the International League Championship Series, the Rochester Red Wings (AAA Twins) and Toledo Mud Hens (AAA Tigers) are deadlocked at 2 games apiece with the deciding Game 5 to be played in Toledo on Saturday evening. Whoever the Sidewinders face, check back Tuesday for the summary of the final game of the 2006 Triple-A season!

Filed 09/15/2006

September 13, 2006 - TUC 6, RR 3

PCL Championship Series - Tucson leads 2-0

Tucson Electric Park 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Round Rock 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 . 3 8 0
Tucson 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 X . 6 7 0
WP: Dustin Nippert (2-0)
LP: Matt Albers (0-1)
SV: Mike Schultz (2)
Home Runs:
RR Hector Gimenez (1) off Dustin Nippert in the 4th inning
TIME: 2:32  ATT: 6,361
Dustin Nippert allowed a run and four hits in 7 innings and Juan Brito had a bases-clearing 3-RBI double as the Tucson Sidewinders (AAA Diamondbacks) defeated the Round Rock Express (AAA Astros) 6-3 to take a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-five 2006 Pacific Coast League Championship Series.
In the 2nd inning, Brian Barden doubled and Robby Hammock singled. Two outs later, Sidewinders starter Nippert walked to load the bases and Alberto Callaspo singled to center field to drive in Barden and Hammock. Jon Weber walked to re-load the bases and Nippert scored on a wild pitch as Tucson led 3-0.
Hector Gimenez homered to right field in the 4th inning as Round Rock got on the scoreboard.
In the 8th inning, Scott Hairston singled, Chris Carter walked and Brian Barden grounded out as both runners advanced into scoring position. Hammock was intentionally walked to load the bases and Brito cleared them with a double to center field as Tucson led 6-1.
Round Rock scored their final two runs in the 9th inning. Brooks Conrad walked to lead off the inning and scored on Eric Munson's double to center field. Gimenez then followed with a double to drive in Munson.
EXPRESS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Matt Albers (L, 0-1) 7.0 5 3 3 3 1 0
SIDEWINDERS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Dustin Nippert (W, 2-0) 7.0 4 1 1 1 6 1
PLAYOFF NOTES: After a day off for travel on Thursday, the PCL Championship Series resumes Friday evening in Round Rock. Round Rock must win to stay alive - any Tucson victory clinches the PCL Championship for the Sidewinders and a berth in the Bricktown Showdown in Oklahoma City to face the International League champion in a one-game series.

Filed 09/13/2006

September 12, 2006 - TUC 3, RR 1

PCL Championship Series - Tucson leads 1-0

Tucson Electric Park 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Round Rock 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 . 1 6 3
Tucson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 X . 3 3 0
WP: Bill White (1-0)
LP: Jared Gothreaux (0-1)
SV: Mike Schultz (1)
TIME: 2:25  ATT: 4,195
Chris Carter's two-run single keyed a three-run 8th inning as the Tucson Sidewinders (AAA Diamondbacks) erased a 1-0 defecit to defeat the Round Rock Express (AAA Astros) 3-1 in the opener of the 2006 Pacific Coast League Championship Series.
In the 4th inning, Joe McEwing singled, advanced to third base on Brooks Conrad's single, and scored on Hector Gimenez's groundout as the Express led 1-0.
Tucson tallied for three runs in the 8th inning. Juan Brito led off the inning with a single and former-Isotope Matt Erickson came into pinch-run for Brito. Alberto Gonzalez reached on an error while laying down a sacrifice bunt and pinch-hitter Kenny Perez laid down a sacrifice bunt and also reached safely on an error to load the bases. Two outs later, Scott Hairston drew a walk as Erickson scored to tie the game and Chris Carter's soft liner into right field brought home Gonzalez and Perez.
EXPRESS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Jared Gothreaux (L, 0-1) 7.0 2 3 0 0 5 0
SIDEWINDERS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Micah Owings 7.1 5 1 1 1 7 0
Filed 09/12/2006

September 10, 2006 - RR 8, NSH 0

PCL American Conf. Playoffs - Round Rock wins series 3-2

Dell Diamond 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 0 7 0
Round Rock 3 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 X . 8 11 0
WP: Ezequiel Astacio (1-0)
LP: Ben Hendrickson (0-1)
Home Runs:
RR Joe McEwing (1) off Chris Demaria in the 6th inning
TIME: 2:28  ATT: 5,050
There will not be a repeating Pacific Coast League champion in 2006. Ezequiel Astacio tossed a complete game, 7-hit shutout as the Round Rock Express (AAA Astros) defeated defending PCL Champion Nashville Sounds (AAA Brewers) by an 8-0 final to win the PCL American Conference Series.
In the 1st inning, Mike Rodriguez walked, McEwing singled to right field, and Brooks Conrad sacrifice flied out to center field to drive in Rodriguez. Eric Munson walked and an out later, Hector Gimenez singled to right field to drive in McEwing. Royce Huffman followed with a single to left field to drive in Munson as Round Rock led 3-0.
In the 5th inning, McEwing was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. Conrad singled to right field and J.R. House sacrifice flied out to drive in McEwing. Conrad moved to second base on a wild pitch and Gimenez walked. Huffman was hit by a pitch to load the bases and Jesse Garcia singled to left field to drive in Conrad and Gimenez.
Rodriguez singled and McEwing homered to left field in the 6th inning to close out the scoring in the game.
EXPRESS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Ezequiel Astacio (W, 1-0) 9.0 7 0 0 1 4 0
SOUNDS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Ben Hendrickson (L, 0-1) 5.0 7 6 6 3 3 0
PLAYOFF NOTES: The Round Rock Express (AAA Astros) and Tucson Sidewinders (AAA Diamondbacks) will meet in the 2006 PCL Championship Series beginning on Tuesday evening. The PCL Championship Series is a best-of-five series with the first two games in Tucson, Game 3 in Round Rock, and Games 4 and 5 in Round Rock, if necessary.

Filed 09/10/2006

September 9, 2006 - NSH 2, RR 0

PCL American Conf. Playoffs - Series tied 2-2

Dell Diamond 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 . 2 5 0
Round Rock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 0 4 1
WP: Justin Lehr (1-0)
LP: Philip Barzilla (0-1)
SV: Luther Hackman (2)
Home Runs:
NSH Brent Abernathy (1) off Philip Barzilla in the 2nd inning
TIME: 2:44  ATT: 4,120
Brent Abernathy homered and knocked in both runs in the game and Justin Lehr outdueled Philip Barzilla as the Nashville Sounds (AAA Brewers) shut out the Round Rock Express (AAA Astros) to stay alive in the best-of-five PCL American Conference Championship Series.
Abernathy solo-homered to left field in the 2nd inning as the Sounds got the only run they would need.
In the 9th inning, Andrew Beattie walked, took second base on a wild pitch, and scored on Abernathy's double to left field.
SOUNDS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Justin Lehr (W, 1-0) 7.0 1 0 0 2 3 0
EXPRESS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Philip Barzilla (L, 0-1) 8.0 3 1 1 4 10 1
PLAYOFF NOTES: The American Conference Championship Series winner will be decided on Sunday. Pitching probables are RHP Ben Henrickson (9-8, 3.36) for the Sounds and RHP Ezequiel Astacio (8-4, 4.86) for Round Rock.

Filed 09/09/2006

September 9, 2006 - TUC 10, SLC 8

PCL Pacific Conf. Playoffs - Tucson wins series 3-1

Franklin Covey Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tucson 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 10 12 0
Salt Lake 0 1 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 . 8 13 1
WP: Bill Murphy (2-0)
LP: Daniel Davidson (0-1)
SV: Bill White (1)
Home Runs:
SLC Dallas McPherson (2) off Adam Bass in the 2nd inning
SLC Ryan Budde (1) off Adam Bass in the 5th inning
SLC Kendry Morales (1) off Bill Murphy in the 6th inning
TIME: 2:55  ATT: 3,515
The Tucson Sidewinders (AAA Diamondbacks) scored 10 runs over the first two frames, including a 7-run 2nd inning, and held off the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) for a 10-8 victory to clinch the PCL Pacific Conference Championship Series. Tucson will meet the winner of Sunday's American Conference Championship Series (Nashvile or Round Rock) in the PCL Championship Series.
In the 1st inning, back-to-back doubles by Alberto Callaspo and Jon Weber brought in a run. Scott Hairston walked and after two strikeouts, Weber and Hairston executed a double steal. Weber scored on an error during the play while Hairston advanced to third base. Robby Hammock singled to left field to drive in Hairston as the Sidewinders led 3-0.
Tucson sent 11 batters to the plate and scored 7 times in the 2nd inning. Kenny Perez doubled and moved to third base on a groundout. Alberto Gonzalez walked and Callaspo singled to drive in Perez. Weber singled to load the bases and an out later, Chris Carter walked to bring in Gonzalez. Brian Barden singled to drive in Callaspo and Hammock doubled with the bags loaded to clear them. Perez doubled to drive in Hammock as Tucson led 10-0.
Dallas McPherson homered to left field in the home half of the 2nd inning as Salt Lake got on the scoreboard.
In the 3rd inning, Adam Pavkovich singled, Nathan Haynes doubled, and Tommy Murphy grounded out as Pavkovich scored.
Salt Lake tallied for five runs in the 5th inning. Murphy singled and advanced to second base on Kendry Morales' groundout. McPherson tripled to drive in Murphy and Nick Gorneault infield singled to bring home McPherson. An out later, Casey Smith singled and Ryan Budde three-run homered to left field as Salt Lake trailed 10-7.
Morales solo-homered to right field in the 6th inning to close out the scoring in the game.
BEES STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Daniel Davidson (L, 0-1) 1.1 6 7 6 2 2 0
SIDEWINDERS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Adam Bass 4.2 12 7 7 0 3 2
Filed 09/09/2006

September 8, 2006 - RR 6, NSH 5, 10 inn.

PCL American Conf. Playoffs - Round Rock leads 2-1

Dell Diamond 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Nashville 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 . 5 8 0
Round Rock 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 . 6 13 1
WP: Travis Driskill (1-0)
LP: Allan Simpson (0-1)
Home Runs:
NSH Drew Anderson (1) off Matt Albers in the 6th inning
NSH Graham Koonce (1) off Jailen Peguero in the 8th inning

RR Hector Gimenez (1) off Jared Fernandez in the 5th inning

TIME: 3:14  ATT: 9,103
Eric Munson's pinch-hit single in the 10th inning gave the Round Rock Express (AAA Astros) a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Sounds (AAA Brewers) and a 2-1 series lead in the best-of-five PCL American Conference Series.
In the 1st inning, Mike Rodriguez singled and stole second base. Rodriguez moved to third base on a groundout and J.R. House walked. Hector Gimenez doubled to drive in Rodriguez and House as the Express led 2-0.
Brooks Conrad singled and scored on Gimenez's double in the 3rd inning as the Express extended the lead to 3-0.
Round Rock added another run in the 4th inning. Cody Ransom and Jesse Garcia singled, Express starter Matt Albers laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance both runners up a base and Rodriguez sacrifice flied out to center field to bring home Ransom.
Round Rock tallied once again in the 5th inning when Gimenez homered to right field.
Nashville started chipping away at the defecit in the 6th inning when Drew Anderson homered to right field.
In the 7th inning, Andrew Beattie singled and scored two outs later on Chad Moeller's double to left field.
Nashville tied the game at 5-5 in the 8th inning. With one out, Chris Barnwell singled, Anderson reached on an error, and Graham Koonce homered to left field.
The game remained deadlocked in the 9th inning, through a rain delay, and through Nashville's at-bat in the 10th inning. In the bottom of the 10th inning with two outs, Ransom was hit by a pitch, Garcia was hit by a pitch and pinch-hitter Munson singled to left field to drive in Ransom from second base with the game winning run.
EXPRESS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Matt Albers 6.0 3 1 1 2 7 1
SOUNDS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Dana Eveland 4.0 8 4 4 1 2 0
PLAYOFF NOTES: The game was delayed by rain for 51 minutes after the 9th inning was completed. . . . Round Rock looks to wrap up the series on Saturday with a victory. The Express is expected to send RHP Ezequel Astacio (8-4, 4.86) to the mound to face Nashville's RHP Justin Lehr (4-7, 3.94).

Filed 09/08/2006

September 8, 2006 - SLC 5, TUC 3

PCL Pacific Conf. Playoffs - Tucson leads 2-1

Franklin Covey Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tucson 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 . 3 8 0
Salt Lake 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 X . 5 8 2
WP: Nathan Bland (1-0)
LP: Evan MacLane (0-1)
SV: Greg Jones (1)
Home Runs:
SLC Dallas McPherson (1) off Evan MacLane in the 3rd inning

SLC Adam Pavkovich (1) off Evan MacLane in the 2nd inning

TIME: 2:38  ATT: 5,650
Nathan Bland tossed 6 innings of 6-hit, 2-run ball and Dallas McPherson and Adam Pavkovich homered to supply some run support as the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) defeated the Tucson Sidewinders (AAA Diamondbacks) 5-3 to stay alive in the best-of-five Pacific Conference Championship series.
Tommy Murphy doubled and scored, advanced to third base on Casey Smith's sacrifice bunt, and scored on Kendry Morales' single to center field as the Bees led 1-0 after an inning of play.
Salt Lake added to the lead in the 2nd inning. Sean Rodriguez walked with one out, and another out later, Pavkovich homered to right field.
Tucson trimmed the defecit to a run at 3-2 in the 3rd inning. Alberto Callaspo and Jon Weber singled and both runners advanced into scoring position on an error during Weber's ball in play. An out later, Brian Barden singled to drive in Callaspo and James D'Antona grounded as Weber scampered home.
With two outs in the 3rd inning, McPherson homered to right field and Nick Gorneault doubled and scored on Mike Edward's double as Salt Lake extended the lead back to three runs at 5-2.
Tucson plated their final run in the 7th inning. Juan Brito doubled, advanced to third base when Alberto Gonzalez reached on an error, and scored on Donnie Sadler's sacrifice flyout to center field.
BEES STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Nathan Bland (W, 1-0) 6.0 6 2 1 1 2 0
SIDEWINDERS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Evan MacLane (L, 0-1) 3.0 7 5 5 1 2 2
PLAYOFF NOTES: Tucson RHP Adam Bass (9-4, 4.76) is expected to take on Salt Lake LHP Daniel Davidson (1-2, 5.79) in Game 4 of the series on Saturday. Tucson can advance to the PCL Championship Series with a victory.

Filed 09/08/2006

September 7, 2006 - RR 4, NSH 3

PCL American Conf. Playoffs - Series tied 1-1

Greer Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Round Rock 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 . 4 8 0
Nashville 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 . 3 7 1
WP: Chris Sampson (1-0)
LP: Alec Zumwalt (0-1)
Home Runs:
RR Cody Ransom (1) off Zach Jackson in the 4th inning
TIME: 2:53  ATT: 4,301
Mike Rodriguez's 9th inning double brought home the game winning run as the Round Rock Express (AAA Astros) defeated the Nashville Sounds (AAA Brewers) 4-3 to even the best-of-five PCL American Conference Championship series at a game apiece.
Tony Gwynn Jr. doubled and scored on Drew Anderson's single in the 1st inning as Nashville led 1-0.
Round Rock tied the game in the 2nd inning. J.R. House ground-rule doubled to left field and scored on Royce Huffman's double.
The Express took the lead in the 4th inning when Cody Ransom homered to center field.
In the 6th inning, Nashville's Kennard Bibbs walked and advanced to second base on Gwynn Jr.'s sacrifice bunt. Anderson singled to drive in Bibbs and Graham Koonce doubled to drive in Anderson as the Sounds led 3-2.
Joe McEwing reached on an error with one out in the 8th inning and later scored on House's double as the Express tied the game at 3-3.
Ransom walked to lead off the 9th inning and scored on Rodriguez's double to right field as the Express went ahead 4-3 and held off of the Sounds in the bottom of the 9th inning to preserve the victory.
EXPRESS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Jared Gothreaux 5.2 5 3 3 1 4 0
SOUNDS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Zach Jackson 6.0 6 2 2 3 5 1
PLAYOFF NOTES: The series moves to Round Rock for Games 3 and 4. Game 5, if necessary, will also be in Round Rock. Pitching probables on Friday evening are LHP Dana Eveland (6-5, 2.74) for the Sounds and RHP Matt Albers (2-1, 3.96) for the Express.

Filed 09/07/2006

September 7, 2006 - TUC 4, SLC 2

PCL Pacific Conf. Playoffs - Tucson leads 2-0

Tucson Electric Park 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Salt Lake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 . 2 3 2
Tucson 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 X . 4 4 1
WP: Dustin Nippert (1-0)
LP: Dustin Moseley (0-1)
SV: Mike Koplove (1)
TIME: 2:16  ATT: 5,513
Dustin Nippert worked 7 1/3 innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 unearned runs as the Tucson Sidewinders (AAA Diamondbacks) defeated the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) 4-2 to take a commanding 2-0 series lead in the best-of-five PCL Pacific Conference Championship series.
In the 1st inning, Tucson's Alberto Callaspo walked, Jon Weber reached on an error, and Scott Hairston reached on an error as Callaspo scored. Chris Carter grounded into a double play as Weber scampered home to give Tucson a 2-0 lead.
Tucson extended the lead in the 6th inning. Weber singled, Hairston doubled and a wild pitch brought Weber home. Hairston moved to third on that wild pitch and scored on Brian Barden's sacrifice flyout to left field as the Sidewinders led 4-0.
Salt Lake scored their only two runs of the game in the 8th inning. Jason Aspito walked and an out later, Adam Pavkovich singled to center field. Tommy Murphy singled to drive in Aspito and Casey Smith sacrifice flied out to right field to bring home Pavkovich.
BEES STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Dustin Moseley (L, 0-1) 8.0 4 4 2 3 2 0
SIDEWINDERS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Dustin Nippert (W, 1-0) 7.1 3 2 0 3 7 0
PLAYOFF NOTES: The series moves to Salt Lake for Game 3. Game 4 and 5, if necessary, will also be in Salt Lake. With a win on Friday, Tucson wins the series and advances to the PCL Championship Series.

Filed 09/07/2006

September 6, 2006 - NSH 4, RR 0

PCL American Conf. Championship - Nashville leads 1-0

Greer Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Round Rock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 0 2 0
Nashville 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 X . 4 10 1
WP: Carlos Villanueva (1-0)
LP: Taylor Buchholz (0-1)
SV: Luther Hackman (1)
Home Runs:
NSH Tony Gwynn Jr. (1) off Travis Driskill in the 7th inning
TIME: 2:33  ATT: 2,253
Tony Gwynn Jr. two-run homered and Carlos Villanueva tossed seven innings of two-hit, shutout ball as the Nashville Sounds (AAA Brewers) began the playoff portion of their defense of the 2005 PCL Championship title with a 4-0 defeat of the the Round Rock Express (AAA Astros).
In the 6th inning, Chris Barnwell singled to lead off the inning. After two strikeouts, Andrew Beattie walked and Brent Abernathy doubled to right field to drive in Barnwell and Beattie as the Sounds led 2-0.
Dave Krynzel singled and Gwynn Jr. followed with a homer to right-center field in the 7th inning to make it the final score of 4-0.
EXPRESS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Taylor Buchholz (L, 0-1) 6.1 6 3 3 1 8 0
SOUNDS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Carlos Villanueva (W, 1-0) 7.0 2 0 0 2 6 0
PLAYOFF NOTES: The contest marked Round Rock's first playoff game as a member of the Pacific Coast League. . . . Shutouts seem to be nothing new for Nashville against Round Rock. Four of the six Sounds victories against the Express in 2006 have been shutouts. . . . Pitching probables for Game 2 on Thursday evening are LHP Zach Jackson (4-6, 4.12) for the Sounds and RHP Jared Gothreaux (9-9, 4.34) for the E-train.

Filed 09/06/2006

September 6, 2006 - TUC 4, SLC 3, 11 inn.

PCL Pacific Conf. Playoffs - Tucson leads 1-0

Tucson Electric Park 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Salt Lake 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 . 3 7 0
Tucson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 . 4 10 3
WP: Bill Murphy (1-0)
LP: Matt Hensley (0-1)
TIME: 3:24 ATT: 5,034
Alberto Callaspo's 11th inning single brought home the game winning run as the Tucson Sidewinders (AAA Diamondbacks) defeated the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) 4-3 in the opener of the Pacific Conference Championship series at Tucson Electric Park.
Back-to-back doubles by Kendry Morales and Dallas McPherson in the 4th inning got the Bees on the scoreboard.
Salt Lake added to the lead in the 8th inning. Morales was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning and an out later, Nick Gorneault reached on an error. Mike Eylward singled to drive in Morales and Gorneault scored on a groundout as the Bees led 3-0.
Tucson tied the game in the home half of the 8th inning. Donnie Sadler walked and Callaspo doubled to drive in Sadler. Callaspo advanced to third base on a wild pitch and scored on Jon Weber's single. After Scott Hairston grounded into a double play to clear the bases, consecutive singles by Chris Carter, Brian Barden, and Robby Hammock brought Carter home with the game-tying run.
The game remained deadlocked into the bottom of the 11th inning. Kenny Perez doubled with one out, advanced to third base on a groundout by former-Isotope Matt Erickson and later scored on Callaspo's single to right field.
BEES STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Kasey Olenberger 7.0 2 0 0 3 2 0
SIDEWINDERS STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Micah Owings 6.0 5 1 1 1 6 0
Filed 09/06/2006

Four More Isotopes Are Florida-Bound

Jason Wood is finally back in the big leagues. On the verge of retiring or trying to find another organization that would give him a chance in the big leagues, Wood had his contract purchased by the Marlins. The Marlins placed P Logan Kensing on the 60-day disabled list to free up a 40-man roster spot for Wood, the Isotopes 2006 Fan Favorite and MVP award winner. Also heading to the Marlins are OF Eric Reed, OF Chris Aguila, and C Paul Hoover.
Filed 09/05/2006

PCL Names Final Weekly Award Winners; All-PCL Team

Jason Windsor of the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Athletics) is the final PCL Pitcher of the Week. Windsor made two starts and went 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA. In 13 innings, Windsor allowed two runs, walked 3 and struck out 13. Jeff Baker of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA Rockies) is the final PCL Batter of the Week. Baker hit .375 for the week with 6 homers and 10 RBI. The Pacific Coast League 2006 All-PCL Team as named by the PCL's field managers and media representatives: Designated Hitter- Jon Knott (Portland Beavers - Padres) First Baseman- James Loney (Las Vegas 51s - Dodgers) Second Baseman- Alberto Callaspo (Tucson Sidewinders - D'Backs) Shortstop- Stephen Drew (Tucson Sidewinders - Diamondbacks) Third Baseman- Scott McClain (Sacramento River Cats - A's) Catcher- Jeff Mathis (Salt Lake Bees - Angels) Outfielder- Reggie Willits (Salt Lake Bees - Angels) Outfielder- Scott Hairston (Tucson Sidewinders - Diamondbacks) Outfielder- Jeff Baker (Colorado Springs Sky Sox - Rockies) Right-Hand Pitcher- Jason Hirsh (Round Rock Express - Astros) Left-Hand Pitcher- Rich Hill (Iowa Cubs - Cubs) Relief Pitcher- Nate Field (Colorado Springs Sky Sox - Rockies)
Filed 09/05/2006

Isotope 2006 Award Winners

Before Monday's game, the 2006 Isotopes Award Winners were announced. MVP - Jason Wood (3rd time he's won the award) Power Hitter - Scott Seabol Defense Player of the Year: Robert Andino Pitcher of the Year: Brad Clontz Mr. Hustle Award: Mike Kinkade Most Community-Minded Player: Mark Little Fan Favorite (first awarding): Jason Wood
Filed 09/04/2006

September 4, 2006 - Isotopes (70-72)

PCL American Conf. Southern Division, 4th Place, -14.0 Games

Isotopes Park 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oklahoma 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 . 7 16 1
Albuquerque 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 . 6 9 1
WP: R.A. Dickey (9-8)
LP: Adam Bostick (1-2)
SV: Erasmo Ramirez (9)
Home Runs:
ALB Matt Cepicky (7) off R.A. Dickey in the 6th inning
TIME: 2:34  ATT: 8,989
Adam Bostick allowed six runs in 4 innings of work and Albuquerque's rally from a six-run defecit just fell short as the Oklahoma Redhawks (AAA Rangers) defeated the Isotopes 7-6 in the season finale for both clubs. Albuquerque snapped a four-game winning streak with the loss and failed to reach the the .500 mark.
In the first inning, Joaquin Arias doubled and scored on Victor Diaz's single to right field as the Redhawks quickly led 1-0.
Oklahoma tallied for three more runs in the 2nd inning. Aarom Baldiris singled and Freddie Guzman walked. Arias singled to drive in Baldiris and Diaz walked to load the bases. Adam Hyzdu singled to center field to drive in Guzman and Arias.
Nick Trzesniak led off the 3rd inning with a triple and scored on Mark Little's double as the Isotopes got on the scoreboard.
Oklahoma added to their lead in the 4th inning. Guzman ground-rule doubled to center field and Arias singled to put runners on the corners. Diaz sacrifice flied out to center field to bring Guzman home and Diaz advanced to second base on the play. An out later, Jamie Burke singled to drive in Arias as the Redhawks led 6-1.
Oklahoma made it a six run lead in the 5th inning -- Jason Hart doubled and later scored on Drew Meyer's sacrifice flyout to center field.
Albuquerque began their comeback attempt in the home half of the 5th inning. Tony Schrager was hit by a pitch with one out. Little reached on an error and Edgar Gonzalez walked to load the bases before Chris Aguila drew a walk to bring home Schrager. Jason Stokes struck out to end the inning and the threat for more runs.
In the 6th inning, Tom Wilson singled and Matt Cepicky followed with a homer to center field as the Isotopes trailed by a 7-4 score.
In the 8th inning, Stokes walked, advanced to third base on Wilson's single and scored on Chris Ashby's single as the 'Topes trailed by two runs.
Schrager singled to lead off the 9th inning and Little laid down a bunt and almost beat it out for a hit. Gonzalez flew out as Schrager advanced to third base and Aguila singled to center field to drive in Schrager. Stokes flew out to center field to end the game and the season for Albuquerque.
ISOTOPES STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Adam Bostick (L, 1-2) 4.0 10 6 5 2 3 0
MARLIN PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME (With Season Stats):
Jason Stokes: 237 AB, 39 R, 61 H, 13 2B, 2 3B, 7 HR, 34 RBI, 36 BB, 85 K, 2 SB, .257 AVG
THIS DAY IN ISOTOPES HISTORY: In 2004, Matt Padgett, Joe Dillon and Drew Niles each drove in a pair of runs and Mike Nannini gave up 2 runs and 4 hits in 7 innings as the Isotopes defeated Oklahoma 9-2 at Isotopes Park.
'TOPES NOTES: The Isotopes drew 8,989, making a total home season attendance 581,308, just shy of the franchise record 582,839. Two lost gates due to rainouts cost the Isotopes the new record. The Isotopes did set a franchise record average attendance in 2006 (8,304), which exceeded the previous best average attendance of 8,223 set in 2004. . . . Albuquerque is 1-3 in regular season finales. . . . The Isotopes took three out of the four games in the series against Oklahoma. 33,034 fans attended the series for a per-game average of 8,259. 68,517 fans came through the Isotopes Park turnstiles in the final homestand of the season. . . . For the 16-game season series, Albuquerque won nine of the games. All-time, Oklahoma holds a 36-28 series advantage. . . . Chris Aguila singled to extend his hitting streak to 9 games. . . . Albuquerque hit 118 homers on the season, the fewest in a season in franchise history. . . . Chip Hale of the Tucson Sidewinders (AAA Diamondbacks) was named the PCL Manager of the Year. Hale led the Sidewinders to a 91 victory season. . . . The PCL Playoffs begin on Wednesday - in the American Conference it is Round Rock Express (AAA Astros) against the Nashville Sounds (AAA Brewers). In the Pacific Conference, it is Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) against the Tucson Sidewinders (AAA Diamondbacks). Playoff game summaries will be posted to this website.

Filed 09/04/2006

September 3, 2006 - Isotopes (70-71)

PCL American Conf. Southern Division, 4th Place, -13.0 Games

Isotopes Park 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oklahoma 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 . 4 10 1
Albuquerque 0 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 X . 7 10 1
WP: Chris George (5-6)
LP: Derek Lee (6-12)
SV: Brad Clontz (23)
Home Runs:
ALB Edgar Gonzalez (5) off Derek Lee in the 3rd inning
TIME: 2:40  ATT: 13,345
Edgar Gonzalez two-run homered and Chris George allowed 3 runs and 7 hits in 5 2/3 innings as the Isotopes defeated the Oklahoma Redhawks (AAA Rangers) 7-4 in front of the second largest home crowd of the season. Albuquerque has won four straight games.
Nick Trzesniak walked to lead off the 3rd inning and two outs later, Gonzalez homered to left field as the Isotopes led 2-0.
Oklahoma cut the defecit in half at 2-1 in the 4th inning. Adam Hyzdu walked with one out, advanced to third base on Jason Hart's double to left-center field, and scored on Anthony Webster's groundout.
Albuquerque extended the lead in their half of the 4th inning. With one out, Paul Hoover singled to left-center field, Chris Ashby singled to shallow center field, and Trzesniak doubled high off the left field wall to drive them both in. Trzesniak moved to third on a groundout and scored on Mark Little's single to deep shortstop as the Isotopes led 5-1.
Albuquerque made it 7-1 in the 5th inning. Gonzalez walked to lead off the inning and Jason Stokes singled to left field. Tom Wilson doubled to right field as Gonzalez scored and Stokes moved to third base. Hoover's infield single brought Stokes home.
Oklahoma tallied twice in the 6th inning. Webster walked and took second base on a balk. Adam Morrissey singled on a ball that hit off Isotope starter George and Aarom Baldiris singled to right field to drive in Webster. An out later, Freddie Guzman singled to drive in Morrissey.
The Redhawks closed out the scoring in the 7th inning. Joaquin Arias singled to right field, advanced to third base on Victor Diaz's single to right field and scored on an error by Isotopes third baseman Wilson.
ISOTOPES STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Chris George (W, 5-6) 5.2 7 3 3 4 7 0
MARLIN PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME (With Season Stats):
Jason Stokes: 234 AB, 38 R, 61 H, 13 2B, 2 3B, 7 HR, 34 RBI, 34 BB, 84 K, 1 SB, .261 AVG
THIS DAY IN ISOTOPES HISTORY: In 2003, the Isotopes played their first playoff game in their first year in existance. In Nashville, the Sounds (AAA Pirates in 2003) scored twice in the 8th inning to win 6-5 and take a 1-0 series lead. Chad Allen homered and drove in four runs for the Isotopes.
'TOPES NOTES: The Isotopes need to draw at least 10,520 to tie or break the franchise record for season attendance. . . . The crowd of 13,345 was the 7th largest Isotopes Park crowd (6th largest regular-season crowd). . . . Paul Hoover had a pair of singles to extend his hitting streak to 7 games. . . . Brad Clontz earned his 23rd save, adding to his franchise record for most saves in a season. . . . The Pacific Coast League playoff picture became finalized on Sunday. The Nashville Sounds (AAA Brewers) defeated the Round Rock Express (AAA Astros) to clinch the PCL American Conference Northern Division. The Sounds will continue to play the Express after Monday's game, the only difference being that it will be in the playoffs. In the Pacific Conference, Northern Division winner Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) will be playing Southern Division winner Tucson Sidewinders (AAA Diamondbacks). The winner of each conference playoff series will meet in the PCL Championship Series. The PCL champion will meet the International League champion in a one game playoff in Oklahoma City later in September to determine the Triple-A champion. Despite the fact the Isotopes won't be in the playoffs, you can read about the playoff games on this website. . . . Albuquerque is playing for several things in Monday's season closing game. First, the Isotopes could even their season record at .500 with a victory. Second, with a victory and some favorable game results with Round Rock or New Orleans, the Isotopes could move out of last place in the division and finish third. Additionally, the Isotopes are going for a series sweep. Finally, it would be a good thing to finish the season on a winning note. Pitching probables are LHP Adam Bostick (1-1, 3.52) for the Isotopes and knuckleballer RHP R.A. Dickey (8-8, 4.91) for the Redhawks.

Filed 09/03/2006

September 2, 2006 - Isotopes (69-71)

PCL American Conf. Southern Division, 4th Place, -14.0 Games

Isotopes Park 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oklahoma 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 . 6 9 4
Albuquerque 2 0 0 4 1 1 3 0 X . 11 14 0
WP: Jason Vargas (3-6)
LP: John Danks (4-5)
Home Runs:
ALB Tom Wilson (10) off Ryan Bukvich in the 5th inning
ALB Edgar Gonzalez (4) off Nick Masset in the 7th inning
TIME: 3:14  ATT: 8,552
Edgar Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs and the Isotopes wiped out a four run defecit to defeat the Oklahoma Redhawks (AAA Rangers) 11-6 on Saturday afternoon at "The Lab". Albuquerque has won three straight games.
Isotopes starter Jason Vargas struggled early. In the 1st inning, Freddy Guzman walked and an out later, Victor Diaz singled and Adam Hyzdu singled to drive in Guzman. Miguel Ojeda singled to drive in Diaz and Anthony Webster doubled to drive in Hyzdu. Jason Hart was intentionally walked and Aarom Baldiris struck out before Drew Meyer singled to drive in Ojeda as Oklahoma led 4-0.
In the home half of the 1st inning, Eric Reed walked and scored on Tony Schrager's double. Gonzalez walked and an out later, Jason Wood singled to drive in Schrager as the Isotopes cut the defecit in half at 4-2.
Webster singled and scored on Hart's double in the 3rd inning as the Redhawks extended the lead to 5-2.
Albuquerque took over the lead in the 4th inning. Tom Wilson walked and Chris Ashby reached on an error. Schrager singled to drive in Wilson and Gonzalez reached on an error as Ashby and Schrager scored. Chris Aguila singled to drive in Gonzalez as Albuquerque led 6-5.
Albuquerque added to the lead in the 5th inning when Wilson homered to left field.
Oklahoma narrowed the game to 7-6 in the 6th inning when Guzman walked, stole second base, took third base on a wild pitch and scored on another wild pitch.
In the home half of the 6th inning, Gonzalez walked and later scored on Jason Stokes' double as the Isotopes put two runs between them and the Redhawks at 8-6.
Albuquerque finished off the Redhawks in the 7th inning. Reed bunt singled, Schrager walked and Gonzalez homered to left field.
ISOTOPES STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Jason Vargas (W, 3-6) 5.1 9 6 6 5 3 0
MARLIN PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME (With Season Stats):
Jason Stokes: 230 AB, 37 R, 59 H, 13 2B, 2 3B, 7 HR, 34 RBI, 34 BB, 84 K, 1 SB, .257 AVG
Eric Reed: 390 AB, 68 R, 118 H, 20 2B, 9 3B, 5 HR, 39 RBI, 24 BB, 94 K, 20 SB, .303 AVG
THIS DAY IN ISOTOPES HISTORY: In 2005, Tim Hummel singled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning as the Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals) defeated the Isotopes 2-1 at Autozone Park in Memphis. Ariel Prieto saw his great effort for Albuquerque wasted - Prieto gave up 3 hits and 1 run (none earned) in 7 innings of work. Josh Wilson's sacrifice flyout drove in the only Isotopes run.
'TOPES NOTES: By being awarded the victory, Jason Vargas snapped a five game pitching decision losing streak. . . . Chris Aguila's three-hit effort extended his hitting streak to 8 games. . . . Mark Little was ejected by Home Plate umpire Jason Kiser in the 4th inning for arguing balls and strikes. . . . Pitching probables for the third game of the series on Sunday evening are LHP Chris George (4-6, 5.67) for the Isotopes and LHP Derek Lee (6-11, 4.02) for the Redhawks.

Filed 09/02/2006

September 1, 2006 - Isotopes (68-71)

PCL American Conf. Southern Division, 4th Place, -14.0 Games

Isotopes Park 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oklahoma 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 . 9 17 1
Albuquerque 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 X . 10 14 2
WP: Ross Wolf (4-1)
LP: Kameron Loe (1-2)
SV: Brad Clontz (22)
Home Runs:
OKL Adam Hyzdu (19) off Josh Stewart in the 3rd inning
OKL Jason Hart (18) off Josh Stewart in the 2nd inning

ALB Chris Aguila (11) off John Koronka in the 1st inning

TIME: 3:07  ATT: 11,598
Chris Aguila homered and drove in two runs and Edgar Gonzalez drove in three runs and the Isotopes erased a six-run defecit to defeat the Oklahoma Redhawks (AAA Rangers) 10-9 in the final series opener of the season. Albuquerque has won two straight games.
In the 1st inning, Freddy Guzman singled, stole second base, advanced to third base on a groundout, and scored on Joaquin Arias' sacrifice flyout to right field as the Redhawks led 1-0.
Gonzalez walked and Aguila followed with a homer to left field as the Isotopes took a 2-1 lead after one inning of play.
Oklahoma quickly regained the lead. In the 2nd inning, Miguel Ojeda singled and Jason Hart homered to left field. Anthony Webster tripled and scored n Aarm Baldiris double to left field. Baldiris moved to third base on a groundout and scored on Guzman's sacrifice flyout to center field to give the Redhawks a 5-2 advantage.
The Redhawks extended the lead to 8-2 in the 3rd inning. Adam Hyzdu homered to left field to lead off the inning. Ojeda doubled and scored on Webster's single. Webster advanced to second base on a wild pitch and scored on Drew Meyer's single to right field.
Albuquerque commenced the comeback in the 4th inning -- Matt Cepicky reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to second base on Mark Little's single, and scored on Paul Hoover's single to right field.
In the 7th inning, Hoover walked with one out. Eric Reed singled and both runners advanced a base on a wild pitch. Tony Schrager's groundout plated Hoover and Gonzalez's single brought home Reed as the Isotopes trailed 8-5.
Albuquerque completed the comeback in the 8th inning. Jason Stokes, Cepicky and Little singled to load the bases. Hoover draw a walk as Stokes scored and an out later, Schrager walked to bring Cepicky home. Gonzalez singled to left field to drive in Little and Hoover to give the Isotopes the lead. Aguila walked to load the bases and Jason Wood sacrifice flied out to left field to give the Isotopes an insurance run and a 10-8 lead.
In the 9th inning with Isotopes closer Brad Clontz in the game, Hart doubled with one out and scored on an error after Webster singled. Webster stole second base before Clontz got Baldiris and Meyer to ground out to end the game.
ISOTOPES STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Josh Stewart 4.0 11 8 8 0 1 2
MARLIN PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME (With Season Stats):
Jason Stokes: 226 AB, 37 R, 58 H, 12 2B, 2 3B, 7 HR, 33 RBI, 33 BB, 84 K, 1 SB, .257 AVG
Eric Reed: 386 AB, 66 R, 116 H, 20 2B, 9 3B, 5 HR, 39 RBI, 23 BB, 93 K, 20 SB, .301 AVG
THIS DAY IN ISOTOPES HISTORY: In 2004 in front of a regional television audience on COX Sports Louisiana, Matt Blank tossed a complete game shutout as the Isotopes defeated the New Orleans Zephyrs (AAA Astros in 2004) 6-2 in Metarie. Matt Padgett two-run homered in the game and Matt Treanor and Ben Howard were told that they would be heading to the Marlins for September roster expansion callups.
'TOPES NOTES: P Yusmeiro Petit and P Chris Resop were both recalled by the Florida Marlins on Friday. P Matt Yourkin was transferred to the Isotopes from Class-AA Carolina and C Chris Ashby was activated off the Temporary Inactive List. . . . Brad Clontz went into the record books -- with Clontz's 22nd save, Clontz established the new Isotopes single-season saves mark (previously held by Blaine Neal who had 21 saves in 2003). . . . Chris Aguila's homer extended his hitting streak to 7 games. Aguila also moved into a tie for first place among current Isotopes with 11 homers (tied with Jason Wood). . . . Oklahoma's Anthony Webster was a homer short of hitting for the cycle. . . . Chris Schlosser, Head Groundskeeper for the Iowa Cubs (AAA Cubs) was named the 2006 Pacific Coast League Sports Turf Manager of the Year. The award recognizes the best groundskeeper in the league each year. The "President's Honorable Mention" awards went to Round Rock Express (AAA Astros) groundskeeper Dennis Klein and Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals) Director of Field Operations Ed Collins. Isotopes Head Groundskeeper Jarad Alley failed to win the award in his fourth attempt and for the first time was not even named a Honorable Mention award winner. . . . Pitching probables for Saturday afternoon's contest are LHP Jason Vargas (2-6, 7.21) for the Isotopes and LHP John Danks (4-4, 4.32) for the Redhawks.

Filed 09/01/2006

August 31, 2006 - Isotopes (67-71)

PCL American Conf. Southern Division, 4th Place, -14.0 Games

Isotopes Park 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville 0 2 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 . 8 12 2
Albuquerque 3 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 X . 9 11 2
WP: Jeff Fulchino (6-10)
LP: Zach Jackson (4-6)
SV: Brad Clontz (21)
Home Runs:
NSH Graham Koonce (19) off Jeff Fulchino in the 5th inning
NSH Andrew Beattie (9) off Jeff Fulchino in the 2nd inning

ALB Matt Cepicky (6) off Zach Jackson in the 5th inning
ALB Eric Reed (5) off Steve Bray in the 6th inning
ALB Tony Schrager (1) off Steve Bray in the 6th inning

TIME: 3:37  ATT: 9,548
Eric Reed and Tony Schrager back-to-back homered in the 6th inning to open up a narrow lead and the Isotopes held on for a 9-8 victory over the Nashville Sounds (AAA Brewers) in the series finale at "The Lab" on Thursday evening.
With one out in the 1st inning, Schrager singled, Edgar Gonzalez walked and Chris Aguila doubled to drive in Schrager. An out later, Jason Stokes singled to drive in Gonzalez and Aguila as the Isotopes led 3-0.
Nashville trimmed the defecit to a run in the 2nd inning. Graham Koonce singled and Andrew Beattie followed with a homer to left field.
In the 4th inning, Matt Cepicky doubled and later scored on a passed ball as Albuquerque took a 4-2 lead.
The lead was wiped out in the top of the 5th inning. With one out, Nashville's Chris Barnwell singled and stole second base. Drew Anderson singled and ended up on third base as the Isotopes got Barnwell out in a rundown between third base and home plate. Koonce then homered to left field as the Sounds tied the game at 4-4.
The Isotopes broke the tie in their half of the 5th inning. Aguila singled and took second base on a passed ball. Aguila took third base when Jason Wood grounded out and Stokes walked to put runners on the corners. Cepicky three-run homered to left field as the Isotopes led 7-4.
In the 6th inning, Jermaine Clark singled, stole second and third base and scored on Kennard Bibbs' single to right field. Bibbs advanced to third base on an error on the play and scored on Tony Gwynn Jr.'s single to right field.
Reed inside-the-park homered and Schrager followed with a conventional homer to left field in the 6th inning as the Isotopes took a 7-6 lead and made it 9-6.
Nashville made one final push towards catching the Isotopes in the 7th inning. With one out, Koonce doubled and took third base on a groundout. Clark walked and stole second base and Bibbs doubled to right field to drive in Koonce and Clark.
ISOTOPES STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Jeff Fulchino (W, 6-10) 5.2 10 6 5 2 7 2
MARLIN PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME (With Season Stats):
Jason Stokes: 221 AB, 36 R, 56 H, 12 2B, 2 3B, 7 HR, 33 RBI, 33 BB, 83 K, 1 SB, .253 AVG
Eric Reed: 381 AB, 65 R, 113 H, 20 2B, 9 3B, 5 HR, 39 RBI, 23 BB, 92 K, 19 SB, .297 AVG
THIS DAY IN ISOTOPES HISTORY: In 2005, Todd Sears homered three times and drove in 7 runs as the Isotopes defeated the Round Rock Express (AAA Astros) 11-6 at Isotopes Park. Mike Colangelo added a solo-homer, his sixth straight game with a homer.
'TOPES NOTES: The Marlins recalled IF Robert Andino from the Isotopes on Thursday after optioning former-Isotope P Randy Messenger to the Class-A Jupiter Hammerheads. . . . Brad Clontz tied an Isotopes record for saves in a season tonight when he earned his 21st save. The record was established in 2003 by Blaine Neal. . . . Eric Reed inside-the-park homered for the second time this season and the third time while wearing an Isotopes suit. . . . Isotope hitters have back-to-back homered three times this season. . . . Chris Aguila extended his hitting streak to 6 games with his 3 hit performance. . . . The Isotopes and Sounds split the four game series and 35,483 attended for a per-game average of 8,871. For the 16-game regular season series, Albuquerque won seven out of the 16 games. Nashville holds a 34-30 all-time series advantage. . . . Nashville's Graham Koonce was a triple short of hitting for the cycle. . . . The Isotopes need to average 11,004 fans per game in the series against the Redhawks to establish a new single season home attendance record. The Isotopes should be able to make a good push towards that record since there are two fireworks games scheduled. . . . Scott McClain of the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Athletics) was named the 2006 Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player on Thursday. As the season winds down, McClain has 29 homers, 104 RBI and 58 extra-base hits. McClain is also great defensively, among the league leaders at third base with a .977 fielding percentage. . . . The Oklahoma Redhawks (AAA Rangers) come to town for the final series of the season. Pitching probables in the opener Friday evening are RHP Yusmeiro Petit (4-6, 4.28) for the Isotopes and LHP John Koronka (0-1, 2.77) for the Redhawks.

Filed 08/31/2006

August 30, 2006 - Isotopes (66-71)

PCL American Conf. Southern Division, 4th Place, -15.0 Games

Isotopes Park 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Nashville 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 2 . 10 15 2
Albuquerque 0 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 . 8 12 5
WP: Dennis Sarfate (10-7)
LP: Josh Stewart (1-3)
Home Runs:
NSH Graham Koonce (18) off Jim Brower in the 7th inning
NSH Jermaine Clark (5) off Adam Bostick in the 5th inning

ALB Chris Aguila (10) off Chris Demaria in the 7th inning
ALB Paul Hoover (6) off Ben Hendrickson in the 2nd inning

TIME: 4:02  ATT: 7,505
Tony Gwynn Jr. singled home a run and then scored utilizing Albuquerque's fifth error of the game as the Nashville Sounds (AAA Brewers) defeated the Isotopes 10-8 in 11 innings at Isotopes Park.
Drew Anderson doubled and scored on Brent Abernathy's single in the 1st inning as the Sounds led 1-0.
Albuquerque got on the scoreboard and took the lead in the 2nd inning. Chris Aguila singled and stole second base. Tom Wilson walked before Mark Little cleared the bases with a triple to the hill in center field. Paul Hoover followed with a homer to left field as the Isotopes led 4-1.
In the 4th inning, Chad Moeller scored on an error as the Sounds cut the defecit in half at 4-2.
In the home half of the 4th inning, Wilson singled, advanced to second base on Little's single, moved to third base on Tony Schrager's single and scored when Isotopes starter Adam Bostick reached on a fielder's choice.
Nashville edged to a run down in the 5th inning -- Abernathy walked and Jermaine Clark homered to right field.
In the 6th inning, Wilson singled and later scored on Schrager's single as the Isotopes went back up by two runs at 6-4.
Albuquerque and Nashville swapped solo homers in the 7th inning - Graham Koonce homered to left field for the Sounds and Chris Aguila homered to left field for the Isotopes.
Nashville took the lead in the 8th inning. Chris Barnwell singled and scored on Anderson's triple. Koonce singled to drive in Anderson and Dave Krynzel came into the game to pinch-run for Koonce. An out later, Vinny Rottino was hit by a pitch and Clark reached on an error as Krynzel scored as Nashville led 8-7.
Albuqurque tied the game at 8-8 in the bottom of the 9th inning. Jason Wood walked to lead off the inning, Eric Reed laid down a sacrifice bunt and Robert Andino reached on an error before Edgar Gonzalez sacrifice flied out to center field to bring Wood home.
In the 11th inning with Josh Stewart on the mound for the Isotopes, Moeller reached on an error to lead off the inning and Sounds reliever Dennis Sarfate sacrifice bunted Moeller to second base. Gwynn Jr. singled to right field to drive in Moeller. During the play, Stewart received the throw from the outfield and fired the ball towards second base, looking to get Gwynn Jr. out at second. The throw was wild, went into left-center field, and Gwynn Jr. raced around the bases to score as Nashville took a two run lead.
ISOTOPES STARTERIPHRERBBSOHR
Adam Bostick 5.0 8 4 3 4 5 1
MARLIN PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME (With Season Stats):
Robert Andino: 498 AB, 70 R, 127 H, 18 2B, 6 3B, 8 HR, 46 RBI, 33 BB, 99 K, 13 SB, .255 AVG
Eric Reed: 377 AB, 64 R, 112 H, 20 2B, 9 3B, 4 HR, 38 RBI, 22 BB, 92 K, 19 SB, .297 AVG
THIS DAY IN ISOTOPES HISTORY: In 2004, despite homers from Mike Colangelo, Matt Padgett, and Matt Treanor, the Isotopes fell to the New Orleans Zephyrs (AAA Astros in 2004) 6-5 in Metarie, Louisiana.
'TOPES NOTES: The Isotopes played their sloppiest game of the season with the five errors. The 'Topes were one error short of tying a franchise record. . . . The Isotopes are 3-8 in extra inning games in 2006. . . . Edgar Gonzalez went hitless in four at-bats to snap a 10-game hitting streak and Eric Reed went hitless in five at-bats to snap a 8-game hitting streak. . . . The Isotopes released their 2007 home schedule and for the second time in the short franchise history, Albuquerque will be opening the season at home. Additionally, it is the first time that Albuquerque will both open and close the season at home. The 2007 Triple-A All-Star Game is going to be played in Albuquerque. . . . The PCL Pacific Conference playoff teams have been decided. The Tucson Sidewinders (AAA Diamondbacks) clinched the Southern Division title and the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) clinched the Northern Division title recently. The PCL American Conference playoff picture is still undecided - only the Round Rock Express (AAA Astros) have claimed a playoff spot by winning the Southern Division. The Nashville Sounds hold the upper hand in the Northern Division playoff race. Keep reading this web page for all the PCL Playoff coverage as well as coverage of the Triple-A Championship game between the International League champion and the Pacific Coast League champion. . . . Jason Hirsh of the Round Rock Express (AAA Astros) was named the 2006 Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year. Hirsh went 13-2 with a 2.10 ERA with the Express before he was promoted to Houston on August 12th. . . . Pitching probables for the series finale are RHP Jeff Fulchino (5-10, 4.35) for the Isotopes and LHP Zach Jackson (4-5, 3.79) for the Sounds.

Filed 08/30/2006
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