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2017 News and Game Summary Archive

August 14, 2017 - Isotopes (60-61)

Isotopes Park

Fresno       100 001 001 --  3   8  0
Albuquerque  200 000 05x --  7  12  0

WP: Scott Oberg (1-0)
LP: Dayan Diaz (4-2) 

HR: FRE Jack Mayfield (6) off Almonte (6th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:10
ATT: 9,054
In a game that was delayed two hours and five minutes due to rain in the 8th inning and finished just before midnight, the Isotopes offense erupted for five runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to snap a 2-2 tie and eventually won 7-3 over the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) in the series finale at "The Lab" on Monday evening.

After Fresno's Preston Tucker brought home a run with a sacrifice flyout in the top of the 1st inning, the Isotopes took a 2-1 lead in the bottom half of the frame. With two outs, Mike Tauchman and Noel Cuevas singled and Ryan Howard followed with a two-run double for his first Isotope RBIs.

Jack Mayfield solo homered in the 6th inning as Fresno knotted the game at 2-2.

After the rain delay ended, the Isotopes loaded the bases with no outs. After Howard struck out, Cristhian Adames had a two-run single and Tony Wolters two-run doubled. A batter later, Daniel Castro singled home a run to make it 7-2.

Fresno plated their final run in the 9th inning on a groundout.

Isotopes Starter Line: Yency Almonte - 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, WP, 45 GS, 5.09 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 1x4 (.362), 1 BB
Jordan Patterson: 2x5 (.286), 1 R, 1 2B (28), 1 K, GIDP
Yency Almonte: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 5.09 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled P Chad Bettis and optioned P Carlos Estevez to Albuquerque. . . . Scott Oberg earned the victory in tonight's game and became the 21st different Isotope pitcher to earn a win this season. . . . Yency Almonte had his second quality start of the season and tossed 114 pitches, the most for an Isotopes starter this season. . . . Albuquerque and Fresno split the series 2-2 and 27,947 attended at "The Lab" for a three-gate average of 9,316. One gate was lost due to Friday's postponement. . . . Tonight's game was the final regular season matchup between the Isotopes and Grizzlies. Albuquerque went 4-4 at Isotopes Park and 1-7 in Fresno to win 5 of the 16 games in the season series. Fresno leads the all-time series 66-42, including a 28-24 advantage over Albuquerque in games at Isotopes Park. . . . A pair of Reno Aces took the PCL Weekly Awards. The Hitter of the Week is Zach Borenstein. Borenstein hit .458 for the award week (11x24) with 4 homers and 12 RBI. Jake Buchanan is the Pitcher of the Week. Buchanan made two starts and went 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA. In 13 innings of work, Buchanan allowed 5 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks and fanned 6. . . . The Isotopes head on the road for an eight game roadtrip, starting with four games against the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) starting Tuesday evening. Probables are RHP Matt Flemer (7-6, 5.96) for the Isotopes and RHP Chris Huffman (0-1, 8.10) for the Chihuahuas.

Filed 08/14/2017

August 13, 2017 - Isotopes (59-61)

Isotopes Park

Fresno       000 000 100 --   1   4  0
Albuquerque  032 215 90x --  22  24  1

WP: Zach Jemiola (5-3)
LP: Trent Thornton (6-3)

HR: ABQ Cristhian Adames (10) off Thornton (3rd inning, 2R)
    ABQ Tom Murphy (4) off Garcia (7th inning, 3R)
    ABQ Tony Wolters (2) off Comer (7th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:11
ATT: 7,811
Too bad some excess runs do not carry over to the following game. A night after scoring four total runs while being swept in a doubleheader, the Isotopes offense erupted for a season-high 22 runs in a 22-1 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) on Sunday evening at "The Lab".

After being kept off the scoreboard in the 1st inning, the run-scoring onslaught started in the 2nd inning. Tony Wolters doubled home a run and Rafael Ynoa had a two-run single.

Cristhian Adames two-run homered in the 3rd inning and in the 4th inning, Raimel Tapia's sacrifice flyout and Mike Tauchman's RBI double brought home two more runs to give the Isotopes a 7-0 lead.

Wolters doubled and scored on Ynoa's single in the 5th inning and the Isotopes plated five more runs in the 6th inning. Noel Cuevas drew a bases loaded walk to plate a run, Adames cleared the bases with a three-run double and Ynoa singled home a run.

Jack Mayfield singled home Fresno's only run of the game in the 7th inning.

Albuquerque had their largest inning of the season after the 7th inning stretch, plating nine runs. Tom Murphy led off the scoring with a RBI single, Cuevas singled home two runs, Wolters had a two-run homer, Tapia RBI singled and Murphy in his second at-bat of the inning delivered a three-run homer.

Isotopes Starter Line: Zach Jemiola (W, 5-3) 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 74 GS, 5.88 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 4x4 (.365), 3 R, 1 2B (18), 2 RBI (27), 1 BB, SF
Tom Murphy: 2x5 (.264), 3 R, 1 HR (4), 4 RBI (18), 1 BB


'TOPES NOTES:
P Nelson Gonzalez was activated from the Disabled List and P Juan Ciriaco was placed on the Disabled List. . . . Cristhian Adames was a triple short of hitting for the cycle and he had 5 RBI in the game, the fifth Isotope with five or more RBI in a game this season. . . . Albuquerque had a franchise-best largest winning margin (21 runs). The Isotopes' 24 hits in tbe game was one short of the season high of 25 (an extra-inning contest) and their 22 runs scored was one short of the franchise record for most runs scored in a game. . . . Raimel Tapia, Mike Tauchman and Rafael Ynoa all had four hits in the game, the same number of hits as the Grizzlies as a team had. . . . Ryan Howard went 1x6 with a double and a run scored in his Isotopes debut. . . . Zach Jemiola had his fourth quality start of the season tonight. . . . The Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals) became the first PCL club to clinch a division when they clinched the American Conference Southern Division. The Redbirds clinched the title with their 80th victory and they are 39 games over the .500 mark. With their clinching, the Nashville Sounds (AAA Athletics), Round Rock Express (AAA Rangers), and Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA Brewers) won't be making the PCL postseason. . . . The series concludes Monday evening. Probables are RHP Yency Almonte (1-0, 5.82) for the Isotopes and LHP Kent Emmanuel (1-1, 6.93) for the Grizzlies.

Filed 08/13/2017

August 12, 2017 - DH2 - Isotopes (58-61)

Isotopes Park

Fresno       102 020 0 --  5  8  0
Albuquerque  100 110 0 --  3  9  0

WP: Jordan Jankowski (2-3)
LP: Thad Weber (1-6)
SV: Jumbo Diaz (2)
	
TIME: 2:24
ATT: 11,082
The Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) took the nightcap of a doubleheader 5-3 to earn a sweep and the Isotopes' playoff chances took a hit, going from a a tie for first place at the start of the doubleheader to 1.5 games back at the end of the doubleheader.

Both teams tallied a run in the 1st inning. Garrett Stubbs singled home a run for Fresno and in the bottom half of the frame, Mike Tauchman two-out doubled and scored on Noel Cuevas' triple.

A groundout and an AJ Reed RBI single gave Fresno a commanding 3-1 lead in the 3rd inning.

Jordan Patterson singled and scored on Tom Murphy's double in the 4th inning as the Isotopes edged to 3-2 before Fresno's Stubbs singled home two runs in the 5th inning to give the Grizzlies a three-run lead at 5-2.

Raimel Tapia singled and scored on Cuevas' double in the home half of the 5th inning as the Isotopes were able to come no closer than 5-3.

Isotopes Starter Line: Thad Weber (L, 1-6) 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 40 GS, 8.18 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 2x4 (.352), 1 R, 1 3B (6)
Jordan Patterson: 1x3 (.285), 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Tom Murphy: 1x3 (.257), 1 2B (8), 1 RBI (14), 1 K
Jerry Vasto: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 6.50 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies signed free agent IF Ryan Howard to a minor league contract and assigned him to Albuquerque. Howard's fame came with the Phillies and has many accolades, including the NL Rookie of the Year in 2005, a three-time All-Star, the 2006 National League MVP, and has one World Series ring with the 2008 Phillies. Howard's 2017 season until joining the Isotopes was a 11 game stint with the Gwinnett Braves (AAA Braves) in the International League where he hit .184 with 1 homer and 5 RBI before being released on May 8th. . . . Ryan McMahon made MLB history tonight in his Rockies debut, inking his name onto the all-time MLB roster of about 18,750 players. Entering the game as a pinch-hitter in the 8th inning with two outs, McMahon flew out to near the warning track in center field at Marlins Park. . . . Albuquerque doesn't have any recent luck with Fresno in doubleheaders. The Grizzlies and Isotopes had a doubleheader in 2016 at Isotopes Park and the Grizzlies also swept the Isotopes. . . . The Isotopes are 3 games below .500, tying their season-worst low-water mark. With a 14-16 record since the Triple-A All-Star Break, the Isotopes are going to start having to string together some wins to win the division since they are 1.5 games back of the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) with 22 games left to play. . . . The Isotopes have gone 4 games without a homer, their longest homerless streak of the season. . . . Isotopes pitcher Thad Weber picked up his fifth straight losing pitching decision tonight. . . . Game three of the series in Sunday evening, weather permitting. Probables are RHP Zach Jemiola (4-3, 6.48) for the Isotopes and RHP Trent Thornton (6-2, 5.24) for the Grizzlies.

Filed 08/12/2017

August 12, 2017 - DH1 - Isotopes (58-60)

Isotopes Park

Fresno       002 000 0 --  2  3  0
Albuquerque  001 000 0 --  1  8  1

WP: Rogelio Armenteros (6-1)
LP: Ryan Carpenter (7-9)
SV: Brendan McCurry (4)

HR: FRE Tyler White (20) off Carpenter (3rd inning, 2R)

TIME: 2:16 
Ryan Carpenter tossed Albuquerque's first complete game of the season and one pitch cost him the victory as the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) defeated the Isotopes 2-1 in the opener of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at "The Lab".

All of the scoring happened in the 3rd inning. Tyler White two-run homered for the Grizzlies and in the bottom half, Rosell Herrera walked, stole second base and scored on Noel Cuevas' single.

Albuquerque had a great opportunity to win the game in the bottom of the 7th inning. After two quick outs, Cuevas doubled, Jordan Patterson was hit by a pitch and both runners advanced a base on a wild pitch. Derrik Gibson drew a walk before Rafael Ynoa flied out to end the threat and the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter (L, 7-9) 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 68 GS, 4.50 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x3 (.285), 2 K


'TOPES NOTES:
The Isotopes left 12 runners on base, squandering many scoring opportunities in the game. . . . Ryan Carpenter had Albuquerque's first complete game since Eddie Butler tossed one in the first game of a doubleheader against Las Vegas on August 9, 2016. Carpenter has lost his last three pitching decisions and leads the club with 9 losses. On the positive side, Carpenter had his 13th quality start of the season and he allowed 3 hits, tying the Isotope team mark for the fewest hits allowed to an opponent in a game at Isotopes Park this season. . . . Fresno starter Rogelio Armenteros fanned 10 Isotope batters in his five innings of work.

Filed 08/12/2017

August 11, 2017 - Postponed, Wet Grounds


A day after having a game cancelled due to wet grounds in New Orleans, the Isotopes returned home and had their contest with the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) postponed due to wet grounds. The game will be made up as a doubleheader of seven-inning contests on Saturday starting at 4:35 PM. There is still rain in the forecast for Albuquerque through the weekend series but the chances of precipitation are lower on Saturday before increasing on Sunday and Monday.

A strong shower hit Albuquerque in the afternoon, flooding parts of Isotopes Park and delivering over an inch of rain in a two-hour period to other areas in Albuquerque. Groundskeepers worked hard to try to get the field playable before more rain showers moved into Albuquerque around first pitch time causing a rain delay and eventual postponement.

Fresno had an awful travel day with their flight to Albuquerque diverted to Santa Fe due to the weather in Albuquerque. The Grizzlies then boarded a bus and made the approximately one hour drive to Albuquerque and arrived at Isotopes Park about an hour before the scheduled 7:05 PM first pitch time.

Despite not playing for two days, the Isotopes find themselves in a first place tie with the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) as the Bees lost on Friday evening.

If Albuquerque is going to claim a division title, they are going to have to do it without their best hitter as the Rockies purchased the contract of IF Ryan McMahon. To free up 40-man roster room for McMahon, the Rockies designated P Sam Moll for assignment. OF Raimel Tapia was optioned to Albuquerque to free up 25-man roster space on the Rockies roster. In one final Isotopes transaction, P Thad Weber was activated from the Isotopes' disabled list.


Filed 08/11/2017

August 10, 2017 - Canc., Wet Grounds



The series finale between the Isotopes and New Orleans Baby Cakes (AAA Marlins) was cancelled due to wet grounds. Since this was to be the final matchup of the regular season between the two clubs, the game will not be made up and the Isotopes will play a 141 game schedule this season. It was the first road game of the season not played due to weather.

It was not the first time the Isotopes had a series finale cancelled due to weather in Metarie, Louisiana. A game between the Isotopes and then-Zephyrs was cancelled due to rain in 2006 and also not made up.

While the Isotopes did not get to play on the field, it was not a total loss as the division-leading Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) lost their contest Thursday evening so the Isotopes moved to a half-game back in the division with 24 Isotope games left to play.

The Isotopes went 1-2 in the series and 16,008 fans attended at the Shrine on Airline for a per-game average of 5,336.

Tonight's game closed the only regular season series between the two clubs. While Albuquerque has not done well all-time in Metarie (41-56 record), Albuquerque leads the all-time series with New Orleans 99-91.

Tonight's game also closed Albuquerque's regular season version of "interleague" play with the Isotopes going 15-16 against American Conference opponents (9-7 vs. the American Conference Northern Division and 6-9 against the American Conference Southern Division).

Albuquerque returns home Friday for a quick four-game homestand against the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros). The Isotopes have yet to name a probable, but it would not be surprising if tonight's scheduled starter LHP Ryan Carpenter (7-8, 4.61) was pushed back a day. The Grizzlies are expected to counter with RHP Rogelio Armenteros (5-1, 2.97).


Filed 08/10/2017

August 9, 2017 - Isotopes (58-59)

Shrine on Airline

Albuquerque  000 010 004 --  5  10  1
New Orleans  200 000 000 --  2   8  1

WP: Matt Flemer (7-6)
LP: Tayron Guerrero (0-2)
SV: James Farris (2)

HR: NRL Chris Parmalee (6) off Howard (1st inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:28
ATT: 4,965
The Isotopes offense did not do much in the game and it appeared Albuquerque was on their way to another loss when the offense erupted for four runs with two outs in the 9th inning and claimed a 5-2 victory over the New Orleans Baby Cakes (AAA Marlins) on Wednesday evening in Metarie, Louisiana. Albuquerque snapped a four-game losing streak and closed to a game behind the division leading Salt Lake Bees who lost on Wednesday.

After spotting the Baby Cakes a 2-0 lead on a Chris Parmalee two-run 1st inning homer, the Isotopes got on the scoreboard in the 5th inning. Daniel Castro was hit by a pitch and later scored on Ryan McMahon's single.

In the big 9th inning that sent Albuquerque to victory, consecutive two-out singles from Derrik Gibson, McMahon and Noel Cuevas brought home a run to knot the game at 2-2. Jordan Patterson drew a walk to load the bases and Cristhian Adames cleared them with a triple. Tony Wolters grounded out to strand Adames on third base and end the rally.

Isotopes Starter Line: Sam Howard - 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 51 GS, 3.88 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x3 (.287), 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, HBP
Ryan McMahon: 3x5 (.375), 1 R, 1 RBI (50), 1 K
Sam Howard: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 3.88 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Ryan McMahon picked up his 50th Isotope RBI in his 59th Isotope game. . . . The Isotopes had 10 hits in the game, yet Cristhian Adames' 9th inning triple was their only extra base hit. . . . Matt Flemer's 7th victory tied Ryan Carpenter for the team lead in victories. . . . The victory was Albuquerque's 9th of the season when the game winning run was scored in their last time at-bat. . . . Isotope starter Sam Howard picked up his fourth quality start of the season tonight. . . . The series finale is Thursday evening. Probables are LHP Ryan Carpenter (7-8, 4.61) for the Isotopes and RHP Scott Copeland (8-10, 5.57) for the 'Cakes.

Filed 08/09/2017

August 8, 2017 - Isotopes (57-59)

Shrine on Airline

Albuquerque  000 000 000 --  0   2  2
New Orleans  000 010 17x --  9  10  1 

WP: William Cuevas (2-4)
LP: Chad Bettis (0-3) 

HR: NRL Ramon Cabrera (4) off Bettis (5th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:34
ATT: 5,561
Isotopes starter Chad Bettis was not bad in his first outing with the Isotopes after his MLB rehabilitation assignment ended and he was sent to Albuquerque. Bettis allowed a run in 5 innings and received no run support from his teammates as the Albuquerque offense was shut out and held to two hits in a 9-0 loss to the New Orleans Baby Cakes (AAA Marlins) on a rainy night in Metarie, Louisiana.

Bettis gave up his only run of the game in the 5th inning when he allowed a solo homer to Ramon Cabrera.

Isotopes reliever Jerry Vasto gave up a run in the 7th inning on Eury Perez's sacrifice flyout.

New Orleans added insult to injury with a seven-run 8th inning against Isotope relievers Jairo Diaz and Sam Moll. Brian Anderson drew a bases-loaded walk, Cabrera had a bases-clearing three-run double, and Perez, Chad Hinshaw and Steve Lombardozzi Jr. each had RBI singles.

Only one Isotope runner made it to third base in the game. Mike Tauchman doubled to lead off the 7th inning, went to third base on a groundout and had to hold up at third base on a wild pitch with two outs in the inning ahead of Jordan Patterson striking out, stranding Tauchman at third base.

Isotopes Starter Line: Chad Bettis (L, 0-3) 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 57 GS, 4.82 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x3 (.286), 2 K
Ryan McMahon: 0x4 (.370)
Tom Murphy: 1x3 (.255), 1 K, E (4)
Sam Moll: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 4.18 ERA
Jerry Vasto: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 6.38 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
There were two rain delays in the contest. The start of the game was delayed one hour by rain and then the game was interrupted again in the 6th inning for 26 minutes due to another passing rain shower. . . . There was a matchup of no-relation Cuevas' in the game - pitcher William Cuevas of the Baby Cakes and right fielder Noel Cuevas of the Isotopes. Noel struck out both times against William in the game. . . . The Isotopes were shut out for the 6th time this season and the shutout tonight was tied for the worst shutout loss of the season (9 runs). . . . Isotopes pitching tied a season worst for most runs given up in an inning (7 runs in the 8th inning). . . . New Orleans' Ramon Cabrera was a triple short of hitting for the cycle. . . . Game three of the series is Wednesday evening. Probables are LHP Sam Howard (4-2, 3.98) for the Isotopes and RHP Tom Koehler (1-1, 1.69) for the Baby Cakes.

Filed 08/08/2017

August 7, 2017 - Isotopes (57-58)

Shrine on Airline

Albuquerque  020 200 100 0 --  5   6  2
New Orleans  011 110 001 1 --  6  11  1

WP: Victor Payano (4-3)
LP: Austin House (6-2)

HR: ABQ Ryan McMahon (13) off Bencomo (5th inning, 2R) 

    NRL Cal Towey (3) off Almonte (2nd inning, S)
    NRL Brian Anderson (5) off Almonte (3rd inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:27
ATT: 5,482
The Isotopes played the newly-branded New Orleans Baby Cakes (AAA Marlins) for the first time Monday evening and the Baby Cakes scored a run in the 9th inning to send the game to extra innings and then plated the game winner on a walkoff single in the bottom of the 10th inning to defeat the Isotopes 6-5. Albuquerque has lost three straight games and fell to two games back in the division race.

In the 2nd inning, Noel Cuevas singled and scored on Jordan Patterson's triple. Cristhian Adames followed with a sacrifice flyout to bring home Patterson for a 2-0 Isotopes lead.

Cal Towey solo homered in the 2nd inning, Brian Anderson solo homered in the 3rd inning and a run scored on a fielding error in the 4th inning as the Baby Cakes plated single runs in consecutive innings to build a 3-2 lead.

Ryan McMahon two-run homered to give the Isotopes the lead back at 4-3 in the 5th inning but it was short-lived as the Baby Cakes got a run on Austin Nola's single in the home half of the nning to tie the game at 4-4.

Albuquerque regained the lead for the final time in the 8th inning when Rosell Herrera singled, McMahon walked and Cuevas laid down a sacrifice bunt. A throwing error on the play allowed Herrera to score for a 5-4 Isotopes lead.

The Baby Cakes tied the game on a throwing error in the 9th inning and in the 10th inning with two outs, consecutive singles from Anderson, Towey and Eury Perez plated the game winning run.

Isotopes Starter Line: Yency Almonte - 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 6 K, 2 HR, BK, 32 GS, 5.82 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.289), 1 R, 1 3B (6), 1 RBI (81), 1 K, E (9)
Ryan McMahon: 1x4 (.377), 1 R, 1 HR (13), 2 RBI (49), 1 BB
Yency Almonte: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 6 K, 2 HR, BK, 5.82 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
P Nelson Gonzalez was placed on the Disabled List. . . . Albuquerque played in their third extra inning contest out of the last six games and is 6-7 in extra inning contests this season. . . . The Isotopes have lost back-to-back games when their opponent scored the game winning run in their last time at-bat. . . . Albuquerque is below the .500 mark for the first time since July 9th. . . . With a 13-13 record since the Triple-A All-Star Break, it's been difficult for the Isotopes to take advantage of Salt Lake's recent woes and take command of the division. . . . The PCL Player of the Month for July is Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) slugger Dominic Smith. Smith led the PCL in July in runs (28) and was second in the league in extra-base hits (21), total bases (79), slugging (.725) and OPS (1.162). Smith reached base safely in 24 of the 26 games during the month. . . . Bryan Rodriguez of the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Rodriguez won a complete game shutout in his only start of the award week, allowing 5 hits, no walks and fanned 3 batters. . . . Breyvic Valera of the Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals) is the PCL Hitter of the Week. Valera hit .483 (14x29) with 2 homers and 7 RBI in six games. . . . Game two of the series is Tuesday evening. Probables are RHP Chad Bettis (0-2, 5.93) for the Isotopes and RHP William Cuevas (1-4, 4.50) for the Baby Cakes.

Filed 08/07/2017

August 6, 2017 - Isotopes (57-57)

Dell Diamond

Albuquerque  000 210 010 --  4   6  2
Round Rock   000 002 21x --  5  13  1

WP: Sam Wolff (2-2)
LP: James Farris (1-2)
SV: Preston Claiborne (15)

HR: ABQ Rosell Herrera (3) off Ledbetter (5th inning, S)

    RR Willie Calhoun (26) off Jemiola (6th inning, 2R)
    RR Willie Calhoun (27) off Farris (8th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:47
ATT: 9,060
The umpires erred in a play that ended up being the runs that made the difference as the Isotopes fell to the Round Rock Express (AAA Rangers) 5-4 on Sunday evening in Round Rock. The division-leading Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) lost so the umpire blunder cost the Isotopes a first place tie with the Bees.

The Isotopes had no hits until the 4th inning when Mike Tauchman led off the frame with a double and scored an out later on Ryan McMahon's double. A batter later, Cristhian Adames singled home McMahon. Rosell Herrera added a solo homer in the 5th inning as the Isotopes led 3-0.

The umpires' blunder occured in the 6th inning. Jared Hoying doubled and Willie Calhoun singled off the top of the right-center field wall scoring Hoying. Round Rock manager Jason Wood asked the umpires to gather to reconsider the call and a few moments later, the umpires erroneously ruled a two-run homer that edged the Express to 3-2.

Drew Stubbs and Doug Bernier singled home runs after the 7th inning stretch to give Round Rock a 4-3 lead.

With the bases loaded and one out in the 8th inning, Adames' sacrifice fly tied the game at 4-4 but the Express regained the lead in the bottom of the 8th inning on a properly called Calhoun solo homer.

Isotopes Starter Line: Zach Jemiola - 6 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 51 GS, 6.48 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Ryan McMahon: 1x2 (.379), 1 R, 1 2B (21), 1 RBI (47), 2 BB
Tom Murphy: 0x4 (.253), 2 K


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies optioned P Shane Carle to Albuquerque when they activated P Jake McGee. . . . The Isotopes are at the .500 mark for the first time since July 22nd. . . . Albuquerque suffered their 20th 1-run loss of the season. . . . Zach Jemiola had his third quality start of the season. . . . Earning the victory for Round Rock in tonight's game was former University of New Mexico baseball player Sam Wolff. . . . Round Rock's Willie Calhoun homered in three of the four games in the series and had a total of four homers. . . . The Express took three out of the four games in the series and 38,604 attended at Dell Diamond for a per-game average of 9,651. . . . Tonight's contest was the final 2017 regular season contest between the Isotopes and Express and the Isotopes are 32-48 all-time in games played in Round Rock. The all-time Albuquerque record against Round Rock is 79-81. . . . The New Orleans Zephyrs (AAA Marlins) are the first PCL team to be eliminated from playoff contention. The Zephyrs were eliminated in the American Conference Southern Division where the Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals) are 35 games above the breakeven mark in commanding the league's best record. . . . The Isotopes finish their stretch of play against American Conference opponents when they go to New Orleans for a four-game series against the New Orleans Baby Cakes (AAA Marlins). Probables in the opener are RHP Yency Almonte (1-0, 5.25) for the Isotopes and RHP Omar Bencomo (0-1, 4.50) for the Baby Cakes.

Filed 08/06/2017

August 5, 2017 - Isotopes (57-56)

Dell Diamond

Albuquerque  000 012 000 --  3   4  0
Round Rock   015 100 00x --  7  10  0

WP: Clayton Blackburn (5-2)
LP: Ryan Carpenter (7-8)

HR: ABQ Noel Cuevas (15) off Blackburn (5th inning, S)
    ABQ Mike Tauchman (16) off Blackburn (6th inning, 2R)

    RR Willie Calhoun (25) off Carpenter (3rd inning, 3R)
	
TIME: 2:49
ATT: 10,012
The Isotopes blew a golden opportunity to move into a first place tie. Division-leading Salt Lake lost and the Isotopes had one of their hottest starters on the mound but Ryan Carpenter had an off-night, allowing 6 runs in 2 2/3 innings and the Isotopes could only muster four hits in a 7-3 loss to the Round Rock Express (AAA Rangers) in Round Rock on Saturday evening. The Isotopes remain one game back in the division.

Round Rock's Tyler Smith doubled home a run in the 2nd inning, the Express scored five times in the 3rd inning highlighted by Willie Calhoun's three-run homer and Will Middlebrooks singled home a run in the 4th inning as the Express led 7-0.

After being no-hit through the first four frames, Noel Cuevas' solo homer in the 5th inning broke up the no-hitter and Mike Tauchman added a two-run homer in the 6th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter (L, 7-8) 2.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 13 GS, 4.61 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x4 (.289), 2 K
Ryan McMahon: 0x4 (.378), 3 K
Tom Murphy: 0x3 (.263), 1 K
Sam Moll: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 4.05 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies had several transactions involving the Isotopes Saturday. P Chad Bettis was recalled from his MLB rehabilitation assignment and then optioned to Albuquerque. P Scott Oberg was also optioned to Albuquerque and P Carlos Estevez and P Shane Carle were both recalled to Colorado. . . . Ryan Carpenter earned his team-leading 8th loss of the season tonight. . . . The series wraps up Sunday evening. Probables are RHP Zach Jemiola (4-3, 6.88) for the Isotopes and RHP David Ledbetter (2-2, 4.15) for the E-train.

Filed 08/05/2017

August 4, 2017 - Isotopes (57-55)

Dell Diamond

Albuquerque  000 000 000 1 --  1  6  0
Round Rock   000 000 000 0 --  0  4  0

WP: Matt Flemer (6-6)
LP: Preston Claiborne (3-1)
SV: Austin House (3)

TIME: 3:11
ATT: 11,013
Sam Howard, Matt Flemer and Austin House combined on a 4-hit shutout and it took 10 innings for either team to get on the scoreboard as Albuquerque claimed a 1-0 extra inning victory over the Round Rock Express (AAA Rangers) on Friday evening in Round Rock. Albuquerque moves to a game back in the division with their victory and a Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) loss.

In the 10th inning that sent the Isotopes to victory, Tom Murphy drew a one-out walk and after Cristian Adames struck out, Tony Wolters tripled to score Murphy.

Isotopes Starter Line: Sam Howard - 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 74 GS, 3.98 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x3 (.292), 1 BB, 2 K
Ryan McMahon: 0x4 (.384), 2 K
Tom Murphy: 0x3 (.272), 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Sam Howard: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 3.98 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recently placed C Dustin Garneau on waivers and today Garneau left the Rockies organization, having been claimed by the Oakland Athletics. IF Juan Ciriaco was activated from the Isotopes' Disabled List. . . . Ryan McMahon went 0x4 to snap a 11-game hitting streak. It was McMahon's second hitting streak of 10 or more games since joining the Isotopes in June. . . . Albuquerque had their second 1-0 game of the season tonight and the Isotopes are 1-1 in those games. It was the second 1-0 game in franchise history to go extra innings and both of them occurred in Round Rock. Tonight's win was much better than the outcome of that other game on August 27, 2007 when Albuquerque lost to the Express, also in 10 innings. . . . The Isotopes evened their extra inning record to 6-6. . . . Albuquerque batters struck out a season-worst 15 times in the game. . . . Sam Howard had his third quality start of the season tonight. . . . The Isotopes pitching staff has five shutouts this season. . . . In Game three of the series Saturday evening, LHP Ryan Carpenter (7-7, 4.26) is expected to start for Albuquerque while Round Rock has yet to name a starter.

Filed 08/04/2017

August 3, 2017 - Isotopes (56-55)

Dell Diamond

Albuquerque  000 100 000 --  1   3  1
Round Rock   103 100 01x --  6  10  0

WP: Tyler Wagner (3-9)
LP: Chad Bettis (0-2)

HR: ABQ Ryan McMahon (12) off Wagner (4th inning, S)

    RR Willie Calhoun (24) off Bettis (1st inning, S) 
	
TIME: 2:34
ATT: 8,519
Isotopes starter Chad Bettis made another MLB rehabilitation assignment start and allowed 5 runs (3 earned) in 5 2/3 innings and the Round Rock Express (AAA Rangers) plated four runs early in the game and cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Isotopes in the series opener in Round Rock Thursday evening.

Willie Calhoun solo homered in the 1st inning and in the 3rd inning, Jared Hoying and Calhoun singled home runs and Will Middlebrooks brought home a run with a sacrifice flyout as the Express led 4-0.

Albuquerque's lone run came on a Ryan McMahon solo homer in the 4th inning.

Round Rock's Doug Bernier brought home a run with a sacrifice flyout in the 4th inning and Pete Kozma singled home the Express' final run in the 8th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Chad Bettis (L, 0-2) 5.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 38 GS, 5.93 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x3 (.294), 1 BB, 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 1x3 (.391), 1 R, 1 HR (12), 1 RBI (46), 1 BB
Tom Murphy: 0x4 (.281), 1 K
Jerry Vasto: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 6.47 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Chad Bettis: (L, 0-2) 5.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 5.93 ERA

Bettis made his third Isotopes rehab start and faced 27 batters, tossed 84 pitches (55 for strikes) and had 4 groundouts and 7 flyouts.


'TOPES NOTES:
OF David Dahl was placed on the Disabled List retroactive to August 1st. . . . Former-Isotope and current Round Rock manager Jason Wood picked up his 500th managerial victory with the Express' win tonight. . . . Ryan McMahon hit safely to extend his hitting streak to 11 games. . . . The Isotopes released their 2018 home schedule today and there will be 70 home games in 2018 as the PCL trims their league schedule by two more games from 142 this season to 140 next season to give the players a couple more days off during the approximately five month long season. The Isotopes Independence Day promotion will be July 4th (instead of July 3rd like half the PCL) and there will be a home game on Father's Day. The Isotopes open the season at home on April 10th against the Las Vegas 51s and the opening homestand is seven games. There will be 33 home weekend games and the home schedule concludes August 27th. The Isotopes road schedule, game times and promotions will be announced at a later date. . . . Game two of the series is Friday evening. Probables are LHP Sam Howard (4-2, 4.50) for the Isotopes and RHP Anthony Bass (1-2, 4.50) for the E-train.

Filed 08/03/2017

August 1, 2017 - Isotopes (56-54)

Isotopes Park

Iowa         201 021 000 000 --  6  10  1
Albuquerque  002 003 010 001 --  7  10  0

WP: Austin House (6-1)
LP: Dillon Maples (1-2)

HR: IWA John Andreoli (10) off Almonte (1st inning, S)
    IWA John Andreoli (11) off Almonte (3rd inning, S)
    IWA Cael Brockmeyer (1) off Almonte (1st inning, S)

    ABQ Derrik Gibson (5) off Perez (3rd inning, 2R)
    ABQ Jordan Patterson (22) off Rollins (6th inning, 3R)
    ABQ Tom Murphy (3) off Pena (8th inning, S)
	
TIME: 4:01
ATT: 4,618
The Isotopes scored all six of their runs in regulation using the longball, but it was a sacrifice flyout in the bottom of the 12th inning that gave the Isotopes a series-ending 7-6 victory over the Iowa Cubs (AAA Cubs) at "The Lab" on Tuesday afternoon.

Iowa got a leadoff homer from John Andreoli and a solo homer from Cael Brockmeyer two outs later in the 1st inning and Andreoli had another solo homer in the 3rd inning as Iowa built a 3-0 lead.

Mike Tauchman two-out singled and scored on Derrik Gibson's homer in the bottom half of the 3rd inning as Albuquerque closed to 3-2.

Iowa's Jemile Weeks had a RBI ground-rule double and another run scored on a groundout in the 5th inning. Cubs starter Williams Perez added a RBI single in the 6th inning as Iowa led 6-2.

Albuquerque's comeback started in the home half of the 6th inning. Ryan McMahon drew a two-out walk, Noel Cuevas followed with a walk and Jordan Patterson three-run homered. Tom Murphy's solo homer in the 8th inning tied the game at 6-6.

The game remained knotted until the 12th inning when McMahon and Cuevas singled with one out and Patterson had a walkoff sacrifice flyout.

Isotopes Starter Line: Yency Almonte - 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3 HR, 20 GS, 5.25 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 2x5 (.297), 1 R, 1 2B (27), 1 HR (22), 4 RBI (80), 1 K, SF
Ryan McMahon: 1x5 (.392), 2 R, 1 BB
Tom Murphy: 2x5 (.294), 1 R, 1 HR (3), 1 RBI (13), 1 K
Yency Almonte: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3 HR, 5.25 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Ryan McMahon extended his hitting streak to 10 games. . . . The Isotopes had their sixth walkoff win of the season. . . . Albuquerque batters struck out a season-worst 13 times. . . . Iowa's John Andreoli leadoff homered for the second game in a row. It was at least the second time in Isotopes franchise history than an opponent batter led off the game with a homer in back-to-back contests. . . . The Cubs and Isotopes split the series 2-2 and 32,236 attended at Isotopes Park for a per-game average of 8,059. . . . Today's game concluded the only series of the regular season for the Cubs and Isotopes. Albuquerque holds a 59-37 all-time advantage in games played at Isotopes Park and the all-time Cubs/Isotopes series is knotted at 96 wins apiece. . . . After an day off Wednesday, the Isotopes go on the road for eight games to finish play against American Conference opponents. The first four games are in Round Rock, Texas against the Round Rock Express (AAA Rangers). Neither team has listed a probable.

Filed 08/01/2017

July 31, 2017 - Isotopes (55-54)

Isotopes Park

Iowa          100 400 000 --  5   9  1
Albuquerque   000 010 101 --  3  10  1

WP: Eddie Butler (2-0)
LP: Zach Jemiola (4-3)
SV: Matt Carasiti (19)

HR: IWA John Andreoli (9) off Jemiola (1st inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:55
ATT: 7,352
The start of the game was delayed an hour and 5 minutes due to the field preparation after afternoon rain showers, the Iowa Cubs (AAA Cubs) had a game leadoff homer and then the Cubs plated four runs in the 4th inning to put the game away in a 5-3 victory over the Isotopes on Monday evening at "The Lab". Albuquerque fell to two games back in the division with the loss.

John Andreoli's leadoff solo homer in the 1st inning and Chesny Young's two-run double, former-Isotope and Cubs starter Eddie Butler's RBI sacrifice bunt and a run-scoring fielders choice in the 4th inning gave the Cubs a 5-0 lead.

Isotopes pinch-hitter Rosell Herrera had a RBI single in the 5th inning, a run scored on a throwing error in the 7th inning and Rafael Ynoa had a sacrifice flyout in the 9th inning to account for the Isotopes' three runs.

Isotopes Starter Line: Zach Jemiola (L, 4-3) 4.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 25 GS, 6.88 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.295), 1 R, 2 K
Ryan McMahon: 3x4 (.396), 1 K
Sam Moll: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 4.03 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Ryan McMahon is this week's PCL Hitter of the Week. McMahon hit .520 (13x25) with 2 homers and 8 RBI. McMahon has won the Hitter of the Week award twice this season, joining teammate Jordan Patterson in accomplishing the feat. There have been six Isotopes PCL weekly award winners (4 hitter, 2 pitcher) this season, tying the 2008 Isotopes franchise mark for the most league weekly award winners in a single season. . . . The Rockies optioned C Tony Wolters and P Carlos Estevez to Albuquerque. . . . Ryan McMahon extended his hitting streak to 9 games while Dustin Garneau hit safely to extend his streak to 8 games. . . . With July in the books, here's some Isotopes stats for the month of July: 16-13 record (10-8 at home, 6-5 on the road); .303 team batting average; 4.98 team ERA; 15 stolen bases, and 34 homers. At the end of July, the Isotopes led the league with a team .295 batting average. . . . John Andreoli was the third Isotope opponent batter to have a leadoff homer this season. . . . Jonathan Albaladejo of the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Albaladejo made two starts and went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA. In 11 1/3 innings, Albaladejo allowed no runs, 8 hits, 3 walks and fanned 10 batters. . . . The series finale is Tuesday afternoon. Probables are RHP Yency Almonte (1-0, 2.57) for the Isotopes and RHP Williams Perez (5-7, 5.06) for the I-Cubs.

Filed 07/31/2017

July 30, 2017 - Isotopes (55-53)

Isotopes Park

Iowa         002 100 020 --  5  11  1
Albuquerque  000 400 000 --  4   7  1

WP: Jack Leathersich (1-3)
LP: Jerry Vasto (3-2)
SV: Dillon Maples (1)

TIME: 3:03
ATT: 8,353
Isotopes starter Ryan Carpenter allowed 3 runs (2 earned) in six innings for another quality start but his great performance was wasted as the Iowa Cubs (AAA Cubs) plated a pair of runs in the 8th inning to come from behind to defeat the Isotopes 5-4 on Sunday evening at "The Lab". Albuquerque fell back into second place after one day tied atop the division after the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) won their contest Sunday to drop the Isotopes a game back.

Iowa's Taylor Davis doubled home two runs in the 2nd inning and Jemile Weeks had a RBI single in the 4th inning as the Cubs built a 3-0 lead.

Albuquerque did all their scoring in the home half of the 4th inning. Noel Cuevas singled home a run and Derrik Gibson came to the plate later in the frame with two outs and the bases-loaded and cleared them with a triple.

Stephen Bruno's two-out, two-run double proved to be the game winning runs for the Cubs in the 8th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter - 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, 57 GS, 4.26 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x4 (.296), 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 1x4 (.390), 1 R, 1 K
Tom Murphy: 0x3 (.288), 1 R, 1 BB
Jerry Vasto: (H, 6) (L, 3-2) 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 6.69 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies placed P Jake McGee on the disabled list and recalled P Zac Rosscup from Albuquerque. Due to the Rockies doubleheader on Sunday, P Carlos Estevez was recalled from Albuquerque to be Colorado's 26th roster man for the doubleheader against the Nationals. . . . The start of the game was delayed 56 minutes by a rain shower that arrived near the time of the first pitch. . . . Ryan Carpenter had his fourth straight quality start and 12th quality start of the season. . . . Ryan McMahon extended his hitting streak to 8 games. . . . The Isotopes are 9-19 in games decided by one run this season (7-8 in Isotopes Park 1-run games). . . . In game three of the series Monday evening, RHP Zach Jemiola (4-2, 6.80) is expected to face former-Isotope RHP Eddie Butler (1-0, 2.00).

Filed 07/30/2017

July 29, 2017 - Isotopes (55-52)

Isotopes Park

Iowa         000 000 001 --  1   6  1
Albuquerque  000 320 03x --  8  11  2

WP: Sam Howard (4-2)
LP: Aaron Brooks (5-9) 

HR: ABQ Ryan McMahon (11) off Brooks (4th inning, S)
    ABQ Jordan Patterson (20) off Brooks (4th inning, 2R)
    ABQ Jordan Patterson (21) off Floro (8th inning, S)
    ABQ Cristhian Adames (9) off Floro (8th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:52
ATT: 11,913
Jordan Patterson homered twice and drove in four runs, Albuquerque had four homers that accounted for six of their runs and the Isotopes had a near shutout, giving up the only run to the Iowa Cubs (AAA Cubs) with two outs in the 9th inning in Albuquerque's series-opening 8-1 victory on Saturday evening at "The Lab". The Isotopes hit the hay tonight in a first place tie in the division with the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels).

In the 4th inning, Ryan McMahon led off the half-inning with a homer. Noel Cuevas followed with a single and scored on Jordan Patterson's team-leading 20th homer of the season as the Isotopes led 3-0.

Albuquerque tacked two more onto the scoreboard in the 5th inning. David Dahl had a one-out single and scored on McMahon's double. Cuevas' single advanced McMahon to third base and Patterson had a sacrifice flyout to plate McMahon.

The Isotopes used more one-out magic to plate their final three runs of the game in the 8th inning. Patterson added to his team lead with his 21st homer of the season with one out. Tom Murphy singled and Cristhian Adames followed with a two-run homer.

The Cubs scored their only run in the 9th inning when Mark Zagunis doubled home a run.

Isotopes Starter Line: Sam Howard (W, 4-2) 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 63 GS, 4.50 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 2x3 (.299), 2 R, 2 HR (21), 4 RBI (76), SF
Ryan McMahon: 3x4 (.392), 2 R, 1 2B (20), 1 HR (11), 2 RBI (45), 2 E (7)
Tom Murphy: 1x4 (.299), 1 R, 2 K
Sam Howard: (W, 4-2) 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 4.50 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies had several moves on Saturday. P Greg Holland was activated from the Paternity leave list, P Jordan Lyles was designated for assignment, OF Raimel Tapia was recalled from the Isotopes and P Carlos Estevez was optioned to the Isotopes. OF Rosell Herrera was activated from the Isotopes' Disabled List. . . . The Isotopes are in first place (tied or outright) for the first time since May 28th. It is the 18th game of the season in which Albuquerque has been in first place at the end of the day's PCL action. . . . Jordan Patterson has 21 homers which exceeds the 19 home run output of last year's team leader Tom Murphy. Patterson now has more homers in a season for any Isotope since 2014 when Joc Pederson had 33 homers and Jamie Romak had 24 homers. Patterson had his fourth multi-homer game of the season tonight. . . . Mike Tauchman's 11 game hitting streak came to an end as he went 0x4 and was the only Isotope non-pitcher hitter to fail to record a hit in the game. Tauchman has four double-digit hitting streaks this season. . . . Ryan McMahon was a triple short of hitting for the cycle. It was the third time in an Isotopes uniform that McMahon just missed hitting for the cycle. . . . Game two of the series is Sunday evening. Isotopes LHP Ryan Carpenter (7-7, 4.33) is expected to face I-Cubs LHP Rob Zastryzny (1-1, 6.17).

Filed 07/29/2017

July 28, 2017 - Isotopes (54-52)

Isotopes Park

Omaha        010 012 010 --  5   7  0
Albuquerque  000 201 001 --  4  13  1

WP: Christian Binfird (4-8)
LP: Chad Bettis (0-1)
SV: Eric Stout (3)

HR: OMA Ryan O'Hearn (17) off Diaz (8th inning, S) 

    ABQ Noel Cuevas (14) off Binford (4th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:48
ATT: 9,028
Isotopes starter Chad Bettis allowed 4 runs (3 earned) in 5 1/3 innings before leaving the field alongside the trainer for an unknown reason and the Isotopes 9th inning rally fell short in a 5-4 series finale loss to the Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA Royals) at "The Lab" on Friday evening.

Garin Cecchini doubled home Omaha's first run of the game in the 2nd inning before Albuquerque took their only lead in the bottom of the 4th inning. Mike Tauchman tripled and scored on Ryan McMahon's groundout and Noel Cuevas followed with a solo homer.

Omaha's Logan Moon had a sacrifice flyout in the 5th inning to tie the game and Cam Gallagher doubled home a run and another run came home on an Isotope fielding error in the 6th inning as the Storm Chasers built a 4-2 lead.

Cristhian Adames doubled and scored a batter later on Daniel Castro's single in the home half of the 6th inning as the Isotopes edged to 4-3.

Omaha's Ryan O'Hearn solo homered in the 8th inning for an insurance run and in the bottom of the 9th inning, Derrik Gibson tripled and scored on Tauchman's groundout to bring the Isotopes back to a run down. McMahon doubled before Cuevas and Patterson each struck out, failing to cash in the game-tying run from scoring position.

Isotopes Starter Line: Chad Bettis (L, 0-1) 5.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 46 GS, 6.75 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 2x5 (.296), 2 K
Ryan McMahon: 1x3 (.385), 1 2B (19), 1 RBI (43), 2 BB, E (5)
Sam Moll: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 4.22 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Chad Bettis: (L, 0-1) 5.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 6.75 ERA

Bettis made his second Isotopes rehabilitation assignment start and faced 23 batters, tossed 71 pitches (43 for strikes) and induced 11 groundouts and 2 flyouts.

The trainer came to the mound to check on Bettis in the 6th inning and Bettis was removed from the game. There are no reports yet about whether Bettis was injured, was pulled for precautionary reasons, or if he was pulled because he exceeded a predetermined pitch count.


'TOPES NOTES:
The division-leading Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) lost the completion of a suspended game from yesterday so the Isotopes moved into a first place tie for a couple of hours until the Isotopes lost tonight's game and the Bees won their regularly scheduled game to put Salt Lake back in first place in the division by a game. . . . Mike Tauchman extended his hitting streak to 11 games. . . . With Chad Bettis failing to achieve a quality start tonight, the Isotopes pitching staff snapped a streak of four games with a quality start. . . . The Isotopes and Storm Chasers split their only series of the season and 30,921 attended at Isotopes Park for a per-game average of 7,730. . . . With the regular season series over between Albuquerque and Omaha, Albuquerque has a 51-45 all-time advantage in games played in Albuquerque and a 101-89 record all-time against Omaha. . . . The homestand continues with the only four games this regular season against the Iowa Cubs (AAA Cubs). Probables in the opener are LHP Sam Howard (3-2, 5.13) for the Isotopes and RHP Aaron Brooks (5-8, 6.11) for the Cubs.

Filed 07/28/2017

July 27, 2017 - Isotopes (54-51)

Isotopes Park

Omaha        100 110 020 --  5  10  0
Albuquerque  001 035 00x --  9  13  1

WP: Yency Almonte (1-0)
LP: Jake Junis (2-5)

HR: ABQ David Dahl (2) off Junis (3rd inning, S)
    ABQ Ryan McMahon (10) off Junis (5th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:42
ATT: 9,078
Isotopes starter Yency Almonte had an excellent Triple-A debut, allowing 3 runs in 7 innings for a quality start and the Isotopes offense plated eight runs in the middle portion of the game on their way to a 9-5 victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA Royals) on Thursday evening at "The Lab".

After Omaha scored a run on an error in the 1st inning, David Dahl's 3rd inning solo homer tied the game at 1-1.

Frank Schwindel doubled home a run in the 4th inning and Billy Burns had a sacrifice flyout in the 5th inning as Omaha built a 3-1 lead.

Albuquerque took the lead in the bottom of the 5th inning when Dahl singled home a run and came around to score on Ryan McMahon's two-run homer.

The Isotopes extended the lead to 9-3 in the 6th inning. Mike Tauchman tripled home a run and scored on Dustin Garneau's single. Rafael Ynoa doubled and scored on Derrik Gibson's triple and Dahl followed with a triple to plate Gibson before scoring McMahon's single.

Schwindel had a two-run single in the 8th inning as Omaha closed out the scoring in the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Yency Almonte (W, 1-0) 7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, 61 GS, 2.57 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x3 (.294), 1 R, 1 BB
Ryan McMahon: 4x5 (.386), 1 R, 1 3B (1), 1 HR (10), 3 RBI (42)
Yency Almonte: (W, 1-0) 7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, 2.57 ERA
Jerry Vasto: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 6.45 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
P Thad Weber was placed on the Disabled List retroactive to July 25th. . . . Division-leader Salt Lake's game was suspended due to rain so the Isotopes victory only edged the Isotopes to a half-game back rather than a possiblity of a division tie at the end of the night. . . . David Dahl and Ryan McMahon were both doubles short of hitting for the cycle. . . . Mike Tauchman extended his hitting streak to 10 games. . . . The Isotopes had 4 triples in the game, tying a franchise record. Albuquerque has 64 triples on the season, a new franchise season record, breaking the old record of 60 triples in 2007. . . . Albuquerque has led at the 7th inning stretch in 40 of Albuquerque's 54 wins this season. . . . The Isotopes eclipsed the 100 homer mark this season (101). 61 of those homers were solo homers. . . . Yency Almonte became the 20th different Isotope to record a victory this season. . . . The Isotopes reached the 400,000 home attendance mark (402,834) in their 53rd opening. There are 17 home drawings left for the Isotopes to draw their 500,000th and beyond fan this season. . . . The series concludes Friday evening. Albuquerque is expected to send MLB rehabber RHP Chad Bettis (0-0, 10.13) while the Storm Chasers have yet to name a probable.

Filed 07/27/2017

July 26, 2017 - Isotopes (53-51)

Isotopes Park

Omaha        000 001 000 --   1  11  1
Albuquerque  002 208 01x --  13  18  1

WP: Zach Jemiola (4-2)
LP: Eric Skoglund (4-5)

HR: ABQ Noel Cuevas (13) off Skoglund (3rd inning, S)
    ABQ Derrik Gibson (4) off Flynn (8th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:57
ATT: 8,630
Isotopes starter Zach Jemiola allowed a run in 7 innings and the Isotopes offense erupted for their largest inning of the season in a 13-1 victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA Royals) on Wednesday evening at "The Lab".

In the 3rd inning, Raimel Tapia ground-rule doubled and scored a batter later on Ryan McMahon's sacrifice flyout. Noel Cuevas followed with a solo homer to give the Isotopes a 2-0 lead.

David Dahl had a two-run single in the 4th inning to extend the lead to 4-0.

Frank Schwindel's RBI single plated Omaha's only run of the game in the top of the 6th inning and in the bottom half of the frame, Albuquerque's offense sent 12 batters to the plate and scored eight runs to take a 12-1 lead. Daniel Castro and Tapia drew walks and Dahl reached on an error on a sacrifice bunt to load the bags and McMahon followed with a RBI single. Cuevas reached on a fielder's choice with a force out at home before Jordan Patterson singled home two runs. Mike Tauchman singled home a run, Tom Murphy doubled home two runs, Castro doubled home a run, and Tapia capped the scoring with a RBI single.

Derrik Gibson's solo homer in the 8th inning provided the final run of the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Zach Jemiola (W, 4-2) 6 IP, 10 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 52 GS, 6.80 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 2x5 (.349), 2 R, 1 2B (17), 1 RBI (25), 1 BB, 1 K
Jordan Patterson: 3x4 (.294), 1 R, 2 RBI (72), 1 K, HBP
Ryan McMahon: 2x4 (.376), 1 R, 2 RBI (39), 1 BB, SF, E (4)
Tom Murphy: 3x5 (.301), 1 R, 1 2B (7), 2 RBI (12), 1 K


'TOPES NOTES:
P Zach Jemiola was activated from the Temporary Inactive List and P CC Lee was placed on the disabled list. . . . The Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) lost their contest so the Isotopes victory tonight moves Albuquerque to 1 game back in the division. . . . Every Isotopes hitter had at least one hit, run scored, and RBI in the game. . . . Mike Tauchman extended his hitting streak to 9 games. . . . The Isotopes were one run short of their highest scoring game of the season (14 runs) and had their largest winning margin of the season - 12 runs. . . . Daniel Castro tied an Isotopes franchise record with 3 doubles in the game. . . . Zach Jemiola had his second quality start of the season tonight and earned his first winning pitching decision since May 5th at El Paso. . . . In Game three of the series Thursday evening, Isotopes RHP Yency Almonte (No Record) will be making his Triple-A debut. The Storm Chasers have yet to name a probable.

Filed 07/26/2017

July 25, 2017 - Isotopes (52-51)

Isotopes Park

Omaha        000 200 300 --  5  12  0
Albuquerque  100 000 000 --  1   9  0

WP: Onelki Garcia (3-2)
LP: Ryan Carpenter (7-7) 

HR: OMA Frank Schwindel (11) off Carpenter (4th inning, S) 
	
TIME: 2:57
ATT: 4,185
Isotopes starter Ryan Carpenter had another quality start, allowing two runs in six innings, but his teammates were not able to give him any run support in a 5-1 loss to the Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA Royals) in the series opener at "The Lab" on Tuesday evening.

Albuquerque took their only lead of the game in the 1st inning. David Dahl, Mike Tauchman and Noel Cuevas had consecutive singles to bring a run home.

Omaha's Frank Schwindel's solo homer tied the game and Billy Burns' bunt single brought home another run as the Storm Chasers took a 2-1 lead.

Logan Moon doubled home a run, Schwindel singled home a run, and another run scored on a fielders choice as the Storm Chasers plated their final three runs of the game in the 7th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter (L, 7-7) 6 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 49 GS, 4.33 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 0x5 (.347), 1 K
Jordan Patterson: 0x4 (.289), 1 K
Tom Murphy: 1x3 (.279), 1 BB
Sam Moll: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 4.29 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
In Isotopes transactions, P Yency Almonte was promoted to Albuquerque from Class-AA Hartford. In 14 starts with the Yard Goats, Almonte went 5-3 with a 2.00 ERA. In 76 1/3 innings, Almonte gave up 58 hits, 19 runs (17 earned), 4 homers, 31 walks and fanned 71. Almonte's first Isotopes appearance will be his Triple-A debut. The Rockies recalled P Carlos Estevez from the Isotopes and optioned P Jairo Diaz to Albuquerque. . . . Mike Tauchman extended his hitting streak to 8 games. . . . Surprisingly, Albuquerque had no extra base hits among the 9 hits in the game. . . . Ryan Carpenter had his team-leading 11th quality start of the season. Carpenter snapped a four-game winning decision streak and earned his team-leading 7th loss tonight. . . . Game two of the series is Wednesday evening. Albuquerque has yet to name a probable while Omaha is expected to send LHP Eric Skoglund (4-4, 4.32) to the mound.

Filed 07/25/2017

July 24, 2017 - Isotopes (52-50)

Smith's Ballpark

Albuquerque  011 010 230 --  8  13  0
Salt Lake    000 001 012 --  4  11  0

WP: Matt Flemer (5-6)
LP: Luis Diaz (4-8)

HR: ABQ Dustin Garneau (10) off Bailey (7th inning, S)  
	
TIME: 3:10
ATT: 13,177
Isotopes starter Matt Flemer allowed a run in 6 innings and had Albuquerque's only quality start of the series and the Isotopes took the series finale from the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) 8-4 on Pioneer Day evening in Salt Lake City. Albuquerque ends the series the way they started it, two games back of the Bees in the division.

Albuquerque scored the first three runs of the game. Jordan Patterson doubled and scored on Mike Tauchman's single in the 2nd inning, Noel Cuevas singled home a run in the 3rd inning and Cristhian Adames tripled and scored on Daniel Castro's sacrifice flyout in the 5th inning.

Jefry Marte doubled home Salt Lake's first run in the 6th inning before the Isotopes plated two more runs before the 7th inning stretch to take a 5-1 lead. Dustin Garneau solo homered, Adames doubled and scored on Raimel Tapia's single.

Albuquerque plated their final three runs in the 8th inning. Garneau singled home a run and Adames had a two-run triple.

Ramon Flores singled home a run for the Bees in the bottom of the 8th inning and in the 9th inning, Marte had a two-run double.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer (W, 5-6) 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 62 GS, 6.36 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 2x5 (.357), 1 R, 1 RBI (24)
Jordan Patterson: 2x4 (.292), 2 R, 1 2B (26)
Ryan McMahon: 2x5 (.373), 1 K


'TOPES NOTES:
The game was delayed 27 minutes in the top of the 8th inning due to some of the light banks temporarily failing. . . . Cristhian Adames had two triples, tying an Isotopes franchise record. Adames' triples gave the Isotopes team 60 on the season, tying the franchise record set in 2007. . . . Mike Tauchman extended his hitting streak to 7 games. . . . Matt Flemer has won his last three pitching decisions and he had his fifth quality start of the season tonight. . . . Preston Tucker of the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) is the PCL Hitter of the Week. Tucker hit .393 (11x28) with 5 homers and 13 RBI. . . . Iowa Cubs (AAA Cubs) starter Jen-Ho Tseng is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Tseng won both of his starts during the award week, allowing 7 hits, 1 run, 3 walks and 13 strikeouts in 14 innings of work while compiling a 0.64 ERA. . . . The Isotopes return home to start the second and final stretch of games against American Conference opponents. The Isotopes play just one four-game series against each team in the American Conference each season. The Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA Royals) are coming to Isotopes Park and in the opener Tuesday evening, Isotopes LHP Ryan Carpenter (7-6, 4.40) is expected to face Storm Chasers LHP Onelki Garcia (2-2, 5.13).

Filed 07/24/2017

July 23, 2017 - Isotopes (51-50)

Smith's Ballpark

Albuquerque  540 000 000 --  9  17  0
Salt Lake    102 221 000 --  8  16  0

WP: Austin House (5-1)
LP: John Lamb (3-1) 

HR: ABQ David Dahl (1) off Lamb (1st inning, 2R)  
    ABQ Mike Tauchman (15) of Lamb (2nd inning, 2R)

    SLC Jefry Marte (8) off Weber (4th inning, 2R)
    SLC Dustin Ackley (3) off Weber (5th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:35
ATT: 4,044
Chad Bettis made a rehabilitation start for Albuquerque and allowed three runs in 2 2/3 innings, the Isotopes plated nine runs over the first two innings and Albuquerque-native Austin House was a hero in relief as the Isotopes held off the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) 9-8 on Sunday evening in Salt Lake City. Albuquerque closed to three games back of the Bees in the division.

Albuquerque built a 5-0 lead after a half inning of play. Raimel Tapia led off the game with a single and scored on David Dahl's homer. An out later, Noel Cuevas doubled, Jordan Patterson singled and Mike Tauchman doubled home Cuevas. Dustin Garneau followed with a two-run double.

After Salt Lake's Jefry Marte singled home a run in the bottom of the 1st inning, the Isotopes added four more runs to the scoreboard in the 2nd inning. Tapia singled and scored on McMahon's double before McMahon scored on Patterson's single. Tauchman followed with a two-run homer.

The rest of the game was Salt Lake edging closer to the Isotopes. Marte singled home a run and Nolan Fontana brought home a run with a sacrifice flyout in the 3rd inning. In the 4th inning, Marte had a two run homer, and in the 5th inning, Dustin Ackley solo homered and Bo Way had a RBI single.

Ackley's sacrifice flyout in the 6th inning brought the Bees to a run down at 9-8.

House came into the game in the 7th inning and tossed three scoreless innings to preserve the Isotope lead. House was awarded the victory by the game scorer.

Isotopes Starter Line: Chad Bettis - 2.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 35 GS, 10.13 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 3x5 (.356), 2 R, 1 K
Jordan Patterson: 3x5 (.290), 2 R, 1 RBI (70)
Ryan McMahon: 3x5 (.372), 1 R, 1 2B (18), 1 RBI (37)
Sam Moll: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 4.39 ERA
Jerry Vasto: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 6.14 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Chad Bettis: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 10.13 ERA

Bettis made his first MLB rehabilitation assignment start with the Isotopes and ended up with a 35 Game Score. Bettis faced 16 batters, had 62 pitches (38 for strikes), had one groundout and two fly outs.


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies transferred P Chad Bettis' MLB rehabilitation assignment from Class-AA Hartford to Albuquerque. . . . Mike Tauchman has homered in four of his last five games. . . . The Isotopes had a season-high tonight for most combined hits in a road game (33). . . . Austin House was the only Isotope pitcher in the game to pitch one inning or more and not allow any runs. . . . The series concludes Monday evening. Probables are RHP Matt Flemer (4-6, 6.66) for the Isotopes and RHP Luis Diaz (4-7, 5.78) for the Bees.

Filed 07/23/2017

July 22, 2017 - Isotopes (50-50)

Smith's Ballpark

Albuquerque  002 100 000 0 --  3  9  1
Salt Lake    003 000 000 1 --  4  9  0

WP: Deolis Guerra (2-0)
LP: Carlos Estevez (1-3) 

HR: SLC Kaleb Cowart (12) off Estevez (10th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:11
ATT: 13,301
Kaleb Cowart led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a homer that gave the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) a 4-3 victory over the Isotopes on Saturday evening in Salt Lake City. The Isotopes have lost three straight and fell into a second-place tie in the division, four games behind the Bees.

Albuquerque took their only lead of the game in the 3rd inning. Raimel Tapia had a one-out single, David Dahl doubled him home and Ryan McMahon's single drove in Dahl.

Cowart's RBI single and Jefry Marte's two-run double gave the Bees a 3-2 lead in the home half of the 3rd inning.

Mike Tauchman singled, stole second and third bases and scored on Cristhian Adames' groundout as the Isotopes knotted the game at 3-3 in the 4th inning.

After a long scoring drought from the bottom of the 4th inning through the top of the 10th inning, Cowart hit his walkoff homer on the fifth pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Sam Howard - 4.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 41 GS, 5.13 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 2x5 (.349), 1 R
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.285), 1 2B (25), E (8)
Ryan McMahon: 1x5 (.366), 1 RBI (36), 1 K
Tom Murphy: 1x4 (.277), 2 K
Sam Howard: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 5.13 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Noel Cuevas went 0x4 to snap a 15-game hitting streak. It was the third longest Isotope hitting streak of the season. . . . The Isotopes are 4-6 in extra inning contests this season and 1-11 on the road in games decided by one run. . . . At 50-50, the Isotopes are back to the .500 mark for the first time since July 13th. . . . Albuquerque had its fourth walkoff loss -- and first walkoff homer allowed -- of the season tonight. . . . Game three of the series is Sunday evening. Probables are RHP Matt Flemer (4-6, 6.66) for the Isotopes and LHP John Lamb (3-0, 5.33) for the Bees.

Filed 07/22/2017

July 21, 2017 - Isotopes (50-49)

Smith's Ballpark

Albuquerque  000 000 103 --  4  8  1
Salt Lake    012 400 00x --  7  9  0

WP: Osmer Morales (1-0)
LP: Shane Carle (3-5)
SV: Damien Magnifico (4)

HR: ABQ Mike Tauchman (14) off Bailey (7th inning, S)

    SLC Cesar Puello (13) off Carle (2nd inning, S)
    SLC Kaleb Cowart (11) off Gonzalez (4th inning, GS)
	
TIME: 3:06
ATT: 13,631
The Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) built a 7-0 lead in the first four innings and Albuquerque's late game rally was unable to overcome that defecit as the Isotopes dropped the series opener in Salt Lake 7-4. The Isotopes fell to three games back of the Bees in the division with the loss.

Cesar Puello solo homered in the 2nd inning, Jefry Marte singled home a run and another run scored on a wild pitch in the 3rd inning, and Kaleb Cowart unloaded a grand-slam homer in the 4th inning as the Bees built their 7-0 lead.

Mike Tauchman solo homered to end the shutout in the 7th inning and the Isotopes added their final three runs in the 9th inning. Jordan Patterson doubled with one out and scored a batter later on Tom Murphy's double. After Derrik Gibson walked, Daniel Castro doubled home Murphy and Gibson.

Isotopes Starter Line: Shane Carle (L, 3-5) 2.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 27 GS, 6.20 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 0x5 (.347), 1 K
Jordan Patterson: 2x4 (.286), 1 R, 1 2B (24), 1 3B (5), 2 K
Ryan McMahon: 0x4 (.371), 2 K
Tom Murphy: 2x3 (.279), 1 R, 2 2B (6), 1 RBI (10), 1 BB, 1 K, E (3)
Sam Moll: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 4.43 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
P Nelson Gonzalez was activated from the Disabled List and P Zach Jemiola went on the Temporary Inactive List. . . . Noel Cuevas doubled to extend his hitting streak to 15 games. . . . Mike Tauchman has homered in three straight games. . . . The Smith's Ballpark crowd of 13,631 was the largest crowd the Isotopes have played in front of on the road this season. . . . Game two of the series is Saturday evening. Probables are LHP Sam Howard (3-2, 5.05) for the Isotopes and PCL victories leader RHP Troy Scribner (10-3, 4.39) for the Bees.

Filed 07/21/2017

July 20, 2017 - Isotopes (50-48)

Isotopes Park

Tacoma       161 102 201 --  14  18  0
Albuquerque  611 010 200 --  11  14  1

WP: Mark Lowe (3-4)
LP: Jerry Vasto (3-1)
SV: Dan Altavilla (1)

HR: TAC Tyler O'Neill (18) off Jemiola (2nd inning, 3R)
    TAC Tyler O'Neill (19) off Lee (9th inning, S)
    TAC Gordon Beckham (5) off Jemiola (2nd inning, S)
    TAC Gordon Beckham (6) off Jemiola (3rd inning, S)
    TAC Daniel Vogelbach (12) off Jemiola (2nd inning, S)

    ABQ Cristhian Adames (8) off Cloyd (1st inning, 2R)
    ABQ Mike Tauchman (13) off Lowe (5th inning, S)
    ABQ Jordan Patterson (19) off Kiekhefer (7th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:09
ATT: 5,457
The balls used in today's game were apparently not placed in the humidor prior to play. The two starting pitchers combined to allow 16 runs, the game was tied 9-9 after 5 innings and the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) ended up outslugging the Isotopes 14-11 in the series finale at "The Lab" on Thursday afternoon.

The Isotopes spotted the Rainiers a run on a groundout in the top of the 1st inning before Albuquerque plated six runs in the bottom half of the frame to lead 6-1. Raimel Tapia doubled, David Dahl walked and Ryan McMahon singled Tapia home. Noel Cuevas plated Dahl with a single and two batters later, Dustin Garneau doubled home two runs. Cristhian Adames followed with a two-run homer.

The Rainiers plated six runs of their own in the top of the 2nd inning, highlighted by three homers. Gordon Beckham solo homered, Tyler O'Neill had a three-run homer and Daniel Vogelbach followed with a solo homer.

Tapia singled and scored on Cuevas' triple in the 2nd inning to tie the game at 7-7, Beckham had his second solo homer of the game in the 3rd inning and Mike Tauchman doubled and later scored on a groundout in the home half of the 3rd inning to tie the game at 8-8.

Tacoma's Vogelbach singled home a run in the 4th inning and Tauchman solo homered in the bottom of the 5th inning as the game became knotted at 9-9.

Beckham doubled home a run and Tyler Smith singled a run home as Tacoma started to pull away in the 6th inning and the Rainiers plated two more runs in the 7th inning on Boog Powell's single and an Isotopes fielding error to lead 13-9.

Jordan Patterson two-run homered after the 7th inning stretch for Albuquerque's final runs of the game and O'Neill had his second homer of the game in the 9th inning to close out the scoring.

Isotopes Starter Line: Zach Jemiola, 4 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 4 HR, -10 GS, 7.56 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 2x5 (.358), 2 R, 1 2B (16), 2 K
Jordan Patterson: 2x5 (.283), 1 R, 1 HR (19), 2 RBI (69), 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 2x5 (.379), 2 R, 1 RBI (35), 1 K
Jerry Vasto: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 6.17 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled OF David Dahl from his MLB rehabilitation assignment and optioned him to Albuquerque. OF Stephen Cardullo is a step closer to re-joining the Isotopes as his rehabilitation assignment was transferred from Class-A Boise to Class-AA Hartford. . . . Noel Cuevas extended his hitting streak to 14 games, the third longest Isotope hitting streak of the season. . . . Mike Tauchman was a triple short of hitting for the cycle, the third close cycle he has had this season with all three attempts falling a triple short. . . . Jordan Patterson had his team-leading 19th homer of the season in today's game. The homer matches Tom Murphy's team-leading 19 homers in 2016 so Patterson's next homer will make him the Isotope with the most homers in a season since 2014. . . . Albuquerque blew a five run lead in the game, tying for the largest blown lead in a loss this season. . . . Isotopes starter Zach Jemiola had a Game Score of -10, the second negative Isotopes game score of the season (-17, Barry Enright - July 16th at Las Vegas). Jemiola allowed four homers in a game for the second time this season. . . . Jerry Vasto picked up the loss, snapping a three-game winning decision streak and becoming the 21st Isotope to record a losing decision this season. . . . Albuquerque is 6-10 in day games. . . . Albuquerque took three out of the five games in the series and 30,486 attended for a per-game average of 7,622. . . . Today's game was the final game of the regular season series between the two clubs and Tacoma won 8 of the 15 games. Albuquerque won five of the eight games played in Albuquerque this year and all-time, Tacoma holds a 54-53 advantage while the Isotopes are 31-25 in games played at Isotopes Park all-time. . . . Rainiers center fielder Leonys Martin was ejected by Home Plate umpire Nick Mahrley in the 4th inning for arguing balls and strikes after a strikeout. . . . The Isotopes begin a short four-game roadtrip on Friday evening to Salt Lake to play the division-leading Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels). A great series could move the Isotopes from their current two-games back into a division tie or lead. Albuquerque has not named a probable for Friday's opener, while the Bees are expected to send RHP Osmer Morales (0-0, 3.60) to the bump.

Filed 07/20/2017

July 19, 2017 - Isotopes (50-47)

Isotopes Park

Tacoma       000 100 000 --  1  5  0
Albuquerque  010 010 10x --  3  4  1

WP: Ryan Carpenter (7-6)
LP: Casey Lawrence (2-3)
SV: Zac Rosscup (2)

HR: ABQ Noel Cuevas (12) off Lawrence (2nd inning, S)  
    ABQ Mike Tauchman (12) off Lawrence (5th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:20
ATT: 9,821
Ryan Carpenter had another excellent outing, allowing a run in 7 innings to earn his team-leading 7th victory and Albuquerque used the longball to make the most of their four hits in claiming a 3-1 victory over the Tacoma Rainers (AAA Mariners) on Wednesday evening at "The Lab".

Noel Cuevas solo homered in the 2nd inning to give the Isotopes the lead.

The Rainiers tied the game on a groundout in the 4th inning and Mike Tauchman solo homered in the 5th inning as the Isotopes regained the lead.

Cuevas doubled after the 7th inning stretch, went to third base on Jordan Patterson's groundout and scored on Tauchman's sacrifice flyout.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter (W, 7-6) 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 70 GS, 4.40 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 1x4 (.356), 1 3B (5)
Jordan Patterson: 0x3 (.281)
Ryan McMahon: 0x3 (.379), 1 K
Tom Murphy: 0x3 (.259), 3 K

ROCKIES Rehab Report

David Dahl: 0x3 (.238), 2 K

Dahl struck out in the 1st inning, lined out to right field in the 3rd inning, and struck out in the 6th inning.

There have been media reports that the Rockies ended Dahl's rehabilitation assignment and optioned him to Albuquerque, but there is nothing listed on the Rockies website transactions page and his player page on milb.com still says he's on a rehabilitation assignment.


'TOPES NOTES:
In Isotopes transactions, OF Domonic Brown was released, P Ryan Carpenter was activated from the Temporary Inactive List and OF Rosell Herrera was placed on the Disabled List. . . . Noel Cuevas had two of Albuquerque's four hits, extending his hitting streak to 13 games. . . . Ryan McMahon went 0x3 to snap an eight-game hitting streak. . . . All four of Albuquerque's hits were extra base hits. . . . The boxscore says Zac Rosscup earned his second save in tonight's game, but it was actually his first Isotopes save as he earned a save earlier in the season while with the PCL's Iowa Cubs (AAA Cubs). . . . Ryan Carpenter had his team-leading 10th quality start of the season and he has won his last four pitching decisions. . . . The series wraps up with a noon start on Thursday. Probables are RHP Zach Jemiola (3-2, 6.21) for the Isotopes and RHP Tyler Cloyd (1-1, 1.93) for the Rainiers.

Filed 07/19/2017

July 18, 2017 - DH Game 2- Isotopes (49-47)

Isotopes Park

Tacoma       240 102 0 --  9  16  1
Albuquerque  100 110 0 --  3   7  1

WP: Jonathan Aro (4-0)
LP: Thad Weber (1-5)

HR: TAC Tyler O'Neill (17) off Weber (4th inning, S)
    TAC Tuffy Gosewisch (4) off Weber (2nd inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:21
ATT: 7,616
The Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) plated six runs in the first two frames and the Isotopes were unable to overcome that early scoring in dropping the nightcap of a doubleheader 9-3 to the Rainiers. Albuquerque and Tacoma split the doubleheader.

Former UNM Lobo baseball player D.J. Peterson and Gordon Beckham singled home runs as Tacoma led 2-0 after a half-inning of play.

Albuquerque scored their first run in the home half of the 1st inning when Rosell Herrera walked and later scored on Jordan Patterson's double.

Tacoma plated four runs in the 2nd inning to put the game away. Tuffy Gosewisch solo homered, Boog Powell and Beckham singled home runs and Tyler Smith drew a bases-loaded walk.

Tyler O'Neill's solo homered to extend the Tacoma lead to 7-1 in the top of the 4th inning.

Patterson doubled and scored a batter later on Domonic Brown's groundout in the bottom of the 4th inning and back-to-back doubles from Mike Tauchman and Herrera brought home a run in the 5th inning as the Isotopes trailed 7-3.

Tacoma scored their final runs of the game in the 6th inning when Zach Shank came to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs and delivered a two-run single.

Isotopes Starter Line: Thad Weber (L, 1-5) 3.2 IP, 13 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 HR, 0 GS, 7.49 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 2x3 (.284), 1 R, 1 RBI (67)
Ryan McMahon: 1x3 (.386), 1 K, GIDP
Tom Murphy: 1x3 (.273), 2 K
Sam Moll: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 4.54 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

David Dahl:

Dahl did not appear in the nightcap of the doubleheader.


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled P Antonio Senzatela and optioned OF Raimel Tapia to Albuquerque. P CC Lee was activated from the Isotopes' Disabled List and C Anthony Bemboom and P Barry Enright were placed on the Disabled List. . . . Ryan McMahon hit safely to extend his hitting streak to 8 games. . . . Thad Weber gave up the most hits (13) and had the second lowest Game Score (0) for an Isotope starter this season. Weber has lost his last four pitching decisions. . . . Tacoma's Tyler O'Neill has homered in all three games of the series. . . . Game four of the series is Wednesday evening. Probables are LHP Ryan Carpenter (6-6, 4.62) for the Isotopes and RHP Casey Lawrence (2-2, 3.43) for the Rainiers.

Filed 07/18/2017

July 18, 2017 - DH Game 1- Isotopes (49-46)

Isotopes Park

Tacoma        300 000 0 --  3   7  1
Albuquerque   010 220 x --  5  10  0

WP: Matt Flemer (4-6)
LP: Dean Kiekhefer (0-3)
SV: James Farris (1)

HR: TAC Tyler O'Neill (16) off Flemer (1st inning, 2R) 

    ABQ Derrik Gibson (3) off Martin (4th inning, S)
    ABQ Dustin Garneau (9) off Martin (4th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:09
After spotting the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) three runs in the 1st inning, the Isotopes plated the next five runs to take a 5-3 victory in game one of a doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at The Lab.

Daniel Vogelbach singled home a run and scored on Tyler O'Neill's two-run homer for Tacoma's only runs of the game.

Dustin Garneau tripled and scored on Derrik Gibson's groundout as Albuquerque got on the scoreboard in the 2nd inning and Garneau and Gibson back-to-back homered in the 4th inning to tie the game at 3-3.

Jordan Patterson doubled home a run and scored on Garneau's single in the 5th inning for the go-ahead and insurance runs.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer (W, 4-6) 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 42 GS, 6.66 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x3 (.280), 1 R, 1 2B (21), 1 RBI (66), 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 1x4 (.387), 1 K, GIDP

ROCKIES Rehab Report

David Dahl: 1x4 (.278), 1 K, SB (1)

Dahl grounded out to second base in the 1st inning, singled and stole a bag in the 3rd inning, grounded out to second base in the 5th inning and struck out in the 6th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
Dustin Garneau was a double short of hitting for the cycle. . . . Mike Tauchman went 0x3 to snap a 11 game hitting streak. It was the 11th completed Isotope double-digit hitting streak of the season. . . . Noel Cuevas hit safely to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. . . . Dustin Garneau and Derrik Gibson were the fourth Isotope pair to homer back-to-back this season. Garneau has homered in two straight games. . . . James Farris picked up his first Triple-A save in the game and became the fifth Isotope to record a save this season.

Filed 07/18/2017

July 17, 2017 - Isotopes (48-46)

Isotopes Park

Tacoma       001 011 200 --  5  11  1
Albuquerque  011 400 00x --  6  11  1

WP: Sam Howard (3-2)
LP: Christian Bergman (7-1)
SV: Austin House (2)

HR: TAC Tyler White (6) off Howard (6th inning, S)
    TAC Tyler O'Neill (15) off Carle (7th inning, 2R)

    ABQ Dustin Garneau (8) off Bergman (2nd inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:51
ATT: 7,592
David Dahl, on a MLB rehabilitation assignment, knocked in four runs in Albuquerque's series-opening 6-5 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) at The Lab on Monday evening.

Dustin Garneau put the Isotopes on the scoreboard in the 2nd inning with a solo homer.

Tacoma briefly tied the game in the 3rd inning on Tyler O'Neill's double before Albuquerque regained the lead in the bottom half of the inning. Rosell Herrera tripled and scored on Dahl's groundout.

Albuquerque extended the lead to 6-1 with a four-run 4th inning. Dahl came to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs and delivered a bases-clearing triple before scoring on Ryan McMahon's single.

Tacoma edged closer with a Daniel Vogelbach RBI double in the 5th inning, Tyler Smith's solo homer in the 6th inning and O'Neill's two-run homer in the 7th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Sam Howard (W, 3-2) 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 49 GS, 5.05 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x4 (.280), 3 K
Ryan McMahon: 2x4 (.390), 1 RBI (34), 1 K
Sam Howard: (W, 3-2) 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 5.05 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

David Dahl: 1x4 (.286), 1 R, 1 3B (1), 4 RBI (6), GIDP

Dahl appeared in his fourth rehabilitation assignment game with the Isotopes and grounded into a double play in the 1st inning, had an RBI groundout to second base in the 3rd inning, tripled and scored in the 4th inning, and lined out to center field in the 6th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled P Jairo Diaz from the Isotopes and optioned P Zac Rosscup to Albuquerque. . . . Jordan Patterson was named the PCL Hitter of the Week for the second time this season. In an abbreviated award week due to the Triple-A All-Star Break, Patterson hit .471 (8x17) with 4 homers and 9 RBI. Patterson is the third Isotope Hitter of the Week award winner this season. . . . The start of the game was delayed 24 minutes due to a pregame rain shower. It was the third game at Isotopes Park this season to have a delayed start by pregame weather or a on-field ceremony running long. . . . Noel Cuevas extended his hitting streak to 11 games. . . . Sam Howard had his second quality start of the season, both at Isotopes Park. . . . Jordan Patterson (0x4) was the only Isotope batter to not record a hit in the game. . . . The Isotopes tied a team season-high with three triples in the game. . . . Tacoma's Tyler O'Neill was a triple short of hitting for the cycle. . . . Wilmer Font of the Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA Dodgers) is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Font won his only start of the week, allowing a run and 3 hits in 6 innings (1.50 ERA) while walking none and fanning 8 batters. . . . The Isotopes and Rainiers play a doubleheader on Tuesday. Probables in Game 1 are RHP Matt Flemer (3-6, 6.73) for the Isotopes and RHP Cody Martin (0-0, 3.47) for the Rainiers. In Game 2, the Isotopes are expected to send RHP Thad Weber (1-4, 7.00) to the mound while the Rainiers have yet to name a probable.

Filed 07/17/2017

July 16, 2017 - Isotopes (47-46)

Cashman Field

Albuquerque  300 000 000 --   3  11  1
Las Vegas    550 120 00x --  13  18  0

WP: Wilfredo Boscan (4-8)
LP: Barry Enright (5-4) 

HR: LVG Jayce Boyd (5) off Enright (1st inning, 2R)
    LVG Phillip Evans (6) off Enright (2nd inning, 3R)
    LVG Kevin Plawecki (7) off Vasto (5th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:47
ATT: 3,424
The Isotopes' woes of closing out a series continue. Albuquerque was looking for the series sweep and the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) were determined not to be swept as they plated 10 runs over the first two frames en route to a 13-3 victory over the Isotopes on Sunday evening in Las Vegas.

Albuquerque scored their only runs of the game in the 1st inning. Rosell Herrera and Ryan McMahon had one-out back-to-back doubles to score a run. Noel Cuevas singled McMahon to third base and Jordan Patterson singled McMahon home. Dustin Garneau's sacrifice flyout brought home Cuevas.

Jayce Boyd's two-run homer highlighted a five-run 1st inning as the 51s took the lead and Las Vegas plated five more runs in the 2nd inning keyed by Phillip Evans' three-run homer and Boyd's two-run double.

A groundout brought home a 51s run in the 4th inning and Kevin Plawecki two-run homered in the 5th inning for the final runs of the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Barry Enright (L, 5-4) 1.1 IP, 12 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2 HR, -17 GS, 6.96 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x3 (.283), 1 RBI (65), 1 BB
Ryan McMahon: 1x4 (.387), 1 R, 1 2B (17), 1 RBI (33)
Sam Moll: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 4.19 ERA
Jerry Vasto: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 6.00 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

David Dahl: 0x0 (.300), 1 BB

Dahl walked in a pinch-hit appearance in the 9th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
Barry Enright had the worst start for an Isotope this season. He set several Isotope starter season worsts -- shortest outing for a starter that was not injured (1 1/3 innings pitched), most hits allowed in a start (12), most earned runs allowed in a start (10) and worst Game Score (-17). . . . In 2017, the Isotopes are 7-16 in series finales. . . . The Isotopes gave up the most runs (13) and hits (18) to an opponent in a road game this season and had the largest road losing margin (10 runs). . . . Noel Cuevas extended his hitting streak to 10 games, while Mike Tauchman extended his hitting streak to 11 games. . . . Two Las Vegas hitters -- Kevin Plawecki and Phillip Evans -- were each a triple short of hitting for the cycle. . . . The Isotopes took three out of the four games in the series and 14,752 attended as Cashman Field for a per-game average of 3,688. . . . The Isotopes closed out their first regular season meetings of the season against a Pacific Conference foe tonight. In Las Vegas this season, the Isotopes took five out of the nine games and in the 16 games between the two clubs this season, Albuquerque went 10-6. All-time, the Isotopes are 64-44 against the 51s (31-26 in games played in the Sin City). . . . The Isotopes return home for a five games in four days homestand against the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners). Tuesday will be a doubleheader to make up for a game postponed due to rain in Albuquerque in April. Probables in the opener Monday evening are LHP Sam Howard (2-2, 5.16) for the Isotopes and RHP Christian Bergman (7-0, 2.91) for the Rainiers.

Filed 07/16/2017

July 15, 2017 - Isotopes (47-45)

Cashman Field

Albuquerque  202 100 202 --  9  12  2
Las Vegas    230 000 000 --  5  12  4

WP: Shane Carle (3-4)
LP: Beck Wheeler (3-4)

HR: ABQ Ryan McMahon (9) off Hand (1st inning, 2R)
    ABQ Dustin Garneau (7) off Baldonado (9th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:35
ATT: 4,139
Rosell Herrera's two-run double in the 7th inning provided the go-ahead runs as the Isotopes won their third straight game after the Triple-A All-Star Break with a 9-5 victory over the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) in Las Vegas on Saturday evening.

Mike Tauchman opened the game with an infield single and Ryan McMahon followed a batter later with a two-run homer to give the Isotopes a 2-0 lead after a half-inning of play.

In the home half of the 1st inning, Travis Taijeron tripled home a run and scored on Josh Rodriguez's single to knot the game at 2-2.

Taijeron drove in another run with a single and Rodriguez had a two-run single in the 2nd inning as Las Vegas led 5-2.

The Isotopes chipped away at the defecit starting in the 3rd inning. MLB rehabber David Dahl reached on an error, McMahon singled to put runners on the corners and Domonic Brown had a sacrifice flyout to plate Dahl. A batter later, Dustin Garneau reached on an error with McMahon scoring.

Dahl singled home a run in the 4th inning to tie the game at 5-5 and in the 7th inning, pinch-hitter Herrera delivered a two-out, two-run double that gave the Isotopes a 7-5 lead.

The Isotopes added insurance runs in the 9th inning. Garneau led off the inning wtih a solo homer and two outs later, pinch-hitter Derrik Gibson doubled and scored on Tauchman's single.

Isotopes Starter Line: Zach Jemiola - 4.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 29 GS, 5.97 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x5 (.283), 3 K
Ryan McMahon: 3x5 (.391), 2 R, 1 HR (9), 2 RBI (32), E (3)

ROCKIES Rehab Report

David Dahl: 2x6 (.300), 1 R, 1 RBI (2), 1 K

Dahl made his second Isotopes appearance and struck out in the 1st inning, reached on a fielding error and later scored in the 3rd inning, had an RBI single in the 4th inning, had a single in the 6th inning, grounded out to the pitcher in the 8th inning, and grounded out to shortstop in the 9th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
P Zach Jemiola made the start tonight after being recalled from his rehabilitation assignment with Class-A Boise and activated from the Isotopes disabled list. C Anthony Bemboom came off the Temporary Inactive List and P Ryan Carpenter was placed on the Temporary Inactive List. . . . Jordan Patterson did not homer in the game, snapping a streak of three straight games with a homer, and went 0x5 to snap a 7-game hitting streak. . . . Mike Tauchman had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. . . . The Isotopes have won three straight road games for the first time this season and are 2 games over the .500 mark for the first time since June 2nd. Albuquerque has closed to 2.5 games back in the division with their victory and the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) loss tonight. . . . The Isotopes look for the series sweep with a victory in Sunday evening's contest. Probables are RHP Barry Enright (5-3, 5.66) for the Isotopes and RHP Wilfredo Boscan (3-8, 5.28) for the 51s.

Filed 07/15/2017

July 14, 2017 - Isotopes (46-45)

Cashman Field

Albuquerque  010 213 000 --  7  13  0
Las Vegas    000 000 200 --  2   8  0

WP: Ryan Carpenter (6-6)
LP: Tyler Pill (4-3) 

HR: ABQ Jordan Patterson (17) off Pill (2nd inning, S)
    ABQ Jordan Patterson (18) off Pill (4th inning, S)

    LVG Jayce Boyd (4) off Carpenter (7th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:14
ATT: 3,444
Jordan Patterson homered twice for the second straight night and drove in 3 runs to make a great case for another PCL weekly award and Ryan Carpenter allowed two runs and 6 hits in 7 innings as the Isotopes stayed perfect after the Triple-A All-Star Break with a 7-2 victory over the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) in the Sin City on Friday evening.

Patterson hit his first homer of the night in the 2nd inning and his second solo shot of the game in the 4th inning. Mike Tauchman singled later in the inning with the bases loaded to give the Isotopes a 3-0 lead.

Noel Cuevas doubled and later scored on Derrik Gibson's sacrifice flyout in the 5th inning and the Isotopes added three more runs in the 6th inning to lead 7-0. MLB rehabber David Dahl singled home a run and scored on Ryan McMahon's double. After tagging up to third base on Cuevas' fly out, Patterson singled McMahon home.

Carpenter's only blemish on the scoreboard was losing the shutout in the 7th inning when Las Vegas' Jayce Boyd two-run homered with one out.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter (W, 6-6) 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 68 GS, 4.62 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 4x5 (.288), 2 R, 2 HR (18), 3 RBI (64)
Ryan McMahon: 2x5 (.384), 1 R, 1 2B (16), 1 RBI (30), 2 K
Tom Murphy: 1x4 (.269), 1 R, 2 K, HBP
Jerry Vasto: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 5.81 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

David Dahl: 1x4 (.250), 1 R, 1 RBI (1), 1 BB, 2 K

Dahl made his first rehabilitation assignment with the Isotopes and walked in the 1st inning, grounded out to first base in the 3rd inning, struck out in the 4th inning, had a RBI single and later scored in the 6th inning, struck out in the 7th inning and was replaced in the field in the bottom of the 8th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies assigned OF David Dahl to the Isotopes on a MLB rehabilitation assignment. Dahl has been out of action since Spring Training with a stress reaction injury to his right rib. . . . Jordan Patterson became the second Isotope (Ryan McMahon) this season to homer in three straight games and has hit 5 homers in those three games. Patterson has three multi-homer games and leads the team with 18 homers. Patterson also had 4 hits in the game, his second four-hit game of the year. . . . Ryan Carpenter took a shutout into the 7th inning tonight before losing it on Jayce Boyd's homer. Carpenter leads the team with 6 victories and had his ninth quality start of the season tonight. . . . Hitting streaks extended in the game: Jordan Patterson (7 games), Noel Cuevas (9 games) and Mike Tauchman (9 games). . . . At 46-45, the Isotopes record is above the .500 mark for the first time since June 25th. Albuquerque has won six of their last eight games and are now 3.5 games back in the division, the closest they've been to the division lead since June 25th when they were also 3.5 games back. . . . The series continues Saturday evening. Probables are RHP Barry Enright (5-3, 5.66) for the Isotopes and RHP Donovan Hand (2-3, 6.35) for the 51s.

Filed 07/14/2017

July 13, 2017 - Isotopes (45-45)

Cashman Field

Albuquerque  015 001 100 --  8  13  1
Las Vegas    100 001 101 --  4   9  0

WP: Matt Flemer (3-6)
LP: Mitch Atkins (2-2)

HR: ABQ Jordan Patterson (15) off Atkins (3rd inning, GS)
    ABQ Jordan Patterson (16) off Wheeler (7th inning, S)

    LVG Cody Decker (1) off Flemer (7th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:23
ATT: 3,745
The Isotopes got their post Triple-A All-Star Break off to a good start with Jordan Patterson homering twice and driving in five runs to help Albuquerque claim a 8-3 victory over the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) in their series opener in Las Vegas on Thursday evening.

Kevin Plawecki singled home the 51s' first run in the 1st inning and the Isotopes tied up the game in the top of the 2nd inning. PCL All-Star Noel Cuevas singled, stole second base, tagged up to third base on Dustin Garneau's fly out and scored on Cristhian Adames' groundout.

Albuquerque plated five runs in the 3rd inning to surge to a 6-1 lead. With the bases loaded and one out, Cuevas singled home Mike Tauchman and Patterson followed with a grand-slam homer.

In the 6th inning, each club exchanged a single run. Adames doubled and scored on Tauchman's single in the top half, and in the home half, Plawecki singled home another run.

The scoring continued in the 7th inning with each club having a solo homer. Patterson hit his second homer of the game for Albuquerque while Cody Decker had a pinch-hit homer for Las Vegas after the 7th inning stretch.

Phillip Evans doubled home the final Las Vegas run in the 9th inning with two outs.

Isotopes Starter Line: Antonio Senzatela - 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 49 GS, 2.70 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 3x4 (.279), 2 R, 2 HR (16), 5 RBI (61), 1 BB, 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 1x5 (.383), 1 R, 1 K
Antonio Senzatela: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 2.70 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
In Isotopes transactions, IF Juan Ciriaco was placed on the disabled list and OF Stephen Cardullo was sent on a rehabilitation assignment to Class-A Boise as he recovers from his broken wrist. . . . Jordan Patterson had his second 5 RBI game of the season, leads the club in homers (16), had his second multi-homer game this season, and homered in back-to-back games for the third time in 2017. Patterson's grand-slam homer was Albuquerque's second of the season (Rafael Ynoa). . . . Noel Cuevas and Mike Tauchman each hit safely to extend their hitting streaks to 8 games. . . . Garrett Cooper of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA Brewers) is the PCL Hitter of the Week. Cooper hit .500 (12x24) with 2 homers and 11 RBI during the award week. Cooper was the starting PCL first baseman in the Triple-A All-Star Game in Tacoma yesterday and was later traded from the Brewers to the Yankees so he's now in the International League with the Yankees' Triple-A club in Scranton Wilkes-Barre. . . . Justin Nicolino of the New Orleans Baby Cakes (AAA Marlins) is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Nicolino won both of his starts and allowed no runs in 10 2/3 innings of work. Nicolino alloweds 6 hits, walked 1 and fanned 9. . . . Game two of the series is Friday evening. Probables are LHP Ryan Carpenter (5-6, 4.77) for the Isotopes and RHP Tyler Pill (4-2, 3.16) for the 51s.

Filed 07/13/2017

July 12, 2017 - 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game

Cheney Stadium

International League   010 020 100 --  4   9  0
Pacific Coast League   010 410 00x --  6  12  0

WP: Madison Younginer (OKC)
LP: Caleb Smith (SWB)
SV: Matt Carasiti (IOWA)

HR: IL Richie Shaffer (COL) off Seth Frankoff (IOWA)(2nd inning, S)
    IL Willy Adames (DUR) off Jean Machi (TAC)(5th inning, S)

    PCL Colin Moran (FRE) off Tom Eshelman (LHV) (2nd inning, S)
    PCL Renato Nunez (NASH) off Caleb Smith (SWB) (4th inning, 3R)
	
TIME: 2:40
ATT: 7,024
The PCL's Renato Nunez (Nashville - Athletics) homered and drove in three runs as part of a four-run 4th inning to help the Pacific Coast League All-Stars defeat the International League All-Stars 6-4 in the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Washington.

IL's Richie Shaffer (Columbus - Indians) solo homered to right field in the top of the 2nd inning and in the bottom of the 2nd inning, the PCL's Colin Moran (Fresno - Astros) matched that solo homer to right field as the game became knotted at 1-1.

In the PCL's game-deciding 4th inning, Willie Calhoun (Oklahoma City - Dodgers) doubled to the right field wall and scored on Garrett Cooper's (Colorado Springs - Brewers) single to left field. Moran infield singled to third base and Nunez followed with a three-run homer to left field.

The IL plated a pair of runs in the 5th inning to close to 5-3. Willy Adames (Durham - Rays) led off the frame with a homer to right field. Two outs later, Rusney Castillo (Pawtucket - Red Sox) struck out but reached on a passed ball, Danny Hayes (Charlotte - White Sox) singled to right and Shaffer doubled home Castillo.

The final PCL run was scored in the home half of the 5th inning. Christian Walker (Reno - Diamondbacks) singled to right field and scored on Calhoun's double to the center field wall.

The IL tallied their final run in the game in the 7th inning. Ozzie Albies (Gwinnett - Braves) doubled to left field and scored on Castillo's single.


All-STAR NOTES:
The lone Isotopes representative, Noel Cuevas, entered the game in the 6th inning as a defense replacement in center field and singled up the middle in the 7th inning in his only at-bat. . . . The PCL victory snapped a four-game losing streak to the IL. . . . The International League holds a 12-8 advantage over the Pacific Coast League since 1998 when the Triple-A All-Star Game format changed from American League vs National League affiliates to IL vs PCL. . . . The PCL MVP was Renato Nunez (Nashville - Athletics) who went 1x4 with a homer, 3 RBI and a run scored. The IL MVP was Richie Shaffer (Columbus - Indians) who went 2x3 with a double, a homer, two RBI and a run scored. . . . In the Triple-A All-Star Game Home Run Derby, Pawtucket (Red Sox) outfielder Bryce Brentz hit 18 home runs into the stands at Cheney Stadium in the final round, defeating the hometown Tacoma Rainiers' slugger Daniel Vogelbach, who was only able to hit 8 homers. . . . The 2018 Triple-A All-Star Game will be hosted by the International League's Columbus Clippers (Indians).

Filed 07/12/2017

July 9, 2017 - Isotopes (44-45)

Isotopes Park

Las Vegas    114 403 000 --  13  20  0  
Albuquerque  202 011 410 --  11  17  1

WP: Ricky Knapp (4-10)
LP: Sam Howard (2-2)
SV: Kevin McGowan (2)

HR: LVG Phillip Evans (5) off Howard (3rd inning, 3R) 
    LVG Josh Rodriguez (11) off Farris (4th inning, 2R)
    LVG Xorge Carillo (6) off Farris (4th inning, 2R)

    ABQ Mike Tauchman (11) off Knapp (5th inning, S)
    ABQ Jordan Patterson (14) off Regnault (7th inning, S)
    ABQ Cristhian Adames (7) off Rowen (8th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:53
ATT: 7,201
Isotopes starter Sam Howard started the contest looking to cement his place as a PCL Pitcher of the Week. On July 4th, Howard tossed eight scoreless innings in a victory but tonight was very different as Howard allowed 6 runs in 2 1/3 innings in Albuquerque's 13-11 loss to the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets). The Isotopes snapped a three game winning streak and failed to win this series heading into the Triple-A All-Star Break.

The 51s plated the first run of the game in the top of the 1st inning and Albuquerque took their only lead of the game in the bottom of the 1st inning. Noel Cuevas' groundout brought home a run and Jordan Patterson singled home a run.

Las Vegas tied up the game with a run in the 2nd inning and took the lead with four-run 3rd inning, highlighted by Phillip Evans' three-run homer.

Albuquerque trimmed the defecit to 6-4 with a two-run bottom of the 3rd inning. Domonic Brown tripled, scored on Mike Tauchman's double and Tauchman scored on Cuevas' double.

A pair of Las Vegas two-run homers (Josh Rodriguez and Xorge Carillo) built the Las Vegas lead to 10-4 in the 4th inning.

Tauchman solo homered in the 5th inning before Las Vegas plated three more runs in the 6th inning to lead 13-5.

Brown doubled home a run in the 6th inning, Patterson solo homered, Daniel Castro doubled home a run, Derrik Gibson had a sacrifice flyout and Brown singled home a run in the 7th inning and Cristhian Adames solo homered in the 8th inning as Albuquerque plated the final six runs of the game.



Isotopes Starter Line: Sam Howard (L, 2-2) 2.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 9 GS, 5.16 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 3x5 (.273), 1 R, 1 HR (14), 2 RBI (56)
Tom Murphy: 0x4 (.271), 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Sam Moll: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 4.25 ERA
Jerry Vasto: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, WP, 6.00 ERA
Sam Howard: (L, 2-2) 2.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 5.16 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Ryan McMahon represented Team USA in the 2017 MLB All-Star Futures Game played this afternoon. McMahon entered the game as a defense substition at first base in the 6th inning and went 0x1 with a walk. McMahon drew a walk in the 6th inning and flew out to center in the 8th inning. . . . The game time of 3 hours, 53 minutes was Albuquerque's longest 9-inning game this season. . . . Isotopes Triple-A All-Star Noel Cuevas extended his hitting streak to 7 games before being pinch-hit for in the 5th inning. . . . Mike Tauchman also extended his hitting streak to 7 games tonight. Tauchman was a triple short of hitting for the cycle. . . . Also nearly hitting for a cycle was Domonic Brown, who fell a homer short. One Las Vegas player, Xorge Carillo, was a triple short of hitting for the cycle. . . . The Isotopes took two out of the three games with the 51s and 24,073 attended at Isotopes Park for a per-game average of 8,024. . . . Tonight's contest marked the final matchup between the two clubs at "The Lab" this season. Albuquerque won five of the seven matchups and all-time, Albuquerque holds a 33-18 advantage in games played in Albuquerque. The series with the 51s following the Triple-A All-Star Break wraps up the regular season matchup. . . . Albuquerque tied a season-best in total extra bases (10) and tied a season-worst for most hits given up to an opponent in game (20). . . . Sam Howard tossed 2 1/3 innings, Albuquerque's shortest start of the season that wasn't shortened due to injury. . . . After the Isotopes are off for the next three days for the Triple-A All-Star Break and Triple-A All-Star Game, the 51s and Isotopes change venues to Las Vegas for a four-game series. While Albuquerque has not officially named a probable, there is talk that RHP Antonio Senzatela (No Record) will be making the start Thursday night for the Isotopes. The 51s have yet to name a probable.

Filed 07/09/2017

July 8, 2017 - Isotopes (44-44)

Isotopes Park

Las Vegas     000 000 100 --  1  8  0
Albuquerque   010 001 20x --  4  8  0

WP: Barry Enright (5-3)
LP: Wilfredo Boscan (3-8)
SV: Jairo Diaz (3)
	
TIME: 2:41
ATT: 9,768
Barry Enright allowed a run in 7 innings and Mike Tauchman knocked in three runs in his return to the Isotopes from the Rockies in Albuquerque's 4-1 victory over the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) on Saturday evening at "The Lab". Albuquerque has won three straight games.

Jordan Patterson tripled and scored on Tom Murphy's groundout in the 2nd inning and Tauchman brought home a run with a sacrifice flyout in the 6th inning as the Isotopes built a 2-0 lead.

Phillip Evans singled home Las Vegas' only run of the game in the 7th inning and after the 7th inning stretch, Tauchman came to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs and delivered a two-run single that gave the Isotopes some insurance runs.

Isotopes Starter Line: Barry Enright (W, 5-3) 7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 67 GS, 5.66 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x3 (.267), 1 R, 1 3B (4), 1 BB
Tom Murphy: 0x4 (.295), 1 RBI (9), 2 K


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled P Zac Rosscup from the Isotopes and optioned P Antonio Senzatela to Albuquerque. . . . At 44-44, the Isotopes season mark is at breakeven for the first time since June 26th. . . . Isotopes All-Star Noel Cuevas extended his hitting streak to 6 games. . . . Barry Enright joined Ryan Carpenter atop the Isotopes victory leaderboard (5 wins) and tossed his fifth quality start of the year. . . . Isotopes pitching allowed a walk in the game, snapping a streak of two straight games without having allowed a base on balls. . . . The three-game series concludes Sunday evening and the Isotopes are looking for the series sweep. Probables are LHP Sam Howard (2-1, 3.62) for the Isotopes and RHP Ricky Knapp (3-10, 6.06) for the 51s.

Filed 07/08/2017

July 7, 2017 - Isotopes (43-44)

Isotopes Park

Las Vegas    000 021 100 --  4  10  2   
Albuquerque  020 000 40x --  6  12  1

WP: Sam Moll (3-2)
LP: Alberto Baldonado (0-3)
SV: Austin House 1

HR: LVG Dominic Smith (12) off Flemer (6th inning, S)

    ABQ Noel Cuevas (11) off Baldonado (7th inning, 3R)
    ABQ Jordan Patterson (13) off Baldonado (7th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:54
ATT: 7,104
Back-to-back homers highlighted a 4-run 7th inning as the Isotopes came from behind to defeat the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) 6-4 in the opener of a three-game series at "The Lab" on Friday evening.

Albuquerque scored their first two runs in the 2nd inning. Cristhian Adames doubled with one out, advanced to third base on Derrik Gibson's bunt single and scored on Daniel Castro's single. Matt Flemer followed by reaching on an error with Gibson scoring.

Las Vegas' Jio Mier's two-run double in the 5th inning tied the game, Domonic Smith's 6th inning homer gave the 51s the lead and pinch-hitter Cody Decker doubled home a run in the 7th inning to extend the 51s lead to 4-2 heading into the stretch.

After the 7th inning stretch, Rosell Herrera drew a one-out walk, Domonic Brown singled and Noel Cuevas three-run homered to give the Isotopes the lead. Jordan Patterson followed with a solo homer.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer - 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 50 GS, 6.80 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 2x4 (.266), 1 R, 1 2B (20), HR (13), RBI (54)
Sam Moll: (W, 3-2) 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 4.50 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled OF Gerardo Parra from his MLB rehabilitation assignment and optioned OF Mike Tauchman to Albuquerque. . . . Jordan Patterson leads the club with 13 homers. There have been three Isotope back-to-back homers this season and Patterson was involved in all three, including two with Noel Cuevas this season (June 10th at Salt Lake and tonight). . . . Matt Flemer tied Ryan Carpenter's mark set yesterday for the most pitches thrown in a start this season (108). Flemer had his fourth quality start of the season tonight with two of those being against the 51s. . . . The Isotopes pitching staff has gone back-to-back games without issuing a walk. . . . The series continues Saturday evening. Probables are RHP Barry Enright (4-3, 6.22) for the Isotopes and RHP Wilfredo Boscan (3-7, 5.48) for the 51s.

Filed 07/07/2017

July 6, 2017 - Isotopes (42-44)

Isotopes Park

Sacramento   011 001 000 --  3  14  3
Albuquerque  010 210 00x --  4  11  0

WP: Ryan Carpenter (5-6)
LP: Tyler Beede (4-7)
SV: Carlos Estevez (1)

HR: SAC Orlando Calixte (10) off Carpenter (3rd inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:53
ATT: 8,124
Daniel Castro had a four-hit game and drove in a run and Ryan Carpenter claimed the team lead in victories when he allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings to pick up his fifth victory as Albuquerque took a series-ending 4-3 victory over the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) on Thursday evening.

Each team exchanged a run in the 2nd inning. Back-to-back doubles from former-Isotope Tim Federowicz and Juan Ciriaco brought home Sacramento's first run and the Isotopes plated their run in the bottom half of the inning when Noel Cuevas doubled and two batters later scored on a fielding error.

Orlando Calixte's solo homer gave Sacramento the lead in the 3rd inning and the Isotopes regained the lead in the 4th inning. Derrik Gibson reached on a fielders choice wtih a run scoring on the play and then scored on Castro's double for a 3-2 Isotopes lead.

Jordan Patterson doubled home a run to extend Albuquerque's lead to 4-2 in the 5th inning and the River Cats plated their final run in the 6th inning on Federowicz's double.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter (W, 5-6) 5.2 IP, 11 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 41 GS, 4.77 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x3 (.263), 1 R, 1 2B (19), 1 RBI (53), 1 K, HBP
Ryan McMahon: 1x4 (.390), 1 R, 1 2B (15)

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Gerardo Parra: 1x4 (.200), 1 K

In his third MLB rehabilitation assignment appearance, Parra singled to center in the 1st inning, struck out in the 3rd inning, grounded out to second base in the 5th inning, and flew out to left field in the 7th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
Ryan Carpenter's 108 pitches tonight was the most for an Isotope starter in a game this season. Carpenter allowed 11 hits, tied for the most hits allowed by a starter this season. . . . Daniel Castro had his second 4-hit game of the season tonight. . . . Albuquerque improved to 7-16 (6-6 at home) in games decided by one run this season. . . . The Isotopes took two out of the three games with the River Cats and 30,906 attended the series for a per-game average of 10,302. Boosted by the annual Independence Day promotion, this was the largest three-game home series attendance of the season. . . . Tonight marked the final Isotopes Park matchup of the 2017 regular season between the two teams. At "The Lab", Albuquerque won three out of the seven games played and all-time, Sacramento holds a 28-23 advantage in games played in Albuquerque. . . . The Isotopes open a home-and-home series with the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) with the Triple-A All-Star Break sandwiched between the two series. Before the break, Las Vegas comes to Albuquerque for three games and in the opener Friday evening, RHP Matt Flemer (2-6, 6.97) is expected to go to the bump for Albuquerque against Las Vegas RHP Donovan Hand (2-3, 6.86).

Filed 07/06/2017

July 5, 2017 - Isotopes (41-44)

Isotopes Park

Sacramento   000 310 002 --  6  11  0
Albuquerque  010 000 000 --  1  11  0

WP: Roberto Gomez (2-5)
LP: Thad Weber (1-4)

HR: SAC Juan Ciriaco (4) off Weber (5th inning, S)
    SAC Ryan Lollis (1) off Weber (4th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:48
ATT: 7,118
The Isotopes scored the first run of the game before the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) plated six unanswered runs to claim a 6-1 victory over Albuquerque on Wednesday evening at "The Lab".

Consecutive two-out singles from Daniel Castro, Isotopes starter Thad Weber, and Derrik Gibson brought home Albuquerque's lone run of the game in the 2nd inning.

Sacramento took a 3-1 lead in the 4th inning on Matt Winn's RBI double and Ryan Lollis' two-run homer.

Sacramento's Juan Ciriaco, brother of Albuquerque's Juan Ciriaco, solo homered in the 5th inning and Carlos Moncrief and Ciriaco singled home runs in the 9th inning to cap the scoring.

Isotopes Starter Line: Thad Weber (L, 1-4) 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, 36 GS, 7.00 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.262), 1 K
Tom Murphy: 0x4 (.325), 3 K
Jerry Vasto: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 5.53 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Gerardo Parra: 1x4 (.167), 1 BB, 1 K

Parra appeared in his second MLB rehabilitation assignment start and singled to center in the 1st inning, walked in the 2nd inning, grounded out to second base in the 5th inning, grounded out in the 7th inning and struck out in the 9th inning to end the game.


'TOPES NOTES:
Accolades continue for Ryan McMahon as the PCL's field managers voted McMahon the PCL's June Player of the Month. McMahon, promoted from Class-AA Hartford on June 1st, hit .427 (50x117) with 7 homers and 28 RBI and scored 22 runs during his Triple-A debut month. McMahon did not play tonight. . . . P Thad Weber was activated from the Disabled List to make tonight's start. With the loss, Weber has lost his last three pitching decisions. . . . P Nelson Gonzalez was placed on the Disabled List. . . . Tonight was the 55th time this season in which the Isotopes finished a game night in second place in the PCL Pacific Conference Southern Division. . . . The Home Run Derby participants were named for the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game to be held a week from tonight at Cheney Stadium, home of the PCL's Tacoma Rainiers. The International League participants (and their current number of homers) are Bryce Brentz (Pawtucket Red Sox - 18), Danny Hayes (Charlotte Knights - 15) and Richie Shaffer (Columbus Clippers - 17). Participants for the PCL are Renato Nunez (Nashville Sounds - 22), Daniel Vogelbach (Tacoma Rainiers - 9) and Christian Walker (Reno Aces - 20). . . . The quick three-game series concludes Thursday evening. Albuquerque's probable is reigning PCL Pitcher of the Week LHP Ryan Carpenter (4-6, 4.77) while the River Cats are expected to counter with RHP Tyler Beede (4-6, 5.30).

Filed 07/05/2017

July 4, 2017 - Isotopes (41-43)

Isotopes Park

Sacramento   000 000 000 --  0  5  0
Albuquerque  000 000 02x --  2  3  0

WP: Sam Howard (2-1)
LP: Tyler Rogers (1-3)
SV: Jairo Diaz (2)

HR: ABQ Tom Murphy (2) off Rogers (8th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:03
ATT: 15,664
In Albuquerque's quickest 9-inning game of the season, Isotopes starter Sam Howard hurled Albuquerque's best outing of the season, allowing no runs and 3 hits in 8 innings while not issuing a walk and fanning 10 batters and the Isotopes offense woke up at the end to pull out a 2-0 victory over the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) in the opener of a three-game series at "The Lab" on Independence Day evening.

The game was scoreless until Tom Murphy led off the 8th inning with a solo homer. Cristhian Adames followed with a triple and scored a batter later on Daniel Castro's sacrifice flyout.

Isotopes Starter Line: Sam Howard (W, 2-1) 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 0 HR, 92 GS, 3.62 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x3 (.263), 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 0x3 (.394)
Tom Murphy: 1x3 (.361), 1 R, 1 HR (2), 1 RBI (8), 2 K
Sam Howard: (W, 2-1) 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 0 HR, 3.52 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Gerardo Parra: 90x2 (.000), 1 K

Parra made his first rehabilitation assignment appearance with the Isotopes and lined out to third base in the 1st inning and struck out in the 4th inning. Parra was replaced in left field in the top of the 6th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies sent OF Gerardo Parra to Albuquerque on a MLB rehabilitation assignment. . . . In July 4th contests, the Isotopes are 9-5 (5-3 at home) and have a four-game winning streak. . . . The eight PCL clubs who were at home tonight combined to draw 94,042 fans. The eight PCL clubs who had their Independence Day promotion July 3rd drew 90,087 fans. The 16 PCL clubs have a combined total published ballpark capacity of 165,816 so several clubs including the Isotopes drew beyond their published capacity when they combined over the last two days to draw 184,129 fans. . . . Sam Howard and Jairo Diaz combined on Albuquerque's fourth shutout of the season. Two of the four Isotope shutouts were at Isotopes Park. . . . Tonight's game was the lowest scoring game at Isotopes Park this season and Albuquerque tied for their fewest team hits in a home game (3). . . . Sam Howard's 8 innings in a start tied Ryan Carpenter from July 1st as the longest Isotope start of the season and Howard had his first quality start of the season tonight. . . . Surprisingly, the 2 hour, 3 minute game is not the shortest 9-inning game in Isotopes Park history. The Isotopes have had a 9-inning home played in under two hours before. . . . The crowd of 15,664 was the largest crowd the Isotopes have played in front of this season and is the 5th largest crowd in Isotopes Park history. Five of the top seven (and 12 of the top 15) Isotopes Park crowds are Independence Day crowds. . . . The series continues Wednesday evening. Probables are RHP Thad Weber (1-3, 6.97) for the Isotopes and RHP Roberto Gomez (1-5, 6.54) for the River Cats.

Filed 07/04/2017

July 3, 2017 - Isotopes (40-43)

Cheney Stadium

Albuquerque  000 000 000 --  0   8  0  
Tacoma       041 003 10x --  9  13  0

WP: Casey Lawrence (2-0)
LP: Barry Enright (4-3)

HR: TAC Andrew Aplin (6) off Enright (2nd inning, 2R)
    TAC Tuffy Gosewisch (2) off Moll (6th inning, 3R)
	
TIME: 2:52
ATT: 7,247
The Isotopes offense could not string anything together as Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) pitcher Casey Lawrence tossed a complete-game, 8-hit shutout in Tacoma's 9-0 victory over the Isotopes. Albuquerque was shut out for the fifth time this season.

Tacoma put their first four runs of the game on the scoreboard in the 2nd inning. Andrew Aplin two-run homered, Tuffy Gosewisch drove in a run with a single and Leonys Martin had a sacrifice flyout.

Former UNM Lobo D.J. Peterson singled home a run in the 3rd inning, Gosewisch launched a three-run homer in the 6th inning and Gosewisch drew a bases-loaded walk in the 7th inning to close out the scoring.

The closest the Isotopes got to plating a run in the game was in the 6th inning when Daniel Castro doubled and was thrown out at home trying to score on Derrik Gibson's single.

Isotopes Starter Line: Barry Enright (L, 4-3) 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 38 GS, 6.22 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 2x4 (.265), 1 2B (18), 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 1x4 (.403), 2 K
Sam Moll: 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 4.36 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
C Anthony Bemboom was placed on the Temporary Inactive List in Albuquerque's only transaction today. . . . PCL Weekly Awards continue to honor Isotope players as P Ryan Carpenter was named the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Carpenter made two starts during the award week and went 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA. In 14 innings of work, Carpenter allowed 9 hits, 3 runs, walked 2 and struck out 18 batters. Carpenter is the third straight Isotope PCL Weekly Award winner (the other two -- Ryan McMahon and Jordan Patterson -- won Hitter awards) and the second Isotope pitcher (Jeff Hoffman) to win the PCL weekly pitcher award this season. . . . The start of the game was delayed 18 minutes by a pre-game ceremony. . . . Former UNM Lobo and current Rainier D.J. Peterson hit .333 in the series (5x15) with 2 runs scored and an RBI. . . . All five of Albuquerque's shutouts have come on the road -- including two in this just-completed eight game roadtrip -- and tonight's shutout was Albuquerque's worst shutout loss of the season (9 runs). . . . The Isotopes are 5-13 in the fourth game of a series. . . . The Isotopes and Rainiers split the series 2-2 and 25,705 attended at Cheney Stadium for a per-game average of 6,426. Tonight's game was the final 2017 regular season matchup in Tacoma and Albuquerque went 2-5. All-time, the Isotopes are 22-29 in Tacoma. . . . Independence Day is always an interesting holiday in the PCL. The half of the PCL clubs that are at home on July 3rd have their big Independence Day fireworks promotion and the whole league travels on July 4th so that the clubs that were on the road July 3rd get to have their Independence Day fireworks promotion at home on July 4th. The Independence Day promotion is usually the biggest promotional night for each club as they draw capacity or near-capacity crowds. The eight PCL clubs drew 90,087 for their July 3rd celebrations tonight. . . . Christian Villanueva of the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) is the PCL Hitter of the Week. Villanueva hit .407 (11x27) with 6 homers and 9 RBI. . . . The Isotopes return to Isotopes Park for a six-game homestand that completes play leading into the Triple-A All-Star Break. Probables in the opener of a three game series against the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) on July 4th are LHP Sam Howard (1-1, 5.12) for the Isotopes and RHP Jose Flores (No Record) for the River Cats. Flores was just promoted from Double-A and is making his Triple-A season debut in the start, but it won't be his first game ever in Triple-A as he played 24 games in Triple-A in 2014 and 64 games in the Mexican League Triple-A in 2016.

Filed 07/03/2017

July 2, 2017 - Isotopes (40-42)

Cheney Stadium

Albuquerque  000 001 100 --  2  5  1
Tacoma       100 100 21x --  5  9  0

WP: Jonathan Aro (3-0)
LP: Austin House (4-1)
SV: Emilio Pagan (5)

HR: ABQ Ryan McMahon (8) off Harper (6th inning, S)

TIME: 2:42
ATT: 5,334
Not long after the Isotopes tied the game, the Isotopes allowed three runs after the 7th inning stretch and snapped their two-game winning streak with a 5-2 defeat to the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) in Tacoma on Sunday afternoon.

Tacoma got a run on a groundout in the 1st inning and Andrew Aplin singled home a run in the 4th inning.

Ryan McMahon solo homered in the 6th inning and in the 7th inning, Jordan Patterson tripled and scored two batters later on Derrik Gibson's double as the Isotopes knotted the game at 2-2.

Leonys Martin doubled home a run with two outs and scored on Gordon Beckham's single as the Rainiers regained the lead in the bottom of the 7th inning and Tyler O'Neill doubled home Tacoma's final run of the game in the 8th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer - 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 0 HR, WP, 58 GS, 6.97 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 2x4 (.262), 1 R, 1 3B (3), 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 1x4 (.408), 1 R, 1 HR (8), 1 RBI (29), 3 K
Jerry Vasto: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 5.27 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
P Harrison Musgrave was placed on the disabled list while P Nelson Gonzalez came off of the disabled list. . . . Ryan McMahon has homered three times in his last five games. . . . Albuquerque native Austin House snapped a four-game winning decision streak with the loss today and he becaome the 20th Isotope to record a losing decision this season. . . . The Isotopes dropped to 5-8 this season in games that were tied at the 7th inning stretch. . . . The Isotopes club announced that berm seating for the July 4th contest will go on sale Monday. Berm tickets are $10 and are available in-person at the Isotopes Park Box Office or online at the team's website. . . . Albuquerque completes their eight game roadtrip Monday evening. RHP Barry Enright (4-2, 5.94) is the probable for Albuquerque, while Tacoma is expected to send RHP Casey Lawrence (1-0, 4.98) to the bump.

Filed 07/02/2017

July 1, 2017 - Isotopes (40-41)

Cheney Stadium

Albuquerque  100 010 200 --  4  6  0
Tacoma       000 001 000 --  1  3  2

WP: Ryan Carpenter (4-6)
LP: Chase De Jong(3-4)
SV: Jairo Diaz (1)

HR: TAC Leonys Martin (9) off Carpenter (6th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:31
ATT: 5,869
Isotopes starter Ryan Carpenter was splendid, hurling Albuquerque's best game for a starter this season. Carpenter tossed eight innings of 3-hit, 1-run ball while fanning 11 and was pulled before the 9th inning, denying him the chance to complete the game in Albuquerque's 4-1 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) in Tacoma on Saturday evening. The Isotopes have won two straight games coming off a four-game losing streak.

In the 1st inning, Rosell Herrera walked, stole second base and advanced to third base on a throwing error on the stolen base before scoring on Isotopes All-Star Noel Cuevas' groundout. Derrik Gibson tripled and scored on Cristhian Adames' sacrifice flyout in the 5th inning to extend the Isotopes lead to 2-0.

Carpenter's only mistake in the game was Leonys Martin's solo homer in the 6th inning as the Rainiers avoided the shutout.

Albuquerque added some insurance runs in the 7th inning on Gibson's RBI single and Adames' second sacrifice flyout of the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter (W, 4-6) 8 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 11 K, 1 HR, 84 GS, 4.77 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.258), 1 2B (17), 2 K
Ryan McMahon: 0x4 (.413), 2 K


'TOPES NOTES:
Jairo Diaz may be the new Isotopes closer, replacing the recently traded Matt Carasiti. Diaz set down the Rainiers in order in the 9th inning for his first save of the season. . . . Ryan Carpenter had Albuquerque's highest Game Score (84), longest outing (8 innings) and most strikeouts (11) for an Isotope starter this season. Carpenter's 4 wins is tied for the team lead (Austin House, Barry Enright) and he leads the team with his eighth quality start tonight. . . . Albuquerque pitching has allowed a homer in six straight games. The staff leads in the PCL in homers allowed with 104, which is five more homers allowed than second-place Round Rock. . . . Game three of the series is Sunday afternoon. Probables are RHP Matt Flemer (2-6, 7.18) for the Isotopes and RHP Cody Martin (0-0, 4.96) for the Rainiers.

Filed 07/01/2017

June 30, 2017 - Isotopes (39-41)

Cheney Stadium

Albuquerque  100 003 210 --  7  9  1
Tacoma       010 000 200 --  3  8  1

WP: Shane Carle (2-4)
LP: Rob Whalen (0-6)

HR: ABQ Ryan McMahon (7) off Whalen (1st inning, S)
    ABQ Domonic Brown (3) off Whalen (6th inning, 2R)

    TAC Tyler O'Neill (11) off Musgrave (2nd inning, S)
    TAC Tuffy Gosewisch (1) off Farris (7th inning, S)
    TAC Danny Muno (4) off Farris (7th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:13
ATT: 7,255
Albuquerque pitching allowed three homers in the game -- luckily all were solo shots -- and Ryan McMahon, Domonic Brown and Jordan Patterson each knocked in two runs as the Isotopes snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-3 series opening victory over the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) in Tacoma Friday evening.

Ryan McMahon solo homered as the second batter of the game to get the Isotopes on the scoreboard and Tacoma's Tyler O'Neill solo homered in the 2nd inning to knot the game at 1-1.

The Isotopes regained the lead at 4-1 in the 6th inning. Isotopes All-Star Noel Cuevas was hit by a pitch and scored on Patterson's double. A batter later, Brown two-run homered.

Albuquerque added two more runs in the 7th inning on McMahon and Patterson RBI singles.

Danny Muno and Tuffy Gosewisch back-to-back solo homered for Tacoma's final runs in the 7th inning and Albuquerque's final run came in the 8th inning when Daniel Castro sacrifice bunted to bring Rafael Ynoa home from third base.

Isotopes Starter Line: Harrison Musgrave -- 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, GS 40, 6.79 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 3x4 (.259), 1 R, 2 2B (16), 2 RBI (52), 1 BB, 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 2x5 (.427), 2 R, 1 HR (7), 2 RBI (28), SB (4)
Harrison Musgrave: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 6.79 ERA
Sam Moll: (H, 6) 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 3.66 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled C Ryan Hanigan from the Isotopes and optioned C Tom Murphy to Albuquerque. Colorado also recalled P Jon Gray from his MLB rehabilitation assignment. P Barry Enright was activated from the Temporary Inactive List. . . . With the month of June in the books, here's some stats for the Isotopes: 12-16 record (7-9 at home, 5-7 on the road), .316 team batting average, 5.80 team ERA, 23 stolen bases, and 35 homers. The 5.80 team ERA in June is almost one run higher than the pitching staff's previous highest monthly ERA this season (4.86 in May) and the team batting average is 32 points higher than the previous highest monthly batting average (.284 in May). . . . The victory snapped a season-worst five game road losing streak and snapped a string of three straight losses in Tacoma. . . . Harrison Musgrave had Albuquerque's shortest starting pitcher start of the season. The outing was cut short with two outs in the 2nd inning due to an undisclosed injury. . . . Game two of the series is Saturday evening. Probables are LHP Ryan Carpenter (3-6, 5.13) for the Isotopes and the Rainiers have yet to name a probable.

Filed 06/30/2017

June 29, 2017 - Isotopes (38-41)

Chukchansi Park

Albuquerque  000 000 000 --  0   1  0
Fresno       000 107 00x --  8  10  0

WP: Joe Musgrove (1-0)
LP: Sam Howard (1-1)

HR: FRE Derek Fisher (18) off Vasto (6th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:35
ATT: 8,802
The Isotopes were held to one hit in the game and only one baserunner made it to second base as the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) swept the series from the Isotopes, handing Albuquerque their fourth shutout of the season 8-0. Albuquerque has dropped four straight games and the loss is the 3,000th regular season loss in the history of Albuquerque Triple-A professional baseball.

The lone Isotopes hit came in the 1st inning. Isotopes All-Star Noel Cuevas doubled with two outs.

The Grizzlies scored their first run in the 4th inning on a fielder's choice and added seven more runs to the scoreboard in the 6th inning. Preston Tucker tripled home a run before scoring on Juan Centeno's single, Tony Kemp tripled home two runs, Tyler White singled home a run and Derek Fisher launched a two-run homer.

Isotopes Starter Line: Sam Howard (L, 1-1) 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 60 GS, 5.12 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x3 (.251), 2 K
Ryan McMahon: 0x3 (.429), 1 BB, 1 K
Jerry Vasto: 0.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 5.13 ERA
Sam Howard: (L, 1-1) 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 5.12 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
While Ryan McMahon did not make a mid-season All-Star team, he was selected as one of two Rockies organizational players to play in the 2017 MLB All-Star Futures Game held the Sunday before the MLB All-Star Game. In 26 games with the Isotopes, McMahon is hitting .429 with 6 homers and 26 RBI. Combining his Isotopes and Double-A Hartford stats, McMahon has appeared in 75 minor league games this season, hitting .365 with 12 homers and 58 RBI. The other All-Star Futures Game player for the Rockies is IF Brendan Rodgers who currently plays with Double-A Hartford. This year's MLB All-Star Futures Game will be played at Marlins Park and both players will suit up for the U.S. team against the World team. . . . In Isotopes news, P Zach Jemiola is nearing a return to the Isotopes roster as he began a rehabilitation assignment with Class-A Boise. C Anthony Bemboom was activated from the Temporary Inactive List and P Barry Enright was placed on the Temporary Inactive List. P Thad Weber was placed on the Disabled List retroactive to June 27th and P CC Lee was also placed on the Disabled List. . . . In the 3,000 regular-season losses of Albuquerque Triple-A professional baseball, the Dukes had 1,954 losses and the Isotopes contributed 1,046 losses. It is apparent how successful the Dukes franchise was when you consider their all-time regular season record was 218 games above the .500 mark while the Isotopes all-time franchise regular season mark is six games below breakeven. In case you are wondering, there are 3,212 combined victories in the history of Albuquerque Triple-A baseball. . . . Ryan McMahon went 0x3 in the game to snap a 7-game hitting streak. . . . Albuquerque was held to a season worst 1 hit and has a season-worst five-game road losing streak. . . . All four Isotopes shutouts this season occurred on the road. . . . Jerry Vasto's seven earned runs given up was the most earned runs allowed by a reliever in a game this season. . . . Albuquerque was swept for the series for the second time this season (Tacoma in April) and 20,452 attended at Chukchansi Park for a per-game average of 5,113. The Isotopes can be thankful tonight was the final matchup of the season in Fresno as the Isotopes have a seven game losing streak in games played in Fresno and went 1-7 in Fresno this season (and 2-14 at Chukchansi Park in the last two seasons). All-time, the Isotopes are 18-38 in Fresno. The Grizzlies come to Albuquerque for one series in August to finish the regular season series. . . . The Isotopes unveiled their special "Stars and Stripes" cap that will be worn in games from July 1-4 as part of Independence Day weekend celebrations. The upper part of the Isotopes cap from New Era Cap Company is blue, the bill and the button at the top of the cap is red, and there is a red-colored Isotopes "A" atomic logo. Fans can purchase their "Stars and Stripes" cap from the Isotopes Pro Shop and Minor League Baseball will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from cap sales to the Welcome Back Veterans charity. . . . The Isotopes club announced Reserve Level tickets are left for the July 4th game, meaning all box seats and club seats are sold out. Once Reserve Level tickets are sold out, berm seating ticket sales will begin. . . . The Isotopes head to Tacoma, Washington to play the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) at Cheney Stadium, home of the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday July 12th. Probables in Friday evening's series opener are LHP Harrison Musgrave (3-1, 6.84) for the Isotopes and RHP Rob Whalen (0-5, 6.38) for the Rainiers.

Filed 06/29/2017

June 28, 2017 - Isotopes (38-40)

Chukchansi Park

Albuquerque  100 030 100 --  5  10  0
Fresno       223 000 10x --  8  10  2

WP: Trent Thornton (5-2)
LP: Barry Enright (4-2)
SV: Kevin Comer (3)

HR: ABQ Ryan McMahon (6) off McCurry (7th inning, S)

    FRE Reid Brignac (8) off Enright (2nd inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:59
ATT: 3,438
Albuquerque only held a brief lead in the game until Isotopes starter Barry Enright allowed seven runs and didn't make it out of the 3rd inning in Albuquerque's 8-5 loss to the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) in Fresno on Wednesday evening. The Isotopes have dropped three straight games.

The Isotopes only needed the first two batters of the game to take their only lead of the evening. Rosell Herrera led off the game reaching on a throwing error and made it to second base on the play before Ryan McMahon singled him home.

The Grizzlies plated seven runs over the next three frames. In the 1st inning, Derek Fisher tripled home a run and scored on Colin Moran's single. Reid Brignac two-run homered in the 2nd inning and in the 3rd inning, Max Stassi singled home a run and a batter later, Alejandro Garcia had a two-run single.

Albuquerque plated three runs in the 5th inning to close to 7-4. Rafael Ynoa and Daniel Castro singled and both scored on Herrera's double. Three batters later after the Isotopes loaded the bases with two outs, Dustin Garneau reached on a fielding error with Herrera scoring.

Each team plated their final runs in the 7th inning. McMahon solo homered for Albuquerque and Moran tripled and scored on Teoscar Hernandez's single for Fresno.

Isotopes Starter Line: Barry Enright (L, 4-2) 2.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, WP, 13 GS, 5.94 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x3 (.254), HBP
Ryan McMahon: 4x4 (.440), 1 R, 1 HR (6), 2 RBI (26), 1 BB, SB (3)


'TOPES NOTES:
The promotion and trade of two Isotopes players may have cost the Isotopes having two players in the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game instead of just the one that made the team. P Jeff Hoffman was leading in all voting updates for Starting Pitcher during the fan voting period but did not make the team as he is with the Rockies making him ineligible. Had he still been with the Isotopes, he might have been elected the PCL's starting pitcher. Wilmer Font of the Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA Dodgers) was named the starter for the PCL squad. Matt Carasiti was elected to the team but won't represent the Isotopes as he was recently traded from the Rockies to the Cubs so he will be representing the Iowa Cubs. Albuquerque's lone representative is OF Noel Cuevas who was added to the squad as a reserve. In 67 games with the Isotopes, Cuevas is hitting .328 with 10 homers and 53 RBI. Cuevas is in the top 10 in the PCL in batting average, RBI, hits (87) and is tied for the PCL lead in triples (8). Former-Isotope Nick Buss, who was a PCL All-Star representing the Isotopes in 2013, is in this year's game as a member of the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres). With injuries and callups between now and the game on July 12th in Tacoma, there could be more Isotopes named as replacements to the PCL team. . . . In the Isotopes' lone transaction Wednesday, Albuquerque-native P Austin House was activated from the Temporary Inactive List. . . . Jordan Patterson went 0x3 to snap a 12-game hitting streak. . . . Ryan McMahon had a 4-hit game, his second four-hit game to go along with two 5-hit games in his 25-game Isotopes career. McMahon now has the current longest Isotope hitting streak - 7 games. . . . The Isotopes are 6.5 games back in the division, their largest defecit of the season and have lost their last four road games, tying a season-worst road losing streak. . . . Barry Enright's 2.2 innings pitched tied for the shortest Isotope starter pitcher outing of the season (Sam Howard). . . . The series concludes Thursday evening with the Isotopes looking to avoid the series sweep as well as avoid reaching an Albuquerque baseball history milestone. Probables are LHP Sam Howard (1-0, 6.28) for the Isotopes and RHP Joe Musgrove (No Record) who will be making his Grizzlies season debut after a recent demotion from the Astros where he had pitched all of this season so far.

Filed 06/28/2017

June 27, 2017 - Isotopes (38-39)

Chukchansi Park

Albuquerque  000 000 030 --  3  10  1
Fresno       300 111 00x --  6  10  1

WP: Kyle Smith (1-0)
LP: Matt Flemer (2-6)
SV: Tyson Perez (3)

HR: FRE Derek Fisher (17) off Flemer (1st inning, 3R)
    FRE Tyler White (12) off Flemer (5th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:35
ATT: 4,682
The Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) built a sizeable lead in the first half of the game and that was enough scoring to hold off a late Isotopes rally as Albuquerque dropped their second straight game, 6-3.

The Grizzlies led 5-0 through five innings of play. In the 1st inning, Derek Fisher had a three-run homer, Reid Brignac tripled home a run in the 4th inning and Tyler White solo-homered in the 5th inning.

Preston Tucker singled home Fresno's final run in the 6th inning.

Albuquerque didn't get onto the scoreboard until the 8th inning when Ryan McMahon doubled home a run, Noel Cuevas singled home a run and a run scored on an error.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer (L, 2-6) 6 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, 28 GS, 7.18 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x2 (.257), 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 1x4 (.419), 1 R, 1 2B (14), 1 RBI (24), E (2), 2 GIDP
Sam Moll: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 3.82 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies purchased the contract of OF Mike Tauchman from Albuquerque. Tauchman appeared in 70 of the Isotopes' 76 games and hit .313 with 10 homers and 55 RBI. Tauchman made his MLB debut as a pinch-hitter in the 12th inning of Colorado's 14-inning loss to the Giants and grounded out to second base. To make room for Tauchman on the Rockies' 40-man roster, the Rockies moved OF David Dahl from the 10-day to the 60-day disabled list. To make 25-man roster room for Tauchman, the Rockies optioned P Jairo Diaz to the Isotopes. . . . Jordan Patterson extended his hitting streak to 12 games before he was pulled in the 7th inning. With some Rockies players injured in their game tonight, the removal from the game may signal that Patterson could be joining the Rockies soon. . . . Cristhian Adames went hitless to snap a 10 game hitting streak. . . . At 38-39, the Isotopes are back to below the breakeven mark for the first time since June 20th and are a season-worst 5.5 games back in the division. . . . Matt Flemer has a three-game losing decision streak and his sixth loss ties him for the team lead. Flemer allowed two homers to take over the PCL lead with 19 homers allowed. . . . Grizzlies starter Charlie Morton allowed no runs and 2 hits in 4 innings in his rehabilitation assignment start. . . . The Fresno Grizzlies were dressed in their "Tacos" alternate jersey top. The Isotopes were not wearing their Green Chile Cheeseburgers jersey top so Fresno fans did not also get to enjoy the greatest food fight in Minor League Baseball like Albuquerque fans did on June 16th at "The Lab". . . . Game three of the series is Wednesday evening. Probables are RHP Barry Enright (4-1, 4.94) for the Isotopes and RHP Trent Thronton (4-2, 5.68) for the Grizzlies.

Filed 06/27/2017

June 26, 2017 - Isotopes (38-38)

Chukchansi Park

Albuquerque  000 010 104 0 -- 6  10  1
Fresno       000 020 220 1 -- 7  14  1

WP: Brian Holmes (2-2)
LP: Shane Carle (1-4)

HR: FRE Max Stassi (8) off Carpenter (5th inning, 2R)
    FRE Colin Moran (17) off Weber (8th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:59
ATT: 3,530
The Isotopes had a four-run 9th inning to tie the game but it went down as Albuquerque's largest defecit overcome this season that resulted in an eventual loss as the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) used a walkoff walk in the 10th inning to defeat the Isotopes 7-6 in the series opener in Fresno on Monday evening.

The scoring started in the 5th inning. Derrik Gibson drew a leadoff walk, went to third base on Daniel Castro's single and scored on Ryan Hanigan's sacrifice flyout. Max Stassi's two-run homer in the home half of the frame gave the Grizzlies their first lead of the game.

Albuquerque tied up the game at 2-2 in the top of the 7th inning when Ryan McMahon drew a bases-loaded walk but the Isotopes lost the lead when the Grizzlies plated 2 runs after the 7th inning stretch. Tyler White singled home a run and another run scored when Preston Tucker reached on an error.

Colin Moran solo homered and Tony Kemp added a sacrifice flyout in the 8th inning to give the Grizzies some insurance runs.

Albuquerque loaded the bases with one out in the 9th inning before Mike Tauchman sacrifice flied out to bring home a run. Down to their final out, Noel Cuevas drew a walk to reload the bases, Rosell Herrera scored on a wild pitch and Jordan Patterson singled to center to drive in a pair to knot the game at 6-6. Patterson stole second base but was stranded on base when Derrik Gibson struck out.

Albuquerque mounted no threat in the top of the 10th inning and the Isotopes ran into trouble in the bottom of the 10th inning. The Grizzlies had two outs when they started to load the bases and White's walk brought home the game winning run.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter - 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, BK, 55 GS, 5.13 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x5 (.255), 2 RBI (50), 2 K, SB (3)
Ryan McMahon: 2x4 (.426), 1 R, 1 RBI (23), 1 BB, 1 K


'TOPES NOTES:
The Isotopes transaction floodgates opened Monday and the moves included the Isotopes losing their closer. Isotopes closer P Matt Carasiti was traded from the Rockies to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for P Zac Rosscup. Carasiti appeared in relief 27 times for the Isotopes this season, compiling a 1-1 record with 13 saves in 16 save opportunities and had a 2.37 ERA. Rosscup made one relief appearance with the Cubs in 2017, pitching a clean 0.2 of an inning and made 17 appearances (1 start) with the Cubs Triple-A club Iowa, going 2-2 with a 2.60 ERA and converted his only save opportunity. Rosscup was sent to the Isotopes after the Rockies acquired him. . . . In other transactions, the Rockies placed OF Carlos Gonzalez and P Tyler Anderson on their major-league disabled list and recalled P Jairo Diaz. OF Noel Cuevas was activated from the Isotopes' disabled list, P CC Lee was activated from the Temporary Inactive List and C Anthony Bemboom was placed on the Temporary Inactive List. . . . Jordan Patterson is this week's PCL Hitter of the Week, the second straight Isotope PCL Hitter of the Week (Ryan McMahon). Patterson hit .426 (11x26) for the award week with 3 homers and 10 RBI. . . . Jordan Patterson extended his hitting streak to 11 games while Cristhian Adames now has a 10 game hitting streak. . . . Ryan Carpenter had his team-leading 7th quality start tonight. . . . The Isotopes are 4-5 in extra inning contests and 6-16 in games decided by one run this season, including 1-10 on the road. . . . Luke Farrell of the Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA Royals) is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Farrell won both of his starts during the award week, compiling a 1.29 ERA by allowing 3 runs, 6 hits, no walks and 18 strikeouts in 14 innings of work. . . . The Isotopes hope to get back into the win column in game 2 of the series Tuesday evening. The Isotopes are expected to send RHP Matt Flemer (2-5, 7.03) to the mound to face Fresno RHP Charlie Morton (0-1, 4.50) who is making a rehabilitation assignment start.

Filed 06/26/2017

June 25, 2017 - Isotopes (38-37)

Isotopes Park

El Paso      011 300 000 --   5   6  0
Albuquerque  000 033 33x --  12  11  0

WP: Harrison Musgrave (3-1)
LP: Rafael De Paula (2-1)

HR: ABQ Dustin Garneau (6) off De Paula (6th inning, 2R)
    ABQ Mike Tauchman (10) off De Paula (7th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:43
ATT: 6,309
The Isotopes were in an early 5-0 hole before erupting for three runs in four consecutive innings to claim a series-ending 12-5 victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) on Sunday evening at "The Lab".

El Paso built a 5-0 lead through the first four frames. Groundouts plated runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings and in the 4th inning, former-Isotope and Chihuahuas starter Zach Lee doubled home a run and Manuel Margot tripled home two runs.

Albuquerque began the first of their three-run innings in the 5th inning. Jordan Patterson drew a leadoff walk, Dustin Garneau singled and both scored on Domonic Brown's triple ahead of Cristhian Adames sacrifice flyout.

In the 6th inning, Patterson singled home a run and scored on Garneau's two-run homer that gave the Isotopes a 6-5 lead. After the 7th inning stretch, the Isotopes got three insurance runs on Ryan McMahon's sacrifice flyout and Mike Tauchman's two-run homer.

The Isotopes final three-run eruption was in the 8th inning. Consecutive singles from Brown, Adames and Rafael Ynoa brought home the first run and Rosell Herrera singled home two runs.

Isotopes Starter Line: Harrison Musgrave (W, 3-1) 6 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 45 GS, 6.84 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x3 (.256), 2 R, 1 RBI (48), 1 BB, 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 1x4 (.423), 1 R, 1 2B (13), 1 RBI (22), SF
Harrison Musgrave: (W, 3-1) 6 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 6.84 ERA
Sam Moll: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 3.94 ERA
Jerry Vasto: (H, 5) 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 2.81 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
In Isotopes transaction news, P Thad Weber was activated from the Disabled List and Albuquerque-native P Austin House was placed on the Temporary Inactive List. . . . The start of the game was delayed 19 minutes by the threat of pre-game rain showers. . . . Albuquerque tied their season best for largest winning margin at home (7 runs). . . . Daniel Castro went 0x1 in a pinch-hit at-bat to snap a 13-game hitting streak. Jordan Patterson has the current longest Isotope hitting streak - 10 games. . . . Albuquerque took three out of the four games in the series with El Paso and 27,953 attended for a per-game average of 6,988. Tonight's game was the final game with the Chihuahuas at Isotopes Park this season and the eight games were split 4-4. All-time, Albuquerque has a 17-15 advantage over El Paso at "The Lab". . . . After losing his first pitching decision, Harrison Musgrave has won his last three decisions. . . . Carter Capps pitched in relief for the Chihuahuas and was called for two illegal pitches and that upset his manager Rod Barajas who was ejected by first base umpire Brett Terry in the 8th inning. Capps said something home plate umpire J.J. January did not like and was also tossed from the game later in the 8th inning. . . . The Isotopes hit the road for an eight-game roadtrip starting in Fresno on Monday evening. Probables are LHP Ryan Carpenter (3-6, 5.30) for the Isotopes and RHP David Martinez (4-7, 4.88) for the Grizzlies (AAA Astros).

Filed 06/25/2017

June 24, 2017 - Isotopes (37-37)

Isotopes Park

El Paso      000 101 301 010 06 --  13  18  2
Albuquerque  013 001 100 010 03 --  10  25  0

WP: Jason Jester (3-0)
LP: Domonic Brown (0-1)

HR: ELP Nick Buss (5) off Vasto (6th inning, S)
    ELP Diego Goris (5) off Farris (11th inning, S)
    ELP Ryan Schimpf (5) off Herrera (14th inning, 3R)

    ABQ Domonic Brown (2) off Jenkins (3rd inning, S) 
    ABQ Cristhian Adames (5) off Jenkins (2nd inning, S)
    ABQ Cristhian Adames (6) off Cimber (11th inning, S)
    ABQ Jordan Patterson (11) off Jenkins (3rd inning, 2R)
    ABQ Jordan Patterson (12) off Bethancourt (14th inning, 3R)
	
TIME: 5:35
ATT: 10,071
In one of the craziest games in Isotopes history, some PCL and franchise records were set or tied and Isotopes starter Jon Gray, making a rehabilitation assignment start, could have landed in Denver by the time the game ended as the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) outslugged the Isotopes 13-10 in the longest game (time-wise) in Isotopes and Chihuahuas franchise history.

Cristhian Adames solo homered in the 2nd inning and in the 3rd inning, Jordan Patterson two-run homered and Domonic Brown followed with a solo homer as the Isotopes led 4-0.

Dusty Coleman tripled home El Paso's first run of the game in the 4th inning and each team exchanged a run in the 6th inning. Former-Isotope Nick Buss solo homered in the top half while Ryan McMahon doubled home a run in the bottom half.

Diego Goris singled home a run and Buss doubled home two runs as the Chihuahuas tied the game at 5-5 in the 7th inning.

After the 7th inning stretch, Daniel Castro's sacrifice bunt brought home Adames as the Isotopes took the lead and El Paso tied the game in the top of the 9th inning on Tony Cruz's single.

Goris solo homered in the top of the 11th inning as the Chihuahuas regained the lead and Adames came through wtih his second solo homer of the game in the bottom of the 11th inning to keep the game going.

El Paso plated 6 runs in the 14th inning. Rafael Ortega two-run doubled, Jose Rondon had a RBI single and Ryan Schimpf launched a three-run homer.

Jordan Patterson's second homer of the game, a three-run shot, provided the final runs of the game as Albuquerque was unable to match the six-spot the Chihuahuas put up earlier in the inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Jon Gray - 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, 55 GS, 1.93 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 4x7 (.255), 2 R, 2 HR (12), 5 RBI (47), 1 BB, 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 5x8 (.430), 2 R, 2 2B (12), 1 RBI (21), 1 K
Sam Moll: (H, 5) 0.1 IP, 0 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 4.08 ERA
Jerry Vasto: (H, 4) 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 2.92 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Jon Gray: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, 1.93 ERA

Gray made his second rehabilitation assignment start with the Isotopes and faced 23 batters, tossing 94 pitches (57 strikes) and getting 6 groundouts and no flyouts. This appearance is likely his last before the Rockies activate him.


'TOPES NOTES:
A PCL record was set for most combined pitchers in a game (19). PCL records were tied for most pitchers in a game by one team (Albuquerque - 10) and most combined players used in a game (40). . . . Isotopes franchise records were set for most Isotope hits in a game (25) and most Isotope at-bats in a game (63). Franchise records were tied for combined hits in a game (43) and most Isotope pitchers used in a game (10). . . . Season bests were set for game length in innings (14), most Isotope homers in a game (5), and most Isotopes left-on-base (17) and season bests were tied for most Isotopes players used (19), most team extra-base hits (10), most Isotopes pitching staff strikeouts (14) and most Isotopes pitching staff walks allowed (11). . . . The formerly longest Isotope game in franchise history (time-wise) prior to tonight was 5 hours, 31 minutes in an 18-inning game at Iowa on July 14, 2013. . . . Ryan McMahon and Cristhian Adames tied the Isotopes franchise record for most hits in a game (5). . . . Daniel Castro extended his hitting streak to 13 games. . . . Jordan Patterson and Domonic Brown back-to-back homered in the game, the second Isotope duo to do so this season. Patterson has homered in back-to-back games for the second time this season and had his first multi-homer game this season. . . . Cristhian Adames also had his first multi-homer game of the season and he and Patterson were the first Isotopes this year to have multi-homer games in the same contest. . . . For the third time in franchise history, two Isotopes position players pitched in the same game - Domonic Brown and Rosell Herrera in the 14th inning tonight. They were the first position players to pitch since Jeremy Barfield and Tim Smalling in a 12-inning contest at Fresno on August 1, 2015 and Brown was the second Isotope position player pitcher to earn a pitching decision as he took the loss. Smalling also earned the loss in that August 2015 game. . . . Albuquerque is 4-4 in extra inning contests this season. . . . It was announced MLB Network will be televising the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game from Tacoma on Wednesday, July 12th. It is the eighth year the contest will be aired on MLB Network and the on-air talent will be Paul Severino, Bill Ripken, Jim Callis and Michelle McMahon. . . . The umpiring crew was named for the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game. PCL umpire Nick Mahrley will work the plate, International League umpire Nic Lentz will have the assignment at first base, PCL ump Billy Cunha will work second base and IL's Jeremy Riggs will be the third base umpire. . . . The series concludes Sunday evening. Former-Isotope RHP Zach Lee (1-1, 5.32) is expected to take the mound for the Chihuahuas against Albuquerque LHP Harrison Musgrave (2-1, 6.75).

Filed 06/24/2017

June 23, 2017 - Isotopes (37-36)

Isotopes Park

El Paso       000 301 010 --  5  12  1
Albuquerque   213 210 00x --  9  10  0

WP: Sam Howard (1-0)
LP: Christin Friedrich (0-1)

HR: ELP Jabari Blash (14) off Howard (6th inning, S)

    ABQ Mike Tauchman (9) off Friedrich (1st inning, 2R)
    ABQ Jordan Patterson (10) off Friedrich (3rd inning, 3R)
	
TIME: 3:00
ATT: 7,349
The Isotopes wore their purple Rockies-style alternate jersey tops on Friday evening and celebrated the extension of Albuquerque's marriage with the Rockies with a 9-5 victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) on Friday evening at "The Lab".

Ryan McMahon doubled and cruised home on Mike Tauchman's two-run 1st inning homer.

Daniel Castro singled home a run in the 2nd inning and Jordan Patterson added a three-run homer in the 3rd inning as the Isotopes led 6-0.

Ryan Schimpf and Jabari Blash doubled home runs and Jose Rondon singled home a run in the 4th inning as the Chihuahuas halved the defecit at 6-3.

Tauchman two-run singled in the 4th inning and Albuquerque scored their final run in the 5th inning when Castro reached on an error with a run scoring.

El Paso's Blash solo homered in the 6th inning and Rondon singled home the Chihuahuas final run in the 8th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Sam Howard (W, 1-0) 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 43 GS, 6.28 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 3x4 (.246), 2 R, 1 2B (14), 1 HR (10), 3 RBI (42), 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 1x4 (.412), 1 R, 1 2B (10), 1 K
Sam Howard: (W, 1-0) 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 6.28 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Colorado Rockies and Albuquerque Isotopes representatives put ink on a Player Development Contract Friday afternoon that makes the Isotopes the Triple-A partner of the Colorado Rockies through the 2020 season. Albuquerque had been scheduled to be the Rockies top affiliate until 2018 before today's PDC extension. Since the affiliation began in 2015, 43 players have played for Albuquerque before joining the Rockies with 15 of those players having made their MLB debuts after getting promoted from the Isotopes. . . . At 37-36, the Isotopes are above the breakeven mark for the first time since June 3rd. . . . Jordan Patterson was a triple short of hitting for the cycle and extended his hitting streak to 8 games in the victory. . . . Daniel Castro extended his hitting streak to 12 games. . . . Game three of the series is Saturday evening and it will continue to feature pitchers on MLB rehabilitation assignments. The first two games had El Paso rehab starts and Saturday becomes Albuquerque's turn to put a rehabber on the mound as RHP Jon Gray (0-0, 2.08) is expected to make his second Isotopes rehab assignment start against El Paso's RHP Tyrell Jenkins (4-8, 7.44).

Filed 06/23/2017

June 22, 2017 - Isotopes (36-36)

Isotopes Park

El Paso      001 000 000 --  1   3  2
Albuquerque  102 021 11x --  8  13  1

WP: Barry Enright (4-1) 
LP: Jered Weaver (0-1)

HR: ELP Nick Schulz (2) off Enright (3rd inning, S)

    ABQ Daniel Castro (3) off Bethancourt (8th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:50
ATT: 4,224
The Isotopes got a good start to the second half of their regular season. Barry Enright tossed 7 innings of 2-hit, 1-run ball for Albuquerque's second straight quality start in Albuquerque's 8-1 victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) in the series opener at "The Lab" on Thursday evening.

In the 1st inning, Mike Tauchman doubled and scored on Jordan Patterson's single to give Albuquerque a 1-0 lead and El Paso tied up the game in the 3rd inning when Nike Schulz homered for the only Chihuahuas run of the game.

Derrik Gibson tripled home a run and scored on Cristhian Adames' single as Albuquerque regained the lead at 3-1 in the 3rd inning.

Ryan Hanigan and Daniel Castro singled home runs in the 5th inning to extend the lead to 5-1.

Adames had a run scoring single in the 6th inning, Tauchman had a sacrifice flyout in the 7th inning and Castro solo homered in the 8th inning to close out the scoring.

Isotopes Starter Line: Barry Enright (W, 4-1) 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 70 GS, 4.94 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.237), 1 RBI (39), 1 BB, 2 K
Ryan McMahon: 2x5 (.420), 1 R


'TOPES NOTES:
There were three Isotopes transactions in their return to play Thursday after Wednesday's day off. The Rockies recalled P Tyler Anderson from his MLB rehabilitation assignment with the Isotopes and optioned P Carlos Estevez to Albuquerque. OF Noel Cuevas was placed on the Disabled List. . . . Daniel Castro extended his hitting streak to 11 games. Jordan Patterson and Cristhian Adames have the second current longest hitting streaks on the club - 7 games. . . . Barry Enright earned his team lead-tying 4th victory (Austin House) and has three of the top five Game Scores this season. Enright's quality start was his fourth of the season. . . . Albuquerque tied season-bests in fewest hits allowed at home (3) and largest margin of victory at home (7 runs). . . . The final score could have been much worse for the Chihuahuas as the Isotopes left 14 men on base in the game. . . . Jered Weaver made a rehabilitation assignment start for El Paso and gave up 3 runs and 5 hits in 3 innings while taking the loss. . . . There is major PCL news that the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA Brewers) will not be a PCL league member starting in 2019 as the San Antonio Missions will become a Triple-A team and added to the PCL. The Missions, affiliated with the San Diego Padres, are in the Double-A Texas League and will continue to play in Wolff Stadium until hopefully funding is found to build a brand-new Triple-A quality ballpark. The Double-A Texas League opening created by the Missions leaving will be filled by a new team in Amarillo, Texas who will be the first minor league affiliated club in Amarillo since 1982 and will play in a new $45.5 million downtown ballpark. Colorado Springs will not lose minor league baseball as the rookie-level Helena Brewers will relocate to Colorado Springs making Security Service Field in Colorado Springs the largest Pioneer League stadium with a capacity of 8,500. The future of baseball in Helena is unknown once the Brewers leave for Colorado Springs. . . . Game two of the series is Friday evening. Probables are LHP Sam Howard (0-0, 6.48) for the Isotopes and LHP Christian Friedrich (No Record) who is making a MLB rehabilitation assignment start with El Paso.

Filed 06/22/2017

June 20, 2017 - Isotopes (35-36)

Raley Field

Albuquerque  000 000 001 --  1  3  0
Sacramento   000 300 10x --  4  5  0

WP: Chris Stratton (3-4)
LP: Ryan Carpenter (3-6)
SV: Steven Okert (4)

HR: ABQ Cristhian Adames (4) off Stratton (9th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:13
ATT: 6,931
In Albuquerque's quickest 9-inning game of the season (2 hours, 13 minutes), Ryan Carpenter allowed 3 runs and 3 hits in 6 innings for a quality start but his teammates were not able to give him any run support as the Isotopes closed out the series/roadtrip and first half of the regular season with a 4-1 loss to the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants).

Sacramento plated three runs in the 4th inning. Justin Ruggiano doubled home a run, Jae-Gyun Hwang had a sacrifice fly and former-Isotope Tim Federowicz had a run-scoring single.

The River Cats plated their final run while Juniel Querecuto was grounding into a double play and the Isotopes avoided their second shutout of the series when Cristhian Adames launched a solo homer in the 9th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter (L, 3-6) 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 0 HR, 2 WP, 67 GS, 5.30 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x3 (.237), 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 0x4 (.421), 2 K


'TOPES NOTES:
The Isotopes are 35-36 at the end of the first half of the 142 game regular season schedule. Albuquerque has had a losing record at the halfway mark in the last four seasons. . . . Ryan Carpenter leads the Isotopes in quality starts (6) but also leads the team in losses (6). Carpenter struck out 10 River Cats batters, the most for an Isotope starter in a game this season and Carpenter leads the pitching staff with 78 total strikeouts. . . . 13 is a bad luck number for a trio of Isotopes. Dustin Garneau went 0x3 and Mike Tauchman and Ryan McMahon each went 0x4 in the game to all snap 13 game hitting streaks. Daniel Castro hit safely in the game to extend his current longest Isotopes hitting streak to 10 games. . . . Albuquerque's offense went almost the whole series without homering. The only Isotope homer of the series came in the 9th inning of the final game. . . . The Isotopes announced P Jon Gray will be continuing his MLB rehabilitation assignment with Albuquerque and is penciled in to make a start on Saturday evening at "The Lab". There was no word if P Tyler Anderson's MLB rehabilitation assignment with the Isotopes is over or if he will be making another Isotopes appearance before the Rockies activate him. . . . The third River Cat of the series was ejected when left fielder Orlando Calixte was ejected by Home Plate umpire Alex Ziegler in the 8th inning after being called out on strikes. . . . The Isotopes and River Cats split the four-game series and 29,888 attended at Raley Field for a per-game average of 7,472. . . . The Isotopes and the rest of the PCL have Wednesday off before Albuquerque returns to Isotopes Park for a quick four-game weekend homestand. Probables in the opener Thursday evening are RHP Barry Enright (3-1, 5.58) for the Isotopes and RHP Jered Weaver for the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres). Weaver is making a MLB rehabilitation assignment start.

Filed 06/20/2017

June 19, 2017 - Isotopes (35-35)

Raley Field

Albuquerque  020 140 040 --  11  16  1
Sacramento   014 000 100 --   6   9  0

WP: Shane Carle (1-3)
LP: Tyler Beede (3-5)

HR: SAC Chris Shaw (3) off Gray (2nd inning, S)
    SAC Mac Williamson (8) off Gray (3rd inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:04
ATT: 4,998
Jon Gray allowed five runs, but only one earned run, and five hits in 4 1/3 innings in a rehabilitation assignment start and the Isotopes had a season-high eight team doubles that plated six runs as the Isotopes defeated the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) 11-6 on Monday evening in West Sacramento, California.

The Isotopes doubled their way to a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning. Jordan Patterson and Domonic Brown had back-to-back doubles to put the first run on the board and an out later, Daniel Castro doubled home Brown.

Chris Shaw solo homered in the bottom of the 2nd inning and in the 3rd inning, the River Cats added four more runs to take a 5-2 lead. A run scored on a fielder's choice, Jarrett Parker doubled home a run and Mac Williamson had a two-run homer.

Dustin Garneau tripled and scored on Brown's sacrifice flyout in the 4th inning and Albuquerque had the first of two four-run innings in the 5th inning. Mike Tauchman two-run doubled then scored on on Garneau's ground-rule double. A batter later, Brown doubled Garneau home.

Conor Gillaspie singled home Sacramento's final run of the game in the 7th inning and Albuquerque put up their final four runs of the game in the 8th inning. Pinch-hitter Derrik Gibson came to the plate with the bases loaded and cleared them with a triple before scoring on Ryan McMahon's single.

Isotopes Starter Line: Jon Gray - 4.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 2 HR, 34 GS, 2.08 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x5 (.236), 1 R, 1 2B (13), 3 K
Ryan McMahon: 2x5 (.444), 1 R, 1 RBI (20)
Sam Moll: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 3.18 ERA
Jerry Vasto: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 2.66 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Jon Gray: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 2 HR, 2.08 ERA

Gray made his first Isotopes rehabilitation assignment start and faced 20 batters. Gray tossed 74 pitches (50 for strikes) and had six groundouts and one fly out.


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies sent P Jon Gray to Albuquerque on a MLB rehabilitation assignment. . . . Ryan McMahon is this week's PCL Hitter of the Week after hitting .593 (16x27) with 5 homers and 14 RBI in six games. . . . There are a trio of Isotopes who extended their hitting streaks to 13 games tonight - Ryan McMahon, Mike Tauchman and Dustin Garneau. . . . The Isotopes had a team-season high 10 extra base hits in the game, including a season-high 8 doubles. . . . A pair of River Cats -- former-Isotope and current Sacramento catcher Tim Federowicz and Sacramento manager Dave Brundage -- were ejected by Home Plate umpire John Libka in the 8th inning for arguing balls and strikes. . . . John Gant of the Memphis Redbirds is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Gant made one start during the award week and tossed eight innings of scoreless ball, allowing just 2 hits in the victory. . . . The series (and roadtrip) concludes Tuesday evening. Probables are LHP Ryan Carpenter (3-5, 5.37) for the Isotopes and RHP Chris Stratton (2-4, 6.02) for the River Cats.

Filed 06/19/2017

June 18, 2017 - Isotopes (34-35)

Raley Field

Albuquerque  000 000 000 --  0  7  0
Sacramento   010 000 00x --  1  9  1

WP: Joan Gregorio (4-4)
LP: Tyler Anderson (0-1)
SV: Michael Roth (1)

TIME: 2:45
ATT: 7,835
On Father's Day afternoon in West Sacramento, California, the Isotopes were shut out for the third time this season in a tough 1-0 loss to the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants).

The only run of the game came in the 2nd inning when the River Cats loaded the bases and Juniel Querecuto brought home the run with a sacrifice flyout. Two strikeouts followed to keep the damage to just the one run.

Only two Isotopes runners made it to third base in the game during their best scoring opportunities of the day. In the 6th inning, Jordan Patterson was at third base with two outs and was tagged out at home plate trying to score on a pitch that got away from the River Cats catcher. In the 9th inning, Cristhian Adames made it to third base with two outs before Anthony Bemboom struck out to end the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Tyler Anderson (L, 1-0) 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, 61 GS, 1.80 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.236), 2 K
Ryan McMahon: 1x4 (.448), 1 2B (9)

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Tyler Anderson: (L, 1-0) 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, 1.80 ERA

Anderson made his first rehabilitation assignment appearance with the Isotopes and tossed 77 pitches (51 for strikes), faced 19 batters and had 3 groundouts and 3 flyouts.


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies were involved in both Isotopes transactions today, sending P Tyler Anderson to Albuquerque on a MLB rehabilitation assignment and recalling P Carlos Estevez from Albuquerque. . . . The Isotopes had their first 1-0 game of the 2017 season today and have a 12-14 record in 1-0 contests in franchise history. Albuquerque had a franchise-high five 1-0 games in 2016 and two of those five contests occurred in the same early June series in Sacramento. . . . While Tyler Anderson had a tough luck 1-0 loss today, things were different the last time he appeared in an Isotopes uniform. In his last Isotopes appearance of the 2016 season on June 7th before being promoted to the Rockies, he was on the winning end of a 1-0 game against the River Cats in Sacramento. . . . Ryan McMahon went 1x4 to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. Daniel Castro hit safely to extend his streak to 8 games. . . . In Father's Day contests, Albuquerque is 6-9 with a four-game losing streak. The Isotopes have a 1-5 road record in Father's Day games. . . . All three Isotopes shutouts this season have been on the road. . . . The series continues Monday evening. Probables are RHP Jon Gray, making a rehabilitation assignment start for Albuquerque and the River Cats are expected to counter with RHP Tyler Beede (3-4, 4.86).

Filed 06/18/2017

June 17, 2017 - Isotopes (34-34)

Raley Field

Albuquerque  001 031 102 --  8  14  0
Sacramento   101 000 110 --  4   9  0

WP: Harrison Musgrave (2-1)
LP: Andrew Suarez (0-1)

TIME: 2:45
ATT: 10,124
Harrison Musgrave allowed two runs and 5 hits in 6 innings, tossing Albuquerque's first quality start since June 10th and Noel Cuevas drove in three and Ryan McMahon added three hits and two RBI as the Isotopes opened a quick roadtrip to Sacramento with a 8-4 victory over the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) on Saturday evening.

Chris Shaw's single in the 1st inning gave Sacramento a quick 1-0 lead.

The teams exchanged a run in the 3rd inning. Back-to-back doubles from Rosell Herrera and McMahon got the Isotopes on the scoreboard and Orlando Calixte tripled and scored on Jae-Gyun Hwang's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 3rd inning as Sacramento regained the lead.

The Isotopes took a 4-2 lead in the 5th inning when Herrera, McMahon and Cuevas each singled home a run.

Rafael Ynoa tripled and scored on Daniel Castro's double in the 6th inning and Mike Tauchman singled and scored on Cuevas' triple in the 7th inning as the Isotopes led 6-2 going into the 7th inning stretch.

Carlos Moncrief singled home a run after the stretch and former-Isotope Tim Federowicz RBI singled in the 8th inning as the River Cats closed to 6-4.

Cuevas tripled home a run and scored on Dustin Garneau's sacrifice flyout in the 9th inning as the Isotopes added two insurance runs and Sacramento went down in order in the bottom of the 9th inning to end the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Harrison Musgrave (W, 2-1) 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, WP, 58 GS, 6.75 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Ryan McMahon: 3x5 (.460), 1 2B (8), 2 RBI (19), 1 K
Harrison Musgrave: (W, 2-1) 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 6.75 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Mike Tauchman and Dustin Garneau extended their hitting streaks to 12 games while Ryan McMahon extended his hitting streak to 11 games. . . . Noel Cuevas had two triples in the game, tying an Isotopes franchise record. . . . Ryan McMahon did not homer in the game, snapping a streak of three straight contests with at least a homer. . . . Harrison Musgrave's quality start was his first of the season. . . . The third PCL voting update for the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game was released and just one Isotope continues to be in a position to be elected to the team. P Jeff Hoffman is among the top two starting pitchers and would be elected if voting ended today. Three Isotopes are just one spot out of being elected - Anthony Bemboom at catcher, Noel Cuevas at DH and Matt Carasiti as Relief Pitcher. Voting leaders at each position and their team are: catcher - Victor Caratini (Iowa), first base - Garrett Cooper (Colorado Springs), second base - Steve Lombardozzi (New Orleans), third base - Franklin Barreto (Nashville), third base - Jae-Gyun Hwang (Sacramento), DH - Oswaldo Arcia (Reno), outfield - Derek Fisher (Fresno), Brandon Nimmo (Las Vegas), Brett Phillips (Colorado Springs), starting pitcher - Jeff Hoffman (Albuquerque) and Scott Copeland (New Orleans), and relief pitchers Drew Steckenrider (New Orleans) and Sam Tuivailala (Memphis). Go to milb.com to vote for Isotopes to make the All-Star team! . . . The 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game field staffs were announced. The winningest manager in the modern PCL era, Fresno Grizzlies manager Tony DeFrancesco, will manage the PCL squad and will be joined by Las Vegas 51s hitting coach Jack Voigt and Nashville Sounds pitching coach Rick Rodriguez. DeFrancesco won his 1,000th PCL game earlier this season. Tacoma Rainiers trainers Tom Newberg and Ben Clawson will be the PCL trainers for the game. For the International League, Al Pedrique of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will be the manager. Durham Bulls manager Jared Sandberg and Louisville Bats pitching coach Jeff Fassero are also on the staff and the trainer will be Rochester Red Wings' Larry Bennese. The series continues Fathers Day Sunday afternoon. Probables are LHP Tyler Anderson making a rehab start for Albuquerque and the River Cats are expected to counter wtih LHP Michael Roth (4-4, 4.44).

Filed 06/17/2017

June 16, 2017 - Green Chile Cheeseburgers (33-34)

The Grill

Fresno        100 006 710 --  15  20  1
Albuquerque   103 021 205 --  14  22  2

WP: Trent Thornton (4-2)
LP: Shane Carle (0-3)
SV: Brendan McCurry (1)

HR: FRE Jon Kemmer (8) off Howard (1st inning, S)
    FRE Preston Tucker (12) off Carle (6th inning, 2R)
    FRE Colin Moran (14) off Moll (7th inning, 2R)
    FRE Reid Brignac (7) off Carle (7th inning, 2R)
    FRE Tyler White (9) off Carle (7th inning, 3R)

    ABQ Noel Cuevas (10) off Guduan (7th inning, 2R)
    ABQ Ryan McMahon (4) off Thornton (3rd inning, 2R)
    ABQ Ryan McMahon (5) off Holmes (9th inning, 3R)
    ABQ Cristhian Adames (3) off Holmes (9th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:37
ATT: 11,641
Tonight was the big Friday night food fight and when all was said and done, the field was still littered with buns, taco shells, lettuce, tomatoes, green chile, cheese and beef in various forms. There were nine combined homers in the game, accounting for 19 of the 29 runs scored and the Isotopes 2017 season record book had a lot of new ink markups as the Fresno Tacos (AAA Astros) outslugged the Albuquerque Green Chile Cheeseburgers 15-14 on Friday evening at "The Grill".

Fresno's Jon Kemmer led off the game with a homer and the Green Chile Cheeseburgers tied up the game in the bottom of the 1st inning when Rosell Herrera led off with a single and scored on Ryan McMahon's double.

McMahon two-run homered and Dustin Garneau had a ground-rule double RBI in the 3rd inning and in the 5th inning, McMahon singled and scored on Mike Tauchman's triple. Noel Cuevas followed wtih a single to make it 6-1 Albuquerque.

Fresno erupted for six runs in the 6th inning, highlighted by Kemmer's two-run single and Preston Tucker's two-run homer.

McMahon doubled home a run in the bottom of the 6th inning to knot the game at 7-7.

Fresno had a seven run explosion in the 7th inning fueled by homers. Reid Brignac had a two-run homer, Tyler White had a three-run homer and Colin Moran added a two-run shot.

The Green Chile Cheeseburgers trailed 14-9 after Noel Cuevas two-run homered after the 7th inning stretch.

White doubled home Fresno's last run in the 8th inning and that run would end up being the game winning run after the Green Chile Cheeseburgers plated five runs in the bottom of the 9th inning in a rally that fell short. With two outs, Cristhian Adames two-run homered and McMahon three-run homered. Tauchman grounded out with the bases clear to end the game.

Green Chile Cheeseburgers Starter Line: Sam Howard - 5.2 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 34 GS, 6.48 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.236), HBP
Ryan McMahon: 5x6 (.448), 3 R, 2 2B (7), 2 HR (5), 7 RBI (17), 1 K
Sam Moll: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, WP, 3.29 ERA
Sam Howard: 5.2 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 6.48 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
P Sam Howard was transferred to Albuquerque from Class-AA Hartford to make tonight's start and P Thad Weber was placed on the Disabled List. . . . Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry issued an Executive Order proclaiming June 16th as "Albuquerque Green Chile Cheeseburgers Day" in the City of Albuquerque. . . . Ryan McMahon became the first Isotope to homer in three straight games this season and extended his hitting streak to 10 games, the seventh Isotope 10-game or longer hitting streak this season. McMahon has five homers in three games, including two homers in each of the last two contests. McMahon had five hits, the most hits for an Isotope in a game this season, had 7 RBI, tying with Pat Valaika for the most RBI by an Isotope in a game this season, and almost hit his first Isotope cycle as he ended up a triple short. . . . Also extending hitting streaks were Mike Tauchman (11 games) and Dustin Garneau (11 games). . . . Tyler White of Fresno had a five-hit game and was a triple short of hitting for the cycle. . . . The Isotopes bullpen had an ERA of 24.30 in this game, with four relievers combining to give up 10 runs (9 earned) in 3 1/3 innings. . . . Albuquerque had season-bests in longest 9-inning home game (3 hours, 37 minutes), most runs allowed (15), most runs scored (14), most hits allowed (20), most hits (22), combined runs (29), combined hits (42), and combined homers (9). There were team season-worsts in most runs allowed in an inning (7 runs) and largest blown lead in a loss (5 runs). . . . The Isotopes tied a team season-best in homers (4). . . . Shane Carle gave up the most hits (6) and earned runs (6) for an Isotopes reliever this season. . . . The humidor at Isotopes Park may be broken - in the final two games of the series there were 52 runs scored, 75 hits, and 17 homers combined. . . . Albuquerque wrapped up the first half of their 71-game 2017 home schedule with a 19-17 record and drew 267,523 fans to "The Lab". . . . The Grizzlies and Isotopes split the four games series and 31,515 attended at Isotopes Park for a per-game average of 7,879. . . . Fresno probably doesn't want to leave town after launching 11 homers in the final two games of the series. . . . The Isotopes start another quick roadtrip on Saturday evening with a four-game series in West Sacramento, California against the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants). Probables in the opener are LHP Harrison Musgrave (1-1, 7.30) for the Isotopes and LHP Andrew Suarez (No Record) who is making his Triple-A debut. Rockies pitchers Tyler Anderson and Jon Gray are probables to make rehab starts for the Isotopes later in the series.

Filed 06/16/2017

June 15, 2017 - Isotopes (33-33)

Isotopes Park

Fresno       001 234 001 0 --  11  15  1
Albuquerque  110 024 201 1 --  12  18  0

WP: Carlos Estevez (1-2)
LP: Jordan Jankowski (1-2) 

HR: FRE Reid Brignac (5) off Enright (3rd inning, S)
    FRE Reid Brignac (6) off Enright (6th inning, S)
    FRE Teoscar Hernandez (6) off Enright (5th inning, 3R)
    FRE Teoscar Hernandez (7) off House (9th inning, S)
    FRE Jon Kemmer (7) off Vasto (6th inning, 2R)
    FRE Tyler White (8) off Vasto (6th inning, S)

    ABQ Ryan McMahon (2) off Smith (5th inning, S)
    ABQ Ryan McMahon (3) off Perez (7th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 4:07
ATT: 4,531
While some things never change (the Isotopes pitching staff allowed homers -- a season-high six longballs in fact), other things changed for at least a night like the Isotopes not blowing a late inning lead to lose like in many recent games. Rafael Ynoa drew a bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning as the Isotopes defeated the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) 12-11 in a slugfest at "The Lab" on Thursday evening.

Mike Tauchman singled home a run in the 1st inning and in the 2nd inning, consecutive singles from Rosell Herrera, Ryan McMahon and Tauchman brought home another run as the Isotopes led 2-0.

Reid Brignac solo homered in the 3rd inning and Colin Moran and AJ Reed singled home runs in the 4th inning as the Grizzies led 3-2.

Teoscar Hernandez three-run homered in the 5th inning to extend the Grizzlies lead to 6-2.

McMahon hit the first of his two homers in the 5th inning and Tauchman followed with a triple and scored on Noel Cuevas' sacrifice flyout in the 5th inning.

Each club put up a four-spot in the 6th inning. Brignac solo homered, Jon Kemmer two-run homered and Tyler White followed with a solo homer as Fresno built a 10-4 lead.

In the home half of the 6th inning, McMahon had a sacrifice flyout with the bases loaded, Cuevas singled home a run, and Derrik Gibson and Cristhian Adames each drew bases-loaded walks.

McMahon's second homer of the game, a two-run homer, tied the game at 10-10 in the 7th inning.

Hernandez solo homered to give Fresno the lead in the top of the 9th inning and Mike Tauchman's one-out RBI single in the bottom of the 9th inning knotted the game at 11-11.

In the bottom of the 10th inning, Gibson walked, Adames singled, Anthony Bemboom reached on a sacrifice bunt and Ynoa drew a walk to bring home Gibson with the game-winning run.

Isotopes Starter Line: Barry Enright - 5.1 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 3 HR, 10 GS, 5.58 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.236), 1 BB, 1 K, HBP
Ryan McMahon: 4x4 (.404), 2 R, 2 HR (3), 4 RBI (10), 1 BB, SF, SB (2)
Jerry Vasto: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2 HR, 2.74 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
C Tom Murphy was recalled from his MLB rehabilitation assignment and activated from the Rockies' Disabled List. The Rockies optioned C Ryan Hanigan to Albuquerque to make roster room for Murphy. . . . Ryan McMahon became the third Isotope to homer in back-to-back games this season (Jordan Patterson and Mike Tauchman) and McMahon extended his hitting streak to 9 games. . . . The top three in the Isotopes batting order (Rosell Herrera, Ryan McMahon and Mike Tauchman) all tied Isotope season-highs with 4 hits in the game. . . . Albuquerque tied season bests in largest defecit overcome to win a game (6 runs), most runs scored in a game (12), and most walks drawn (8). The Isotopes had season bests in longest game time-wise (4 hours, 7 minutes), most hits in a home game (18), most combined runs (23), most combined homers (8), and most homers allowed (6). . . . Mike Tauchman extended his hitting streak to 10 games. . . . The Isotopes are 4-3 in extra inning games this season and had their fifth walk-off win of the season. . . . Former Isotope Jair Jurrjens received an 80 game suspension from the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Jurrjens, currently with the Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA Dodgers) tested positive for exogenous Testosterone which is a banned performance-enhancing substance. Jurrjens is the second former Isotope to receive a suspension this season for testing positive for a banned substance (Robert Andino). . . . The most eagerly awaited promotion of the 2017 Isotopes season is Friday evening when the two clubs get involved in a Friday night food fight! Isotopes Park becomes "The Grill" and the Isotopes transform into the "Albuquerque Green Chile Cheeseburgers" while the Grizzlies become the "Fresno Tacos". Probables are RHP Matt Flemer (2-5, 4.04) for the Green Chile Cheeseburgers and RHP Trent Thornton (3-2, 4.04) for the Tacos.

Filed 06/15/2017

June 14, 2017 - Isotopes (32-33)

Isotopes Park

Fresno       000 001 101 --  3  8  2
Albuquerque  103 000 03x --  7  9  1

WP: Ryan Carpenter (3-5)
LP: David Martinez (3-7)

HR: ABQ Ryan McMahon (1) off Martinez (1st inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:03
ATT: 7,507
Ryan Carpenter tossed five innings of 4-hit, 1-run ball and fanned 9 and his teammates gave him a solid early lead in Albuquerque's 7-3 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) on Wednesday evening at "The Lab".

Ryan McMahon hit his first Triple-A homer in the 1st inning to get the Isotopes on the scoreboard.

Albuquerque added three more runs in the 3rd inning. Noel Cuevas, Dustin Garneau and Cristhian Adames each had RBI singles.

Preston Tucker singled home a run in the 6th inning and Tyler White singled home a run in the 7th inning as the Grizzlies closed to two runs down at 4-2.

The Isotopes added three runs of breathing room in the 8th inning. Rosell Herrera delivered a two-run single with two outs then stole second base with Daniel Castro scoring on a throwing error during Herrera's stolen base.

Isotopes closer Matt Carasiti gave up a Tony Kemp RBI single for a junk-time 9th inning run.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter (W, 3-5) 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 0 HR, 66 GS, 5.37 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.236), 1 R, 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 2x4 (.354), 1 R, 1 HR (1), 1 RBI (6), 2 K
Sam Moll: (H, 4) 0.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 2.70 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Dustin Garneau had a two-hit night to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Other hitting streaks extended in the game were Mike Tauchman (9 games) and Ryan McMahon (8 games). . . . Isotopes pitching tied a season-best with 14 opponents struck out in a game. Ryan Carpenter tied an Isotope starter season-best with 9 strikeouts in a game. . . . The Grizzlies have struck out 27 times in the first two games of the series -- 13 times last night and another 14 times tonight which the Fresno club is reporting as the most strikeouts in a game this season. . . . Hitting Coach Darin Everson took over for Glenallen Hill tonight as Hill served the second game of his two-game suspension received for an ejection in a game at Isotopes Park against El Paso on June 8th. . . . The series continues Thursday evening. Probables are RHP Barry Enright (3-1, 4.37) for the Isotopes and RHP Kyle Smith making his Triple-A debut for Fresno.

Filed 06/14/2017

June 13, 2017 - Isotopes (31-33)

Isotopes Park

Fresno       200 123 020 --  10  14  0
Albuquerque  005 100 300 --   9  12  1

WP: Reymin Guduan (4-3)
LP: Carlos Estevez (0-2)
SV: Jordan Jankowski (6)

HR: FRE Colin Moran (13) off Weber (1st inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:06
ATT: 7,836
The Isotopes bullpen June swoon continued as the Isotopes lost their fifth game this month in which they had the lead at the 7th inning stretch. The Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) plated two runs in the 8th inning to take the lead and held on for a 10-9 victory over Albuquerque in the series opener at "The Lab" on Tuesday evening.

Fresno was first on the scoreboard when Colin Moran two-run homered in the 1st inning.

Every Isotope batter hit in the 3rd inning and Albuquerque scored five times to lead 5-2. MLB rehabber Tom Murphy had a two run single, Mike Tauchman had a two-run triple and Noel Cuevas singled home a run in the frame.

The two teams exchanged a run in the 4th inning. Jon Kemmer doubled home a run for Fresno while Murphy singled home a run for Albuquerque.

Derek Fisher doubled home a run and scored on Moran's single in the 5th inning and in the 6th inning, the Grizzlies took a 8-6 lead on Tony Kemp's two-run single and Fisher's RBI single.

Murphy tripled home two runs and scored on Tauchman's single as the Isotopes reclaimed the lead at 9-8 after the 7th inning stretch.

Tyler White doubled home two runs with one out in the 8th inning to provide Fresno with the tying and go-ahead runs and the Isotopes were unable to mount any serious threat to tie or win the game in the 8th and 9th innings.

Isotopes Starter Line: Thad Weber - 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 37 GS, 6.52 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x1 (.235), SB (2), 2 BB, HBP
Ryan McMahon: 1x4 (.341)
Sam Moll: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 2.77 ERA
Jerry Vasto: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, Balk, 2.11 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Tom Murphy: 3x5 (.414), 2 R, 1 3B (1), 5 RBI (7), 1 K, E (1)

Murphy grounded out to first base in the 1st inning, singled and scored in the 3rd inning, singled in the 4th inning, tripled home two runs and later scored in the 7th inning, and struck out swinging in the 9th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
Minor League Baseball released revenue figures for 2016 calendar year licensed merchandise sales and the 160 teams that charge admission to their games sold $68.3 million worth of merchandise, a 5.06 percent increase over 2015's total of $65.1 million. The top 25 teams were also listed in the release and for the first time since the Isotopes franchise began in 2003, the Isotopes were not among the top 25 in merchandise sales but that may change next season when 2017 sales figures are released since the Isotopes appear to be doing a great job selling "Green Chile Cheeseburgers" merchandise. No Rockies-affiliated club is in the top 25 list. Team specific merchandise sales figures were not disclosed since that detailed of data is proprietary, but given the total amount of sales and the number of clubs, the average merchandise sales per club throughout Minor League Baseball is $426,875. Three PCL clubs made the top 25 list for 2016 sales after not making the sales list for 2015 -- Fresno Grizzlies (Astros), Iowa Cubs (Cubs), and Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals). Other PCL clubs in the top 25 are El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres), Nashville Sounds (Athletics), Oklahoma City Dodgers (Dodgers), Sacramento River Cats (Giants), Salt Lake Bees (Angels), and Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners). Other than the Isotopes, the Reno Aces (Diamondbacks) are the only other PCL team to drop out of the 2016 top 25 list. . . . Two Isotopes extended hitting streaks in the game -- Mike Tauchman (8 games) and Ryan McMahon (7 games). . . . Tom Murphy had 5 RBI in the game, the second most RBI for an Isotope in a game this season (Pat Valaika - 7 RBI). Murphy has been scorching in his last two rehab appearances, hitting .700 (7x10) with 3 runs scored and 5 RBI. . . . Isotopes Park has not been an home field advantage for Albuquerque as the Isotopes are 2-7 at home in June and 17-16 at home this season. . . . Chris Smith of the Nashville Sounds (AAA Athletics) is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Smith in his only start of the award week combined with three Sounds relievers to toss a combined nine-inning no-hitter. Smith pitched six of those innings and fanned four and walked 2. . . . Drew Robinson of the Round Rock Express (AAA Rangers) is the PCL Hitter of the Week after hitting .467 (14x30) with 2 doubles, one triple, 6 homers and 14 RBI in 7 games. . . . The Isotopes and Grizzlies play game two of the series on Wednesday evening. Probables are LHP Ryan Carpenter (2-5, 5.65) for the Isotopes and RHP David Martinez (3-6, 4.95) for the Grizzlies.

Filed 06/13/2017

June 11, 2017 - Isotopes (31-32)

Smith's Ballpark

Albuquerque  100 001 300 --  5  12  0
Salt Lake    103 000 02x --  6  10  1

WP: Jason Gurka (1-0)
LP: Jairo Diaz (0-1)
SV: Justin Miller (9)

TIME: 2:52
ATT: 4,098
The Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) plated a pair of runs in the 8th inning with two outs to give the Bees a 6-5 victory over the Isotopes in Salt Lake City on Sunday afternoon in the series finale.

The clubs exchanged a single run in the 1st inning. Rosell Herrera led off the game with a single, went to third base on MLB rehabber Tom Murphy's single and scored on Mike Tauchman's sacrifice flyout. The Bees scored their run on a fielder's choice force out.

Kaleb Cowart drew a bases-loaded walk, Jefry Marte brought home a run with a sacrifice flyout and Carlos Perez singled home a run as the Bees led 4-1 in the 3rd inning.

In the 6th inning, Derrik Gibson singled home a run and in the 7th inning, Tauchman and Ryan McMahon each singled home a run and Noel Cuevas had a sacrifice flyout as Albuquerque led 5-4.

With two outs in the bottom of the 8th inning, Tony Sanchez singled home the game-tying run and Sherman Johnson followed with a single to drive in the go-ahead run.

Isotopes Starter Line: Harrison Musgrave - 5.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 0 HR, 51 GS, 7.30 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 2x4 (.236), 1 R, 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 2x5 (.350), 1 2B (5), 1 RBI (5)
Harrison Musgrave: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 0 HR, 7.30 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Tom Murphy: 4x5 (.375), 1 R

Murphy made his sixth MLB rehabilitation assignment outing and had his first four-hit game in an Isotopes uniform since July 14th of last season. Murphy singled to center in the 1st and 3rd innings, reached on a fielder's choice in the 5th inning, doubled and later scored on a sacrifice flyout in the 7th inning and singled to left in the 9th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
Noel Cuevas went 0x4 to snap an 11-game hitting streak. . . . Mike Tauchman went 1x4 to extend his hitting streak to 7 games, the second longest current Isotope hitting streak. . . . The Isotopes bullpen has not been very good at holding late leads this month. Today was the 11th time this season that the opponent scored the game-winning runs in their last time at-bat. Five of those 11 last at-bat losses occurred in June. . . . With Salt Lake failing to homer today, the Isotopes pitching staff snapped a streak of 13 straight games allowing the longball. . . . Albuquerque took two out the three games in the short roadtrip to Salt Lake and 24,606 attended at Smith's Ballpark for a per-game average of 8,202. The Isotopes are 6-2 against the Bees so far this season with one home and one road series left between the two clubs this season. . . . The entire PCL has the day off Monday and the Isotopes return to action Tuesday night with a brief four-game homestand against the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) concluding with the clubs transforming into the Albuquerque "Green Chile Cheeseburgers" versus the Fresno "Tacos" in a Friday night food fight. Probables in Tuesday's opener are RHP Thad Weber (1-3, 6.00) for the Isotopes and RHP Casey Coleman (2-3, 5.35) for the Grizzlies.

Filed 06/11/2017

June 10, 2017 - Isotopes (31-31)

Smith's Ballpark

Albuquerque  000 200 020 --  4  10  2
Salt Lake    001 100 000 --  2   8  0

WP: James Farris (1-1)
LP: Mike Morin (0-1)
SV: Matt Carasiti (13)

HR: ABQ Dustin Garneau (4) off Diaz (4th inning, S)
    ABQ Noel Cuevas (8) off Diaz (4th inning, S)
    ABQ Noel Cuevas (9) off Morin (8th inning, S)
    ABQ Jordan Patterson (9) off Morin (8th inning, S)

    SLC Sherman Johnson (2) off Flemer (3rd inning, S)
    SLC	Carlos Perez (2) off Flemer (4th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:51
ATT: 13,277
If you dig the longball, this game was for you as the Isotopes and Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) combined for Isotope game season-bests four homers (and six combined homers) that provided all the runs scored in the game in Albuquerque's 4-2 victory in Salt Lake City on Saturday evening.

Sherman Johnson's solo homer gave Salt Lake a 1-0 lead before Dustin Garneau and Noel Cuevas solo homered in the 4th inning to give the Isotopes a 2-1 lead.

The Bees tied up the game in the bottom of the 4th inning on a Carlos Perez solo homer.

Albuquerque regained the lead in the 8th inning with back-to-back solo homers from Cuevas and Jordan Patterson.

The Bees loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the 9th inning before Isotopes closer Matt Carasiti was able to get three straight outs to leave them loaded and secure Albuquerque's victory.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer - 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 HR, 40 GS, 7.34 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.231), 1 R, 1 HR (9), 1 RBI (38)
Sam Moll: (H, 3) 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 2.88 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Noel Cuevas had his first multi-homer game of the season (2nd for an Isotope this year - Mike Tauchman) and his 2x4 night extended his hitting streak to 11 games. . . . Dustin Garneau's homer extended his hitting streak to 9 games. . . . The Isotopes are back to the breakeven mark at 31-31 and their two wins over the division-leading Bees have closed Albuquerque to 2.5 games back in the division. . . . Matt Flemer had his third quality start of the season. . . . The attendance of 13,277 was the largest crowd Albuquerque has played in front of this season. . . . Isotopes pitching has allowed a homer in 13 straight games, which is approaching franchise record territory. . . . Isotopes starters have been having great efforts lately with four quality starts in a row. . . . The second update of voting results for the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game in Tacoma was released and for the PCL squad, there are fewer Isotope players who would be elected to the game than there were in the first voting results update. Starting Pitcher Jeff Hoffman would be the only Isotope elected to the All-Star game if voting closed today. Noel Cuevas fell out of the top spot at DH and Matt Carasiti fell out of the top two spots to get a Relief Pitcher election. Anthony Bemboom is in second place at catcher, Cuevas is in second place at DH and Carasiti is in fourth place as the only Isotope players within striking distance of being elected if they can improve their position vote-getting ranking. Leading vote-getters at each position and their team are catcher Victor Caratini (Iowa), first baseman Garrett Cooper (Colorado Springs), second baseman Steve Lombardozzi (New Orleans), shortstop Franklin Barreto (Nashville), third baseman Jae-Gyun Hwang (Sacramento), DH Oswaldo Arcia (Reno), outfielders Derek Fisher (Fresno), Brett Phillips (Colorado Springs) and Brandon Nimmo (Las Vegas), starting pitchers Hoffman of Albuquerque and Scott Copeland (New Orleans) and relief pitchers Drew Steckenrider (New Orleans) and Sam Tuiavailala (Memphis). Go vote to get more Isotopes into the Triple-A All-Star Game! . . . The short three-game series (and roadtrip) concludes Sunday afternoon. LHP Harrison Musgrave (1-1, 7.39) is expected to take the mound for Albuquerque while Salt Lake is expected to counter wtih RHP Doug Fister (0-0, 1.80).

Filed 06/10/2017

June 9, 2017 - Isotopes (30-31)

Smith's Ballpark

Albuquerque 121 101 320 --  11  18  0
Salt Lake   000 000 100 --   1   6  0

WP: Barry Enright (3-1)
LP: Parker Bridwell (2-3)

HR: ABQ Cristhian Adames (2) off Bridwell (4th inning, S)
    ABQ Rosell Herrera (2) off Bridwell (6th inning, S)

    SLC Nolan Fontana (6) off Enright (7th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:51
ATT: 7,231
While the Isotopes have a losing record, the Albuquerque Dukes are a perfect 2-0 this season. The series opener was throwback night in Salt Lake City with Albuquerque wearing Dukes mustard-colored uniforms and Salt Lake wearing Gulls orange uniforms. The Dukes came out swinging with a season-high 18 hits and had a 10-run season-best winning margin in a 11-1 victory over the Gulls.

Back-to-back doubles from MLB rehabilitation assignment player Tom Murphy and Mike Tauchman brought home the first Isotopes run in the 1st inning and in the 2nd inning, Daniel Castro doubled home two runs.

Jordan Patterson singled home a run in the 3rd inning, Cristhian Adames solo homered in the 4th inning and Rosell Herrera solo homered in the 6th inning as the Dukes built a 6-0 lead.

Patterson singled home a run, Domonic Brown had a sacrifice flyout, and Adames doubled home a run in the 7th inning as Albuquerque added three more runs to lead 9-0.

The only blemish on Isotope starter Barry Enright's night was allowing a Nolan Fontana solo homer after the 7th inning stretch.

Noel Cuevas and Patterson singled home runs in the 8th inning to cap the scoring.

Isotopes Starter Line: Barry Enright (W, 3-1) 6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, WP, 67 GS, 4.37 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 4x5 (.231), 2 R, 3 RBI (37)
Ryan McMahon: 2x5 (.343), 2 K
Jerry Vasto: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 2.25 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Tom Murphy: 1x4 (.263), 1 R, 1 2B (3), 1 BB, 3 K

Murphy doubled and scored in the 1st inning, struck out in the 2nd inning, walked in the 4th inning, and struck out in the 6th and 8th innings.


'TOPES NOTES:
The floodgate of Isotope pitcher transactions opened up on Friday. The Rockies optioned P Carlos Estevez to Albuquerque when Colorado activated P Adam Ottavino from the Disabled List. P Jairo Diaz was activated from the Temporary Inactive List, P CC Lee was placed on the Temporary Inactive List, and P Nelson Gonzalez was placed on the Disabled List. Finally, P Johendi Jiminian was sent to Class-AA Hartford. . . . The first throwback uniform matchup of the season between the Dukes and Gulls was during Dukes Retro Night on April 8th in Albuquerque and the Dukes won 12-5. . . . Noel Cuevas went 3x5 to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Cuevas has a pair of 10+ game hitting streaks this season. . . . For the second time in three games, Rosell Herrera was a hit short of hitting for the cycle, tonight being a triple short. Herrera homered for his second Triple-A homer tonight, both of them coming in the span of the last three games. . . . Jordan Patterson, who has struggled this season, returned from the Rockies and had the first four-hit game in his 173 game Isotopes career. He improved his season batting average 15 points to .231 with tonight's effort. . . . Every Isotopes hitter except Domonic Brown had a hit in the game and only Tom Murphy and Ryan McMahon did not have a RBI in the game. . . . Barry Enright had his third quality start of the season. . . . Game two of the series is Saturday evening. Probables are RHP Matt Flemer (2-5, 7.76) for the Isotopes and RHP Luis Diaz (1-3, 8.00) for the Bees.

Filed 06/09/2017

June 8, 2017 - Isotopes (29-31)

Isotopes Park

El Paso      020 000 012 --  5   9  0
Albuquerque  300 000 100 --  4  10  0

WP: Keith Hessler (2-1)
LP: Matt Carasiti (1-1)
SV: Phil Maton (13)

HR: ELP Christian Villaneuva (6) off Carle (8th inning, S)

    ABQ Tom Murphy (1) off Hessler (7th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:49
ATT: 4,817
Today's contest followed almost the same script as yesterday's game. The Isotopes blew a four run lead and gave up the game-tying and game-winning runs to the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) in the 9th inning yesterday. This afternoon, the Isotopes blew a three run lead and also gave up the game-tying and game-winning runs in the 9th inning in falling to the Chihuahuas 5-4 in the series finale.

Albuquerque built up a three-run lead in the 1st inning. Rosell Herrera led off with a double and went to third base on a wild pitch before Tom Murphy brought him in with a sacrifice flyout. Mike Tauchman and Noel Cuevas singled and Ryan McMahon doubled home Tauchman. Cristhian Adames followed with a sacrifice flyout.

Diego Goris doubled home a pair of runs as El Paso edged to 3-2 in the 2nd inning.

Murphy had his first solo homer of his MLB rehabilitation assignment in the 7th inning as the Isotopes led 4-2.

The Chihuahuas began their late game comeback with Christian Villanueva's solo homer in the 8th inning and in the 9th inning, River Stevens tied up the game with a two-run single and Rafael Ortega singled home what would be the game winning run.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter - 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 67 GS, 5.65 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Ryan McMahon: 1x4 (.333), 1 2B (4), 1 RBI (4)

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Tom Murphy: 2x4 (.267), 1 R, 1 2B (2), 1 HR (1), 2 RBI (2), SF

Murphy appeared in his fourth MLB rehabilitation assignment game and had a sacrifice flyout in the 1st inning, grounded out to shortstop in the 3rd inning, doubled in the 5th inning, solo homered in the 7th inning and flew out to right field in the 9th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies optioned OF Jordan Patterson to Albuquerque. . . . Noel Cuevas went 2x4 to extend his hitting streak to 9 games. . . . Isotopes Second Baseman Rafael Ynoa and Manager Glenallen Hill were both ejected by First Base umpire Clay Park after the 8th inning. It was Ynoa and Hill's first ejections of the season. . . . The Isotopes are 5-11 in games decided by one run, including 4-4 at home. . . . Albuquerque is 4.5 games back in the division, the most games out of the division lead this season. . . . The Isotopes continued their recent trend of not being able to defend their home field. The Chihuahuas won three out of the four games in the series and 26,511 attended the series at Isotopes Park for a per-game average of 7,375. For the eight game homestand, the Isotopes went 2-6 and drew 55,101. . . . Isotopes starter Ryan Carpenter had his fifth quality start of the season. . . . The Isotopes head on the road for a three-game series against division-leading Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels). With the Isotopes 4.5 games back of the Bees, they won't be able to claim first place if they were to sweep the series but they could get within striking distance of reclaiming the top spot in the division. Probables in the opener Friday evening are RHP Barry Enright (2-1, 5.08) for the Isotopes and RHP Parker Bridwell (2-2, 2.95) for the Bees.

Filed 06/08/2017

June 7, 2017 - Isotopes (29-30)

Isotopes Park

El Paso      001 000 122 --  6  10  0
Albuquerque  110 003 000 --  5  14  1

WP: Rafael De Paula (1-0)
LP: CC Lee (2-2)
SV: Phil Maton (12)

HR: ELP Tony Cruz (1) off Weber (3rd inning, S)

    ABQ Rosell Herrera (1) off Lloyd (1st inning, S)
    ABQ Dustin Garneau (4) off Lloyd (2nd inning, S)
    ABQ Mike Tauchman (8) off Lloyd (6th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:57
ATT: 7,136
The Isotopes blew a four run lead, their largest blown lead to lose a game this season, and the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) capped the comeback by scoring the winning run on a wild pitch in the top of the 9th inning of a 6-5 victory over Albuquerque at "The Lab" on Wednesday evening.

Rosell Herrera led off the game for the Isotopes with a homer and Dustin Garneau added a solo homer in the 2nd inning to give Albuquerque a 2-0 lead.

Tony Cruz solo homered in the 3rd inning for the Chihuahuas' first run of the game and Albuquerque plated three more runs in the 6th inning to build a 5-1 lead when Mike Tauchman two-run homered and Cristhian Adames added a sacrifice flyout.

El Paso chipped away at the defecit starting in the 7th inning. Christian Villanueva doubled home a run in the frame and Carlos Asuaje and Villanueva each singled home runs in the 8th inning as the Chihuahuas edged closer at 5-4.

A light rain started to fall in the 9th inning when El Paso's Rafael Ortega singled home the game-tying run with two outs and Diego Goris scampered home from third base on a wild pitch to give the Chihuahuas a 6-5 lead.

The Isotopes could not cash in a golden opportunity in the 9th inning to tie the game. Herrera led off the bottom of the 9th inning with a triple before Derrik Gibson struck out, Tauchman grounded out and Noel Cuevas flew out to right field.

Isotopes Starter Line: Thad Weber - 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 59 GS, 6.00 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Ryan McMahon: 2x4 (.346), 1 2B (3)
Sam Moll: (BS, 1) 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, WP, 2.92 ERA
Jerry Vasto: (H, 3) 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 2.37 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled OF Jordan Patterson when Gerardo Parra was placed on the Rockies' Disabled List. OF Domonic Brown was activated from the Isotopes' Disabled List to take Patterson's roster spot. . . . With one homer given up tonight, Isotopes pitching has allowed a homer in 10 straight games. . . . Noel Cuevas went 1x5 to extend his hitting streak to 8 games. . . . Dustin Garneau also extended his hitting streak to 8 games with a two-hit night. . . . Isotopes starter Thad Weber had his first quality start of the season. . . . Rosell Herrera was a double short of hitting for the cycle and his leadoff homer was the second leadoff homer of the season for the Isotopes. The first was Raimel Tapia who accomplished the feat earlier in the homestand on June 2nd against Sacramento. . . . Albuquerque hitters tied a team season-best with three homers in a game. . . . Mike Tauchman has homered in two straight games, joining Jordan Patterson as the only Isotopes to have homers in consecutive games this season. . . . There was a no-hitter in the PCL on Wednesday evening when Nashville Sounds (AAA Athletics) pitchers Chris Smith, Sean Doolittle, Tucker Healy and former-Isotope Simon Castro combined to no hit the Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA Royals) 4-0 in Omaha. News reports say it's only the seventh combined nine-inning no-hitter in the history of the PCL. . . . The series (and homestand) concludes with a 12:05 PM start at "The Lab". Probables are LHP Ryan Carpenter (2-5, 6.04) for the Isotopes and RHP Bryan Rodriguez (1-4, 5.01) for the Chihuahuas.

Filed 06/07/2017

June 6, 2017 - Isotopes (29-29)

Isotopes Park

El Paso      030 002 100 --  6  10  2
Albuquerque  010 331 10x --  9  13  1

WP: Harrison Musgrave (1-1)
LP: Tyrell Jenkins (4-6)
SV: Matt Carasiti (12)

HR: ELP Jabari Blash (6) off Musgrave (2nd inning, S)
    ELP Jabari Blash (7) off Carle (7th inning, S)

    ABQ Daniel Castro ()2) off Capps (6th inning, S)
    ABQ Mike Tauchman (7) off Valdez (7th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:50
ATT: 7,619
The Isotopes plated six runs in the 4th and 5th innings to take the lead and build up some breathing room in a 9-6 victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) on Tuesday evening at "The Lab". The victory snapped a four game losing streak.

El Paso scored the first three runs of the game in the 2nd inning. Jabari Blash belted his first solo homer of the evening, River Stevens doubled home a run and Rocky Gale had a sacrifice flyout.

Jordan Patterson reached on an error and scored on Daniel Castro's double in the 2nd inning as the Isotopes scored their first run of the contest.

Albuquerque took the lead in the 4th inning when Rafael Ynoa singled home a run, Castro reached on a fielders choice with a run scoring and Rosell Herrera brought home a run with a sacrifice flyout.

Noel Cuevas tripled home two runs and scored on Patterson's sacrifice flyout as the Isotopes built their lead to 7-3 in the 5th inning.

Christian Bethancourt and Rafael Ortega each singled home a run for the Chihuahuas in the 6th inning and in the bottom half, Castro solo homered.

Each team closed out their scoring in the game with solo homers in the 7th inning - Blash's second homer of the game for El Paso and Mike Tauchman for Albuquerque.

Isotopes Starter Line: Harrison Musgrave (W, 1-1) 5.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 33 GS, 7.39 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x3 (.16), 2 R, 1 RBI (34), 1 K, SF
Ryan McMahon: 2x3 (.318), 1 R, 1 BB, E (1)
Harrison Musgrave: (W, 1-1) 5.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 7.39 ERA
Sam Moll: (H, 2) 0.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 2.96 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Tom Murphy: 2x5 (.182), 1 R, 1 2B (1), 3 K

In Murphy's third rehabilitation assignment outing with the Isotopes, Murphy struck out in the 1st inning, doubled in the 3rd inning, singled and scored in the 5th inning, and struck out in the 6th and 8th innings.


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled OF Raimel Tapia when Alexi Amarista was placed on the Rockies' Paternity Leave List. P Harrison Musgrave was activated from the Temporary Inactive List to make tonight's start. . . . On the final 50 cent hot dog night of the season, 25,357 hot dogs were consumed for a 3.33 dogs per fan average. . . . Noel Cuevas extended his hitting streak to 7 games. . . . Matt Carasiti picked up his league-leading 12th save tonight and first save since May 20th. . . . Daniel Castro was a triple short of hitting for the cycle. . . . Isotopes pitching continues to allow homers on a daily basis, now at a season-worst 9 straight games. . . . The series continues Wednesday evening. The Isotopes have yet to name a probable so it likely will be someone brought up from Class-AA Hartford or it could be a bullpen game. The Chihuahuas are expected to counter with RHP Kyle Lloyd (0-1, 5.84).

Filed 06/06/2017

June 5, 2017 - Isotopes (28-29)

Isotopes Park

El Paso       131 500 000 --  10  11  1
Albuquerque   100 000 123 --   7  11  1

WP: Andre Rienzo (2-0)
LP: Matt Flemer (2-5)
SV: Keith Hessler (1)

HR: ELP Nick Schulz (1) off Flemer (2nd inning, S)
    ELP Dusty Coleman (8) off Flemer (2nd inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:54
ATT: 6,939
The El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) plated all 10 of their runs over the first four frames and Albuquerque's late game six runs were not enough to overcome that early defecit in a 10-7 loss in the series opener at "The Lab" on Monday night. The Isotopes have lost four straight games.

It took two batters for El Paso to take the lead. Chihuahuas leadoff hitter Rafael Ortega tripled and scored on Carlos Asuaje's groundout. In the home half, Noel Cuevas singled home a run to knot the game at 1-1.

The Chihuahuas used back-to-back homers from Dusty Coleman (2-run) and Nick Schulz (solo) to take a 4-1 lead in the 2nd inning.

A groundout brought home a run in the 3rd inning and El Paso added five more in the 4th inning, highlighted by a Ortega two-run triple and Jose Pirela RBI double.

Cristhian Adames sacrifice flyout after the 7th inning stretch started the Isotope late-game scoring surge and in the 8th inning, a run scored on Cuevas' groundout and Jordan Patterson added a sacrifice flyout.

Albuquerque added three more in the 9th inning. Pinch-hitter Daniel Castro doubled home a run with one out, scored on McMahon's single an out later and after Mike Tauchman walked, Cuevas singled McMahon home. Patterson came up to the plate as the game-tying run with runners at 1st and 2nd base and grounded out to end the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer (L, 2-5) 3.2 IP, 10 H, 10 R, 9 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, 2 GS, 7.76 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x4 (.214), 1 RBI (33), 1 K, SF
Ryan McMahon: 3x4 (.263), 3 R, 1 RBI (3), 1 BB


'TOPES NOTES:
Matt Flemer allowed the most earned runs in an Isotopes start this season (9), had the lowest Isotope Game Score of the season (2), and is tied for the team lead in losses with Ryan Carpenter (5). . . . Dustin Garneau had a two-hit game to extend his hitting streak to 7 games. Garneau has two additional games not counted in the hitting streak tally but doesn't end the streak because he entered a game on defense but had no plate appearance and in another game had a plate appearance but walked for no official at-bat. . . . Isotopes pitching has allowed a homer in a game for a season-worst eight straight games. . . . Albuquerque is one game below the .500 mark for the first time since May 4th and has a four game home losing streak, the longest of the season. . . . Luke Weaver of the Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals) was named in polling of PCL Field Managers as the PCL Player of the Month for May. Weaver, who started the month on the Disabled List, came off the DL and won five games in the six starts he made during the month while compiling a 2.19 ERA. In 37 innings, Weaver struck out 37 and walked 6 and became the first pitcher to win a PCL Monthly Player Award since Iowa's Carlos Pimentel in June 2015. . . . Trevor Oaks of the Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA Dodgers) is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Oaks won his only start during the award week and tossed 7 innings of scoreless ball (0.00 ERA) while allowing 2 hits, no walks and had 7 strikeouts. . . . Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) hitter Derek Fisher won the PCL Hitter of the Week award. Fisher hit .435 (10x23) with 3 homer and 9 RBI in six games. . . . The series continues Tuesday night where Albuquerque hopes to end their losing skid and fans hope to avoid indigestion on the final 50 cent hot dog night of the season. The Isotopes have not officially named a probable but it could be LHP Harrison Musgrave (0-1, 7.20) who is currently on the Temporary Inactive List and could be activated from the TIL to make the start on normal rest. The Chihuahuas are expected to counter with RHP Tyrell Jenkins (4-5, 6.51).

Filed 06/05/2017

June 4, 2017 - Isotopes (28-28)

Isotopes Park

Sacramento   000 101 101 1 --  5  13  2
Albuquerque  001 100 020 0 --  4   9  0

WP: Steven Okert (1-0)
LP: James Farris (0-1)

HR: SAC Mac Williamson (7) off Enright (4th inning, S)  
	
TIME: 2:59
ATT: 5,288
The Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) plated a run on a sacrifice bunt in the 10th inning to claim a series-ending 5-4 victory over the Isotopes on Sunday evening at "The Lab". Albuquerque has dropped three straight games with their season record now at the breakeven mark.

Rosell Herrera tripled and scored on a passed ball in the 3rd inning as the Isotopes scored first.

Mac Williamson solo homered for the River Cats in the top of the 4th inning and the Isotopes regained the lead at 2-1 in the bottom half of the inning when Noel Cuevas tripled and scored on Ryan McMahon's sacrifice flyout.

Williamson singled home a run in the 6th inning and Wynton Bernard doubled home a run in the 7th inning as the River Cats led 3-2.

The Isotopes appeared to be headed for victory when they plated a pair of runs in the 8th inning to take a 4-3 lead. Anthony Bemboom singled and scored later in the inning on Cuevas' double. After McMahon was intentionally walked, Derrik Gibson singled home Cuevas.

Bernard's two-out single brought home the game tying run in the 9th inning and in the 10th inning, John Polonius tripled and scored on Juan Ciriaco's sacrifice bunt for the game-winning run.

Isotopes Starter Line: Barry Enright - 6.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 55 GS, 5.08 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x5 (.219), 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 0x3 (.133), 1 RBI (2), 1 BB, SF

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Tom Murphy: 0x3 (.000)

Tom Murphy remains hitless in six at-bats over two MLB rehabilitation assignment outings. Murphy popped out to second base in the 1st inning, popped out to shortstop in the 3rd inning and lined out to left field in the 6th inning before being replaced in the field by Anthony Bemboom in the 8th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
P Nelson Gonzalez was activated from the Disabled List in Sunday's lone Isotope transaction. . . . The River Cats took three out of the four games in the series and 28,590 attended at Isotopes Park for a per-game average of 7,148. Albuquerque drew their 200,000th fan of the season (204,209) in the third game of the series which was the Isotopes 27th home gate of the season. . . . The Isotopes are 3-3 in extra inning games. . . . Albuquerque is at the break-even .500 mark for the first time since May 5th after having been above it since May 6th. . . . Noel Cuevas was a homer short of hitting for the cycle. Cuevas has just missed hitting for the cycle three times this season - all at Isotopes Park -- and has been a double, a triple and a homer short of the cycle in his various attempts. . . . The Isotopes have eight losses this season when their opponents scored the winning run in their last time at-bat. . . . Barry Enright tossed his second quality start of the season. . . . Sacramento's Mac Williamson is probably going to miss Isotopes Park. While Williamson went a fair 5x19 (.263) in the series, he did homer in three out of the four games and had four homers and 9 RBI in the series. . . . Albuquerque finishes off the homestand with a four-game series against their rival from south on I-25, the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres). Probables in the opener are RHP Matt Flemer (2-4, 6.86) for the Isotopes and RHP Andre Rienzo (1-0, 3.03) for the Chihuahuas.

Filed 06/02/2017

June 3, 2017 - Isotopes (28-27)

Isotopes Park

Sacramento   041 404 000 --  13  16  1
Albuquerque  000 100 000 --   1   6  1

WP: Chris Stratton (1-3)
LP: Ryan Carpenter (2-5)

HR: SAC Tim Federowicz (2) off Carpenter (3rd inning, S)
    SAC Tim Federowicz (3) off Vasto (6th inning, S)
    SAC Ali Castillo (1) off Farris (6th inning, S)
    SAC Mac Williamson (5) off Carpenter (4th inning, 3R)
    SAC Mac Williamson (6) off Vasto (6th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:04
ATT: 10,922
The force was not with the Isotopes on Star Wars night at "The Lab" on Saturday evening as the Isotopes suffered their worst loss of the season in dropping a 13-1 game to the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants).

Sacramento built a 9-0 lead over the 2nd through 4th innings. In the 2nd inning, Wynton Bernard doubled home a pair of runs and Jae-Gyun Hwang singled home two runs. Former-Isotope Tim Federowicz solo homered in the 3rd inning and the River Cats plated four runs in the 4th inning highlighted by Mac Williamson's three-run homer.

The Isotopes plated their only run of the game in the bottom of the 4th inning. Mike Tauchman doubled and scored on Noel Cuevas' single.

Sacramento powered their way for the four final runs of the game in the 6th inning. Federowicz had his second solo homer of the game, Ali Castillo hit a solo homer and Williamson had a two-run homer for his second homer of the contest.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter (L, 2-5) 3.1 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 2 HR, 3 GS, 6.04 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 0x4 (.359), 1 K
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.225), 1 2B (12), 1 K
Ryan McMahon: 1x4 (.167), 1 2B (2), 1 K
Sam Moll: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 3.00 ERA
Jerry Vasto: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, 2.45 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Tom Murphy: 0x3 (.000, 2 K

Murphy made his first rehabilitation assignment appearance with the Isotopes and struck out in the 1st and 4th inning, flew out to center in the 6th inning and was replaced in the field by Dustin Garneau in the 7th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies sent C Tom Murphy to Albuquerque on a MLB rehabilitation assignment. Murphy has been recovering since Spring Training from hairline fractures in his forearm. The Rockies also ended the Jeff Hoffman scratch mystery from yesterday, recalling Hoffman to start for the Rockies on Sunday in San Diego against the Padres. . . . Albuquerque gave up a season-worst 13 runs. . . . Ryan Carpenter had a Game Score of 3, the worst for an Isotope this season and Carpenter tied a team season-worst for most earned runs given up by a starter in an outing this season (8). . . . Former Isotope Tim Federowicz had a career game for the River Cats when he went 5x5 with a double and a pair of solo homers while being a triple short of hitting for the cycle. It was Federowicz's first five-hit game and fourth multi-homer game of his career. Three of those four multi-homer games came while he was with the Isotopes. . . . Isotopes pitching has allowed a homer in a season-worst six straight games and had season-worsts as a staff for most homers given up in a game (5) and most homers given up in an inning (3 in the 6th inning). . . . Albuquerque hopes for a victory Sunday evening to earn a series split with the River Cats. Probables are RHP Barry Enright (2-1, 5.40) for the Isotopes and RHP Joan Gregorio (3-4, 3.18) for the River Cats.

Filed 06/03/2017

June 2, 2017 - Isotopes (28-26)

Isotopes Park

Sacramento   110 020 012 --  7  10  1
Albuquerque  401 000 000 --  5   9  0

WP: Kraig Sitton (3-1)
LP: Thad Weber (1-3)
SV: Kyle Crick (6)

HR: SAC Jae-Gyun Hwang (5) off Lee (5th inning, 2R)

    ABQ Raimel Tapia (1) off Beebe (1st inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:37
ATT: 5.536
The Isotopes blew an early 3-run lead and the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) plated a pair of runs in the 9th inning to claim a 7-5 victory over Albuquerque. The Isotopes snapped a four-game home winning streak with the defeat.

Sacramento plated a run in the top of the 1st inning and Albuquerque surged to a three-run lead in their half of the inning. Raimel Tapia solo homered to lead off, Ryan McMahon walked and scored two outs later on Jordan Patterson's single. Cristhian Adames' double plated Patterson and Anthony Bemboom singled home Adames.

Sacramento scored a run on a groundout in the 2nd inning and Albuquerque built their lead to 5-2 in the 3rd inning when Derrik Gibson doubled and scored on Adames' single.

Sacramento chipped away at the defecit when Jae-Gyun Hwang two-run homered in the 5th inning and Chris Shaw's run-scoring single tied the game at 5-5 in the 8th inning.

Juniel Querecuto's sacrifice bunt brought home the go-ahead run in the 9th inning and the River Cats added an insurance run with Hwang's sacrifice flyout.

Isotopes Starter Line: Johendi Jiminian - 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, WP, 44 GS, 5.04 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 1x5 (.368), 1 R, 1 HR (1), 1 RBI (23)
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.224), 1 R, 1 RBI (32), 3 K
Ryan McMahon: 0x3 (.125), 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K


'TOPES NOTES:
P Thad Weber was activated from the Temporary Inactive List and P Harrison Musgrave was added to the Temporary Inactive List. . . . Jeff Hoffman was the Isotopes probable pitcher and was mysteriously scratched from the start which might lead to the Rockies promoting him to make a start in the next few days. Johendi Jiminian came out of the bullpen to make his first Isotopes start and first start since 2015 when he was at the Class-A Advanced level. There have been 12 different Isotope pitchers to start a game this season. . . . Raimel Tapia's leadoff homer was Albuquerque's first leadoff homer of the season. Tapia also hit his first Triple-A homer in his 57th Triple-A game. . . . Albuquerque lost just their second game of the season when leading at the 7th inning stretch. The Isotopes are 19-2 in games leading at the stretch. . . . The first voting update for the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game was released and Isotopes would be elected to the game in three out of the nine eligible positions. Noel Cuevas is the leading vote-getter at DH, while Jeff Hoffman is the leading vote-getter for Starting Pitcher and Matt Carasiti is among the top two that would be elected for Relief Pitcher. The only other Isotopes in the top five in voting but not in a position to be elected to the All-Star team unless they improve their ranking are Anthony Bemboom who is second for Catcher and Mike Tauchman who is fifth for the three Outfielder spots. Other PCL players currently in a position to be elected if voting closed today are: Victor Caratini, Iowa catcher; Garrett Cooper, Colorado Springs First Baseman; Steve Lombardozzi, New Orleans Second Baseman; Amed Rosario, Las Vegas Shortstop; Ivan DeJesus Jr., Colorado Springs Third Baseman; Outfielders Derek Fisher of Fresno, Brett Phillips of Colorado Springs and Lewis Brinson of Colorado Springs; Scott Copeland, New Orleans Starting Pitcher; and Kevin Comer, Fresno Relief Pitcher. Voting continues through June 23rd at milb.com/vote. Make sure to vote to get Isotope players into the Triple-A All-Star Game. . . . Game three of the series is Saturday evening. Retiring KOB-TV (NBC) evening news anchor Tom Joles is scheduled to throw out the first pitch. Probables are LHP Ryan Carpenter (2-4, 5.06) for the Isotopes and RHP Chris Stratton (0-3, 6.88) for the River Cats.

Filed 06/02/2017

June 1, 2017 - Isotopes (28-25)

Isotopes Park

Sacramento   202 100 000 000 0 --  5  15  2
Albuquerque  200 000 021 000 1 --  6  14  1

WP: Sam Moll (2-2)
LP: Tyler Rogers (1-2)

HR: SAC Mac Williamson (4) off Musgrave (1st inning, 2R)
    SAC Ryder Jones (6) off Musgrave (3rd inning, 2R)

    ABQ Dustin Garneau (3) off Okert (8th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 4:05
ATT: 6,844
The Isotopes overcame a three-run defecit in normal innings and Isotopes pitcher Matt Flemer came off the bench and had a game-winning infield single in the 13th inning as the Isotopes defeated the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) 6-5 in the opener of a series at "The Lab" on Thursday evening. Albuquerque snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory.

Mac Williamson hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 1st inning to give the River Cats a quick 2-0 lead.

The Isotopes tied the game in their half of the 1st inning. The Isotopes loaded the bases with singles from Raimel Tapia, Derrik Gibson and Mike Tauchman before Noel Cuevas grounded into a double play wtih Tapia scoring. Ryan McMahon in his Triple-A debut followed with a RBI double.

Ryder Jones two-run homered in the 3rd inning and Juniel Querecuto doubled home a run in the 4th inning to give Sacramento a 5-2 advantage.

Dustin Garneau got the Isotopes offense going again wtih a two-out, two-run 8th inning homer and Gibson delivered a two-out RBI double in the 9th inning to knot the game at 5-5.

In the bottom of the 13th inning, Rafael Ynoa and Tapia singled with one out and Tapia stole second base to put both runners into scoring position. Gibson reached on a fielder's choice with Ynoa out at home and Flemer singled to bring Tapia home with the game-winning run.

Isotopes Starter Line: Harrison Musgrave - 3.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, WP, 21 GS, 7.20 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 3x6 (.374), 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, SB (11)
Jordan Patterson: 1x1 (.224), 1 2B (11)
Ryan McMahon: 1x5 (.200), 1 2B (1), 1 RBI (1), 1 BB, 2 K, SB (1)
Harrison Musgrave: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, WP, 7.20 ERA
Sam Moll: (W, 2-2) 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 3.13 ERA
Jerry Vasto: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 1.13 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
IF Ryan McMahon, Baseball America's 9th ranked Rockies prospect, was added to the Isotopes roster from Class-AA Hartford. In 49 games with the Yard Goats, McMahon hit .326 with 6 homers and 32 RBI. Also joining the Isotopes from Hartford is P James Farris, who in 17 relief appearances went 0-0 with a 1.45 ERA and had 9 saves in 10 save opportunities. Finally, OF Chris Denorfia was released. . . . Dustin Garneau has hit in six straight games - or every game he has played as an Isotope this season in which he had one official at-bat recorded. . . . The Isotopes are 3-2 in extra inning contests this season and tonight's game was their fourth walkoff victory of the season. . . . The game was Albuquerque's longest of the season, both in innings (13) and game time (4 hours, 5 minutes). . . . Albuquerque used 19 players in the game including a season-high 7 pitchers. . . . The Isotopes bullpen tossed 9 1/3 scoreless innings. . . . Former Isotope Robert Andino, currently with the Norfolk Tides (AAA Orioles), was given a 50-game suspension without pay by the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball for testing postive for Amphetamine, a stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. . . . The series continues Friday evening with the Isotopes expected to send RHP Jeff Hoffman (3-2, 3.68) to the mound. The River Cats are likely to counter with RHP Tyler Beebe (3-3, 3.93).

Filed 06/01/2017

May 30, 2017 - Isotopes (27-25)

Chukchansi Park

Albuquerque  000 002 000 --  2   9  0
Fresno       210 010 22x --  8  11  0

WP: Mike Hauschild (1-1)
LP: Matt Flemer (2-4)

HR: FRE Derek Fisher (13) off Flemer (1st inning, 2R)
    FRE Preston Tucker (9) off Flemer (2nd inning, S)
    FRE Preston Tucker (10) off Moll (8th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:36
ATT: 3,953
The longball plagued the Isotopes in the series finale with the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) homering three times to score five of their runs as Albuquerque was handed their third straight defeat, 8-2.

Derek Fisher two-run homered in the 1st inning, Preston Tucker added a solo homer in the 2nd inning and Tony Kemp singled home a run in the 5th inning as Fresno led 4-0.

The Isotopes plated their only two runs of the game in the 6th inning. Derrik Gibson walked, Mike Tauchman singled and a groundout advanced both runners into scoring position. Jordan Patterson's groundout brought home Gibson and Anthony Bemboom singled home Tauchman.

Kemp tripled home a run and scored on Tyler White's single in the 7th inning and Tucker had his second homer of the game, a two-run shot, in the 8th inning to cap the scoring.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer (L, 2-4) 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 HR, 38 GS, 6.86 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 2x5 (.369), 2 SB (10)
Jordan Patterson: 0x3 (.219), 1 RBI (31), 1 BB
Sam Moll: 1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 3.43 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled P Carlos Estevez from the Isotopes on Tuesday. . . . Mike Tauchman was ejected in the 7th inning by Home Plate umpire Matthew Czajak. The ejection came right after Tauchman struck out. . . . The Grizzlies won the final three games in the four game series with the Isotopes and 20,561 attended at Chukchansi Park for a per-game average of 5,140. . . . With a day off on Wednesday, the Isotopes completed their May stats compliation with tonight's game. In May, Albuquerque went 16-13 (8-4 at home, 8-9 on the road), had a .284 batting average, hit 24 homers, stole 35 bases and had 147 RBI. The team pitching ERA was 4.86 and there were 3 pitched shutouts, no complete games and 6 saves. . . . The whole Pacific Coast League has Wednesday off before the league resumes action with new series' on Thursday. Albuquerque returns home for a eight-game homestand with the first four against the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants). Probables are LHP Harrison Musgrave (0-1, 6.49) for the Isotopes and RHP Chris Stratton (0-3, 6.88) for the River Cats.

Filed 05/30/2017

May 29, 2017 - Isotopes (27-24)

Chukchansi Park

Albuquerque  100 000 101 --   3   7  3
Fresno       004 020 04x --  10  15  1

WP: Trent Thornton (2-2)
LP: Barry Enright (2-1)

HR: ABQ Jordan Patterson (8) off McCurry (9th inning, S)

    FRE AJ Reed (7) off Enright (5th inning, 2R)
    FRE Derek Fisher (12) off Lee (8th inning, 3R)
	
TIME: 2:48
ATT: 4,672
Isotopes starter Barry Enright allowed six runs in five innings and the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) plated five of their runs using homers as Albuquerque dropped their second straight game to the Grizzlies 10-3.

Albuquerque took their only lead of the game in the 1st inning when Derrik Gibson drew a one-out walk and scored on Mike Tauchman's double.

The Grizzlies took the lead with a four-run 3rd inning, with RBI singles from Teoscar Hernandez, Colin Moran and AJ Reed and a Preston Tucker sacrifice flyout.

Reed had a two-run homer in the 5th inning as the Grizzlies extended their lead to 6-0.

Cristhian Adames walked and scored on Rafael Ynoa's double in Albuquerque's 7th inning.

Fresno plated four more runs in the 8th inning, highlighted by Derek Fisher's three-run homer, and Jordan Patterson hit Albuquerque's team-leading 8th homer in the 9th inning to close out the scoring.

Isotopes Starter Line: Barry Enright (L, 2-1) 5 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 27 GS, 5.40 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 0x4 (.368), 1 BB, 2 K
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.223), 1 R, 1 HR (8), 1 RBI (30), 1 K
Jerry Vasto: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 1.20 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
In the lone Isotopes transaction, OF Chris Denorfia was activated from the Disabled List. . . . The Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) won their contest tonight so the Isotopes fell out of first place with the loss and are now a half-game back in the Pacific Conference Southern Division. . . . In Memorial Day contests, the Isotopes are 5-9 with a 1-7 record on the road. Albuquerque currently has a three-game losing streak in Memorial Day games. . . . New Orleans Baby Cakes (AAA Marlins) hitter Destin Hood is the PCL Hitter of the Week. Hood hit .333 (8x24) with five homers, six extra base hits, and 24 total bases during the award week. . . . Daniel Gossett of the Nashville Sounds (AAA Athletics) is the PCL Pitcher of the Week after having tossed eight shutout innings in his only start of the week while picking up the win. . . . The quick roadtrip concludes Tuesday evening with the Isotopes expected to send RHP Matt Flemer (2-3, 6.96) to the mound while the Grizzlies are expected to counter with RHP Mike Hauschild (0-1, 7.65).

Filed 05/29/2017

May 28, 2017 - Isotopes (27-23)

Chukchansi Park

Albuquerque  000 000 000 --  0  4  1
Fresno       000 012 22x --  7  8  0

WP: David Martinez (2-6)
LP: Ryan Carpenter (2-4)

HR: FRE AJ Reed (6) off Carpenter (5th inning, S)
    FRE Derek Fisher (11) off Carpenter (6th inning, 2R)
    FRE Max Stassi (3) off Carpenter (7th inning, 2R)
    FRE Preston Tucker (8) off Jiminian (8th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:38
ATT: 4,167
Three Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout and all the Grizzlies runs scored via the longball as Albuquerque was shut out for the second time this season, 7-0. The loss snaps an Isotope four-game winning streak.

The barrage of Grizzles homers started in the 5th inning when AJ Reed deposited one over the wall.

Derek Fisher two-run homered in the 6th inning, Max Stassi two-run homered in the 7th inning and Preston Tucker two-run homered in the 8th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter (L, 2-4) 6.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 3 HR, 38 GS, 5.06 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 0x4 (.379), 1 K
Jordan Patterson: 2x4 (.222), 1 2B (10)


'TOPES NOTES:
IF Collin Ferguson was removed from the Isotopes roster, transferred to Rookie-Grand Junction. . . . Albuquerque was no-hit through the first four innings of the game. . . . The Isotopes' best scoring chances in the game came on a bases-loaded, two-out opportunity in the 5th inning and in the 9th inning with one out and runners on second and third with an out recorded at home on Cristhian Adames' fielders choice. . . . Raimel Tapia went 0x4 to snap a 19-game hitting streak. The streak was tied for fourth-longest in Isotopes franchise history. Noel Cuevas also went 0x4 to snap a shorter eight-game hitting streak. . . . Every Isotope batter except for Jordan Patterson and Cristhian Adames had at least one strikeout. . . . Jordan Patterson had two out of the four Isotope hits in the game. . . . Despite the loss, Albuquerque retained their first place division lead as the second-place Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) blew a lead in their game tonight to also lose. . . . The series continues Memorial Day late afternoon with the Isotopes expected to send RHP Barry Enright (2-0, 4.32) to the mound against Grizzlies RHP David Paulino (0-1, 4.50).

Filed 05/28/2017

May 27, 2017 - Isotopes (27-22)

Chukchansi Park

Albuquerque 020 030 240 --  11  10  3
Fresno      320 001 000 --   6  12  1

WP: Sam Moll (1-2)
LP: Casey Coleman (2-3) 

HR: ABQ Cristhian Adames (1) off Coleman (5th inningn, 3R)
    ABQ Rafael Ynoa (2) off Holmes (8th inning, GS)
	
TIME: 3:05
ATT: 7,769
A three-run homer, two-run triple and grand-slam homer in the back half of the game sent the Isotopes to a series-opening 11-6 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) Saturday evening in Fresno. The Isotopes have won a season-best tying four straight games.

Teoscar Hernandez doubled home a run and Colin Moran added a two-run single in the 1st inning as the Grizzlies led 3-0.

Collin Ferguson was involved in a weird play in the 2nd inning as the Isotopes plated their first two runs of the game. Ferguson hit a sacrifice fly to left field that was dropped for a fielding error with Noel Cuevas and Jordan Patterson scoring. Ferguson was credited with a RBI while the second run was scored on the error with no RBI.

Fresno plated two runs in their half of the 2nd inning to extend their lead to 5-2.

Cristhian Adames three-run homered in the 5th inning as the Isotopes tied the game and the Grizzlies reclaimed the lead in the 6th inning when Derek Fisher doubled home a run.

Raimel Tapia tripled home two runs in the 7th inning as Albuquerque claimed the lead for good and Rafael Ynoa added a one-out grand-slam homer in the 8th inning to provide insurance runs.

Isotopes Starter Line: Jeff Hoffman - 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 42 GS, 3.68 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 2x4 (.391), 1 R, 1 3B (4), 2 RBI (22), 1 BB
Jordan Patterson: 1x5 (.215), 1 R, 1 K
Jeff Hoffman: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 3.68 ERA
Sam Moll: (W, 1-2) 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 2.70 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Isotopes are a season-high five games over the .500 mark and still have a half-game lead in the Pacific Conference Southern Division over the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels). . . . Rafael Ynoa hit Albuquerque's first grand-slam homer of the season. . . . Raimel Tapia went 2x4 to extend his hitting streak to 19 games. . . . Noel Cuevas has hit in eight straight games. . . . The series continues Sunday afternoon with LHP Ryan Carpenter (2-3, 4.82) expected to take the mound for Albuquerque against Fresno RHP David Martinez (1-6, 7.32).

Filed 05/27/2017

May 26, 2017 - Isotopes (26-22)

Isotopes Park

Oklahoma City  000 301 000 0 --  4   6  0
Albuquerque    010 020 100 2 --  6  12  0

WP: Austin House (4-0)
LP: Madison Younginer (2-1) 

HR: OKC O'Koyea Dickson (13) off Musgrave (4th inning, S)
    OKC Kyle Farmer (2) off Lee (4th inning, 2R)

    ABQ Dustin Garneau (2) off Younginer (10th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:58
ATT: 11,813
Dustin Garneau hit Albuquerque's first walk-off homer of the season, helping Albuquerque retain first place in their division with a 6-4 victory over the Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA Dodgers) in the series finale at "The Lab" on Friday evening. Albuquerque has won three straight games.

Rafael Ynoa tripled and scored on Isotope starter Harrison Musgrave's single in the 2nd inning to give the Isotopes a 1-0 lead and the Dodgers claimed a lead in the 4th inning on O'Koyea Dickson's solo homer and Kyle Farmer's two-run homer.

The Isotopes tied the game at 3-3 in the 5th inning. Isotopes reliever Shane Carle doubled and scored two outs later on Mike Tauchman's single. Noel Cuevas followed with a double to drive in Tauchman.

Oklahoma City regained the lead with a run-scoring groundout in the 6th inning and the Isotopes tied up the game after the 7th inning stretch on Tauchman's sacrifice flyout.

In the bottom of the 10th inning, Collin Ferguson singled with one out and Garneau followed with a homer. Garneau's homer deflected off of Dodgers center fielder Trayce Thompson's glove and ended up over the wall.

Isotopes Starter Line: Harrison Musgrave - 3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 46 GS, 6.49 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 1x5 (.387), 4 K
Jordan Patterson: PH - 0x0 (.216), 1 R, HBP
Harrison Musgrave: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 6.49 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
P Harrison Musgrave was activated from the Disabled List to make tonight's start and P Nelson Gonzalez was placed on the Disabled List. P Thad Weber was added to the Temporary Inactive List. . . . Albuquerque has three walkoff wins this season, including two this series. . . . The Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) snapped a five game losing streak with a win in their contest tonight so it was important for Albuquerque to come through with the victory to stay in first place in the division by a half-game. . . . Raimel Tapia bunt-singled in the 7th inning to extend his hitting streak to 18 games. Tapia struck out four times in the game. . . . Albuquerque is 2-2 in extra inning contests. . . . The Isotopes took three out of the four games in their only series of the regular season with the Dodgers and 33,154 attended at Isotopes Park for a per-game average of 8,289. The Isotopes won five out of the eight games in the homestand. . . . All-time, Oklahoma City holds a 101-90 series advantage, while Albuquerque holds a 54-42 all-time record in games played in Albuquerque. . . . The Isotopes finished their first stretch of 16 games against American Conference opponents and had a 9-7 record. . . . Player voting has commenced for the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game to be held in July in Tacoma. You can find a voting link at pclbaseball.com and make sure to vote for Isotope players by June 23rd to send them to the Triple-A All-Star Game! . . . The Dodgers homered in every game in the series, extending their consecutive game homer streak to 13 games. O'Koyea Dickson had three of the 9 Dodgers homers in the series. . . . The Isotopes head to Fresno for a quick four-game roadtrip. Probables are RHP Jeff Hoffman (3-2, 3.46) for the Isotopes and RHP Casey Coleman (2-2, 6.20) for the Grizzlies (AAA Astros).

Filed 05/26/2017

May 25, 2017 - Isotopes (25-22)

Isotopes Park

Oklahoma City  010 010 201 --   5  10  3 
Albuquerque    242 101 01x --  11  15  1

WP: Matt Flemer (2-3)
LP: Jair Jurrjens (4-2)

HR: OKC Trayce Thompson (4) off Flemer (2nd inning, S)
    OKC Darnell Sweeney (4) off Flemer (5th inning, S)

    ABQ Mike Tauchman (5) off Jurrjens (2nd inning, 2R)
    ABQ Mike Tauchman (6) off Schuster (6th inning, S)
    ABQ Noel Cuevas (7) off Somsen (8th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:07
ATT: 5,187
Mike Tauchman homered twice and the Isotopes plated nine runs over the first four frames on their way to a 11-5 rout of the Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA Dodgers) on Thursday evening at "The Lab". With divison-leader Salt Lake losing their game and the Isotopes claiming this victory, Albuquerque moved into sole possession of first place in the Pacific Conference Southern Division by a half-game.

Rosell Herrera led off the bottom of the 1st inning with a double and scored on Derrik Gibson's double. Gibson tagged up to third base on Tauchman's fly out and scored on Noel Cuevas' single.

Trayce Thompson solo homered in the 2nd inning for the Dodgers and in the bottom half of the frame, Herrera had a two-run single and Tauchman added a two-run homer.

Isotopes starter Matt Flemer had a two-run double in the 3rd inning and Cuevas tripled and scored on Jordan Patterson's single in the 4th inning as the Isotopes led 9-1.

Darnell Sweeney solo homered for Oklahoma City in the 5th inning and Albuquerque got that run back in the 6th inning on Tauchman's solo homer.

The Dodgers plated a pair of runs in the 7th inning, Noel Cuevas solo homered for Albuquerque's final run of the game in the 8th inning and Oklahoma City plated the final run of the game in the 9th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer (W, 2-3) 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR, 41 GS, 6.96 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 2x5 (.216), 1 RBI (29), 2 K
Sam Moll: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 2.45 ERA
Jerry Vasto: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 1.38 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Matt Flemer was removed from the Temporary Inactive List to make tonight's start and OF Domonic Brown was placed on the Disabled List, retroactive to May 22nd. . . . Albuquerque is in first place in the division for the first time since May 8th. . . . Noel Cuevas was a double short of hitting for the cycle. . . . Rosell Herrera, Mike Tauchman, Noel Cuevas and Isotopes starter Matt Flemer drove in at least two runs each in the game. . . . The Dodgers have homered in 12 straight games. . . . The final game of the regular season between the two clubs is Friday evening. Albuquerque has yet to name a probable, while the Dodgers are expected to send PCL Pitcher of the Week RHP Wilmer Font (3-3, 4.40) to the mound.

Filed 05/25/2017

May 24, 2017 - Isotopes (24-22)

Isotopes Park

Oklahoma City  010 340 000 -  8  11  2
Albuquerque    001 110 042 -  9  13  0

WP: Matt Carasiti (1-0)
LP: Brandon Morrow (0-5)

HR: OKC O'Koyea Dickson (11) off Enright (2nd inning, S)
    OKC O'Koyea Dickson (12) off Enright (5th inning, 2R)
    OKC Kyle Farmer (1) off Enright (5th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:04
ATT: 7,967
The Isotopes took advantage of a miraculous error in the bottom of the 9th inning to walk-off the Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA Dodgers) 9-8 at "The Lab" on Wednesday evening to snap a three-game losing streak.

O'Koyea Dickson got his big night off to a start with a solo homer in the 2nd inning to give Oklahoma City a 1-0 lead.

The Isotopes tied the game in the bottom of the 3rd inning when Isotopes starter Barry Enright doubled and later scored on Mike Tauchman's double.

The Dodgers regained the lead in the 4th inning on Trayce Thompson's RBI triple and RBI singles from Max Muncy and Willie Calhoun.

In the home half of the fourth inning, Dustin Garneau doubled and scored later in the inning on an error.

Dickson had his second homer of the game, a two-run shot, and Kyle Farmer added a two-run homer as the Redhawks extended their lead to 8-2 in the top of the 5th inning.

Derrik Gibson tripled and scored on Tauchman's sacrifice flyout in the 5th inning.

The Isotopes made a game of it in the 8th inning when Garneau singled, went to second base on a wild pitch and scored on Daniel Castro's single. Rosell Herrera doubled and pinch-hitter Collin Ferguson delivered a two-run double. Ferguson tagged up to third base on Gibson's deep flyout and scored on Tauchman's single up the middle as the Isotopes closed to a run down at 8-7.

In Albuquerque's walk-off win inning, after two strikeouts to begin the inning, Garneau drew a walk, Rafael Ynoa was hit by a pitch, and Castro hit a soft infield grounder towards first. Dodgers reliever Brandon Morrow fielded the ball and what should have been an easy throw to the First Baseman for the final out became a throw past first base with Garneau and Ynoa scoring on the throwing error.

Isotopes Starter Line: Barry Enright - 5 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 3 HR, 7 GS, 4.32 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 1x4 (.395)
Jordan Patterson: 0x5 (.209), 2 K


'TOPES NOTES:
The victory was Albuquerque's second walk-off win this season. . . . Raimel Tapia's 1st inning single extended his hitting streak to 17 games. . . . The Dodgers have homered in 11 straight games. . . . The Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) lost tonight and have a four game losing streak, so Albuquerque with the victory was able to snap a five-day streak of being 1.5 games back of the Bees and closed to a half-game back in the division. . . . The series continues Thursday evening. The Isotopes have yet to name a probable while the Dodgers are expected to send former-Isotope RHP Jair Jurrjens (4-1, 3.25) to the mound.

Filed 05/24/2017

May 23, 2017 - Isotopes (23-22)

Isotopes Park

Oklahoma City   000 013 040 --  8  10  1
Albuquerque     200 000 400 --  6   6  0

WP: Justin Masterson (4-1)
LP: Carlos Estevez (0-1)
SV: Madison Younginer (4)

HR: OKC Charlie Culberson (3) off Carpenter (6th inning, 3R)
    OKC Bobby Wilson (7) off Estevez (8th inning, GS)

    ABQ Noel Cuevas (6) off Masterson (7th inning, 3R)
	
TIME: 2:57
ATT: 8,187
An Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA Dodgers) grand slam homer provided the game-winning runs as the Dodgers defeated the Isotopes 8-6 in the opener of a four game series at "The Lab" on Tuesday evening. Albuquerque has lost three straight games.

Jordan Patterson doubled home a run and later scored on Collin Ferguson's single as the Isotopes led 2-0 after an inning of play.

Oklahoma City's Drew Maggi singled home a run in the 5th inning and former-Isotope Charlie Culberson added a three-run homer in the 6th inning as the Dodgers took a 4-2 lead.

The Isotopes regained the lead after the 7th inning stretch. Patterson singled home a run and Noel Cuevas belted a three-run homer for an Isotopes 6-4 lead.

In the deciding frame of the game, Bobby Wilson launched a one-out grand slam homer that put the Dodgers ahead 8-6.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter - 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, BK, 49 GS, 4.82 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 2x5 (.217), 2 R, 1 2B (9), 2 RBI (28), 2 K
Sam Moll: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 2.60 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled IF Trevor Story from his MLB rehabilitation assignment and optioned P Jeff Hoffman to Albuquerque. . . . Oklahoma City homers accounted for seven of their eight runs scored. . . . After a discussion between the two men, Oklahoma City coach Luis Matos was ejected by Third Base umpire Clay Park during the break between the 8th and 9th innings. . . . The Dodgers have homered in 10 straight games. . . . The series continues Wednesday evening with RHP Barry Enright (2-0, 0.00) looking to help snap Albuquerque's three game losing streak. The Dodgers are expected to send RHP Trevor Oaks (1-1, 4.10) to the bump.

Filed 05/23/2017

May 22, 2017 - Isotopes (23-21)

Isotopes Park

Colorado Springs  006 000 041 --  11  18  1
Albuquerque       010 000 001 --   2   6  2

WP: Tristan Archer (1-1)
LP: Thad Weber (1-2) 

HR: CSP Kyle Wren (2) off Vasto (9th inning, S)

    ABQ Dustin Garneau (1) off Oliver (9th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:08
ATT: 4,826
It was not a good Monday afternoon for the Isotopes as a pair of big Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA Brewers) innings turned the game into a rout as the Isotopes dropped the game 11-2 in the series finale.

Noel Cuevas tripled and scored on Derrik Gibson's single in the 2nd inning as the Isotopes took their only lead of the game.

The Sox Sox plated six runs in the 3rd inning and added four more in the 8th inning.

Each team swapped solo homers -- Kyle Wren for Colorado Springs and Dustin Garneau for Albuquerque -- in the 9th inning to close out the scoring.

Isotopes Starter Line: Thad Weber (L, 1-2) 5 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 29 GS, 6.60 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jerry Vasto: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 1.54 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Trevor Story: 0x3 (.273), 1 BB, 2 K

Story made a fourth rehabilitation assignment appearance and flew out to left field in the 1st inning, walked in the 3rd inning, and struck out swinging in the 5th and 7th innings.


'TOPES NOTES:
There were a bunch of Isotopes transactions Monday. The Rockies optioned OF Raimel Tapia to Albuquerque and recalled P Jeff Hoffman to start the Rockies game in Philadelphia on Monday night. P Jairo Diaz was placed on the Temporary Inactive List and the Rockies signed OF Stephen Cardullo to a minor league contract and assigned him to Albuquerque. It will be a while before Cardullo sees an at-bat for the Isotopes as he is still recovering from a wrist injury. . . . Daniel Castro went hitless in a pinch-hit at-bat to snap a 9-game hitting streak. . . . The 9-run loss was Albuquerque's largest defeat of the season. . . . The Sky Sox and Isotopes split their only series of the season 2-2 and 35,537 attended at "The Lab" for a per-game average of 8,884. All-time, Colorado Springs holds a 42-40 series advantage while the Isotopes are 21-23 in games played against the Sky Sox in Albuquerque. . . . Christian Villanueva of the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) is the PCL Hitter of the Week. Villanueva hit .480 (12x25) with 3 homers and 7 RBI during the award week. . . . Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA Dodgers) pitcher Wilmer Font is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Font made two starts and went 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA. In 12 innings of work, Font allowed 4 runs and 7 hits while walking three and fanning 25 batters. . . . Albuquerque closes out the homestand -- and the first stretch of games against American Conference foes -- with a four-game series against the club that took over the Dodgers affiliation when the Isotopes lost it, the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Probables in the opener are LHP Ryan Carpenter (2-3, 4.65) for Albuquerque and RHP Justin Masterson (3-1, 2.06) for Oklahoma City.

Filed 05/22/2017

May 21, 2017 - Isotopes (23-20)

Isotopes Park

Colorado Springs  000 101 001 --  3  10  1
Albuquerque       020 000 000 --  2   8  1

WP: Andrew Barbosa (1-0)
LP: Sam Moll (0-2)
SV: David Goforth (1)

HR: ABQ Jordan Patterson (7) off Burgos (2nd inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:47
ATT: 10,085
The Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA Brewers) plated the game-winning run in the 9th inning to defeat the Isotopes 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at "The Lab".

Domonic Brown singled and scored on Jordan Patterson's two-run homer in the 2nd inning as the Isotopes led 2-0.

The Sky Sox scored runs in the 4th and 6th innings, both times scoring the run while grounding into a double play.

Colorado Springs' Rene Garcia singled home the go-ahead run with two outs in the 9th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Shane Carle - 3 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 42 GS, 5.91 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.210), 1 R, 1 HR (7), 2 RBI (26), GIDP
Sam Moll: (L, 0-2) 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 2.76 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Trevor Story: 0x1 (.375)

Story appeared as a pinch-hitter in the 6th inning of today's game and grounded out to third base. It is not known yet if Story will make a fourth appearance for the Isotopes in his rehabilitation assignment or if he will be joining the Rockies Monday in Philadelphia.


'TOPES NOTES:
In Isotopes transactions Sunday, P Matt Flemer was placed on the Temporary Inactive List and P Nelson Gonzalez was added to the Isotopes roster after being assigned from Class-A Boise. . . . Daniel Castro extended his hitting streak to 9 games. . . . Jeff Hoffman was scratched from today's start and is listed as a probable for the Rockies game Monday in Philadelphia. No transaction to recall Hoffman to the Rockies has been made yet. . . . The Isotopes turned four double plays in the game. . . . Albuquerque wore special jersey tops in the game - a blue colored top with flower designs that gave the impression of being a Hawaiian shirt. . . . The series finale is Monday afternoon. Probables are RHP Thad Weber (1-1, 4.50) for the Isotopes and RHP Michael Blazek (0-0, 1.80) for the Sky Sox.

Filed 05/21/2017

May 20, 2017 - Isotopes (23-19)

Isotopes Park

Colorado Springs  000 300 000 --  3   8  1
Albuquerque       101 002 10x --  5  14  3

WP: Jerry Vasto (3-0)
LP: Junior Guerra (0-1)
SV: Matt Carasiti (11)

HR: CSP Brett Phillips (9) off Flemer (4th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:00
ATT: 12,272
In front of the second largest home crowd of the season, the Isotopes built a 2-0 lead, lost it when the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA Brewers) plated three runs in the 4th inning, then Albuquerque had a strong second half of the game to come from behind to claim a 5-3 victory on Saturday evening.

Jordan Patterson drew a bases-loaded walk to bring home Cristhian Adames in the 1st inning and Noel Cuevas singled home a run in the 3rd inning as the Isotopes led 2-0.

Brett Phillips had an inside-the-park solo homer, Tyler Heineman had a sacrifice flyout and Kyle Wren singled home a run in the 4th inning to give the Sky Sox a short-lived 3-2 lead.

Patterson and Daniel Castro each singled home runs in the 6th inning to reclaim the lead for the Isotopes and Mike Tauchman singled home Albuquerque's final run of the game in the 7th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer - 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 41 GS, 7.09 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x3 (.209), 1 R, 2 RBI (24), 1 BB, 1 K
Jerry Vasto: (W, 3-0) 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 0.87 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Trevor Story: 1x4 (.429), SB (1), 1K, 2 E

Story made his second MLB rehabilitation assignment appearance and singled and stole a base in the 1st inning, grounded out to third base in the 2nd inning, struck out in the 5th inning, and grounded out to short in the 7th inning. Story committed two errors in the game - a fielding error and a throwing error.


'TOPES NOTES:
Daniel Castro had a three-hit night to extend his hitting streak to 8 games. . . . Albuquerque tied their season-best high water mark, now 4 games over the .500 mark (first accomplished on April 13th). . . . Isotopes reliever Jerry Vasto picked up his third victory tonight, tying him with reliever Austin House and starters Zach Jemiola and Jeff Hoffman for the team lead. Vasto and House are the only ones with no losses. . . . The Isotopes now have more home victories (12) than road victories (11) this season. . . . The series continues Sunday afternoon. Probables are RHP Jeff Hoffman (3-2, 3.46) for the Isotopes and RHP Hiram Burgos (2-3, 6.14) for the Sky Sox.

Filed 05/20/2017

May 19, 2017 - Isotopes (22-19)

Isotopes Park

Colorado Springs  000 000 000 --  0   3  0
Albuquerque       200 110 01x --  5  12  0

WP: Barry Enright (2-0)
LP: Josh Hader (3-3)

HR: ABQ Trevor Story (1) off Hader (5th inning, S)
    ABQ Anthony Bemboom (2) off Dillard (8th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:41
ATT: 8,354
Isotopes fans received a special surprise on the night of Isotope Park's 1,000th official home opening. Trevor Story was sent to the Isotopes on a MLB rehabilitation assignment and had a great game, going 2x3 with a homer and two RBIs and Isotopes starter Barry Enright and two relievers combined on a 5-0 shutout of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA Brewers) in a series opener at "The Lab" on Friday evening.

It only took two batters for Albuquerque to get on the scoreboard in the 1st inning. Rafael Ynoa led off with a single, stole second base and scored on Story's single. Noel Cuevas singled with Story scoring while Cuevas was in a rundown trying to stretch the single into a double.

Anthony Bemboom walked, went to second base on Rosell Herrera's sacrifice bunt and scored on Isotope starter Barry Enright's single in the 4th inning and Story launched a solo homer in the 5th inning to build the Isotopes lead to 4-0.

Bemboom closed out the scoring with a solo homer in the 8th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Barry Enright (W, 2-0) 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 77 GS, 0.00 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x4 (.206), 1 K

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Trevor Story: 2x3 (.667), 2 R, 1 HR (1), 2 RBI (2), 1 BB

Story made the first of what may be three rehabilitation assignment games. Story singled home a run and later scored in the 1st inning, walked in the 3rd inning, homered in the 5th inning and popped out to second base in the 6th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
Other than the Rockies sending IF Trevor Story to Albuquerque on a MLB rehabilitation assignment, the Rockies optioned P Carlos Estevez to Albuquerque. Estevez had been the 26th roster man for Colorado's doubleheader against the Twins Thursday. In the final Friday transaction, C Jan Vazquez was sent to Class-AA Hartford. . . . Thomas Harding of MLB.COM tweeted some detail related to the Rockies releasing OF Stephen Cardullo on Thursday. Harding tweets that the Rockies and Cardullo agreed to the release so the Rockies could open up a slot on the Rockies' 40-man roster and that Cardullo and the Rockies are working on a new minor league deal. Cardullo is expected to miss around two more months recovering from a wrist injury. . . . Barry Enright tossed 5 2/3 perfect innings tonight until Colorado Springs' Gabriel Noriega broke up the perfect game wtih a single. . . . Barry Enright, CC Lee and Austin House combined on the three hit shutout, Albuquerque's third shutout of the season. . . . Even though the Isotopes have had 1,000 official home openings in Isotopes Park history, there have been 1,022 home games played as doubleheaders typically are played as single admission with two games played, meaning there is only one official home opening that goes into the record books instead of two. Albuquerque is 560-462 in regular season games played at Isotopes Park and have drawn 8,129,435 fans in those 1,000 openings. . . . Game two of the series is Saturday evening with the Isotopes expected to send RHP Matt Flemer (1-3, 7.40) to the mound to face Colorado Springs' RHP Hiram Burgos (2-3, 6.14).

Filed 05/19/2017

May 18, 2017 - Isotopes (21-19)

Autozone Park

Albuquerque  000 000 020 --  2   8  1
Memphis      210 000 01x --  4  14  0

WP: Mike Mayers (3-4)
LP: Ryan Carpenter (2-3)
SV: John Brebbia (3)
	
TIME: 2:36
ATT: 4,058
The Isotopes did not score until late in the game and that scoring was not enough to get a victory as they dropped the contest 4-2 to the Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals) in the series finale in Memphis on Thursday evening.

Rangel Ravelo and Paul DeJong singled home runs in the 1st inning and Chad Huffman singled home a run in the 2nd inning as the Redbirds built a 3-0 lead after two innings of play.

The Isotopes finally found the scoreboard in the 8th inning. Pinch-hitter Rafael Ynoa doubled, Derrik Gibson singled and Cristhian Adames singled home Ynoa. Mike Tauchman followed with a sacrifice flyout to plate Gibson.

Patrick Wisdom's single plated the final Redbirds run in the home half of the 8th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter (L, 2-2) 6 IP, 11 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, 51 GS, 4.65 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.213), 1 K
Sam Moll: 1 IP,0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 3.14 ERA
Jerry Vasto: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 1.08 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled P Carlos Estevez as their 26th roster man for today's doubleheader against the Twins in Minneapolis. In what might be seen as a shocking move, the Rockies announced they released OF Stephen Cardullo. It has not been reported yet if Cardullo had the right to and requested his release so he could go play international ball or if this move was the Rockies' decision. . . . Both teams did not homer in the final two games of the series and there were three homers in the first two games of the series, all hit by Isotope players. . . . The Isotopes and Redbirds split the series 2-2 and 24,188 attended at Autozone Park for a per-game average of 6,047. Albuquerque and Memphis are done playing each other this regular season and Albuquerque holds a 109-84 all-time advantage, including a 50-47 record in games played in Memphis. . . . The Isotopes went 4-4 on their just-completed 8 game roadtrip. . . . Albuquerque is half way through their first stretch of the PCL's equivalent of "interleague play" and return home for eight games against American Conference foes. The first four are against the club from up north on I-25, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA Brewers). In the game that marks an Isotopes Park milestone, RHP Barry Enright (1-0, 0.00) is expected to start for Albuquerque against Colorado Springs LHP Josh Hader (3-2, 4.20).

Filed 05/18/2017

May 17, 2017 - Isotopes (21-18)

Autozone Park

Albuquerque  000 103 000 --  4  10  0
Memphis      000 200 001 --  3   9  0

WP: Thad Weber (1-1)
LP: Zach Phillips (1-3)
SV: Matt Carasiti (10)

TIME: 3:15
ATT: 8,002
The Isotopes plated three runs in the 6th inning to take the lead and held off a Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals) 9th inning rally to take a 4-3 victory over the Redbirds on Wednesday early afternoon in Memphis.

Daniel Castro singled home Albuquerque's first run of the game in the 4th inning but that lead was short-lived as Alberto Rosario doubled home a pair of runs in the home half of the inning to give Memphis a 2-1 lead.

The Isotopes scored three times in the 6th inning to take a 4-2 lead. Rafael Ynoa doubled home two runs and scored on Cristhian Adames' single in the inning.

In the bottom of the 9th inning with Isotopes closer Matt Carasiti on the mound, Todd Cunningham drew a bases-loaded, one-out walk to bring home a run before Carasiti got a foul out and groundout to keep the Redbirds from scoring a game-tying run.

Isotopes Starter Line: Thad Weber (W, 1-1) 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, 54 GS, 4.50 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
P Nelson Gonzalez was transferred off the Isotopes roster, assigned to Class-A Boise in a paper move. . . . Daniel Castro had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 6 games. . . . The Isotopes and Redbirds have completed their pair of of 11:00 AM late-morning contest first pitches and play a normal evening contest Thursday to complete their only four-game series of the season. LHP Ryan Carpenter (2-2, 4.67) is expected to take the mound for the Isotopes against Redbirds RHP Mike Mayers (2-4, 5.82).

Filed 05/17/2017

May 16, 2017 - Isotopes (20-18)

Autozone Park

Albuquerque  000 321 000 --  6  9  0
Memphis      001 002 000 --  3  6  2

WP: Jeff Hoffman (3-2)
LP: Arturo Reyes (5-1)
SV: Matt Carasiti (9)

HR: ABQ Domonic Brown (1) off Reyes (5th inning, S)

TIME: 2:50
ATT: 8,360
Jeff Hoffman had a great game in his return from his Rockies one-game start, allowing a run and a hit in 5 innings and he got run support from an Isotopes offensive surge in the 4th through 6th innings as Albuquerque claimed a 6-3 early afternoon victory over the Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals).

MLB rehabber Jhonny Peralta knocked in a run for Memphis in the 3rd inning before the Isotopes took the lead in the top of the 4th inning with a run-scoring single from Domonic Brown, a RBI double from Daniel Castro and a balk that allowed Collin Ferguson to score.

Albuquerque built their lead to 5-1 in the 5th inning when Cristhian Adames tripled and scored on Mike Tauchman's sacrifice flyout ahead of Brown's solo homer.

Ferguson walked and later scored on a groundout for the Isotopes' final run of the game in the 6th inning and Memphis plated their final two runs in the home half of the frame.

Isotopes Starter Line: Jeff Hoffman (W, 3-2) 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 61 GS, WP, 3 HBP, 3.46 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jeff Hoffman: (W, 3-2) 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, WP, 3 HBP, 3.46 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled C Tony Wolters from his MLB rehabilitation assignment and activated him on the MLB roster. To make room for Wolters, C Dustin Garneau was optioned to Albuquerque. Garneau appeared in 22 games with the Rockies and hit .206 with a homer and 6 RBI. . . . It was the second time in his last three Isotope starts that Jeff Hoffman allowed one hit while pitching at least 5 innings. . . . Isotope pitching held the Memphis offense to six hits, snapping a Redbirds streak of five games in which they had 10 or more hits. . . . There is another early 11:05 AM CT start in Memphis on Wednesday with RHP Thad Weber (0-1, 5.40) expected to take the bump for Albuquerque against a probable to-be-named for Memphis.

Filed 05/16/2017

May 15, 2017 - Isotopes (19-18)

Autozone Park

Albuquerque  101 110 000 --  4  10  0
Memphis      103 000 20x --  6  10  1

WP: Ryan Sherriff (2-0)
LP: CC Lee (2-1)
SV: John Brebbia (2)

HR: ABQ Mike Tauchman (4) off Lyons (1st inning, S)
    ABQ Rafael Ynoa (1) off Lyons (4th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:56
ATT: 3,768
A bad-luck broken-bat bloop double plated two runs in the 7th inning to give the Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals) a 6-4 victory over the Isotopes in the opener of a four game series in Memphis on Monday evening.

Mike Tauchman solo homered as the third batter of the game and the Redbirds responded in the bottom half of the 1st inning when Luke Voit doubled home a run.

Derrik Gibson doubled and scored on Tauchman's single in the 3rd inning as Albuquerque regained the lead before Memphis plated three runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning to take a 4-2 lead.

Rafael Ynoa solo homered in the 4th inning and Gibson walked and scored on Tauchman's double in the 5th inning as the Isotopes knotted the game at 4-4.

After the 7th inning stretch, Voit and MLB rehabber Jhonny Peralta singled with no outs. Two outs later, Alberto Rosario doubled on a broken bat blooper to drive them in with the go-ahead and insurance runs.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer - 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR< 42 GS, 7.40 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x3 (.211), 1 BB, 1 K


'TOPES NOTES:
Mike Tauchman was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. . . . The PCL Pitcher of the Week is Ryan Weber of the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners). Weber won his only start of the week, tossing 7 innings of scoreless ball while allowing 3 hits, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. . . . Isaac Galloway of the New Orleans Baby Cakes (AAA Marlins) is the PCL Hitter of the Week. Galloway hit .417 (10x24) with 5 homers and 10 RBI during the award week. . . . Game two of the series is a 11:05 AM CT start in Memphis with the Isotopes yet to name a probable. The Redbirds are expected to counter with RHP Arturo Reyes (5-0, 2.12).

Filed 05/15/2017

May 14, 2017 - Isotopes (19-17)

First Tennessee Park

Albuquerque 020 202 000 --  6  9  1
Nashville   000 000 000 --  0  4  1

WP: Barry Enright (1-0)
LP: Paul Blackburn (1-4)

HR: ABQ Collin Ferguson (1) off Blackburn (4th innng, 2R)
    ABQ Jordan Patterson (6) off Blackburn (6th inning, 2R)

TIME: 2:44
ATT: 9,718
Barry Enright made his first appearance in an Isotopes uniform since the 2014 season and tossed 5 2/3 innings of 3-hit, no run ball and he combined with three Isotopes relievers on a 6-0 Mother's Day shutout victory over the Nashville Sounds (AAA Athletics) in the Music City on Sunday afternoon.

Rafael Ynoa and Collin Ferguson each singled home a run in the 2nd inning and Ferguson added a two-run homer in the 4th inning to extend the Isotopes' lead to 4-0.

Noel Cuevas singled and scored on Jordan Patterson's two-run 6th inning homer for the final runs of the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Barry Enright (W, 1-0) 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 73 GS, 0.00 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 2x4 (.217), 2 R, 1 2B (8), 1 HR (6), 2 RBI (22), 1 K
Sam Moll: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 3.38 ERA
Jerry Vasto: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Tony Wolters: 1x4 (.182), 1 K

Wolters caught the whole game and lined out to shortstop in the 1st inning, flew out to left field in the 3rd inning, struck out in the 5th inning, and singled in the 7th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
Barry Enright, Jerry Vasto, Carlos Estevez, and Sam Moll combined on the four-hit shutout, Albuquerque's second shutout of the season. . . . Collin Ferguson had a great Triple-A debut game with the Isotopes, hitting his first Triple-A homer and driving in half of Albuquerque's runs on the afternoon. . . . In 2014, Barry Enright appeared in eight games with the Isotopes, then a Dodgers affiliate, starting five of them. He spent 2015 and 2016 in the Mexican League until returning to American affiliated ball in 2017. . . . The Isotopes are 6-9 with a one-game winning streak on Mother's Day. In Mother's Day road games, Albuquerque is 4-3. . . . The Isotopes and Sounds split the four game series and 36,177 attended the series at First Tennessee Park in Nashville for a per-game average of 9,044. . . . The Isotopes' roadtrip continues with a four-game series against the Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals). Probables in Monday evening's opener in Memphis are RHP Matt Flemer (1-3, 7.43) for the Isotopes and pitcher to be named for the Redbirds.

Filed 05/14/2017

May 13, 2017 - Isotopes (18-17)

First Tennessee Park

Albuquerque 000 210 000 --  3  7  1
Nashville   202 003 00x --  7  7  1

WP: Chris Jenson (1-0)
LP: Ryan Carpenter (2-2)
SV: Raul Alcantara (1)

HR: ABQ Tony Wolters (1) off Mengden (4th inning, S)

    NSH Renato Nunez (9) off Carpenter (3rd inning, 2R)
    NSH Matt Olson (6) off Carpenter (1st inning, 2R)
    NSH Matt Olson (7) off Carpenter (6th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:04 
ATT: 11,068
The longball hurt the Isotopes for the second game in a row as the Nashville Sounds (AAA Athletics) homered to account for six of their seven runs and the Isotopes dropped their second straight game with a 7-3 loss on Saturday evening.

Matt Olson two-run homered in the 1st inning and Renato Nunez two-run homered in the 3rd inning as the Sounds built a 4-0 lead.

Albuquerque's Tony Wolters, on a MLB rehabilitation assignment, solo homered to lead off the 4th inning to break up the no-hitter and shutout. Two outs later, Jordan Patterson doubled and scored a batter later on Domonic Brown's single.

Derrik Gibson drew a bases-loaded walk in the 5th inning to pull Albuquerque to 4-3 before the Sounds put the game away in the 6th inning with Olson's second two-run homer of the night and Joey Wendle's RBI double.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter (L, 2-2) 5.1 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 3 HR, 26 GS, 4.67 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 2x4 (.207), 1 R, 1 2B (7), 2 K

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Tony Wolters: 1x4 (.143), 1 R, 1 HR (1), 1 RBI (1)

Wolters played the entire game as the DH and walked in the 1st inning, solo-homered in the 4th inning, struck out in the 5th inning, grounded out to first base in the 7th inning and struck out in the 9th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
IF Collin Ferguson was added to the Isotopes roster from Class-AA Hartford. Ferguson appeared in 24 games with the Yard Goats and hit .179 with 2 homers and 7 RBI. . . . The longball hurt Albuquerque yesterday as all three Sounds runs in the game were scored using homers. . . . The series concludes Mother's Day afternoon with RHP Barry Enright (No Record) expected to make his first Isotopes appearance of the season. Nashville is expected to counter with RHP Paul Blackburn (1-3, 3.52).

Filed 05/13/2017

May 12, 2017 - Isotopes (18-16)

First Tennessee Park

Albuquerque 000 100 000 --  1  7  1
Nashville   210 000 00x --  3  8  1

WP: Daniel Gossett (1-2)
LP: Thad Weber (0-1)
SV: Simon Castro (3)

HR: NSH Franklin Barreto (5) off Weber (1st inning, 2R)
    NSH Chris Parmalee (4) off Weber (2nd inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:22
ATT: 7,531
The Nashville Sounds (AAA Athletics) powered their way to a 3-1 victory over the Isotopes on Friday evening in the Music City.

Franklin Barreto two-run homered in the 1st inning and Chris Parmalee added a solo shot in the 2nd inning as the Sounds built a 3-0 lead.

The Isotopes scored their lone run of the game in the 4th inning. Noel Cuevas doubled and scored on Derrik Gibson's two-out triple.

Isotopes Starter Line: Thad Weber (L, 0-1) 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HR, 35 GS, 5.40 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x4 (.196), 2 K
Sam Moll: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 3.65 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Tony Wolters: 0x3 (.000), 1 K

Wolters, recovering from a concussion, made his first rehabilitation assignment appearance with the Isotopes and struck out, fouled out to third base and grounded out to shortstop before being replaced in the field in the bottom of the 7th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies signed free agent P Thad Weber and assigned him to Albuquerque. Weber started tonight's contest. Weber was released by the Tigers organziation towards the end of spring training and had not pitched in a game in 2017 until tonight. The Rockies recalled OF Raimel Tapia, optioned P Jeff Hoffman to Albuquerque, and sent C Tony Wolters to the Isotopes on a rehabilitation assignment. P Zach Jemiola was placed on the Isotopes disabled list. . . . The start of the game was delayed 13 minutes by a pre-game rain shower. . . . Cristhian Adames has a four-game hitting streak which represents every game he has played since joining the club. . . . Isotope batters struck out 10 times in the game and Noel Cuevas and Daniel Castro were the only Isotope starters not to have at least one strikeout in the game. . . . The series continues Saturday evening with LHP Ryan Carpenter (2-1, 3.68) expected to start for Albuquerque against Nashville RHP Daniel Mengden (0-1, 4.91).

Filed 05/12/2017

May 11, 2017 - Isotopes (18-15)

First Tennessee Park

Albuquerque 200 000 122 --  7  11  2
Nashville   000 310 001 --  5   7  1

WP: Austin House (3-0)
LP: Aaron Kurcz (2-3)
SV: Matt Carasiti (8)

TIME: 3:24
ATT: 7,860
Albuquerque plated five runs over the final three innings to come from behind to defeat the Nashville Sounds (AAA Athletics) 7-5 in the opener of a four game series in Nashville on Thursday evening.

Albuquerque got off to a quick 2-0 lead. With one out in the 1st inning, Cristhian Adames walked, Mike Tauchman singled, Noel Cuevas singled home Adames and Jordan Patterson's sacrifice flyout brought home Tauchman.

The Sounds surged into the lead with a three-run 4th inning when former Isotope Matt McBride came up with the bases loaded and cleared them with a double. Joey Wendle doubled home a run in the 5th inning as Nashville extended their lead to 4-2.

Albuquerque started their comeback in the 7th inning, scoring a run on a fielders choice and the Isotopes took the lead in the 8th inning. Tauchman scored on a balk and Domonic Brown doubled home the go-ahead run.

With the bases loaded and one out in the 9th inning, Cuevas delivered a two-run single that gave the Isotopes some insurance runs and the Sounds scored the final run of the game in the bottom of the 9th inning on Matt Olson's sacrifice flyout.

Isotopes Starter Line: Zach Jemiola - 4.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 49 GS, 5.73 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 1x4 (.400), 1 BB, 1 K
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.204), 1 RBI (20), SF, SB (1)


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies optioned P Jeff Hoffman to Albuquerque after Tuesday's Rockies/Cubs doubleheader but recalled him when the Rockies placed IF Trevor Story on the disabled list. Hoffman started Thursday's Rockies/Dodgers game and got the win after going 5 1/3 innings, allowing 6 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks and 8 strikeouts. . . . The Rockies acquired P Barry Enright from the Padres and assigned him to Albuquerque. Enright was playing for the Padres' Class-AA club San Antonio at the time of the acquisition and was 0-0 with a 2.92 ERA in two starts. Enright was an Isotope in 2014 (when Albuquerque was affiliated with the Dodgers) and had a 0-4 record with a 8.10 ERA in 8 games (5 games started). Enright might end up being the starter tomorrow as the Isotopes are currently reporting Friday's starter as a to-be determined starter. . . . Raimel Tapia had a 9th inning single to extend his hitting streak to 16 games. Tapia is second among the PCL leaders in hitting (.400 batting average), trailing Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) hitter Ketel Marte (.403 batting average). . . . Matt Carasiti earned his 8th save in the game and he leads the league in saves. . . . Noel Cuevas was 3x5 with 3 RBI in the game. . . . Isotopes reliever and Albuquerque native Austin House earned his third victory, tying him with Zach Jemiola for the team lead in wins. . . . In the Sacramento River Cats' (AAA Giants) game with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA Brewers) in Colorado Springs tonight, the River Cats had a monster 7th inning, sending 17 batters to the plate and scoring 13 runs. There were eight hits in the inning with five for extra bases and it was a Sacramento franchise-record run-scoring inning. . . . Game two of the series is Friday evening. Probables are a starter to be named for the Isotopes and RHP Daniel Gossett (0-2, 4.71) for the Sounds.

Filed 05/11/2017

May 9, 2017 - Isotopes (17-15)

Isotopes Park

Las Vegas     250 013 100 --  12  17  2
Albuquerque   110 011 122 --   9  17  2

WP: Kevin McGowan (2-1)
LP: Matt Flemer (1-3) 

HR: LVG Josh Rodriguez (3) off Gonzalez (6th inning, 2R)

    ABQ Derrik Gibson (2) off McGowan (6th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:18
ATT: 11,999
In front of a School Day Matinee crowd of almost 12,000 fans and school children, the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) plated seven runs over the first two innings and despite the Isotopes scoring 7 runs over their final 5 innings, Albuquerque's comeback fell short in a 12-9 loss to Las Vegas in the series finale. The loss snapped an Isotope four-game winning streak.

After spotting the 51s two runs in the top of the 1st inning, the Isotopes got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the 1st inning. Raimel Tapia bunt singled, advanced to second base on a throwing error on the play and scored two outs later on Noel Cuevas' single.

The 51s plated five more runs in the top of the 2nd inning and in the bottom half, Derrik Gibson doubled and later scored when Jan Vazquez grounded into a double play.

Each team exchanged single runs in the 5th inning with back-to-back doubles from Tapia and Cristhian Adames plating Albuquerque's run.

Las Vegas scored three more runs in the 6th inning, highlighted by Josh Rodriguez's two-run homer and in the home half of the inning, Gibson solo homered as Albuquerque trailed 11-4.

The 51s plated their final run in the top of the 7th inning and after the stretch, Tapia singled and later scored on Cuevas' single.

Tapia had a two-run single in the 8th inning and in the 9th inning, Gibson brought home a run with a sacrifice flyout and Daniel Castro doubled home a run.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer (L, 1-3) 5 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, WP, 23 GS, 7.43 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 4x5 (.405), 3 R, 1 2B (15), 2 RBI (20)
Jordan Patterson: 0x5 (.202), E (6)
Jerry Vasto: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled P Jeff Hoffman from the Isotopes to be the 26th roster player for Colorado's doubleheader. It is expected Hoffman will be used out of the bullpen rather than start one of the doubleheader games. . . . Raimel Tapia had four hits to extend his hitting streak to 15 games. . . . Daniel Castro also had four hits in the game and Noel Cuevas and Derrik Gibson added three hits each. Tapia, Castro, Cuevas and Gibson combined for 14 for the Isotopes team season-high 17 hits in the game. . . . The Isotopes had 9 extra base hits in the game - 7 doubles, a triple and a homer. . . . Albuquerque won three out of the four games in the series and 37,740 attended at Isotopes Park for a per-game average of 9,435. . . . Minor League Baseball had a press release that reported the 136 minor league full-season clubs drew 6,090,368 total fans from the start of the season through the end of April, a 5.3 percent increase over April 2016's total attendance mark. The April 2017 attendance figure represents a 3,986 fans per game average, eclipsing the 3,850 fans per game average from April 2008 when Minor League Baseball set an all-time yearly attendance mark that season. The Nashville Sounds (AAA Athletics) drew the most fans in the PCL in April 2017 (8,974 average fans per game). . . . After every team in the PCL enjoys Wednesday off, action for the Isotopes resumes on Thursday with the start of an eight-game roadtrip to kick off a stretch of 16 games in the PCL's version of "interleague" as the Pacific Conference Isotopes play American Conference foes. In the opener against the Nashville Sounds (AAA Athletics) in the Music City, probables are RHP Zach Jemiola (3-2, 5.65) for the Isotopes and RHP Chris Smith (2-1, 2.39) for the Sounds.

Filed 05/09/2017

May 8, 2017 - Isotopes (17-14)

Isotopes Park

Las Vegas    200 000 011 --  4   8  0
Albuquerque  203 010 20x --  8  10  0

WP: Johendi Jiminian (1-2)
LP: Ricky Knapp (1-3)

HR: LVG Brandon Nimmo (1) off Carle (1st inning, S)
    LVG Amed Rosario (2) off Moll (9th inning, S)

    ABQ Mike Tauchman (3) off Knapp (1st inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:45
ATT: 7,331
Noel Cuevas went 2x4 with 4 RBI as the Isotopes claimed game three of the series with a 8-4 victory over the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) on Monday evening at "The Lab".

It took only three batters for the 51s to take a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning. Brandon Nimmo, on a major league rehabilitation assignment, led off the game with a solo homer. Desmond Jennings followed with a triple and scored on Amed Rosario's sacrifice flyout.

Cristhian Adames singled and scored on Mike Tauchman's two-run homer as the Isotopes tied the game with one swing of the bat in their half of the 1st inning.

The Isotopes put the game away in the 3rd inning. Raimel Tapia extended his hitting streak with a double and Tauchman drew a walk an out later. A wild pitch put both runners in scoring position and Cuevas singled them both home. Jordan Patterson then singled home Cuevas for a 5-2 Isotope lead.

The Isotopes tacked on a run in the 5th inning when Adames singled and scored on Tauchman's double and Cuevas had his second two-run single of the game in the 7th inning.

A bases-loaded walk plated a Las Vegas' run in the 8th inning and Rosario solo-homered with two outs in the 9th inning for the final run of the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Shane Carle - 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 38 GS, 6.91 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 2x4 (.387), 2 R, 2 2B, SB (8)
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.212), 1 RBI (19)
Sam Moll: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 4.35 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Jeff Hoffman was scheduled to start for Albuquerque but was held back for an undisclosed reason and it became a bullpen game for the Isotopes with Shane Carle starting. . . . The Isotopes have won four straight games, tying a season-best winning streak. . . . P Luis Niebla, who got the win in his Triple-A debut May 6th and then was assigned from the Isotopes to Extended Spring the following day to clear some Isotopes roster room, was assigned from Extended Spring to Class-AA Hartford today, making it unlikely that Niebla will be making another start for Albuquerque if Harrison Musgrave is not activated from the disabled list soon. . . . Raimel Tapia's 3rd inning double extended his hitting streak to 14 games. . . . Noel Cuevas (4 RBI) and Mike Tauchman (3 RBI) combined to drive in seven of the Isotopes' eight runs in the game. . . . In their 15th home gate of the season, the Isotopes drew their 100,000th fan of the season (100,217). . . . The PCL Hitter of the Week is Ketel Marte of the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks). Marte went 13x26 (.500) with no homers and 10 RBI in six games during the award week. . . . Luke Weaver of the Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals) is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Weaver won both of his starts during the week and did not allow a run in 13 innings of work. Weaver gave up 7 hits, walked none and fanned 9 batters. . . . The quick four-game homestand concludes with a School Day Matinee on Tuesday late morning. Probables are RHP Matt Flemer (1-2, 6.32) for the Isotopes and LHP Sean Gilmartin (0-1, 8.10) for the 51s.

Filed 05/08/2017

May 7, 2017 - Isotopes (16-14)

Isotopes Park

Las Vegas    010 020 000 --  3  10  1
Albuquerque  001 020 20x --  5   7  0

WP: Austin House (2-0)
LP: Beck Wheeler (2-2)
SV: Matt Carasiti (7)

HR: LVG Phillip Evans (2) off Carpenter (5th inning, 2R)

    ABQ Jan Vazquez (1) off Taylor (3rd inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:39
ATT: 5,969
The Isotopes plated a pair of runs in the 7th inning to break a deadlocked game and went on to defeat the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) 5-3 on Sunday afternoon at "The Lab". Albuquerque has won three straight games.

Each team plated a run in the early innings of the game. Las Vegas scored their run with a groundout in the 2nd inning and Jan Vazquez hit a solo homer in the 3rd inning for the Isotopes.

Each team exchanged a pair of runs in the 5th inning. Phillip Evans two-run homered for the 51s in the top half and in the bottom half, Raimel Tapia had a two-out, two-run single to knot the game at 3-3.

Rafael Ynoa tripled and scored when Daniel Castro reached on an error in the bottom of the 7th inning to give the Isotopes the lead. Vazquez doubled Castro to third base and Domonic Brown cashed in the insurance run with a sacrifice flyout.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter - 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 48 GS, 3.68 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 1x4 (.382), 2 RBI (18), 2 K
Jordan Patterson: 0x3 (.211), HBP


'TOPES NOTES:
The Isotopes have sole possession of first place in the PCL Pacific Conference Southern Division for the first time since April 15th. . . . Raimel Tapia extended his hitting streak to 13 games while Rosell Herrera went 0x4 to snap an 8-game hitting streak and Jordan Patterson went 0x3 to snap a 6-game hitting streak. . . . In Sunday's lone Isotope transaction, P Luis Niebla was transferred from the Isotopes roster to Extended Spring. . . . Jan Vazquez's homer was his first Triple-A homer. . . . Ryan Carpenter now has three quality starts this season. . . . The series continues Monday evening with RHP Jeff Hoffman (2-2, 3.71) expected to take the mound for the Isotopes against the 51s RHP Ricky Knapp (1-2, 4.50).

Filed 05/07/2017

May 6, 2017 - Isotopes (15-14)

Isotopes Park

Las Vegas    000 122 000 --   5  11  1
Albuquerque  120 341 00x --  11  14  3

WP: Luis Niebla (1-0)
LP: Blake Beavan (0-1)

HR: ABQ Noel Cuevas (5) off Goeddel (6th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:06
ATT: 12,441
Luis Niebla had a solid first Triple-A start and Noel Cuevas homered and Mike Tauchman added three RBI as the Isotopes defeated the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) 11-5 in the opener of a four game series at "The Lab" on Saturday evening.

Domonic Brown singled home a run in the 1st inning and Jordan Patterson singled and scored on Rafael Ynoa's double and Rosell Herrera followed wtih a single to drive in Ynoa as the Isotopes led 3-0.

Las Vegas plated their first run of the game in the 4th inning and Albuquerque responded with three runs in the bottom half of the frame. Four straight walks plagued the 51s as Ynoa led off with a walk and and stole second base. Herrera walked, Anthony Bemboom walked to load the bases and Niebla drew a walk to plate Ynoa. Tauchman followed with a two-run single.

Las Vegas plated two more runs in the 5th inning and the Isotopes responded with four runs in the home half of the inning. Ynoa reached on an error with a run scoring, Bemboom doubled home two runs and Tauchman doubled home Bemboom.

Each team exchanged runs again in the 6th inning. Las Vegas got two runs in the top half and Cuevas hit his team lead-tying fifth homer in the bottom half.

Isotopes Starter Line: Luis Niebla (W, 1-0) 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 50 GS, 1.80 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 2x5 (.217), 2 R, 2 K
Sam Moll: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 3.86 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Tonight's Isotopes starter, Luis Niebla, was added to the Isotopes roster from Class-AA Hartford and OF Stephen Cardullo was placed on the disabled list. . . . The crowd of 12,441 was Albuquerque's largest home crowd of the young season. . . . Every Isotope starter, including the starting pitcher Luis Niebla, had a hit in the game. Every starter except Jordan Patterson and Derrik Gibson had an RBI. . . . Luis Niebla made his affiliated Triple-A debut tonight. It was not his first Triple-A appearance because he played one game in the Mexican Triple-A league in 2010. . . . Rosell Herrera extended his hitting streak to 8 games while Jordan Patterson currently has a 6-game hitting streak. Raimel Tapia, working on a 12-game hitting streak, did not play in the game. . . . At 15-14, Albuquerque is above the .500 mark for the first time since April 28th. . . . The series continues Sunday afternoon. Probables are LHP Ryan Carpenter (2-1, 3.47) for the Isotopes and LHP Adam Wilk (2-3, 5.91) for the 51s.

Filed 05/06/2017

May 5, 2017 - Isotopes (14-14)

Southwest University Park

Albuquerque  010 003 100 --  5  12  1
El Paso      000 110 000 --  2   2  0

WP: Zach Jemiola (3-2)
LP: Matt Magill (2-2)
SV: Matt Carasiti (6)

HR: ABQ Jordan Patterson (5) off Magill (6th inning, 2R)

    ELP Franchy Cordero (5) off Jemiola (5th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:07
ATT: 9,244
The Isotopes plated three runs in the 6th inning to take the lead for the rest of the game and six Isotope pitchers combined to hold the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) to two hits in Albuquerque's series-closing 5-2 victory on Friday evening in El Paso.

Derrik Gibson walked and scored on Daniel Castro's triple in the 2nd inning as Albuquerque scored the first run of the game.

Carlos Asuaje stole home in the 4th inning and Franchy Cordero solo homered in the 5th inning to give El Paso a 2-1 lead.

In Albuquerque's key 6th inning, Stephen Cardullo walked and scored on Jordan Patterson's two run homer as the Isotopes took the lead. Anthony Bemboom added a run-scoring double later in the inning and Albuquerque plated the final run of the game in the 7th inning on a fielder's choice.

Isotopes Starter Line: Zach Jemiola (W, 3-2) 5 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 50 GS, 5.65 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 3x5 (.388), 1 R, 2 2B (12), 1 K
Jordan Patterson: 1x5 (.207), 1 R, 1 HR (5), 2 RBI (18), 2 K
Jerry Vasto: (H, 2) 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies outrighted IF Cristhian Adames to the Isotopes on Friday. Adames was designated for assignment earlier in the week, cleared waivers, and accepted an assignment to Albuquerque. . . . Zach Jemiola had a no-hitter for 4 1/3 innings until Franchy Cordero's 5th inning homer broke up the no-hit bid and the shutout. . . . Raimel Tapia had a three-hit night to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. It's the longest Isotope hitting streak of the season that did not begin in the prior 2016 season like Mike Tauchman's Isotopes franchise record 28 game hitting streak. . . . Rosell Herrera singled to extend his hitting streak to 7 games. . . . Jordan Patterson leads the Isotopes in homers (5) and RBI (18). . . . The six Albuquerque pitchers that held El Paso to three hits were Zach Jemiola, Carlos Estevez, CC Lee, Jerry Vasto, Austin House and Matt Carasiti. . . . El Paso's Carlos Asuaje became the second Isotope opponent to steal home this season. . . . Albuquerque won three out of the four games in the series with the Chihuahuas and 30,089 attended the series in El Paso for a per-game average of 7,522. . . . The Isotopes return home for a quick four-game homestand, playing the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets). Albuquerque has yet to name a probable while Las Vegas' probable is RHP Blake Beavan (No Record) who is making his first 51s start after signing a free agent deal.

Filed 05/05/2017

May 4, 2017 - Isotopes (13-14)

Southwest University Park

Albuquerque  200 030 300 --  8   9  0
El Paso      311 003 01x --  9  12  2

WP: Kevin Quackenbush (1-0)
LP: Shane Carle (0-2)
SV: Phil Maton III (4)

HR: ABQ Jordan Patterson (4) off Lockett (1st inning, 2R)

    ELP Nick Buss (2) off Flemer (1st inning, 3R)
	
TIME: 3:07
ATT: 8,994
The Isotopes battled twice in the game but did not have a third fight in them as they dropped a 9-8 game to the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) on Thursday evening in El Paso.

There was a power display by both teams in the 1st inning. In the top half, Domonic Brown singled with two outs and scored on Jordan Patterson's homer. In the home half, former-Isotope Nick Buss launched a two-out, three-run homer.

Franchy Cordero singled home a run in the 2nd inning and in the 3rd inning, Buss singled home a run as El Paso claimed a 5-2 lead.

Albuquerque's first fight of the game came in the 5th inning. Jan Vazquez singled and went to second base on a wild pitch. Isotopes starter Matt Flemer reached on an error during his sacrifice bunt as Vazquez scored on the play. Raimel Tapia singled and Mike Tauchman reached on a fielder's choice with Flemer scoring. Brown walked to load the bags and Patterson grounded into a force out with Tapia out at home. Derrik Gibson's sacrifice flyout brought Tauchman home to knot the game at 5-5.

With the bases loaded, El Paso's Franchy Cordero cleared them with a three-run double to give El Paso a 8-5 lead in the 6th inning.

Albuquerque's final fight of the night happened in the 7th inning. Tauchman and Brown singled and Patterson walked to load the bases ahead of Gibson's walk. Rafael Ynoa had a sacrifice flyout to bring home a run and Daniel Castro followed with another run-scoring sacrifice flyout to tie the game at 8-8.

Albuquerque escaped a jam in the bottom of the 7th inning with runners on 2nd and 3rd bases and no outs. CC Lee relieved reliever Sam Moll and got a strikeout, then intentionally walked the bases full before getting two more strikeouts to keep the Chihuahuas from scoring.

The Isotopes had no such luck in the 8th inning as the Chihuahuas would score the game-winning run with a one-out fielder's choice.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer - 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 37 GS, 6.32 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 1x5 (.376)
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.207), 2 R, 1 HR (4), 2 RBI (16), 1 BB, 1 K
Sam Moll: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 4.91 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
There were some Isotopes transactions on Thursday. C Jan Vazquez joined the Isotopes roster from Class-AA Hartford and C Brian Serven was sent to Rookie-Grand Junction. OF Chris Denorfia was placed on the Isotopes disabled list. . . . Raimel Tapia had a hit in five at-bats to extend his hitting streak to 11 games. With that one hit, his multi-game hitting streak ended at 7 games. . . . El Paso leadoff hitter Franchy Cordero had a five-hit game with one double, 4 RBI and 2 stolen bases. . . . The Isotopes' nine game roadtrip ends on Friday evening. Probables are RHP Zach Jemiola (2-2, 6.08) for the Isotopes and former-Isotope RHP Matt Magill (2-1, 1.55) for the Chihuahuas.

Filed 05/04/2017

May 3, 2017 - Isotopes (13-13)

Southwest University Park

Albuquerque  200 010 003 --  6  9  0
El Paso      011 000 001 --  3  7  2

WP: Jeff Hoffman (2-2)
LP: Bryan Rodriguez (1-3)

HR: ELP Dusty Coleman (3) off Carasiti (9th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:56
ATT: 5,734
Good triumphed over evil on Wednesday evening in El Paso. Reigning PCL Pitcher of the Week Jeff Hoffman had a solid outing and the Isotopes defeated the El Paso "Diablos" (AAA Padres) 6-3. The Chihuahuas were dressed in El Paso Diablo throwback uniforms for the contest.

The Isotopes used some Diablos sloppiness in the 1st inning to grab a quick 2-0 lead. Raimel Tapia and Rosell Herrera each reached on fielding errors. Both runners executed a double steal before Tapia scored on Stephen Cardullo's groundout and Jordan Patterson doubled home Herrera.

El Paso chipped away at the defecit in the 2nd and 3rd innings. Dusty Coleman doubled home a run in the 2nd inning and a groundout brought home a run in the 3rd inning to tie the game at 2-2.

Isotopes starter Jeff Hoffman singled, went to third base on Tapia's single and scored on Herrera's sacrifice flyout in the 5th inning as the Isotopes reclaimed the lead at 3-2.

The Isotopes put the game out of reach with a three-run 9th inning. Anthony Bemboom singled home a run and Tapia added a two-run infield single in the inning. El Paso's Coleman solo homered in the bottom of the 9th inning to close out the scoring.

Isotopes Starter Line: Jeff Hoffman (W, 2-2) 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 2 WP, 65 GS, 3.71 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 2x5 (.386), 1 R, 2 RBI (16), 1 K, 2 SB (7)
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.205) 1 2B (6), 1 RBI (14), 1 K
Jeff Hoffman: (W, 2-2) 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 2 WP, 3.71 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
After a quiet period without any Isotopes transactions, the floodgates opened up Wednesday. The Rockies placed C Tony Wolters on the major league disabled list with a concussion and purchased the contract of C Ryan Hanigan from Albuquerque. The Rockies optioned P Carlos Estevez to Albuquerque, P Jerry Vasto was activated from the Isotopes disabled list and P Harrison Musgrave went on the Isotopes disabled list. . . . Raimel Tapia extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a two-hit night. He also extended his multi-hit game streak to 7 games. Tapia swiped three bags in the game, one short of tying the franchise record. . . . Albuquerque as a team had five stolen bases in the game. . . . Jeff Hoffman has hurled two straight quality starts. . . . Former Isotope Jamie Romak, currently of the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres), was named the April PCL Player of the Month in a vote of PCL field managers. Romak hit .372 (32x86) in the opening month of the season and led Minor League Baseball with 11 homers, 19 extra-base hits, 74 total bases, an .860 slugging percentage and a 1.274 OPS. Romak, who earned the PCL Hitter of the Week award for April 17-23, ended April with a 14 game hitting streak and extended it to 15 games in early May before the streak was snapped. . . . The series with the Chihuahuas continues Thursday evening. Probables are RHP Matt Flemer (1-2, 5.81) for the Isotopes and RHP Walker Lockett (3-1, 5.33) for the Chihuahuas.

Filed 05/03/2017

May 2, 2017 - Isotopes (12-13)

Southwest University Park

Albuquerque  200 120 000 --  5  10  2
El Paso      000 000 000 --  0   6  0

WP: Ryan Carpenter (2-1)
LP: Zach Lee (0-1)
	
TIME: 2:48
ATT: 6,117
Isotopes pitchers Ryan Carpenter, Shane Carle, and Matt Carasiti combined on Albuquerque's first shutout of the season as the Isotopes opened a four game series in El Paso with a 5-0 victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) on Tuesday evening. The Isotopes snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory.

In the 1st inning, the Isotopes loaded the bases with two outs ahead of Rafael Ynoa's two-run double to give the Isotopes a 2-0 lead.

Tauchman walked and scored on Anthony Bemboom's double in the 4th inning and in the 5th inning, Stephen Cardullo and Jordan Patterson had back-to-back run-scoring doubles.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter (W, 2-1) 7.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, 82 GS, 3.47 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 2x5 (.386), 1 R, 1 K
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.203), 1 2B (5), 1 RBI (13), 1 K


'TOPES NOTES:
Ryan Carpenter had Albuquerque's longest starting pitching outing of the season -- 7.2 innings. . . . Raimel Tapia extended his hitting streak to 9 games, including six straight multi-hit games. . . . Daniel Castro went 0x4 to snap an 8-game hitting streak. . . . El Paso has been shut out three times this season. . . . Probables for game two of the series on Wednesday evening are reigning PCL Pitcher of the Week RHP Jeff Hoffman (1-2, 3.86) for the Isotopes and RHP Bryan Rodriguez (1-2, 5.40) for the Chihuahuas.

Filed 05/02/2017

May 1, 2017 - Isotopes (11-13)

Cashman Field

Albuquerque  003 011 001 00 --  6  11  0
Las Vegas    103 020 000 01 --  7  14  4

WP: Erik Goeddel (2-1)
LP: Nelson Gonzalez (0-1)

HR: LVG Dominic Smith (3) off Musgrave (3rd inning, 2R)
    LVG Desmond Jennings (2) off Musgrave (3rd inning, S)
    LVG Travis Taijeron (4) off Musgrave (5th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:57
ATT: 3,228
The Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) had a walk-off double in the bottom of the 11th inning to claim a 7-6 victory over the Isotopes in the series finale in Las Vegas on Monday evening.

Dominic Smith knocked in the 51s first run of the game in the 1st inning and the Isotopes grabbed the lead in the 3rd inning. Raimel Tapia singled with one out, went to second base on a wild pitch, stole third base and later scored when Mike Tauchman reached on an error. Noel Cuevas reached on an error with Rosell Herrera scoring and Stephen Cardullo singled home Tauchman.

Las Vegas took back the lead in their half of the 3rd inning using a pair of longballs - Smith's two-run homer and Desmond Jennings' solo homer.

Herrera singled, stole second base and scored two outs later on Cardullo's single as Albuquerque tied up the game at 4-4 in the 5th inning.

Travis Taijeron two-run homered in the 5th inning as the 51s regained the lead at 6-4 in their half of the 5th inning.

In the 6th inning, Daniel Castro doubled, went to third base on a wild pitch and scored on Tapia's single and in the 9th inning, Rafael Ynoa delivered a two-out run-scoring single that knotted the game at 6-6.

Two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning, Gavin Cecchini singled and scored on Amed Rosario's game-winning double.

Isotopes Starter Line: Harrison Musgrave - 5 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 3 HR, 19 GS, 6.75 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 2x6 (.385), 1 R, 1 RBI (14), 2 SB (4)
Jordan Patterson: 1x1 (.200), 1 R
Harrison Musgrave: 5 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 3 HR, 6.75 ERA
Sam Moll: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, WP, 5.14 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The PCL Pitcher of the Week is Jeff Hoffman. Hoffman won his only start for the award week, an 8-4 victory over the Las Vegas 51s on the road Friday, tossing seven innings of one-hit, scoreless ball while walking 3 and fanning 8. Hoffman is the first Isotope to win a weekly PCL Pitching award since reliever Simon Castro in May 2015. . . . The game was Albuquerque's longest game of the season, both time-wise (3 hours, 57 minutes) and innings-wise (11 innings). . . . Daniel Castro extended his hitting streak to 6 games. . . . Albuquerque used 17 players out of the 25 players on the active roster in the game. . . . The Isotopes used six pitchers in the game with five of them relievers. The Isotopes bullpen pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings until the game-winning run was scored to end the game. . . . The 51s won three out of the five games in the series and 36,841 attended at Cashman Field for a per-game average of 7,368. . . . The PCL Hitter of the Week is Jared Hoying of the Round Rock Express (AAA Rangers). Hoying hit .391 (9x23) with 4 homers and 9 RBI. . . . The Isotopes complete their roadtrip with a four game series in El Paso against the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres). Probables in the opener at Southwest University Park are LHP Ryan Carpenter (1-1, 5.17) for the Isotopes and former-Isotope RHP Zach Lee (0-0, 9.00) for the Chihuahuas.

Filed 05/01/2017

April 30, 2017 - Isotopes (11-12)

Cashman Field

Albuquerque  000 000 001 --  1  4  1
Las Vegas    000 110 00x --  2  6  1

WP: Tyler Pill (1-0)
LP: Zach Jemiola (2-2)
SV: Chasen Bradford (5)

TIME: 2:31
ATT: 7,494
An Isotopes 9th inning rally fell short as the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) defeated the Isotopes 2-1 on Sunday afternoon to hand Albuquerque their second straight loss.

Las Vegas' Travis Taijeron doubled home a run in the 4th inning and Amed Rosario's sacrifice flyout in the 5th inning gave the 51s a 2-0 lead.

Mike Tauchman led off the top of the 9th inning with a single and advanced to second base on Domonic Brown's groundout. Pinch-hitter Noel Cuevas reached on an error with Tauchman scoring. Cuevas went to second base on an error on the play, advanced to third base on Rafael Ynoa's groundout and was stranded at third base as the game-tying run when Anthony Bemboom struck out to end the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Zach Jemiola (L, 2-2) 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, WP, 57 GS, 6.08 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 2x4 (.389), 1 2B (10)
Jordan Patterson: 0x2 (.188), 1 BB, 1 K


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies activated OF Ian Desmond on Sunday rather than possibly sending Desmond to the Isotopes on a rehabilitation assignment. Former-Isotope IF Cristhian Adames was designated for assignment by the Rockies. Colorado also recalled P Jairo Diaz from his rehabilitation assignment with the Isotopes and then optioned Diaz to Albuquerque. Finally, OF Rosell Herrera was transferred from Rookie-Grand Junction to the Isotopes and IF Juan Ciriaco was sent to Grand Junction in what amounts to a paper move as Grand Junction does not start playing until later in the summer. . . . With the first calendar month of the season completed, the Isotopes team offense had an April batting average of .273 and had 13 homers, 105 RBI and 24 stolen bases. Isotopes pitching had a team ERA of 4.32 with five saves, no complete games and no shutouts. . . . Daniel Castro extended his hitting streka to 7 games. . . . Raimel Tapia had two of Albuquerque's four hits in the game. . . . The five-game series concludes Monday with LHP Harrison Musgrave (0-1, 5.60) expected to take the bump for the Isotopes against 51s RHP Wilfredo Boscan (0-1, 2.50).

Filed 04/30/2017

April 29, 2017 - Isotopes (11-11)

Cashman Field

Albuquerque  000 004 000 --  4  6  0
Las Vegas    000 111 02x --  5  8  1

WP: Beck Wheeler (2-1)
LP: Johendi Jiminian (0-2)
SV: Paul Sewald (4)

HR: ABQ Jordan Patterson (3) off Montero (6th inning, 2R)

    LVG Amed Rosario (1) off Flemer (6th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:55
ATT: 8,968
Travis Taijeron of the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) had a two-run double in the bottom of the 8th inning that gave the 51s a 5-4 victory over the Isotopes on Saturday evening in Las Vegas.

The 51s plated a run in the 4th and 5th inning to lead 2-0 and 51s starter Rafael Montero was no-hitting the Isotopes through 5 1/3 innings. With one out in the 6th inning, Derrik Gibson singled to break up the no-hitter and Jordan Patterson followed with a two-run homer to knot the game at 2-2. Stephen Cardullo doubled after a pitching change and scored on Chris Denorfia's single. Denorfia took third base on an error on the play and scored an out later on Daniel Castro's single as Albuquerque led 4-2.

Las Vegas started chipping away at the lead in their half of the 6th inning when Amed Rosario solo homered and in the bottom of the 8th inning, Taijeron delivered his two-run game-winning double with two outs.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer - 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 50 GS, 5.81 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x3 (.194), 1 R, 1 HR (3), 2 RBI (12), 1 BB, 1 K


'TOPES NOTES:
The loss snapped an Isotope season-high four game winning streak. . . . Stephen Cardullo has hit in three straight games -- all the games he's played as an Isotope after being optioned from the Rockies earlier this week. . . . Game four of the five game series is on Sunday afternoon. Probables are RHP Zach Jemiola (2-1, 6.87) for the Isotopes and RHP Tyler Pill (0-0, 0.00) for the 51s.

Filed 04/29/2017

April 28, 2017 - Isotopes (11-10)

Cashman Field

Albuquerque  401 011 001 --  8  14  1
Las Vegas    000 000 040 --  4   6  2

WP: Jeff Hoffman (1-2)
LP: Ricky Knapp (1-2)

TIME: 3:03
ATT: 9,872
Jeff Hoffman had his greatest outing of the season, allowing no runs and a hit while striking out 8 in 7 innings of work and his teammates gave him four quick runs of support as the Isotopes extended their winning streak to a season-best four games with a 8-4 victory over the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) in Las Vegas on Friday evening.

In the 1st inning, Derrik Gibson had a one-out triple and scored on Domonic Brown's single. Stephen Cardullo singled home Brown. Cardullo stole second base, Jordan Patterson walked and Rafael Ynoa singled home Cardullo. Patterson moved up to third base when Anthony Bemboom reached on an error and Daniel Castro lifted a sacrifice flyout to bring home Patterson for a 4-0 Isotopes lead.

Bemboom singled, went to second base on an error on the play and scored on Castro's single in the 3rd inning, Castro's fielders choice brought home a run in the 5th inning and Raimel Tapia tripled and scored on Brown's sacrifice flyout in the 6th inning as Albuquerque led 7-0.

The 51s plated all four of their runs in the game in the 8th inning and in the 9th inning, Bemboom singled home the final Isotope run of the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Jeff Hoffman (W, 1-2) 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 0 HR, 82 GS, 3.86 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 2x5 (.382), 1 R, 1 3B (3), 1 K
Jordan Patterson: 0x2 (.188), 2 R, 3 BB
Jeff Hoffman: (W, 1-2) 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 0 HR, 3.86 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Noel Cuevas went hitless in one pinch-hit at-bat to snap an 11-game hitting streak. . . . Jeff Hoffman had his longest outing of the season (7 innings) and turned in his second quality start. It was Hoffman's first outing of 2017 where he did not allow a run. . . . The Isotopes are reporting this victory is Isotopes manager Glenallen Hill's 300th managerial win. According to a stats website that includes minor league managerial stats, this would be Hill's 302nd career managerial victory. Hill managed about half a season with the 2006 Modesto Nuts and full seasons with the 2013 and 2014 Colorado Spring Sky Sox and 2015-2017 Albuquerque Isotopes with all clubs being Rockies affiliates when Hill was at the helm. . . . The series continues Saturday evening. Probables are RHP Matt Flemer (1-2, 6.20) for the Isotopes and RHP Rafael Montero (0-0, 0.00) for the 51s.

Filed 04/28/2017

April 27, 2017 - Isotopes (10-10)

Cashman Field

Albuquerque  000 224 201 --  11  15  0
Las Vegas    121 010 011 --   7  17  2

WP: CC Lee (2-0)
LP: Adam Wilk (2-2)

HR: ABQ Mike Tauchman (2) off Wilk (5th inning, 2R)

    LVG Desmond Jennings (1) off Carpenter (2nd inning, 2R)
    LVG Xorge Carrillo (3) off House (8th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:38 
ATT: 7,279
After spotting the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) a 4-0 lead, Albuquerque's offense erupted for 10 runs in the 4th through 7th innings and the Isotopes extended their winning streak to 3 games with a 11-7 victory over the 51s in the opener of a five-game series on Thursday evening in the Sin City.

The 51s scored a run in the 1st inning, two in the 2nd inning on Desmond Jennings' two-run homer, and one in the 3rd inning.

Albuquerque's first two runs of the game came in the 4th inning. Stephen Cardullo singled, went to third base on an error on a pickoff attempt and scored on Rafael Ynoa's triple. Daniel Castro followed with a groundout to bring Ynoa home.

Mike Tauchman's two-run homer in the 5th inning knotted the game at 4-4 before Las Vegas plated a run in the bottom half of the frame to regain the lead.

Albuquerque took the lead back in the 6th inning. Ynoa singled and scored on Castro's double. Ryan Hanigan reached on a fielder's choice with Castro out at third base and Jordan Patterson drew a walk ahead of Raimel Tapia's two-run double. Derrik Gibson singled home Tapia to give Albuquerque a 8-5 lead.

In the top of the 7th inning, Ynoa tripled, Castro was intentionally walked, and Ynoa scored on Hanigan's sacrifice flyout. Patterson followed with a double to drive in Castro.

Las Vegas' Xorge Carrillo solo homered in the 8th inning and Albuquerque got that run back in the top of the 9th inning when Hanigan singled and later scored on Tauchman's single.

The 51s plated the final run of the game in the bottom of the 9th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter - 4.1 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 27 GS, 5.17 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 3x4 (.381), 2 R, 1 2B (9), 1 3B (2), 2 RBI (13), 1 BB
Jordan Patterson: 1x2 (.194), 1 R, 1 2B (4), 1 RBI (10), 1 BB
Sam Moll: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 5.68 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
There were several Isotopes transactions since their last game played on Monday. The Rockies recalled P German Marquez from Albuquerque. While with the Isotopes, Marquez went 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA (3 games appeared in with 2 games started). Marquez started for the Rockies on April 25th against the Washington Nationals at Coors Field and got the loss, allowing 9 hits and 8 earned runs in 4 innings (16.00 ERA). The Rockies optioned IF/OF Stephen Cardullo to Albuquerque. Cardullo hit .143 (4x28) with no homers and 3 RBI in 15 games with the Rockies. The Rockies recalled P Chad Qualls from his rehabilitation assignment. To make active roster room for Cardullo on the Albuquerque roster, OF Rosell Herrera was transferred to Rookie-Grand Junction in a paper move. . . . With a record of 10-10, the Isotopes are back to the .500 mark for the first time since April 17th. . . . Noel Cuevas had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 11 games. . . . Raimel Tapia was a homer shy of hitting for the cycle. . . . Albuquerque had eight extra base hits in the contest. . . . The 3 hour, 38 minute contest was Albuquerque's longest of the season, eclipsing Monday's 3 hour, 36 minute game at Isotopes Park. . . . The series continues Friday evening. Probables are RHP Jeff Hoffman (0-2, 5.14) for the Isotopes and RHP Ricky Knapp (1-1, 4.91) for the 51s.

Filed 04/27/2017

April 25, 2017 - Isotopes Ppd.

Tuesday's late morning game between the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) and Isotopes was postponed due to rain. It was Albuquerque's first rainout of the season. The game will be made up as part of a pair of seven-inning contests on July 18th starting at 4:35 PM.

Albuquerque won two out of the three games in the rain-shortened series with the Rainiers and 21,136 attended for a per-game average of 7,045. 46,626 attended the seven-game homestand with Tacoma and the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks).

The Isotopes have a day off Wednesday before opening a five-game series on the road at the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets). Probables in Thursdays opener have not been announced.


Filed 04/25/2017

April 24, 2017 - Isotopes (9-10)

Isotopes Park

Tacoma         001 021 013 --   8  16  0
Albuquerque    503 012 10x --  12  17  0

WP: CC Lee (1-0)
LP: Rafael Pineda (0-1) 

HR: TAC Tyler O'Niell (3) off Musgrave (3rd inning, S)

    ABQ Noel Cuevas (4) off Pineda (1st inning, 2R)
    ABQ Jordan Patterson (2) off Hagadone (7th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:36
ATT: 3,088
The Isotopes plated five runs in the 1st inning but that early outburst was almost not enough as a slugfest broke out and the Isotopes survived a 12-8 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) in game three of the series Monday evening.

In the 1st inning, Raimel Tapia led off with a double and scored on Derrik Gibson's single. An out later, Noel Cuevas two-run homered. Domonic Brown drew a walk in his first Isotopes plate appearance, Chris Denorfia singled and Rafael Ynoa singled home Brown. Ryan Hanigan brought home the last run of the inning with a sacrifice flyout.

Tyler O'Neill solo homered in the 3rd inning to get Tacoma on the scoreboard and in the bottom half of the frame, Albuquerque added three runs to lead 8-1. Ynoa grounded out to bring home a run and Tapia delivered a two-run single with two outs and the bases loaded.

Each team scored runs in the 5th inning with Tacoma's Ben Gamel and Tuffy Gosewisch singling home runs and Gibson grounding to a double play for Albuquerque while Hanigan raced home to score on the play.

The scoring for both clubs continued in the 6th inning. Tacoma got a run in the top half of the inning while in the bottom half, Ynoa singled home a run and Hanigan brought home a run with a sacrifice fly for the second time in the game as the Topes led 11-4.

Jordan Patterson solo-homered after the 7th inning stretch for Albuquerque's final run of the game and Tacoma tallied for a run in the 8th inning and three runs in the 9th inning to close out the scoring in the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Harrison Musgrave - 4.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 35 GS, 5.60 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 3x6 (.356), 1 R, 1 2B (8), 2 RBI, 1 K
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.183), 1 R, 1 HR (2), 1 RBI (9), 1 BB, 2 K
Harrison Musgrave: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 5.60 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Chad Qualls: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 1.80 ERA

Qualls made his sixth rehabilitation assignment outing with the Isotopes and it was his roughest. Qualls entered the game in the 6th inning, gave up a single to Boog Powell, struck out Mike Freeman while Powell was caught stealing on the play for two outs. Qualls then gave up a single to Tyler Smith, Tyler O'Neill knocked in the run with a double and Ben Gamel walked before Qualls was lifted. Qualls gave up his first run of the rehab assignment in the outing.


'TOPES NOTES:
In the lone Isotopes transaction Monday, OF Domonic Brown was transferred from Extended Spring to the Isotopes. . . . The Isotopes strung together a pair of victories for the first time since April 12th and 13th (at Reno). . . . Noel Cuevas extended his hitting streak to 10 games and was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. . . . The 3 hour, 36 minute contest was the longest game of the season for the Isotopes and the crowd of 3,088 was the smallest Isotopes Park crowd of the season. . . . Albuquerque tied a season best mark with 12 runs in a game and had a season-best 17 hits in the game. . . . Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) pitcher Zack Godley is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Godley no-hit the Isotopes through six innings on April 19th at Isotopes Park. Raimel Tapia led off the 7th inning with a single to break up the no-hitter. Godley's final line was 7 innings pitched and he allowed 1 hit, no runs, no walks, fanned 7 and he earned the victory in the game. . . . Former Isotope Jamie Romak of the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) is the PCL Hitter of the Week. Romak hit .478 (11x23) for the award week with 5 homers and 9 RBI. . . . The series and eight-game homestand concludes late Tuesday morning. The Isotopes have yet to name a probable while the Rainiers are expected to send LHP Dillon Overton (1-0, 8.44) the mound.

Filed 04/24/2017

April 23, 2017 - Isotopes (8-10)

Isotopes Park

Tacoma         001 000 100 --  2  8  0
Albuquerque    000 101 10x --  3  8  2

WP: Zach Jemiola (2-1)
LP: Sam Gaviglio (0-3)
SV: Matt Carasiti (5)

TIME: 2:16
ATT: 7,259
Raimel Tapia knocked in the eventual game-winning run in the 7th inning as the Isotopes held off the Tacoma Rainiers (3-2) on Sunday afternoon at "The Lab" to snap a two-game losing streak.

Gordon Beckham singled with two outs and scored on Ben Gamel's triple in the 3rd inning as Tacoma led 1-0 and Albuquerque got that run back in the 4th inning. Noel Cuevas was hit by a pitch, stole second base and scored on Rosell Herrera's single.

Cuevas tripled and scored on Jordan Patterson's sacrifice flyout in the 6th inning as the Isotopes took a 2-1 lead.

Zach Shank doubled home a run for Tacoma in the top of the 7th inning to knot the game at 2-2 but it did not take long for the Isotopes to regain the lead for good. After the stretch, Anthony Bemboom tripled and scored on Tapia's two-out infield single.

Isotopes Starter Line: Zach Jemiola (W, 2-1) 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 62 GS, 6.87 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 1x4 (.340), 1 RBI (9)
Jordan Patterson: 0x2 (.179), 1 RBI (8), 1 BB, SF
Sam Moll: (H,1) 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 5.06 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The 2 hour, 16 minute matinee was Albuquerque's quickest game of the season. . . . Noel Cuevas hit safely to extend his hitting streak to 9 games. . . . Former University of New Mexico baseball teammates D.J. Peterson and Austin House faced each other today. Based on milb.com research, it was the third plate appearance for Peterson against House in affiliated ball. On June 9, 2014, Peterson (High Desert) struck out against House (Stockton) in a Class-A Advanced California League game. On April 17th this year in Tacoma, House walked Peterson and in today's game, Peterson reached on an error. . . . Probables for Monday evening's contest are LHP Harrison Musgrave (0-1, 5.40) for the Isotopes and the Rainiers have yet to name a probable.

Filed 04/23/2017

April 22, 2017 - Isotopes (7-10)

Isotopes Park

Tacoma       400 010 000 --  5  10  1  
Albuquerque  002 000 001 --  3  11  2

WP: Christian Bergman (3-0)
LP: Matt Flemer (1-2)
SV: Casey Fein (1)

TIME: 3:15
ATT: 10,789
The Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) plated four runs in the 1st inning and that was enough to hold off the Isotoeps 5-3 in the series opener at "The Lab" on Saturday evening. Albuquerque has dropped eight out of their last 10 games.

Boog Powell and Zach Shank both walked to lead off the game and Daniel Vogelbach singled Powell home. Tyler O'Neill walked to load the bases and Ben Gamel delivered a two-run single. Former University of New Mexico star D.J. Peterson followed with a run-scoring single to give Tacoma a 4-0 lead.

Albuquerque halved the defecit with a two-run 3rd inning. Daniel Castro singled with one out, Raimel Tapia doubled and Noel Cuevas grounded out with Castro scoring. Mike Tauchman followed with a single that drove in Tapia.

Tuffy Gosewich sacrifice flied out in the 5th inning for Tacoma's final run of the game.

In the bottom of the 9th inning, Castro singled with one out, went to second base on a wild pitch and scored on Tapia's single. Cuevas reached on a fielders choice and Tauchman reached on an error to put runners on first base and second base with two outs before Juan Ciriaco struck out swinging to end the rally and the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer (L, 1-2) 4.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 26 GS, 6.20 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 2x5 (.347), 1 R, 1 2B (7), 1 RBI (8), 1 K
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.185), 1 2B (3), 1 K, E (5)

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Chad Qualls: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA

Qualls made his fifth rehabilitation assignment outing with the Isotopes and first since April 17th. Qualls gave up a single to D.J. Peterson before getting a fielder's choice out, line out and a strikeout.


'TOPES NOTES:
The crowd of 10,789 was Albuquerque's largest home crowd of the young season. . . . The Isotopes' home record is 5-5 after tonight's loss. . . . Noel Cuevas hit safely to extend his hitting streak to 8 games, while Ryan Hanigan went hitless in three at-bats to snap an 8-game hitting streak. . . . The series continues Sunday afternoon. Probables are RHP Zach Jemiola (1-1, 9.53) for the Isotopes and RHP Sam Gaviglio (0-2, 3.38) for the Rainiers.

Filed 04/22/2017

April 21, 2017 - Isotopes (7-9)

Isotopes Park

Reno          101 310 000 --  6  10  1
Albuquerque   001 000 000 --  1   5  2

WP: Keyvius Sampson (1-1)
LP: Jeff Hoffman (0-2) 

HR: RENO Hank Conger (1) off Hoffman (4th inning, 3R)  
	
TIME: 2:34
ATT: 6,066
A three-run Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) homer in the 4th inning broke open a close game as the Aces defeated the Isotopes 6-1 in the series finale at "The Lab" on Friday evening.

It only took two batters for Reno to have the lead in the 1st inning. Ildemaro Vargas tripled to lead off the game and scored on Ketel Marte's single.

In the 3rd inning, Christian Walker's run-scoring single extended Reno's lead to 2-0.

Albuquerque's lone run came in the home half of the 3rd inning. Daniel Castro reached on a two-base error, went to third base on Isotope starter Jeff Hoffman's sacrifice bunt and scored on Raimel Tapia's fielder's choice.

Hank Conger three-run homered for Reno in the 4th inning and the Aces scored their final run in the 5th inning on a fielder's choice.

Isotopes Starter Line: Jeff Hoffman (L, 0-2) 6 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, 38 GS, 5.14 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 1x4 (.341), 1 3B (1), 1 RBI (7)
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.180), 1 2B (2), 2 K, 2 E (4)
Jeff Hoffman: (L, 0-2) 6 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, 5.14 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Albuquerque has dropped seven of their last eight games. . . . Jeff Hoffman took the losing decision in each of his last two outings. In those two losses, Hoffman gave up 8 runs (6 earned) in 10 innings for a 5.40 ERA. . . . Reno took three out of the four games in the series and 25,490 attended at Isotopes Park for a per-game average of 6,066. . . . The Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) ride the bus from El Paso to Albuquerque to become Albuquerque's foes for the next four games. Probables for Saturday's series opener are RHP Matt Flemer (1-1, 5.06) for the Isotopes and RHP Christian Bergman (2-0, 2.31) for the Rainiers.

Filed 04/21/2017

April 20, 2017 - Isotopes (7-8)

Isotopes Park

Reno         000 201 000 --  3  10  1
Albuquerque  501 020 00x --  8  12  1

WP: Ryan Carpenter (1-1)
LP: Frank Duncan (1-2)

HR: RENO Jack Reinheimer (3) off Marquez (4th inning, 2R)

    ABQ Daniel Castro (1) off Duncan (1st inning, S)
    ABQ Derrik Gibson (1) off Duncan (1st inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:06
ATT: 6,878
The Isotopes had a pair of first inning homers that accounted for three of the five runs scored in the inning and Albuquerque cruised to a 8-3 victory over the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) on Thursday night. The victory snapped a season-worst six game losing streak.

In the big five-run 1st inning, Raimel Tapia drew a leadoff walk, Rosell Herrera doubled and Noel Cuevas' groundout brought home Tapia. Jordan Patterson tripled home Herrera before scoring on Derrik Gibson's two run homer. An out later, Daniel Castro solo homered.

Patterson tripled and scored on Gibson's single in the 3rd inning to extend the Isotope lead to 6-0 and Reno got on the scoreboard in the 4th inning when Jack Reinheimer two-run homered.

Rafael Ynoa drove in a run with a single in the 5th inning and another run scored on an error on the play as Albuquerque plated their final two runs of the game and led 8-2.

Reno's final run came on a Carlos Rivero RBI single in the top of the 6th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: German Marquez - 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 1 HR, 55 GS, 2.70 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 0x4 (.350), 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Jordan Patterson: 2x4 (.174), 2 R, 2 3B (2), 1 RBI (7), 1 K, E (2)
German Marquez: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 1 HR, 2.70 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Isotopes finally revealed the promotion for June 16th that they have been mum about since the release of the 2017 promotions schedule. For that Friday evening's contest against Fresno, the Isotopes will become the Albuquerque Green Chile Cheeseburgers and will wear a special jersey top and field cap and Isotopes Park will be known as "The Grill". Green chile cheeseburger sliders will be served at concession stands and green chiles will be roasted. The Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Astros) will wear their alternate "Fresno Tacos" jerseys/caps, making what the Isotopes are calling the biggest food fight Minor League Baseball has ever seen. Green Chile Cheeseburgers merchandise is available now at the Isotopes Park Pro Shop or online at the Isotopes official website. . . . P Jerry Vasto was placed on the Disabled List and P Nelson Gonzalez was transferred to Albuquerque from Class-A Boise. . . . Jordan Patterson was the first Isotope with two triples in a game this season. . . . Ryan Hanigan has an eight-game hitting streak while Noel Cuevas has a seven-game hitting streak. . . . Albuquerque native Austin House continues to be impressive for Albuquerque in relief. House tossed two scoreless innings tonight and for the season, House has made six relief appearances with a 1-0 record and a 0.00 ERA (0 R/ER in 8.1 innings) with a walk allowed and 7 strikeouts. . . . Reno's Ketel Marte had a four-hit night to extend his hitting streak to 8 games. . . . The series concludes Friday evening. Probables are RHP Jeff Hoffman (0-1, 4.80) for Albuquerque while Reno is scheduled to send RHP Keyvius Sampson (0-1, 15.19) to the bump.

Filed 04/20/2017

April 19, 2017 - Isotopes (6-8)

Isotopes Park

Reno         120 001 010 --  5  16  0
Albuquerque  000 000 010 --  1   4  1

WP: Zach Godley (1-1)
LP: Harrison Musgrave (0-1)
	
TIME: 2:28
ATT: 6,707
The drama was not the runs on the scoreboard but rather if the Isotopes would get a hit in the game. Reno put up three runs over the first two frames to take the run drama away and it took the Isotopes until the 7th inning for Raimel Tapia to get Albuquerque's first hit in an Isotopes 5-1 loss to the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) on Wednesday evening at "The Lab".

Ketel Marte singled and scored on Christian Walker's double in the 1st inning and Willians Astudillo's groundout and Ildemaro Vargas' sacrifice flyout in the 2nd inning gave the Aces a 3-0 lead.

Marte singled home a run in the 6th inning and Vargas singled, went to third base on an error and scored on Marte's single in the 8th inning as the Aces extended their lead to 5-0.

Albuquerque plated their only run of the game in the bottom of the 8th inning. Noel Cuevas singled, went to third base on Jordan Patterson's double and scored on Derrik Gibson's single.

Isotopes Starter Line: Harrison Musgrave (L, 0-1) 4.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 43 GS, 5.40 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 1x4 (.389), 1 K
Jordan Patterson: 1x3 (.143), 1 2B (1), 1 K
Harrison Musgrave: (L, 0-1) 4.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 5.40 ERA
Sam Moll: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 5.79 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Albuquerque dropped their season-worst 6th straight game. . . . Reno's 16 hits were the most hits allowed in a game by Isotopes pitching this season. . . . Probables in game three of the series on Thursday evening are RHP German Marquez (0-0, 1.69) for the Isotopes and Frank Duncan (1-1, 3.55) for the Aces.

Filed 04/19/2017

April 18, 2017 - Isotopes (6-7)

Isotopes Park

Reno         010 114 000 --  7  8  0
Albuquerque  001 001 020 --  4  9  1

WP: Anthony Banda (1-1)
LP: Zach Jemiola (1-1)
SV: Silvino Bracho (2)

HR: RENO Jack Reinheimer (2) off Jemiola (4th inning, S)
    RENO Zach Borenstein (3) off Jemiola (5th inning, S)
    RENO Oswaldo Arcia (3) off Jemiola (2nd inning, S)
    RENO Oswaldo Arcia (4) off Jemiola (6th inning, 3R)
	
TIME: 2:49
ATT: 5,839
The Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) homered four times to tally six of their seven runs as they defeated the Isotopes 7-4 in the series opener at "The Lab" on Tuesday evening. Albuquerque has dropped a season-worst five games.

Reno's Oswaldo Arcia solo homered in the 2nd inning and the Isotopes knotted the game at 1-1 in the 3rd inning. Isotopes starter Zach Jemiola singled and scored on Chris Denorfia's triple.

Reno added a pair of solo homers, one from Jack Reinheimer in the 4th inning and one from Zach Borenstein in the 5th inning and put away the game with a four-run 6th inning highlighted by Arcia's three-run homer and Ronnie Freeman's RBI double.

Derrik Gibson singled, went to second base on a wild pitch and scored on Ryan Hanigan's single in the 6th inning as the Isotopes trailed 7-2.

Gibson doubled home a run and Daniel Castro added a sacrifice flyout in the 8th inning for the final runs of the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Zach Jemiola (L, 1-1) 5.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 4 HR, 14 GS, 9.53 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x2 (.128), 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, HBP
Sam Moll: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 10.13 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
There were several Isotopes transactions on Tuesday. The Rockies optioned P Shane Carle and OF Raimel Tapia to Albuquerque and recalled IF Pat Valaika. Valaika hit .267 with a homer and 11 RBI in 11 games with the Isotopes prior to his callup. Finally, P Alex Balog was transferred to Class-AA Hartford. . . . The first 50 cent hot dog night of the season was tonight and 23,379 hot dogs were sold for a per-fan average of 4.00. . . . The Isotopes at 6-7 are below the .500 mark for the first time this season and have fallen from outright possession of first place on April 15th to third place in the division after tonight's PCL action. . . . Albuquerque pitching has allowed four homers in a game for the second time this season (April 12th vs Reno) and has allowed seven homers in the last two contests. . . . The series continues Wednesday evening. Probables are LHP Harrison Musgrave (0-0, 5.19) for the Isotopes and RHP Zach Godley (0-1, 4.22) for the Aces.

Filed 04/18/2017

April 17, 2017 - Isotopes (6-6)

Cheney Stadium

Albuquerque  000 201 000 --  3  6  2
Tacoma       001 003 00x --  4  7  2

WP: Christian Bergman (2-0)
LP: Matt Flemer (1-1)
SV: Jean Machi (3)

HR: ABQ Noel Cuevas (3) off Bergman (6th inning, S)

    TAC Steve Baron (1) off Flemer (3rd inning, S)
    TAC D.J. Peterson (1) off Flemer (6th inning, 2R)
    TAC Ben Gamel (1) off Flemer (6th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:37
ATT: 2,626
In the series finale, the Tacoma Rainiers plated all of their runs using the long ball in defeating the Isotopes 4-3 to sweep the series from the Isotopes. Albuquerque dropped their fourth straight game, a season worst.

Steve Baron gave the Rainiers a 1-0 lead with a solo homer in the 3rd inning and the Isotopes took the lead with a two-run 4th inning. Rafael Ynoa walked, stole second base, went to third base on an error on the play and later scored on Noel Cuevas' fielders choice. Cuevas then stole second base and scored on Anthony Bemboom's single.

Cuevas solo homered in the 6th inning to make it 3-1 Albuquerque.

The Rainiers powered their way to victory with back-to-back homers in the home half of the frame. Former University of New Mexico star D.J. Peterson had a two-run homer and Ben Gamel followed with a solo shot.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer (L, 1-1) 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 3 HR, 29 GS, 5.06 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x3 (.135), 2 K, HBP
Jerry Vasto: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Chad Qualls: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR 0.00 ERA

Qualls made his fourth and possibly last rehabiliation assignment outing with the Isotopes and struck out the only batter he faced in the 6th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
Matt Flemer allowed the most homers in a game for an Isotope pitcher this season -- 3. . . . The Isotopes were swept in a series for the first time this season. 10,820 attended the series at Cheney Stadium for a per-game average of 3,607. . . . Christian Walker of the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) is the first PCL Hitter of the Week. Walker hit .348 (16x46) with 4 homers and 16 RBI during the extended award week. . . . Jonathan Dziedzic of the Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA Royals) is the first PCL Pitcher of the Week after going 2-1 with a 1.04 ERA in three starts. In 17 1/3 innigs, Dziedzic allowed 12 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks and fanned 16 batters. . . . The Isotopes return home for an eight game homestand with the first four against the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks). Probables in the series opener Tuesday evening are RHP Zach Jemiola (1-0, 7.94) for the Isotopes and LHP Anthony Banda (0-1, 7.56) for the Aces.

Filed 04/17/2017

April 16, 2017 - Isotopes (6-5)

Cheney Stadium

Albuquerque  001 000 000 --  1  8  0
Tacoma       020 000 01x --  3  7  1

WP: Chase De Jong (2-0)
LP: Jeff Hoffman (0-1)
SV: Dean Kiekhefer (1)

HR: ABQ Mike Tauchman (1) off De Jong (3rd inning, S)

    TAC Gordon Beckham (1) off Jiminian (8th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:55
ATT: 2,971
A Mike Tauchma solo homer was all the runs the Isotopes could muster in dropping a 3-1 game to the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) on Sunday afternoon in Tacoma.

Tacoma's Steve Baron had a two-run single in the 2nd inning to give the Rainiers a 2-0 lead and Tauchman halved the Isotopes defecit with a solo homer in the 3rd inning.

Gordon Beckham's solo homer in the 8th inning provided the final Tacoma run of the game.

The Isotopes loaded the bases with two outs before Tauchman grounded out to end the rally and the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Jeff Hoffman (L, 0-1) 4 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 44 GS, 4.80 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x4 (.147), 3 K
Jeff Hoffman: (L, 0-1) 4 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 4.80 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Chad Qualls: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA

Qualls pitched the 6th inning in his third rehabilitation assignment outing and had a perfect 1-2-3 inning, getting a flyout, pop out and a strikeout.


'TOPES NOTES:
In Isotopes transaction news, IF Juan Ciriaco was assigned to the Isotopes and P Sam Howard was assigned to Extended Spring. . . . Former University of New Mexico baseball star D.J. Peterson went 0x3 with a strikeout and is now hitting .148. . . . Albuquerque has dropped three straight games for the first time this season. . . . The Isotopes are 4-5 in Easter contests with a one-game losing streak. . . . The Isotopes and Rainiers finish their short three-game series on Monday afternoon. Probables are RHP Zach Jemiola (1-0, 7.94) for the Isotopes and RHP Christian Bergman (1-0, 0.00) for the Rainiers.

Filed 04/16/2017

April 15, 2017 - Isotopes (6-4)

Cheney Stadium

Albuquerque  000 000 000 --  0  5  0
Tacoma       000 002 00x --  2  6  0

WP: Dillon Overton (1-0)
LP: Ryan Carpenter (0-1)
SV: Jean Machi (2)

TIME: 2:29
ATT: 5,223
The Isotopes were shut out for the first time this season in a 2-0 loss to the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) in the series opener in Tacoma on Saturday evening. Albuquerque has dropped two straight games.

The Rainiers got both of their runs in the 6th inning -- one on Daniel Vogelbach's single and one on Ben Gamel's sacrifice flyout.

The Isotopes had runners on the corners with two out in the 9th inning before Chris Denorfia grounded out to end the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: German Marquez - 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 0 HR, 63 GS, 1.69 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 0x4 (.167), 3 K
Sam Moll: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 11.57 ERA
German Marquez: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 0 HR, 1.69 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Jairo Diaz: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA

Diaz had his first rehabilitation assignment outing, pitching the 8th inning. After a groundout and flyout, Diaz allowed a triple to Tyler O'Neill before getting a line out to end the half-inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
The Isotopes did not get the first of their five hits in the game until two outs in the 4th inning. . . . Former University of New Mexico baseball star D.J. Peterson played for the Rainiers at Third Base and went 0x2 with a walk. Peterson is hitting .167 this season. . . . The Tacoma Rainiers reported it was Tacoma's first shutout of Albuquerque since April 23, 2015, a 3-0 Rainiers victory at Cheney Stadium. . . . Probables in game two of the series Sunday afternoon are RHP Jeff Hoffman (0-0, 4.91) for the Isotopes and RHP Chase De Jong (1-0, 1.69) for the Rainiers.

Filed 04/15/2017

April 14, 2017 - Isotopes (6-3)

Greater Nevada Field

Albuquerque  100 020 00 --  3   6  1
Reno         100 101 01 --  4  10  2

WP: Erik Davis (1-0)
LP: Johendi Jiminian (0-1)

TIME: 2:42
ATT: 4,196
In the regularly scheduled game for Friday, Carlos Rivero singled home the game-winning run in the 8th inning as the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) defeated the Isotopes 4-3.

Each team exchanged single runs in the 1st inning. Noel Cuevas singled home a run for Albuquerque and Reymond Fuentes singled home a run for the Aces.

A groundout gave the Aces the lead in the 4th inning and Albuquerque took their only lead of the game in the 5th inning. Pinch-hitter Daniel Castro walked, Chris Denorfia singled and Rosell Herrera grounded out with Castro scoring. An out later, Jordan Patterson singled home Denorfia.

Another Aces groundout knotted the game at 3-3 in the 6th inning, and in the 8th inning, Christian Walker doubled and scored on Rivero's walk-off single.

Isotopes Starter Line: Sam Howard - 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 50 GS, 3.38 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 2x4 (.192), 1 RBI (6)


'TOPES NOTES:
In Isotopes transactions news, P Shane Carle and OF Raimel Tapia were both recalled by the Rockies. Rockies P Jon Gray went on the disabled list with a left foot stress fracture and OF Gerardo Parra was placed on the Paternity List. P Alex Balog and P Sam Howard were both assigned to the Isotopes. . . . The Isotopes are 1-1 in extra inning contests. Tonight's game was an extra inning contest because the contest was shortened to 7 innings because of the earlier game today being a 9-inning completion of a suspended game. . . . Sam Howard started for the Isotopes and made his Triple-A debut, allowing a run and 3 hits in 2 2/3 innings while fanning 3. . . . Also making his Triple-A debut was Alex Balog. Balog pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowing a run and 2 hits while walking 1 and striking out 1. . . . The Isotopes and Aces split the four-game series and 14,718 attended at Greater Nevada Field for a per-game average of 3,680. . . . The first no-hitter of the 2017 PCL season occurred with the New Orleans Baby Cakes (AAA Marlins) in only their 9th game in rebranded franchise history accomplishing the feat in a 11-1 victory over the Iowa Cubs (AAA Cubs). For comparison, Isotopes pitching has yet to throw a no-hitter in their 15th season of action. New Orleans hurlers Scott Copeland, Hunter Cervenka and Brandon Cunniff combined on the effort. Iowa plated their only run in the 8th inning -- pinch-hitter Todd Glaesmann drew a one out walk, Victor Caratini reached on an error, Taylor Davis walked to load the bases and Ozzie Martinez reached on an error with Glaesmann scoring. With the bags still loaded, Stephen Bruno grounded into a double play to end the half-inning. . . . The Isotopes complete the road trip with a three-game series in Tacoma beginning Saturday evening. Probables are RHP German Marquez (0-0, 4.50) for the Isotopes and RHP Ryan Weber (0-0, 0.00) for the Rainiers (AAA Mariners).

Filed 04/14/2017

April 14, 2017 - Isotopes (6-2)

Greater Nevada Field

(Resumption of a previously suspended game due to snow)

Albuquerque  110 000 300 --  5  9  1
Reno         200 000 000 --  2  6  2

WP: Jerry Vasto (2-0)
LP: Zack Godley (0-1)
SV: Matt Carasiti (4)

TIME: 2:45
ATT: 2,733
Two batters into the game, a snowstorm arrived in Reno and after a 30 minute snow delay, the game between the Isotopes and Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) was suspended due to snow. When the game resumed Friday afternoon, the Isotopes scored three runs in the 7th inning en route to a 5-2 victory over the Aces.

Mike Tauchman led off the game with a single and Rosell Herrera followed with a single. A throwing error allowed Tauchman to advance to third to put runners on the corners before the game was interrupted. Pat Valaika started Friday's action striking out before Jordan Patterson reached on an error with Tauchman scoring. Noel Cuevas then grounded into a double play.

Reymond Fuentes' sacrifice flyout and Christian Walker's run-scoring single gave the Aces a 2-1 lead after an inning of play.

Derrik Gibson singled and scored on Anthony Bemboom's double in the 2nd inning to tie the game at 2-2.

The game remained tied until the 7th inning when Valaika drew a bases-loaded walk. Patterson followed with a two-run single to make it the final score of 5-2.

Isotopes Starter Line: Zach Jemiola - 0.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, GS 40, 7.94 ERA (did not get to throw a pitch before the game was suspended due to snow - Harrison Musgrave took the mound when the game resumed)

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Jordan Patterson: 1x5 (.136), 3 RBI (5), 1 K
Harrison Musgrave: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 5.19 ERA
Jerry Vasto: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Chad Qualls: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA

Qualls did not have as clean of inning as his first rehabiliation assignment outing. Qualls allowed a leadoff single to Kristopher Negron before getting a flyout, then Negron was caught stealing second base, and then Qualls got a groundout to end the 7th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
In Isotopes transaction news, the rehabilitation assignment of P Jairo Diaz was transferred from Class-A Lancaster to Albuquerque.

Filed 04/14/2017

April 13, 2017

Greater Nevada Field

Albuquerque  0
Reno         

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HR: ABQ

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Two batters into the game, a snowstorm arrived and after a 30 minute snow delay, the game between the Isotopes and Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) was suspended due to snow and will be resumed Friday afternoon. The first game will be played the full nine innings followed by a seven inning nightcap which will be Friday's regularly scheduled contest.

Mike Tauchman led off the game with a single and Rosell Herrera followed with a single. A throwing error on the play allowed Tauchman to advance to third to put runners on the corners before the game was interrupted.


'TOPES NOTES:
In Isotopes transaction news, the rehabilitation assignment of P Jairo Diaz was transferred from Class-A Lancaster to Albuquerque. . . . None of the probables for Friday evening's contests have been announced.

Filed 04/13/2017

April 12, 2017 - Isotopes (5-2)

Greater Nevada Field

Albuquerque  010 007 010 --  9  15  0
Reno         200 210 020 --  7  13  1

WP: Matt Flemer (1-0)
LP: Kaleb Fleck (0-1)
SV: Matt Carasiti (3)

HR: ABQ Noel Cuevas (2) off Banda (6th inning, 2R)

    RENO Christian Walker (2) off Flemer (1st inning, 2R)  
    RENO Christian Walker (3) off Flemer (4th inning, S)
    RENO Carlos Rivero (1) off Flemer (4th inning, S)
    RENO Ronnie Freeman (1) off Jiminian (8th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:29
ATT: 2,726
The Isotopes turned a defecit into a lead with a big 7-run 6th inning and the Isotopes overcame four Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) homers to take a 9-7 slugfest victory over the Aces in Reno on Wednesday evening.

Christian Walker two-run homered in the 1st inning as the Aces were first on the scoreboard.

Noel Cuevas singled, went to third base on Rafael Ynoa's single and scored on Ryan Hanigan's sacrifice flyout in the 2nd inning as the Isotopes halved the defecit at 2-1.

Walker and Carlos Rivero had solo homers in the 4th inning and in the 5th inning, Reymond Fuentes' sacrifice flyout brought home a run as the Aces built the lead to 5-1.

Albuquerque vaulted into the lead in the 6th inning when they sent 12 batters to the plate, had eight hits and plated 7 runs to lead 8-5. Pat Valaika drew a one-out walk and scored on Cuevas' homer. An out later, Ynoa singled, went to second base on a wild pitch and scored on Hanigan's double. Daniel Castro singled home Hanigan and pinch-hiter Mike Tauchman singled. Raimel Tapia's single drove in Castro and Rosell Herrera singled home Tauchman. Valaika singled to drive in Tapia before Cuevas grounded out to end the inning.

Tapia reached on an error and scored on Herrera's double in the 8th inning as the Isotopes plated their final run and in the bottom of the frame, Ronnie Freeman two-run homered as the Aces pulled to 9-7.

The Aces loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning before Isotopes closer Matt Carasiti struck out Rivero to end the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer (W, 1-0) 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3 HR, 4.91 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 2x5 (.406), 2 R, 1 RBI (6), 1 BB, 1 K, SB (2)


'TOPES NOTES:
Isotopes pitching allowed the most homers in a game this season - four. . . . Matt Flemer allowed the most homers in a game by an Isotopes pitcher this season - three. . . . The 7-run 6th inning was Albuquerque's largest run-scoring inning of the season. . . . Aces hitter Christian Walker has homered three times in the two games played in this series. . . . The series continues Thursday evening. Probables are RHP Zach Jemiola (1-0, 7.94) for the Isotopes and RHP Keyvius Sampson (0-1, 108.00) for the Aces.

Filed 04/12/2017

April 11, 2017 - Isotopes (4-2)

Greater Nevada Field

Albuquerque  021 000 000 --  3  10  0
Reno         001 101 01x --  4   5  1

WP: Jimmie Sherfy (1-0)
LP: Sam Moll (0-1) 

HR: RENO Christian Walker (1) off Hoffman (6th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:35
ATT: 5,063
Ildemaro Vargas' 8th inning sacrifice flyout provided the game-winning run as the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) defeated the Isotopes 4-3 in their series opener in Reno on Tuesday night.

Albuquerque plated a couple of runs in the 2nd inning. Pat Valaika singled and scored on Anthony Bemboom's double and Bemboom scored later in the inning on Daniel Castro's groundout.

Valaika singled home a run in the 3rd inning to extend the Isotope lead to 3-0.

Reno's Vargas drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the 3rd inning and Orlando Arcia sacrifice flied out in the 4th inning as the Aces trailed 3-2.

Reno's Christian Walker solo-homered with two outs in the 6th inning to tie the game at 3-3 and in the 8th inning, Kristopher Negron tripled and scored on Vargas' sacrifice fly for the winning run.

Isotopes Starter Line: Jeff Hoffman - 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 58 GS 4.91 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 1x5 (.444), 1 K
Jeff Hoffman: 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, WP, 4.91 ERA
Sam Moll: (L, 0-1) 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 16.20 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Chad Qualls: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA

Qualls had a quick, clean inning in his first rehabilitation assignment appearance with the Isotopes, getting a groundout, a strikeout and another groundout in the 7th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
The Isotopes snapped a three-game winning streak with the loss. . . . The Isotopes had a three-run lead at one point in the game, blowing their largest lead of the season in an eventual loss. . . . Three of Reno's four runs in the game were scored on sacrifice flyouts. . . . Probables for Wednesday evening's contest are RHP Matt Flemer (0-0, 1.50) for the Isotopes and LHP Anthony Banda (0-1, 6.75) for the Aces.

Filed 04/11/2017

April 10, 2017 - Isotopes (4-1)

Isotopes Park

Salt Lake    000 001 100 0 -  2  7  0
Albuquerque  000 002 000 1 -  3  9  0

WP: Austin House (1-0)
LP: Austin Adams (0-1)

HR: SL Matt Williams (1) off Marquez (7th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:42
ATT: 3,347
Raimel Tapia's double drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Isotopes completed their first homestand of the season with a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) on Monday afternoon at "The Lab".

It took until the 6th inning for either team to get on the scoreboard with Salt Lake's Dustin Ackley singling home the first run of the game.

Albuquerque quickly responded to take the lead in their half of the 6th inning. Derrik Gibson tripled and scored on Tapia's double before Tapia scored on Pat Valaika's single.

Matt Williams solo-homered with two outs in the 7th inning as the Bees knotted the game at 2-2.

In the bottom of the 10th inning, Ryan Hanigan and Gibson singled ahead of Tapia's game-winning double that plated Hanigan.

Albuquerque native Austin House pitched two scoreless innings to earn his first victory of the season.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Carpenter - 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, 65 GS, 1.50 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 3x5 (.500), 1 R, 2 2B (6), 2 RBI (5)
Jordan Patterson: 0x3 (.118), 1 BB, 1 K


'TOPES NOTES:
Mike Tauchman went hitless in four at-bats to snap his Isotopes franchise record 28 game hitting streak. . . . With Ryan Carpenter's start today, all 25 players on Albuquerque's Opening Day roster have now appeared in a game. . . . In a paper move to free up roster room for P German Marquez, P Nelson Gonzalez was assigned to Class-A Boise from Albuquerque. . . . Isotope batters were no-hit through 4 2/3 innings, the longest no-hit bid of the season. . . . Today's game was the first extra innings game of the season. . . . Albuquerque won four out of the five games in the series and 27,850 attended for a per-game average of 5,570. . . . Albuquerque hits the road for a seven-game roadtrip with the first four games in Reno against the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks). Probables in the opener are RHP Jeff Hoffman (0-0, 7.20) for the Isotopes and a pitcher to be named for the Aces.

Filed 04/10/2017

April 9, 2017 - Isotopes (3-1)

Isotopes Park

Salt Lake    011 102 000 --  5  11  1
Albuquerque  202 100 12x --  8  13  1

WP: Jerry Vasto (1-0)
LP: Jose Valdez (0-1)
SV: Matt Carasiti (2)

HR: SL Kaleb Cowart (1) off Musgrave (3rd inning, S)

    ABQ Anthony Bemboom (1) off Mahle (4th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:30
ATT: 4,532
The Isotopes plated three runs over their final two at-bats to snap a 5-5 tie and then survived a Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) 9th inning rally to win the game 8-5 on Sunday afternoon at The Lab. Albuquerque has won two straight games.

Raimel Tapia led off with a double and scored an out later on Mike Tauchman's single. Tauchman stole second and later scored on Rafael Ynoa's single for a 2-0 Isotopes lead after an inning of play.

Salt Lake's Nolan Fontana singled home a run in the 2nd inning and Kaleb Cowart solo-homered in the 3rd inning as the Bees knotted the game at 2-2.

Albuquerque regained the lead in their half of the 3rd inning. Tauchman walked, went to second base on a wild pitch and scored on Noel Cuevas' single and Cuevas scored on Chris Denorfia's single.

Each team plated a run in the 4th inning -- Shane Robinson singled home a run for the Bees and Anthony Bemboom solo-homered for the Isotopes.

The Bees tied the game at 5-5 in the 6th inning when Sherman Johnson singled home a run and Robinson followed with a run-scoring double.

Albuquerque manufactured the go-ahead run after the 7th inning stretch. Tapia doubled, went to third base on Pat Valaika's sacrifice bunt and scored on Tauchman's double. Bemboom's sacrifice flyout and Tapia's run-scoring double added a pair of insurance runs in the 8th inning.

Isotopes closer Matt Carasiti got into a bases-loaded, one out jam before getting Ramon Flores and pinch-hitter Eric Young Jr. to strike out.

Isotopes Starter Line: Harrison Musgrave - 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 32 GS, 7.36 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 3x4 (.471), 2 R, 3 2B (4), 1 RBI (3), 1 BB, 1 K
Jordan Patterson: 0x3 (.143), 1 BB
Harrison Musgrave: (ND) 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 7.36 ERA
Jerry Vasto: (W, 1-0) 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
In Isotopes transactions Sunday, the Rockies recalled P Chris Rusin from his rehabilitation assignment and P German Marquez was optioned to Albuquerque. . . . Mike Tauchman had three hits including a double and extended his Isotopes franchise record hitting streak to 28 games, dating back to 2016. . . . The five-game series ends with a Monday noontime matinee. Probables are LHP Ryan Carpenter (No Record) for the Isotopes and RHP Brooks Pounders (1-0, 0.00) for the Bees.

Filed 04/09/2017

April 8, 2017 - Isotopes (2-1)

Isotopes Park

Salt Lake    000 302 000 --   5   9  1
Albuquerque  330 402 00x --  12  16  0

WP: Zach Jemiola (1-0)
LP: Daniel Wright (0-1)

HR: SL Nolan Fontana (1) off Jemiola (6th inning, S)

    ABQ Noel Cuevas (1) off Wright (1st inning, S)
	ABQ Pat Valaika (1) off Wright (2nd inning, 3R)
	
TIME: 2:54
ATT: 7,321
Pat Valaika hit for the cycle and drove in seven runs and Zach Jemiola won his Triple-A debut as the Albuquerque "Dukes" defeated the Salt Lake "Gulls" (AAA Angels) 12-5 on Dukes Retro Night at the Albuquerque Sports Stadium.

Albuquerque's big night started in the 1st inning. Raimel Tapia led off with a single and scored on Valaika's double. Valaika went to third base on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch. Noel Cuevas followed with a homer. Valaika added a three-run homer with two outs in the 2nd inning to extend the "Dukes" lead to 6-0.

The "Gulls" cut the defecit in half in the 4th inning when Shane Robinson and Ramon Flores had run-scoring singles and Francisco Arcia had a run-scoring double.

Albuquerque erupted for four more runs in their half of the frame. Ryan Hanigan singled, Derrik Gibson walked and Tapia reached on an error to load the bases before Valaika cleared them with a triple. Valaika then scored on a wild pitch.

Nolan Fontana solo homered and Flores had a run-scoring double in the 6th inning as Salt Lake added two runs.

Albuquerque plated the final two runs of the game in the home half of the 6th inning. Cuevas singled and scored on Mike Tauchman's double and Rafael Ynoa followed with a single to drive in Tauchman.

Isotopes Starter Line: Zach Jemiola (W, 1-0) 5.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 34 GS, 7.94 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 2x5 (.385), 2 R, 1 K
Jordan Patterson: 1x5 (.182), 1 K


'TOPES NOTES:
Pat Valaika's cycle was the first Isotope cycle since Valaika accomplished the feat on August 22, 2016. Valaika and Tom Murphy had the only Isotopes cycles of 2016. . . . Mike Tauchman singled in the 3rd inning to extend his hitting streak to 27 games, dating back to last season. The 27 games is an Isotopes franchise record. . . . The "Dukes" had season highs in runs (12) and hits (16). . . . Inducted into the Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame tonight was Jesus Martinez, Ramon Martinez, and Pedro Martinez. Travel issues kept Pedro and Jesus from attending so Ramon was the only one present at the ceremony. . . . In Dukes Retro Night history, the "Dukes" are 11-2 with a four-game winning streak. The 7,321 was the third lowest attendance figure of the 13 Dukes Retro Nights. . . . The Dukes and Gulls uniforms worn tonight will not be mothballed for very long. The Bees are promoting 70's Throwback Night on Friday June 9th at Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City where both clubs will be wearing tonight's throwback uniforms. . . . In PCL news, the Bees and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim extended their Player Development Agreement (PDA) that was set to expire at the end of 2018. The new PDA covers the 2019 and 2020 seasons. . . . Game four of the five game series is Sunday afternoon. Probables are LHP Harrison Musgrave for the Isotopes and RHP Drew Gagnon for the Bees.

Filed 04/08/2017

April 7, 2017 - Isotopes (1-1)

Isotopes Park

Salt Lake    000 100 220 --  5  10  2
Albuquerque  002 000 000 --  2   3  0

WP: Brooks Pounders (1-0)
LP: Shane Carle (0-1)
SV: Jose Valdez (1)

TIME: 3:23
ATT: 4,604
Matt Flemer allowed a run in six innings in his first 2017 Isotopes start and after he was out of the game, the Bees plated four runs after he left to come from behind to defeat the Isotopes 5-2 on Friday evening at "The Lab".

Albuquerque got two of their three hits in the game as they plated their only runs of the game in the 3rd inning. Raimel Tapia singled and stole second base. An out later, Rosell Herrera was hit by a pitch and Jordan Patterson drew a walk to load the bases before Noel Cuevas delivered a two-run single.

Salt Lake's Kaleb Cowart doubled and scored on Dustin Ackley's single in the 4th inning and in the 7th inning, a groundout and a double steal of second base and home plate gave the Bees a 3-2 lead.

Ramon Flores and Rey Navarro's run-scoring singles in the 8th inning added a pair of insurance runs for the Bees.

Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Flemer - 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, GS 60, 1.50 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 1x4 (.375), 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB (1)
Jordan Patterson: 0x2 (.167), 1 BB, 2 K, HBP
Sam Moll: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 27.00 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Matt Flemer had the first Isotope pitching staff quality start of the season. . . . The Isotopes had season lows in hits (3) and runs (2). . . . In PCL news, the Iowa Cubs (AAA Cubs) had several major announcements -- the city of Des Moines and the I-Cubs extended the ballpark lease through the 2037 season, Principal Financial Group extended their naming rights agreement for Principal Park through 2027, and the I-Cubs extended their Player Development Contract with the Chicago Cubs through the 2020 season. . . . The New Orleans Zephyrs renamed their club the New Orleans Baby Cakes and had their first game under the new name on Thursday, losing in extra innings. The Baby Cakes also lost on Friday. Zephyr Field was renamed to what had been the nickname of the park - Shrine on Airline. . . . In the third game of the series the Isotopes have the earliest Dukes Retro Night promotion in franchise history and it's Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame induction night with Ramon Martinez, Pedro Martinez, and Jesus Martinez (all former Dukes) going into the Hall. Probables are RHP Daniel Wright for the Bees and RHP Zach Jemiola for the Isotopes.

Filed 04/07/2017

April 6, 2017 - Isotopes (1-0)

Isotopes Park

Salt Lake    103 000 000 --  4  9  0
Albuquerque  300 000 22x --  7  8  1

WP: Chris Rusin (1-0)
LP: Cody Ege (0-1)
SV: Matt Carasiti (1)

HR: ABQ Jordan Patterson (1) off Meyer (1st inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:03
ATT: 8,046
The Isotopes scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball and Raimel Tapia added a two-run double for insurance as the Isotopes opened their 15th season with a 7-4 victory over the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels).

Dustin Ackley was hit by a pitch with two outs and scored on Ryan LaMarre's double in the 1st inning as Salt Lake plated the first run of the season.

Albuquerque had two-out magic of their own in the home half of the 1st inning. Rosell Herrera singled and scored on Jordan Patterson's homer to center field. Noel Cuevas singled, stole second base and scored on Mike Tauchman's triple for a 3-1 Isotopes lead.

Ackley, LaMarre and Nolan Fontana each had run-scoring singles with two outs in the 3rd inning as Salt Lake took a 4-3 lead.

After the 7th inning stretch, Tapia walked, Pat Valaika doubled and Herrera's groundout scored Tapia to tie the game at 3-3. Valaika scored on a passed ball two outs later for the lead.

Ryan Hanigan singled, Daniel Castro reached on a fielders choice and Tapia doubled them both home for the final runs of the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Jeff Hoffman: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 7.20 ERA

ROCKIES PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:
Raimel Tapia: 2x4 (.500), 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI (2)
Jordan Patterson: 1x4 (.250), 1 R, 1 HR (1), 2 RBI (2)
Jeff Hoffman: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 7.20 ERA
Jerry Vasto: (H, 1), 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Chris Rusin: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Albuquerque native Austin House was promoted from Class-AA Hartford and the Rockies sent P Chris Rusin to Albuquerque on a rehabilitation assignment. . . . The start of the game was delayed about 9 minutes due to Opening Night pregame festivities. . . . One of those festivities was the annual presentation of a check from the Isotopes to the City of Albuquerque. The check was for $1,507,219.66 and represents the Isotopes payment to the City for Isotopes Park rent and a portion of ticket, concession and souvenir sales. According to the Isotopes, they have paid over 14 seasons $24,642,694.99 to the City which just about covers the principal for the $10 million in General Obligation Bonds and $15 million in loans from the New Mexico Finance Authority to renovate the old Albuquerque Sports Stadium. The City is still in the red on Isotopes Park due to debt financing and stadium maintenance but likely is in the black when you factor in dollars the City receives from baseball-related tourism. . . . The Isotopes have a five-game winning streak dating back to last season. . . . In season openers, the Isotopes are 10-5 and are 6-1 in home season openers. In the first home games of the season, Albuquerque is 12-3. . . . Rosell Herrera had Albuquerque's first hit of the season (1st inning single) and Jordan Patterson had Albuquerque's first homer of the season (1st inning two-run homer). . . . Mike Tauchman extended his Isotopes franchise-best hitting streak to 26 games, dating back to last season. . . . Entering the PCL Hall of Fame as the Class of 2017 is PCL Historical Society founder and President Emeritus Dick Beverage and former Seattle Rainiers and Oakland Oaks first baseman Les Scarsella. Scarsella had a nine-year PCL career (1941-1949) and was twice named league MVP, won a batting title, and was a member of three PCL Championship clubs (1941 and 1942 Rainiers and 1948 Oaks). Scarsella had a five year MLB career - 1935-1937 and 1939 with the Cincinnati Reds and 1940 with the Boston Bees. . . . Game two of the five game series is scheduled for Friday evening. Probables are LHP Manny Banuelos for the Bees and RHP Matt Flemer for Albuquerque.

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Isotopes Open 2017 Season

The Isotopes 2017 campaign opens tonight with a five-game series at Isotopes Park against the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels).

The biggest change for the 2017 season is a two-game shorter schedule (142 games instead of 144 games) to give the players a couple extra days off during the season. The home schedule goes from 72 games to 71 games. While the schedule against the other conference (PCL American Conference) remains one four game series against each team each season, there is a slightly unbalanced schedule against Pacific Conference foes. The Isotopes play the normal 8-home, 8-away season series against El Paso (AAA Padres) and Fresno (AAA Astros) and play a 8-home, 7-away against Salt Lake (AAA Angels) and Tacoma (AAA Mariners). A 7-home, 9-away series is played against Las Vegas (Mets), and a 9-home, 8-away series is played against Reno (AAA Diamondbacks). While most series' will continue to be four games, there will be more three game and five game series' this season than in prior seasons.

If you like holiday baseball, the Isotopes only play the Fourth of July at home (Sacramento) this season. The Isotopes are on the road for Easter (Tacoma), Mother's Day (Nashville), Memorial Day (Fresno), Father's Day (Sacramento), and Labor Day (Reno). Albuquerque does get the Fourth of July holiday game on July 4th (instead of July 3rd like half the league).

Albuquerque will get sick of two of their opponents with weird scheduling quirks that result in long home-and-home series. In July, the Isotopes play three games at The Lab against Las Vegas, then have a three-day All-Star Break followed by four games in Las Vegas. To end the season, the Isotopes have a five-game home series against Reno before going to Reno for the final four games of the season, resulting in a 9-game straight span of games.

This year's Triple-A All-Star game will be held in Tacoma, Washington (home of the PCL's Tacoma Rainers (AAA Mariners) and the Scranton-Wilkes Barre RailRiders (AAA Yankees) of the International League will host the 2017 Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game. The PCL's El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) announced they will be hosting the 2019 Triple-A All-Star Game, while an International League club yet to be announced will be the host of the 2018 Triple-A All-Star Game.

On the business side of the Isotopes, ticket prices remain the same as 2016 with Saturdays and the Fourth of July being premium ticket pricing dates. Purchasing tickets in advance will save a couple of bucks over game day purchases. Coca-Cola has apparently lost their sponsorship of the Isotopes as the Albuquerque Journal reported Pepsi is a new sponsor with an 11-year pact.

Glenallen Hill returns as Isotopes manager for the third straight season with the Isotopes and fifth straight season as the Rockies' Triple-A level field manager. Mark Brewer is the new pitching coach and Darin Everson is the new hitting coach. Heath Townsend returns as Athletic Trainer and Marcus Lefton returns as Physical Performance Coach.

Francina Walker, the wife of late Isotopes public address announcer Stu Walker, is the new main public address announcer. Stu Walker, inducted into the Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016, was the voice of the Isotopes from their inaugural season of 2003 through 2015 when he passed away from cancer not long after the season ended.

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