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2019 News and Game Summary Archive

June 2, 2019 - Isotopes (27-31)

Isotopes Park

Reno          000 133 101 --   9  14  1
Albuquerque   000 444 04x --  16  15  1

WP: Chi Chi Gonzalez (4-4)
LP: Taylor Widener (3-4)

HR: RENO Cody Decker (5) off C Gonzalez (4th inning, S)
    RENO Juniel Querecuto (4) off C Gonzalez (5th inning, S)
    RENO Caleb Joseph (4) off C Gonzalez (5th inning, S)
    RENO Tyler Heineman (3) off Holman (6th inning, 3R)

TIME: 3:55
ATT: 4,844
In Albuquerque's longest nine inning game of the season, "fours" were wild for the Isotopes as they plated four runs in each of the four innings they scored in a 16-9 homestand ending victory over the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) on Sunday evening.

Both teams were scoreless until the 4th inning when Cody Decker solo homered to give Reno a brief 1-0 lead before Albuquerque plated four runs in the home half of the frame to take the lead. The Isotopes started off the inning with three-quarters of the team cycle - Sam Hilliard doubled, Pat Valaika singled and Dom Nunez tripled them both home. After Noel Cuevas drew a walk, a wild pitch brought Nunez home. An out later, a wild pitch moved Cuevas to third base and Elliot Soto brought him home with a single.

Reno plated three runs in the top of the 5th inning to tie the game at 4-4. Caleb Joseph and Juniel Querecuto back-to-back solo homered and Yasmany Tomas singled home a run.

Albuquerque quickly snapped the tie in their half of the 5th inning. Cuevas doubled home a run, Roberto Ramos had a two-run single and Soto tripled Ramos home.

Tyler Heineman pinch-hit three-run homered in the 6th inning as Reno edged to 8-7 before Albuquerque pulled away again in the home half of the inning on two-run singles from Cuevas and Ramos.

Reno plated a run on Matt Szczur's single in the 7th inning and Albuquerque had their final four-run inning of the night in the 8th inning. Pinch-hitter Brian Mundell singled home a run and Peter Mooney went to the plate with the bases loaded and reached on a fielding error with three runs scoring.

Reno capped the scoring in the game in the 9th inning on Szczur's sacrifice flyout.

Isotopes Starter Line: Chi Chi Gonzalez (W, 4-4) 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 3 HR, 6.05 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
In Isotopes transactions, the Rockies recalled IF Garrett Hampson and optioned P Jesus Tinoco to Albuquerque. P Justin Lawrence was activated from the Isotopes' Injured List and then transferred to Class-AA Hartford and P Nelson Gonzalez was transferred to Class-A Boise. . . . Pat Valaika extended his hitting streak to 6 games. . . . Isotopes pitching allowed four homers in a game for the second game in a row and have allowed 100 homers on the season, now allowing more homers than the number of homers (96) Isotopes hitters have belted this season. . . . Albuquerque won three out of the five games in the series and 33,250 attended at Isotopes Park for a per-game average of 6,650. Tonight's matchup was the final one between the Aces and Isotopes at "The Lab" this season and each team won four games. All-time in Albuquerque, the Isotopes are 32-28 against Reno. Albuquerque has five games left to play in Reno later in June to complete the 16-game season series with the Aces. . . . Tomorrow is the third day off of the season for the Pacific Coast League before Albuquerque begins a seven-game roadtrip on Tuesday evening to start the first 14 games of the PCL's equivalent of interleague play. Tuesday is the start of a series featuring the only three games of the season between the Isotopes and Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA Royals) and neither team has named a probable.

Filed 06/02/2019

June 1, 2019 - Isotopes (26-31)

Isotopes Park

Reno          035 010 101 --  11  12  2
Albuquerque   210 002 100 --   6  10  1

WP: Matt Koch (1-1)
LP: Ryan Castellani (2-4)

HR: RENO Matt Szczur (4) off Castellani (2nd inning, 3R)
    RENO Marty Henum (3) off Castellani (3rd inning, 2R)
    RENO Wyatt Mathisen (9) off Castellani (3rd inning, 2R)
    RENO Wyatt Mathisen (10) off Grills (7th inning, S)

    ABQ Roberto Ramos (12) off Koch (6th inning, S)
    ABQ Pat Valaika (16) off Koch (1st inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:16
ATT: 10,093
On Star Wars night at "The Lab" Saturday evening, the Isotopes did not score enough runs to overcome the runs provided just by the Reno Aces' (AAA Diamondbacks) four homers in a 11-6 loss to Reno.

Pat Valaika two-run homered to give the Isotopes a brief 2-0 lead until Matt Szczur three-run homered for Reno in the 2nd inning to give the Aces the lead.

Yonathan Daza singled home a run in the home half of the 2nd inning to knot the game 3-3 before Reno broke the game open with a five-run 3rd inning. Yasmany Tomas doubled home a run and Wyatt Mathisen and Marty Herum each added two-run homers.

Szczur singled home a run in the 5th inning as Reno extended their lead to 9-3.

Albuquerque plated a pair of runs in the 6th inning on Brian Mundell's groundout and Roberto Ramos' homer.

Each team plated a run in the 7th inning. Mathisen solo homered for Reno and after the 7th inning stretch, the Isotopes plated their final run of the game on an error.

Reno capped the scoring in the game in the 9th inning on Abraham Almonte's double.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Castellani (L, 2-4) 3 IP, 5 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 3 HR, 7.86 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Sam Hilliard went 0x4 to snap his 8 game hitting streak. Both Pat Valaika and Drew Butera hit safely to extend Albuquerque's current longest hitting streaks to 5 games. . . . The final game of the Reno series (and Albuquerque's season-longest 9-game homestand) is Sunday evening. Probables are RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (3-4, 6.11) for the Isotopes and RHP Taylor Widener (3-3, 9.07) for the Aces.

Filed 06/01/2019

May 31, 2019 - Isotopes (26-30)

Isotopes Park

Reno          001 000 001 --  2   9  1
Albuquerque   330 110 01x --  9  13  0

WP: Tim Melville (3-1)
LP: Anthony Vasquez (3-3)

HR: RENO Cody Decker (4) off N Gonzalez (9th inning, S)

    ABQ Sam Hilliard (18) off Vasquez (1st inning, 2R)
    ABQ Brian Mundell (5) off Vasquez (5th inning, S)
    ABQ Josh Fuentes (5) off Sherfy (8th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:48
ATT: 6,265
Tim Melville turned in a quality start, allowing a run in 6 innings, and the Isotopes had a pair of three-run innings to start the game in a victory over the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) 9-2 on Friday evening at "The Lab".

Garrett Hampson led off the bottom of the 1st inning with a bunt single and scored on Sam Hilliard's homer. Pat Valaika followed with a single and scored on Brian Mundell's double as the Isotopes led 3-0.

Hampson and Valaika each singled home runs and a run scored on an error in the 2nd inning to extend Albuquerque's lead to 6-0.

A fielder's choice brought home Reno's first run of the game in the 3rd inning.

Albuquerque plated the next three runs in the game. Back-to-back doubles from Hampson and Hilliard in the 4th inning brought home a run, Mundell solo homered in the 5th inning and Josh Fuentes solo homered in the 8th inning.

Active minor league career home run leader Cody Decker solo homered in the 9th inning to cap the scoring, his 201st career regular season homer.

Isotopes Starter Line: Tim Melville (W, 3-1) 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, 3.00 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Sam Hilliard extended his hitting streak to 8 games and was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. . . . Neither team drew a base on balls in the game and Albuquerque pitching did not issue a walk for only the second time this season. . . . Tim Melville had his first quality start of the season and 8th Isotope quality start this year. . . . Albuquerque has won two straight games for the first time since May 18th and 19th against El Paso. . . . With May 2019 in the record books, here are some Isotope May stats - 11-19 record (6-8 at home, 5-11 on the road), .282 team batting average, 5.99 team ERA, 154 runs scored, 43 homers hit and 18 stolen bases. . . . The fourth game of the series is Saturday evening. Probables are RHP Ryan Castellani (2-3, 6.32) for the Isotopes and RHP Matt Koch (0-1, 8.10) for the Aces.

Filed 05/31/2019

May 30, 2019 - Isotopes (25-30)

Isotopes Park

Reno          101 001 002 --  5   9  1
Albuquerque   010 220 20x --  7  11  0

WP: Pat Dean (1-4)
LP: Alex Young (2-2)

HR: RENO Yasmany Tomas (17) off Dean (1st inning, S)
    RENO Domingo Leyba (9) off Dean (6th inning, S)
    RENO Marty Herum (2) off Johnson (9th inning, 2R)

TIME: 3:06
ATT: 3,768
Isotopes starter Pat Dean had his best outing as an Isotope, allowing three runs in 5 1/3 innings and earned his first victory of the season, and the Isotopes snapped their season-worst 5-game losing streak and 6-game home losing streak as Albuquerque defeated the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) 7-5 on Thursday evening at "The Lab".

Yasmany Tomas solo homered in the 1st inning to give the Aces the quick lead and Albuquerque tied the game in the bottom of the 2nd inning on Drew Weeks' groundout.

Reno regained the lead in the top of the 3rd inning when Juniel Querecuto tripled and scored on Matt Szczur's sacrifice flyout and the Isotopes took their first lead of the game at 3-2 with a two-run 4th inning. Elliot Soto and Weeks back-to-back tripled and Dom Nunez followed with a sacrifice flyout.

Sam Hilliard tripled and scored on Pat Valaika's single and Valaika scored on Brian Mundell's triple as the Isotopes extended their lead to 5-2 in the 5th inning.

Reno's Domingo Leyba solo homered in the 6th inning and the Isotopes got that run back and more after the 7th inning stretch. Valaika doubled home a run and scored on Josh Fuentes' double.

Marty Herum two-run homered for Reno with two outs in the 9th inning to cap the scoring in the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Pat Dean (W, 1-4) 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HR, 7.89 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Albuquerque tied a franchise record with four team triples in the game. . . . Sam Hilliard extended his hitting streak to 7 games. . . . David Holman tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings tonight, extending his scoreless innings streak to 5 innings over his last two appearances. . . . Game three of the series is Friday evening. Probables are RHP Tim Melville (2-1, 3.43) for the Isotopes and LHP Anthony Vasquez (3-2, 4.65) for the Aces.

Filed 05/30/2019

May 29, 2019 - Isotopes (24-30)

Isotopes Park

Reno          201 100 003 --  7  6  1
Albuquerque   103 001 100 --  6  7  2

WP: Kevin Ginkel (1-0)
LP: Yency Almonte (0-3)

HR: RENO Domingo Leyba (8) off Lambert (1st inning, 2R)
    RENO Wyatt Mathisen (8) off Lambert (4th inning, S)

    ABQ Sam Hilliard (17) off Shipley (1st inning, S)
    ABQ Roberto Ramos (11) off Shipley (3rd inning, 2R)
    ABQ Pat Valaika (14) off Shipley (3rd inning, S)
    ABQ Pat Valaika (15) off Taylor (7th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:54
ATT: 8,280
The Isotopes were well positioned for a victory with a two-run lead heading into the 9th inning before the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) plated three runs in the 9th inning to stun Albuquerque 7-6 in the opener of a five game series at "The Lab" on Wednesday evening. Albuquerque has season-worsts in a five game losing streak, six straight home game losses, and is in last place in their division for the first time this season, 11 games back.

Each team powered their way to runs in the 1st inning. Domingo Leyba had a two-run homer for Reno and Sam Hilliard had a solo shot for Albuquerque.

Abraham Almonte tripled and scored on a groundout in the 3rd inning as Reno led 3-1 and Albuquerque took the lead in the bottom half of the inning on Pat Valaika's solo homer and Roberto Ramos' two-run homer.

Reno tied the game at 4-4 in the 4th inning on Wyatt Mathisen's solo homer.

Albuquerque plated a go-ahead run on a fielder's choice in the 6th inning and added an insurance run in the 7th inning on Valaika's second solo homer of the game.

In Reno's 9th inning, Marty Herum singled home two runs to tie the game and the game-winning run scored on a fielding error.

Isotopes Starter Line: Peter Lambert - 6 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 2 HR, 5.07 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Chris Rusin: (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 5.68 ERA

Rusin made his latest Isotopes appearance in his MLB Rehabilitation Assignment after having had it transferred back to Albuquerque from Class-AA Hartford and Rusin set down the Aces in order in the 7th inning with two strikeouts and a flyout. Rusin tossed 14 pitches - 9 for strikes.


'TOPES NOTES:
Sam Hilliard extended his hitting streak to 6 games and his 17 homers this season leads the club. . . . Pat Valaika had his fourth multi-homer game of the season and his 15 homers have been hit in 11 of his 29 games with the Isotopes. . . . All four of Albuquerque's extra base hits in the game were homers. . . . Isotopes reliever Phillip Diehl tossed a scoreless inning tonight to extend his consecutive scoreless innings streak to five innings. . . . Aces manager Chris Cron was ejected by Home Plate umpire Clint Vondrak in the 9th inning. . . . Game two of the series is Thursday evening. Probables are LHP Pat Dean (0-4, 8.82) for the Isotopes and the Aces have yet to name a starter.

Filed 05/29/2019

May 28, 2019 - Isotopes (24-29)

Isotopes Park

Sacramento   002 005 000 --  7  12  2
Albuquerque  002 000 000 --  2  11  0

WP: Ty Blach (2-2)
LP: Chi Chi Gonzalez (3-4) 

HR: ABQ Drew Butera (1) off Blach (3rd inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:59
ATT: 6,713
On Tuesday evening, the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) plated five runs in the 6th inning to break a deadlocked game and defeated Albuquerque 7-2 to sweep the series from the Isotopes.

Each team plated runs in the 3rd inning. Austin Slater drove in two runs with a single for Sacramento and in the bottom half, Elliot Soto bunt-singled and scored on Drew Butera's two-run homer.

In the game-deciding 6th inning, Levi Michael came up with the bases loaded and tripled to clear them before scoring on Abiatal Avelino's single. Avelino went to second base on a wild pitch and scored on Mike Gerber's single.

Isotopes Starter Line: Chi Chi Gonzalez (L, 3-4) 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR, HBP, 6.11 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies sent P Chris Rusin to Albuquerque on a MLB Rehabilitation Assignment. . . . Sam Hilliard extended his hitting streak to 5 games. . . . The Isotopes were swept in a series for the first time this season and were swept in a series at home for the first time since August 4-7, 2018 against New Orleans. . . . With the first two scoreless innings tonight, Chi Chi Gonzalez extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 9 innings and it was snapped when he allowed 3rd inning runs. . . . Albuquerque has season-worsts in home losing streak (5 games) and most games back in the division (10.5 games back). The Isotopes tied their worst consecutive losing streak of the season (4 games). . . . The River Cats and Isotopes combined for 66 runs and 20 homers in the four-game series. . . . Sacramento won all four games in the series and 28,504 attended at Isotopes Park for a per-game average of 7,126. Tonight was the final matchup of the two teams this season at Isotopes Park and Sacramento won six out of the eight matchups. All-time, Albuquerque is 30-37 against the River Cats at Isotopes Park. The Isotopes have all eight games left to play against the River Cats in Sacramento to close out the 16-game season series. . . . Albuquerque lost every game in the series by four or more runs. . . . Yasmany Tomas of the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) is the PCL Hitter of the Week. Tomas hit .400 (12x30) during the award week with 7 homers and 13 RBI. . . . Cy Sneed of the Round Rock Express (AAA Astros) is the PCL Pitcher of the Week after winning his only start of the season and allowing no runs in 8 innings of work while allowing just a hit, walking none and fanning 4 batters. . . . The Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) come to town for a five-game series to cap Albuquerque's current homestand. Probables in the opener Wednesday evening are RHP Peter Lambert (2-2, 4.97) for the Isotopes and RHP Braden Shipley (1-2, 9.53) for the Aces.

Filed 05/28/2019

May 27, 2019 - Isotopes (24-28)

Isotopes Park

Sacramento   002 200 035 --  12  15  1
Albuquerque  200 010 020 --   5  11  1

WP: Steve Okert (3-1)
LP: Ryan Castellani (2-3)
SV: Fernando Abad (5)

HR: SAC Levi Michael (5) off Johnson (8th inning, 3R)
    SAC Aramis Garcia (8) off Johnson (9th inning, 2R)
    SAC Ryan Howard (1) off Johnson (9th inning, 2R)

    ABQ Sam Hilliard (16) off Venditte (1st inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:14
ATT: 9,278
While the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) did not plate 1st inning runs for the third straight day to take a quick lead, Isotopes pitching did allow double digit runs for the third straight day and Albuquerque dropped a 12-5 Memorial Day afternoon game for their third straight loss.

Albuquerque had their only lead in the game in the 1st inning when Josh Fuentes doubled and scored on Sam Hillard's homer.

Mike Gerber doubled home a run and scored on Anthony Garcia's single in the 3rd inning as the River Cats tied the game at 2-2 and Sacramento took the lead in the 4th inning when two runs scored on an error.

Albuquerque edged to 4-3 in the 5th inning on back-to-back doubles from Fuentes and Elliot Soto.

Levi Michael's three-run 8th inning homer extended the Sacramento lead to 7-3 and the Isotopes plated a pair of runs in the bottom half of the frame on Drew Weeks' two-run single.

Sacramento plated the last five runs of the game in the 9th inning on Anthony Garcia's single and two-run homers from Aramis Garcia and Ryan Howard.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Castellani - 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, HBP, 6.32 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled OF Yonathan Daza and optioned OF Noel Cuevas to Albuquerque after having activated him from the MLB Injured List. . . . Josh Fuentes tied an Isotope franchise record today with his three doubles in the game. . . . Pat Venditte may have become the first switch-throwing starting pitcher the Isotopes have faced in franchise history. . . . The Isotopes are 6-10 all-time on Memorial Day, including 4-3 in games at Isotopes Park. . . . The Isotopes have season worsts in home losing streak (4 games), games below the .500 mark (4 games) and games out of first place in the division (9.5 games back). . . . Sam Hilliard leads the Isotopes with 16 homers and has homered in four out of his last eight games. . . . Garrett Hampson went 0x1 in a pinch-hitting at-bat to snap a 11 game hitting streak dating back to last season. Pat Valaika also snapped his 9-game hitting streak when he went 0x2 as a pinch-hitter and then remained in the game defensively. . . . DJ Johnson allowed 8 earned runs in the game, tying Mitch Horacek for the most earned runs allowed by a reliever in a game this season. . . . In the three games in the series, Albuquerque pitching has allowed 12 home runs. Albuquerque hitters had nine more homers than Albuquerque pitching allowed after the May 18th game and with all the homers allowed since then and especially in this series, the Isotope pitchers have now given up as many homers as Isotope hitters have hit (86 homers). . . . Albuquerque is 1-14 this season when allowing 10 or more runs. . . . The final game at Isotopes Park this season between the River Cats and Isotopes is Monday evening. Looking to help Albuquerque avoid the series sweep is RHP Peter Lambert (2-2, 5.70) while the River Cats are expected to counter with LHP Ty Blach (1-2, 6.41).

Filed 05/27/2019

May 26, 2019 - Isotopes (24-27)

Isotopes Park

Sacramento   300 011 164 -- 16  16  0
Albuquerque  100 005 011 --  8  13  0

WP: Sam Selman (2-1)
LP: James Pazos (1-1)

HR: SAC Aramis Garcia (7) off Melville (1st inning, 3R)
    SAC Mike Gerber (9) off Melville (5th inning, S)
    SAC Mike Gerber (10) off Almonte (9th inning, 2R)
    SAC Anthony Garcia (6) off Pazos (8th inning, 2R)
    SAC Henry Ramos (7) off Pazos (8th inning, 2R)

    ABQ Josh Fuentes (4) off Selman (6th inning, 3R)
    ABQ Pat Valaika (13) off Quiala (6th inning, S)
    ABQ Dom Nunez (8) off Gustave (9th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:36
ATT: 5,539
The Isotopes fell behind early for the second game in a row, battled back to take the lead before the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) plated eleven runs over the final three innings to claim a 16-8 victory over Albuquerque on Sunday evening at "The Lab". Albuquerque has dropped both games in the series so far.

Aramis Garcia three-run homered to give Sacramento a quick 3-0 lead in the 1st inning and Albuquerque responded with a run in the home half of the inning. Garrett Hampson singled and scored on Dom Nunez's double.

Mike Gerber solo homered in the 5th inning and Levi Michael singled home a run in the 6th inning as the River Cats led 5-1.

The Isotopes scored five runs in their half of the 6th inning to take a 6-5 lead. Pat Valaika started with a solo homer, Sam Hilliard doubled, Noel Cuevas singled and Roberto Ramos doubled Hilliard home. Josh Fuentes followed with a three-run homer.

Aramis Garcia doubled home a run to tie the game in the 7th inning and the River Cats had a big six-run 8th inning to take the lead and put the game away. Abiatal Avelino tripled home two runs and scored on Henry Ramos' two-run homer. After Gerber walked, Anthony Garcia added a two-run homer.

Consecutive singles from Cuevas, Ramos and Fuentes plated another Albuquerque run in the bottom of the 8th inning.

Each team added their final runs in the 9th inning. For Sacramento, Avelino singled home a run, Ramos had a sacrifice flyout and Gerber followed with a two-run homer in a four-run inning. Dom Nunez solo homered for the Isotopes in the bottom of the 9th inning to cap the scoring.

Isotopes Starter Line: Tim Melville - 5.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 HR, 3.43 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Noel Cuevas: 3x5 (.377), 2 R

Cuevas made his second MLB rehabilitation assignment appearance and started in Right Field and moved to Center Field later in the game. Cuevas flew out to center in the 1st inning, singled in the 4th inning, singled and scored in the 6th inning, singled and scored in the 8th inning and grounded out to third base to end the game.


'TOPES NOTES:
P Tim Melville was added back onto the Isotopes roster from Class-A Boise and P Nelson Gonzalez was transferred to Class-A Boise. . . . Garrett Hampson extended his hitting streak to 11 games (dating back to 2018) and Pat Valaika now has a 9-game hitting streak. . . . Every one of the four Isotope pitchers in the game gave up at least one run. . . . Albuquerque pitching allowed five homers in a game for the second time this season and the eight combined homers tied an Isotope season high. . . . Over the first two games of the series, Sacramento has plated seven runs in the 1st inning, hit nine homers and has combined to score 26 runs. . . . The River Cats' Aramis Garcia was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. . . . The River Cats and Isotopes play game three of the series on Memorial Day afternoon. Probables are RHP Ryan Castellani (2-2, 6.84) for the Isotopes and LHP Ty Blach (1-2, 6.41) for the River Cats.

Filed 05/26/2019

May 25, 2019 - Isotopes (24-26)

Isotopes Park

Sacramento   402 020 200 --  10  16  1
Albuquerque  100 310 001 --   6  10  2

WP: Enderson Franco (2-1)
LP: Pat Dean (0-4) 

HR: SAC Mike Gerber (8) off Dean (3rd inning, S)
    SAC Levi Michael (4) off Dean (5th inning, S)
    SAC Anthony Garcia (5) off Grills (7th inning, S)
    SAC Aramis Garcia (6) off Dean (5th inning, S)

    ABQ Pat Valaika (12) off Franco (5th inning, S)
    ABQ Sam Hilliard (15) off Franco (4th inning, S)
    ABQ Roberto Ramos (10) off Franco (4th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:09
ATT: 6,974
Isotopes starter Pat Dean allowed eight runs (only three earned) in 5 innings and the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) had a four-run 1st inning to set the tone in a 10-6 series opening victory over the Isotopes at "The Lab" on Saturday evening.

Both teams plated runs in the 1st inning. In the top of the 1st inning, Mike Gerber doubled home a run, Henry Ramos singled home a run and Ryan Howard singled home two runs. In the home half, Yonathan Daza led off with a single, went to third base on an error on a pickoff attempt and scored on Pat Valaika's sacrifice flyout.

Gerber solo homered and another run scored on a throwing error in the 3rd inning as the River Cats extended their lead to 6-1 over Albuquerque.

Sam Hilliard solo homered, Brian Mundell doubled and scored on Roberto Ramos' two-run homer in the 4th inning as the Isotopes edged to 6-4 but the River Cats used a pair of solo homers -- Aramis Garcia and Levi Michael -- in the 5th inning to pull away again.

Pat Valaika solo homered in the bottom of the 5th inning for Albuquerque and Sacramento scored their final runs of the game in the 7th inning on Anthony Garcia's solo homer and Michael's RBI double to lead 10-5.

Garrett Hampson tripled with two outs in the 9th inning and scored on Valaika's single to close out the scoring in the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Pat Dean (L, 0-4) 5 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 3 HR, HBP 8.82 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Garrett Hampson extended his hitting streak to 10 games (dating back to the Isotopes in 2018) and Pat Valaika extended his hitting streak to 8 games. . . . Tonight was Albuquerque's first loss on a Saturday this season (7-1 on Saturdays). . . . Pat Dean has allowed 10 homers in 16 1/3 innings of work over his four Isotope appearances this season. . . . Roberto Ramos became the third Isotope to reach 10 homers this season and all three Isotopes with 10 or more homers had a homer in tonight's game (Sam Hilliard - 15 homers, Pat Valaika - 12 homers). . . . Albuquerque's four homers allowed to an opponent tied a season-worst. . . . Sacramento's Mike Gerber and Levi Michael were both triples shy of hitting for the cycle. . . . Game two of the series is Sunday evening. Probables are RHP Tim Melville (2-1, 1.76) for the Isotopes and RHP Yoanys Quiala (1-2, 5.40) for the River Cats.

Filed 05/25/2019

May 24, 2019 - Isotopes (24-25)

Las Vegas Ballpark

Albuquerque  000 010 000 4 --  5  10  1
Las Vegas    000 000 001 3 --  4  11  2

WP: DJ Johnson (2-0)
LP: Ryan Dull (1-1)
	
TIME: 3:07
ATT: 10,132
The Isotopes had a 1-0 lead heading to the bottom of the 9th inning, the Las Vegas Aviators (AAA Athletics) plated a run with two outs in the inning to tie the game, the Isotopes scored four runs in the top of the 10th inning and allowed three runs in the bottom of the 10th inning but was able to hold on for a 5-4 extra inning victory in the series finale. The victory was Albuquerque's first at brand-new Las Vegas Ballpark and snapped a four-game losing streak and 6 game road losing streak.

Albuquerque snapped the scoreless tie in the 5th inning. Yonathan Daza drew a one-out walk and scored on Garrett Hampson's double.

Corban Joseph's two-out single plated Jorge Mateo to knot the game at 1-1 at the end of regulation innings.

Daza started the 10th inning as the baserunner on second base and it appeared he was going to be stranded as two quick outs followed. Drew Weeks then singled Daza home and Weeks went to second base on a throwing error on the play. Elliot Soto walked, Sam Hilliard had a two-run double and Drew Butera followed with a RBI single as Albuquerque led 5-1.

In the bottom of the 10th inning, Sheldon Neuse was the runner at second base and quickly scored on Franklin Barreto's single. Eric Campbell drew a walk and a groundout advanced both runners into scoring position before Dustin Fowler had a two-run single to draw the Aviators to a run down at 5-4. A fly out and a groundout ended the game with the game-tying run stranded at first base.

Isotopes Starter Line: Peter Lambert - 7 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 0 HR, 4.97 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Noel Cuevas: 0x3 (.354), 2 K

In Cuevas' first MLB Rehabilitation Assignment outing, Cuevas played in Left Field and grounded out to second base in the 1st inning, struck out swinging in the 3rd and 5th innings and was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the 8th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled P Jeff Hoffman and optioned P Yency Almonte to the Isotopes. . . . Peter Lambert was the second Isotope starter in as many nights (Chi Chi Gonzalez last night) to toss seven scoreless innings and the quality start was his second of the season. Lambert had 10 strikeouts, his first double digit strikeout game total of the season and the third instance of an Isotope with 10 strikeouts this season (Jeff Hoffman has done it twice). . . . Garrett Hampson extended his hitting streak to 9 games, dating back to his time with the Isotopes in 2018. Pat Valaika is the Isotope with the next longest hitting streak, having extended it to 7 games tonight. . . . Albuquerque is 3-1 in extra inning contest this season and have played back-to-back extra inning contests. . . . Las Vegas took three out of the four games in the first series of the season between the two clubs and 37,499 attended at Las Vegas Ballpark for a per-game average of 9,375. It was Albuquerque's fourth road series loss of the season. . . . Albuquerque returns home for a 9-game homestand with the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) providing the opposition for the first four games. The River Cats are expected to send RHP Enderson Franco (1-1, 6.94) to the mound, while the Isotopes are expected to counter with LHP Pat Dean (0-3, 10.32).

Filed 05/24/2019

May 23, 2019 - Isotopes (23-25)

Las Vegas Ballpark

Albuquerque  000 000 000 0 --  0  3  0
Las Vegas    000 000 000 1 --  1  2  0

WP: JB Wendelken (2-1)
LP: Jesus Tinoco (3-1) 
	
TIME: 2:40
ATT: 10,452
The Isotopes and Las Vegas Aviators (AAA Athletics) played a crazy game Thursday evening in Summerlin, Nevada. Both teams were no-hit into the 7th inning, the game was tied at 0-0 going into extra innings and the Isotopes dropped a tough 1-0 game in 10 innings to extend their road losing streak to 6 games.

Garrett Hampson singled to lead off the 7th inning to end Albuquerque's longest been no-hit bid of the season at 6 innings and Isotopes starter Chi Chi Gonzalez allowed a double to Corban Joseph with two outs in the bottom of the 7th inning for Albuquerque pitching's longest no-hit bid of the season of 6 2/3 innings of no-hit ball.

Sam Hilliard started as the runner on 2nd base in the top of the 10th inning, made it to third base on Roberto Ramos' single but was stranded there to end the inning.

In the bottom of the 10th inning, Seth Brown started as the runner on 2nd base and scored the walkoff winner an out later on Sheldon Neuse's single to center field where Brown might have been called out at home had Isotopes catcher Drew Butera not dropped the throw from center-fielder Yonathan Daza.

Isotopes Starter Line: Chi Chi Gonzalez - 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, WP, 5.81 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies sent OF Noel Cuevas to Albuquerque on a MLB Rehabilitation Assignment. . . . The attendance of 10,452 was the largest road crowd the Isotopes have played in front of this season. . . . The loss was Albuquerque's second walkoff loss of the season. . . . Albuquerque has a season-worst four game losing streak, has been shutout four times this season, is 2-1 in extra inning contests and is a season-worst two games below the .500 mark. . . . The Isotopes played their first 1-0 contest of the season tonight and all-time, Albuquerque is 13-16 in games decided by a 1-0 final. . . . Garrett Hampson extended his Isotope hitting streak to 8 games, dating back to the end of 2018. Yonathan Daza went 0x4 to snap a 7-game hitting streak. . . . Albuquerque tied a season low with 3 hits in a game and set a season-best by allowing just two hits in a game. . . . With tonight's homerless game, Isotope pitchers snapped a string of six straight games allowing a homer to the opponent. . . . Isotopes pitching coach Brandon Emanuel was ejected by Home Plate umpire Alex Mackay in the 3rd inning. It was Emanuel's first ejection -- and third Isotope ejection -- of the season. . . . The Isotopes finish their quick four game roadtrip to Las Vegas on Friday evening, looking to avoid the series sweep and also earn their first victory at brand-new Las Vegas Ballpark. Probables are RHP Peter Lambert (2-2, 5.70) for the Isotopes and RHP Tanner Anderson (3-4, 6.86) for the Aviators.

Filed 05/23/2019

May 22, 2019 - Isotopes (23-24)

Las Vegas Ballpark

Albuquerque  002 002 010 --  5  13  0
Las Vegas    204 000 01x --  7  11  2

WP: JB Wendelken (1-1)
LP: Ryan Castellani (2-2)
SV: Brian Schlitter (8)

HR: ABQ Sam Hilliard (14) off Bracewell (6th inning, 2R)

    LVG Sheldon Neuse (6) off Castellani (3rd inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:10
ATT: 8,223
Isotopes starter Ryan Castellani returned from the Injured List and allowed six runs in 2 2/3 innings and the Isotopes continued their season-worst road losing streak with a 7-5 loss to the Las Vegas Aviators (AAA Athletics) in Summerlin, Nevada on Wedneday evening. Albuquerque has dropped three straight games and five straight on the road.

The Aviators got on the scoreboard quickly with two 1st inning runs. With two outs, Seth Brown doubled home a run and Corban Joseph singled home a run.

Garrett Hampson brought home a run with a groundout and Pat Valaika followed with a RBI single in the 3rd inning as the Isotopes tied the game but that tie was short-lived as Sheldon Neuse two-run homered and Mark Payton added a two-run single in the home half of the frame to give the Aviators a 6-2 lead.

Elliot Soto tripled and trotted home on Sam Hilliard's team-leading 14th homer of the season and Hilliard tripled and scored on Drew Weeks' single in the 8th inning as the Isotopes edged to 6-5.

Las Vegas added an insurance run in the bottom of the 8th inning on Nick Martini's single.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Castellani (L, 2-2) 2.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, WP, 6.84 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
After several days without an Isotopes transaction, there was a torrent of transactions today. The Rockies recalled P Tyler Anderson and then placed him on the 60-day MLB Injured List as Anderson is expected to undergo surgery on his left knee. The Rockies also purchased the contract of P Jairo Diaz. P Tim Melville was transferred to Class-A Boise, P David Holman and P Nelson Gonzalez were both added back onto the Isotopes roster from Class-A Boise, P Matt Pierpont went on the Injured List, retroactive to May 21st, and P Ryan Castellani came off the Injured List and started tonight's contest. . . . Garrett Hampson and Yonathan Daza each extended their hitting streaks to 7 games. Hampson's hitting streak dates back to late 2018 with the Isotopes. The only two Isotope hitters without hits in the game, Brian Mundell and Josh Fuentes, each ended hitting streaks. Mundell's team season-longest 10-game hitting streak came to an end while Fuentes ended a 7-game hitting streak. . . . At 23-24, Albuquerque is one game below the .500 mark for the first time since losing their season opener on April 4th. . . . Albuquerque had two triples on the evening, the most in a game this season. . . . Game three of the series is Thursday evening as Albuquerque looks to end their losing streak. Probables are RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (3-3, 6.80) for the Isotopes and RHP Paul Blackburn (5-1, 4.28) for the Aviators.

Filed 05/22/2019

May 21, 2019 - Mariachis (23-23)

Las Vegas Ballpark

El Paso      010 100 000 --  2  11  4
Albuquerque  100 202 40x --  9  14  2

WP: Jake Buchanan (3-1)
LP: Tim Melville (2-1) 

HR: LVG Dustin Fowler (5) off Melville (4th inning, 2R) 

TIME: 3:26
ATT: 8,692
In a Copa de la Diversion contest, after the Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico (Albuquerque Isotopes) took the lead in the 4th inning, the Los Reyes de Plata de Las Vegas (Las Vegas Aviators) plated eight unanswered runs to claim a 9-2 victory over the Mariachis on Tuesday evening at Las Vegas Ballpark.

Las Vegas' Jorge Mateo sacrifice flied out in the 1st inning to provide the first run of the game and the Mariachis tied the game in the 2nd inning on Peter Mooney's double. The Mariachis took the lead in the 4th inning when Brian Mundell doubled and Mooney singled with a throwing error on the play that allowed Mundell to score.

Dustin Fowler's two-run homer in the home half of the 4th inning gave the Los Reyes de Plata the lead and 6th inning RBI singles from Fowler and Mateo extended the lead to 5-2.

Mark Payton had a two-run double, a run scored on an error and another run scored on a fielders choice as Las Vegas plated their final four runs of the game after the 7th inning stretch.

Isotopes Starter Line: Tim Melville (L, 2-1) 5.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 2 HBP, 1.76 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Mariachis are 3-2 in 2019, including 1-2 on the road. All-time in Copa games, the Mariachis are 7-3 and are 0-1 against the Los Reyes de Plata. . . . Brian Mundell extended his hitting streak to 10 games, extending the longest Isotope hitting streak of the season. . . . Yonathan Daza and Josh Fuentes each extended their hitting streaks to 6 games. . . . By giving up a 1st inning run, Tim Melville snapped a seven consecutive scoreless innings streak. . . . Albuquerque committed four errors in the game, tying a season-worst and they have a season-worst four game road losing streak. . . . Kevin Cron of the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) is the PCL Hitter of the Week. During the award week of May 13-19th, Cron hit .435 (10x23) with 5 homers and 14 RBI. . . . Hurler Aaron Wilkerson of the San Antonio Missions (AAA Padres) is the PCL Pitcher of the Week after having made two starts and going 1-0 with a 0.87 ERA. In 10 1/3 innings, Wilkerson allowed 6 hits, 2 runs (1 earned) walked 3 and fanned 9. . . . Game two of the short four-game roadtrip is Wednesday evening. Probables are RHP Jeff Hoffman (3-3, 7.57) for the Isotopes and LHP Tyler Alexander (1-3, 6.88) for the Aviators.

Filed 05/21/2019

May 20, 2019 - Isotopes (23-22)

Isotopes Park

El Paso       481 140 300 --  21  22  0
Albuquerque   040 040 020 --  10  13  2

WP: Robert Stock (3-0)
LP: Pat Dean (0-3) 

HR: ELP AJ Kennedy (1) off Dean (2nd inning, 3R)
    ELP Josh Naylor (9) off Dean (1st inning, 2R)
    ELP Josh Naylor (10) off Pierpont (3rd inning, S)
    ELP Jacob Scavuzzo (12) off Pierpont (4th inning, S)
    ELP Jacob Scavuzzo (13) off Diehl (5th inning, 2R)

    ABQ Sam Hilliard (13) off Keel (5th inning, 3R)
    ABQ Pat Valaika (10) off Keel (2nd inning, S)
    ABQ Pat Valaika (11) off P Rodriguez (8th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:45
ATT: 6,568
In the series finale, the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) plated 18 runs over the first five frames and the two clubs combined for 8 homers with three players having multi-homer games as Albuquerque got crushed 21-10 by the Chihuahuas.

The Chihuahuas homered in each of the first five innings including quickly in the 1st inning. Luis Urias doubled with one out and scored on Josh Naylor's homer. Esteban Quiroz had a two-run single later in the inning.

El Paso added eight more runs in the 2nd inning with a 12-batter inning to lead 12-0. Naylor drew a bases-loaded walk, two runs scored on a fielder's choice, Matthew Batten and Jacob Scavuzzo each drove in a run with a single and AJ Kennedy added a three-run homer.

Pat Valaika led off the home half of the 2nd inning with a homer, Drew Butera doubled home a run, Elliot Soto tripled home a run and scored on a wild pitch as Albuquerque plated their first four runs of the game.

Naylor solo homered in the 3rd inning, Scavuzzo solo homered in the 4th inning and in the 5th inning, Quiroz doubled home two runs and Scavuzzo added a two-run homer as El Paso led 18-4.

Albuquerque plated four more runs in the bottom of the 5th inning when Valaika doubled home a run and Sam Hilliard three-run homered.

Michael Gettys had a sacrifice flyout and Urias added a two-run double in the 7th inning for the Chihuahuas' final runs of the game and the game scoring was capped with Valaika's two-run 8th inning homer.

Isotopes Starter Line: Pat Dean (L, 0-3) 1.2 IP, 10 H, 12 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HR, HBP, 10.32 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Brian Mundell extended his hitting streak to 9 games, the longest for an Isotope this season. . . . Evan Grills tossed a scorless final 2 1/3 innings, the only Isotope pitcher to not allow a run in the game. . . . El Paso set their franchise record for runs scored in a game (21). . . . The three hour, 45 minute game was Albuquerque's longest home 9-inning game of the season and the Isotopes also set season highs in runs allowed (21), hits allowed (22) and homers allowed (5). Albuquerque tied a season record for most combined homers in a game (8). . . . Pat Valaika's three hits were all extra base hits (a double and two homers) and he became the second Isotope to hit double-digit homers this season (11 homers after tonight's two-homer game). . . . Tonight was the Isotopes' first loss when scoring double-digit runs (9-1 record). . . . The Isotopes took the series 3-2 and 46,527 attended at Isotopes Park for a per-game average of 9,305. . . . There was a wild game in the PCL today with the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) defeating the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) 25-8. Reno's Yasmany Tomas had four homers and 8 RBI, PCL homer leader Kevin Cron added two more homers (21 total homers in 2019) and 6 RBI to his totals and the Aces had 10 homers in total so they had more homers than the Rainiers had in runs. Tacoma did not homer in the game. . . . The Isotopes head to Las Vegas for a quick four-game series against the Las Vegas Aviators (AAA Athletics) in brand new Las Vegas Ballpark. The opener is a Copa de la Diversion contest and will feature the Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico against the Los Reyes de Plata de Las Vegas. Probables in the opener are RHP Tim Melville (2-0, 0.90) for the Mariachis and RHP Jake Buchanan (2-1, 6.37) for the Los Reyes de Plata.

Filed 05/20/2019

May 19, 2019 - Isotopes (23-21)

Isotopes Park

El Paso      000 031 000 --  4   9  1
Albuquerque  000 010 04x --  5  11  0

WP: James Pazos (1-0)
LP: Luis Perdomo (2-1)
SV: Jairo Diaz (6)

HR: ELP Jacob Scavuzzo (11) off Lambert (5th inning, 2R)
    ELP Jason Vosler (8) off Lambert (5th inning, S)
    ELP Seth Mejias-Brean (5) off Lambert (6th inning, S)

    ABQ Dom Nunez (7) off Allen (5th inning, S)
    ABQ Drew Weeks (5) off Perdomo (8th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:37
ATT: 7,060
Drew Weeks' pinch-hit two-run homer capped a four-run 8th inning as the Isotopes came from behind to defeat the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) 5-4 on Sunday afternoon at "The Lab" to extend Albuquerque's winning streak to 2 games.

El Paso powered their way to a 3-0 lead in the top of the 5th inning. Jason Vosler solo homered, Chris Stewart singled and scored on Jacob Scavuzzo's two-run homer.

Dom Nunez solo homered in the home half of the 5th inning to get the Isotopes on the scoreboard and El Paso answered in the top of the 6th inning when Seth Mejias-Brean solo homered.

In the Isotopes come-from-behind 8th inning, Roberto Ramos drew a leadoff walk, Josh Fuentes doubled and Sam Hilliard drove them both in with a double. Two outs later, pinch-hitter Weeks followed with his homer that provided the game-tying and go-ahead runs.

Isotopes Starter Line: Peter Lambert - 7 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 3 HR, 5.70 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Brian Mundell extended his hitting streak to 8 games, tying for the longest Isotope hitting streak of the season. . . . Jairo Diaz pitched a scoreless 9th inning to extend his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 19 innings, compiled over his last 15 relief outings. . . . Albuquerque was held hitless through the first three innings of the game. . . . Drew Weeks' pinch-hit homer was Albuquerque's first pinch-hit homer of the season. . . . The series (and quick five-game homestand) finale is Monday evening and the Isotopes have already guaranteed a series win and are simply looking to cut the number of games back they are to El Paso in the division standings. Probables are LHP Pat Dean (0-2, 5.59) for the Isotopes and LHP Jerry Keel (4-0, 4.41) for the Chihuahuas.

Filed 05/19/2019

May 18, 2019 - Mariachis (22-21)

The Plaza

El Paso      000 001 100 --   2   7  0
Albuquerque  301 304 10x --  12  17  0

WP: Chi Chi Gonzalez (3-3)
LP: Fernando Rodriguez Jr. (1-1) 

HR: ELP Michael Gettys (11) off C Gonzalez (6th inning, S) 
    ELP Boog Powell (5) off Johnson (7th inning, S)

    ABQ Pat Valaika (9) off Rodriguez Jr. (4th inning, S)
    ABQ Yonathan Daza (5) off McGrath (6th inning, 3R)
	
TIME: 3:10
ATT: 14,222
In the second Copa de la Diversion contest at The Plaza this season, Mariachis starter Chi Chi Gonzalez allowed a run in 6 innings and Yonathan Daza, Brian Mundell, Josh Fuentes and Peter Mooney each knocked in multiple runs as the Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico (Albuquerque Isotopes) defeated the Margaritas de El Paso (El Paso Chihuahuas - AAA Padres) 12-2 on Saturday evening.

The Mariachis got off to a great start with a three-run 1st inning. Daza led off with a single, Pat Valaika singled and Mundell followed with a two-run double. Two outs later, Mooney singled home Mundell.

Mundell doubled and scored on Fuentes' double in the 3rd inning and the Mariachis added three more runs in the 4th inning to lead 7-0. Valaika homered, Fuentes had a RBI single and Mooney doubled home a run.

The Margaritas ended the shutout with a Michael Gettys 6th inning solo homer and the Mariachis added four more runs in the bottom half of the frame on pinch-hitter Elliot Soto's run-scoring single and Daza's three-run homer.

Each team capped their scoring in the 7th inning. Boog Powell solo homered for El Paso and Drew Weeks singled home a run for the Mariachis.

Mariachis Starter Line: Chi Chi Gonzalez (W, 3-3) 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 Er, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 6.80 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies transferred P Chris Rusin's MLB Rehabilitation Assignment from Albuquerque to Class-AA Hartford. P Nelson Gonzalez was also transferred off the Albuquerque roster to Class-A Boise. . . . The crowd of 14,222 was the largest home crowd of the season and 21st largest crowd in Isotopes Park history. . . . The Mariachis are 7-2 all time, including 5-1 in home games, are 3-1 in 2019, and have a perfect 3-0 record against the El Paso Copa de la Diversion team all-time. . . . Brian Mundell extended his hitting streak to 7 games. . . . Chi Chi Gonzalez had his second quality start (and fifth Isotopes quality start) of the season. . . . Eight of the Mariachi's 12 runs in the game were plated with two outs. . . . Game four of the series is Sunday afternoon and the probables are RHP Peter Lambert (2-2, 5.80) for the Isotopes and LHP Logan Allen (3-1, 4.99) for the Chihuahuas.

Filed 05/18/2019

May 17, 2019 - Isotopes (21-21)

Isotopes Park

El Paso      040 005 200 --  11  16  0
Albuquerque  003 002 000 --   5  10  1

WP: Dietrich Enns (5-2)
LP: Jeff Hoffman (3-3)

HR: ELP Jason Vosler (7) off Hoffman (2nd inning, 3R) 

    ABQ Josh Fuentes (3) off Enns (6th inning, 2R)
    ABQ Brian Mundell (4) off Enns (3rd inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:20
ATT: 10,848
Isotopes starter Jeff Hoffman allowed eight runs, snapping a string of three straight games in which he allowed two or fewer runs, and the division-leading El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) defeated the Isotopes 11-5 on Friday evening at "The Lab".

El Paso raced to a 4-0 lead in the 2nd inning. Boog Powell doubled home a run and Jason Vosler followed with a three-run homer.

Albuquerque edged to 4-3 in the 3rd inning on Peter Mooney's run-scoring groundout and Brian Mundell's two-run homer.

The Chihuahuas pulled away with a five-run 6th inning. Michael Gettys had a sacrifice flyout, Josh Naylor had a RBI single, Esteban Quiroz drew a bases-loaded walk, and Matthew Batten delivered a two-run single in the ten batter inning.

Josh Fuentes two-run homered in the 6th inning as the Isotopes trailed 9-5 and El Paso added their final two runs in the 7th inning on Naylor's two-out, two-run single.

Isotopes Starter Line: Jeff Hoffman (L, 3-3) 5.2 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 7.57 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies purchased the contract of IF Brendan Rodgers from the Isotopes and Rodgers made his MLB debut Friday evening in Philadelphia against the Phillies. Rodgers went 0x4 with a strikeout and had his first major league RBI on a fielder's choice. The Rockies also recalled P Jake McGee from his MLB Rehabilitation Assignment and optioned IF Pat Valaika and P DJ Johnson to Albuquerque. . . . Brian Mundell extended his hitting streak to 6 games. . . . The crowd of 10,848 was the largest crowd at Isotopes Park so far this season. Saturday's game attendance may exceed that with the second of the five Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico promotions this year. . . . Jeff Hoffman tossed 108 pitches in tonight's outing, the most by an Isotope in a start this season. . . . Saturday evening is another Copa de la Diversion contest featuring the Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico against the Margaritas de El Paso. Probables in the game at The Plaza are RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-3, 7.71) for the Mariachis and RHP Fernando Rodriguez Jr. (1-0, 4.22) for the Margaritas.

Filed 05/17/2019

May 16, 2019 - Isotopes (21-20)

Isotopes Park

El Paso      000 000 020 --   2   4  1
Albuquerque  700 010 11x --  10  13  1

WP: Tim Melville (2-0)
LP: Dillon Overton (0-2)

HR: ABQ Roberto Ramos (9) off Overton (1st inning, 3R)
    ABQ Elliot Soto (3) off Overton (1st inning, 2R)
    ABQ Garrett Hampson (1) off Batten (8th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:48
ATT: 7,829
Isotopes starter Tim Melville was spectacular, no-hitting the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) for 4 2/3 innings and ended up allowing just a hit and no runs in five innings, and the Isotopes plated seven runs in the 1st inning before getting an out as they returned from a 12-game roadtrip to defeat the Chihuahuas 10-2 on Thursday evening at "The Lab" to snap a three-game losing streak.

Albuquerque hit for the team cycle in the 1st inning. Yonathan Daza led off with a triple and scored on Garrett Hampson's single. Hampson stole second base on a pickoff attempt and Brian Mundell followed with a single. A wild pitch advanced Mundell to second base and Josh Fuentes singled Hampson home. Roberto Ramos followed with a three-run homer, Sam Hilliard doubled and Elliot Soto added a two-run homer.

Ramos walked and scored on Hilliard's double in the 5th inning and a run scored on a fielding error after the 7th inning stretch as the Isotopes extended the lead to 9-0.

Boog Powell had a two-run single in the 8th inning as El Paso avoided the shutout and Hampson capped the scoring in the game in the home half of the frame with a solo homer off Matthew Batten, a Chihuahuas infielder who was pitching in a blowout situation.

Isotopes Starter Line: Tim Melville (W, 2-0) 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, 0 HR, 0.90 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
While there has been no official transaction made, there have been media reports that the Rockies top prospect Brendan Rodgers will be recalled and make his MLB debut this weekend when the Rockies are in Philadelphia. . . . Tim Melville has a current scoreless innigns streak of 7 innings and his 4 2/3 innings of no-hit ball tied Chi Chi Gonzalez for the longest Isotope no-hit bid of the season. Melville's one hit allowed was the fewest hits allowed in an outing by an Isotope starter this season who went five innings or more in a start. . . . Garrett Hampson extended his hitting streak to 6 games in a streak dating back to the Isotopes near the end of the 2018 season. . . . Jairo Diaz tossed a scoreless 9th inning to extend his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 18 innings, while Jesus Tinoco extended his scoreless innings streak to 6 innings with his 8th inning appearance tonight. . . . Isotopes pitching did not allow a homer in the game, snapping a season-worst long streak of 10 games allowing a homer. . . . Tonight was the first Thursday victory of the season - Albuquerque is 1-6 in Thursday contests. . . . Game two of the series is Friday evening. Probables are RHP Jeff Hoffman (3-2, 6.60) for the Isotopes and LHP Dietrich Enns (4-2, 4.79) for the Chihuahuas.

Filed 05/16/2019

May 14, 2019 - Isotopes (20-20)

Chukchansi Park

Albuquerque  000 011 100 --   3   8  2
Fresno       400 020 04x --  10  14  0

WP: Paolo Espino (3-1)
LP: Pat Dean (0-2)

HR: ABQ Roberto Ramos (8) off Espino (5th inning, S)

    FRE Collin Cowgill (9) off Dean (1st inning, S)
    FRE Matt Reynolds (4) off Dean (5th inning, S)
    FRE Raudy Read (5) off Rusin (8th inning, S)
    FRE Jacob Wilson (13) off Dean (5th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:52
ATT: 8,288
In Albuquerque's roadtrip finale, the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Nationals) plated four runs in the 1st inning and added four more runs in the 8th inning to cruise to a 10-3 victory over the Isotopes. Albuquerque has dropped three straight games.

Collin Cowgill led off the game for Fresno with a solo homer, a run scored on an error, and Jose Marmolejos and Bengie Gonzalez each doubled home a run in the 1st inning.

The two clubs had a homer-filled 5th inning. Roberto Ramos solo homered in the top of the 5th inning and Matt Reynolds and Jacob Wilson solo homered an out apart in the bottom half of the frame.

Brendan Rodgers doubled home a run in the 6th inning and Brian Mundell singled home a run in the 7th inning as the Isotopes trailed 6-3.

In Fresno's 8th inning, Raudy Read solo homered and pinch-hitter Brandon Snyder, Alec Keller, and Reynolds each singled home a run.

Isotopes Starter Line: Pat Dean (L, 0-2) 4.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 3 HR, 5.59 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Jake McGee: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 2.70 ERA

McGee made his third MLB rehabilitation assignment outing and pitched the end of the 5th inning and all of the 6th inning. McGee faced 4 batters, tossed 19 pitches (13 strikes), and got a fly out to end the 5th inning and had another fly out, strike out and ground out in the 6th inning.



Chris Rusin: 2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 6.75 ERA

Rusin made his fourth MLB rehabilitation assignment outing, tossed the 7th and 8th innings, and faced 12 batters, needing 36 pitches (26 strikes) in the effort. Rusin got three flyouts in the 7th inning and started the 8th inning with a strikeout before allowing a solo homer, four consecutive singles that plated two runs, got another flyout and gave up another run-scoring single before getting a final flyout to end the inning.




'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled IF Pat Valaika from Albuquerque in today's lone transaction. . . . The Isotopes do not like early wakeup alarms - they are 0-4 this year in contests which had a first pitch before noon local time. . . . At 20-20, Albuquerque's record is at the even mark for the first time since April 5th (the second game of the season). . . . Albuquerque pitching has allowed a homer in a season-worst 10 straight games and gave up four homers in a game, tying a season-worst. On the bright side, the Isotopes did not issue a walk in today's game for this first time this season. . . . Dom Nunez went 0x3 to end a six-game hitting streak and Garrett Hampson went 1x4 in his first Isotopes game this season, extending his hitting streak to 5 games dating back to last season with the Isotopes. . . . Collin Cowgill was the fifth Isotopes opponent this season to lead off a game with a homer. . . . The Isotopes went 1-3 in the series with Fresno and 21,787 attended at Chukchansi Park for a per-game average of 5,447. . . . Albuquerque went 4-8 in their longest roadtrip of the season. . . . After a league-wide day off Wednesday, the Isotopes return home Thursday to begin a five-game homestand against division leader El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres). Probables in the opener are RHP Tim Melville (1-0, 1.80) for the Isotopes and LHP Dillon Overton (0-1, 5.60) for the Chihuahuas.

Filed 05/14/2019

May 13, 2019 - Isotopes (20-19)

Chukchansi Park

Albuquerque  104 011 000 --  7  14  2
Fresno       000 042 20x --  8  10  0

WP: JJ Hoover (2-0)
LP: Matt Pierpont (0-1)
SV: Derek Self (3)

HR: ABQ Brendan Rodgers (8) off Copeland (1st inning, S)
    ABQ Brendan Rodgers (9) off Alvarez III (6th inning, S)
    ABQ Sam Hilliard (12) off Alvarez III (5th inning, S)

    FRE Alec Keller (2) off Diehl (6th inning, 2R)
    FRE Taylor Gushue (3) off Pierpont (7th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:52
ATT: 3,455
Brendan Rodgers homered twice but that effort was wasted as the Isotopes set a season-worst by blowing a six run lead in a losing effort as the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Nationals) came from behind to defeat Albuquerque 8-7 on Monday evening in Fresno.

Rodgers launched his first homer of the evening with two outs in the 1st inning and the Isotopes added four more runs in the 3rd inning to lead 5-0. Roberto Ramos grounded out with a run scoring, Josh Fuentes singled home a run and Isotopes starter Peter Lambert singled home a pair of runs.

Sam Hilliard hit his team-leading 12th homer of the season in the 5th inning to extend Albuquerque's lead to 6-0.

The Grizzlies started their comeback in the 5th inning, plating four runs. A run scored on a bases-loaded balk, another run scored on a fielding error and Brandon Snyder doubled home two runs.

Rodgers had his second solo homer of the night in the 6th inning as the Isotopes led 7-4 and Alec Keller two-run homered for Fresno in the bottom half of the frame as the Grizzlies edged to 7-6.

Fresno's game-winning runs were provided by Taylor Gushue's two-run homer after the 7th inning stretch.

Isotopes Starter Line: Peter Lambert - 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, Balk, 5.80 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies optioned IF Garrett Hampson to Albuquerque. Hampson hit .194 (18x93) in 31 games with the Rockies before being sent down. . . . With the runs allowed in the 7th inning tonight, Matt Pierpont's 12 2/3 scoreless innings streak over 11 relief appearances came to an end. . . . Peter Lambert had two more RBIs in the game, giving him the team RBI lead among pitchers with 4 total. . . . Brendan Rodgers had his first multi-homer game (and 7th Isotope multi-homer game) of the season. Rodgers also had 10 total bases, becoming the fourth Isotope this season with 10 or more total bases in a game. . . . Jacob Wilson of the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Nationals) is the PCL Hitter of the Week. During the award week of May 6-12, Wilson hit .4448 (13x29) with 2 homers and 11 RBI. . . . Elieser Hernandez of the New Orleans Baby Cakes (AAA Marlins) is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Hernandez tossed 6 1/3 innings of shutout ball to earn a win while allowing a hit, walking 4 and fanning 10. . . . The series (and Isotopes' 12-game roadtrip) ends Tuesday afternoon. Probables are LHP Pat Dean (0-1, 5.40) for the Isotopes and RHP Pablo Espino (2-1, 5.59) for the Grizzlies.

Filed 05/13/2019

May 12, 2019 - Isotopes (20-18)

Chukchansi Park

Albuquerque  000 000 000 --  0  4  1
Fresno       110 100 00x --  3  6  0

WP: Kyle McGowin (4-2)
LP: Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-3)
SV: Vidal Nuno III (2)

HR: FRE Raudy Read (4) off C Gonzalez (2nd inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:32
ATT: 2,907
On Mother's Day afternoon in Fresno, the Isotopes only had four hits and weren't able to score in a 3-0 shutout loss to the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Nationals) to snap a two-game winning streak.

The Grizzlies scored their first run on an error in the 1st inning, Raudy Read solo homered in the 2nd inning and Matt Reynolds singled home Fresno's final run in the 4th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Chi Chi Gonzalez (L, 2-3) 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 7.71 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Isotopes were shut out for the third time this season. . . . Just two Albuquerque baserunners made it to third base in the game. . . . Dom Nunez extended his hitting streak to six games. . . . Fresno starter Kyle McGowin was ejected by Home Plate umpire John Libka in the 6th inning. The Isotopes had Libka inspect McGowin's pitcher's glove and after a brief inspection, McGowin was ejected. It has not been reported if McGowin's glove was found to have a substance on it and it should be known in a few days whether McGowin will face a suspension if today's activity ended up being illegal. . . . Albuquerque batters struck out a season-worst 16 times. . . . Today was the first loss of the season (11-1) in which the Isotopes allowed three or fewer runs. . . . In Mother's Day contests, the Isotopes are 6-11 (4-5 on the road) and have a two Mother's Day contest losing streak. . . . The third game of the series is Monday evening. Albuquerque is expected to send RHP Peter Lambert (2-2, 5.55) to the mound against Fresno RHP Scott Copeland (2-1, 5.45).

Filed 05/12/2019

May 11, 2019 - Isotopes (20-17)

Chukchansi Park

Albuquerque  003 000 020 --  5  13  1
Fresno       011 000 010 --  3   6  0

WP: Jeff Hoffman (3-2)
LP: Austin Voth (3-3)
SV: James Pazos (1)

HR: ABQ Roberto Ramos (7) off Voth (3rd inning, 3R)

    FRE Taylor Gushue (2) off Hoffman (2nd inning S)
	
TIME: 3:19
ATT: 7,137
Isotopes starter Jeff Hoffman allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings and struck out 10 batters for the second outing in a row and Albuquerque claimed a 5-3 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Nationals) in the series opener in Fresno on Saturday evening.

After Taylor Gushue's solo homer provided Fresno's first run of the game in the 2nd inning, the Isotopes took the lead in the top of the 3rd inning. With two outs, Roberto Ramos launched a three-run homer.

Jacob Wilson had a RBI single in the home half of the 3rd inning as the Grizzlies edged to a run at 3-2.

Each team plated their final runs in the 8th inning. Josh Fuentes singled and scored on Sam Hilliard's triple and Hilliard scored on pinch-hitter Elliot Soto's single as the Isotopes added insurance runs and in the home half, Gushue singled home a run.

Isotopes Starter Line: Jeff Hoffman (W, 3-2) 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 1 HR, 6.60 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Chris Rusin: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, HBP, 0.00 ERA

Rusin made his third MLB rehabilitation assignment outing and worked the final out of the 6th inning and all the 7th inning. Rusin faced 5 batters and tossed 17 pitches (9 strikes). Rusin hit the first batter he faced in the 6th inning before striking out a batter to end the inning. In the 7th inning, Rusin got a fly out and two groundouts to set the Grizzlies down in order.



Jake McGee: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 4.50 ERA

McGee, in his second MLB rehabilitation assignment outing, pitched the 8th inning and faced 6 batters while tossing 24 pitches (13 strikes). McGee's first batter fouled out and the next batter walked. A single and a fly out followed before a single drove in a runner. Another foul out ended the inning.




'TOPES NOTES:
IF Elliot Soto was activated from the Injured List and IF Mylz Jones and P Mitch Horacek were both transferred to Class-AA Hartford. . . . James Pazos was the third different Isotope to earn a save this season. . . . Jeff Hoffman won his third straight pitching decision tonight. . . . Albuquerque is 6-0 in games played on Saturday this season. . . . Game two of the series is Mother's Day Sunday afternoon. Probables are RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-2, 8.40) for Albuquerque and RHP Kyle McGowin (3-2, 5.00) for Fresno.

Filed 05/11/2019

May 10, 2019 - Isotopes (19-17)

Southwest University Park

Albuquerque  110 000 000 --  2  5  1
El Paso      001 000 000 --  1  5  0

WP: Tim Melville (1-0)
LP: Dillon Overton (0-1)
SV: Jairo Diaz (5)

HR: ABQ Sam Hilliard (11) off Overton (2nd inning, S)
    ABQ Yonathan Daza (4) off Overton (1st inning, S)

    ELP Luis Urias (8) off Melville (3rd inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:36
ATT: 8,050
Fresh from being signed from the independent Atlantic League's Long Island Ducks, Tim Melville allowed a run and 3 hits in 5 innings in his Isotopes debut and homers provided all the runs as the Isotopes concluded the four-game series in El Paso with a 2-1 victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) on Friday evening.

Yonathan Daza led off the game with a homer and Sam Hilliard added his team-leading 11th homer in the 2nd inning as the Isotopes built a 2-0 lead.

Luis Urias solo homered in the 3rd inning as the Chihuahuas avoided the shutout.

The Chihuahuas made the 9th inning interesting. Boog Powell doubled with one out, advanced to third base on a groundout and was stranded as the game-tying run when Peter Van Gansen struck out to end the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Tim Melville (W, 1-0) 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 1.80 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Dom Nunez hit safely to extend his hitting streak to 5 games. . . . Jairo Diaz did not allow a run in the 9th inning, extending his scorless innings streak to 17 innings over 13 appearances. . . . Yonathan Daza had Albuquerque's first leadoff homer of the season and it was the first Albuquerque leadoff homer since Garrett Hampson in a game on June 17, 2018 vs. Nashville. . . . The Isotopes established a season mark tonight for fewest combined runs in a game (3). . . . El Paso's Luis Urias was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. . . . The Isotopes and Chihuahuas each won two games in the series and 28,525 attended the series at Southwest University Park for a per-game average of 7,131. . . . The Isotopes conclude their season-longest 12-game roadtrip with a four game series in Fresno starting Saturday evening. Probables in the opener are RHP Jeff Hoffman (2-2, 7.40) for the Isotopes and RHP Austin Voth (3-2, 3.64) for the Grizzlies.

Filed 05/10/2019

May 9, 2019 - Isotopes (18-17)

Southwest University Park

Albuquerque  100 100 000 -- 2 11  1
El Paso      011 100 20x -- 5  9  1

WP: Jerry Keel (4-0)
LP: Pat Dean (0-1)
SV: Eric Yardley (2)

HR: ELP Esteban Quiroz (6) off Dean (2nd inning, S)
    ELP Chris Stewart (1) off Dean (4th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:38
ATT: 8,792
Pat Dean made his Isotopes debut in relief and allowed three runs which were all the runs the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) would need in defeating the Isotopes 5-2 in the third game of the series in El Paso on Thursday evening.

The Isotopes manufactured a run in the 1st inning that gave them their only lead of the evening. Yonathan Daza led off the game with a single, stole second base, went to third base on a groundout and scored on Pat Valaika's single.

El Paso's Esteban Quiroz solo homered in the 2nd inning and Seth Mejias-Brean singled home a run in the 3rd inning to give El Paso the lead.

Albuquerque tied the game in the 4th inning on Drew Butera's sacrifice flyout before the Chihuahuas regained the lead in the home half of the frame on Chris Stewart's solo homer.

After the 7th inning stretch, Quiroz had a two-run single to provide El Paso with some insurance runs.

Isotopes Starter Line: Jake McGee - 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Jake McGee: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA

McGee made his first MLB Rehabiliatation Assignment outing with the Isotopes and faced four batters in the 1st inning, tossing 17 pitches (8 strikes). McGee started off getting a flyout, then issued a walk and gave up a single before inducing a double play to end the inning.



Chris Rusin: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, WP, 9.00 ERA

Rusin made his second MLB Rehabilitation Assignment outing and tossed the 7th inning, facing 6 batters and throwing 18 pitches (10 for strikes). Rusin gave up a leadoff walk then the next batter reached on an error. Rusin got a strikeout, a lineout and then advanced both runners into scoring position on a wild pitch before intentionally walking a batter to load the bases. Rusin gave up a two-run single and that batter was thrown out at second base on the play to end the inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
In a pair of Isotopes transactions today, the Rockies sent P Jake McGee to Albuquerque on a MLB Rehabilitation Assignment and P David Holman was assigned to Class-A Boise. . . . Pat Valaika extended his hitting streak to 5 games. . . . In 2019, the Isotopes are 0-6 in Thursday games and 0-4 when wearing their red jersey tops. . . . The April PCL Player of the Month is Yordan Alvarez of the Round Rock Express (AAA Astros). Alvarez hit .347 in April and led the PCL in homers (11) and was second in RBI (29), slugging percentage (.867) and OPS (1.310). Others winning April Player of the Month in other leagues were Josh VanMeter (International League Louisville Bats - Reds), Rhett Wiseman (Eastern League Harrisburg Senators - Nationals), Weston Wilson (Southern League Biloxi Shuckers - Brewers), Omar Estevez (Texas League Tulsa Drillers - Dodgers), Ljay Newsome (California League Modesto Nuts - Mariners), Luis Robert (Carolina League Winston-Salam Dash - White Sox), Justin Toerner (Florida State League Palm Beach Cardinals - Cardinals), Tommy Parsons (Midwest League Peoria Chiefs - Cardinals), and Sam Huff (South Atlantic League Hickory Crawdads - Rangers). . . . The Isotopes and Chihuahuas close out the four-game series on Friday evening. Albuquerque has not decided on a probable, while El Paso is expected to send LHP Dillon Overton (0-0, 7.59) to the mound.

Filed 05/09/2019

May 8, 2019 - Isotopes (18-16)

Southwest University Park

Albuquerque  000 230 100 --  6  10  0
El Paso      000 010 010 --  2   5  0

WP: Peter Lambert (2-2)
LP: Kyle McGrath (1-1)

HR: ABQ Pat Valaika (8) off McGrath (5th inning, 2R)
    ABQ Sam Hilliard (10) off Solis (7th inning, S)

    ELP Boog Powell (3) off Lambert (5th inning, S)
    ELP Seth Mejias-Brean (4) off Diehl (8th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:59
ATT: 5,554
Isotopes starter Peter Lambert contributed on both sides of the ball, tossing seven innings of one-run, three-hit ball and Lambert helped his cause with two RBI as the Isotopes snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) on Wednesday evening in El Paso.

Neither team got on the scoreboard until the Isotopes plated two runs in the 4th inning. Peter Lambert and Peter Mooney each singled home runs in the inning.

Albuquerque added three more in the 5th inning to extend the lead to 5-0. Roberto Ramos drew a leadoff walk ahead of Pat Valaika's homer and Josh Fuentes doubled and scored on Lambert's second RBI single of the night.

Boog Powell's solo homer for El Paso in the home half of the 5th inning ended the shutout.

The power continued as Sam Hilliard became the first Isotope to 10 homers this season with a solo shot in the 7th inning and El Paso's Seth Mejias-Brean had a solo pinch-hit homer in the 8th inning to close out the scoring.

Isotopes Starter Line: Peter Lambert (W, 2-2) 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 5.55 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Yonathan Daza went 0x4 to snap a 7-game hitting streak. . . . The Isotopes are 9-0 this season in which they hold their opponents to three or fewer runs. . . . Isotopes reliever Jairo Diaz had a scoreless inning tonight, extending his scoreless innings streak to 16. Diaz gave up a run in the season opener April 4 and has not given up a run in the 12 apperances since then. . . . El Paso centerfielder Michael Gettys was ejected by Home Plate umpire Alex Mackay in the 8th inning after being called out on strikes. . . . Yordan Alvarez of the Round Rock Express (AAA Astros) is the PCL Hitter of the Week, having hit .591 (13x22) during the award week with a homer and 8 RBI. . . . Tommy Milone of the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Milone made two starts during the award week (April 29th to May 5th) and won both of them, including one of them being a shutout. In 13 2/3 innings of work, Milone gave up 6 hits, no runs, a walk and struck out 15 batters. . . . The third game of the series is Thursday evening and Albuquerque is expected to send RHP Jeff Hoffman (2-2, 7.40) to the bump against El Paso LHP Jerry Keel (3-0, 4.85).

Filed 05/08/2019

May 7, 2019 - Isotopes (17-16)

Southwest University Park

Albuquerque  000 100 101 --  3  8  2
El Paso      500 001 00x --  6  9  1

WP: Dietrich Enns (4-1)
LP: Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-2)
 
HR: ELP Michael Gettys (10) off C Gonzalez (1st inning, S)
    ELP Boog Powell (2) off C Gonzalez (6th inning, S)
    ELP Jason Vosler (6) off C Gonzalez (1st inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:25
ATT: 6,129
Albuquerque failed their first test of the season against the divison-leading El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres). El Paso plated five runs in the 1st inning on their way to a series-opening 6-3 victory over the Isotopes on Tuesday evening in El Paso.

Michael Gettys became the latest opponent to lead off the game with a homer against Isotopes pitching. Austin Allen doubled home a run, Matthew Batten had a RBI single and Jason Vosler had a two-run homer to cap the five-run inning.

Pat Valaika singled home Albuquerque's first run of the game in the 4th inning.

Boog Powell solo homered for El Paso in the 6th inning to cap the Chihuahuas scoring

Yonathan Daza singled home a run in the 7th inning and Daza doubled home a run in the 9th inning to close out the scoring.

Isotopes Starter Line: Chi Chi Gonzalez (L, 2-2) 6 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 3 HR, 8.40 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
C Chris Rabago was activated from the Temporary Inactive List and then sent to Class-AA Hartford. Another catcher, Hidekel Gonzalez, was sent to Class-A Boise, leaving two catchers on the active Albuquerque roster. . . . The two hour, 25 minute contest was Albuquerque's shortest 9-inning road game of the year. . . . Yonathan Daza extended his hitting streak to 7 games. . . . Michael Gettys leadoff homer was the fourth leadoff homer the Isotopes have allowed this season. . . . Albuquerque has faced left-handed starters the last three games and went 0-3 in those games and are 4-9 this season when the opponent starts a lefty. . . . The Isotopes have a three-game road losing streak for the first time this season. . . . Probables for Game 2 of the series are RHP Peter Lambert (1-2, 6.59) for the Isotopes and RHP Fernando Rodriguez Jr. (1-0, 5.87) for the Chihuahuas.

Filed 05/07/2019

May 6, 2019 - Isotopes (17-15)

Cheney Stadium

Albuquerque  010 000 043 --   8  12  0
Tacoma       002 017 20x --  12  14  0

WP: Justus Sheffield (1-1)
LP: Evan Grills (1-3)

HR: ABQ Sam Hilliard (9) off Sheffield (2nd inning, S)
    ABQ Brian Mundell (3) off Leyer (8th inning, GS)
    ABQ Brendan Rodgers (7) off Alaniz (9th inning, 3R)

    TAC JP Crawford (3) off Howard (6th inning, 3R)
	
TIME: 3:38
ATT: 2,697
In the last game of the season in Tacoma between the two clubs, the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) broke open a close game with a 7-run 6th inning and a pair of Isotope late game homers were not enough to make a comeback as the Rainiers defeated the Isotopes 12-8 on Monday evening.

Sam Hilliard's solo homer gave the Isotopes their only lead of the game in the 2nd inning.

Sacrifice flyouts from Eric Young Jr. and Austin Nola gave the Rainiers the lead in the 3rd inning and JP Crawford singled home a run to extend Tacoma's lead to 3-1 in the 5th inning.

Tacoma sent 11 batters to the plate in the 6th inning to score their 7 runs. Ian Miller, and Young Jr. had RBI singles, Tim Lopes added a run with a double, Shed Long tripled home a run and Crawford added a three-run homer.

Crawford added a two-run single after the 7th inning stretch to give Tacoma a 12-1 lead.

The Isotopes plated seven runs late in the game -- Brian Mundell had Albuquerque's second grand-slam of the season in the 8th inning and Brendan Rodgers added a three-run homer in the 9th inning to cap the scoring.

Isotopes Starter Line: Chris Rusin - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Chris Rusin: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA

Rusin only pitched the 1st inning in his first MLB rehabilitation assignment outing and faced 3 batters, setting the Rainiers down in order with 11 pitches (8 strikes), getting a groundout, fly out and then a strikeout.


'TOPES NOTES:
There were many Isotopes transactions today. The Rockies signed a pair of Atlantic League independent baseball league pitchers -- Tim Melville from the Long Island Ducks and Pat Dean from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs -- and assigned them both to Albuquerque. The Rockies outrighted C Drew Butera to Albuquerque after he cleared waivers, P Evan Grills was activated from the Injured List and P Ryan Castellani was placed on the Injured List, retroactive to May 4th. . . . Sam Hilliard leads the Isotopes in homers (9). . . . Yonathan Daza extended his hitting streak to 6 games tonight. . . . The last Isotope to grand-slam homer in a road game prior to Brian Mundell tonight was Jordan Patterson on July 13th, 2017 at Las Vegas. . . . Tacoma took this series 1-3 and 19,523 attended at Cheney Stadum for a per-game average of 4,881. In the eight games played in Tacoma this season, the Isotopes won three and the Isotopes are 29-38 all-time at Cheney Stadium. . . . The Isotopes play the middle four games of their 12-game roadtrip in El Paso against the division-leading El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres), who lead the third-place Isotopes by 5.5 games. Probables in the opener are RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-1, 8.25) for the Isotopes and LHP Dietrich Enns (3-1, 5.34) for the Chihuahuas.

Filed 05/06/2019

May 5, 2019 - Isotopes (17-14)

Cheney Stadium

Albuquerque  000 000 000 --  0   3  1
Tacoma       200 210 02x --  7  13  0

WP: Tommy Milone (3-2)
LP: David Holman (0-2) 

HR: TAC Ian Miller (2) off Horacek (8th inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:41
ATT: 5,604
In a Copa de la Diversion game on Cinco de Mayo afternoon, the Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico were shut out by the La Familia de Tacoma 7-0.

Eric Young Jr. doubled home a run and another run scored during Austin Nola's grounding into a double play in the 1st inning.

Tim Lopes' sacrifice flyout and Johnny Slater's RBI single in the 4th inning and run scoring on a throwing error on a stolen base in the 5th inning made it 5-0 Tacoma.

La Familia plated their final two runs in the 8th inning on Ian Miller's solo homer and JP Crawford's RBI double.

Isotopes Starter Line: David Holman (L, 0-2) 4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 Er, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, WP, HBP, 10.50 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies sent P Chris Rusin to the Isotopes on a MLB rehabilitation assignment. Rusin did not play in today's game and has not appeared in any games in 2019 after having suffered a mild back strain towards the end of Spring Training in late March. . . . Only one Isotope runner made it to third base in the game. In that scoring opportunity, the Isotopes loaded the bases with two outs in the 8th inning and were unable to push a run across. . . . Today was Tacoma's first Copa de la Diversion game in franchise history. Albuquerque has played in eight of them and has a 6-2 record in Copa games all-time, including a 2-1 record in road Copa games. Today was the first time the Mariachis have been shutout in a Copa game. . . . The Isotopes are 9-8 in Cinco de Mayo contests, including 3-4 in road games. . . . Today was the second time this season the Isotopes have been shut out, both of the shutouts coming on the road. . . . Albuquerque allowed a season-worst five stolen bases in the game. . . . The four game series in Tacoma concludes Monday evening. Albuquerque has yet to name a probable, while Tacoma is expected to counter with LHP Justus Sheffield (0-1, 4.29).

Filed 05/05/2019

May 4, 2019 - Isotopes (17-13)

Cheney Stadium

Albuquerque  130 010 110 --  7  11  4
Tacoma       100 000 000 --  1   3  2

WP: Jeff Hoffman (2-2)
LP: Christian Bergman (0-3)

HR: ABQ Dom Nunez (6) off Bergman (2nd inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:10
ATT: 6,732
Jeff Hoffman was spectacular for the second start in a row, having allowed a run, 2 hits and fanned 10 batters in 5 2/3 innings of work and Dom Nunez homered and drove in three runs as the Isotopes defeated the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) 7-1 on Saturday evening in Tacoma to snap a two-game losing streak.

Each team plated a run in the 1st inning. Brendan Rodgers two-out singled and scored on Roberto Ramos' double, while for Tacoma Mallex Smith singled, stole a pair of bags and scored on JP Crawford's sacrifice flyout.

Albuquerque plated three runs in the 2nd inning. Sam Hilliard singled, stole second base and scored on Brian Mundell's double. Nunez followed with a two-run homer.

Rodgers singled home a run in the 5th inning, Ramos doubled home a run in the 7th inning, and Nunez had a sacrifice flyout in the 8th inning to cap the scoring.

Isotopes Starter Line: Jeff Hoffman (W, 2-2) 5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 0 HR, 7.40 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
There were several Isotopes transactions on Saturday. The Rockies recalled P Yency Almonte and P DJ Johnson, and optioned P Tyler Anderson to Albuquerque. P Mitch Horacek was activated from the Temporary Inactive List and P Phillip Diehl was added to the Isotopes roster from Class-AA Hartford. Diehl made 11 relief appearances for the Yard Goats, going 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA (no runs in 13 1/3 innings) and no saves while allowing 5 hits, 3 walks and striking out 12 batters. Diehl's first Isotopes appearance will be his Triple-A debut. . . . Albuquerque pitching did not allow a homer in the game, snapping a streak of 9 straight games allowing a homer. . . . Jeff Hoffman has allowed one run in each of his last two starts - pitched 7 innings on April 29th vs Sacramento and tossed 5 2/3 innings tonight. Hoffman struck out an Isotope starter season high 10 batters. . . . Isotopes pitching allowed 3 hits, the fewest in a game this season. . . . Game three of the series Sunday afternoon is a Copa de la Diversion contest, Albuquerque's third of the season. The probable for the Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico is LHP Evan Grills (1-2, 7.36) who is expected to be activated from the Injured List. La Familia de Tacoma is expected to counter with LHP Tommy Milone (2-2, 4.55).

Filed 05/04/2019

May 3, 2019 - Isotopes (16-13)

Cheney Stadium

Albuquerque 001 200 000 --  3   8  1
Tacoma      000 500 10x --  6  10  1

WP: Jonathon Niese (1-0)
LP: Peter Lambert (1-2)
SV: RJ Alaniz (2)

HR: ABQ Pat Valaika (7) off Niese (3rd inning, S)

    TAC Eric Young Jr. (2) off Lambert (4th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:01
ATT: 4,490
The Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) plated five runs in the 4th inning to take the lead and held that lead for a 6-3 victory over the Isotopes in the series opener in Tacoma on Friday evening.

Pat Valaika solo homered in the 3rd inning and in the 4th inning, Drew Weeks tripled home a run and scored on Dom Nunez's single as the Isotopes led 3-0.

In Tacoma's come from behind 4th inning, Eric Young Jr. solo homered to begin the inning, Joe Curletta doubled home a run, Austin Nola and Orlando Calixte had run-scoring singles and Ian Miller had a sacrifice flyout to give the Rainiers the lead.

The Rainiers plated the final run of the game in the 7th inning on an error.

Isotopes Starter Line: Peter Lambert (L, 1-2) 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 6.59 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
In Isotopes transactions, OF Craig Gentry was released, IF Brian Mundell was activated from the Injury List and IF Elliot Soto was placed on the Injury List. . . . Isotopes pitching has allowed a homer in nine straight games. . . . Game two of the series is Saturday evening. Probables are RHP Jeff Hoffman (1-2, 9.16) for the Isotopes and RHP Christian Bergman (0-2, 6.55) for the Rainiers.

Filed 05/03/2019

May 2, 2019 - Isotopes (16-12)

Isotopes Park

Sacramento   301 054 100 --  13  17  1
Albuquerque  101 030 000 --   5  12  0

WP: Steven Okert (2-0)
LP: Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-1) 

HR: SAC Mike Yastrzemski (4) off C Gonzalez (5th inning, S)
    SAC Mike Yastrzemski (5) off Tinoco (6th inning, S)
    SAC Donovan Solano (2) off Tinoco (6th inning, 2R)
    SAC Zach Green (6) off Tinoco (6th inning, S)

    ABQ Yonathan Daza (3) off Baragar (3rd inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:20
ATT: 8,387
The Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) plated nine runs over two innings in the middle part of the game and cruised to an easy 13-5 victory over the Isotopes in the series finale on Thursday afternoon at "The Lab".

Sacramento raced to a 3-0 lead in the 1st inning on Anthony Garcia's RBI double and a two-run Zach Green single.

Elliot Soto doubled and scored on Josh Fuentes' single in the 1st inning and Yonathan Daza had a solo homer in the 3rd inning as Albuquerque edged to 3-2.

Sacramento started breaking the game wide open with a five-run 5th inning. Mike Yastrzemski solo homered, Donovan Solano had a RBI single, Green doubled home two runs and Ronnie Freeman doubled home one run.

Albuquerque plated their final three runs of the game in the home half of the 5th inning. Peter Mooney, Brendan Rodgers and Sam Hilliard each had run-scoring singles.

The River Cats powered their way to four more runs in the 6th inning as Isotopes pitching allowed three homers in an inning for the first time this season. Yastrzemski had his second solo homer of the game and Solano and Green back-to-back homered with Solano's homer being a two-run homer.

Mike Gerber singled home the final run of the game in the 7th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Chi Chi Gonzalez (L, 2-1) 5 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, WP, 8.25 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
C Chris Rabago was placed on the Temporary Inactive List and C Hidekel Gonzalez was transferred onto the Isotopes roster from Class-A Boise. . . . There have been unconfirmed reports that Isotopes outfielder Craig Gentry is retired, but no official transaction has been posted. Gentry is currently on the Isotopes' Injured List and played in three Isotopes games, going to 7x13 (.538) with a double, an RBI and 3 runs scored before getting injured. . . . The Sacramento River Cats had 12 homers in the series and Isotopes pitching has allowed an opponent homer in 8 straight games. . . . Albuquerque's Yonathan Daza and Sacramento's Zach Green were both a triple shy of hitting for the cycle today. . . . Albuquerque batters struck out a season-high 14 times and the Isotopes tied season highs in hits allowed (17) and homers allowed in a game (4). . . . The Isotopes are 0-3 in games this year that had a start time before noon. . . . Albuquerque and Sacramento split the series 2-2 (Albuquerque's first home series split of the season) and 28,303 attended at Isotopes Park for a per-game average of 7,076. . . . The Isotopes begin a 12-game roadtrip on Friday evening with the first four games against the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) in Albuquerque's second and final trip to Tacoma this season. Probables in the opener are RHP Peter Lambert (1-1, 6.08) for the Isotopes and LHP Jonathon Niese (0-0, 5.40) for the Rainiers.

Filed 05/02/2019

May 1, 2019 - Isotopes (16-11)

Isotopes Park

Sacramento   012 010 100 --  5   9  2
Albuquerque  001 030 002 --  6  10  0

WP: DJ Johnson (1-0)
LP: Sam Coonrod (0-3) 

HR: SAC Austin Slater (2) off Howard (5th inning, S)
    SAC Mike Gerber (6) off N. Gonzalez (3rd inning, 2R)
    SAC Henry Ramos (5) off N. Gonzalez (2nd inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:36
ATT: 6,904
Mylz Jones capped a two-run bottom of the 9th inning rally with a walkoff double as the Isotopes defeated the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) 6-5 on Wednesday evening at "The Lab".

The River Cats homered their way to a 3-0 lead - Henry Ramos solo homered in the 2nd inning and Mike Gerber added a two-run homer in the 3rd inning.

The Isotopes plated their first run in the home half of the 3rd inning when Roberto Ramos ground-rule doubled to drive in a run.

Austin Slater's solo homered for the River Cats in the 5th inning and Albuquerque tallied for three runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to knot the game at 4-4. Josh Fuentes doubled home two runs and later in the frame, Drew Weeks drew a bases-loaded walk to bring home a run.

Sacramento took a 5-4 lead in the 7th inning on Slater's double and in the deciding bottom of the 9th inning, Brendan Rodgers doubled with one out, Sam Hilliard drew a walk, and both runners moved up a base on a passed ball. Pinch-hitter Elliot Soto singled up the middle to tally Rodgers with the game-tying run and Chris Rabago reached on a fielders choice with Hilliard out at home. Jones followed with a double to right field that brought Soto home with the game-winning run.

Isotopes Starter Line: Nelson Gonzalez - 3.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 2 HR, 3 WP, 5.50 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
P David Holman was activated from the Temporary Inactive List and P Mitch Horacek was placed on the Temporary Inactive List. . . . Albuquerque hitters failed to homer in the game, snapping a streak of 13 straight games with a homer. Isotopes pitching has allowed a homer in seven straight games. . . . The 3 hour, 36 minute contest was Albuquerque's longest home 9-inning game of the season. . . . The walkoff was Albuquerque's second walkoff victory of the season. . . . The Isotopes are 5-1 this season when wearing their white jersey tops. . . . Nelson Gonzalez's three wild pitches were the most by an Isotopes pitcher in a game this season. . . . Sacramento's Mike Gerber was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle and has homered in all three games in the series. . . . The series (and quick four-game homestand) ends Thursday morning with RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-0, 6.63) expected to take the mound for Albuquerque against River Cats LHP Caleb Baragar (No Record) who will be promoted from the Giants' Single-A San Jose to make the start.

Filed 05/01/2019

April 30, 2019 - Isotopes (15-11)

Isotopes Park

Sacramento   200 294 000 --  17  15  1
Albuquerque  040 101 100 --   7   7  1

WP: Sam Selman (1-0)
LP: Ryan Castellani (2-1) 

HR: SAC Mac Williamson (5) off Castellani (1st inning, 2R)
    SAC Mac Williamson (6) off Castellani (4th inning, S)
    SAC Stephen Vogt (4) off Castellani (4th inning, S)
    SAC Mike Gerber (5) off Castellani (6th inning, S)

    ABQ Ryan Castellani (1) off Franco (2nd inning, 2R)
    ABQ Pat Valaika (5) off Franco (4th inning, S)
    ABQ	Pat Valaika (6) off Selman (6th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:18
ATT: 6,358
The Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) plated nine runs in the 5th inning to break open a tight game and ran away with a 17-7 victory over the Isotopes on Tuesday evening at "The Lab".

Mac Williamson's two-run homer in the 1st inning gave Sacramento an early lead before Albuquerque took the lead in the 2nd inning. Drew Weeks singled home two runs and scored on Ryan Castellani's two-run homer.

There were several homers in the 4th inning. Williamson and Stephen Vogt solo-homered back-to-back in the top of the 4th inning and Pat Valaika had a solo homer in the bottom half as Albuquerque held their last lead of the game at 5-4.

Sacramento sent 13 batters to the plate in their big 9-run 5th inning. The first run of the inning scored on an error, Mike Gerber two-run homered, Donovan Solano doubled home a pair of runs, Abiatal Avelino and Breyvic Valera singled home runs and Gerber later in the inning had a two-run single.

The River Cats added their final four runs of the game in the 6th inning. Aramis Garcia doubled home a run, Avelino tripled home two runs and scored on a groundout.

Valaika solo homered in the 6th inning and Peter Mooney drew a two-out walk and scored on Josh Fuentes triple after the 7th inning stretch to cap the scoring in the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Castellani (L, 2-1) 4 IP, 6 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 4 HR, 5.32 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
In a pair of Isotopes transactions Tuesday, the Rockies optioned P DJ Johnson to Albuquerque and P Justin Lawrence was placed on the Injured List, retroactive to April 29th. . . . Brendan Rodgers went 0x3, snapping a 6-game hitting streak. . . . The Isotopes have homered in 13 straight games. . . . Pat Valaika has six homers in his seven games as an Isotope this season, including a pair of 2-homer games. . . . Albuquerque allowed the most runs this season (17) and most runs allowed in an inning (9) and tied their largest losing margin of the season (10 runs). . . . Ryan Castellani was the first Isotopes pitcher to hit a homer since Matt Flemer on July 14, 2016 against Memphis and Castellani hit the 13th Isotopes pitcher homer in franchise history. Castellani allowed four homers in the game, tying for the most homers allowed by an Isotopes pitcher this season. . . . With April in the books, the Isotopes went 15-11 (9-5 at home, 6-6 on the road), had a .301 team batting average, a 6.49 team ERA, scored 193 runs, hit 51 homers and had 15 stolen bases. . . . Luis Urias of the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) is the PCL Hitter of the Week. Urias hit .429 (12x28) with 6 homers and 11 RBI during the award week of April 22-28. . . . Zac Gallen of the New Orleans Baby Cakes (AAA Marlins) is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Gallen won both of his starts with a 1.23 ERA. In 14 2/3 innings pitched, Gallen allowed 2 earned runs, 9 hits, walked 4 and struck out 13. It was Gallen's second PCL Pitcher of the Week award of the season. . . . Game three of the series is Wednesday evening. Probables are RHP Nelson Gonzalez (1-0, 5.02) for the Isotopes and RHP Yoanys Quiala (0-1, 4.50) for the River Cats. . . .

Filed 04/30/2019

April 29, 2019 - Isotopes (15-10)

Isotopes Park

Sacramento   100 000 010 --  2  8  1
Albuquerque  010 200 00x --  3  6  0

WP: Jeff Hoffman (1-2)
LP: Carlos Navas (0-3)
SV: Jairo Diaz (4)

HR: SAC Mike Gerber (4) off Hoffman (1st inning, S)

    ABQ Brendan Rodgers (6) off Okert (2nd inning, S)
    ABQ Pat Valaika (4) off Navas (4th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:43
ATT: 6,654
Isotopes starter Jeff Hoffman allowed a run in 7 innings while striking out 7 batters and Brendan Rodgers and Pat Valaika provided the runs as the Isotopes opened their short four-game homestand with a 3-2 victory over the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants).

Albuquerque allowed another leadoff homer as Mike Gerber quickly gave the River Cats a 1-0 lead.

Rodgers solo homered in the 2nd inning to tie the game and in the 4th inning, Elliot Soto doubled and trotted home two outs later on Valaika's homer.

Henry Ramos' RBI single in the 8th inning edged the River Cats to 3-2 but that was as close as they would get.

Isotopes Starter Line: Jeff Hoffman (W, 1-2) 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, HBP, 9.16 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Isotopes pitching has allowed three leadoff homers in their last eight games. . . . Pat Valaika has had four homers in the six games he has played as an Isotope this season and Brendan Rodgers has homered three times in his last four games. . . . Jeff Hoffman had his first quality start of the season and third team quality start. Hoffman's 7 innings tied him for the longest Isotopes starter outing of the season. . . . Josh Fuentes went 0x3 to snap a 8-game hitting streak. Brendan Rodgers has the current Isotopes longest hitting streak as he extended it to 6 games tonight. . . . Mike Gerber's leadoff homer was the Sacramento River Cats' first leadoff homer since Darren Ford hit one on August 9, 2015 when the River Cats were in Fresno. . . . Game two of the series is Tuesday evening. Probables are RHP Ryan Castellani (2-0, 2.75) for the Isotopes and RHP Enderson Franco (1-0, 4.96) for the River Cats.

Filed 04/29/2019

April 28, 2019 - Isotopes (14-10)

Smiths Ballpark

Albuquerque  003 040 001 --   8   9  0
Salt Lake    100 233 14x --  14  13  1

WP: Simon Mathews (1-0)
LP: Justin Lawrence (1-1)

HR: ABQ Peter Mooney (1) off Cole (9th inning, S)

    SL Cesar Puello (2) off Lambert (5th inning, 3R)
    SL Matt Thaiss (2) off Lawrence (6th inning, 3R)
    SL Jarrett Parker (1) off Lambert (4th inning, 2R)
    SL Jose Rojas (6) off Howard (7th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:16
ATT: 3,640
Albuquerque led 7-3 in the 5th inning before the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) plated the next 11 runs on their way to handing Albuquerque a 14-8 loss in the series finale in Salt Lake City on Sunday afternoon.

Jose Rojas singled home a run as the Bees took an early 1-0 advantage before Albuquerque took the lead with a three-run 3rd inning. Peter Mooney singled home a run and Brendan Rodgers added a two-run single.

Jarrett Parker's two-run homer in the bottom of the 4th inning tied the game at 3-3 and Albuquerque regained the lead in the top of the 5th inning when Fuentes tripled home two runs and Rodgers doubled home two runs.

Salt Lake edged to a run at 7-6 in their half of the 5th inning on Cesar Puello's three-run homer.

Matt Thaiss three-run homered in the 6th inning to give Salt Lake the lead and Rojas solo homered after the 7th inning stretch. Salt Lake added four more runs in the 8th inning to lead 14-7. Rojas and Puello drove in a run each with singles and Wilfredo Tovar had a two-run single.

Mooney's solo homer in the 9th inning closed out the scoring in the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Peter Lambert - 5 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, WP, 6.08 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies acquired P James Pazos in a trade with the Phillies and assigned him to Albuquerque today. P David Holman was placed on the Temporary Inactive List. . . . Albuquerque has had a homer in 11 straight games. . . . The Isotopes are 1-5 in games when they allow double-digit runs. . . . Sam Hilliard went 0x2 with a pair of walks to snap an eight-game hitting streak. . . . Josh Fuentes was a homer shy of hitting for the cycle. . . . Isotopes pitching allowed four homers in a game, tying their season-worst mark. . . . The Isotopes took three out of the five games in the series to win their first road series of the season. 18,412 attended at Smith's Ballpark for a per gate average of 4,603. . . . The Isotopes open up a four-game series against the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants) starting Monday evening. Probables in the opener are RHP Jeff Hoffman (0-2, 13.89) for the Isotopes and LHP Ty Blach (1-0, 4.34) for the River Cats.

Filed 04/28/2019

April 27, 2019 - DH2 - Isotopes (14-9)

Smiths Ballpark

Albuquerque  621 100 13 --  14  15  1
Salt Lake    044 010 21 --  12  17  0

WP: Jesus Tinoco (3-0)
LP: Jake Jewell (0-1)
SV: Yency Almonte (2)

HR: ABQ Yonathan Daza (2) off Mahle (2nd inning, S)
    ABQ Drew Weeks (3) off Mahle (1st inning, 2R)
    ABQ Drew Weeks (4) off Mahle (3rd inning, S)
    ABQ Brendan Rodgers (5) off Del Rosario (4th inning, S)
    ABQ Chris Rabago (2) off Jewell (8th inning, 3R)

    SL Jose Briceno (4) off Holman (3rd inning, S)
    SL Wilfredo Tovar (1) off Holman (3rd inning, 3R)
    SL Taylor Ward (3) off Tinoco (7th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:15
ATT: 8,086
In a Copa de la Diversion contest played in Salt Lake, Chris Rabago's homer in the 8th inning provided the game-winning runs as the Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico (Isotopes) swept a doubleheader for the first time in over two seasons with an extra-inning 14-12 slugfest victory over the Abejas de Salt Lake (Bees) (AAA Angels) in the nightcap of a doubleheader in Salt Lake City.

Albuquerque got off to a great start with a 6-run 1st inning. Yonathan Daza led off with a triple and scored an out later on Josh Fuentes' single. Brendan Rodgers singled and both scored on Pat Valaika's double. Sam Hilliard singled, Valaika scored on Chris Rabago's ground out and Drew Weeks two-run homered.

The Mariachis added two more runs in the 2nd inning. Daza solo homered, Rodgers doubled and scored on Valaika's single.

The Abejas got on the scoreboard with four runs in their half of the 2nd inning when Jose Briceno and Ty Kelly each doubled home runs and Brennon Lund and Matt Thaiss added RBI singles.

Weeks homered in the top of the 3rd inning and Salt Lake powered their way to four more runs with back-to-back homers to trail 9-8. Wilfredo Tovar had a three-run homer and Briceno followed with a solo homer.

Rodgers solo homered in the 4th inning and the Abejas got that run back in the 5th inning when Jose Rojas singled home a run.

Albuquerque extended the lead to 11-9 in the scheduled last inning of the doubleheader. Weeks doubled and scored on Daza's single.

In the bottom of the 7th inning, Taylor Ward two-run homered with one out that knotted the game at 11-11 and sent the game to extra innings.

Fuentes was the runner at second base per the minor-league extra inning rule to begin the 8th inning. Rodgers drew a walk and two outs later, Rabago homered to left field.

In the bottom of the 8th inning, Rojas started the inning at second base and scored on Cesar Puello's double and Salt Lake was not able to tally any more runs to extend the game.

Mariachis Starter Line: David Holman - 2 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 2 HR, WP, HBP, 11.74 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
In Isotopes transactions, P Evan Grills and IF Brian Mundell were each placed on the Injured List and IF Mylz Jones was transferred from Class-AA Hartford to Albuquerque. . . . The Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico played their first Copa de la Diversion road contest of the season tonight. The Mariachis are 2-0 in Copa contests this year and are 6-1 all-time with a three-game winning streak and are 2-0 in Copa road contests. The Mariachis have 10 more Copa contests this season including four more home games at The Plaza. . . . Drew Weeks' 3rd inning homer was an inside-the-park homer, the first Isotope inside-the-park homer since Derrick Gibson on May 7, 2018 against El Paso. . . . Albuquerque swept a doubleheader for the first time since August 9, 2016 against Las Vegas. . . . Yonathan Daza was a double shy of hitting for the cycle. . . . Brendan Rodgers, who homered in both games of the doubleheader, was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. . . . Sam Hilliard has a 8-game hitting streak. . . . Both clubs combined for 8 homers, a season high for games involving Albuquerque. . . . The Isotopes and Bees play the final game of their five game series on Sunday afternoon.

Filed 04/27/2019

April 27, 2019 - DH1 - Isotopes (13-9)

Smiths Ballpark

Albuquerque  001 160 2 --  10  14  0
Salt Lake    016 000 0 --   7  11  0

WP: Mitch Horacek (1-1)
LP: Luis Pena (1-1)
SV: Jairo Diaz (3)

HR: ABQ Brendan Rodgers (4) off Tropeano (4th inning, S)
    ABQ Sam Hilliard (8) off Pena (5th inning, 3R)
    ABQ Pat Valaika (3) off Pena (7th inning, S)

    SL Jose Rojas (5) off C. Gonzalez (3rd inning, 3R)
	
TIME: 2:41
In the opener of a doubleheader, the Isotopes overcame a six-run defecit, aided by a six-run 5th inning, and claimed a 10-7 victory over the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) in Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake's Ty Kelly knocked in the first run of the game in the 2nd inning and Albuquerque tied the game in the top of the 3rd inning on Peter Mooney's single.

Salt Lake plated six runs in their half of the 3rd inning to lead 7-1. Jose Rojas had a three-run homer, Wilfredo Tovar tripled home two runs and scored on Kelly's single.

Brendan Rodgers solo homered in the 4th inning and Albuquerque added six more runs in the 5th inning to take a 8-7 lead. Josh Fuentes singled home a run, Roberto Ramos had a sacrifice flyout, Sam Hilliard three-run homered and Yonathan Daza had an RBI single.

The Isotopes added insurance runs in the 7th inning on Pat Valaika's solo homer and Daza's sacrifice flyout.

Isotopes Starter Line: Chi Chi Gonzalez - 2.1 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, WP, HBP, 6.63 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Isotopes hitting coach Tim Doherty was ejected by Home Plate umpire Cody Oakes in the 2nd inning. . . . Sam Hilliard extended his hitting streak to 7 games and has homered in six of his last seven contests.

Filed 04/27/2019

April 26, 2019 - Isotopes at Bees, Ppd., Wet Grounds

Friday evening's contest in Salt Lake City between the Isotopes and Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) was postponed due to wet grounds. The game will be made up as a doubleheader of two 7-inning games on Saturday starting at 4:35 PM Mountain Time.

It was Albuquerque's second postponed game of the season. The Isotopes have announced probables in the doubleheader are RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-0, 3.78) in Game 1 and RHP Peter Lambert (1-1, 4.82) in Game 2. The Bees did not name any probables.

Filed 04/26/2019

April 25, 2019 - Isotopes (12-9)

Smiths Ballpark

Albuquerque  000 211 201 --  7  15  0 
Salt Lake    101 010 122 --  8   9  2

WP: Taylor Cole (1-0)
LP: Yency Almonte (0-2) 

HR: ABQ Sam Hilliard (7) off Peters (4th inning, 2R)
    ABQ Chris Rabago (1) off Custred (5th inning, S)

    SL Brennon Lund (2) off Castellani (1st inning, S)
    SL Dustin Garneau (2) off Lawrence (8th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:47
ATT: 3,300
Just one day after the Isotopes defeated the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) by plating two runs in their last at-bats, the Bees returned the favor and walked off the Isotopes 8-7 on Thursday evening in Salt Lake City.

The Bees plated the first two runs of the game - Brennon Lund had a leadoff homer and Matt Thaiss singled home a run in the 3rd inning.

Brendan Rodgers tripled with one out and scored on Sam Hilliard's homer in the 4th inning as the Isotopes knotted the game at 2-2 with one swing of the bat.

Chris Rabago solo homered in the 5th inning to give the Isotopes the lead and Salt Lake matched that in the home half of the frame with Taylor Ward's RBI double.

Albuquerque scored a run on a wild pitch in the 6th inning and added two more runs in the 7th inning to lead 6-3. Rodgers singled home a run and Hilliard doubled home a run.

A groundout brought home a Bees run after the 7th inning stretch and former-Isotope Dustin Garneau two-run homered in the 8th inning to knot the game at 6-6.

Drew Weeks drew a bases-loaded walk in the 9th inning to give the Isotopes a 7-6 lead but in the bottom half of the inning, Wilfredo Tovar had a two-out two-run single to give the Bees the walkoff victory.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Castellani - 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, HBP, 2.75 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Two Isotopes were just a hit shy of hitting for the cycle -- Brendan Rodgers (homer) and Sam Hilliard (triple). . . . Yency Almonte had his second straight blown save and the Isotopes lost both games in their opponents last at-bats in both of those contests. . . . It was Albuquerque's first walkoff loss of the season. . . . Yonathan Daza went hitless to snap a 6-game hitting streak while Sam Hilliard extended his hitting streak to 6 games. . . . Isotopes pitching has allowed leadoff homers in two of the last three games. . . . The Isotopes announced that on Friday, berm seating will go on sale for the May 18th Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico game, the second of five Mariachis home games in 2019. Strong ticket sales demand caused the club to put berm seating on sale much earlier than those tickets are normally sold. . . . Game three of the series is Friday evening. Probables are RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-0, 3.78) for the Isotopes and RHP Parker Bridwell (0-1, 10.38) for the Bees.

Filed 04/25/2019

April 24, 2019 - Isotopes (12-8)

Smiths Ballpark

Albuquerque  001 000 202 --  5   8  1
Salt Lake    100 300 000 --  4  12  0

WP: Jesus Tinoco (2-0)
LP: Jeremy Rhoades (1-1)
SV: Jairo Diaz (2)

HR: ABQ Pat Valaika (1) off Snow (3rd inning, S)
    ABQ Pat Valaika (2) off Snow (7th inning, 2R)

TIME: 2:50
ATT: 3,386
After a brief delay to start the game, Pat Valaika homered twice for the Isotopes and Sam Hilliard knocked in the game-winning runs in the 9th inning as Albuquerque started their five game roadtrip with a 5-4 come-from-behind victory against the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) on Wednesday evening.

Salt Lake's Jared Walsh singled home a run in the 1st inning and the Isotopes knotted the game at 1-1 in the 3rd inning when Valaika, recently sent down from the Rockies, his his first homer of the evening.

Salt Lake regained the lead at 4-1 in the 4th inning. Wilfredo Tovar and Luis Rengifo each singled home a runs and a run scored on a throwing error.

Albuquerque edged to 4-3 in the 7th inning when Brendan Rodgers doubled with one out and scored an out later on Valaika's second homer of the game.

Josh Fuentes led off the 9th inning with a single, Roberto Ramos drew a walk and an out later, Hilliard doubled them both home with the game-tying and go-ahead runs. Jairo Diaz entered in relief for the Isotopes in the bottom half of the frame and after giving up a leadoff single, retired the next three Bees batters to get the save.

Isotopes Starter Line: Evan Grills - 5 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 7.36 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
There were transactions on the Isotopes' off day Tuesday and more today. The Rockies recalled P Jeff Hoffman, he made the start Tuesday evening for the Rockies, and then he was optioned back to Albuquerque. The Rockies optioned IF Pat Valaika to Albuquerque and IF Daniel Murphy was recalled from his MLB Rehabilitaton Assignment. . . . The start of the game was delayed 28 minutes by a pre-game rain shower threat. . . . The Isotopes have won three games this season in which the game winning runs were scored in their last at-bat. . . . Sam Hilliard did not homer in the game, snapping his streak of four straight games with a homer. While Hilliard did not homer, he did extend his hitting streak to 5 games. . . . Yonathan Daza extended his hitting streak to 6 games. . . . The Isotopes have homered in four straight games. . . . Albuquerque allowed a season-worst four stolen bases in the game. . . . Game two of the series is Thursday evening. Probables are RHP Ryan Castellani (2-0, 1.72) for the Isotopes and LHP Dillon Peters (0-0, 0.00) for the Bees.

Filed 04/24/2019

April 22, 2019 - Isotopes (11-8)

Isotopes Park

Tacoma        110 000 015 --  8  6  0      
Albuquerque   001 000 320 --  6  6  1

WP: David McKay (2-0)
LP: Yency Almonte (0-1)
SV: Parker Markel (1)

HR: TAC Braden Bishop (1) off Gonzalez (1st inning, S)
    TAC Shed Long (2) off Gonzalez (2nd inning, S)

    ABQ Yonathan Daza (1) off Sheffield (3rd inning, S)
    ABQ Brian Mundell (2) off Rumbelow (7th inning, 2R)
    ABQ Roberto Ramos (6) off McKay (8th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:55
ATT: 4,979
The Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) plated five runs in the 9th inning to come from behind to defeat the Isotopes 8-6 on Monday afternoon at "The Lab". Tacoma was able to avoid being swept in the series with the victory while Albuquerque snapped a four-game winning streak.

Tacoma powered their way to an early 2-0 lead with a game leadoff homer from Braden Bishop and a solo homer from Shed Long in the 2nd inning.

Yonathan Daza had a solo homer in the 3rd inning and Albuquerque plated three more runs after the 7th inning stretch to take the lead. Brendan Rodgers drew a leadoff walk and scored on Brian Mundell's homer. Daza doubled home a run later in the inning.

Each team plated runs in the 8th inning. Eric Young Jr. had a sacrifice flyout for Tacoma and in the home half, Josh Fuentes singled and scored on Roberto Ramos' homer as Albuquerque led 6-3.

Yency Almonte entered the game for Albuquerque looking for the save and was not able to secure the victory. Kristopher Negron had a two-run double, a run scored on an error to tie the game, and go-ahead and insurance runs scored on a wild pitch and passed ball.

Isotopes Starter Line: Nelson Gonzalez - 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR, 5.56 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Daniel Murphy: 0x4 (.154), 1 BB, 1 K

In the third and what may be Murphy's final MLB Rehabilitation Assignment outing, Murphy was the DH and lined out to center in the 1st inning, walked in the 3rd inning, lined out to center in the 6th inning, struck out swinging in the 7th inning and popped out to shortstop to end the game.


'TOPES NOTES:
The Isotopes had their second loss of the season in which they led at the 7th inning stretch and it was the first loss of the season in which their opponents scored the game-winning runs in their last at-bat. . . . Elliot Soto went hitless to snap an eight game hitting streak. . . . The Isotopes took the series 3-1 and 26,189 attended at Isotopes Park for a per-game average of 6,547. Albuquerque went 4-3 during the just-completed seven game homestand. . . . Tacoma Rainiers pitcher Nick Rumbelow was ejected by Home Plate umpire Bryan Fields in the 7th inning. . . . Ty France of the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA Padres) is the PCL Hitter of the Week. France hit .571 (16x28) with 7 homers and 17 RBI during the April 15-21st award week. . . . The PCL Pitcher of the Week is Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals) hurler Austin Gomber. Gomber won his only start of the week, tossing a complete game shutout in a 7-inning doubleheader game. It was the first shutout and first complete game in the PCL this season. . . . The PCL has the day off Tuesday and then the Isotopes head to Salt Lake City for a five game series against the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels). Probables in the opener are LHP Evan Grills (1-2, 8.10) for the Isotopes and RHP Forrest Snow (0-2, 8.03) for the Bees.

Filed 04/22/2019

April 21, 2019 - Isotopes (11-7)

Isotopes Park

Tacoma       100 001 000 --   2   8  0         
Albuquerque  707 400 05x --  23  21  0

WP: Peter Lambert (1-1)
LP: Tyler Danish (0-4) 

HR: TAC Joey Curletta (4) off Lawrence (6th inning, S)

    ABQ Drew Weeks (2) off Danish (1st inning, S)
    ABQ Roberto Ramos (5) off Murfee (8th inning, GS)
    ABQ Sam Hilliard (6) off Danish (1st inning, 3R)
    ABQ Dom Nunez (3) off Danish (1st inning, 2R)
    ABQ Dom Nunez (4) off Danish (3rd inning, 3R)
    ABQ Dom Nunez (5) off Murfee (8th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:06
ATT: 4,631
In a game that added ink in the Isotopes franchise record book for several new or tied records, Dom Nunez homered three times as part of a six homer barrage and Albuquerque tied franchise bests in runs scored and winning margin as they embarrassed the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) 23-2 on Easter Sunday afternoon at "The Lab". Albuquerque has won four straight games.

Tacoma had their only lead of the game in the top of the 1st inning when Shed Long had a two-out RBI single.

Albuquerque blasted their way to a 7-1 lead by the end of the 1st inning. Yonathan Daza led off with a single, Daniel Murphy singled and Josh Fuentes had a sacrifice flyout. Roberto Ramos doubled and Sam Hilliard followed with a three-run homer. Peter Mooney doubled and scored on Nunez's two-run homer. An out later, Drew Weeks solo homered.

The Isotopes had another 7-run inning in the 3rd inning. Nunez three-run homered, Fuentes had a two-run double and Roberto Ramos added a two-run single.

Daza doubled home two runs and Ramos had a two-run ground-rule double in the 4th inning to extend the Isotope lead to 18-1.

Joey Curletta's solo homer provided Tacoma's final run in the 6th inning and Albuquerque added their final five runs in the bottom of the 8th inning when Nunez had a solo homer and Ramos hit a grand-slam homer.

Isotopes Starter Line: Peter Lambert (W, 1-1) 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, WP, 4.82 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Daniel Murphy: 1x4 (.222), 3 R, 2 BB, 1 K

Murphy played the whole game at first base in his second MLB Rehabilitation Assignment outing and singled and scored on a homer in the 1st inning, flew out to center in the 2nd inning, walked and scored on a single in the 3rd inning, struck out swinging in the 4th inning, grounded out to shortstop in the 6th inning, and walked and scored on a grand-slam homer in the 8th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
The Isotopes are 5-5 all-time in games played on Easter. . . . Albuquerque hit for the cycle in homers today with a solo, two-run, three-run and grand slam homer. Dom Nunez was a grand slam homer shy of hitting for the homer cycle just by himself. Roberto Ramos' grand-slam homer was the first Isotope grand-slam homer of the season. . . . Sam Hilliard has homered in his last four games. . . . Elliot Soto has an eight-game hitting streak. . . . Dom Nunez was the first Isotope with three homers in a game since Prentice Redman (04/18/2010 vs Omaha) and Nunez was the second Isotope this year with more than 10 total bases in a game (12). . . . Among the records tied or set today -- tied for most runs in a game (23), winning run margin (21) and possibly tied the franchise record for most team total bases in a game (46). Dom Nunez' three homers and Roberto Ramos' 8 RBI tie individual franchise records and the 13 team extra-base hits is a new franchise record. While not a franchise record, Albuquerque had a season-best with 21 hits. . . . The Isotopes are 4-0 when wearing their white uniforms this season. . . . The series concludes Monday morning with a 11:05 AM start. Probables in what also happens to be the final game of the homestand are RHP Jeff Hoffman (0-2, 13.89) for the Isotopes and LHP Justus Sheffield (0-1, 4.11) for the Rainiers.

Filed 04/21/2019

April 20, 2019 - Isotopes (10-7)

Isotopes Park

Tacoma       000 013 000 --   4  14  3
Albuquerque  401 150 10x --  12  17  3

WP: Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-0)
LP: Tommy Milone (1-1)

    ABQ Josh Fuentes (2) off Milone (1st inning, 2R)
    ABQ Sam Hilliard (5) off Milone (3rd inning, S)
	
TIME: 2:55
ATT: 10,100
The Isotopes scored the first six runs of the game and was able to cruise to a 12-4 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) in front of a great crowd on a Saturday evening at "The Lab".

Albuquerque built a solid 4-0 lead in the 1st inning. Daniel Murphy doubled with one out and scored on Josh Fuentes' homer. Later in the inning, two runs scored on a throwing error.

Sam Hilliard solo homered in the 3rd inning and Yonathan Daza singled home a run in the 4th inning to extend the Isotopes lead to 6-0.

Tim Lopes' double in the 5th inning was Tacoma's first run of the game and the Isotopes erupted for five more runs in the home half of the frame. Brian Mundell singled home a run, Chris Rabago had a two-run single, Daza tripled home a run, and a run scored on an throwing error.

Two different Josh Fuentes throwing errors led to two runs scoring and Lopes doubled home a run in the 6th inning for Tacoma's final runs of the game and the Isotopes capped the scoring in the 7th inning on back-to-back two-out doubles from Rabago and Daza.

Isotopes Starter Line: Chi Chi Gonzalez (W, 2-0) 5.2 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 3.78 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Daniel Murphy: 1x5 (.200), 1 R, 1 K

Murphy made his first MLB Rehabilitation Assignment appearance tonight and doubled and scored on a homer in the 1st inning, flew out to center in the 2nd inning, flew out into a double play in the 4th inning, grounded out to second base in the 5th inning, struck out in the 7th inning and was replaced in the field at first base in the 8th inning.


'TOPES NOTES:
In Isotopes transactions, the Rockies sent IF Daniel Murphy to Albuquerque on a MLB Rehabilitation Assignment. OF Craig Gentry was placed on the Injury List and P Chi Chi Gonzalez was removed from the Temporary Inactive List. . . . The crowd of 10,100 was Albuquerque's largest crowd of the young season. . . . Sam Hilliard has had a homer in each of the last three days. . . . Elliot Soto extended his hitting streak to 7 games. . . . It was a rough night in the field for Josh Fuentes. Fuentes committed three errors, possibly tying the Isotopes franchise record for most errors in a game. . . . Chi Chi Gonzalez tossed 102 pitches, the first Isotopes starter this season to exceed 100 pitches. . . . Albuquerque had season-highs in four double plays turned and three straight games without allowing an opponent homer. . . . Every game played between the Isotopes and Rainiers has not been close. Of the six games played this season so far, none of the games were decided by less than 6 runs. . . . The final two games of the series are day contests. Sunday afternoon's third game of the series probables are RHP Peter Lambert (0-1, 5.93) for the Isotopes and RHP Tyler Danish (0-3, 15.09) for the Rainiers.

Filed 04/20/2019

April 19, 2019 - Isotopes (9-7)

Isotopes Park

Tacoma        000 000 000 --  0   7  1       
Albuquerque   023 001 00x --  6  13  1

WP: Ryan Castellani (2-0)
LP: Christian Bergman (0-1) 

HR: ABQ Sam Hilliard (4) off Bergman (2nd inning, S)
    ABQ Brendan Rodgers (3) off Bergman (3rd inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:50
ATT: 6,479
Ryan Castellani was splendid for Albuquerque, tossing six innings of scoreless ball while fanning 8 batters and Castellani combined wtih Sam Howard and Jesus Tinoco on Albuquerque's first shutout of the season in a 6-0 series opening victory over the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners).

Sam Hilliard solo homered and consecutive singles from Craig Gentry, Brian Mundell and Dom Nunez brought home another run as Albuquerque led 2-0 after 2 innings of play.

In the 3rd inning, Brendan Rodgers two-run homered and Gentry doubled home a run to extend the Isotopes lead to 5-0.

Yonathan Daza's sacrifice flyout brought home the final Isotope run in the 6th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Castellani (W, 2-0) 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 0 HR, 1.72 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
IF Ryan Metzler and IF Mylz Jones were both transferred to Class-AA Hartford in today's Isotopes transactions. . . . Ryan Castellani had Albuquerque's second quality start of the season tonight and is the first Isotopes pitcher with two winning decisions this season. . . . Albuquerque, in their fifth series of the season, won a series opener for the first time this season. . . . Game two of the series is Saturday evening. Albuquerque has yet to name a probable, while Tacoma's probable is LHP Tommy Milone (1-0, 3.94).

Filed 04/19/2019

April 18, 2019 - DH2 - Isotopes (8-7)

Isotopes Park

Reno         200 000 0 --  2  4  1
Albuquerque  200 200 x --  4  5  2

WP: Justin Lawrence (1-0)
LP: Vinny Nittoli (0-2)
SV: Jairo Diaz (1)

HR: ABQ Sam Hilliard (3) off Nittoli (4th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 1:58
ATT: 7,275
In a makeup game from Wednesday's postponed contest, Sam Hilliard's homer provided the game winning runs as the Isotopes earned a split of the doubleheader with a 4-2 victory over the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks).

Yasmany Tomas' two-out, two-run double in the 1st inning gave the Aces the lead and Albuquerque knotted the game in their half of the frame. Elliot Soto led off with a single, went to third base on Peter Mooney's double and scored on Brendan Rodgers' sacrifice flyout. An out later, Brian Mundell singled Mooney home.

Albuquerque scored the go-ahead runs in the 4th inning. Mundell had a one-out double and scored on Hilliard's homer.

Isotopes Starter Line: David Holman - 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, WP, 9.90 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies optioned IF Josh Fuentes and OF Yonathan Daza to Albuquerque after they activated former-Isotopes David Dahl and Ryan McMahon from the MLB Injury List. . . . Today was the first Isotopes doubleheader since June 23, 2018 in Fresno (a scheduled doubleheader) and first doubleheader played at Isotopes Park since August 30, 2017 against Reno. . . . Elliot Soto has a six-game hitting streak. . . . The Isotopes are 4-0 in the second game of a series this season and 4-0 in games when the opponents scored 3 runs or less. . . . Reno took two out of the three games in the series and 13,971 attended at Isotopes Park for a per-gate average of 6,986. . . . The Isotopes conclude the homestand with a four game series against the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) starting Friday evening. Probables in the opener are RHP Ryan Castellani (1-0, 2.79) for the Isotopes and a pitcher to be named for the Rainiers.

Filed 04/18/2019

April 18, 2019 - DH1 - Isotopes (7-7)

Isotopes Park

Reno         230 010 0 --  6  10  0
Albuquerque  010 200 0 --  3   4  0

WP: Robby Scott (2-0)
LP: Evan Grills (1-2)
SV: Jimmie Sherfy (3)

HR: RENO Kevin Cron (5) off Grills (1st inning, 2R)

    ABQ Drew Weeks (1) off Scott (4th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:23 
In the opener of a doubleheader, the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) built a 5-0 early lead and Albuquerque was unable to overcome that in a 6-3 loss.

Kevin Cron two-run homered in the 1st inning and in the 2nd inning, Alberto Rosario singled home a run, Kelby Tomlinson tripled home a run and later scored on Abraham Almonte's sacrifice flyout as the Aces led 5-0.

A wild pitch brought home Albuquerque's first run of the game without the benefit of a hit in the 2nd inning and in the 4th inning, Dom Nunez drew a one-out walk and scored on Drew Weeks' homer as the Isotopes trailed 5-3.

Reno plated the final run of the game in the 5th inning during Yasmany Tomas' grounding into a double play.

Isotopes Starter Line: Evan Grills (L, 1-2) 5 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, HR, WP, HBP, 8.10 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Isotopes were no hit for 3 1/3 innings until Drew Weeks' homer provided the first of four Isotope hits in the game. . . . Brian Mundell went 0x3, snapping a 7-game hitting streak. . . . Reno's victory was their franchise's 750th victory.

Filed 04/18/2019

April 17, 2019 - Aces at Isotopes, Ppd., Inclement Weather

The middle game of the series between the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) and Isotopes was officially postponed due to inclement weather. There was a mid-afternoon rain and hail storm combined with cool temperatures and the field was not able to be drained and prepared to be safe to play on. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Thursday to conclude the three game series. Each game is scheduled to be 7 innings and the first pitch of game one will be 4:35 PM. Neither club named starting probables for the games.

Tonight's promotion was 50 cent hot dog night. All the hot dogs that were prepared for the promotion were donated to The Good Shepherd Center.

Fans with tickets to tonight's game can exchange it for a ticket of equal or lesser value to any future 2019 Isotopes home game, excluding July 4th.

Filed 04/17/2019

April 16, 2019 - Isotopes (7-6)

Isotopes Park

Reno         500 500 000 --  10  12  0
Albuquerque  000 010 000 --   1   7  1

WP: Justin Donatella (1-0)
LP: Jeff Hoffman (0-2)

HR: RENO Domingo Leyba (1) off Hoffman (1st inning, 2R)
    RENO Travis Snider (1) off Hoffman (1st inning, 2R)
    RENO Travis Snider (2) off Hoffman (4th inning, 2R)
    RENO Kevin Cron (4) off Hoffman (4th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:52
ATT: 6,696
Jeff Hoffman turned in the worst Isotope start of the season, allowing 10 runs and four homers in four innings of work as the Isotopes dropped their homestand opener to the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) 10-1.

The Isotopes were down 5-0 before their first at-bat of the homestand. Juniel Querecuto singled to lead off the game and scored on Domingo Leyba's homer. Kevin Cron doubled and scored on Yasmany Tomas' single and Travis Snider followed with a two-run homer as it took only the first five batters of the game to plate the five runs.

The Aces added their final five runs of the game in the 4th inning. Leyba singled home a run and Cron and Snider each had two-run homers.

The Isotopes avoided being shut out for the second game in a row when a run scored while Chris Rabago was grounding into a double play.

Isotopes Starter Line: Jeff Hoffman (L, 0-2) 4 IP, 10 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 4 HR, HBP, 13.89 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
After eight transactions on Monday, the Isotopes had three more transactions on Tuesday. The Rockies recalled OF Yonathan Daza after Noel Cuevas went on the Rockies Injured List after straining his left quad in his first game with the Rockies since his callup yesterday. C Hidekel Gonzalez was sent to Class-A Boise and IF Mylz Jones was transferred from Class-AA Hartford. . . . Brian Mundell has hit in seven straight games. . . . The Isotopes loss snapped a four-game home winning streak. . . . Albuquerque is 0-4 in series openers this season and 0-4 when allowing 10 or more runs. . . . Mark Payton of the Las Vegas Aviators (AAA Athletics) is the PCL Hitter of the Week. Payton went 17x45 (.378) for the award week (April 4-14) with 4 homers and 14 RBI. . . . New Orleans Baby Cakes (AAA Marlins) hurler Zac Gallen is the first PCL Pitcher of the Week. Gallen made two starts and went 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA. In 13 innings of work, Gallen allowed an earned run, 3 hits, walked none and struck out 19. . . . The series continues Wednesday evening. Probables are LHP Evan Grills (1-1, 6.48) for the Isotopes and RHP Jon Duplantier (0-0, 0.00) for the Aces. It is the first 50 cent hot dog night of the season.

Filed 04/16/2019

April 15, 2019 - Isotopes (7-5)

Cheney Stadium

Albuquerque  000 000 000 --   0   6  1
Tacoma       000 043 30x --  10  12  0

WP: Tommy Milone (1-0)
LP: Peter Lambert (0-1) 

HR: TAC Joey Curletta (2) off Lambert (5th inning, 3R)
    TAC Ian Miller (1) off Holman (7th inning, 3R)
	
TIME: 2:38
ATT: 2,418
Getaway day was not kind to the Isotopes as they were shut out for the first time this season, falling 10-0 to the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) on Monday afternoon in Tacoma.

A groundout and Joey Curletta's three-run homer brought home the first four Rainiers runs of the game in the 4th inning.

Ian Miller had a two-run triple and scored on Shed Long's single in the 6th inning and Miller added a three-run homer in the 7th inning to cap the scoring.

The Isotopes only managed to get three runners to third base in the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Peter Lambert (L, 0-1) 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, WP, BALK, 5.93 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
There were a crazy number transactions involving the Isotopes -- eight -- on Monday. The Rockies recalled P Antonio Senzatela from his MLB Rehabilitation Assignment, recalled OF Noel Cuevas from Albuquerque, purchased the contract of C Drew Butera from Albuquerque, and optioned OF Yonathan Daza and P Yency Almonte to Albuquerque. C Chris Rabago was transferred from Class-AA Hartford and C Hidekel Gonzalez was transferred from Class-A Boise. Finally, P Chi Chi Gonzalez was placed on the Temporary Inactive List. . . . Brian Mundell extended his hitting streak to 6 games today. . . . The Isotopes are 0-3 this season when allowing 10 or more runs. . . . Albuquerque and Tacoma split the series 2-2 and 13,170 attended at Cheney Stadium for a per-game average of 3,293. Albuquerque went 3-4 on their first road trip of the season. . . . The Isotopes return home for a seven game homestand starting Tuesday evening. The first three games are against the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks). Probables in the opener are RHP Jeff Hoffman 0-1, 9.39) for the Isotopes and RHP Justin Donatella (0-0, 3.86) for the Aces.

Filed 04/15/2019

April 14, 2019 - Isotopes (7-4)

Cheney Stadium

Albuquerque  000 000 34(10) --  17  14  2
Tacoma       020 150 001    --   9  13  0

WP: Jairo Diaz (1-0)
LP: Tayler Scott (1-1)

HR: ABQ Roberto Ramos (4) off Rumbelow (8th inning, 2R)
    ABQ Noel Cuevas (4) off Negron (9th inning, 3R)
    ABQ Brian Mundell (1) off Scott (9th inning, 3R)

    TAC Tim Lopes (1) off Horacek (5th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:53
ATT: 3,368
In a game more like what would have been played between the Albuquerque Dukes and Tacoma Tigers in the old fashioned PCL than the Albuquerque Isotopes and Tacoma Rainiers, the Rainiers led 8-0 after five innings of play and the Isotopes erupted for all 17 runs over the final three frames, including a 10-run 9th inning to claim a 17-9 come from behind slugfest victory. The Isotopes have won two straight games.

The Rainiers scored the first two runs of the game in the 2nd inning on a fielder's choice and Kristopher Negron's sacrifice flyout.

Tito Polo singled home a run in the 4th inning and in the 5th inning, Shed Long singled home a run, Austin Nola doubled home two runs and Tim Lopes added a two-run homer to build the Tacoma lead to 8-0.

Albuquerque began the comeback in the 7th inning. A wild pitch with the bases loaded brought home a run, Elliot Soto drew a walk after the bags were reloaded to tally a run and Peter Mooney's groundout brought home the third run of the inning.

Albuquerque added four more runs in the 8th inning. Brendan Rodgers drew a leadoff walk, Roberto Ramos two-run homered, Noel Cuevas singled and scored on Brian Mundell's triple and Drew Weeks followed with a sacrifice flyout as the Isotopes trailed 8-7.

Albuquerque sent 13 batters to the plate in the 9th inning to score their 10 runs to complete the comeback. Ramos and Cuevas each drew one-out walks and scored on Mundell's homer. An out later, Soto singled, Mooney walked and Sam Hilliard doubled them both home. Rodgers walked ahead of Ramos' two-run single and Cuevas followed with a three-run homer.

Negron's sacrifice flyout brought home the final Rainiers run in the bottom of the 9th inning.

Isotopes Starter Line: Chi Chi Gonzalez - 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 2.45 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Brian Mundell's homer was his first Triple-A homer and Mundell has a hit in five straight games. . . . Albuquerque is a perfect 3-0 when scoring 10 or more runs and 3-0 in day games this season. . . . The Isotopes had season-bests for highest scoring game (17 runs), most combined runs in a game (26), most combined hits in a game (27) and longest 9-inning game (3 hours, 53 minutes). The 10 runs scored in the 9th inning was one run short of the franchise record for most runs scored in an inning. . . . Tacoma position player Kristopher Negron pitched the Rainiers final 1/3 of an inning and gave up 2 hits, 2 runs (both earned), walked none, struck out none and allowed a homer. . . . The series finale is Monday afternoon. Probables are RHP Peter Lambert (0-0, 5.19) for the Isotopes and LHP Tommy Milone (0-0, 7.00) for the Rainiers.

Filed 04/14/2019

April 13, 2019 - Isotopes (6-4)

Cheney Stadium

Albuquerque  304 002 020 --  11  15  1
Tacoma       000 100 010 --   2   8  2

WP: Ryan Castellani (1-0)
LP: Nabil Crismatt (0-1)

HR: ABQ Sam Hilliard (2) off Crismatt (3rd inning, 3R)

    TAC Jose Lobaton (3) off Castellani (4th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:38
ATT: 3,443
The middle three batters in the Isotopes lineup - Roberto Ramos, Noel Cuevas and Sam Hilliard, combined to go 7x15 with 8 RBI and Isotopes starter Ryan Castellani allowed a run in 5 2/3 innings as the Isotopes snapped their two-game losing streak with a 11-2 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) in Tacoma on Saturday evening.

The Isotopes raced to a 3-0 lead in the 1st inning. Peter Mooney doubled to lead off the game, Craig Gentry singled and stole second base, Brendan Rodgers walked to load the bases and Ramos had a two-run single. Cuevas' fielders choice brought home Rodgers.

In the 3rd inning, Ramos walked, Cuevas singled and Hilliard followed with a three-run homer. Mooney's RBI single later in the inning made it 7-0 Isotopes.

Tacoma's Jose Lobaton solo homered in the 4th inning to end the shutout.

Cuevas singled home a run and another run scored on a groundout in the 6th inning and Albuquerque capped their scoring with two more runs in the 8th inning on Ryan Metzler's two-run single.

Kristopher Negron drew a bases-loaded walk in the 8th inning to tack on Tacoma's final run.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Castellani (W, 1-0) 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 2.79 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The start of the game was delayed 35 minutes due to a pregame rain shower. . . . The Isotopes had 4 stolen bases in the game, the first game with a steal this season. Noel Cuevas had two of those four steals. . . . Albuquerque turned a season-best three double plays in the game. . . . The series continues Sunday afternoon. Probables are RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (1-0, 1.29) for the Isotopes and the Rainiers have yet to name a probable.

Filed 04/13/2019

April 12, 2019 - Isotopes (5-4)

Cheney Stadium

Albuquerque  000 200 010 --   3   8  0
Tacoma       030 040 30x --  10  13  2

WP: Tayler Scott (1-0)
LP: Evan Grills (1-1)
	
TIME: 3:16
ATT: 3,941
Isotopes starter Evan Grills allowed six runs in 4 1/3 innings and the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners) plated seven unanswered runs during a tight game moment to rout the Isotopes 10-3 in the series opener in Tacoma on Friday evening.

Tacoma was first on the scoreboard in the 2nd inning when Austin Nola singled home a run and Ian Miller added a two-run double.

Albuquerque would get the closest to the Rainiers in the 4th inning when they had two-out run-scoring singles from Elliot Soto and Ryan Metzler.

Nola's bases-loaded walk and Tim Lopes' two-run single highlighted a four-run 5th inning as Tacoma started to pull away and Shed Long's RBI triple, Nola's RBI double and Tito Polo's RBI single in the 7th inning made it 10-2.

Brendan Rodgers scored on Roberto Ramos' sacrifice flyout in the 8th inning to cap the scoring in the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Evan Grills (L, 0-1) 4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, WP, 6.48 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies signed free agent OF Craig Gentry to a minor league contract and assigned him to Albuquerque. Gentry made his Isotopes debut tonight and went 2x5 with a strikeout. IF Mylz Jones was transferred to Class-AA Hartford to make roster room for Gentry. . . . Albuquerque has yet to steal a base this season. . . . Sam Hilliard was ejected by Home Plate umpire Lee Meyers in the 9th inning after being called out on strikes. It was the first Isotope ejection of the season. . . . Albuquerque is winless in series openers this season (0-3) and is 0-2 when allowing 10 or more runs. . . . Game two of the series is Saturday evening. Probables are RHP Ryan Castellani (0-0, 4.50) for the Isotopes and RHP Nabil Crismatt (0-0, 6.35) for the Rainiers.

Filed 04/12/2019

April 11, 2019 - Isotopes (5-3)

Greater Nevada Field

Albuquerque  020 020 101 --  6  9  1
Reno         003 100 30x --  7  8  4

WP: Alex Young (1-0)
LP: Mitch Horacek (0-1)
SV: Jimmie Sherfy (2)

HR: ABQ Noel Cuevas (3) off Donatella (5th inning, S)
    ABQ Brendan Rodgers (2) off Donatella (5th inning, S)

    RENO Cody Decker (1) off Hoffman (4th inning, S)
    RENO Kevin Cron (2) off Horacek (7th inning, 3R)
	
TIME: 3:02
ATT: 2,866
Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) slugger Kevin Cron's three-run 7th inning homer gave the Aces the lead and the Isotopes 9th inning rally fell short with the game tying run stranded at third base as Albuquerque dropped a 7-6 game to the Aces in the series finale in Reno on Thursday evening.

Albuquerque had the first of their two leads in the game in the 2nd inning when Elliot Soto drew a bases-loaded walk and an out later, Peter Mooney reached on a fielding error with a run scoring.

With two outs in the 3rd inning, Wyatt Mathisen had a two-run double and scored on Cron's double to give the Aces the 3-2 lead.

Cody Decker solo homered in the 4th inning to extend Reno's lead to 4-2.

Brendan Rodgers and Noel Cuevas homered an out apart in the 5th inning as the Isotopes knotted the game at 4-4 and Albuquerque took the lead in the 7th inning when Rodgers doubled and scored on Cuevas' double.

After the 7th inning stretch, Cron had a two-out three-run homer as the Aces regained the lead at 7-5 and in the 9th inning, the Isotopes loaded the bases with two outs. Drew Butera walked to bring home a run before Soto struck out to end the rally and the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Antonio Senzatela - 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 2.57 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Antonio Senzatela: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 2.57 ERA

Senzatela faced 6 batters in his second MLB rehabilitaton assignment outing and tossed 22 pitches, 13 for strikes. Senzatela had a groundout and a flyout among his six outs.


'TOPES NOTES:
P Kenny Koplove was transferred to Class-A Boise in the lone Isotopes transaction today. . . . Brendan Rodgers was a triple short of hitting for the cycle. Had Rodgers accomplished the cycle, it would have been the second straight game with a cycle (Noel Cuevas yesterday). . . . Peter Mooney went 0x5 to snap a 9-game hitting streak dating back to playing with New Orleans in 2018. Mooney's Isotopes hitting streak ended at five games. . . . The Isotopes were no-hit for the first 3 1/3 innings of the game. . . . Albuquerque batters struck out a season-worst 13 times while Isotopes pitchers struck out a season-best 13 batters. . . . The Aces took two out of the three games in the series and 9,935 attended at Greater Nevada Field for a per-game average of 3,312. . . . The Isotopes begin a four-game series in Tacoma on Friday evening against the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Mariners). Probables in the opener are LHP Evan Grills (1-0, 0.00) for the Isotopes and LHP Justus Sheffield (0-1, 7.71) for the Rainiers.

Filed 04/11/2019

April 10, 2019 - Isotopes (5-2)

Greater Nevada Field

Albuquerque  520 100 140 --  13  18  1
Reno         000 020 000 --   2   9  1

WP: Sam Howard (1-0)
LP: Taylor Widener (0-1) 

HR: ABQ Dom Nunez (2) off Widener (1st inning, 3R)
    ABQ Noel Cuevas (1) off Shipley (4th inning, S)
    ABQ Noel Cuevas (2) off Scott (8th inning, S)
	
TIME: 3:26
ATT: 2,518
Noel Cuevas had a monster night, going 5x5 with a pair of homers, 5 RBI, 5 runs scored and he hit for Albuquerque's first cycle in two years as the Isotopes routed the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) 13-2 on Wednesday evening in Reno.

Albuquerque struck for five runs in the 1st inning. Peter Mooney led off the game with a double and scored an out later on Cuevas' single. Roberto Ramos singled and scored on Drew Weeks single ahead of Dom Nunez's three-run homer.

Consecutive doubles from Sam Hilliard, Cuevas and Ramos brought home two runs in the 2nd inning and Cuevas solo homered in the 4th inning to extend the Isotopes lead to 8-0.

Reno plated their only runs of the game in the 5th inning on a run-scoring double from Abraham Almonte and Yasmany Tomas' RBI single.

Cuevas tripled and scored on Ramos' sacrifice flyout in the 7th inning and the Isotopes had a four-run eruption with two outs in the 8th inning. Sam Hilliard singled home two runs and scored on Cuevas' second homer of the game.

Isotopes Starter Line: Peter Lambert - 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 5.19 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Noel Cuevas had the eighth cycle in Isotopes history and first cycle that was accomplished away from Isotopes Park. It was the first Isotopes cycle since Pat Valaika's cycle on April 8, 2017. Cuevas had 14 total bases in the game, tying the Isotope franchise record with Brett Carroll (July 18, 2007 vs Omaha). . . . Albuquerque set season highs in runs scored (13), hits (18), winning margin (11 runs), most runs scored in an inning (5), team extra base hits (8), and team total bases (33). The Isotopes tied season highs for team doubles (4), team triples (1) and team homers (3). . . . Peter Mooney extended his hitting streak to 9 games, dating back to playing with New Orleans in 2018. . . . The series concludes Thursday evening with RHP Antonio Senzatela (0-0, 3.60) expected to take the mound for Albuquerque in another MLB Rehabiliation Assignment start. The Aces have yet to name a probable.

Filed 04/10/2019

April 9, 2019 - Isotopes (4-2)

Greater Nevada Field

Albuquerque  000 020 000 --  2  5  1
Reno         030 010 00x --  4  8  0

WP: Taylor Clarke (1-0)
LP: David Holman (0-1)
SV: Rubby De La Rosa (1)

TIME: 2:48
ATT: 4,551
In their first road game of the 2019 season, the Isotopes fell into a quick 3-0 hole and were not able to come back from that early defecit in dropping a 4-2 game to the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) in Reno on Tuesday evening. Albuquerque snapped a four-game winning streak with the loss.

Alberto Rosario and Aces starter Taylor Clarke each drove in runs with a single and Abraham Almonte added a sacrifice flyout in the 2nd inning as Reno led 3-0.

The Isotopes trimmed the defecit to a run at 3-2 in the 5th inning. Elliot Soto doubled and went to third base on a passed ball, Drew Butera drew a walk and Isotopes reliever Kenny Koplove laid down a sacrifice bunt with Soto scoring. An out later, Sam Hilliard doubled home Butera.

Yasmany Tomas had a two-out RBI single in the home half of the 5th inning to cap the scoring.

Isotopes Starter Line: David Holman (L, 0-1) 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 9.00 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies placed OF David Dahl on the Injured List and recalled OF Yonathan Daza from the Isotopes. Joining the Isotopes from Class-AA Hartford are P David Holman and IF Mylz Jones. . . . Peter Mooney extended his hitting streak to 8 games (dating back to New Orleans in 2018) while hitting streaks dating back to last season were snapped for Roberto Ramos (9 games) and Brendan Rodgers (7 games). . . . Albuquerque failed to homer in a game for this first time this season, snapping a five game homer streak. . . . Two new ballparks saw their first PCL contests played in them on Monday evening. The San Antonio Missions (AAA Brewers), who relocated from Colorado Springs in the offseason, played their first Triple-A level game in Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium and sent their fans home happy when a two-run single gave the Missions a 6-5 walkoff win against the Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals). In Las Vegas, the newly rebranded Las Vegas Aviators (AAA Athletics) opened a brand new Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin with a sellout crowd and an easy 10-2 victory over the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Giants). . . . Game two of the quick three game series is Wednesday evening. Probables are RHP Peter Lambert (0-0, 6.75) for the Isotopes and RHP Taylor Wiedner (0-0, 5.40) for the Aces.

Filed 04/09/2019

April 8, 2019 - Isotopes (4-1)

Isotopes Park

Salt Lake    000 000 121 --  4   7  0
Albuquerque  010 402 02x --  9  13  1

WP: Chi Chi Gonzalez (1-0)
LP: Alex Klonowski (0-1) 

HR: SLC Brennon Lund (1) off C. Gonzalez (7th inning, S)
    SLC Jared Walsh (2) off Horacek (8th inning, 2R)
    SLC Dustin Garneau (1) off N. Gonzalez (9th inning, S)

    ABQ Dom Nunez (1) off Klonowski (4th inning, 2R)
    ABQ Elliot Soto (1) off Pena (6th inning, 2R)
    ABQ Elliot Soto (2) off Rhoades (8th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:32
ATT: 3,447
Elliot Soto blasted a pair of homers and Dom Nunez had his first Triple-A homer as the duo combined for six of the nine Isotope runs in Albuquerque's series-ending 9-4 victory over the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) on Monday afternoon at "The Lab". The Isotopes have won four straight games.

The first seven runs were plated by Albuquerque, starting in the 2nd inning when Brian Mundell doubled home a run. Mundell doubled home two runs and scored on Nunez's two-run homer in the 4th inning and Nunez led off the 6th inning with a walk and scored on Soto's homer.

Salt Lake started their late game slugging in the 7th inning with Brennon Lund's solo homer and Jared Walsh added a two-run homer in the 8th inning.

Albuquerque scored their final two runs in the bottom half of the 8th inning on Soto's second two-run homer of the game and the Bees capped the scoring in the 9th inning when former-Isotope Dustin Garneau solo homered.

Isotopes Starter Line: Chi Chi Gonzalez (W, 1-0) 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 1.29 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
P Kenny Koplove, signed as a free agent to a minor league contract by the Rockies in November, was assigned to the Isotopes on Monday. . . . Elliot Soto was the first Isotope with a multi-homer game since Ryan McMahon had two homers in a game last July 4th. . . . Chi Chi Gonzalez was excellent in his Isotopes debut, having tossed Albuquerque's first quality start of the season and an Isotope starter season-high 7 innings. Gonzalez no-hit the Bees for the first 4 2/3 innings. . . . Albuquerque had 25 total bases in the game, the most since August 19, 2018 when the Isotopes had 27 total bases against the Sacramento River Cats. . . . There are three long hitting streaks on the club dating back to last season. Peter Mooney has a seven game hitting streak (started at the end of 2018 with Triple-A New Orleans), Roberto Ramos has hit in nine straight games dating back to Class-AA Hartford in 2018, and Brendan Rodgers has a seven game hitting streak that started with the Isotopes in 2018. . . . The Isotopes won four out of the five games in the series and 29,567 attended for a per-game average of 5,913. . . . Albuquerque goes on their first road trip of the season, a seven-game road trip with the first three games in Reno, Nevada against the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks). Probables in the opener are RHP Jeff Hoffman (0-1, 9.82) for the Isotopes and RHP Taylor Clarke (0-0, 3.60) for the Aces. The game is Reno's 2019 home opener.

Filed 04/08/2019

April 7, 2019 - Isotopes (3-1)

Isotopes Park

Salt Lake    100 102 130 000 --  8  11  2
Albuquerque  000 003 230 001 --  9  11  1

WP: Nelson Gonzalez (1-0)
LP: Bo Way (0-1) 

HR: SLC Jose Rojas (1) off Castellani (4th inning, S)

    ABQ Sam Hilliard (1) off Curtiss (6th inning, 3R)
	
TIME: 4:42
ATT: 4,877
In a record setting length and time game, Noel Cuevas doubled home the game winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning as the Isotopes defeated the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) 9-8 and moved into a first place tie in the division with their third straight victory.

Jared Walsh doubled home a run in the 1st inning, Jose Rojas had a solo homer in the 4th inning and Taylor Ward had a two-run double in the 6th inning as the Bees led 4-0.

In the home half of the 6th inning, Peter Mooney drew a one out walk, went to second base on a wild pitch, Yonathan Daza drew a walk and Sam Hilliard launched a three-run homer to cut the Isotopes defecit to a run at 4-3.

Jose Briceno doubled home a run in the top of the 7th inning, and after the 7th inning stretch, Daza singled home a run and Hilliard followed with a run-scoring double to knot the game at 5-5.

Salt Lake quickly regained the lead in the 8th inning -- Walsh had a sacrifice flyout, Brennon Lund added a run-scoring double and Lund scored on a balk later in the inning.

Albuqurque tied the game at 8-8 with two outs in the home half of the 8th inning. Drew Butera drew a walk and advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Brian Mundell singled home Butera, Elliot Soto tripled home Mundell and Peter Mooney singled Soto home.

In the 12th inning, Brendan Rodgers was the runner that started on second base. After Roberto Ramos struck out, Cuevas delivered the game-winning RBI double.

Isotopes Starter Line: Ryan Castellani - 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 4.50 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Minor League Baseball added a extra innings rule in 2018 and today's game was Albuquerque's longest extra inning game (12 innings) and longest game time-wise (4 hours, 42 minutes) in the era of the extra innings rule. The previous longest game under the new rule was a game played on May 30, 2018 against the Fresno Grizzlies where a 11-inning extra inning contest went 4 hours, 22 minutes. . . . The Rockies recalled P Yency Almonte from the Isotopes after placing P Tyler Anderson on the Major League Injured List. Replacing Almonte on the Isotopes roster is IF Ryan Metzler, who was transferred from Class-AA Hartford. . . . Sam Hilliard's homer was his first Triple-A homer. Three Isotope prospects have hit their first Triple-A homer in the opening series of the season -- Hilliard, Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Ramos. . . . Salt Lake left 19 runners on base, a Bees franchise record. . . . Albuquerque used a season-high 16 players in the game and both teams combined to use 32 players. Seven of those Isotopes and six of those Bees were pitchers. . . . Roberto Ramos has struck out seven times in his last two games. . . . Both teams combined for more walks (19) than they did strikeouts (16). . . . The season home opening five game series ends Monday afternoon with RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (No Record) expected to start for Albuquerque against Salt Lake RHP Alex Klonowski (No Record).

Filed 04/07/2019

April 6, 2019 - Isotopes (2-1)

Isotopes Park

Salt Lake   020 000 000 --  2  8  2
Albuquerque 010 002 00x --  3  5  0

WP: Evan Grills (1-0)
LP: Matt Custred (0-1) 

HR: ABQ Roberto Ramos (3) off Custred (6th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 2:20
ATT: 9,764
In the first Copa de la Diversion game of the season, Roberto Ramos, whose nickname happens to be the "Mariachi Masher", two-run homered in the 6th inning to give the Mariachis the lead and the Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico held that lead in a 3-2 victory over the Abejas de Salt Lake on Saturday evening at "The Plaza".

Bo Way two-run singled with two outs in the 2nd inning to give the Abejas a 2-0 lead.

In the home half of the 2nd inning, Peter Mooney RBI singled to get the Mariachis on the scoreboard and in the 6th inning, Yonathan Daza reached on a throwing error and scored two outs later on Ramos' homer.

Isotopes Starter Line: Antonio Senzatela - 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 3.60 ERA

ROCKIES Rehab Report

Antonio Senzatela: 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 3.60 ERA

Senazatela made his first MLB rehabilitaton assignment start of the season and tossed 70 pitches in his 5 innings of work. 46 of those pitches were for strikes and Senzatela faced 22 batters. Senzatela had 5 groundouts and 3 flyouts.


'TOPES NOTES:
The Rockies recalled IF Josh Fuentes from Albuquerque when Colorado placed IF Ryan McMahon on the Injured List. P Antonio Senzatela was also sent to Albuquerque on a MLB Rehabilitation Assignment. . . . The Mariachis drew 10,000 plus fans in all four of their home games in 2018 but failed to draw that tonight, drawing 9,764 for their lowest attended home Copa de la Diversion promotion. . . . All-time, the Mariachis are 5-1, including 4-1 at the Plaza with a two-game winning streak in Copa games. There are four more home and 7 road games left in the Mariachi's 2019 Copa de la Diversion schedule. . . . Roberto Ramos has homered in all three of his Triple-A games and has hit in seven straight games -- four games with Hartford in 2018 and all three Isotope games. . . . Game four of the series is Sunday afternoon. Probables are RHP Ryan Castellani (No Record) for the Isotopes and LHP Dillon Peters (No Record) for the Bees.

Filed 04/06/2019

April 5, 2019 - Isotopes (1-1)

Isotopes Park

Salt Lake    000 301 000 --  4  11  2
Albuquerque  301 010 20x --  7  10  1

WP: Jesus Tinoco (1-0)
LP: Forrest Snow (0-1)
SV: Yency Almonte (1)

HR: ABQ Roberto Ramos (2) off Snow (3rd inning, S)
    ABQ Brandon Rodgers (1) off Pena (7th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:00
ATT: 5,292
Rockies prospects Roberto Ramos and Brendan Rodgers each homered and combined to drive in four of the seven Albuquerque runs as the Isotopes won their first game of the 2019 season with a 7-4 victory over the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels).

In the 1st inning, Ramos singled home a run and another run scored on a throwing error on the play. Noel Cuevas followed with a RBI single to make it 3-0 Albuquerque.

Ramos solo homered in the 3rd inning to make it 4-0 Isotopes and the Bees closed to a run down in the 4th inning on run-scoring singles from Cesar Puello and Ty Kelly and a Taylor Ward sacrifice flyout.

Josh Fuentes doubled home a run in the 5th inning for Albuquerque and Ward added a RBI single for the Bees in the 6th inning as Salt Lake trailed 5-4.

Sam Hilliard doubled ahead of Rodgers' two-run homer in the 7th inning to put the game away.

Isotopes Starter Line: Peter Lambert - 4 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 6.75 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Josh Fuentes extended his hitting streak to 7 games, dating back to 2018. . . . Roberto Ramos has homered in each of his first two Triple-A games and has a six game hitting streak playing for Double-A Hartford in 2018 and Albuquerque in 2019. . . . Brendan Rodgers' homer was his first Triple-A homer. . . . Game three of the series is Saturday evening and the promotion is the first Copa de la Diversion game of the season. RHP Antonio Senzatela (No Record) is expected to make a MLB rehabilitation assignment start for the Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico, while RHP Griffin Canning (No Record) is expected to start for the Abejas de Salt Lake.

Filed 04/05/2019

April 4, 2019 - Isotopes (0-1)

Isotopes Park

Salt Lake    030 104 111 --  11  17  1
Albuquerque  010 102 000 --   4   8  1

WP: Jaime Barria (1-0)
LP: Jeff Hoffman (0-1) 

HR: SLC Jose Briceno (1) off Haracek (6th inning, GS)
    SLC Jared Walsh (1) off Howard (9th inning, S)

    ABQ Josh Fuentes (1) off Barria (2nd inning, S)
    ABQ Roberto Ramos (1) off Barria (6th inning, 2R)
	
TIME: 3:18
ATT: 6,187
Salt Lake Bee's (AAA Angels) Juan Briceno had a 6th inning grand-slam home run to break open a tight game as Albuquerque dropped their first game of the 2019 season, 11-4.

The Bees scored their first runs of the season in the 2nd inning with consecutive two-out RBI singles from Luis Rengifo, Taylor Ward, and Matt Thaiss.

Josh Fuentes' solo homer in the home half of the 2nd inning provided Albuquerque's first run of the season.

Each team exchanged a run in the 4th inning. Salt Lake's Jared Walsh reached on an fielding error with a run scoring and in the bottom half, Fuentes doubled home a run.

Briceno's two-out grand slam homer in the 6th inning made it a 8-2 game and in the home half of the 6th inning, Roberto Ramos two-run homered to cut the defecit in half at 8-4.

Thaiss RBI singled in the 7th inning, Briceno had a run-scoring single in the 8th inning, and Walsh solo homered in the 9th inning to close out the scoring.

Isotopes Starter Line: Jeff Hoffman (L, 0-1) 3.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 9.82 ERA


'TOPES NOTES:
Despite a higher season attendance mark last season and the debut of the Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico that drove merchandise sales, the Isotopes issued a smaller check to the city of Albuquerque for 2018 stadium rent plus the city's portion of ticket, souvenir and concession sales than the team gave the city for 2017 activities. The 2018 check amount was $1,460,346.14 and in 16 seasons the Isotopes have paid the city $28,052,701.89. . . . The home opener was the 17th in Isotopes franchise history and the attendance of 6,187 was the lowest home opener attendance. . . . Albuquerque is 11-6 in season openers with a two game losing streak and is 13-4 in home openers. . . . Josh Fuentes has a hit in each of his last six Isotopes games dating back to the 2018 season. . . . Albuquerque's Roberto Ramos had his first Triple-A homer in his first Triple-A game. . . . Jeff Hoffman started his second Isotopes season opener, tying him with Stephen Fife as the only Isotopes pitchers to start two season openers. . . . Game two of the series is Friday evening. Probables are RHP Peter Lambert (No Record) for the Isotopes and RHP Forrest Snow (No Record) for the Bees.

Filed 04/04/2019

The 2019 Isotopes about to start their season

The Isotopes are about to start their 2019 140-game schedule with a five game home series against the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels). Glenallen Hill is returning for his fifth season as manager of the Isotopes. Also returning are pitching coach Brandon Emanuel and hitting coach Tim Doherty, both for their second straight season with the Isotopes.

It was a very eventful offseason for the Isotopes. The Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico was selected as the winner of Minor League Baseball's Copa de la Diversion event series as the club who best achieved the primary objectives of the Copa event series to engage Hispanic fans.

The Isotopes also won the John H. Johnson award, an annual award to honor baseball's most complete baseball franchise each season. The award criteria is financial stability of a baseball club, the club's contributions to league stability, contributions to baseball in the community and promotion of the baseball industry. It was the Isotopes' first time winning the award after having been previously nominated as the PCL's representative in 2004, 2007 and 2010. With the two times the Albuquerque Dukes won the award (1984 and 1991), Albuquerque is the first city to have won the John H. Johnson award three times.

The Isotopes played their parent club the Colorado Rockies in an exhibition game at Isotopes Park on March 25th with the Isotopes winning 7-3. Ryan McMahon, Nolan Arenado and Vince Fernandez each solo homered to provide the Rockies' three runs. Dom Nunez two-run homered, was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle and drove in three runs for the Isotopes, while Yonathan Daza, Brian Mundell, Drew Weeks and Elliot Soto each knocked in a run. It was the first exhibition game at Isotopes Park since 2010 when the Seattle Mariners and Colorado Rockies played an exhibition game and the first Isotopes exhibition game against their parent club since April 4, 2004 when the Florida Marlins came to town with their 2003 World Series trophy in tow and lost to the Isotopes 9-1.

The Rockies and Isotopes had a surprise announcement before the exhibition game that their Player Development Contract was extended two years and will now expire at the end of the 2022 season.

The Copa de la Diversion promotion is back in 2019 and will feature 72 minor league teams, almost half of all of Minor League Baseball after featuring 33 teams in 2018. Fifteen of the sixteen PCL clubs are participating including the Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico. Only the New Orleans Baby Cakes are not participating. The Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico home games are April 6th, May 18th, June 25th, July 19th and August 11th and the Mariachis will play 7 road games for a total of 12 Copa de la Diversion games this season.

The PCL hosts both the 2019 Triple-A All-Star Game in El Paso and the Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game in Memphis.

There are a few changes in the PCL for 2019. The Colorado Springs franchise relocated to San Antonio and will be known as the San Antonio Missions, the Las Vegas franchise renamed from the 51s to Aviators, and Las Vegas will open a brand new ballpark in Summerlin, Nevada. The eight PCL American Conference teams had a division realignment to make a better geographic arrangement for the Colorado Springs relocation to San Antonio. The Isotopes were unaffected by the realignment as were the other seven teams in the Pacific Conference. Finally, several teams have new affiliations - Fresno Grizzlies (Astros to Nationals), Nashville Sounds (Athletics to Rangers), Round Rock Express (Rangers to Astros), Las Vegas Aviators (Mets to Athletics) and the new San Antonio Missions franchise keeps the same affiliation with the Brewers as the former Colorado Springs franchise.

Triple-A clubs including the PCL starting in 2019 will use the same Rawlings baseballs that Major League Baseball uses, made in Costa Rica of better quality materials than the minor league baseballs that Rawlings makes in China that are not as good quality-wise and have a little bit more variance with regards to weight and size. There will be the normal Pacific Coast League or International League markings on the MLB-quality baseballs. Other changes are the number of mound visits decrease to five from six and there is still a mound visit allowed for each team in each extra inning played. The extra inning rule also changes slightly in that the runner starting at second base at the beginning of each extra inning half-inning will not be a pitcher. If a pitcher was to be on base to start the inning, the runner will be a player that is in the lineup slot previous to the slot the pitcher occupies.

Filed 04/03/2019

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