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June 18, 2013 - Isotopes (40-32)
Werner Park Albuquerque 000 010 300 -- 4 7 0 Omaha 000 001 000 -- 1 7 1 WP: Matt Palmer (3-3) LP: Chris Dwyer (5-5) SV: Steven Ames (6) HR: ABQ Brian Barden (2) off Dwyer (5th inning, S) TIME: 2:47 ATT: 4,099
|Matt Palmer allowed a run and 6 hits in 7 innings and Albuquerque extended
their season-best winning streak to 6 games with a 4-1 victory over the Omaha Storm
Chasers (AAA Royals) in a series opener in Papillon, Nebraska on Tuesday evening.|
|Isotopes batters were no hit through the first four innings and Brian Barden's
5th inning solo homer gave Albuquerque their first hit as well as broke the 0-0 game.|
|Christian Colon singled home a run in the 6th inning as Omaha tied the
game at 1-1.|
|It did not take long for Albuquerque to regain the lead and add
insurance runs. In the 7th inning, Matt Angle bunt singled, Brian Barden walked and
Nick Buss tripled them both home. Buss came around to score on a throwing error on a pickoff
attempt to make it the final score of 4-1.|
|Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Palmer (W, 3-3) 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 4.26 ERA|
PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:|
Steve Ames: (SV, 6) 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 3.42 ERA
'TOPES NOTES: Tonight's game marks the halfway point of the season and the Isotopes are 40-32, the same record they had at the halfway mark of the season in 2012. The 40 victories is part of a three-way tie for second most victories at the halfway mark in a season in franchise history (42 wins in 2011). . . . Albuquerque is a season-best 8 games above the .500 mark and with Round Rock's victory tonight, the Isotopes remain a half-game back in the division. . . . Brian Barden extended his team season-best hitting streak to 13 games. . . . The Isotopes and Storm Chasers play a doubleheader tomorrow with one of the games making up for a game postponed due to weather on April 17th. Probables in the opener are RHP Matt Magill (0-2, 6.51) for Albuquerque and RHP Brian Sanches (3-1, 4.10). In the nightcap, the Isotopes have yet to name a probable while Omaha is expected to send LHP Everett Teaford (2-2, 2.92) to the bump.
June 17, 2013 - Isotopes (39-32)
Isotopes Park Memphis 002 000 100 -- 3 5 1 Albuquerque 210 001 00x -- 4 8 1 WP: Aaron Laffey (3-3) LP: Carlos Martinez (1-1) SV: Kelvin De La Cruz (3) TIME: 2:54 ATT: 8,248
|Isotopes starter Aaron Laffey allowed three runs and four hits in 6.2 innings
and Albuquerque continued their winning ways with a 4-3
victory over the Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals) to sweep the four-game series and extend Albuquerque's winning streak to
a season-long five games.|
|In the 1st inning, Elian Herrera singled with one out, went to second
base on an error on a pickoff attempt and advanced to third base on a wild pitch. Tony
Gwynn Jr. walked and Nick Buss singled Herrera home. After Matt Angle drew a walk to load
the bases, Brian Barden drew a walk to bring home Gwynn Jr. as Albuquerque quickly led 2-0.|
|The Isotopes made it 3-0 in the 2nd inning. Dee Gordon walked,
stole second base, went to third base on Herrera's single and scored on Gwynn Jr.'s
|Ryan Jackson tripled home a run and scored on Kolten Wong's sacrifice fly
in the 3rd inning as Memphis edged to 3-2.|
|Barden tripled and scored on John Baker's sacrifice fly in the 6th inning
as the Isotopes increased their lead back to two runs at 4-2 and Memphis plated their
final run in the 7th inning on a wild pitch.|
|Isotopes Starter Line: Aaron Laffey (W, 3-3) 6.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 5.84 ERA|
PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:|
'TOPES NOTES: Suspensions have been disclosed for Isotope players resulting from a benches-clearing brawl on Saturday evening. Receiving three-game suspensions were Justin Sellers, Jeremy Moore, Josh Wall, Dee Gordon and Rusty Ryal. Aaron Laffey received a five-game suspension. For the Memphis Redbirds, manager Ron Warner was suspended one game, Jorge Rondon will serve a seven-game suspension and Rob Johnson, Sam Freeman and Maikel Cleto will each serve three-game suspensions. . . . The Isotopes winning streak has moved them to a half-game back of the Round Rock Express (AAA Rangers) in the PCL American Conference Southern Division and are a season-best seven games above the .500 mark. . . . On 50cent Hot Dog Night, 24,041 hots dogs were consumed for a per-fan average of 2.9. . . . The series sweep was Albuquerque's second of the season. 37,556 attended at "The Lab" for a per-game average of 9,389. Tonight's contest marked the final regular season contest at Isotopes Park between the Isotopes and Redbirds and Albuquerque won seven of the eight games. All-time, Albuquerque holds a 55-34 advantage over Memphis at "The Lab". The Isotopes have also won their last six games played against the Redbirds this season. . . . Albuquerque improved to 6-13 in contests decided by one run this season. . . . Brian Barden extended his hitting streak to 12 games, the longest 2013 Isotope hitting streak. . . . Aaron Laffey has turned in three quality starts in a row. . . . Mike Jacobs of the Reno Aces (AAA Diamondbacks) is the PCL Hitter of the Week. Jacob hit .567 (17x30) with 4 homers and 13 RBI during the award week. . . . Chris Heston of the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Giants) is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Heston won a complete game shutout in his only start of the week, allowing 5 hits, walking 2 and fanning 9. . . . The Isotopes head to Papillon, Nebraska (outside Omaha) for a five-games-in-four-days series against the Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA Royals). One of the games is to make up a weather-postponed game from April. Tuesday's opener is a single game and probables are RHP Matt Palmer (2-3, 4.68) for the Isotopes and LHP Chris Dwyer (5-4, 3.36) for the Storm Chasers.
June 16, 2013 - Isotopes (38-32)
Isotopes Park Memphis 210 010 010 -- 5 11 2 Albuquerque 024 200 04x -- 12 18 1 WP: Red Patterson (4-1) LP: Boone Whiting (4-2) HR: MEM Jamie Romak (13) off Patterson (2nd inning, S) ABQ Nick Buss (10) off Marte (8th inning, 2R) TIME: 3:06 ATT: 9,989
|After spotting the Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals) three runs, the
Isotopes plated the next eight unanswered runs to build a solid lead and cruised to
a 12-5 victory over the Redbirds on Father's Day evening at "The Lab". Albuquerque has
won four straight games and are a season-best six games above the .500 mark.|
|Brock Peterson grounded out to drive in a run and Chad Huffman brought
home a run with a sacrifice flyout in the 1st inning and Jamie Romak solo homered in
the 2nd inning as Memphis built a 3-0 lead.|
|The Isotopes got on the scoreboard in their half of the 2nd inning. Justin
Sellers singled and scored on Brian Barden's double. Barden went to third base
on a fielding error on the play and scored on Matt Wallach's fielders choice.|
|The Isotopes took the lead in the 3rd inning. Elian Herrera walked, Nick
Buss bunt singled and an out later, Matt Angle singled home Herrera. Justin Sellers followed
with a triple to plate Buss and Angle before scoring on Barden's single for a 6-3 Isotopes lead.|
|Albuquerque added two more runs in the 4th inning for a 8-3 lead. Dee Gordon led off
with a single, went to second base on Herrera's groundout, made it to third base when Buss reached
on a fielding error and scored on Rusty Ryal's sacrifice flyout. Buss stole second base
before scoring on Angle's triple.|
|Greg Garcia singled home a run in the 5th inning and a run scored when
Oscar Taveras grounded into a double play in the 8th inning as Memphis plated their final
runs of the game and trailed 8-5.|
|The Isotopes plated their final four runs in their half of the 8th inning.
Herrera singled ahead of Buss' two-run homer. Ryal singled, went to second base on a wild pitch
and scored on Sellers' double. Matt Wallach later singled to score Sellers.|
|Isotopes Starter Line: Red Patterson (W, 4-1) 5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 4.38 ERA|
PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:|
Steve Ames: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 3.55 ERA
'TOPES NOTES: C Dashenko Ricardo was transferred from the Isotopes to Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday. Ricardo played in two games with the Isotopes, hitting .000 (0x7) with a walk and four strikeouts. . . . The Isotopes are 6-5 in Father's Day contests, snapping a two-game Father's Day losing streak. At home, the Isotopes are 5-1 on the unofficial holiday. . . . The four game winning streak ties for Albuquerque's longest winning streak of the season. . . . Brian Barden hit safely to extend his hitting streak to 11 games, the most for an Isotope this season and second behind Scott Van Slyke's 15-game hitting streak that begun in the 2012 season and ended in the 2013 season. . . . Isotopes manager Lorenzo Bundy was ejected by Home Plate umpire Adam Schwarz in the 1st inning. . . . The series (and quick four-game homestand) concludes on Monday evening. Probables are LHP Aaron Laffey (2-3, 6.12) for the Isotopes and RHP Carlos Martinez (1-0, 1.56) for the Redbirds.
June 15, 2013 - Isotopes (37-32)
Isotopes Park Memphis 010 150 002 - 10 12 5 Albuquerque 031 400 05x - 13 10 0 WP: Sean White (2-4) LP: Marc Rzepcynski (0-2) SV: Geison Aguasviva (1) HR: MEM Brock Peterson (14) off Rasmussen (2nd inning, S) MEM Brock Peterson (15) off De La Cruz (5th inning, 3R) ABQ Jeremy Moore (3) off Rondon (4th inning, 3R) TIME: 4:09 ATT: 11,090
|In a game that will be memorable due to a rare on-field brawl,
the Isotopes blew a six run lead yet was able to rally for five runs in the 8th inning to
pull out a 13-10 victory over the Memphis
Redbirds (AAA Cardinals) on Saturday evening at "The Lab". Albuquerque has won three
straight games and sits just a half-game out of first place in the American Conference
|After Memphis' Brock Peterson solo homered in the 2nd inning, Albuquerque took
the lead in their half of the frame. Jeremy Moore walked, Justin Sellers singled and Nick Buss
singled to drive in Moore. Dee Gordon followed later in the inning with a single that drove
in Sellers and Buss for a 3-1 'Topes lead.|
|Albuquerque added a run in the 3rd inning when Moore was hit by a pitch,
Buss walked, both executed a double steal and Matt Wallach drove in a run with a fielder's choice.|
|Jamie Romak drove in a run for Memphis in the top of the 4th inning before
the Isotopes offense exploded for four runs in the bottom of the 4th inning to lead 8-2. Elian
Herrera and Tony Gwynn Jr. walked and Brian Barden singled to drive in Herrera. Moore followed
with a three-run homer. The next batter Sellers was thrown at, resulting in the benches
and bullpens emptying, an on-field brawl, and eleven players and managers ejected including Memphis'
P Jorge Rondon, MGR Ron Warner, P Mitchell Boggs, P Maikel Cleto and C Rob Johnson and
Albuquerque's MGR Lorenzo Bundy, LF Jeremy Moore, 2B Dee Gordon, SS Justin Sellers,
P Aaron Laffey and IF Rusty Ryal.|
|Shortly after order restored, the Redbirds went on a five-run tear in the 5th inning to almost eliminate
the Isotope lead. Kolten Wong drew a bases-load walk to bring in a run, Oscar Taveras had a
run-scoring sacrifice fly, and Peterson had his second homer of the game, a three-run shot.|
|Taveras had a RBI single in the 6th inning as Memphis completed a
six-run comeback to knot the game at 8-8.|
|Albuquerque snapped the tie in the bottom of the 8th inning thanks in
part to four Memphis errors. Buss
walked, advanced to third base on Wallach's single and a fielding error on the play, and
Isotopes reliever Sean White bunt-singled to load the bags with no outs. After Elevys
Gonzalez struck out, Herrera drew a bases-loaded walk to bring home Buss with
the go-ahead run. Gwynn Jr. reached on a fielder's choice with Memphis reliever
Marc Rzepcynski committing a throwing error trying to get Wallach forced out at home plate.
The error made Wallach safe for another run scored. White scored on another Memphis error
and Herrera and Gwynn Jr. scored when Memphis unsuccessfully tried to turn a double play of
Matt Angle's grounder with a throwing error on the attempt.|
|Memphis did not go quietly into the night, plating a run on Travis
Tartamella's single and a run on Chad Huffman's double in the 9th inning.|
|Isotopes Starter Line: Rob Rasmussen 4 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 10.24 ERA|
PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:|
Rob Rasmussen: 4 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 HR 10.24 ERA
'TOPES NOTES: The Dodgers addressed organizational catching depth by claiming C John Baker off waivers and optioned him to Albuquerque. Baker was designated for assignment by the Padres on June 10th. In 16 games with the Padres, Baker hit .150 (6x40) with no homers and 2 RBI. Baker was playing with Triple-A Tucson (.231, 0 HR, 1 RBI in 4 games) at the time he was designated for assignment. Baker will be unique among Isotope players - he will be the seventh Isotope player to play for the Isotopes as both a Marlins and a Dodgers affiliate, having played in Albuquerque in 2007 and 2008. . . . Albuquerque has been playing marathons at home this month. On June 1st, the Isotopes set a franchise record for the longest 9-inning game with a 4 hour, 7 minute game against the Oklahoma City Redhawks and tonight they broke that mark with a 4 hour, 9 minute game against the Redbirds. . . . The brawl caused a 25 minute game delay. . . . Albuquerque has won their last four games against the Redbirds - two in a row at Autozone Park during the last visit in May and then the first two games of this series. . . . Isotope batters drew a franchise record 14 walks in the game. The previous mark was 12 walks in a game at Colorado Springs in August 2004. . . . Albuquerque set season bests in most games over the .500 mark (5), largest lead blown in a game (6 runs), most Isotope players used in a game (17), and most walks issued to an opponent (11 walks). . . . The Isotopes tied season-bests in most runs scored in a home game (13), and most combined runs in a game (23). . . . Brian Barden hit safely to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. He becomes the fourth Isotope with a 10+ game hitting streak this season. . . . Jeremy Moore has homered in each of his last two contests. . . . Memphis' Brock Peterson has a pair of multi-homer games against the Isotopes this season - once in Memphis and once tonight at Isotopes Park. . . . The postgame fireworks show was cancelled due to high winds. . . . The series continues Sunday evening. Probables are RHP Red Patterson (3-1, 4.09) for the Isotopes and a pitcher to be named for Memphis.
June 14, 2013 - Isotopes (36-32)
Isotopes Park Memphis 000 002 000 -- 2 2 1 Albuquerque 202 120 00x -- 7 12 0 WP: Matt Magill (2-0) LP: Scott McGregor (1-4) HR: MEM Brock Peterson (13) off Magill (6th inning, 2R) ABQ Nick Buss (9) off Fornataro (5th inning, 2R) TIME: 2:56 ATT: 8,229
|Dodgers rehabilitating lefty Chris Capuano tossed four scoreless innings
and Nick Buss homered and drove in three runs as the Isotopes defeated the
Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals) 7-2 in the series opener at "The Lab"
on Friday evening. Albuquerque has put together a two-game streak for the first time
since late May.|
In the 1st inning, Redbirds starter Scott McGregor walked the bases loaded and Justin Sellers delivered a two-run single up the middle to plate Elian Herrera and Rusty Ryal for a 2-0 'Topes lead.
In the 3rd inning, Tony Gwynn Jr. singled and scored on Ryal's double. Two outs later, Nick Buss singled Ryal home.
Dee Gordon did what he does best in the 4th inning for Albuquerque's fifth run of the game. Gordon singled, stole second, went to third on Herrera's groundout and scored on Gwynn Jr.'s single.
Sellers was hit by a pitch and scored on Buss' two-run homer in the 5th inning for Albuquerque's final runs of the game and a 7-0 lead.
Brock Peterson's two-run homer in the 6th inning provided the only Memphis runs of the game.
|Isotopes Starter Line: Chris Capuano 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 1.93 ERA|
PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:|
Matt Magill: (W, 2-0) 5 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 2.40 ERA
Rehab Report |
Chris Capuano: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 1.93 ERA
Capuano made his first start of a new rehabilitation assignment with the Isotopes. He retired the first five batters he faced, gave up a walk, retired the next four batters to have three no-hit innings, then gave up his only hit of the night in the 4th inning.
At the plate, Capuano bunted to ground out in both the 2nd and 3rd innings.
Capuano uncorked one wild pitch, tossed 58 pitches with 36 of them strikes, and induced four groundouts and three flyouts.
'TOPES NOTES: In Isotopes transactions today, the Dodgers assigned P Chris Capuano to Albuquerque on a rehabilitation assignment as he continues his recovery from a left shoulder latissimus strain injury. IF Ozzie Martinez was transferred from Albuquerque to Class-AA Chattanooga since Justin Sellers reported to the Isotopes after his recent option from the Dodgers. The Dodgers activated former-Isotope C A.J. Ellis from the Disabled List and Tim Federowicz won't be returning for another Isotopes stint with this transaction as the Dodgers instead decided to designate C Ramon Hernandez for assignment. . . . Chris Capuano and Matt Magill in a relief role combined to hold the Redbirds to just two hits in the game. . . . The two hits tied a team season-best for fewest hits given up the pitching staff in a game and it was the fewest hits the Isotopes have allowed in a home game in at least two seasons. . . . Albuquerque has tied their best high water mark of the season - four games above the .500 mark. . . . Tony Gwynn Jr. had a four hit game, his second one of the season and second one in his last three games. . . . The series continues on Saturday evening. Probables are LHP Rob Rasmussen (0-1, 7.94) for the Isotopes and RHP Maikel Cleto (2-3, 5.72) for the Redbirds.
June 13, 2013 - Isotopes (35-32)
Dell Diamond Albuquerque 101 200 000 05 -- 9 9 2 Round Rock 010 101 010 00 -- 4 7 3 WP: Steven Ames (2-2) LP: Lisalverto Bonilla (4-5) HR: ABQ Matt Wallach (4) off Meek (4th inning, S) ABQ Jeremy Moore (2) off Bonilla (11th inning, 2R) RR Mike Olt (4) off Palmer (4th inning, S) RR Joey Butler (7) off Palmer (6th inning, S) TIME: 4:13 ATT: 8,492
|In a four hour, 13 minute game -- Albuquerque's longest time-wise game
of the season -- Tony Gwynn Jr. doubled home two go-ahead runs in the 11th inning and the
Isotopes eventually plated five runs in the frame to secure a 9-4 extra innings victory over
the Round Rock Express (AAA Rangers) in the series finale in Round Rock on Thursday evening.
In the 1st inning, Dee Gordon drew a game-leading walk, stole second base, advanced to third base on Elian Herrera's groundout and scored on an error during Gwynn Jr.'s fielders choice.
The Express plated a run in the 2nd inning to tie the game and Albuquerque regained the lead in the 3rd inning. Herrera singled, Matt Angle was hit by a pitch and Jeremy Moore walked to load the bags with two outs. A throwing error on a pickoff attempt allowed Herrera to score.
The Isotopes extended the lead in the 4th inning. Matt Wallach solo homered and in his Isotopes debut game, Elevys Gonzalez walked, stole second base and scored on Herrera's single to extend the lead to 4-1.
Mike Olt solo homered in the 4th inning and Joey Butler solo homered in the 6th inning as Round Rock edged closer at 4-3 and in the 8th inning, Yangervis Solarte's sacrifice fly brought home the game tying run.
|The Express stranded the game-winning run at third base in both the 9th inning
and 10th inning and Albuquerque snapped the 4-4 deadlocked game with their big 11th inning rally.
Wallach walked and Gonzalez safely reached on a sacrifice bunt due to an
error. Gordon executed a successful sacrifice bunt to move both runners into scoring position and after
Herrera was intentionally walked to load the bases, Gwynn Jr. doubled down the right field line to drive in
Wallach and Gonzalez. A wild pitch brought home Herrera and an out later, Moore
|Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Palmer 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 HR, 4.68 ERA|
PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:|
Steve Ames: (W, 2-2) 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 3.86 ERA
Josh Wall: (BS, 1) 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 2.70 ERA
'TOPES NOTES: The Isotopes continued their June trend of altering wins and losses and have not been able to put together a two-game win or loss streak this month. . . . Albuquerque is 3-2 in extra inning contests this season. . . . Through 24 divisional games played, the Isotopes are an even-steven 12-12. . . . The Isotopes and Express split the series 2-2 and 31,078 attended the four games for a per-game average of 7,770. Tonight's game marked the final game between the two clubs at Dell Diamond in 2013. Each team won four of the eight Dell Diamond played games this season and all-time, Round Rock has a 43-29 advantage on their home field. The Express will play eight games in Albuquerque before the end of the season to complete the 16-game season series. . . . The 11 innings tied for Albuquerque's longest extra-inning contest of the season. . . . Albuquerque has scored the game-winning run in their last at-bat six times this season. . . . Brian Barden had a single to extend his hitting streak to 9 games. . . . Matt Wallach has homered in each of his last two games played. . . . The Isotopes are home for a quick four-game homestand featuring two fireworks shows and all night games so fans can enjoy Isotopes baseball and beat the heat. Dodgers LHP Chris Capuano (0-0, 3.38) is expected to be sent to Albuquerque to make a rehabilitation start, according to various media reports. The Dodgers and Isotopes have yet to confirm the reports or submit any official transactions to league offices. If all is true, Capuano will be making his first start of a rehabilitation assignment and second rehabilitation start overall this season for Albuquerque since he was with the Isotopes on a different rehabilitation assignment earlier in the season. The Memphis Redbirds (AAA Cardinals) are expected to counter with RHP Scott McGregor (1-3, 6.95).
June 12, 2013 - Isotopes (34-32)
Dell Diamond Albuquerque 010 000 001 -- 2 13 1 Round Rock 021 000 10x -- 4 10 2 WP: Martin Perez (4-1) LP: Aaron Laffey (2-3) SV: Cory Burns (15) TIME: 2:58 ATT: 6,865
|Round Rock Express (AAA Rangers) lefty starter Martin Perez held the Isotopes
to an unearned run in his 6 innings of work and Isotope batters struck out a season-worst 15
times in a 4-2 loss to Round Rock on Wednesday evening.|
|Albuquerque had their only lead of the game in the 2nd inning. Ozzie
Martinez singled with two outs, went to second base on a wild pitch and scored when
Dashenko Ricardo reached on a fielding error.|
|Eli Whiteside and Engel Beltre each drew bases-loaded walks in the home
half of the 2nd inning to give the Express a 2-1 lead.|
|Mike Olt sacrifice flied out in the 3rd inning and then doubled
home a run in the 7th inning as the Express built the lead to 4-1.|
|Albuquerque plated their final run in the 9th inning when Dee Gordon singled,
went to second base on Elian Herrera's single and scored on pinch-hitter Nick Buss'
|Isotopes Starter Line: Aaron Laffey (L, 2-3) 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 6.12 ERA|
PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:|
'TOPES NOTES: Six straight Isotope batters struck out from the second out in the 7th inning thru the first out in the 9th inning. That strikeout streak tied a franchise worst record. . . . Tony Gwynn Jr. had a four-hit game, his first four-hit game of the season. . . . The Isotopes have outhit the Express every game this series, yet only have one win in the three games to show for it. . . . Brian Barden singled to extend his hitting streak to 8 games. . . . The Dell Diamond portion of the season series concludes on Thursday evening. With the unusual trend of alternating wins and losses in every game in June, the Isotopes should end up the series with a win and a split. Probables are RHP Matt Palmer (2-3, 4.60) for the Isotopes and RHP Evan Meek (0-3, 4.91) for the Express.
June 11, 2013 - Isotopes (34-31)
Dell Diamond Albuquerque 100 100 400 -- 6 14 1 Round Rock 000 000 000 -- 0 4 0 WP: Blake Johnson (6-3) LP: Brad Mills (6-1) HR: ABQ Matt Wallach (3) off Mills (4th inning, S) TIME: 2:51 ATT: 7,825
|Blake Johnson, Kelvin De La Cruz and Steven Ames combined on Albuquerque's
second shutout of the season in a 6-0 victory over the Round Rock Express (AAA Rangers) in
Round Rock on Tuesday evening.|
The Isotopes were off and running in the 1st inning. Elian Herrera singled with one out, went to second base on a balk, advanced to third base on Tony Gwynn Jr.'s single and scored on Rusty Ryal's fielder's choice.
Matt Wallach added a solo homer in the 4th inning and in the 7th inning, the Isotopes plated their final four runs. Herrera led off the 7th inning getting plunked by a pitch and scored on Gwynn Jr.'s double. Ryal singled ahead of Matt Angle's double that scored Gwynn Jr. Brian Barden followed with a two-run single to drive in Ryal and Angle.
|Isotopes Starter Line: Blake Johnson (W, 6-3) 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 3.10 ERA|
PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:|
Steve Ames: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 4.03 ERA
'TOPES NOTES: The Dodgers did quite a bit of work on the Isotopes roster Tuesday. The Dodgers started off things by placing Scott Van Slyke on the major-league Disabled List with left shoulder bursitis. P Chris Withrow and OF Alex Castellanos were both recalled to the Dodgers and IF Justin Sellers was optioned to the Isotopes from the Dodgers. In one final Isotope transaction for the day, IF Ozzie Martinez was assigned to Albuquerque from Class-AA Chattanooga. Sellers struck out in one pinch-hit at-bat in his only Dodgers appearance on this just-completed Los Angeles/Albuquerque shuttle. Withrow made 22 relief appearances with the Isotopes, going 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA. Before heading to the Dodgers for the first time this season, Castellanos appeared in 43 games with the Isotopes and hit .270 with 9 homers and 28 RBI. Finally, Martinez started his season with Albuquerque before being sent to Class-AA Chattanooga. With the Lookouts, Martinez appeared in 19 games and hit .271 with 1 homer and 4 RBI. . . . The Dodger Pride winners for the month of May were announced. At the Triple-A level, P Blake Johnson was the Pitcher. Johnson went 3-2 during May with a 1.96 ERA with 32 batters fanned in six starts. The hitter was Elian Herrera, who hit .363 for the month with 3 homers and 10 RBI. P Rob Rasmussen, just promoted to the Isotopes, was the Dodger Pride winner for the Double-A pitcher category. Rasmussen with Class-AA Chattanooga in May had a 2-1 record with a 1.97 ERA and hurled a 13 consecutive inning streak without having allowed an earned run from May 15-31st. . . . Blake Johnson was the starting pitcher in both of Albuquerque's combined shutouts this season and he earned his sixth victory tonight, tops on the team. Johnson has currently tossed 10 consecutive innings without having allowed an earned run and he was one inning short of qualifying for a quality start, ending his consecutive quality start streak of five. . . . Brian Barden's 7th inning two-run single extended his hitting streak to 7 games. . . . The annual Isotopes baseball card team set giveaway night has been rescheduled. Originally scheduled for June 24th, the new promotion night is July 8th with sets being given away to the first 3,000 fans. . . . The Isotopes hope to defeat the Express Wednesday night to put together their first two-game winning streak since wins on May 30th and 31st. Probables are LHP Aaron Laffey (2-2, 6.38) for the Isotopes and LHP Martin Perez (3-1, 2.63) for the E-train.
June 10, 2013 - Isotopes (33-31)
Dell Diamond Albuquerque 002 000 000 -- 2 8 0 Round Rock 010 202 00x -- 5 6 1 WP: Ryan Feierabend (4-1) LP: Rob Rasmussen (0-1) HR: ABQ Elian Herrera (5) off Feierabend (3rd inning, 2R) RR Mike Olt (3) off Rasmussen (2nd inning, S) RR Jim Adduci (7) off Rasmussen (6th inning, S) TIME: 2:28 ATT: 7,896
|Isotopes starter Rob Rasmussen made his Isotopes debut and gave up
all five runs to the Round Rock Express (AAA Rangers) as the Isotopes dropped the
series opener 5-2 in Round Rock on Monday evening.|
|Mike Olt solo homered for the Express in the 2nd inning and
Albuquerque took their only lead of the game in the 3rd inning. Dee Gordon ground-rule
doubled, went to third base on an error during a pickoff attempt and scored on Elian
Herrera's two-run homer.|
|The Express tied the game in the 4th inning on a run-scoring wild pitch and Jared Hoying
sacrifice flied out later in the frame to give the Express a 3-2 lead.|
|Round Rock added insurance runs in the 6th inning, both charged to Rasmussen. Jim
Adduci solo homered, Hoying tripled and after Jose Dominguez relieved Rasmussen, Greg Miclat
doubled home Hoying.|
|Isotopes Starter Line: Rob Rasmussen (L, 0-1) 5.2 IP, 5H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 2 HR, 7.94 ERA|
PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:|
Rob Rasmussen: (L, 0-1) 5.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 2 HR, 7.94 ERA
Josh Wall: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 2.50 ERA
'TOPES NOTES: The Dodgers recalled IF Justin Sellers and optioned P Matt Magill to the Isotopes. IF Elevys Gonzalez was added to the Isotopes roster from rookie-level Ogden. . . . Express starter Ryan Feierabend tossed a complete game. . . . A fireballing reliever, Jose Dominguez, made his Isotopes debut tonight and went 1.1 innings, allowing a hit, no runs, walked 2 and struck out 2. Most of his pitches seemed to be between 97 and 99 MPH on the Dell Diamond radar gun. . . . Luke Montz of the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Athletics) is the PCL Hitter of the Week. Montz hit .421 (8x19) with 3 homers and 13 RBI during the award week. . . . Carlos Torres of the Las Vegas 51s (AAA Mets) is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Torres won both of his starts for the week and compiled a 0.50 ERA (1 eaqrned run in 18 innings pitched). Torres allowed 5 hits, 2 walks and fanned 15. . . . The Isotopes and Express continue their series Tuesday evening. Probables are RHP Blake Johnson (5-3, 3.33) for the Isotopes and LHP Brad Mills (6-0, 2.87) for the E-train.
June 9, 2013 - Isotopes (33-30)
Zephyr Field Albuquerque 000 160 000 -- 7 12 0 New Orleans 000 000 103 -- 4 7 1 WP: Red Patterson (3-1) LP: Matt Neil (1-2) HR: ABQ Matt Angle (6) of Neil (5th inning, 3R) NRL Kyle Skipworth (1) off Ortega (9th inning 3R) NRL Jordan Brown (2) off Ortega (7th inning, S) TIME: 2:53 ATT: 5,035
|Red Patterson made another spot start and was marvelous, tossing six scoreless
innings while allowing just one hit, and Matt Angle homered and drove in three runs as the
Isotopes concluded their series with a 7-4 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs (AAA Marlins)
on Sunday afternoon in Metarie, Louisiana.|
|In the 4th inning, Angle singled, stole second base and scored on Justin
Sellers' double for the first run of the game.|
|The Isotopes got what proved to be very important runs in the 5th inning. Nick Buss
singled, Elian Herrera laid down a sacrifice bunt and reached safely on a throwing error on the play
and Angle followed with a three-run homer. Rusty Ryal singled, Jeremy Moore doubled and Sellers
singled them both home before scoring on Brian Barden's double for a 7-0 lead.|
|Jordan Brown solo homered in the 7th inning and Kyle Skipworth three-run homered
in the 9th inning for the only Zephyrs runs of the game.|
|Isotopes Starter Line: Red Patterson (W, 3-1) 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 0 HR, 4.19 ERA|
PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:|
'TOPES NOTES: The Dodgers made the rumors from Saturday official on Sunday, recalling P Matt Magill to make the start Sunday against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium and placing P Ted Lilly on the major-league Disabled List with a neck strain. Isotopes C J.R. Towles went on the Disabled List with a sprained left thumb and C Dashenko Ricardo was transferred to Albuquerque from Rookie-level Ogden. . . . The Isotopes and Zephyrs split the series 2-2 and 23,847 attended the four game series at Zephyr Field for a per-game average of 5,962. . . . Justin Sellers had a four-hit game, his team-leading third of the season. . . . Red Patterson struck out 9 batters in the starting assignment, the most in a game for a starter this season and he also had his first quality start of the season. . . . The Isotopes start a four game series in Round Rock, Texas against the Round Rock Express (AAA Rangers) starting Monday evening. Probables in the opener are LHP Rob Rasmussen (No Record) for the Isotopes and a pitcher to be named for the Express. Rasmussen will be making his Triple-A debut.
June 8, 2013 - Isotopes (32-30)
Zephyr Field Albuquerque 100 000 100 -- 2 8 1 New Orleans 000 002 01x -- 3 5 1 WP: Jonathan Albaladejo (2-2) LP: Geison Aguasviva (3-3) SV: Chris Hatcher (19) HR: NRL Bryan Petersen (4) off Palmer (6th inning, 2R) TIME: 3:13 ATT: 6,768
|An Isotope error led to the New Orleans Zephyrs (AAA Marlins)
plating the game winning run in the 8th inning in Albuquerque's 3-2 loss to
New Orleans on Saturday night in Metarie, Louisiana.|
|It did not take long for the Isotopes to take a 1-0 lead.
Dee Gordon led off the game with a single, went to second base on Justin Sellers'
single, advanced to third base on Tony Gwynn Jr.'s groundout and scored on Alex
|The Zephyrs took a 2-1 lead in the 6th inning when Bryan
Petersen two-run homered and the Isotopes knotted the game at 2-2 in the 7th
inning. Brian Barden doubled, went to third base on J.R. Towles' sacrifice bunt
and scored on Sellers' sacrifice fly.|
|In the 8th inning that decided the game, New Orleans'
Jordan Brown drew a one out walk and Jake Smolinski doubled. A fielding error
by Isotopes left fielder Gwynn Jr. on the play allowed Brown to score the
|Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Palmer 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 Er, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 Hr, 4.60 ERA|
PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:|
Steve Ames: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 4.22 ERA
Alex Castellanos: 0x3 (.270), 1 RBI (28), 1 BB
'TOPES NOTES: In the lone Isotopes transaction Saturday, P Jose Dominguez was transferred from Class-AA Chattanooga to Albuquerque. Dominguez made 14 relief appearances for Chattanooga in 2013, going 1-0 with 5 saves and a 2.60 ERA. The unofficial transaction -- in that the Dodgers have not made it official -- is that P Matt Magill has been recalled by the Dodgers. It has been reported Dodgers P Ted Lilly will miss his start Sunday and go on the major-league Disabled List and another clue to the transaction is the Isotopes probable starter for Sunday was Magill but it was changed to Red Patterson. The transaction will be reported here tomorrow if the Dodgers make it official. . . . Dee Gordon made his first start at Second Base in the game as part of the Dodgers wanting to try to make him more position-versatile. . . . The Isotopes have lost two games in this series by one run and are now 5-13 in games decided by one run this season. . . . The series concludes Sunday afternoon. Probables are RHP Red Patterson (2-1, 4.86) for the Isotopes and RHP Matt Neil (1-1, 6.87) for the Zephyrs.
June 7, 2013 - Isotopes (32-29)
Zephyr Field Albuquerque 100 110 010 -- 4 7 1 New Orleans 000 100 000 -- 1 3 0 WP: Aaron Laffey (2-2) LP: Brian Flynn (2-5) SV: Josh Wall (3) HR: ABQ Alex Castellanos (9) off Flynn (4th inning, S) ABQ J.R. Towles (6) off Flynn (5th inning, S) ABQ Tony Gwynn Jr. (2) off Leverton (8th inning, S) TIME: 2:36 ATT: 7,923
|In a game televised by Cox Sports Television regional sports network in
Louisiana, Isotopes starter Aaron Laffey was spectacular, allowing just one run that shouldn't have
been in 7 innings and a trio of Isotopes homered in Albuquerque's 4-1 victory over the New
Orleans Zephyrs (AAA Marlins) on Friday evening in Metarie, Louisiana.|
Dee Gordon exerted more effort than he had to in getting the Isotopes' first run of the game. Gordon led off the game being hit by a pitch, stole second base, went to third base on Elian Herrera's sacrifice bunt and then scored easily on Tony Gwynn Jr.'s triple.
Alex Castellanos deposited a pitch over the left field wall in the 4th inning to extend the Isotopes' lead to 2-0.
The Zephyrs scored their only run of the contest in the home half of the 4th inning. Koyie Hill doubled on a fly ball that Isotopes left fielder Alex Castellanos either lost off the bat or lost in the lights. Hill went to third base on Bryan Petersen's groundout and scored on former-Isotope Nick Green's fielder's choice.
J.R. Towles solo homered to left field in the 5th inning and in the 8th inning, Tony Gwynn Jr. homered to right field with the ball making a "splash landing" in the swimming pool located just behind the right field fence at Zephyr Field.
|Isotopes Starter Line: Aaron Laffey (W, 2-2) 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 6.38 ERA|
PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:|
Josh Wall: (SV, 3) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 Bb, 2 K, 0 HR, 2.65 ERA
Chris Withrow: (H, 5) 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 1.93 ERA
Alex Castellanos: 1x4 (.276), 1 R, 1 HR (9), 1 RBI (27), 1 K
'TOPES NOTES: P Javy Guerra was placed on the Isotopes Disabled List on Friday with a right elbow strain and P Rob Rasmussen was transferred to Albuquerque from Class-AA Chattanooga. Rasmussen was a player the Dodgers acquired in an offseason trade with the Houston Astros that sent Isotope fan favorite P John Ely to Houston. Rasmussen appeared in 12 games (11 starts) with Chattanooga and went 3-3 with a 2.42 ERA. In 63.1 innings, Rasmussen allowed 48 hits, 18 runs (17 earned), gave up 3 homers, walked 20 and fanned 60. . . . The series continues Saturday evening. Probables are RHP Matt Palmer (2-3, 4.73) for the Isotopes and LHP Duane Below (2-2, 3.12) for the Zephyrs.
June 6, 2013 - Isotopes (31-29)
Zephyr Field Albuquerque 002 000 000 -- 2 7 0 New Orleans 200 000 01x -- 3 8 1 WP: Jonathan Albaladejo (1-2) LP: Javy Guerra (0-3) SV: Chris Hatcher (18) HR: NRL Bryan Petersen (3) off Guerra (8th inning, S) TIME: 2:33 ATT: 4,121
|The New Orleans Zephyrs (AAA Marlins) plated the game-winning run on
a homer in the 8th inning as they nipped the Isotopes 3-2 in the series opener on Thursday
evening in Metarie, Lousiana. |
|Petersen doubled home two runs in the 1st inning as the Zephyrs led 2-0 and
the Isotopes tied the game in the 3rd inning. Dee Gordon bunt singled with one out,
Elian Herrera reached on an error and Matt Angle singled them both home.|
|The game remained knotted at 2-2 until Petersen led off
the New Orleans half of the 8th inning with a solo homer for the eventual game-winner.|
|Isotopes Starter Line: Blake Johnson 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR, 3.33 ERA|
PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:|
Alex Castellanos: 1x4 (.276), 3 K
'TOPES NOTES: There was one Isotope transaction on Thursday -- P Matt Shelton was transferred from the Isotopes to Extended Spring Training. . . . The Isotopes bad luck in one run games continued as tonight's loss makes Albuquerque 5-12 in games decided by one run and Albuquerque has eight losses in which their opponents scored the game-winning runs in their last at-bats. . . . Blake Johnson allowed two 1st inning runs, ending a 10 consecutive scoreless innings streak. Johnson's streak ties Angel Castro's recently concluded 10 inning scoreless inning streak for the longest on the club for a starter this season. . . . Albuquerque has lost their last three games played at Zephyr Field, dating back to the 2012 season. . . . Rusty Ryal singled to extend his hitting streak to 6 games, while Elian Herrera went hitless in three at-bats to snap a 6-game hitting streak. . . . The series continues Friday evening with the game televised on the Cox Sports Louisiana regional sports network. Probables are LHP Aaron Laffey (1-2, 7.58) for the Isotopes and LHP Brian Flynn (2-4, 4.04) for the Zephyrs.
June 4, 2013 - Isotopes (31-28)
Isotopes Park Oklahoma City 000 011 000 -- 2 11 3 Albuquerque 010 215 10x -- 10 9 0 WP: Anthony Ortega (3-3) LP: Philip Humber (0-1) HR: ABQ Matt Angle (4) off Humber (2nd inning, S) ABQ Matt Angle (5) off Cruz (7th inning, S) TIME: 3:07 ATT: 4,585
|Matt Angle had two solo homers and the Isotopes plated nine runs in the 4th though 7th innings to turn
a close game into a comfortable 10-2 victory over the divison-leading Oklahoma City
Redhawks (AAA Astros) on Tuesday afternoon. The Redhawks leave town with a two game lead
over the Isotopes.|
Matt Angle solo homered in the 2nd inning as Albuquerque took a 1-0 lead.
The Isotopes extended the lead to 3-0 in the 4th inning with some two-out magic. Rusty Ryal doubled, Angle walked and Brian Barden doubled home Ryal while Angle scored on a throwing error on the play.
Brandon Laird doubled home a run for Oklahoma City in the 5th inning and the Isotopes matched that run in the bottom of the frame when Elian Herrera tripled and later scored when Nick Buss reached on an error.
Cody Clark singled home a run in the top of the 6th inning as the Redhawks closed to two runs down at 4-2 and Albuquerque put the game away with a five-run bottom of the 6th inning. Angle walked, Barden was hit by a pitch and after J.R. Towles struck out, Dee Gordon tripled Angle and Barden home. Herrera sacrifice flied out to drive in Gordon, Tony Gwynn Jr. singled and Alex Castellanos reached on a two-base fielding error. Buss followed with a ground rule double to bring Gwynn Jr. and Castellanos home for a 9-2 lead.
|Angle hit his second solo homer of the game in the 7th inning to close out
the scoring in the contest.|
|Isotopes Starter Line: Red Patterson 4.2 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 4.86 ERA|
PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:|
Steve Ames: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 4.35 ERA
Chris Withrow: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 2.01 ERA
Alex Castellanos: 0x4 (.277), 1 R, 1 K
'TOPES NOTES: There were a few Isotope transactions on Tuesday. P Red Patterson was transferred from Rookie-level Ogden to Albuquerque to make the start in today's game. P Angel Castro was placed on the Disabled List after straining his left oblique in last night's game and P Matt Shelton was transferred to Albuquerque from Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. It was also thought the Dodgers would be optioning P Stephen Fife to Albuquerque when IF Hanley Ramirez was activated from the Disabled List, but the Dodgers placed P Chris Capuano on the Disabled List instead of optioning Fife, who had started in place of Capuano Monday. . . . The Isotopes and Redhawks split the four-game series 2-2. 30,114 attended at Isotopes Park for a per-game average of 7,529. The series marked the final game between the Isotopes and Redhawks at Isotopes Park in 2013 and each club won four games. All-time, the Isotopes have a 49-39 record in games against the Redhawks at Isotopes Park. The Isotopes play three games in July and five games in August, both in Oklahoma City, in order to complete the 16-game season series. . . . Matt Angle scored four runs in the game, tying an Isotope franchise record and Angle became the fourth different Isotope this season to have a multi-homer game. . . . The Isotopes and the rest of the PCL have Wednesday off. On Thursday, Albuquerque begins an eight-game roadtrip starting with four games in Metarie, Louisiana against the New Orleans Zephyrs (AAA Marlins). Probables in the opener are RHP Blake Johnson (5-3, 3.36) for the Isotopes and RHP Doug Mathis (2-4, 2.81) for the Zephyrs.
June 3, 2013 - Isotopes (30-28)
Isotopes Park Oklahoma City 200 202 101 -- 8 14 0 Albuquerque 100 030 000 -- 4 7 1 WP: Eric Berger (2-1) LP: Kelvin De La Cruz (0-1) TIME: 3:59 ATT: 7,971
|The Isotopes tied up the game in the 5th inning before the division-leading
Oklahoma City Redhawks (AAA Astros) plated four unanswered runs in the rest of the game to take a 8-4 victory over
|The Redhawks plated two runs in the 1st inning. With one out, Jake Elmore,
Brett Wallace and Brandon Laird had consecutive singles with Elmore scoring. Fernando Martinez
then reached on a fielder's choice with Wallace scoring. |
|The Isotopes got on the scoreboard in the home half of the 1st inning. Elian
Herrera bunt singled and went to second base on a passed ball. After Tony Gwynn Jr. walked and
Alex Castellanos was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Herrera scored on a wild pitch.|
|Jonathan Villar bunt singled to drive in a run and Robbie Grossman reached
on a fielder's choice with a run scoring in the 4th inning as the Redhawks led 4-1.|
|The Isotopes tied the game at 4-4 with a 5th inning rally. Herrera and
Gwynn Jr. walked, Castellanos was hit by another pitch to load the bases and Nick Buss
grounded out to score Herrera. Sellers walked to reload the bags and Jeremy Moore drew a walk
to plate Gwynn Jr. Rusty Ryal followed with a sacrifice fly to drive in Castellanos.|
|Martinez singled home two runs as the Redhawks quickly regained the lead
in the 6th inning, Elmore drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the 7th inning and Grossman
sacrifice flied out in the 9th inning to drive in yet another run as the Redhawks built
their lead to 8-4..|
|Isotopes Starter Line: Angel Castro 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 3.45 ERA|
PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:|
Josh Wall: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 2.81 ERA
Alex Castellanos: 0x1 (.285), 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 HBP
'TOPES NOTES: For the second day in a row, an Isotopes pitcher was recalled by the Dodgers to make a spot start. Yesterday it was Matt Magill and today Stephen Fife was recalled by the Dodgers to make a spot start in place of Chris Capuano. Fife picked up the win in the Dodgers' 2-1 victory and allowed 1 run and 5 hits in 5 1/3 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. . . . The Isotopes welcomed the franchise's 6 milionth fan just after the gates opened. The lucky fan was Rose Rodriguez who entered the park through the First Base entry gate. Rodriguez won a prize package that included $600 worth of airline tickets anywhere she would like to fly, a bouquet of balloons, a special customized "6-Millionth Fan" Isotopes jersey, and she was honored on the field before the game. It took 695 calendar days to draw the million fans since the 5-Millionth fan came through the Isotopes Park turnstiles, the most days it's taken the Isotopes to draw a million fans. The shortest million fan draw was 482 calendar days for the 1-Millionth fan milestone. . . . Isotope starter Angel Castro left the game in the 2nd inning due to injury. The 1st inning runs he gave up ended his consecutive scoreless inning streak at 10 innings, a team season-high. Castro's streak of four straight games with a quality start ended because of his short outing. . . . Redhawks shortstop Jonathan Villar was ejected by First BAse umpire Jordan Ferrell in the 8th inning. . . . Kole Calhoun of the Salt Lake Bees (AAA Angels) is the PCL Hitter of the Week. Calhoun hit .407 (11x27) for the week with 2 homers and 9 RBI. . . . Robbie Erlin of the Tucson Padres (AAA Padres) is the PCL Pitcher of the Week. Erlin won his only start of the week and did not allow a run in 7 innings pitched while allowing 2 hits, 3 walks and he fanned 11 batters. . . . The series concludes on Tuesday afternoon with a probable yet to be named for the Isotopes and RHP Philip Humber (0-0, 6.14) for the Redhawks.
June 2, 2013 - Isotopes (30-27)
Isotopes Park Oklahoma City 200 000 000 -- 2 7 0 Albuquerque 101 002 00x -- 4 8 0 WP: Matt Palmer (2-3) LP: Ross Seaton (2-5) SV: Javy Guerra (1) HR: OKC Brandon Laird (5) off Palmer (1st inning, 2R) ABQ Jeremy Moore (1) off Seaton (6th inning, 2R) TIME: 2:39 ATT: 7,135
|Tonight's game was almost deja vu of last night's heartbreaking contest. The
game was tied going into the 6th inning and Jeremy Moore knocked in the go-ahead runs
in the 6th inning. Unlike last night, however, the Isotopes bullpen did not implode in the
9th inning and Albuquerque was able to come away with a 4-2 victory over the Oklahoma City
Redhawks (AAA Astros) to close to two games back of the division-leading Redhawks.|
Brandon Laird two-run homered with two outs in the 1st inning as the Redhawks quickly took a 2-0 lead.
Albuquerque got one of those runs back in their first at-bat of the game. Elian Herrera singled with one out and scored on Nick Buss' double.
In the 3rd inning, Dee Gordon ground-rule doubled, went to third base on Herrera's sacrifice bunt and scored on Buss' sacrifice flyout to knot the game at 2-2.
Albuquerque took the lead in the 6th inning when Alex Castellanos drew a one out walk and scored on Jeremy Moore's two-run homer.
|Isotopes Starter Line: Matt Palmer (W, 2-3) 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8K, 1 HR, 4.73 ERA|
PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:|
Alex Castellanos: 0x3 (.287), 1 R, 1 BB
'TOPES NOTES: There were several Isotopes transactions on Sunday. It was finally found out why P Matt Magill missed his last Isotopes start - his recall to the Dodgers was possible. On Sunday, the Dodgers recalled Magill to make the start against the Rockies since Dodgers P Hyun-Jin Ryu couldn't make his start due to a bruised left foot. Magill was lit up by the Rockies for 7 runs (6 earned) with 4 homers allowed in 6 innings as he earned his first MLB loss. Magill allowed 5 hits, 9 walks and struck out 5. After the game, Magill was optioned to Albuquerque and the Dodgers recalled highly hyped OF Yasiel Puig from Class-AA Chattanooga. Puig was hitting .313 with 8 homers and 37 RBI in 40 games with the Lookouts at the time of his promotion to the Dodgers. IF Alfredo Amezaga was released and IF Elian Herrera was activated off the Temporary Inactive List. . . . The Isotopes drew 7,135 on Sunday evening, missing the 6 million fan mark by just 554. The Isotopes Park attendance milestone will be set Monday not long after the gates open. . . . Tonight's victory snapped a three-game home losing streak. . . . Dee Gordon's 3rd inning ground-rule double snapped an 0x11 slump over 2+ games. . . . The series continues Monday when the 6 millionth fan in Isotopes franchise history will come through the turnstiles. Probables are RHP Angel Castro (4-2, 3.20) for the Isotopes and RHP Jarred Cosart (5-2, 2.65) for the Redhawks.
June 1, 2013 - Isotopes (29-27)
Isotopes Park Oklahoma City 032 020 006 -- 13 18 3 Albuquerque 012 402 001 -- 10 16 2 WP: Alex Sogard (1-0) LP: Steven Ames (1-2) SV: Jose Valdez (12) HR: OKC Brandon Laird (4) off Laffey (3rd inning, S) OKC Fernando Martinez (3) off Laffey (3rd inning, S) OKC Che-Hsuan Lin (2) off Ames (9th inning, 2R) ABQ Justin Sellers (1) off Oberholtzer (4th inning, 3R) TIME: 4:07 ATT: 10,423
|In a record-breaking 9-inning contest, the Isotopes were two outs from defeating the division-leading Oklahoma City
Redhawks (AAA Astros) when the Redhawks plated six runs to come from behind to defeat
the Isotopes 13-9 and extend their division lead over Albuquerque to three games.|
|Carlos Perez doubled home two runs in the 2nd inning and Robbie Grossman
followed with a single to drive in Perez as the Redhawks were first on the scoreboard .|
|The Isotopes found the scoreboard themselves in the home half of the
inning. Alex Castellanos singled and scored on Matt Angle's double with a Redhawk throwing
error on the play.|
|Brandon Laird and Fernando Martinez back-to-back solo homered in the 3rd inning
as the Redhawks led 5-1.|
|The Isotopes added two runs to the scoreboard with two outs in the 3rd inning.
Justin Sellers and Tony Gwynn Jr. back-to-back doubled with Sellers scoring and Gwynn Jr.
scored on Castellanos' triple.|
|Albuquerque struck for four runs in the 4th inning to take their first
lead of the game at 7-5. Alfredo Amezaga doubled with one out, Jeremy Moore walked and J.R. Towles
singled to drive in Amezaga. Moore and Towles executed a double steal before Sellers brought
them home with a three-run homer.|
|Laird grounded out to bring in a run and Jonathan Villar drew a bases-loaded
walk in the 5th inning as the Redhawks tied the game at 7-7.|
|Albuquerque regained the lead in the 6th inning when Amezaga singled
and scored on Moore's triple and Moore came around to score on an error during that triple.|
|Albuquerque held that two-run lead until the decisive 9th inning. Che-Hsuan
Lin two-run homered with one out to tie the game at 9-9. Before the Isotopes could even get the
second out recorded, Oklahoma City had plated four more runs -- one on an error, two on
Jake Elmore's triple and another run on a fielder's choice.|
|In Albuquerque's bottom of the 9th inning, Gwynn Jr. singled, Castellanos walked
and Rusty Ryal lined into a double play with Castellanos doubled off first base. Angle drew a walk and
Amezaga singled home Gwynn Jr. A wild pitch moved Angle to third base and Amezaga to second base.
Moore drew a walk to load the bases before Towles struck out to end the game.|
|Isotopes Starter Line:Aaron Laffey 4 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, 7.58 ERA|
PROSPECTS IN TODAY'S GAME:|
Steve Ames: (BS, 1) (L, 1-2) 0.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 4.82 ERA
Alex Castellanos: 2x4 (.293), 1 R, 1 3B (2), 1 RBI (26), 1 BB
'TOPES NOTES: The 4 hour, 7 minute game was the longest 9-inning contest in Isotopes franchise history. . . . The Isotopes are just under 7,700 fans from drawing their 6 millionth fan in franchise history. The milestone attendance mark is very reachable on Sunday evening. . . . In a lone Isotopes transaction Saturday, P Red Patterson was transferred from the Isotopes to Rookie-level Ogden. . . . Tonight was the first game the Isotopes have lost this season when they have plated 10 or more runs. Their season record with double digit runs scored is 9-1. . . . Justin Sellers was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. . . . Albuquerque allowed the most runs in a home game this season (13) and set season-bests in combined runs (23) and combined hits (34) in a game. . . . The Isotopes stole two bases in the game, snapping a season-worst streak of seven games without a stolen base. . . . The series continues Sunday evening. Probables are RHP Matt Palmer (1-3, 5.18) for the Isotopes and RHP Ross Seaton (2-4, 7.78) for the Redhawks.