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Albuquerque Isotopes 2017 Regular Season At-A-Glance:
Home Record: 29-21Road Record: 21-26
Division Record: 23-13Extra Innings Record: 4-5
Current Streak: Won 1

July 19, 2017 - Isotopes (50-47)

Isotopes Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROCKIES Rehab Report

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

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

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


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

Filed 07/19/2017

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

Isotopes Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROCKIES Rehab Report

David Dahl:

Dahl did not appear in the nightcap of the doubleheader.


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

Filed 07/18/2017

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

Isotopes Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROCKIES Rehab Report

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

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


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

Filed 07/18/2017

July 17, 2017 - Isotopes (48-46)

Isotopes Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROCKIES Rehab Report

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

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


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

Filed 07/17/2017

July 16, 2017 - Isotopes (47-46)

Cashman Field

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROCKIES Rehab Report

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

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


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

Filed 07/16/2017

July 15, 2017 - Isotopes (47-45)

Cashman Field

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROCKIES Rehab Report

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

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


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

Filed 07/15/2017

July 14, 2017 - Isotopes (46-45)

Cashman Field

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROCKIES Rehab Report

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

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


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

Filed 07/14/2017

July 13, 2017 - Isotopes (45-45)

Cashman Field

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 07/13/2017

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

Cheney Stadium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 07/12/2017

July 9, 2017 - Isotopes (44-45)

Isotopes Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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


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

Filed 07/09/2017

July 8, 2017 - Isotopes (44-44)

Isotopes Park

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 07/08/2017

July 7, 2017 - Isotopes (43-44)

Isotopes Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 07/07/2017

July 6, 2017 - Isotopes (42-44)

Isotopes Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROCKIES Rehab Report

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

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


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

Filed 07/06/2017

July 5, 2017 - Isotopes (41-44)

Isotopes Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROCKIES Rehab Report

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

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


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

Filed 07/05/2017

July 4, 2017 - Isotopes (41-43)

Isotopes Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROCKIES Rehab Report

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

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


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

Filed 07/04/2017

July 3, 2017 - Isotopes (40-43)

Cheney Stadium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 07/03/2017

July 2, 2017 - Isotopes (40-42)

Cheney Stadium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 07/02/2017

July 1, 2017 - Isotopes (40-41)

Cheney Stadium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 07/01/2017
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