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Home Record: 13-9Road Record: 11-17
Division Record: 13-10Extra Innings Record: 3-1
Current Streak: L1

May 25, 2019 - Isotopes (24-26)

Isotopes Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/25/2019

May 24, 2019 - Isotopes (24-25)

Las Vegas Ballpark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROCKIES Rehab Report

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

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


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

Filed 05/24/2019

May 23, 2019 - Isotopes (23-25)

Las Vegas Ballpark

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/23/2019

May 22, 2019 - Isotopes (23-24)

Las Vegas Ballpark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/22/2019

May 21, 2019 - Mariachis (23-23)

Las Vegas Ballpark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/21/2019

May 20, 2019 - Isotopes (23-22)

Isotopes Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/20/2019

May 19, 2019 - Isotopes (23-21)

Isotopes Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/19/2019

May 18, 2019 - Mariachis (22-21)

The Plaza

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/18/2019

May 17, 2019 - Isotopes (21-21)

Isotopes Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/17/2019

May 16, 2019 - Isotopes (21-20)

Isotopes Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/16/2019

May 14, 2019 - Isotopes (20-20)

Chukchansi Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROCKIES Rehab Report

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

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



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

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




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

Filed 05/14/2019

May 13, 2019 - Isotopes (20-19)

Chukchansi Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/13/2019

May 12, 2019 - Isotopes (20-18)

Chukchansi Park

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/12/2019

May 11, 2019 - Isotopes (20-17)

Chukchansi Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROCKIES Rehab Report

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

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



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

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




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

Filed 05/11/2019

May 10, 2019 - Isotopes (19-17)

Southwest University Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/10/2019

May 9, 2019 - Isotopes (18-17)

Southwest University Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROCKIES Rehab Report

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

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



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

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


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

Filed 05/09/2019

May 8, 2019 - Isotopes (18-16)

Southwest University Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/08/2019

May 7, 2019 - Isotopes (17-16)

Southwest University Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/07/2019

May 6, 2019 - Isotopes (17-15)

Cheney Stadium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROCKIES Rehab Report

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

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


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

Filed 05/06/2019

May 5, 2019 - Isotopes (17-14)

Cheney Stadium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/05/2019

May 4, 2019 - Isotopes (17-13)

Cheney Stadium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/04/2019

May 3, 2019 - Isotopes (16-13)

Cheney Stadium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/03/2019

May 2, 2019 - Isotopes (16-12)

Isotopes Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/02/2019

May 1, 2019 - Isotopes (16-11)

Isotopes Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Filed 05/01/2019
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