Sudden impact

Big second, fifth innings help Isotopes top Omaha, 10-5

If Opening Night was any indication, Isotopes fans can expect a lot of offensive fireworks this season.

Two major outbursts from the ‘Topes — a four-run second inning and a five-run sixth inning — were more than enough this evening to turn back the Omaha Storm Chasers, 10-5, in front of a crowd of 7,742 at Isotopes Park.

After the Storm Chasers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second, the ‘Topes answered back in their half of the inning with RBI singles from Jerry Sands and Damaso Espino and a two-run base hit from Trayvon Robinson.

Omaha responded with three runs in the top of the third, but Albuquerque took the lead back in the bottom half with a sacrifice fly from Russ Mitchell. Later on, the ‘Topes exploded in the sixth inning with RBI singles from Dee Gordon and Ivan DeJesus, Jr., followed by a three-run double from Jay Gibbons.

Omaha plated one more run before the Isotopes locked it up. Dana Eveland took the victory for Albuquerque, while Mike Montgomery took the loss for Omaha.

For more info on tonight’s game, check out our game story coming soon on the front page of 

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