June 2011

June 30 Game Notes

June 30 Game Notes

Albuquerque Isotopes (42-37) at Omaha Storm Chasers (43-37)  

Probable Pitchers:
ALB- RHP Ian Snell (0-1, 9.00 ERA)
IOWA- RHP Vin Mazzaro (4-0, 3.93 ERA)

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June 28 Game Notes

June 28 Game Notes

Albuquerque Isotopes (42-36) at Iowa Cubs (37-42)  

Probable Pitchers:
ALB- Tim Sexton (3-0, 4.34 ERA)
IOWA- RHP Casey Coleman (1-1, 3.91 ERA)

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June 27 Game Notes

June 27 Game Notes

Albuquerque Isotopes (42-35) at Iowa Cubs (36-42)  

Probable Pitchers:
ALB- RHP John Ely (3-4, 5.94 ERA)
IOWA- RHP Jay Jackson (3-7, 7.34 ERA)

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June 26 Game Notes

June 26 Game Notes

Albuquerque Isotopes (42-34) at Iowa Cubs (35-42)  

Probable Pitchers:
ALB- LHP Randy Keisler (4-2, 3.51 ERA)

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June 25 Game Notes

June 25 Game Notes

Albuquerque Isotopes (42-33) at Iowa Cubs (34-42)  

Probable Pitchers:
ALB- LHP Dana Eveland (7-4, 3.77 ERA)
IOWA- RHP Ramon Ortiz (5-3, 4.43 ERA)

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June 24: Three Stars vs. Oklahoma City

The Isotopes fell for the third straight night as the Oklahoma City RedHawks took an 11-7 win on Friday at Isotopes Park. Albuquerque cut a 6-1 RedHawks lead down to 6-5 with a four-run third inning, but the ‘Hawks were able to stay ahead with five runs over the last six innings of the game.

Here are tonight’s three stars of the game for your Isotopes:

1. Jerry Sands (three-for-four, 2 HR, 3 RBI, two runs scored)

Sands was a key part of the ‘Topes big third inning as he hit a solo home run to cut Oklahoma City’s edge to 6-4. He later muscled another solo shot out of the park in the bottom of the eighth.

2. Justin Sellers (three-for-four, two RBI, one run scored)

In the sixth inning, Sellers got the ‘Topes in striking distance with a solo homer to left field off ‘Hawks starter Nelson Figueroa, making it 9-6, Oklahoma City. Earlier on, he got Albuquerque on the scoreboard with a RBI single in the second inning.

3. Eugenio Velez (three-for-five, one run scored)

Velez kept plugging along offensively with singles in the first, third and fourth innings on Friday. His batting average jumped seven percentage points to a not-too-shabby .362.

For a full recap, head on over to AlbuquerqueBaseball.com!

Three Stars: June 23 vs. Oklahoma City

The Isotopes tried to pull off some late magic but the Oklahoma City RedHawks once again held on to win, this time by the score of 8-6 tonight at Isotopes Park. Albuquerque certainly made things interesting at the finish, but a five-run eighth inning from the RedHawks proved too much to overcome.

Here are tonight’s three stars of the game for your ‘Topes:

1. Tim Sexton (6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 K)

The right-hander performed well after taking over for the rehabbing Jonathan Broxton in the second inning, keeping the RedHawks in check save for a pair of OKC runs in the third inning.

2. J.D. Closser (two-for-five, one RBI)

Closser broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning with a one-out single to center that scored Ivan De Jesus, Jr. (who also came away with a pair of hits) and gave the ‘Topes a 3-2 lead they would hold until the RedHawks’ big eighth.

3. Jonathan Broxton (1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K)

In what was likely his final rehab appearance in Albuquerque, Broxton threw 22 pitches (14 for strikes) and had a solid outing with three strikeouts notched in his one inning of work.

For a full recap, head on over to AlbuquerqueBaseball.com!

June 23 Game Notes

June 23 Game Notes

Oklahoma City RedHawks (31-43) at Albuquerque Isotopes (42-31)  

Probable Pitchers:
OKC- LHP Gustavo Chacin (2-4, 3.88 ERA)
ALB- RHP Jonathan Broxton (0-0, 9.00 ERA)

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Three Stars: June 22 vs. Oklahoma City

A three-run sixth inning (plus one more insurance run in the seventh) was just enough cushion for the Oklahoma City RedHawks, as they staved off a late rally from the Isotopes to win, 5-4, tonight at Isotopes Park. But despite the loss, Albuquerque got some solid efforts.

Here are tonight’s three stars of the game:

1. Joe Becker (2-for-4, 2 RBI, two-run HR, one run scored)

In his first start since his return to the Isotopes roster, Becker had a solid outing with a single in his first at-bat and then a two-run, eighth-inning blast over the wall in left-center to get Albuquerque within one run.

2. Jerry Sands (2-for-4, RBI, one run scored)

Sands also went 2-for-4 at the plate tonight and jump-started the ‘Topes’ comeback attempt with a solo home run in the seventh that cut Oklahoma City’s lead to 5-2.

3. Merkin Valdez (1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO)

With two outs and two men on in the eighth, Valdez came in and kept the RedHawks from building on their 5-2 edge. Then, after the ‘Topes had chopped the lead to 5-4, Valdez notched a pair of strikeouts in a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

For a full recap on tonight’s game, head on over to AlbuquerqueBaseball.com!

June 22 Game Notes

June 22 Game Notes

Oklahoma City RedHawks (30-43) at Albuquerque Isotopes (42-30)  

Probable Pitchers:
OKC- LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith (2-7, 6.46 ERA)
ALB- RHP John Ely (3-3, 5.93 ERA)

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