June 2012

June 30 Isotopes Game Notes

June 30 Albuquerque Isotopes Game Notes

Probable Starters:
Isotopes: RHP Will Savage (10-3, 5.21 ERA)
Storm Chasers: RHP Nate Adcock (4-2, 3.03 ERA)

Click here for today’s notes: 6-30-12_Notes

June 29 Isotopes Game Notes

June 29 Albuquerque Isotopes Game Notes

Probable Starters:
Isotopes: RHP Fernando Nieve (3-5, 6.63 ERA)
Redbirds: RHP Brandon Dickson (3-7, 3.42 ERA)

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June 28 Isotopes Game Notes

June 28 Albuquerque Isotopes Game Notes

Probable Starters:
Isotopes: LHP Derrick Loop (6-2, 3.82 ERA)
Redbirds: RHP Scott Gorgen (0-0, 1.50 ERA)

Click here for today’s notes: 6-28-12_Notes

Reliever Loop Moves to Rotation

Isotopes left-handed reliever Derrick Loop will return to his independent-ball roots by taking over as the fifth starter in the ‘Topes pitching rotation. The pitcher boasts a starter’s record already, 6-2, while posting a 3.82 ERA through 37.2 innings of work. He is set to make his first start tonight against the Memphis Redbirds at 6:05 PM.

“I’m comfortable with my role right now, but if my role changes, I’ll embrace it,” Loop said earlier this year when asked how the team can utilize his talent. “I wouldn’t mind starting, I’m comfortable in that position too.”

Loop has appeared in 20 games out of the bullpen this season for Albuquerque. The Isotopes have typically used him in short spans of two to three frames, with his longest outing a 4.0 inning performance where he allowed four runs on seven hits. The lefty hurler currently owns the second lowest ERA of all ‘Topes relievers who have pitched at least eight innings, and his 37.2 frames of work are the second most among all Isotopes relievers.

Pitching Coach Glenn Dishman has been impressed with what’s he’s seen from the Albuquerque pitcher, noting how well Loop has taken advantage of his chances on the mound.

“I’m really proud of what he’s done this season,” said Dishman.  “He’s gotten his opportunity and he’s done well.”

The move sends previous starter, lefty Michael Antonini, to the bullpen to fill in as a mid-to-long innings reliever. The left-hander has struggled as a starter through the first half of the season, going 1-6 with a 5.43 ERA through 66.1 innings.  Antonini has allowed 14 home runs in 2012, tied for second-most in the circuit as of June 26. His final outing as a starter resulted in a loss with the hurler giving up five runs on seven hits, three of which left the yard.

Derrick Loop moves into the rotation

June 27 Isotopes Game Notes

June 27 Albuquerque Isotopes Game Notes

Probable Starters:
Isotopes: RHP John Ely (8-4, 3.34 ERA)
Redbirds: RHP Shelby Miller (4-6, 6.00 ERA)

Click here for today’s notes: 6-27-12_Notes

June 26 Isotopes Game Notes

June 26Albuquerque Isotopes Game Notes

Probable Starters:
Sounds: RHP Claudio Vargas (2-0, 4.83 ERA)
Isotopes: RHP Stephen Fife (5-4, 4.84 ERA)

Click here for today’s notes:  6-26-12_Notes

June 25 Isotopes Game Notes

June 25Albuquerque Isotopes Game Notes

Probable Starters:
Sounds: RHP Seth McClung (1-8, 4.60 ERA)
Isotopes: RHP Will Savage (9-3, 5.15 ERA)

Click here for today’s notes: 6-25-12_Notes

June 24 Isotopes Game Notes

June 24 Albuquerque Isotopes Game Notes

Probable Starters:
Sounds: RHP Brian Baker (1-3, 6.39 ERA)
Isotopes: RHP Fernando Nieve (3-5, 7.05 ERA)

Click here for today’s notes: 6-24-12_Notes

June 23 Isotopes Game Notes

June 23 Albuquerque Isotopes Game Notes

Probable Starters:
Sounds: RHP Mark Rogers (2-4, 5.68 ERA)
Isotopes: LHP Michael Antonini (1-5, 5.14 ERA)

Click here for today’s notes: 6-23-12_Notes

June 22 Isotopes Game Notes

June 22 Albuquerque Isotopes Game Notes

Probable Starters:
Zephyrs: RHP Tom Koehler (7-5, 3.10 ERA)
Isotopes:  RHP John Ely (7-4, 3.16 ERA)

Click here for today’s notes: 6-22-12_Notes

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