The 2012 Season: Playoffs and Records

The Albuquerque Isotopes put an exclamation mark on the 2012 regular season with a 4-3 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers, tying the 2009 club for most wins in a season with 80. The previous night, the ‘Topes became the 2012 PCL American Southern Division champs to earn a berth in the PCL Playoffs.

With the regular-season campaign in the books, here’s a glance at the record-setting year of 2012:

(* denotes ties franchise record)

Team Miscellaneous
PCL American Southern Champs
*Most Wins in a Season: 80
Longest Nine-Inning Game: 4 hours, 2 minutes (8/20 vs. NO)
Top Attendance on a Sunday: 14,194 (9/2 vs. OMA)
Top Attendance Overall: 15,309 (4th Most – 7/4/12 vs. RR)

Team Batting
*Most Hits in a Game: 24 (5/3 vs. OKC)
Most Doubles in a Game: 9 (5/27 vs. OKC)
*Most Triples in a Game: 4 (4/16 vs. OMA)

Team Pitching
* Most Shutouts: 8

Individual Batting
*Most At-Bats in a Game: 8 (Bard, Van Slyke, 4/22 at OKC – 14 Inn.)
*Most Runs in a Game: 4, 4x (Last: Oeltjen, 7/21 vs. Iowa)
*Most Hits in a Game: 5 (Sands, 8/20 vs. NO)
*Most Doubles in a Game: 3, 2x (Last: Federowicz, 8/1 vs. LV)
*Most Triples in a Game: 2 (Herrera, 4/8 at OMA, 9/1 vs. OMA)
*Most RBI in a Game: 8 (Sands, 7/29 at NVL {Game 2})
Longest Hit Streak: 21 (Sands, 7/27-8/20)
Grand Slams in a Game: 2 (Sands, 7/29 at NVL {Game 2})

Individual Pitching
Complete-Game Shutout: John Ely (8/13 vs. TUC {Game 1}, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO)
Pitching Triple Crown: John Ely (Wins: 14, ERA: 3.20, Strikeouts: 165)

Awards/Accolades
PCL Pitcher of the Year: John Ely
PCL Manager of the Year: Lorenzo Bundy
All-PCL Team: Jerry Sands, John Ely, Josh Wall, Tim Federowicz
Mid-Season All-Star Team: John Ely, Josh Wall, Tim Federowicz
Player of the Week: Jerry Sands (July 23-29), Alex Castellanos (April 16-22)

MLB Debuts
Alex Castellanos
Scott Van Slyke
Stephen Fife
Shawn Tolleson
Elian Herrera
Josh Wall

Playoffs start Wednesday, September 5 with games one and two in Omaha. The Isotopes will return home Friday for game three with first pitch slated for 7:05 PM.

The pitching matchups for the first three games will be:

(G1) Wednesday:
RHP Fernando Nieve vs. RHP Jake Odorizzi

(G2) Thursday: RHP Stephen Fife vs. LHP Ryan Verdugo

(G3) Friday: RHP Nate Adcock vs. LHP Derrick Loop

Fans can purchase their playoff tickets here: http://atmilb.com/UpHlKb

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