Blackmon Begins Rehab Assignment as Isotopes Drop to Omaha

(Tim March)

By Albuquerque Isotopes | June 5, 2019 10:43 PM

Storm Chasers 5 (29-31), Isotopes 1 (27-33) - Werner Park, Papillion, Neb.


AT THE DISH: Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon began a rehab assignment with the Isotopes this evening. Blackmon went 1-for-3 with a single while starting in right field. The 32-year-old was placed on the Rockies' injured list on May 24 with a right calf strain … Albuquerque's lone run in the contest came when Brian Mundell scored on a groundout hit by Roberto Ramos in the seventh inning … Mundell, Pat Valaika and Yonathan Daza each collected two hits on Wednesday.


TOEING THE RUBBER: Isotopes starter Tim Melville pitched 7.0 innings for his longest outing of the year. The right-hander allowed five runs, seven hits and struck out five batters. The loss was Melville's second as an Isotope … Reliever Sam Howard compiled two strikeouts in his 1.0 inning of work.


TOPES TIDBITS: The Isotopes have lost eight of their last 11 games … This was the sixth game in 2019 that Albuquerque has scored one run or less.


ON DECK: Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Storm Chasers, 6:05 p.m. MT - Werner Park


PROBABLES: Isotopes: LHP Kyle Freeland (NR), Storm Chasers: LHP Jake Kalish (3-3, 4.45)

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