Isotopes Explode for 17 Runs in Victory over Grizzlies

(Tim March)

By Albuquerque Isotopes | August 25, 2019 12:48 AM

Isotopes 17 (57-74), Grizzlies 7 (57-74) - Isotopes Park, Albuquerque, N.M.


TOEING THE RUBBER: Starting pitcher Chris Rusin allowed four runs over 4.0 innings, striking out four and walking four. He did not receive a decision … Matt Pierpont earned the win out of the bullpen, allowing one run over his 2.0 innings … Phillip Diehl yielded two runs in 2.0 innings while James Pazos tossed a scoreless ninth.


AT THE DISH: Every Isotopes starter had at least one hit, with seven of the eight recording multi-hit games … Albuquerque hit nine doubles, tying the club's single-game record … Drew Butera finished the game 4-for-5 with four RBI. The veteran backstop was a home run shy of the cycle and connected on a triple and double in the fifth inning … Pat Valaika extended his hitting streak to 13 games after going 1-for-6 at the plate … Sam Hilliard finished the night 3-for-5 with three runs scored, a home run (35th) and two RBI. With his performance, Hilliard is now the Isotopes single-season leader in runs scored (108) and extra-base hits (71).


TOPES TIDBITS: The Isotopes were 10-for-25 with runners in scoring position.


ON DECK: Sunday - Fresno Grizzlies at Albuquerque Isotopes, 6:05 p.m. MT - Isotopes Park … Fan Appreciation Night presented by Floor & Decor … Fireworks presented by Mark's Casa Chevrolet and Mark's Casa Jeep Chrysler Mitsubishil


PROBABLES: Isotopes: TBD, Grizzlies: RHP Scott Copeland (4-5, 6.73)

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