Melville, Hilliard Pace Isotopes to 9-2 Win over Reno

(Tim March)

By Albuquerque Isotopes | May 31, 2019 10:56 PM

Isotopes 9 (26-30), Aces 2 (22-33) - Isotopes Park - Albuquerque, N.M.


TOEING THE RUBBER: Starting pitcher Tim Melville earned his third win of the season, holding the Aces to one run and four hits in 6.0 innings. The right-hander struck out six batters and did not issue a walk. Melville became the fifth Isotope to toss a quality start in 2019 … James Pazos threw a scoreless inning of relief while Nelson Gonzalez allowed one run in his two frames.


AT THE DISH: Sam Hilliard went 3-for-4 with three RBI and was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. Hilliard's home run was his team-leading 18th of the season… The Isotopes combined for three home run on the evening with Brian Mundell and Josh Fuentes recording the other two long balls   … Mundell finished the night 2-for-4 for his fifth-straight multi-hit performance … Garrett Hampson collected three hits and three runs scored.


TOPES TIDBITS: Albuquerque opened the contest with three runs in both the first and second innings … Neither team walked a batter the entire night … The Isotopes finished May with an 11-19 record.


ON DECK: Reno Aces at Albuquerque Isotopes, 6:35 p.m. MT, Isotopes Park…Star Wars Night…Online Jersey Auction…Postgame fireworks presented by Sadie's of New Mexico


PROBABLES: Aces: RHP Matt Koch (0-1, 8.10), Isotopes: RHP Ryan Castellani (2-3, 6.32)

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