Ninth Inning Rally Falls Short for Isotopes

By Albuquerque Isotopes | August 28, 2019 11:33 PM

Aviators 3 (81-54), Isotopes 2 (59-76) - Isotopes Park, Albuquerque, N.M.


TOEING THE RUBBER: Starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman threw 2.0 perfect innings before being lifted from the ball game … Heath Holder came on in relief of Hoffman, allowing three runs over 5.0 innings in his Triple-A debut. Holder struck out four, walked three and took the loss … Fresh off a quick stint with the Rockies, relievers Phillip Diehl and Joe Harvey each pitched a scoreless frame.


AT THE DISH: The Isotopes had the tying run at third and winning run at first when Aviators second baseman Franklin Barreto made a diving stop, robbing Elliot Soto of a game-tying RBI single to end the contest … Drew Butera remained hot at the plate, finishing 2-for-4 with a home run. He was the only Isotope to finish the game with multiple hits.


TOPES TIDBITS: Elliot Soto extended his on-base streak to 17 games in a row after finishing the game 1-for-5.


ON DECK: Thursday - Las Vegas Aviators at Albuquerque Isotopes, 6:35 p.m. MT - Windbreakers to the first 2,000 fans 16+ and Postgame Fireworks presented by Glasheen, Valles & Inderman, LLP


PROBABLES: Isotopes: LHP Chris Rusin (2-4, 5.52), Aviators: RHP Parker Dunshee (4-4, 4.90)

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