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Ninth Inning Rally Falls Short in Loss to Rainiers

(Tim March)
June 26, 2019

Rainiers 9 (37-42), Isotopes 8 (34-45) - Isotopes Park - Albuquerque, N.M. AT THE DISH: Trailing 9-3 entering the ninth inning, the Isotopes scored five runs behind Yonathan Daza's RBI single and Elliot Soto's grand slam … The Isotopes put two more on base in the bottom of ninth, but were

Rainiers 9 (37-42), Isotopes 8 (34-45) - Isotopes Park - Albuquerque, N.M.
 
AT THE DISH: Trailing 9-3 entering the ninth inning, the Isotopes scored five runs behind Yonathan Daza's RBI single and Elliot Soto's grand slam … The Isotopes put two more on base in the bottom of ninth, but were unable to bring them home … Soto finished the night 3-for-5 matching his career-high in RBI with four. The third baseman's grand slam was the first of his career while the home run was his fourth of the 2019 campaign …  Brian Mundell homered in the fourth inning for his sixth of the year.

TOEING THE RUBBER: Starting pitcher Rico Garcia made his Isotopes Park debut on Wednesday, surrendering eight runs, nine hits and a career-high four home runs. The right-hander also struck out three batters and walked two … Harrison Musgrave pitched a scoreless sixth inning with two strikeouts in his second rehab appearance … Phillip Diehl did not allow a run in his inning of work while DJ Johnson yielded one in 2.0 frames.
TOPES TIDBITS: The loss ended the Isotopes three-game winning streak … There was a 20-minute lightning delay in the middle of the seventh inning … Albuquerque has scored 45 runs in the in the ninth inning in 2019.
 
ON DECK: Thursday - Tacoma Rainiers at Albuquerque Isotopes, 6:35 p.m. MT, Isotopes Park … Pride Night … Pennants (first 1,000 fans).
 
PROBABLES: Rainiers: LHP Jon Niese (3-2, 4.47) , Isotopes: LHP Pat Dean (2-7, 7.05)
 
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