Nunez's Three-Homer Game Ignites Isotopes to Historic 23-2 Win

(Tim March)

By Albuquerque Isotopes | April 21, 2019 7:13 PM

Isotopes 23 (11-7), Rainiers 2 (6-12) - Isotopes Park - Albuquerque, N.M.

 

AT THE DISH: The Isotopes tied their single-game record for runs scored with 23. The only other time they scored 23 was on July 30, 2009 vs. Oklahoma City (23-6) … Dom Nunez became the first Isotope since Prentice Redman on April 18, 2010 to hit three-home runs in a single-game. Nunez homered in the first, third and eighth innings … Nunez was one of four Isotopes to homer as Sam Hilliard , Drew Weeks and Roberto Ramos also went deep … Hilliard homered for the fourth consecutive contest … Ramos's eight RBI were tied for the most in team history, last accomplished by Jerry Sands on July 29, 2012 at Nashville. Ramos' home run was a grand slam in the eighth inning … Albuquerque's 13 extra-base hits were the most in team history … The Isotopes put up seven-run frames in both the first and third innings.

 

TOEING THE RUBBER: Isotopes starter Peter Lambert earned his first win of the season, limiting Tacoma to one run and five hits in 5.0 innings. The 22-year-old right-hander walked one batter and struck out six during his 90-pitch outing … Justin Lawrence allowed one run in his 1.2 innings of relief while Jairo Diaz and Yency Almonte both posted scoreless appearances.

 

TOPES TIDBITS: The Isotopes tied their record for largest margin of victory. Albuquerque also won by 21 runs on Aug. 13, 2017 vs. Fresno (22-1) … The Isotopes will be going for their first sweep of the season on Monday as well as their first sweep against Tacoma since 2006 … Albuquerque's four-game winning streak dating back to Thursday is tied for its longest of the season.

 

ON DECK: Tacoma Rainiers at Albuquerque Isotopes, 11:05 a.m. MT, Isotopes Park … School Day Matinee.

 

PROBABLES: Isotopes: RHP Jeff Hoffman (0-2, 13.89) Rainiers: LHP Justus Sheffield (0-1, 4.11)

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