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Pitchers' Duel Goes in Isotopes Favor with 2-1 Win

May 11, 2019

Isotopes 2 (19-17), Chihuahuas 1 (24-11) - Southwest University Park, El Paso, Tex.

Isotopes 2 (19-17), Chihuahuas 1 (24-11) - Southwest University Park, El Paso, Tex.

 
AT THE DISH: The only runs of the game for the Isotopes came on the long ball, as Yonathan Daza and Sam Hilliard each connected on solo home runs. Daza's home run came on the game's first pitch while Hilliard's big-fly in the second inning was his team-leading 11th … The Isotopes had one baserunner from the third inning on to the end of the game.
 
TOEING THE RUBBER: In his Isotopes debut, starter Tim Melville allowed one run over his 5.0 innings on the mound. The right-hander allowed three hits while striking out five and walking three … Sam Howard delivered two scoreless innings out of the bullpen … Jesus Tinoco recorded a perfect eighth inning in relief … Jairo Díaz picked up his fifth save in as many opportunities.
 
TOPES TIDBITS: Elliot Soto was 0-for-4 at the plate, snapping his 20-game on-base streak.
ON DECK: Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m. MT - Chukchansi Park
PROBABLES: Isotopes: RHP Jeff Hoffman (2-2, 7.40), Grizzlies: RHP Austin Voth (3-2, 3.64)