Fresno, California (Monday, May 13) - The Fresno Grizzlies (20-18) clawed past the Albuquerque Isotopes (20-19) 8-7 from Chukchansi Park. Trailing 6-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth, Fresno roared to life, scoring eight runs in the next three innings. Alec Keller and Taylor Gushue both walloped two-run shots while Brandon Snyder rocketed a pair in with a double to help the cause. Keller's second homer of the season came on his 27th birthday while Gushue recorded a hit for the 14th time in his last 15 contests.
Brendan Rodgers highlighted the Albuquerque offense as he notched two dingers. Rodgers finished the evening with four hits, three runs and two RBI. Sam Hilliard also went deep in the loss. Peter Lambert added two RBI and did not factor in the decision after four-plus innings on the bump.
J.J. Hoover (2-0) enjoyed the victory while Matt Pierpont (0-1) suffered the defeat. Derek Self dazzled for two innings to pick up his third save. Matt Reynolds and Collin Cowgill each reached base three times, ending with multi-hit nights.
Top Performers: Fresno Grizzlies (Washington Nationals)
• RF Alec Keller (2-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R)
• C Taylor Gushue (1-4, HR, 2 RBI, R)
• 1B Brandon Snyder (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R)
Top Performers: Albuquerque Isotopes (Colorado Rockies)
• 2B Brendan Rodgers (4-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R)
• RF Sam Hilliard (3-5, HR, RBI, R)
• C Drew Butera (2-3, BB)
ON THAT FRES-NOTE: Jacob Wilson was named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for the period of May 6-12th. He owns the Grizzlies' current club-high hit streak at 10 games. In that span, he is 18-for-39 with eight extra-base hits, 11 RBI, eight runs and nine walks. He leads the team with 12 homers.
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