Albuquerque Drops 7-5 Decision To Las Vegas

By Albuquerque Isotopes | August 10, 2014 6:28 PM ET

NEED TO KNOW: After a fast start Sunday afternoon, the Albuquerque Isotopes (55-67) dropped a 7-5 decision to the Las Vegas 51s (69-54) at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, NV.

DECIDING MOMENT: The Isotopes started off quickly with a pair of runs in the first inning courtesy of an RBI-single from Brock Peterson and RBI-groundout from Jamie Romak. Topes starting pitcher Matt Magill tossed three innings of hitless ball, but after he gave way to the bullpen, the 51s posted a six-run fifth inning. Las Vegas used three doubles, three singles and a home run from Taylor Teagarden to take control of the game. After the 51s tacked on another run in the sixth, Peterson would again single in a run in the eighth, and Albuquerque loaded the bases with one out in the ninth. Johnny Monell scored on a wild pitch, and Carlos Triunfel crossed on a sacrifice fly from Joc Pederson. With the tying run on first, a strikeout ended Albuquerque's rally.

PETERSON NOT PEDERSON: Brock Peterson notched an RBI double in the first and an RBI single in the eighth to drive in two of Albuquerque five runs Sunday afternoon. He finished the afternoon 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Since joining the Isotopes on July 2, Peterson is batting .369 (45-for-122) with 26 runs scored, 13 doubles, one triple, six homers and 28 RBI.

RAKING ROMAK: Jamie Romak drove in another run Sunday afternoon with an RBI groundout. Since the Dodgers outright­ed him to the Minors in late June, Romak has 38 RBI in 40 games to along with eight homers, one triple and 11 doubles.

ON DECK: The Isotopes and 51s will play the finale of their five-game series Monday night at 8:05 p.m. MT. Right-handed pitcher Zach Lee (6-10, 5.26 ERA) is scheduled to take the hill for Albuquerque, while Las Vegas will go with righty Rafael Montero (6-3, 3.28 ERA).

IN THE HOLE: Following their five-game series in Las Vegas, the Isotopes return home on for an eight-game homestand beginning with a four-game series against the Memphis Redbirds on Aug. 12 at. 6:35 p.m.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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