Bats Quiet as Isotopes Fall 3-1

(Tim March)

By Albuquerque Isotopes | April 16, 2017 7:55 PM ET

For the second straight day, the Tacoma pitching staff got the better of Albuquerque, downing the Isotopes 3-1 from Cheney Stadium on Easter Sunday. The Isotopes have now lost two in a row for the fist time in 2017.

The lone run of the contest for the Isotopes came when center fielder Mike Tauchman launched his first home run of the season over the right field wall. The 26-year old is off to a torrid start, boasting a .514 on-base percentage to go along with a .379 batting average (11-for-29).

In his third outing of the campaign, Isotopes starter Jeff Hoffman  dropped to 0-1 on the year. The 23-year-old right-hander tossed four innings, allowing six hits and two runs to Tacoma on 88 pitches. Hoffman struck out two and walked two on the afternoon.

The Isotopes look to avoid the three-game sweep tomorrow afternoon when right-hander Zach Jemiola  (1-0, 7.94) takes the hill for Glenallen Hill's squad. He will be opposed by Rainiers right-hander and former Isotope Christian Bergman (1-0, 0.00). First pitch from Cheney Stadium is set for 12:35 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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