The Grizzlies (32-33) scored five times against Isotopes (31-33) relievers on Tuesday, defeating Albuquerque, 10-9, at Isotopes Park. The Isotopes bullpen has now failed to convert on six saves in June.
Albuquerque starter Thad Weber received a no-decision, allowing five runs over his 5.0 innings on the mound. The right-hander was able to record a season-high eight strikes out.
After Weber exited the game, the Grizzlies took advantage of a struggling Isotopes bullpen. Fresno plated three runs against reliever Shane Carle over just 0.2 innings and was able to cross the plate twice against Carlos Estevez.
Lefty relievers Jerry Vasto and Sam Moll did not allow any runs during their time on the mound.
Offensively, the Isotopes were led by Rockies rehabbing catcher Tom Murphy. The backstop finished the night 3-for-5 with five RBI and a triple. Murphy is now hitting .414 (12-for-29) in seven games with the Isotopes.
Isotopes outfield Mike Tauchman also had a nice game at the plate, finishing the evening 2-for-5 with three RBI.
Albuquerque looks to right the ship on Wednesday when they turn to left-handed starter Ryan Carpenter (2-5, 5.65) while Fresno hands the ball to righty David Martinez (3-6, 4.65). First pitch from Isotopes Park is set for 7:05 p.m.
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