The Isotopes (66-72) dropped the first game of their final series of the 2017 season, falling to the Reno Aces (79-60), 9-6, at Greater Nevada Field. The Isotopes have now lost 11 of their last 17 games.
Raimel Tapia recorded two triples on the night, the fifth time an Albuquerque batter has accomplished the feat in 2017. The 23-year-old outfielder finished the evening 3-for-5 with an RBI to go along with his two triples.
The other standout at the plate for the Isotopes was Rosell Herrera. The 24-year-old ended his evening 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored.
On the mound, Isotopes starter Thad Weber had a rough outing. The right-hander allowed seven runs during his 5.0 innings of work, surrendering three home runs to the Aces offense. Weber falls to 1-7 on the season for the Isotopes.
Reliever Nelson Gonzalez yielded two runs over his 3.0 innings of work out of the bullpen for Albuquerque.
The Isotopes and Aces continue their series on Saturday evening from Greater Nevada Field when southpaw Sam Howard (4-4. 4.08) takes the hill for Glenallen Hill's squad. He will be opposed by Aces lefty Anthony Banda (8-7, 5.63). First pitch from Greater Nevada Field is set for 8:05 p.m.
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