Ninth Inning Rally Sends Isotopes to 5-2 Victory

By Albuquerque Isotopes | August 9, 2017 11:39 PM ET

The Isotopes (58-59) put together a four-run, two-out rally in the ninth inning to secure a 5-2 victory over the New Orleans Baby Cakes (45-71). Before the comeback victory, the Isotopes were 0-30 on the season when trailing after the eighth inning on the road.

Albuquerque starter Sam Howard, who received a no-decision, had another solid outing on the hill for the Isotopes. The southpaw allowed just two runs over his 6.0 innings on the mound, striking out five and walking two. The performance was Howard's fourth quality start in 10 outings.

Reliever Matt Flemer allowed just one hit over his two scoreless innings out of the bullpen to pick up the win while fellow righty James Farris collected his second Triple-A save.

While the Isotopes offense was silent for most of the night, plating just one run during the contest's first eight innings, the bats came to life in the ninth. All four runs in the frame scored with two outs, with Cristhian Adames providing a three-run RBI triple.

The three-base hit was the 70th on the season for the Isotopes, a continuing franchise record. The Isotopes 70 triples on the season remain the most by any team in all of professional baseball.

The Isotopes and Baby Cakes wrap up their four-game series from New Orleans Thursday evening. Lefty Ryan Carpenter (7-8, 4.61) will get the start for Albuquerque while New Orlenas turns to righty Scott Copeland (8-10, 5.57). First pitch in the series finale is set for 6:00 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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