Jordan Patterson went 4-for-5 and crushed two home runs for the second straight night Friday, powering the Isotopes (46-45) to a 7-2 win over the Las Vegas 51s (35-57) at Cashman Field. Albuquerque has won nine of 14 games against Las Vegas in 2017, clinching the season series for the second consecutive year.
Patterson gave the Isotopes a 1-0 lead in the second inning with a home run to right before hitting another solo shot in the fourth. The first baseman singled in his next two at-bats and finished the night with three RBI. Patterson has homered in three consecutive games and has compiled six long balls over his last five contests. The 25-year-old from Mobile, AL now has 18 home runs for the season, a new career-high.
The Isotopes collected 13 hits Friday night with eight of the nine starters recording hits. Mike Tauchman and Ryan McMahon both went 2-for-5 and drove in a run. David Dahl played in his first rehab game with the Isotopes, going 1-for-4 with an RBI and a walk as the center fielder.
Starting pitcher Ryan Carpenter had a nice night on the mound, allowing just two runs, six hits and struck out six batters in seven innings. The southpaw began the night with six scoreless frames before surrendering two runs in the seventh. Carpenter also got into the act offensively, reaching base twice with a single and a hit-by-pitch. The 26-year-old now leads the team with six wins and nine quality starts.
Albuquerque and Las Vegas will play the third game of their four-game series Saturday night at Cashman Field. The game is scheduled to get underway at 8:05 p.m.
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