By Albuquerque Isotopes | April 15, 2017 11:01 PM ET
The Tacoma Rainiers pitching staff shut down the Isotopes bats, defeating Albuquerque 2-0 at Cheney Stadium. It is the first time the Isotopes have been shut out during the 2017 season.
Albuquerque starter German Marquez was dominant on the mound. The right-hander struck out seven batters and allowed just two hits during his 3.1 innings of work. Marquez, who started the season with the Rockies as their long man, was on a pitch count.
The Rainiers did their damage in the sixth inning, plating two runs in the frame off of Isotopes left-hander Ryan Carpenter.
Making his first appearance since October 3, 2015, Rockies reliever Jairo Diaz tossed a scoreless eighth inning out of the bullpen for the Isotopes. Diaz is rehabbing from Tommy John Surgery.
The Isotopes are Rainiers are back at it Sunday afternoon from Tacoma. Right-hander Jeff Hoffman(0-0, 4.91) will toe the rubber for Albuquerque and will be opposed by Rainiers righty Chase De Jong (1-0, 1.69). First pitch from Cheney Stadium is set for 2:35 p.m.
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