The biggest food fight in sports history lived up to its billing on Friday night at Isotopes Park. The Fresno Tacos defeated the Albuquerque Green Chile Cheeseburgers in a 15-14 thriller. The two clubs combined for 42 hits, one shy of the Isotopes franchise record.
It was once again the Ryan McMahon show as the 22-year-old finished the night 5-for-6 with two home runs and seven RBI. His hit and RBI total are new career-highs for the infielder while his two home runs tied a career-high. McMahon is now hitting .448 (26-for- 58) with five home runs, 17 RBI and a whopping 1.313 OPS in 14 Triple-A games.
McMahon's five hits are the most since Mike Baxter accomplished the feat in 2014, making him the first Rockies farmhand to record five hits while with Albuquerque.
The infielder also established an Isotopes record, going nine-consecutive at bats with a hit which dates back to Wednesday.
McMahon and Rosell Herrera also became the first Albuquerque players since Jay Gibbons in 2010 to record back-to-back four-hit games.
Green Chile Cheeseburger starter Sam Howard took the no-decision, allowing five runs on 10 hits in his second Triple-A start.
Once again, the Isotopes bullpen struggled. Shane Carle suffered the loss after surrendering six earned runs over just 0.2 innings on the mound, raising his ERA to 7.47.
In total, the Albuquerque bullpen allowed 10 runs (nine earned) over the contests final 3.1 innings.
The Isotopes get back to action on Saturday when Harrison Musgrave gets the start in Sacramento. The River Cats have yet to name a starter. First pitch from Raley Field is set for 8:05 p.m.
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