September 3, 2017 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Albuquerque Isotopes
Hill Wins 200th Game as Isotopes Manager
Glenallen Hill won his 200th game as the Isotopes manager Saturday night as Albuquerque (67-72) came away with a 7-2 victory over the Reno Aces (79-61) at Greater Nevada Field.
Hill has a 200-226 record over his three seasons as the Isotopes skipper and ranks third all-time in wins behind Lorenzo Bundy (226) and Dean Treanor (362). The 52-year-old from Santa Cruz, CA recorded the 300th victory of his managerial career earlier this season on April 28 vs. Las Vegas.
Anthony Bemboom went 2-for-3 on the night with both of his hits coming in crucial moments of the game. The catcher tied the score at 1-1 in the fifth inning with his fourth home run of the season. Bemboom later put the Isotopes ahead for good with an RBI double in the ninth inning
Albuquerque ended up scoring five runs in the ninth with a two-run double from Daniel Castro and Jordan Patterson's two-run homer to right. Patterson's home run was his 26th of the year while his three RBI on Saturday raised his season total to 90.
Sam Howard allowed just one run in his six innings on the mound, while yielding four hits and three walks. The quality start was the lefty's sixth with the Isotopes while he lowered his ERA at the Triple-A level to 3.89.
Reliever Austin House earned his eighth win of the 2017 campaign, establishing a new career-high for the Albuquerque native.
The Isotopes will play their penultimate game of the 2017 season Sunday evening in Reno. Left-hander Ryan Carpenter (9-9, 4.29) will get the start for Albuquerque as he chases John Ely's single-season strikeout record of 165. Carpenter is 11 shy of Ely's mark with 154 strikeouts this year. The Aces will send fellow southpaw Eric Jokisch (8-7, 4.17) to the hill. The game will get underway at 7:05 p.m.?