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Isotopes Down Grizzlies 6-2 in Series Opener

July 16, 2019 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Albuquerque Isotopes News Release

Isotopes 6 (41-54), Grizzlies 2 (48-47) - Isotopes Park, Albuquerque, N.M.

AT THE DISH: Elliot Soto went 2-for-4 at the plate and his sixth home run of the 2019 campaign ... Roberto Ramos also homered in the contest, a pinch-hit solo shot in the seventh. The home run for Ramos was his 20th of the year ... Sam Hilliard hit an RBI triple in the third inning. Hilliard leads the team with 76 RBI while he is tied with Soto for the most triples with six.

TOEING THE RUBBER: Chris Rusin got the start for the Isotopes on Monday, his first non-rehab start since 2016 with the Rockies. The lefty tossed 3.0 scoreless frames while yielding three hits and one walk ... Nelson Gonzalez earned the win in relief. Gonzalez allowed two runs and five hits in 4.0 innings ... Sam Howard and Logan Cozart closed out the night with two shutout frames.

TOPES TIDBITS: The Isotopes have now won six of their last nine games ... Albuquerque has scored 22 runs in the second inning over the last five games including two on Monday ... Gonzalez's appearance was his 110th as an Isotopes, the second-most in team history ... Ramos' pinch-hit homer was the second by an Isotope this season with the other being hit by Drew Weeks on May 19 vs. El Paso.

ON DECK: Fresno Grizzlies at Albuquerque Isotopes, 6:35 p.m. MT - Isotopes Park

PROBABLES: Grizzles: RHP Joe Ross (2-2, 4.64), Isotopes: RHP Tim Melville (6-4, 5.29)

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