Isotopes Explode for 17 Runs in Victory over Grizzlies
Isotopes 17 (57-74), Grizzlies 7 (57-74) - Isotopes Park, Albuquerque, N.M.
TOEING THE RUBBER: Starting pitcher Chris Rusin allowed four runs over 4.0 innings, striking out four and walking four. He did not receive a decision ... Matt Pierpont earned the win out of the bullpen, allowing one run over his 2.0 innings ... Phillip Diehl yielded two runs in 2.0 innings while James Pazos tossed a scoreless ninth.
AT THE DISH: Every Isotopes starter had at least one hit, with seven of the eight recording multi-hit games ... Albuquerque hit nine doubles, tying the club's single-game record ... Drew Butera finished the game 4-for-5 with four RBI. The veteran backstop was a home run shy of the cycle and connected on a triple and double in the fifth inning ... Pat Valaika extended his hitting streak to 13 games after going 1-for-6 at the plate ... Sam Hilliard finished the night 3-for-5 with three runs scored, a home run (35th) and two RBI. With his performance, Hilliard is now the Isotopes single-season leader in runs scored (108) and extra-base hits (71).
TOPES TIDBITS: The Isotopes were 10-for-25 with runners in scoring position.
ON DECK: Sunday - Fresno Grizzlies at Albuquerque Isotopes, 6:05 p.m. MT - Isotopes Park ... Fan Appreciation Night presented by Floor & Decor ... Fireworks presented by Mark's Casa Chevrolet and Mark's Casa Jeep Chrysler Mitsubishi
PROBABLES: Isotopes: TBD, Grizzlies: RHP Scott Copeland (4-5, 6.73)
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