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Lindsey, Mitchell Among Five 'Topes Called to Dodgers

September 5, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL1)
Albuquerque Isotopes News Release

For 15 long years, Albuquerque Isotopes slugger John Lindsey waited for a call to the Major Leagues, patience that was rewarded Sunday as the infielder is one of five 'Topes called up to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lindsey will make his Big League debut along with Albuquerque infielder Russ Mitchell, while infielder Chin-lung Hu, and pitchers John Ely and Jon Link will be making return trips to Dodgers when the group joins the team in San Diego Monday.

When the season ends on Monday, Lindsey will become the first Isotope in team history to lead the Pacific Coast League in hitting, posting a .353 batting average this season to go along with PCL-highs in slugging percentage (.663) and extra-base hits (70). The native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi also leads the team with 25 homers while racking up 42 doubles and 97 RBI. When he joins the Dodgers, Lindsey will have played 1,445 Minor League games before getting his first taste of the Majors.

Mitchell has enjoyed an equally impressive campaign this year, his first at the Triple-A level, batting .315 with a career-high 23 homers and 87 RBI. The infielder has also been a sensation defensively at third base, leading all PCL third-sackers in fielding percentage with a mark of .958.

After spending nearly two months recuperating from surgery to his right thumb, Hu returned to the Isotopes on September 1 and wasted little time showing he's back in shape to return to the Majors, recording six hits in his last eight at-bats.

Meanwhile, Ely and Link have each logged significant time with the Dodgers this year. Ely made 14 starts with Los Angeles from late April to early July, going 4-7 with a 4.63 ERA while Link bounced back-and-forth between LA and Albuquerque three times this season, going 0-0 with a 3.18 ERA in six games.

Albuquerque wraps up its 2010 regular season with one last game in Round Rock beginning at 11:05 AM MT and while this season is coming to an end, it's not too late to start thinking about 2011 season tickets and mini-plans. For information how you can reserve a seat for next year's action, visit or call (505) 924-BALL.

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