The Albuquerque Isotopes scored seven unanswered runs through the first four innings Saturday, topping the Chihuahuas 12-2.
El Paso’s Fernando Rodriguez took the loss after going 3.2 innings in a spot start, his longest time on the mound since being acquired.
Michael Gettys plated the Chihuahuas’ first run with a solo home run in the sixth inning. Boog Powell followed in the seventh inning with a solo shot of his own. Powell was on base four times in the loss, going 2-for-2 with two walks.
The 10-run separation is El Paso’s worst loss this season. Peter Van Gansen mirrored Russell Martin’s March 31st 1-2-3 inning in the bottom of the eighth, his first career appearance on the rubber.
Sam Hilliard’s diving catch down the right field line robbed Michael Getty’s of a hit and ended Sunday’s game, stranding the tying run on base, as the Isotopes topped the Chihuahuas 5-4. Albuquerque came from behind scoring four runs in a nine-batter bottom of the eighth.
Logan Allen enjoyed a pleasant start allowing just one run on three hits in his five innings of work. Jacob Scavuzzo, Seth Mejias-Brean and Jason Vosler all homered, moving El Paso’s team total to 99 in 44 games.
The Isotopes clinched a series win, marking the first time since April 9-11 at Tacoma that the Chihuahuas are on the losing end.
Team Records: El Paso (28-15) Albuquerque (23-21)
Chico and the Chihuahuas will be sticking around for one more game in Albuquerque tonight at 6:35 PM MDT. El Paso’s RHP Jerry Keel (4-0, 4.41 ERA) will look to stay perfect on his 2019 resume vs. Albuquerque’s southpaw Pat Dean (0-2, 5.59 ERA).