Down 3-0 heading into the sixth inning, the Isotopes came back to win it with two runs in the sixth and three more in the eighth. Jairo Diaz, who has had a lot of trouble getting outs this season, picked up the save with a clean inning. He struck out one.
Home runs by Kyle Parker and Matt McBride powered the offense. Each batter had two RBIs on the day. Drew Stubbs had a triple in the game. His 1-4 day brought his Triple-A line to .257.
Double-A New Britain
New Britain and Richmond attempted to get a double header in due to a postponement from April, but they were only able to get one seven inning tilt in. The Rock Cats had 11 hits on the day and a couple of multi-run innings, which was enough for the win. Noel Cuevas went 3-4 with three RBIs.
After a very hot start to the season Tommy Murphy has really cooled off as of late. Since May 20, his OPS has fallen from .939 to .813. But that fall really only serves to highlight just how great of a start he got off to. He picked up a hit in yesterday's game—a double.
Game 2: Postponed
The Nuts received a nice start from Zach Jemiola, who allowed seven hits and three runs in six innings. He walked three and struck out three. The Nuts lost this one late, as they had an 8-3 lead heading into the eighth inning before allowing three and four runs in the eighth and ninth innings. Devin Burke and Matt Carasiti were responsible for losing the lead.
Despite the loss, the offensive outburst was very nice to see. Ramie Tapia had three hits, including a home run. Correlle Prime had a hit in two official at bats, but he walked three times and scored three runs.
The offense couldn't get anything going in this one, as the team compiled just four hits, resulting in a single run. Forrest Wall drove in the only Tourists run and Shane Hoelscher had a double for the team's only extra base hit.
Starting pitcher Sam Howard didn't make it out of the first inning, as he allowed four hits and three runs in 2/3 of an inning. He struck out two and walked two.
Hawks starting pitcher Angel Lezama allowed five runs in the first two innings, but the offense bailed him out with four runs in the second and three more in the fifth. In all, Lezama allowed 11 hits in five innings and gave up five runs. He did, however, have five strikeouts and didn't walk a batter.
Max George had a hit and a walk and scored two runs. Kevin Padlo had a couple of singles and drove in three. And Jonathan Daza went 3-4 with a double, a triple, two runs scored, and three RBIs.
Dominican Summer League
The DSL Rockies had seven hits but could only get one run across, despite four errors from the opposing DSL Mets. The Mets scored three on eight hits for the win. Jorge Oviedo threw six innings and gave up two runs in the loss. Henry Garcia tossed the remaining three and allowed a run on two hits.
Pedro Gonzalez hit a home run and Manuel Melendez and Hidekel Gonzalez each had a couple of hits.
Rookie Grand Junction
The Grand Junction Rockies continued their offensive outburst to start the season. They've now scored 43 runs in the team's first three games—and Brendan Rodgers has yet to suite up for them.
Daniel Suero, Roberto Ramos, and Jensen Park each had three hits, and recent draftee Mylz Jones had four. Starting pitcher Juan Pena tossed four innings. He struck out a batter an inning and gave up two runs on three hits and two walks.
Triple-A Albuquerque: Jon Gray
Double-A New Britain Game 1: Bryan Evans; Game 2: Brett Marshall
High-A Modesto: Konner Wade
Single-A Asheville: Helmis Rodriguez
Low-A Boise: TBD
Rookie: Parker French