|‘Topes Trampled on Thursday|
|Written by Phillip Lopez|
|Thursday, 09 June 2011 20:22|
Isotopes (33-26): 1
Sounds (27-32): 14
Albuquerque came home Thursday in sole-possession of first place (33-25.) Albuquerque returned to The Lab after a monster 13 day road-trip. The extended time away seemed evident, as Albuquerque got pummeled by the Nashville Sounds.
Tim Redding got the start for Albuquerque; things were tough for Tim from the get-go. He gave up four straight hits to start the game -- a single, two doubles, and a two-run homer.
“Redding he got some balls up in the strike-zone and they didn’t miss ‘em,” Bundy said. “For the most part everything I saw was belt-high.”
Nashville went on to put up 6 runs against Redding in the first, and the ‘Topes starter departed the game after just 2 2/3 innings -- and was charged with 11 runs on 10 hits and 1 walk.
Opposite Redding was right-hander Mark DiFelice, who was brilliant in his five innings against Albuquerque. Sounds starter DiFelice didn’t allow a single run, and struck out five.
Chase Wright came in relief of DiFelice for Nashville, and was equally impressive, finishing off the final four innings of the game, allowing just one run on four hits.
Several Nashville players had huge nights offensively, including Caleb Gindl. He homered in his first two at-bats -- a two-run shot in the first, and a three-run job in the third.
“I look at that lineup, it’s not a bad lineup -- it was a real good lineup tonight. I see some guys that are capable of swinging the bat, and putting up some runs,” Bundy said about the offense of Nashville.
The Isotopes are now tied with the Round Rock Express for first place in the Pacific Coast League’s American Southern Division.
Albuquerque looks to get back on track Friday at Isotopes Park as they send lefty Dana Eveland to the hill, opposite another impressive left-hander Sam Naron.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 09 June 2011 21:19|