Storm cancels Isotopes game

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Home vs. New Orleans (DH),

4:05 p.m.

Radio: 610 AM

Promotion: Hats to first 3,000 fans; postgame fireworks

Probables: Isotopes RHP Matt Palmer (5-4, 3.99) vs. Zephyrs RHP Jared Rogers (5-2, 5.56)

Friday: The Isotopes and visiting Zephyrs were no match for Friday’s brutal storm. Winds and heavy rain forced the suspension of the game in the bottom of the first inning, with the Isotopes trailing 2-1 but still batting. The Isotopes have a runner on second base (Matt Angle) with two outs and Chili Buss at the plate with a 0-1 count.

The game picks up at that point today at 4:05 p.m. and is scheduled for nine innings. A half-hour after its conclusion, the two teams will play the regularly scheduled contest, which will be seven innings.

Tickets for today’s regularly scheduled game will work for both ends of the doubleheader. Tickets to Friday’s’s suspended game be exchanged exclusively at the Isotopes Park Box Office for any remaining regular-season Isotopes home game, based on availability.

Tonight’s fireworks show will go on, weather permitting, after the second game as will performances by B-Boy McCoy. Friday’s silent auction supporting Breast Cancer Awareness (for which the Isotopes are wearing pink jerseys) will carry over into today’s game.

The Isotopes Park gates will open at 3 p.m. today.

This and that: The suspended game allowed Albuquerque (59-47) to grab sole possession of first place in the American Southern Division of the Pacific Coast League. Round Rock (59-48) lost 7-4 to Memphis and fell one-half game back. … Albuquerque’s record is second best in the PCL only to Salt Lake (60-46). … Ken Levine, writer of “The Simpsons” episode that first coined the life-imitating-art notion of an “Albuquerque Isotopes” baseball team, throws out the first pitch tonight.

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