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Saturday, June 24: Longest game in ‘Topes history

Sunday Vs. El Paso 6:05 p.m.

Promotion: Christmas in June

Radio: 610 AM

Probable starters: Isotopes LHP Harrison Musgrave (2-1, 6.75) vs. Chihuahuas RHP Zach Lee (1-1, 5.32)

Saturday: The El Paso Chihuahuas scored six runs in the 14th inning off two position players to bring a merciful 13-10 end to a record setting game at Isotopes Park.

The portion of the announced crowd of 10,071 who stayed through the 5 hour, 35 minute game were treated to a postgame fireworks show that started at 12:45 a.m.

It was the longest game played in Isotopes history. The previous record for longest game was 5:31 at Iowa on July 14, 2013.

RF Domonic Brown and LF Rosell Herrera pitched the final inning for the ‘Topes. Brown allowed five earned runs off four hits and a walk without getting an out and Herrera allowed one earned, including a homer.

Albuquerque 3B Cristhian Adames and 2B Ryan McMahon each had five hits for the ‘Topes.

In the 9th, with the game tied 6-6 and bases loaded for the ‘Topes, Derrik Gibson walked to the plate in an apparent pinch hit situation but was called back by manager Glenallen Hill, who sent up reliever Matt Carasiti, who struck out for the final out. Hill and Gibson had an animated shouting match in the dugout after the inning and Gibson was seen walking to the clubhouse after the inning.

Rockies pitcher Jon Gray, making his third minor league rehab assignment (one with single-A Lancaster and two with the ‘Topes) allowed one earned run off five hits and four walks in 5 innings. He struck out six and was pulled after 94 pitches, 57 for strikes.

After the game, the press box temporarily ran out of paper printing postgame box scores for the teams and media.

This and that: Albuquerque came into Saturday ranked second in the Pacific Coast League with 78 steals. Salt Lake had 87. Last year’s Isotopes stole 81 bases. Isotope Derrik Gibson came in 7-for-7 in steal attempts.

(Click here for updated Pacific Coast League standings. Click here for Saturday night’s box score.)

 

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