At Fresno, 8:05 p.m. 610 AM/95.9 FM
Probables: Isotopes LHP Brett Oberholtzer (4-9, 6.33) vs. Grizzlies RHP Brady Rodgers (1-2, 6.52)
Thursday: Fresno’s Nick Tanielu hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning to help the host Grizzlies beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 3-2.
Noel Cuevas had an RBI triple in the second for the ‘Topes and Garrett Hampson added an RBI single with two outs in the ninth. With runners on first and second, Shawn O’Malley flew out to center to end the game.
Transaction: Colorado reinstated LHP Chris Rusin from the disabled list and optioned RHP Yency Almonte back to the Isotopes. Almonte had a 1.00 ERA in seven games spanning two stints with Colorado since he made his major league debut on June 21.
Next home game: Monday vs. Tacoma, 6:35 p.m.
Notable: The Isotope offense, not surprisingly, has fared much better at home than on the road. Coming into Thursday, Albuquerque has hit .303 at home, .276 away from Isotopes Park. The at-bat/homer ratio: 26.1 at home, 33.95 on the road, 3.76 extra-base hits at home, 3.48 at home. … SS Brendan Rodgers turned 22 on Thursday, but he’s not the youngest Isotope (RHP Peter Lambert, 21). … David Holmberg’s 15 hits allowed on Tuesday were the most by an Isotope pitcher in a game since John Lannan was left out to dry and give up 16 at Salt Lake on June 29, 2015. … Albuquerque has turned the most double plays in the minors at 126. … The Isotopes have not won a series at Fresno since Aug. 12-15, 2011. … OF Mike Tauchman’s .343 average is second best in the Pacific Coast League coming into Thursday and is on pace to be the third-best in club history (Joe Dillon, .360, 2005; John Lindsey, .353, 2010).
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