The bullpen hasn’t always been a strong suit in Albuquerque’s long professional baseball history.
But there’s no denying it’s been a strength of late for the Isotopes, whose bullpen again shut down the opposition in a 6-0 win over the Tacoma Rainiers to open a four-game home series.
The Isotopes bullpen has put together four-consecutive games of shutout pitching over 13 innings of work, allowing just eight hits and three walks.
“Yeah, I think they’ve been able to catch their breath a little bit and we’ve been able to get some guys some rest,” said Isotopes manager Glenallen Hill, referring to the bullpen being worked heavily for a stretch about a week ago on the road. “We’ve had a seven-inning performance by Chi Chi (Gonzalez) a couple outings ago. We got (Nelson) Gonzales, who was able to give us some innings the other day (in relief). Our bullpen is being able to pitch on some rest and not having extended outings.”
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