The rich getting richer did nothing to benefit the Albuquerque Isotopes.
Round Rock starting pitcher Jose Urquidy, who two weeks ago was pitching well for the Houston Astros, effectively carved up the home team Tuesday night at Isotopes Park. Urquidy allowed one run and struck out nine in six innings to help the Express take a 4-2 win and earn a split of the four-game series.
Urquidy had earned a rotation spot for the American League West-leading Astros before a blockbuster trade sent Zack Greinke to Houston. Urquidy was promptly optioned to Triple-A but he showed big-league-quality stuff to the ‘Topes.