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Isotopes on tour in Midwest

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Albuquerque visits Omaha, Iowa

By Dave Kavanaugh

Albuquerque’s road swing in the Midwest has brought mixed results thus far, with two wins, one loss and one losing effort interrupted by bad weather.

Omaha 5, Albuquerque 0 (suspended)
A day after putting up bagels against Albuquerque, Omaha had its own shutout going until a rainstorm disrupted the game in the third inning Friday night.
Brian Bocock’s solo home run led off the bottom of the second inning, and the Storm Chasers’ second baseman also accounted for two other runs batted in as the home team took a 5-0 lead.
But rain drove the teams from the field, and the Pacific Coast League officials eventually cancelled the game. It will likely be continued at a later date.

Albuquerque 5, Omaha 0
On Thursday, the Isotopes won for the second straight day in Omaha, clinching at least a series split on the road.
Zach Lee (6-7) pitched a fine game for Albuquerque, shutting the Storm Chasers down for seven complete innings and allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out three.
Coming out of the bullpen, Colt Hynes and Pedro Baez maintained the shutout with one inning apiece on the mound.
Catcher Tim Federowicz continues to be productive since being sent down from the Dodgers. He hit two home runs Thursday — one a two-run shot in the fifth and the other a solo bomb in the seventh.
Shortstop Walter Ibarra led the visitors, going 3 for 4 with three doubles and one RBI, all off Omaha starter Sugar Ray Marimon (5-4).
The Topes are playing the Iowa Cubs in Des Moines, Iowa, through Tuesday. After a rare off day, they will be back in Albuquerque starting Thursday for a five-game, four-night series against the Reno Aces.