Lindblom Wins His First for Albuquerque

Josh Lindblom earned his first win of the season, topping New Orleans 3-2. Two unearned runs broke a 5-5 tie in the eighth inning and Montgomery took a 7-5 win over Chattanooga. Inland Empire used two big innings and a tight bullpen to knock off Stockton 9-5. Catcher J.T. Wise hit a grand slam and the Great Lakes Loons handed the Lake County Captains their second loss of the season 9-4.

Lindblom Pitches 'Topes to 3-2 Win

Josh Lindblom shook off two sub-par starts and earned his first win of the season, topping New Orleans 3-2.

Lindblom allowed seven hits and two runs over six innings, striking out seven and not walking a batter. Juan Perez and Luis Ayala added four scoreless innings to close out the game with Ayala earning his first save.

Albuquerque scored single runs in the first, third and fourth innings, erasing a 2-1 New Orleans win in the fourth.

Outfielders Jaime Hoffmann and Xavier Paul singled in the first with walks to first baseman John Lindsey and third baseman Russell Mitchell pushing the run across.

They added one more in the third to tie the game 2-2. Paul walked with one out and stole second (#3). He scored on outfielder Michael Restovich's RBI single.

The deciding run scored in the fourth after catcher J.D. Closser lived on an error. Lindblom walked with one out and Hoffmann singled to load the bases. An error on second baseman Ivan De Jesus' grounder allowed the decisive run.

Perez pitched around a pair of walks in the seventh and a third walk in the seventh. Koss worked a 1-2-3 ninth, striking out the final two New Orleans' batters

Hoffmann was the only Isotope with more than one hit.
 
 Score by Innings
Albuquerque	101 100 000-3
New Orleans	110 000 000-2

 Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hoffmann rf	5  1  2  0  .255
De Jesus 2b	5  0  1  1  .204
Paul cf        	4  1  2  0  .365
Lindsey 1b	3  0  0  0  .532
 JPerez p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Redman ph	1  0  0  0  .366
 Ayala p	0  0  0  0  .000
Restovich lf	4  0  1  1  .296
Mitchell 3b-1b	3  0  0  1  .273
Closser c	4  1  0  0  .267
Lindblom p	2  0  1  0  .333
Green 3b	1  0  0  0  .164
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 Total	        31 3 7 3 
 New Orleans	31 2 7 2
 
  2B- De Jesus 1(3). RBI- Mitchell (10)
Restovich (3), De Jesus 1 (3).
LOB-Albuquerque 10, New Orleans 6.
SB- Paul (3). DP- Mitchell, De Jesus,
Lindsey. 

 Albuquerque	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Lindblom (1-0)	6.0  7  2-2  0  7  5.79
JPerez        	2.0  0  0-0  3  2  6.75
Ayala (sv 1)	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  1.69
 T- 3:01. Att- 2,118.

Win Slips Away From Lookouts

Chattanooga's 5-3 lead evaporated after two unearned runs broke a 5-5 tie in the eighth inning and Montgomery took a 7-5 win in the first game of the series.

Matt Sartor and Harvey Garcia were victimized by unearned runs in the eighth inning. Alberto Bastardo started and gave up five hits and three runs over five, then Tim Sexton worked the sixth and seventh, allowing two runs, one earned.

Sartor took the tough loss. He pitched to one man in the eighth and took a hard ground ball off his chest and had to leave the game. Garcia gave up a walk before throwing a bunt away that cost two runs and the game. He allowed only one hit in his two innings and fanned five.

Bastardo was ticked with two runs in the second. Third baseman Anthony Hatch's leadoff home run (#1) in the third got one run back but Montgomery added another in the fourth.

In the bottom of the inning, Andrew Lambo led off with a triple and scored on first baseman Eduardo's double. Designated hitter Tommy Giles singled to tie the scored and outfielder Scott Van Slyke gave the 66ers their first lead with an RBI single.

Elian Herrera singled in the fifth and scored on a wild pitch to put Chattanooga in front 5-3. They only managed a double by Trayvon Robinson and Giles' second single over the final four innings.

Perez and Giles each had two of the Lookouts nine hits.

 Score by innings
Montgomery	020 101 120-7
Chattanooga	001 310 000-5

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	5  0  1  0  .326
Herrera 2b	3  1  1  0  .282
Robinson cf	3  0  1  0  .267
Lambo lf	4  1  1  0  .341
EPerez 1b	4  1  2  1  .263
Giles dh	4  1  2  0  .391
Van Slyke rf	3  0  1  1  .306
Hatch 3b	3  1  1  2  .160
Mier c        	4  0  0  0  .278
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 Totals	        33 5 10 4
 Montgomery	39 7 10 5

 Error- EPerez (1), Hatch (2)m Garcia (1).
2B- EPerez 2 (4), Robinson (3). 3B- Lambo
(2). HR- Hatch (1). RBI- Hatch 2 (3),
EPerez (6), Van Slyke (5). S- Robinson.
SF- Hatch. LOB- Chattanooga 5, Montgomery 
6. RISP- Chattanooga 3-for-11, Montgomery
(3-for-14). CS- Gordon (1). DP- Gordon and
EPerez. Pickoff- Bastardo.

 Chattanooga	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Bastardo	5.0  5  3-3  4  4  4.20
Sexton        	2.0  3  2-1  0  2  8.64
Sartor (0-2)	0.0  1  1-0  0  0  7.20
Garcia        	2.0  1  1-0  1  5  8.53
 T- 3:34. Att- 1,553.	

Inland Empire Bullpen Keys Win

Inland Empire used two big innings and a nearly air-tight bullpen to knock off Stockton 9-5 to even their series one game each.

Kenley Jansen (1-0), Brandon Mann and Paul Koss (save 2) allowed only four singles and no runs over the final five innings in relief of Kyle Smit, who was tagged for six hits and five runs.

Outfielder Alfredo Silverio had a big part in the win, knocking in four runs with a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly. Shortstop Chris Gutierrez added a two-run single. Designated hitter Pedro Baez singled twice and added an RBI.

Inland Empire scored four times in the top of the first, but Stockton pushed across three in the bottom of the inning and two in the third, taking a 5-4 lead into the sixth. Three more runs and solid pitching turned the trick for the Sixers.

Third baseman Cesar Suarez singled and outfielder Kyle Russell doubled in the first inning with one out. A wild pitch allowed the first run of the game and Baez singled across the second. After first baseman Austin Gallagher and catcher Tony Delmonico walked, Silverio grounded a two-run single up the middle.

Smit left the game after the fourth inning trailing 5-4. Jansen, a converted catcher, added a pair of scoreless innings and struck out five. He hasn't given up an earned run so far this season. Mann added a scoreless seventh and Koss worked the final two innings for his second save.

Trailing 5-4 in the top of the sixth, Delmonico drew another walk with one out and Silverio reached base on an error. Second baseman Chris Gutierrez drove in two with a single to right. Suarez's ground ball added a third run.

Silverio's sacrifice fly scored Austin Gallagher who had walked in the seventh and Baez singled and Silverio drove him across the plate in the ninth.
  
 Score by innings
Inland Empire	400 003 101-9
Stockton        302 000 000-5

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Sellers ss	4  0  0  0  .176
Suarez 3b	5  1  1  1  .205
Russell cf	4  1  1  0  .347
Baez dh        	5  2  2  1  .333
Gallagher 1b	3  2  0  0  .286
Delmonico c	1  1  1  0  .357
Silverio rf	4  1  2  4  .196
Gutierrez 2b	5  1  1  2  .222
Mattingly lf	4  0  1  0  .179
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 Totals	        35 9  9 8
 Stockton	37 5 10 5

 Two-base hits- Russell (2). RBI- Baez (3),
Silverio 4 (6), Gutierrez 2 (3). Suarez (3). 
S- Delmonico. SF- Silverio. LOB- Inland
Empire 8, Stockton 10, RISP- Inland Empire
4-for-9, Stockton 3-for-13. SB- Baez (2).

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Smit        	4.0  5  5-5  3  4  5.06
Jansen (1-0)	2.0  2  0-0  0  5  0.00
Mann        	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  2.45
Koss (Sv 2)	2.0  2  0-0  2  2  2.00
 PB- Delmonico 2 (7). HBP- Sellers, Russell.
T- 2:53 (2:35 delay). Att- 1,210.
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Wise, Loons Slam League's Top Team

Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Catcher J.T. Wise hit a grand slam in the sixth inning and the Great Lakes Loons handed the Lake County Captains their second loss of the season in the first-ever matchup between the two teams.  Angelo Songco also homered in the win for the Loons, who improve their record to 9-4. ?

?Songco's home run came with two outs in the fourth inning and cleared the wall in right-center field to give the Loons a 3-0 edge. ?

?Leading 3-1, Songco headed to the plate in the sixth with two outs.  Captains manager Ted Kubiak opted to intentionally walk Songco to load the bases and face Wise instead. The Loons catcher proceeded to drive the pitch from Rob Bryson over the bleachers in left field.?

?Allen Webster (3-0) notched his third win of the season in his third appearance. The right-hander from North Carolina struck out five batters over five innings.  The only runner he allowed to score reached on his only walk of the game.?

?Matt Magill surrendered his first four runs of the season over three relief innings, striking out five. Luis Vasquez threw a scoreless ninth inning to record his third save of the year.?

?Leading 7-1 following Wise's slam, Lake County loaded the bases with one out in the sixth but scored just one. Then in the eighth, Magill loaded the bases with no outs. He surrendered a sac fly to Jeremie Tice and a two-run double to Adam Abraham, but wiggled out of the inning without any further damage.?

?The Loons and Captains meet again tonight at 6:30 pm. Right-hander Will Savage (1-0, 1.42 ERA) will start for the Loons. The Captains will send right-hander Austin Adams (0-0, 0.00) to the mound.  The game will be carried live on ESPN 100.9-FM.?

 Score by innings
Great Lakes	001 204 000-7	
Lake County	000 101 030-5

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
JGarcia 3b	4  0  1  1  .294
Lara ss        	4  1  1  0  .295
CGalvez cf	4  1  1  0  .340
Sands 1b	4  0  0  0  .396
BSmith rf	4  1  1  0  .348
Songco lf	3  2  1  2  .271
Wise c        	4  2  2  4  .167
Jacobs dh	4  0  1  0  .200
Ynoa 2b        	3  0  0  0  .211
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 Totals	        34 7 8 7
 LCounty	33 5 8 5

 Home Runs- Songco (2), Wise (2). RBI- JGarcia
(2), Songco 2 (9), Wise 4 (8). S- Ynoa. 
LOB- Great Lakes 2, Lake County 6. RISP- Great 
Lakes 1-for-5, Lake County 3-for-9. SB- CGalvez
(10). CS- Ynoa (1). DP- Ynoa, Lara and Sands.


 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Webster (3-0)	5.0  3  1-1  1  5  2.02
Magill        	3.0  4  4-4  2  5  3.00
Vasquez (sv 3)	2.0  0  0-0  0  1  3.68
 PB- Wise (1). HBP- Magill. T- 2:27.
Att- 1.680.

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