Albuquerque Shut Out Despite 11 Hits

Albuquerque lined out 11 hits but didn't score, dropping an unusual 3-0 game to Reno. Isotope outfielder Jamie Hoffmann hit safely in his 19th straight game to tie the franchise record. Great Lakes overcame a 3-0 Fort Wayne lead to take ahead before two bases loaded walks resulted in a 5-4.

Long Night for Isotopes

Right-hander Tim Corcoran (3-4) allowed nine hits and three earned runs over seven innings but dropped his fourth game against three runs as Reno collected a 3-0 victory. Albuquerque rapped out 11 hits but was unable to score.

Since moving to the rotation, Corcoran is 2-3 with a 3.81 ERA and is even better when he starts games at home, going 1-1 with a 3.08 earned run average in two starts at The Lab. He had only walked four batters over his first four starts but passed five in the 3-0 loss.

The Isotopes had a hit in every inning but the second ad left nine on base while going 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Reno used three double plays to keep Albuquerque off the scoreboard.

Outfielder Jamie Hoffmann singled to center field in the third inning to tie the franchise record of 19 successive games with a hit set by outfielder Eric Reed in 2006. Since the streak began on May 5, he's batted with 16 runs along with six doubles, two triples, two homers, and 16 RBI. Hoffmann also had a 12 game streak from April 17 to May 2.

John Lindsey banged out three more hits to increase his own personal streak to 15 straight games as well as boosting his average to .483, best in the PCL. Jay Gibbons, who is second in the league with a .382 average has hit in 11 straight games and Russ Mitchell, who didn't see action last night, has a 13-game streak going.

Lucas May and Justin Sellers had a pair of hits each.

Lab Notes --Shortstop Chin-lung Hu was placed on the disabled list with a broken nose. ...The Isotopes' homestand rolls on with two more games against the Reno Aces.
 Score by Innings
Reno        	002 001 000-3	
Albuquerque	000 000 000-0

 Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hoffmann cf	4  0  1  0  .331
De Jesus 2b	4  0  1  0  .233
Gibbons lf	4  0  1  0  .382
Lindsey 1b	4  0  3  0  .438
Redman rf	4  0  0  0  .319
May c        	4  0  2  0  .310
Nivar 3b	4  0  1  0  .302
Sellers ss	3  0  2  0  .333
Corcoran p	1  0  0  0  .250
 TPerez ph	1  0  1  0  .314
 JuPerez p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Closser ph	1  0  0  0  .208
 Total	        34  0 11  0
 Reno 	        26  3 11  3

 2B- Gibbons (13), De Jesus (12), Lindsey
(21), Sellers (1). S- Corcoran.
LOB- Albuquerque 9, Reno 11. SB- Hoffmann
(4). DP- Unassisted Sellers. 

 Albuquerque	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Corcoran (3-4)	8.0 10  0-0  1  5  2.93
JuPerez        	2.0  2  0-0  1  3  2.95
 WP- Corcoran. T- 2:49. Att- 7,317.

Chattanooga, Open Date

The Lookouts have added a veteran pitcher in Jon Huber, 28, who was signed as a free agent. Originally drafted by the San Diego Padres in the fifth round of the 2000 draft, he pitched for Mississippi in the Southern League briefly this season.

Jon Huber
Huber was traded to Seattle in 2004 for former Dodger Dave Hansen, who holds the L.A. record for season and career pinch-hits.

Along with San Diego, has pitched in the Seattle and Atlanta farm systems along with Lancaster of the Independent Atlantic League. He was 12-7 in 2004 while pitching for Lake Elsinore and Inland Empire in the Cal League and he saved 23 games between San Antonio and Tacoma in 2006.

During his minor league career, he has a 50-57 record over 304 games with a 5.00 earned run average.

He pitched for the Seattle Mariners in 2006 and 2007, working in 25 games and recording a 2.57 earned run average.

Inland Empire, Open Date

Loons Comeback Falls Short Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

?Great Lakes rallied from down 3-0 to take a one-run lead, only to see the lead disappear in the seventh inning on two bases loaded walks and a controversial umpiring decision in a 5-4 Fort Wayne win.?

?Trailing by three in the top of the sixth inning, Jaime Ortiz clubbed a three-run home run over the wall in right field to tie the score. One inning later Brian Cavazos-Galvez doubled, took third on a ground ball and scored on a passed ball.?

?Then in the seventh, Fort Wayne took the lead for good. With two outs and runners at first and third, the Loons appeared to have worked out of a jam. With the runners on the move, Loons catcher J.T. Wise fired to third. Video replays showed that the tag was in time, but the base umpire ruled safe, prompting an argument from Loons manager Juan Bustabad. Pitcher Allen Webster fell behind batter Everett Williams 3-0 and decided to walk Williams intentionally.?

?Webster then walked the following batter unintentionally to tie the game 4-4.  Bustabad made a pitching change bringing in lefty Andy Suiter, who walked another Tincap to bring home the go-ahead run. Both seventh inning runs were unearned after an error by shortstop Christian Lara earlier in the inning.?

?Webster (5-3, 4-2 as a starter), who pitched into the seventh inning for the first time, was charged with the loss, surrendering five runs, three earned, in 6.2 innings. His earned run as a starter moved to 2.64. Lara, Cavazos-Galvez and Jerry Sands led the Loons with two hits each.?

?Today, the Loons and Tincaps begin a school kids day doubleheader with Game 1 beginning at 11:05am.  The first game will feature right-hander Matt Magill (1-0, 2.31 ERA) versus right-hander Stiven Osuna (0-1, 3.13). In the second game, right-hander Rubby de la Rosa (1-0, 2.93) will make his first start for the Loons after five relief appearances. Lefty Jose De Paula will make his Midwest League debut for Fort Wayne.?
 Score by Innings
Great Lakes	000 003 100-4
Fort Wayne	210 000 20x-5

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Lara ss        	5  0  2  0  .315
Ruggiano 3b	3  0  0  0  .248
Galvez lf	4  1  2  0  .257
Sands rf	5  1  2  0  .380
Songco dh	3  1  0  0  .275
Wise c        	4  0  0  0  .236
Ortiz 1b	4  1  1  3  .179
McGee cf	4  0  0  0  .239
 Total        	36  4  8  3
 Fort Wayne	31  5  7  5

 Error- Lara (10). 2B- Lara (10). Galvez
(10). HR- Ortiz (2). LOB- Great Lakes 9,
Fort Wayne 7. 

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Webster (5-3)	6.2  7  5-3  3  6  2.25
Suiter        	1.1  1  0-0  1  2  4.24
 HBP- by Webster; Galvez. T- 2:40. 
Att- 4,923.

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