Albuquerque Loses 8-5 in 15 innings

Jesus Castillo ... pitches, bats 'Topes to a win

Albuquerque fans, who came out in big numbers again to see Manny Ramirez, also saw the second longest game in team history, a 15-inning, 8-5 loss to Nashville. Chattanooga fought off a late Huntsville rally to take an 8-5 decision. Ogden lost a pitcher's duel 4-1 the ninth inning. The Dominican League Dodgers lost 4-3 to the Mets. Inland Empire, Great Lakes and the Arizona Dodgers had the day off.

Albuquerque Loses in 15
Albuquerque fans, who came out in big numbers again to see Manny Ramirez, were treated, if that is the word for a nearly five-hour game, to the second longest game in team history, a 15-inning, 8-5 loss to Nashville.

The marathon fell two innings shy of the 17-inning game against Iowa on July 16, 2006. At four hours and fifty six minutes, it came within four minutes of that record-setting 17 frame contest.

The Isotopes scored single runs in the sixth, eighth and ninth to tie the game at 3-3 when catcher Kenley Jansen singled in the third run with two out. Truth be told, his teammates would have preferred that he had struck out and ended things right there instead of extending the contest for another eight innings with the same conclusion.

Albuquerque (37-35) drew another bumper crowd of 13,076 and Ramirez went 0-for-1 and fielded thee balls in left field before leaving the game because of the rain and possible slippery conditions.

The Isotopes bullpen held the Sounds scoreless for 10 innings before the visitors erupted for five in the top of the 15th.

Ramirez was 0-for-1 with a walk and fielded three plays in left, two for outs and the game would be decided long after his departure in the top of the fifth.

The Sounds starter Tim Dillard was working on a no-hitter, facing only one over the minimum, into the the bottom of the sixth when Chin-lung Hu drove in Jason Repko, who walked and stole second.

Hu collected his sixth RBI in six games with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the eighth, plating Sergio Garcia who led off the inning with a single, to pull the Isotopes within 3-2.

Jansen delivered the game-tying tally and the final Albuquerque run, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, scoring Jamie Hoffman with a first-pitch single.

A battle of the bullpens blew up in Albuquerque's face before Nashville ended things with five in the 15th. The two teams used a dozen pitchers during the evening, split evenly six each, and they stranded a combined 27 runners.

Albuquerque left the bases loaded in the ninth, two on in the 10th and the go-ahead run on third in the 11th.

Charlie Haeger started and allowed three runs over his six innings. Carlos Vargas, Nick Debarr, Scott Strickland and Hyang-Nam Choi, gave up only four hits over the next seven innings and Dwayne Pollok (2-4) added an eighth zero before he was saddled with five unearned runs and the loss.

The two exhausted teams will go at it again tonight with the Isotopes giving the ball to left-hander Scott Elbert who will be making his Isotopes debut against Nashville southpaw Chris Cody (2-1, 1.69)

  Score by Innings
Nashville	000 300 000 000 005-8
Albuquerque	000 001 011 000 000-3

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ramirez lf	1  0  0  0  .000
Repko cf	4  1  0  0  .249
Hu ss	        6  0  3  2  .254
DeWitt 2b	7  0  0  0  .254
Hoffmann cf-rf	6  1  3  0  .254
Brown rf-lf	7  0  1  0  .304
JGonzalez 3b	6  0  0  0  .195
SGarcia 1b	5  1  1  0  .224
Jansen c	5  0  2  1  .263
Haeger p	1  0  0  0  .188
 Rosario ph	1  0  0  0  .258
 Vargas p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Maza ph	1  0  0  0  .266
 DeBarr p	0  0  0  0  .333
 Closser ph	0  0  0  0  .292
 Strickland p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Choi p	        1  0  0  0  .500
 Pollok p	1  0  0  0  .000
---------------------------------
  Totals  	52  3 10  3
  Nashville	57  8 15  8

  Errors- DeWitt (7), Repko (1).
2B- Hoffmann (5). RBI- Hu 2 (23),
Jansen (2). S- Hu. LOB- Albuquerque 
12, Nashville 15. SB- Repko (14).
CS- Hoffmann (1). DP- JGonzalez,
DeWitt and SGarcia; Choi, Hu and
SGarcia. PO- Hoffmann.

  Albuquerque	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Haeger	        6.0  5  3-3  2  4  3.94
Vargas	        2.0  1  0-0  0  1  1.80
DeBarr	        1.0  0  0-0  2  0  3.97
Strickland	1.0  1  0-0  2  0  3.97
Choi	        3.0  2  0-0  2  4  1.99
Pollok (2-4)	2.0  6  5-0  1  2  5.17
  HBP- by Haeger. T- 4:56. Att- 13,076.
Lookouts Dump Huntsville
Chattanooga built up an 8-0 lead, then fought off a late Huntsville rally to take an 8-5 decision, their first win of the second half behind the pitching of Jesus Castillo (4-5). The Lookouts cracked out 16 hits but left 10 on base in the win.

Castillo worked eight innings, allowing five hits and three runs. He pitched two a pair of Huntsville batters in the ninth before giving way to J.D. Durbin who gave up a bases-loaded triple before ending the game

James Tomlin led the Lookouts attack with four singles and a pair of RBI. Russell Mitchell singled and doubled twice, knocking in a pair. Tony Abreu, Josh Bell, Mike Rose and Castillo himself added a pair of hits and two RBI while building the seemingly comfortable lead.

Castillo singled in the first Chattanooga run in the second inning after Mitchell had doubled with two out. A four-run fifth featured a sac fly by Abreu on which two runs scored, and two-run double by Mitchell.

Three runs in the seventh came across on Castillo's second RBI single and a two-run single by Tomlin.

  Score by Innings
Chattanooga	010 040 300-8
Huntsville	000 001 004-5

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	5  1  4  2  .306
Giles rf	0  0  0  0  .269
Becker ss	5  1  0  0  .267
Abreu 2b	5  1  2  2  .306
Bell 3b	        5  1  2  0  .278
Rose c	        4  1  2  0  .237
Lambo lf	5  1  1  0  .262
Mitchell 1b	4  2  3  2  .187
Godwin rf-cf	5  0  0  0  .243
Castillo p	5  0  2  2  .250
 Durbin p	0  0  0  0  .000
---------------------------------
  Totals  	43  8 16 8
  Nashville	30  5  6  5

  2B- Mitchell 2 (11), Lambo (22).
RBI- Castillo 2 (6), Abreu 2 (5),
Mitchell 2 (28), Tomlin 2 (16).
LOB- Chattanooga 10, Nashville 2.
SB- Tomlin 2 (6), CS- Tomlin (7).
PO- Tomlin.

  Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Castillo (4-5)	8.0  5  3-3  1  3  4.29
Durbin	        1.0  1  2-2  1  0  1.75
  T- 2:44. Att- 1,075.
Inland Empire --All-Star break.

Great Lakes --All-Star break.

Ogden Lose in Ninth
While Ogden is listed as a rookie league team, the Pioneer League usually is stocked with each club's top young college players but it is seldom that you find a pitcher's duel like Ogden and Orem put on in the second game of the season. Orem scored four times in the top of the ninth inning to break a 1-1 tie and take a 4-1 decision.

Elisaul Pimentel, a 20-year-old righthander, worked the first six innings for the Raptors and allowed three hits and a single, unearned, run. Steven Ames, the #18 selection in the 2009 draft, added a pair of hitless innings during which he struck out four. Nick Gaudi, the #31 pick, opened the fateful ninth and was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs on four hits before Joe Paxton stopped the bleeding.

Ogden's Mario Songco, The Dodgers #4 pick, slugged his second home run of the young season in the second inning to account for the only Raptor run. Songco led Loyola Marymount with a .360 average and 15 home runs in 2009.

The Raptors were held to five hits, distributed among David Iden (#36), Lenell McGee, Chris Jacobs, Songco and Pedro Guerrero.

  Score by Innings
Orem	010 000 003-4
Ogden	000 010 000-1
 
  Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa ss	        4  0  0  0  .000
Iden 2b	        3  0  1  0  .167
McGee cf	4  0  1  0  .125
Sands rf	4  0  0  0  .375
Jacobs 1b	4  0  1  0  .250
CGalvez dh	3  0  0  0  .143
Songco lf	3  1  1  1  .333
Erickson c	3  0  0  0  .000
Guerrero 3b	3  0  1  0  .200
---------------------------------
  Totals  	31  1  5  1
  Orem	34  4  7  4

  Error- Iden (1). 2B- McGee (1).
HR- Songco (2). RBI- Songco (3).
LOB- Ogden 4, Orem 7. 
	
  Ogden	         in h r-er bb so  era
Pimentel	6.0  3  1-0  2  3  0.00
Ames	        2.0  0  0-0  0  4  0.00
Gaudi (0-1)	0.2  4  3-3  1  0 40.50
Paxton	        0.1  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
  WP_ Paxton. HBP- by Pimentel. 
T- 2:26. Att- 3,572.
Arizona Dodgers-- Not scheduled.

DSL Mets Edge Dodgers 4-3
The Dominican League Dodgers scored twice in the first inning and nursed the lead until the seventh when the Mets went in front of good with two runs of their own. Florinceo Bustillos allowed only four hits and a single run while striking out seven while pitching into the sixth inning.

Carlos De Aza (0-1) allowed the two Mets runs that turned the game around but only one of them was earned. Jean Eusebio gave up the fourth Mets run, also unearned.

The Dodgers could collect only five hits with three of them coming in the first inning. Charlie Mirabal and Ronny Lugo singled with one out and Enlly Morales two-run double put them on the board.

After the Mets had scored four times, an error and Morales RBI single accounted for the final Dodgers run.

  Score by Innings
DSL Mets	000 001 210-4
DSL Dodgers	200 000 010-3

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Charles dh	5  0  0  0  .296
Mirabel ss	4  1  2  0  .250
Lugo rf	        4  2  1  0  .286
Franco 3b	2  0  0  1  .350
JoRamirez cf	4  0  0  0  .282
Capellan c	4  0  0  0  .263
Nieto lf	4  0  0  0  .190
Mercedes 1b	3  0  0  0  .191
Bens ph	        1  0  1  0  .364 
 Aguilar pr	0  0  0  0  .222
---------------------------------
  Totals  	35  3  7  2
  Mets	        33  4  5  1 

  Errors- Nieto (23), Capellan 2 (5),
Mercedes (3). 2B- Morales (1), Mirabal
(3). RBI- Morales (11), Franco (19).
LOB- Dodgers 7, Mets 9. SB- Franco (5).
CS- Morales (4). 
 
  Dodgers	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Bustillos	5.1  4  1-1  2  7  2.41
De Aza (0-1)	10.  1  2-1  3  2  2.84
Eusebio	        1.2  0  1-0  1  3  8.53
Lima	        1.0  0  0-0  0  2  0.87
  WP- De Aza. HBP- by Lima. T- 3:05.

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