Bonilla Preserves a Split for Albuquerque

Henry Bonilla

Reliever Henry Bonilla;s emergency start helped Albuquerque to a 3-1 win in the second game of a doubleheader after losing 5-1 to Round Rock in the opener. Steve Johnson made his debut for Chattanooga and pitched well after a shaky start but Mobile won 6-4. Lake Elsinore dumped Inland Empire 10-7. Great Lakes was not scheduled.

Isotopes Split with Round Rock
Reliever Henry Bonilla made an emergency start and led Albuquerque (50-46) to a 3-1 win in the second game of a doubleheader to earn a split with the Express. Round Rock dumped Albuquerque 5-1 in the opener.

Game #1
Making up a game rained out in the second inning on June 11, Right-hander Giancarlo Alvarado (3-6), who started the original contest, picked up the game in the bottom of the second and gave up a single and a home run on is first two pitches.

Round Rock tagged him for three more runs in a two-out rally. Alvardo wild pitched the first run across and then gave up a two-run double.

The 'Topes were held scoreless until the eighth, when they loaded the bases could score only on a sacrifice fly to J.D. Closser that plated Jovanny Rosario with the Isotopes' only run of the game.

Albuquerque left 11 men on base and was 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position. Rosario and Chin-Lung Hu each had a pair of hits.

  Score by Innings 
Albuquerque	000 000 010-1
Round Rock	020 003 00x-5

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko rf	5  0  1  0  .263
Rosario cf	5  1  2  0  .293
Luna 3b        	1  0  1  0  .361
Abreu 3b	4  0  1  0  .250
MJones lf	3  0  0  0  .283
Pascucci 1b	1  0  1  0  .223
 Closser 1b	1  0  0  1  .000
Hu ss        	4  0  2  0  .239
JGonzalez 2b	4  0  2  0  .250
Jansen c	1  0  0  0  .333
 Ellis c	2  0  0  0  .326
Alvarado p	3  0  1  0  .182
 Harper ph	1  0  1  0  .268
---------------------------------
  Totals	35  1 11  1
  Round Rock	31  5  9  4

  2B- Luna (14), RBI- Closser (1).
SF- Closser. LOB- Albuquerque 11, Round
Rock 5. DO- Alvarado, Hu and Closser.

  Albuquerque	 in  h r-r bb so  era
Alvarado (3-6)	8.0  9  5-5  2 12  3.96
  WP- Alvarado. HBP- by Alvarado. 
PB- Ellis (8). T- 2:40(:43 delay). Att- 9,194.
Game #2
Bonilla worked four scoreless innings in the seven-inning nightcap and allowed only one hit, handing a 1-0 lead over to Travis Schlichting who collected his first win for the Isotopes. It was Bonilla's second-longest appearance of the season.

Tony Abreu extended his hitting streak to 13 games by leading off the game with a first inning home run, giving the 'Topes a 1-0 edge.

Albuquerque scored another run in the fifth after a lead-off double by Chin-Lung Hu, who moved to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a sacrifice fly by Abreu to put the visiting team up 2-0.

The Express scored their only run in the sixth on an RBI single but Brett Harper slugged his first home run as an Isotope, giving Albuquerque a 3-1 cushion.

Closer Scott Strickland worked a scoreless seventh to nail down his 19th save and the 3-1 win.

Albuquerque will face the Express again tonight behind left-hander Eric Stults (2-1, 4.80), who will face Round Rock righty Felipe Paulino (1-0, 1.13).

  Score by Innings 2nd Game
Albuquerque	100 010 1-3
Round Rock	000 001 0-1

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 3b	2  1  1  2  .333
Maza 2b        	3  0  0  0  .289
Brown lf	2  0  0  0  .294
MJones rf	2  0  0  0  .074
Closser c	3  0  0  0  .347
Repko cf	3  0  0  0  .256
Harper 1b	3  1  2  1  .279
 Strickland p	0  0  0  0  .000
Hu ss       	3  1  2  0  .269
Bonilla p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Rosario ph	0  0  0  0  .250
 Schlichting p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Threets p	0  0  0  0  .000
 SGarcia ph-1b	1  0  0  0  .203
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  Totals  	23  3  5  3
  Round Rock	23  1  3  1
  
  2B- Hu (14).  Hr- Abreu (5), Harper
(16). RBI- Abreu 2 (22), Harper (58).
S- Rosario. SF- Abreu. LOB- Albuquerque
3, Round Rock 3. CS- Hu (3). DP- Abreu,
Maza and Harper. 

  Albuquerque 	     in  h r-er bb so  era
Bonilla 	    4.0  1  0-0  1  1  4.25
Schlichting (1-0)   1.1  1  1-1  1  1  1.86
Threets        	    0.2  1  0-0  0  0  1.55
Strickland (sv 19)  1.0  0  0-0  0  0  3.76
  T- 2:00. Att- 9,169.
Mobile Stops Chattanooga 6-4
Starting pitcher Steve Johnson (1-0), making his debut for Chattanooga, had a shaky start, allowing a two-run triple in the first inning as Mobile won 6-4 but finished strong while taking the loss.

After the first inning, Johnson retired eight of the next nine, striking out eight over the four innings but in the fifth, a fielding error and a walk put Johnson in a hole and he surrendered a three-run home run.

The BayBears held on for the win. Johnson worked innings and allowed five hits and five runs, although three of them were unearned. He walked two and struck out eight.

Jesus Rodriguez gave up another run in the sixth before Francisco Felix and Victor Garate stopped the damage with three hitless innings, but the offense could not make up the deficit.

The Lookouts scored on in the bottom portion of the first on Josh Bell's RBI single. Chattanooga tied the game 2-2 on a Ramon Nivar triple and subsequent Andrew Lambo sacrifice fly to right field in the third. Back-to-back doubles by Josh Bell and Eddy Perez resulted in another run in the sixth.

Mobile took a 6-3 lead into the ninth.

Pinch-hitter Russell Mitchell doubled and James Tomlin walked to open the inning and with two out, Bell singled to score Mitchell. But he was picked off first base moments later to end the game.

Bell finished a perfect 4-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in.

The Lookouts and BayBears will continue their six-game series this evening with a doubleheader.

  Score by Innings
Mobile	        200 031 000-6
Chattanooga	101 010 001-4

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi ave
Tomlin cf	4  0  1  0  .300
Nivar 2b	5  2  1  0  .375
Lambo lf	4  0  0  1  .271
Bell 3b        	4  1  4  2  .287
Giles rf	3  0  0  0  .279
Gutierrez c	4  0  1  0  .275
Sellers ss	4  0  2  0  .297
Johnson p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Rodriguez p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Godwin ph	1  0  0  0  .241
 Felix p	0  0  0  0  .333
 Guerra p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Mitchell ph	1  1  1  0  .208
---------------------------------
  Totals	34  4 11  4
  Mobile	32  6  7  6  

  Error- Perez (4). 2B- Bell 2 (26),
Perez (14), Mitchell (17). 3B- Nivar
(2). RBI- Bell 2 (44), Lambo (40),
Perez (34). S- Johnson. SF- Lambo.
LOB- Chattanooga 9, Mobile 8. PO- Bell
(1). 

  Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Johnson (0-1)	4.2  5  5-2  2  8  3.86
Rodriguez	1.1  3  1-1  2  1  3.91
Felix        	2.0  0  0-0  0  1  3.04
Guerra	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  4.91
  HBP- by Johnson, by Felix. 
T- 2:58. Att- 3,393.
Inland Empire Topped by Lake Elsinore
The Storm rolled up a 7-1 lead after five innings and then beat of Inland Empire's late rally to win 10-7. Mario Alvarez (2-3) gave up seven runs in the first four innings and took the loss.

Lake Elsinore scored three in the first and four more in the fourth.

Joseph Torres, Dave Pfeiffer, Hong-Chih Kuo and Blake Brannon finished out the game.

Kuo pitched for the second night in a row and third time in four days to test his arm. Kuo pitched a perfect 1-2-3 inning in the eighth with a strikeout.

Torres was making his debut with the Sixers after having recorded a 1-1, 3.68 record over 17 games for Frisco in the Texas League.

The Sixers picked up a single run in the second on Caseres' triple and two more in the sixth when Caseres tripled again, this time with Elian Herrera and Scott Van Slyke on base with singles.

Inland Empire picked up a run in the seventh on Garrett Green's RBI single and and rallied in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run double to center by Preston Mattingly and an RBI by Trayvon Robinson.

Inland Empire out-hit the storm 13-11 with Caseres leading the way with three hits. Robinson, Green and Jaime Ortiz had two each.

The 66ers head to Rancho Cucamonga for a three-game set starting tonight as LHP Thomas Melgarejo (1-1, 9.19) faces the Quakes' RHP Jeremy Thorne (0-5, 5.22).

  Score by Innings
Lake Elsinore	300 400 201-10
Inland Empire	010 002 103- 7

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Mattingly lf	5  1  1  2  .258
Herrera 2b	5  1  1  0  .322
Robinson cf	5  0  2  1  .305
Van Slyke rf	5  1  1  0  .305
Caseres 1b	3  1  3  2  .293
Lara ss        	4  0  0  1  .277
Garabedian c	4  1  1  0  .256
Ortiz dh	3  1  2  0  .245
Green 3b	3  1  2  1  .225
---------------------------------
  Totals 	37  7 13  7
  Lake Elsinore	32 10 11 10

  2B- Ortiz (6), Mattingly (17).
3B- Caseres 2 (6), RBI- Lara (34),
Caseres 2 (34), Green (20), Mattingly 2
(30), Robinson (45), LOB- Inland Empire
6, Lake Elsinore 5. CS- Robinson (17).

  Inland Empire	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Alvarez (2-2)	4.0  5  7-7  2  2  5.63
Torres	        1.0  1  0-0  0  2  0.00
Pfeiffer	2.0  3  2-2  1  0  4.38
Kuo        	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
Brannon	        1.0  2  1-1  1  0  4.34
  T- 3:00. Att- 1.897.
Great Lakes not scheduled. RHP Kyle Smit was promoted to Inland Empire and LHP Jon Dutton has been activated from the disabled list.  

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