The Albuquerque Isotopes (59-74) knocked out 20 hits to top the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (52-82) by the score of 13-7 on Friday night at Security Service Field.
A six-run fourth inning and a four-run seventh inning helped propel the Isotopes to a big win in game three of the four-game series. Joc Pederson smacked his PCL-leading 32nd homer of the season, and finished the game going 2-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBI to lead the Topes’ offense. Pederson also stole his 29th base of the season to bring him to the very edge of becoming the first ever 30-30 player in the PCL’s modern era.
In total, six different Albuquerque players had multi-hit games and five had multi-RBI games. Trayvon Robinson batted lead-off for the Topes and reached base four times and scored a team-high four runs.
On the hill, Jeff Bennett (8-6) picked up the win for Albuquerque after tossing 5.2 innings and giving up six runs, four earned, on nine hits. Former Sky Sox Drew Carpenter worked the final 3.1 innings to notch his first save of the season.
Chad Bettis (3-3) took the loss for the Sky Sox after giving up seven runs on ten hits in just 3.1 innings.
Despite the loss, the Sox smacked out 12 hits of their own with Angelys Nina leading the way. Nina finished 3-for-5 and has gone a combined 7-for-10 in his last two games. In addition, Rafael Ynoa extended his hitting-streak to 12 games with a two-run double in the sixth. Cristhian Adames and Jason Pridie each had two-hit games as well.
The final game of the four-game series is set for tomorrow night at 6:05 PM with LH Yohan Flande (2-10, 5.00) taking the hill for the Sox against RH Barry Enright (0-3, 7.81).