After earning a weekend split against a loaded Round Rock team, which featured Texas Rangers outfielders Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz on rehab assignments, the Sox dropped game one of their series with the Albuquerque Isotopes Monday.
The weekend series featured two thrilling Sox comebacks, including an eight-run ninth inning to overcome a three-run deficit in the final game. With two outs and two runners on, Eliezer Alfonzo crushed a game-tying three-run home run. The Sox would tack on five more runs in the inning to earn a series split 15-10.
Last night, the Sox again rallied with three runs in the eighth inning to tie the game at 4-4, but a run by the Isotopes in the bottom half of the inning sent the Sox home with a 5-4 loss.
The Sox enter tonight’s contest with a record of 18-27. They feature the top offense in the PCL with a team batting-average of .313. However, they also lay claim to the second-worst team ERA in the league at 6.96.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 PM MT tonight.