The Sox fell in extra inning to the Isotopes Wednesday nigh by a score of 7-6.
The Sox took a 4-1 lead in the third on a Charlie Blackmon solo home run, his team-leading 10th home run of the year.
The Isotopes would battle back with a run in the fifth and four in the sixth aided by two Josh Fields errors to take a 6-4 lead.
The Sky Sox, as they’ve done on numerous occasions over the past week, rallied to tie the game late on runs in the eighth and ninth innings. In the eighth, a Matt Macri two-out double would draw the Sox to within a run at 6-5. Pinch-hitter Jeff Salazar then lead off the ninth with his first home run of the year to send the game to extra innings.
After retiring the first two Isotopes batters in the tenth, Rex Brothers (3-2, 2.42) allowed three straight singles, including the game winner to Eugenio Velez.
The Albuquerque offense was aided by three errors by the normally sure handed Josh Fields. The three-error game was the first by a Sky Sox player since Garrett Atkins committed three errors against Albuquerque in Colorado Springs on April 27th, 2003. Fields’ 3-error game was the first three-error game by a Sky Sox player on the road since Jason Bates on August 21st, 1994 (Game 2) in Vancouver.
The Sox will look to salvage a series split with the Isotopes tonight as Andy Graham (0-1, 7.16) takes the hill against Mario Alvarez (0-1, 7.71). First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 PM MT.
- Prior to today’s game, infielder Ian Stewart was placed on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain. additionally, Fields was placed on the inactive list after fouling a ball off his foot in yesterday’s game. Taking their spots on the active roster are infielder Radames Nazario who was transferred from Tri-City and infielder Mike Paulk was activated from the disabled list.