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After putting together two big offensive nights in a row, the Albuquerque Isotopes found themselves on the other end of a big offensive show Thursday night.
The Isotopes made their return to Albuquerque Thursday following a long, 12-game road trip. They played the Nashville Sounds and the Sounds made some noise at the plate, earning a big 14-1 win.
The Isotopes will host three more games with the Sounds on this quick, four-game homestand, including tonight’s game at Isotopes Park. Fan-favorite entertainer Myron Noodleman will be at the park for tonight’s contest, which is set for 7:05 p.m. unless air quality conditions in Albuquerque force a postponement.
Thursday’s loss cost the Isotopes (33-26) their half-game lead over the Round Rock Express (33-26) atop the PCL American Southern standings. Round Rock’s game Thursday at Iowa was postponed due to rain.
The Sounds (27-32) jumped out to a huge 6-0 lead after one inning and upped that advantage to 11-0 after three innings to put the Isotopes away early.
The Sounds pounded out 20 hits in the contest, chasing Isotopes starter Tim Redding off after just 2-2/3 innings pitched.
Redding (2-6, 6.82 ERA) allowed 11 earned runs on 10 hits and gave up three home runs in his short start. Nashville’s Caleb Gindi went yard twice early in the contest including a three-run blast in the third.
Meanwhile, Nashville starter Mark DiFelice cooled off the hot bats Albuquerque was swinging coming into the game. DiFelice held Albuquerque scoreless through five innings of work, giving up just four hits and striking out five.
The Isotopes’ lone run of the game came in the bottom of the ninth.