Topes Notes 05-16-12

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Isotopes bats quieted vs. Bees

The Salt Lake City Bees salvaged a split of their series against the Albuquerque Isotopes with a win Tuesday night.
Salt Lake City pitchers again quelled the Isotopes’ bats. After topping the Isotopes 3-2 Monday, the Bees held the Isotopes to a lone run in the third inning, winning 4-1.
Eric Hurley threw seven innings Tuesday, allowing just two hits and striking out four to pick up the win. Hurley (3-3) went into the game giving up nearly seven earned runs per outing.
John Ely (3-3) threw well for the Isotopes, giving up three runs on four hits in 6-1/3 innings, but the most offense his team could come up with was a solo home run by Tyler Henson in the third inning.
Albuquerque (24-16) had won its three previous series before Tuesday’s loss.
Albuquerque, which today has its first day off in 20 days, now heads home for its longest homestand of the season starting Thursday against Sacramento.

Ramirez returns to Albuquerque

Manny Ramirez will be returning to Isotopes Park. It may not be for the same team, but it will be for the same reason.
Ramirez, an All-Star Major League slugger, is scheduled to make a minor league rehabilitation appearance with the Sacramento River Cats Saturday. The River Cats will play the Isotopes in Albuquerque.
In June 2009, Ramirez, then playing in the Dodgers organization, had a rehabilitation stint with the Isotopes, appearing in two Isotopes contents which drew some of the biggest crowds ever to Isotopes Park.