Topes Notes 08-28-12

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Albuquerque puts four on All-PCL team

The Isotopes placed four players on the 2012 All-PCL team.
John Ely, Jerry Sands, Tim Federowicz and Josh Wall all earned spots on the team. The four Isotopes named to the squad were the most in the league.
The All-PCL team is chosen annually by the league’s managers. The team is made up of 12 players — eight position players, a designated hitter, right-handed starting pitcher, left-handed starting pitcher and relief pitcher.
Ely was named the team’s right-handed starting pitcher. Heading into Monday’s play, Ely was in position to take the league’s pitching Triple Crown — he is currently first in ERA (3.10), strikeouts (162) and is tied for the lead in wins (14).
Sands was the All-PCL’s DH. He currently holds a .300 average with 25 home runs and 103 RBI. As of Monday, he was the only player in the PCL to have reached the RBI century mark.
Federowicz was named catcher to the team, having thrown out 37 percent of attempting base stealers and has a team-high 34 doubles on the season.
Wall is the All-PCL relief pitcher. He’s picked up 27 saves and is holding batters to a .240 average.

Isotopes held to just one run Monday night

The Albuquerque Isotopes went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position Monday, falling to the Oklahoma City RedHawks 6-1.
Albuquerque didn’t lose any ground in the race to claim the PCL American Southern division title, however, as the New Orleans Zephyrs, who are 3-1/2 games behind in the standings, had their Monday contest postponed.
Going into today’s play, the magic number for Albuquerque (77-60) to claim the division title stands at 4.
Will Savage threw six scoreless innings for the Isotopes, leaving with a 1-0 leadm but the RedHawks jumped all over reliever Erick Threets (5-4) in thebottom of the seventh.
Threets lasted just two-thirds of an inning, giving up four earned runs on five hits.
Monday was the second straight night the Isotopes had been held to one run. They scored on a solo home run from Trent Oeltjen Sunday night in a 7-1 loss at Memphis.
Albuquerque has gone just 3-5 in its last eight games. It will have three more games at Oklahoma City (72-64) before its final homestand of the series, a four-game set with Omaha starting Friday.