Game 1 Summary: The Albuquerque Isotopes hit a pair of solo home runs and four pitchers combined to shut out the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 2-0, in the first game of a doubleheader. Two batters into the bottom of the first inning, the game entered a rain delay of 1 hour, 20 minutes. The contest was scoreless in the third inning when Jimmy Herron connected on a solo home run off the left field foul pole. Albuquerque’s Tim Lopes added another homer in the fifth inning to make it 2-0. The Dodgers’ offense was stuck in neutral all game, collecting four hits with one walk. They put just two runners in scoring position and did not have a runner reach third base, as OKC was shut out for the sixth time this season. The OKC pitching staff allowed just two runs and three hits, with two walks and eight strikeouts in the loss.
Game 2 Summary: Michael Busch hit a game-tying home run in the top of the seventh inning, but Coco Montes hit a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the inning to send Albuquerque to a 4-3 win. Trailing, 3-2, Busch hit a home run to right field to tie the score. In the home half of the inning, each of the first two batters reached base before Montes hit a double to the left field corner, giving the Isotopes a walk-off win. The Dodgers went in front, 1-0, in the second inning on a bunt RBI single by Tony Wolters. The Isotopes took the lead in the third inning, hitting two homers within the span of three batters. Wynton Bernard tied the game with a solo homer before Sam Hilliard hit a go-ahead two-run blast. A RBI single by Ryan Noda in the fifth inning cut Albuquerque’s lead to 3-2.
Of Note: -The Dodgers were swept in a doubleheader for the second time this season, also losing both games to Reno at home May 26. The Dodgers are 2-6 in doubleheader games with a series record of 0-2-2. Going back to 2019, OKC is now 7-15 in doubleheaders with 1-5-5 series record.
-The Dodgers have lost 10 of their last 13 games overall, including six of the last eight. With wins by El Paso over Round Rock each of the last two nights, the Chihuahuas now own a 2.0-game lead ahead of the Dodgers for first place in the PCL East Division with 13 games remaining. It’s tied for the most games the Dodgers have been out of the division lead and the furthest they’ve been out of first place since May 10.
-Over their last 16 road games, the Dodgers are 5-11 with six walk-off losses and eight…