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Space Cowboys Mount Second-Straight Comeback Win in 4-3 Triumph

Isotopes Come up Short against Space Cowboys in 11 Innings, 5-4

September 21, 2022 – Pacific Coast League (PCL)Albuquerque Isotopes News Release

Sugar Land, TX – The Space Cowboys found themselves down by one in the sixth and for the second-straight day they plated two runs in an inning to complete a comeback victory, this time winning 4-3 Wednesday afternoon at Constellation Field.

Offensively, the Isotopes registered seven hits and two homers. D.J. Peterson and Brenton Doyle hit back-to-back round-trippers. Ezequiel Tovar, Jimmy Herron and Doyle each recorded two hits each.

The Isotopes jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second on back-to-back blasts from Peterson and Doyle.

But the Space Cowboys tied the game in the third on a two-run dinger by Corey Julks.

Albuquerque then got a run right back on a MacIver doubleplay groundout, taking a 3-2 advantage.

Edwin Diaz then hit a two-run homer in the sixth.

Zach Neal did not factor into the decision after tossing 5.0 innings and allowing two runs on five hits, a homer and one walk with four punchouts. Matt Dennis was charged with the loss and a blown save after allowing the tying and go-ahead runs.

Topes Scope: – Peterson and Doyle’s back-to-back round-trippers marked the 11th time this season a pair has hit consecutive homers-the most in team history. Peterson has been a part of the last two occurrences (Sept. 7 vs. El Paso, GM2).

-With Peterson’s homer, he became the fourth Isotopes this season with 20 homers (Pérez, 28; Bernard, 20; and Sean Bouchard, 20). The 2019 season is the only other time four Isotopes hit at least 20 in a season (Sam Hilliard, 35; Roberto Ramos, 30; Pat Valaika, 22; and Drew Weeks, 20).

-With the loss, the Isotopes have tied the 2015 team for the most losses in a season (82).

-Peterson also cracked the 20-homer mark for the second time in his career. He hit a combined 31 four-baggers in 2014 between High-A and Double-A.

-Tovar registered his third multi-hit effort in five games with the Isotopes. He has a hit in four of five games while reaching base safely in every contest.

-Herron extended his on-base streak to 12 games with his tenth multi-hit effort of the year and fifth during the 12-game stretch. During the streak, he’s hitting .366 (15-for-41) three doubles, a triple, three homers, six RBI and six walks.

-Doyle smacked his first Triple-A clout and his 24th between Double-A Hartford and Albuquerque. Recorded first multi-hit effort with Albuquerque and 29th of the year.

-Albuquerque has 229 homers on the year-the second-most in all of pro ball (New York…

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