Albuquerque Isotopes: Triple-A Report of Dodger's Farm Team

Evan ChavezContributor IJune 28, 2009

ALBUQUERQUE, NM ? JUNE 13: Colorful neon and glass welcomes baseball fans to the All-American Baseball Game at Isotope Park on June 13, 2005 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The All-American Baseball Game is presented by PlayStation and features the nation?s top prep baseball players in an annual East versus West showdown. This year?s game featured four 1st Round draft picks from the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft. SportsLink, Inc. founded and produces the All-American Baseball Game. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)

Despite losing today the Isotopes remain in first place in the PCL American South, two games in front of the Oklahoma Red Hawks. The Isotopes play two more games in Omaha, then return home for a three-game series with the Memphis Red Birds, the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. This is the first Memphis trip into Albuquerque this season.

Hector Luna Dee Brown and Chin Lung Hu lead the Isotopes in batting average among players currently with the team. Luna is also tied with Dee Brown for home runs with 13. Jason Repko is second with 11. Brown, Luna and Lung Hu are one, two, three in RBI. Jason Repko leads the Isotopes with stolen bases at 14.

Charlie Haeger leads the pitching staff with wins with a record of 8-4. Haeger also leads the Isotopes with innings pitched with 93.2 innings. Haeger has a 3.94 ERA as a starter and has three complete games this season. Haeger has been the work horse of the Isotopes pitching staff.

Giancarlo Alvarado leads the Isotopes in strike outs with 73. He also only has 25 walks in 74.2 innings pitched. His record is 5-6 with an ERA of 3.62.

Among the PCL the Isotopes are 12th in the league for batting average with a .262 and are third in the PLC behind Salt Lake and Tacoma in home runs with 76.

The Isotopes lead the PCL in strike out with 550. The are fifth in the PCL with a 4.15 ERA.

Hector Luna's .353 batting average is good enough for second in the PCL behind Salt Lake's Chris Pettit.

There are a handful of things to look forward this week. The Isotopes return home on Wednesday and Jason Schmidt will start for the 'topes. He is coming off his best rehab start on Friday, hopefully he can have another one on Wednesday. I think its is a must see start for Isotopes' and Dodgers' fans. If he stays on the right track he might be able to help the Dodgers in the months to come.

Scott Elbert has joined the Isotopes. He has already made one start and I also think he is a must see for Isotopea' and Dodgers' fans. He another one who will help the Dodgers in the future, if not this year he will be a name that will be heard from in years to come.