Updated: Friday, 16 Jul 2010, 6:40 PM MDT
Published : Friday, 16 Jul 2010, 6:40 PM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Saturday night it will be time to remember the Albuquerque Dukes as the Isotopes celebrate retro night. Friday night, though, was all about getting back to the win column.
The Isotopes let a game slip away Thursday night as they lost 7-6 in 10 innings to the Round Rock Express.
The loss put the Isotopes 5 1/2 games behind PCL Southern Division leading Oklahoma. It's not the start Manager Tim Wallach envisioned as his team tries to build momentum on the back side of the all-star break.
"There's a long way to go," Wallach told KRQE News 13. "We have five games here with Oklahoma City.
"Right now we have to look to today, and we'll worry about tomorrow when we get there."
Despite last night's loss J.D. Closser reached a milestone at the plate. Closser recorded his 1,000th career minor league hit. Andrew Beattie was the last Isotopes player to accomplish the feat back in 2007.
"It's kind of a dubious honor; it means you've just been around for awhile," Closser said Friday. "But it's kind of cool accomplishment. I don't know how many players have done it, but it's pretty cool."