ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Saturday night it will be time to remember the Albuquerque Dukesas the Isotopes celebrate retro night. Friday night, though, wasall about getting back to the win column.
The Isotopes let a game slip away Thursday night as they lost7-6 in 10 innings to the Round Rock Express.
The loss put the Isotopes 5 1/2 games behind PCL SouthernDivision leading Oklahoma. It's not the start Manager Tim Wallachenvisioned as his team tries to build momentum on the back side ofthe all-star break.
"There's a long way to go," Wallach told KRQE News 13. "We havefive games here with Oklahoma City.
"Right now we have to look to today, and we'll worry abouttomorrow when we get there."
Despite last night's loss J.D. Closser reached a milestone atthe plate. Closser recorded his 1,000th career minor league hit.Andrew Beattie was the last Isotopes player to accomplish the featback in 2007.
"It's kind of a dubious honor; it means you've just been aroundfor awhile," Closser said Friday. "But it's kind of coolaccomplishment. I don't know how many players have done it, butit's pretty cool."
A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Tempers flared Wednesday night at the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the firestorm over teacher evaluations and student testing continues.
An Albuquerque man says an emergency vet clinic turned away his dying dog because he didn't have enough cash in his pocket to pay to save him. The dog later died.
Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday in the final sentencing phase of John McCluskey's federal murder trial. The same jury that convicted him of killing an Oklahoma couple, must now decide whether McCluskey should face the death penalty.
Meeting 211 goes to the University of New Mexico Lobos. The Lobos and New Mexico State renewed their rivalry on a basketball court Wednesday night with the Lobos winning 79 to 70.
MMA fighter Holly Holm has more than a fight to talk about this week. Holm also has a major sponsor in her corner.