The pitcher suffered a concussion earlier this month when he was hit over the back of his head with a tire iron by a homeless man who tried to rob him.
The 51s, at one point early Saturday, had a three-run lead. But after seven unanswered runs — thanks in part to four errors — the 51s were losers of their third straight to the Isotopes, falling 9-5 to Albuquerque at Cashman Field.
The top-seeded Southern Nevada Bengals defeated the No. 7 Las Vegas Mustangs 4-3 on Saturday to win the Connie Mack state baseball championship at the College of Southern Nevada.
Jordan Patterson now has four home runs in the first two games of the series.
Mike Trout went 1 for 5 in his return from a 39-game injury absence, and Brad Miller had an RBI double in the 10th inning of the Tampa Bay Rays’ 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
Alex Rodriguez has gone from exercising on the baseball field to attending fitness classes in 103-degree heat. He’s now promoting those classes through a Vegas-based company.
Albuquerque scored five runs in the third, four on a Jordan Patterson grand slam.
Tim Tebow seems to have found his stroke since getting back to his home state.
Rockies rookie Kyle Freeland is baseball’s best under pitcher (14-2-2), and Colorado is the second-best under team (50-35-6).