Sunday recap – Stephen Cardullo hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first, leading Albuquerque to a rain-interrupted 4-3 win over Fresno in Game 2 of the series. The teams sat through a 90-minute delay in the sixth before the Isotopes sent the Grizzlies to their eighth loss in 10 games. Jon Kemmer hit his 12th home run in his past 33 games to give the Grizzlies their only lead with two out in the top of the first. But the two-run shot by Cardullo was followed by another from Rafael Ynoa in the second. Fresno scored two in the ninth off Simon Castro before he got Nolan Fontana to ground out with a runner on first to end the game for his eighth save of the season. Albuquerque RH Shane Carle (5-8) picked up the win after allowing one run on three hits over five innings. LH Evan Grills, in his Grizzlies debut, took the loss after giving up four runs (three earned) on eight hits over five innings.
Up next – Grizzles RH Keegan Yuhl (0-2, 10.61 ERA) makes his third start for Fresno since his promotion from Double-A Corpus Christi, facing Isotopes LH Kyle Freeland (4-2, 4.61), when the teams meet at 5:35 p.m. Monday. Yuhl has allowed 13 runs (11 earned) on 14 hits in 9.1 innings in his first two Grizzlies starts.
Staying hot – Kemmer’s big second half includes a .341 average with eight homers and 23 RBIs in 85 August at-bats. He hit five homers combined in April, May and June but with 17 on the season is in the top 20 in the Pacific Coast League.