Box score: Albuquerque 4, Omaha 3
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Albuquerque — Tyler Ogle made his Class AAA debut a memorable one, as he collected three hits and drove in every run as Albuquerque downed Omaha 4-3 Monday in the final game of the PCL regular season.
Ogle, a ninth-round draft pick last year out of Oklahoma, had previously played 42 games this season between rookie ball and low Class A.
Like many players this time of year, he was filling a roster spot for the final days of the season. He got his promotion after the Los Angeles Dodgers called up All-PCL catcher Tim Federowicz.
Ogle hit a two-run, second-inning single that gave the Isotopes a 2-1 lead, tied the game 3-3 with a fourth-inning single, then drove in the go-ahead run with a sixth-inning single. Albuquerque took 3 of 4 in the series with the Storm Chasers, though Omaha won the season series 9-7.
Now the teams take a day off and head to Omaha to open the best-of-five American Conference playoff series Wednesday at Werner Park. Omaha's Jake Odorizzi (11-3, 2.93 ERA) faces veteran Fernando Nieve (7-9, 5.96) in the 7:05 p.m. opener.
The Chasers finished the regular season 83-61, the third highest single-season win total in franchise history. Omaha ranked third in the PCL with a 4.24 ERA and fifth with a team batting average of .290.
Individually, Irving Falu finished seventh with a .329 batting average. David Lough, who has been promoted to Kansas City, finished tied for second with 11 triples.
All-PCL pitcher Ryan Verdugo (12-4) finished fourth with a 3.24 ERA and led the league in winning percentage (.750) and in holding foes to a .227 average. Odorizzi would have led the league in ERA, but was 8 1⁄3 innings short of qualifying.
On Monday, Derrick Robinson had three hits and Wil Myers added two. Myers finished the season at .304 with Omaha and hit a combined .314 with 37 homers and 109 RBIs between Classes AAA and AA.
Omaha scored first as shortstop Dee Gordon lost a popup in the sun for an error in the top of the first inning. Clint Robinson and Mitch Maier added RBI singles in the third inning.
Nate Adcock, Omaha's Game 3 playoff starter, worked just a two-inning tuneup. Blaine Hardy (3-2) allowed two runs on six hits in three innings and took the loss.
Francisco Felix (1-1), promoted from Class AA Saturday, worked 3 2⁄3 shutout relief innings for the win. Gordon, Elian Herrera and Tony Gwynn Jr., each had three hits for Albuquerque (80-64).