Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Isotopes Overpower Salt Lake.(Fly)

Byline: Dennis Latta Journal Staff Writer

Bochtler's Start Provides Relief for a 3-Game Slide

Doug Bochtler might be listed as a relief pitcher, but he's certainly enjoying life as a starter.

On Saturday night, Bochtler made his second start for the Albuquerque Isotopes, and he won for the second time.

Albuquerque used home runs by Derek Wathan and Rob Stratton to beat the Salt Lake Stingers 8-4 at Isotopes Park in Pacific Coast League action. Bochtler is filling in as a starter on a depleted 'Topes staff.

A crowd of 11,428 showed up, giving the franchise a total of 19,623 fans in two days. Saturday's turnout was the third-largest of the season in the remodeled ballpark after the opening night and the second night. …

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