Reno Aces Game Information: Tacoma Rainiers (75-57) at Reno Aces (71-62)

Game Notes: 8-26 vs. TAC
Lineups: 8-26 vs. Tacoma

Game #134:  Tacoma Rainiers (75-57) at Reno Aces (71-62)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Joe Wieland (12-5, 5.25) vs. RHP Billy Buckner (0-0, 9.00)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 13 of 16: After scoring in five of their eight half-innings at the plate last night, Reno has scored in 13 of their 16 at-bats through the first two games against Tacoma.

Get Glaesed: Todd Glaesmann ripped the first pitch he saw from Sam Gaviglio out to left for a game-tying three-run blast. Among Glaesmann’s five home runs for Reno in 2016, three have come with multiple runners on base (3-run HR – 1; Grand Slams – 2).

Scoring at Will: After scoring in all eight half-innings of their 13-7 win on Wednesday night, the Aces plated at least one run in five of their eight trips to the plate again last night. Reno scored in four straight innings, totaling 4, 1, 3 and 2 from the second thru the fifth.

What’s the word around Reno?

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
ROSTER MOVES: OF Mitch Haniger, LHP Steve Hathaway and RHP Dominic Leone optioned (8/25) from Arizona, active for @Aces.

Four of Todd Glaesmann's five Triple-A home runs this season have come off right-handed pitching. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Four of Todd Glaesmann’s five Triple-A home runs this season have come off right-handed pitching. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Tacoma Rainiers (75-56) at Reno Aces (70-62)

Game Notes: 8-25 vs. TAC
Lineups: 8-25 vs. Tacoma

Game #133:  Tacoma Rainiers (75-56) at Reno Aces (70-62)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Sam Gaviglio (3-1, 2.58) vs. RHP Shelby Miller (5-1, 3.52)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: My21 & MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 8:  Following last night’s wild win over Tacoma, which featured inside-the-park home runs by Kyle Jensen and Sócrates Brito, the Aces have now hit eight inside-the-parkers in franchise history.

Brito Bashing: Sócrates Brito collected four hits in last night’s win, marking the fourth four-hit game for him with Reno this season, a team high. Through 550 career games entering the 2016 season, the Dominican Republic native had posted five four-hit games.

Owning Tacoma: The Aces lead the all-time series against Tacoma, 79-41, and they’ve dominated in the Biggest Little City, winning 43 of the teams’ 60 games against one another at Greater Nevada Field. With El Paso winning 9 of the 16 meetings this year against Reno, Tacoma is the only team left standing in the PCL that the Aces have never lost a season series to.

What’s the word around Reno?

MiLB.com (@MiLB)
#Dbacks No. 2 prospect Socrates Brito, @TheKJensen42 hit inside-the-park HR in @Aces romp. atmilb.com/2bpBCDL pic.twitter.com/UaMtlFkk8o

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
ROSTER MOVE: RHP Evan Marshall placed on the 7-day DL (retro to 8/24). @Aces‘ active roster is at 23 for tonight’s game against Tacoma.

Sócrates Brito's four four-hit games this season are nearly as many as he tallied in his first six MiLB seasons. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Sócrates Brito’s four four-hit games this year are nearly as many as he tallied in his first six MiLB seasons. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Tacoma Rainiers (75-55) at Reno Aces (69-62)

Game Notes: 8-24 vs. TAC
Lineups:
8-24 vs. Tacoma

Game #132:  Tacoma Rainiers (75-55) at Reno Aces (69-62)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Zach Lee (0-6, 6.17) vs. RHP Matt Koch (2-2, 2.54)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 50+: Peter O’Brien became the third player in franchise history to hit 50-plus long balls in an Aces uniform, following Mike Jacobs and Brandon Allen

Too Many Hits: The River Cats totaled 57 hits over the four-game se­ries against the Aces, including 16, 14 and 17 in the final three games.

Reno Swung It, Too: The Aces racked up 46 hits in the four-game series against Sacramento, posting totals of 10, 14, 11 and 11 in each game.

What’s the word around Reno?

RGJ Sports (@RGJsports)
Kyle Jensen still rolling for Aces; majors call possible on.rgj.com/2bDO8Am

Minor League Promos (@MiLBPromos)
Take the whole family, even the ones w/ four legs, to Dog Days at the @Aces

Matt Grilli (@themattgrilli)
3 HUGE 5-game series in #PCL: @skysox (8.5 GB) at @okc_dodgers @Aces (6.5 GB) vs. @RainiersLand @ABQTopes (4.5 GB) vs. @epchihuahuas

Peter O'Brien now has 50 career home runs with the Aces. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Peter O’Brien now has 50 career home runs with the Aces. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Sacramento River Cats (61-69) at Reno Aces (69-61)

Game Notes: 8-23 vs. SAC
Lineups: 8-23 vs. Sacramento

Game #131:  Sacramento River Cats (61-69) at Reno Aces (69-61)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Clayton Blackburn (6-10, 4.63) vs. LHP Anthony Banda (4-3, 3.70)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 10: After suffering his team-high 10th loss last night, Matt Bus­chmann joins a short list of six Aces pitchers to have double-digit losses in a single season.

Run on Ronnie: Aces catcher Ronnie Freeman was a perfect 5-for-5 in throwing out would-be base stealers before the River Cats swiped three bags in three attempts last night. Freeman made up for it at the plate, tallying two hits for a second consecutive start.

Missed Opportunity: Both Tacoma and Fresno lost last night, leaving the Aces 5.5 games back of the Rainiers for first and 1.5 games ahead of Fresno for second place in the Pacific Northern Division. With 14 games remaining (1 vs. SAC, 5 vs. TAC, 4 @ SAC, 4 @ TAC), Reno needs to make an improbable run to the finish line, making up six games in the loss column over a two-week span.

What’s the word around Reno?

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
Ildemaro Vargas (@ildemaro_tigre) has racked up 48 hits since July 17, the day he was promoted to the @Aces. That’s T-8th most in pro ball.

Ildemaro Vargas is batting .348 in 35 games with Reno. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Ildemaro Vargas is batting .348 in 35 games with Reno. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Sacramento River Cats (60-69) at Reno Aces (69-60)

Game Notes: 8-22 vs. SAC
Lineups: 8-22 vs. Sacramento

Game #130:  Sacramento River Cats (60-69) at Reno Aces (69-60)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Albert Suarez (3-3, 3.98) vs. RHP Matt Buschmann (8-9, 5.16)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 55-5: Following yesterday’s ninth-inning collapse, the Aces fell to 55-5 when having a lead through eight full innings. Durham is the only Triple-A team with more losses in those situations, sitting at 42-6.

Rehab Going Well: A.J. Pollock is batting .433 (13-for-30) on his current rehab assignment, including a .500 clip (4-for-8) in his two games with Reno. The 28-year-old is recovering from a fractured elbow, suffered on April 1 in an exhibition game against Kansas City at Chase Field.

Double Plays: The Aces turned three more double plays last night, including their first 2-6-4 twin killer of 2016. Reno leads the PCL in double plays turned at 146, trailing only Charlotte (152) for the most in Triple-A.

What’s the word around Reno?

David Calvert (@calvertphoto)
I made another #poster. #Vote Archie @Aces mascot in the 2016 #MiLBMascotMania. (atmilb.com/2bDRgzb) pic.twitter.com/OjVi7I7Etj

Nathan Shoup (@Trib_Shoup)
Reno @Aces Report: Aces trying to make push, but remain 5.5 games back of @RainiersLand. sparkstrib.com/2016/08/22/ren… pic.twitter.com/LzKYin5lMK

Carlos Rivero and the Aces have lost a Triple-A-most five games when trailing after eight innings. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Carlos Rivero and the Aces have lost a Triple-A-most five games when trailing after eight innings. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Sacramento River Cats (59-69) at Reno Aces (69-59)

Game Notes: 8-21 vs. SAC
Lineups:
8-21 vs. Sacramento

Game #129:  Sacramento River Cats (59-69) at Reno Aces (69-59)
Pitching Matchup: LHP Ty Blach (13-7, 3.49) vs. RHP Billy Buckner (0-0, -.–)
First Pitch: 1:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: My21 & MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 15-3: Day baseball and Sunday games have been kind to the Aces in 2016. Reno is an out­standing 15-3 in day games, and they own an identical record in Sunday affairs.

Miller Time: Shelby Miller outdueled Joan Gregorio at Greater Nevada Field for the second time in three weeks in last night’s victory. Miller improved to 5-1 in seven starts for the Aces, five of them going as quality starts. Since his Aces debut on July 19, the 25-year-old right-hander ranks third in Minor League Baseball and fifth in pro ball in innings pitched (46.0), and his 51 strikeouts trail only current D-backs left-hander and former Ace, Robbie Ray (52), for the most strikeouts since that day.

Three-Base Machine: Over his last 10 games dating back to August 10, Jack Reinheimer has amassed 17 hits in 38 at-bats (.447), including three which have gone for triples. Reinheimer’s pair of triples last night made him the 10th player in franchise history to record two triples in a single game, with the last being Mike Freeman on August 1, 2014, at Fresno.

What’s the word around Reno?

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
Over the last 8 games, Reno’s rotation has posted a 2.45 ERA (14 ER/51.1 IP). To no surprise, the @Aces are 6-2 during that stretch.
Since July 19 (Shelby Miller’s @Aces debut), he is 5th in pro ball in IP (46.0). His 51 K’s trail only @Dbacks Robbie Ray (52) in pro ball.

Pictured here during a 2010 game, Billy Buckner will make his first start for the Aces in  more than six years. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Pictured here during a 2010 game, Billy Buckner on Sunday will make his first start for the Aces in more than six years. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Sacramento River Cats (59-68) at Reno Aces (68-59)

Game Notes: 8-20 vs. SAC
Lineups: 8-20 vs. Sacramento

Game #128:  Sacramento River Cats (59-68) at Reno Aces (68-59)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Joan Gregorio (4-7, 5.59) vs. RHP Shelby Miller (4-1, 3.55)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 2 and 6: Peter O’Brien’s seventh-inning homer last night was his second home run of the road trip. O’Brien hit just .120 (3-for-25) on the Tennessee trip, but each of his blasts either tied and gave the Aces the lead. His towering shot last night gave him six home runs in the seventh inning or later this season, including two in walk-off fashion.

Shelby vs. Joan, Part II: Shelby Miller and Joan Gregorio dueled on July 29 at Greater Nevada Field. Miller struggled early, allowing four runs just six batters into the game, but the 25-year-old settled in and retired 17 consecutive batters en route to an eventual victory. Gregorio was tough from the get-go and racked up 10 strikeouts, but after allowing three earned runs through five innings, watched his teammate Jake Dunning let a narrow 4-3 lead slip away in the sixth, giving up two runs as Reno ran away with a 5-4 comeback win.

Yuhei Being Yuhei: Aces Japanese reliever Yuhei Nakaushiro entered in crunch time again last night, and the left-hander struck out pinch-hitter Jacob Wilson on three pitches to leave the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning. Na­kaushiro has inherited a total of 13 base runners in seven of his eight appearances, and only two have come in to score.

What’s the word around Reno?

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
ROSTER MOVES: OF A.J. Pollock joins @Aces on MLB rehab assignment. LHP Jared Miller transferred from Reno to @Mobile_BayBears. (1/2)
(2/2) LHP Adam Loewen outrighted to @Aces. RHP John Omahen placed on DL (retro to 8/18). RHP Billy Buckner transferred from Mobile to Reno.

Minor League Promos (@MiLBPromos)
Be an @Aces Hooligan after tonight’s Soccer Scarf giveaway

A.J. Pollock returns to Reno tonight for the first time since 2014. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

A.J. Pollock returns to Reno tonight for the first time since 2014. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Reno Aces (67-59) at Memphis Redbirds (60-65)

Game Notes: 8-19 @ MEM

Game #127: Reno Aces (67-59) at Memphis Redbirds (60-65)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Matt Koch (1-2, 2.95) vs. RHP Deck McGuire (6-10, 5.86)
First Pitch: 5:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 16-for-16: Ildemaro Vargas’ theft of second base in the first inning last night made him a perfect 16-for-16 in stolen base attempts between Mobile and Reno. Among MiLB players with double-digit swipes, he leads the pack of perfection.

RBI Record Set Again: For a third consecutive season, an Aces player beat the franchise’s single-season RBI record. In 2014, Mike Jacobs totaled 97 RBI to break Cody Ransom’s record of 92 set in 2011. Then in 2015, Peter O’Brien broke Jacobs’ mark with 107 RBI, before Kyle Jensen rewrote the record books again by notching his 108th RBI of the season last night on an infield single. The former Saint Mary’s (Calif.) star is tied with Double-A Reading’s Dylan Cozens for the most RBI in professional baseball, and his 29 multi-RBI games are the most by an Aces player since Mike Jacobs had 29 during the 2014 campaign.

Run at Your Own Risk: Memphis’ Harrison Bader attempted a stolen base last night, but Aces catcher Ronnie Freeman gunned him down at second. Freeman is now 4-for-4 in throwing out would-be base stealers for Reno in just three starts.

What’s the word around Reno?

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
As he drives in the @Aces‘ first run of the game, @TheKJensen42 now holds the team’s single-season RBI record with 108!
Final line for @anthony_banda3: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 K. 101 pitches/59 strikes. 3rd straight quality start, 7th in his last 8 outings.

Ildemaro Vargas is 8-for-8 on stolen-base attempts with the Aces. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Ildemaro Vargas is 8-for-8 on stolen-base attempts with the Aces. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Reno Aces (67-58) at Memphis Redbirds (59-65)

Game Notes: 8-18 @ MEM

Game #126: Reno Aces (67-58) at Memphis Redbirds (59-65)
Pitching Matchup: LHP Anthony Banda (4-3, 3.78) vs. RHP Arturo Reyes (8-4, 4.52)
First Pitch: 5:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 10: The Aces scored 10 runs in the night­cap of last night’s doubleheader, marking their first game with a double-digit run total since a 12-7 win over Fresno on July 31.

You Complete Me: Buschmann’s complete-game effort was the eighth of his career with six of them occurring at the Triple-A level. The 32-year-old journeyman allowed one earned run on six hits with four strikeout over seven innings last night. The outing was his first of seven-plus innings since his last victory which came on July 21 vs. Colorado Springs, when he tossed 8.1 innings of two-run ball against the Sky Sox.

One Swing, Two Things: In the opening frame of game two last night, Kyle Jensen belted a two-run homer off Thomas Lee, giving him 27 long balls and 107 RBI this season for Reno. The blast tied him with Cody Ransom (2011) and Jamie Romak (2015) for the most home runs in a single season by an Aces player, and also tied him with Peter O’Brien’s franchise-record 107 RBI from last season. The former Saint Mary’s (Calif.) star is tied with Double-A Read­ing’s Dylan Cozens for the most RBI in professional baseball, and his 29 multi-RBI games are the most by an Aces player since Mike Jacobs had 29 during the 2014 campaign.

What’s the word around Reno?

Matt Grilli (@themattgrilli)
With the DH sweep of MEM, @Aces leapfrog FRE into 2nd. Trail @RainiersLand by 4.5 games. Teams play 9 of final 13 games against each other.

Eric Edelstein (@EricBallpark)
.@Aces have won 4 in a row, sit just 4.5 out of 1st place and we have 9 games against that 1st place team left. PLAYOFFS here we come!

Kyle Jensen tied the Aces' single-season records for home runs and RBI on Wednesday. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Kyle Jensen tied the Aces’ single-season records for home runs and RBI on Wednesday. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Meet the Front Office: Ed. 19

With the Aces on a road trip, we decided to bring you another edition of our Meet the Front Office series.

Next up we have Promotions and Community Relations Coordinator, Winter Moreno. Winter is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, and has been working with the Aces for the past three seasons in various roles, including Wild Aces Dancer (2013-2014) and Intern/Wild Aces Coach (2015). Additionally, she held a Lady Bighorns dancing position in the 2012-2013 and 2015-2016 seasons for the Reno Bighorns NBA D-League team.

Read on to learn more about Winter Moreno…


5.21.16 Winter on red truck

Along with all of the other things she does for the Aces, she sings too…and she’s good at it! (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Colleges attended/degrees earned?
University of Nevada, Reno – BA in Journalism and Strategic Communications.

Favorite Sports Team?
Detroit Lions.

Favorite Athlete?
Serena Williams.

Favorite place in the Reno/Tahoe area?
Sand Harbor – It’s my happy place and my escape. 

Hobbies?
Singing, dancing, and paddle boarding. I have a history of dancing in choir class when I wasn’t supposed to.

Favorite movie?
Ever After.

Go-to restaurants?
Brasserie St. James

Celebrity crush?
Channing Tatum & Megan Fox.

Greatest accomplishment to date?
Accepting myself.

Three words to describe yourself?
Awkward, Nice, Real.

Best sporting event you’ve ever been to?
Detroit Tigers game in 2013. It was my first Major League Baseball game.

Who are your mentors, and why?
My mom and grandma – They are independent and have been through a lot. I want to be as great as they are.

Favorite thing about your job?
I love the fans and the little kids. The kids and families having a great time makes everything worth it.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Writing inspirational articles in magazines. I want to inspire people.

Words to live by?
Always remember to be happy, because you never know who’s falling in love with your smile.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Flying.

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