Reno Aces Game Information: Sacramento River Cats (46-57) at Reno Aces (56-46)

Game Notes: 7-26 vs. SAC
Lineups: 7-26 vs. Sacramento

Game #103: Sacramento River Cats (46-57) at Reno Aces (56-46)
Pitching Matchup: LHP Adalberto Mejia (3-1, 4.29) vs. RHP Matt Buschmann (7-6, 5.03)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 5: Matt Buschmann has earned a victory in five of his last six outings, including four wins in four appear­ances at Greater Nevada Field. The five-game winning streak matches his career high, previously done twice (last: June 8-July 13, 2013, with Triple-A Durham).

Power Surge: In 2015, Jamie Romak (27), O’Brien (26) and Nick Evans (17) combined for 70 home runs, the most by an Aces trio in team history, narrowly breaking the 66 long balls hit between Cody Ransom (27), Wily Mo Pena (21) and Andy Tracy/Brandon Allen (18 apiece). This year, Jensen (22), O’Brien (21) and Haniger (18) have amounted 61 home runs with a whopping 42 games remain­ing on the schedule.

Tied After Eight: The Aces improved to a remarkable 8-1 (.889) when tied after eight innings this season. Among Triple-A squads, New Orleans owns the second-best mark at 8-2 (.800) when tied af­ter eight frames. Reno’s 8-1 record and .889 winning percentage is the best among all full season clubs, including the Major Leagues.

What’s the word around Reno?

Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24)
RHP Jimmie Sherfy threw a clean 9th inning for the @Aces last night, striking out two. Has 65 K’s in 42 IP this year. #DbacksMinors

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
An @Aces player has now hit two home runs in each of the last three games (Saturday & Sunday – @M_Hanny19; tonight – @TheKJensen42).

Sean Jamieson and the Aces are an incredible 8-1 when tied after eight frames. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Sean Jamieson and the Aces are an incredible 8-1 when tied after eight frames. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

7.25.16 Reno Aces Game Information: Reno Aces (55-46) at Las Vegas 51s (51-49)

Game Notes: 7-25 @ LV

Game #102: Reno Aces (55-46) at Las Vegas 51s (51-49)
Pitching Matchup: LHP Edwin Escobar (5-2, 5.17) vs. RHP Ricky Knapp (0-0, -.–)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 119: Coupled with a pair of double plays, Sunday’s historic triple play means the Aces have recorded multiple outs on a single pitch 119 times this year. Reno leads the circuit with 118 twin killings, five ahead of Albuquerque.

Silver State Diamond Challenge: The Aces lead the season series against Las Vegas, 8-7. Reno held the trophy from 2010-12. With an Aces win tonight, the trophy would return to the Biggest Little City. A 51s win would keep it in Las Vegas.

High-Scoring Matchup: Las Vegas and Reno have combined to score 210 runs through 15 meetings this season for an average of 14.0 runs per game. This marks the third-highest total in the matchup’s history (2011 – 238 runs, 14.9 rpg; 2010 – 227 runs, 14.2 rpg).

What’s the word around Reno?

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
Mitch Haniger, 18 HRs in 42G w/ Reno, becomes the quickest to reach that total in @Aces history. In ’13, Mike Jacobs reached 18 HRs in 82G.

Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks)
OFFICIAL: #Dbacks select right-handed pitcher Braden Shipley from the Triple-A Reno @Aces and option RHP Silvino Bracho to Reno.

Triple-A Baseball (@Triple@Baseball)
@Aces OF Mitch Haniger and @RiverCats LHP Ty Blach are the #PCL Player and Pitcher of the Week for July 18-24, the league office announces.

Kyle Jensen caught the third out of the Aces' first-ever triple play last night. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Kyle Jensen caught the third out of the Aces’ first-ever triple play last night. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Reno Aces (54-46) at Las Vegas 51s (51-48)

Game Notes: 7-24 @ LV

Game #101: Reno Aces (54-46) at Las Vegas 51s (51-48)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Shelby Miller (1-0, 4.05) vs. LHP Darin Gorski (3-1, 3.38)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 7: Johnny Monell’s third-inning grand slam off John Omahen last night was the seventh bases-loaded home run allowed by the Aces’ pitching staff this season. Last year, Reno gave up just four grand slams.

Streak Snapped: The Aces last night saw the end of their seven-game winning streak, which marked their longest since a record-tying eight-game run from May 4-11, 2012. During the winning streak, Reno outscored its opponents by a combined margin of 53-22.

Awesome Against Aliens: In 10 games against the 51s this season, Mitch Haniger is batting .415 (17-for-41), which is tops among current Aces position players. The former Cal Poly star has seven home runs, two doubles, 13 RBI, 13 runs scored and a 1.465 OPS (.489 OBP + .976 SLG) versus Las Vegas.

What’s the word around Reno?

Mike Ferrin (@Mike_Ferrin)
Great stuff with @Aces Voice Ryan Radtke & @M_Hanny19 on the @DbacksRadio Pre-Game today!

MiLB.com (@MiLB)
Continuing a scorching stretch, #Dbacks prospect Mitch Haniger belted two Saturday homers for the Triple-A @Aces. atmilb.com/2anI1yZ

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
.@M_Hanny19‘s two-homer game is his second with Reno and the @Aces‘ 11th multi-HR game of ’16, which is a team record! (Previous: 10, 2011).

Peter O'Brien paces Reno with three of the club's franchise-record 11 multi-homer games this year. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Peter O’Brien paces Reno with three of the club’s franchise-record 11 multi-homer games this year. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Reno Aces (54-45) at Las Vegas 51s (50-48)

Game Notes: 7-23 @ LV

Game #100: Reno Aces (54-45) at Las Vegas 51s (50-48)
Pitching Matchup: RHP John Omahen (0-2, 9.49) vs. RHP Gabriel Ynoa (9-4, 4.09)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 19: Mitch Haniger went 2-for-5 last night to mark his 19th multi-hit game in 40 contests with Reno since his promotion. With Mobile, the outfielder had 16 multi-hit contests in 55 games.

Seventh Heaven: The Aces are on a seven-game winning streak dating back to July 16, which is one game shy of the longest string of victories in team history. Reno won eight games in a row from May 4-11, 2012, and from July 9-19, 2011.

Banda is High Quality: Anthony Banda improved to 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA (6 ER, 20.1 IP) in his last three starts last night, allowing two earned runs on five hits over 7.1 innings with one walk and four strikeouts. The lefty has turned in three consecutive quality starts and has allowed just two runs each time.

What’s the word around Reno?

Andy Greenberg (@AndyTheG)
Chris Owings was 11/18(!!!) in his rehab stint with @Aces. Back with the @Dbacks today starting at SS for just the 8th time in 2016. #rake

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
Final line for @anthony_banda3: 7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 K, 98 pitches/65 strikes. 3rd straight QS. 2nd straight outing of 7+ IP and 2 ER.

David Peralta has hit safely in four of five games with Reno this season, including three straight entering tonight. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

David Peralta has hit safely in four of five games with Reno this season, including three straight entering tonight. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Reno Aces (53-45) at Las Vegas 51s (50-47)

Game Notes: 7-22 @ LV

Game #99: Reno Aces (53-45) at Las Vegas 51s (50-47)
Pitching Matchup: LHP Anthony Banda (1-2, 5.32) vs. LHP Duane Below (5-7, 4.57)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 113/58: The Aces turned two double plays last night, extending their PCL-leading total to 113 on the season. Conversely, Reno has hit into just 58 twin killings, which is the second-fewest in the league (OKC, 55).

Broomtown: Reno on Thursday completed a sweep of Colorado Springs for the second time in franchise history (also: July 14-17, 2011, in Reno). The four-game sweep is the Aces’ first at home since August 24-27, 2014, against Omaha.

Super Six: The Aces are in the midst of a season-best six-game winning streak that is their longest since a six-game run from June 18-24 of last year, when they swept a four-game set at Sacramento before winning the first two games of a series at Tacoma.

What’s the word around Reno?

Matt Grilli (@themattgrilli)
@Aces Matt Buschmann: 9th #PCL pitcher this year to go at least 8.1 IP in a start #RandomFridayStat #MiLB
Since @Aces Mitch Haniger’s Triple-A debut June 10, his 1.154 OPS is second in the #PCL, trailing only @epchihuahuas Austin Hedges’ (1.259)

Andrew Daugherty (@iudrew24)
It’s a rarity for a team to go 7-1 on a homestand. We have something going on here in Reno folks…@Aces

Shortstop Jack Reinheimer has had a hand in a team-high 75 of Reno's PCL-best 113 double plays. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Shortstop Jack Reinheimer has had a hand in a team-high 75 of Reno’s PCL-best 113 double plays. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Colorado Springs Sky Sox (44-50) at Reno Aces (52-45)

Game Notes: 7-21 vs. COL
Lineups:
7-21 vs. Colorado Springs

Game #98: Colorado Springs Sky Sox (44-50) at Reno Aces (52-45)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Aaron Wilkerson (0-1, 7.36) vs. RHP Matt Buschmann (6-6, 5.30)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: My21 & MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 2: Wednesday marked the Aces’ second win when trailing after eight innings (2-37), which is more than they had all of last season (1-61). In 2014, Reno won three times when down after eight (3-54).

Looking for a Sweep: Reno has a chance tonight to sweep Colorado Springs for the second time in franchise history (also: July 14-17, 2011, in Reno). The Aces have now won the season series from the Sky Sox in five of eight seasons, with a split in 2014.

The Comforts of Home: The Aces are 6-1 on the current homestand heading into tonight’s finale. In franchise history, Reno has played three homestands with a 7-1 record (August 20-27, 2014, vs. Iowa and Omaha; July 14-21, 2011, vs. Colorado Springs and Fresno; August 31-September 7, 2009, vs. Sacramento and Fresno).

What’s the word around Reno?

Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24)
OF Zach Borenstein was 3-5 for @Aces last night. Striking out 27%, walking 9.5% in AAA. Might get a Sept cup of coffee. #DbacksMinors

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
.@Aces struck out 18 times tonight, setting a new franchise record (15 prev. high, done 7x, including 2x on this homestand). And they won.

Zach Borenstein  is batting .333 (5-for-15) since the All-Star break. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Zach Borenstein is batting .333 (5-for-15) in five games since the All-Star break. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Colorado Springs Sky Sox (44-49) at Reno Aces (51-45)

Game Notes: 7-20 vs. COL
Lineups: 7-20 vs. Colorado Springs

Game #97: Colorado Springs Sky Sox (44-49) at Reno Aces (51-45)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Wily Peralta (0-3, 8.18) vs. LHP Edwin Escobar (5-2, 5.08)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 3.05: Aces starters are 4-1 with a 3.05 ERA during the current homestand. Reno has tallied four quality starts during that stretch, including three in a row. During this six-game span, Aces starters have lowered their collective ERA from 4.99 to 4.85.

Owings On Fire: Chris Owings went 4-for-5 with a double and three RBI last night, marking his first four-hit game since May 28, 2014, for Arizona against San Diego. In three games so far during his rehab assignment with Reno, the former PCL MVP is batting .727 (8-for-11) with a double, a triple, three RBI and six runs scored.

Double Digits: Shelby Miller struck out 10 Sky Sox hitters last night, marking his second game of 10+ Ks in three Minor League starts this season between Visalia and Reno (also: 11, June 9 @ Lancaster). The right-hander has a ratio of 13.98 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched (29 K/18.2 IP) in the minors, as compared to his 6.49 K/9.0 IP (50 K/69.1 IP) in 14 starts with Arizona.

What’s the word around Reno?

Minor League Promos (@MiLBPromos)
A great night for @Aces baseball for you and your best friend. Tonight is Dog Days at the ballpark

Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24)
Chris Owings was 4-5 with a double and three RBI for @Aces last night in a rehab game. #DbacksMinors

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
.@TheKJensen42 now has 20+ HRs in six straight seasons. He had 20 in 128 games in 2015…20 in 90 contests in ’16. Career high is 28 in ’13.

Edwin Escobar and the Aces will look to win a second consecutive series tonight. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Edwin Escobar and the Aces will look to win a second consecutive series tonight. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Colorado Springs Sky Sox (44-48) at Reno Aces (50-45)

Game Notes: 7-19 vs. COL
Lineups: 7-19 vs. Colorado Springs

Game #96: Colorado Springs Sky Sox (44-48) at Reno Aces (50-45)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Hiram Burgos (5-6, 4.69) vs. RHP Shelby Miller (0-0, -.–)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 3: Mitch Haniger tied his season high with three runs scored last night (also: June 15 @ Las Vegas). Since his promotion from Mobile on June 10, the outfielder stands tied for second in Triple-A with Colorado Springs’ Kyle Wren with 33 runs scored (John Andreoli, Iowa – 34).

Multi-Homer Games: Kyle Jensen hit a three-run home run and a grand slam on Monday night, marking his second multi-homer game this season (also: June 24 vs. Las Vegas). As a team, Reno has 10 multi-homer games on the year, which ties the 2011 team for the most in a single season in franchise history.

Success vs. American Northern: The Aces have won eight of 13 games this season against the American Northern Division with three remaining. Last year, Reno was 8-8 against the American Northern. The Aces’ best record against this division came in 2012 and 2014, when Reno went 10-6.

What’s the word around Reno?

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
ROSTER MOVE: RHP Zack Godley (@godleyzt) recalled by @Dbacks. LHP Edwin Escobar optioned (7/17) from Arizona, active for @Aces.

MiLB.com (@MiLB)
Kyle Jensen of the #Dbacks doesn’t fall victim to old Home Run Derby adage with the @Aces. atmilb.com/2a4hatA pic.twitter.com/Tt7xIHXLjT

Matt Grilli (@themattgrilli)
@Aces Mitch Haniger has only played 36 games but averages a HR every 10.9 AB. Would easily be best in #PCL if he had enough AB to qualify.

Ed Lucas and the Aces are on a three-game winning streak. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Ed Lucas and the Aces are on a three-game winning streak. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Colorado Springs Sky Sox (44-47) at Reno Aces (49-45)

Game Notes: 7-18 vs. COL
Lineups:
7-18 vs. Colorado Springs

Game #95: Colorado Springs Sky Sox (44-47) at Reno Aces (49-45)
Pitching Matchup: LHP Josh Hader (0-2, 6.38) vs. RHP Braden Shipley (7-5, 3.85)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 10: Ildemaro Vargas stole two bases last night, marking his first game with multiple thefts since August 26, 2015, for Kane County at Beloit. In 85 games this season between Reno, Mobile and Visalia, Vargas has 10 stolen bases in 10 attempts.

Banda Deals vs. Dodgers: Anthony Banda allowed two earned runs in seven innings to earn the win over Oklahoma City last night. Between Reno and Mobile this season, the lefty has tallied four starts of seven or more innings, and has not allowed more than two runs in any of them. Over the four such outings, Banda is 3-0 with a 1.86 ERA (6 ER/29.0 IP) and 29 strikeouts.

Extra Bases for Haniger: Mitch Haniger went 2-for-4 with a home run and a triple last night. Since his promotion from Mobile on June 10, the outfielder has 20 extra-base hits (12 home runs, one triple, seven doubles) in 35 games, which is tied with four other players for fourth in Minor League Baseball over that span (Edwin Rios, Rancho Cucamonga – 23; Tyler Austin, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre – 21; Orlando Calixte, Omaha – 21).

What’s the word around Reno?

Alex Margulies (@marguliespxp)
Unreal night here at @greaternvfield … Enjoying being part of the @Aces broadcast with Ryan Radtke on @my21reno ! pic.twitter.com/27elIP0RoS

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
Final line for @anthony_banda3: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K. 93 pitches, 58 strikes.

Mitch Haniger batted .556 with a home run, a double, three RBI and four runs scored during the OKC series. (David Calvert/Reno Aces).

Mitch Haniger batted .538 with two home runs, a triple, a double, six RBI and five runs scored during the OKC series. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Oklahoma City Dodgers (53-39) at Reno Aces (48-45)

Game Notes: 7-17 vs. OKC
Lineups: 7-17 vs. Oklahoma City

Game #94: Oklahoma City Dodgers (53-39) at Reno Aces (48-45)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Jharel Cotton (7-4, 4.74) vs. LHP Anthony Banda (0-2, 6.60)
First Pitch: 6:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: My21 & MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 27: Kyle Jensen doubled last night off Logan Bawcom for his 27th two-base hit of the season. The Aces slugger is tied for second in the PCL in doubles, and stands third with 46 extra-base hits.

Seeking a Series Victory: After winning two of the first three games of the series, the Aces will go for their first series win over Oklahoma City since their inaugural 2009 season, when Reno took three of four in the Biggest Little City.

Freeman Gets the Call: Arizona this morning selected the contract of utilityman Mike Freeman, marking his first career call-up to the Major Leagues. In 716 career games over seven Minor League seasons, he has a .290 average with 15 home runs, 255 RBI, 426 runs scored and 129 stolen bases. Freeman ranks among the Aces’ all-time leaders in games played for hitters (third, 272), hits (third, 301), at-bats (third, 957), runs scored (fourth, 172), doubles (fifth, 51), triples (second, 18) and total bases (fifth, 403).

Historic Double-Double: Saturday’s game marked the first time in Aces franchise history that two Reno players have each hit multiple home runs in the same game.

What’s the word around Reno?

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
ROSTER MOVES: RHP Cole Johnson transferred from Reno to @Mobile_BayBears. RHP Shelby Miller optioned (7/14) from @Dbacks, active for @Aces.
ROSTER MOVES (CONT.): INF Ildemaro Vargas transferred from @VisaliaRawhide to @Aces, filling void left by Freeman going to @Dbacks.

MiLB.com (@MiLB)
After hitting .317/.387/.411 w/ 24 RBIs in 88 G’s w/ @Aces, @MikeBFree5 is set to make his @MLB debut. #CallupWorthy pic.twitter.com/dj4MTuH0mY

Anthony Banda and the Aces will try to win a series from OKC for the second time in team history. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Anthony Banda and the Aces will try to win a series from OKC for the second time in team history. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

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