Reno Aces Game Information: Reno Aces (73-63) at Sacramento River Cats (65-71)

Game Notes: 8-29 @ SAC

Game #137: Reno Aces (73-63) at Sacramento River Cats (65-71)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Matt Koch (3-2, 3.57) vs. RHP Chris Heston (2-8, 3.77)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 60: Ildemaro Vargas tallied three hits yesterday, raising his total for the Aces to 60 since July 17, the day he was promoted from Single-A Advanced Visalia. That total leads all of Triple-A and is third in all of professional baseball behind Houston’s Jose Altuve (61) and Lancaster’s Myles Straw (61).

Kyle Kruising: Jensen is riding a 12-game hitting streak going back to August 17. He’s batting .400 (20-for-50) during the run, with four homers, three doubles, 15 RBI and 11 runs scored. It’s his longest hitting streak of the year, one shy of his career-high 13 set from July 24-August 7, 2010, with Single-A Greensboro in the South Atlantic League.

All-PCL Team Announced: Jensen was selected as the first baseman to the All-PCL Team, announced by the league today. He owns the home run, RBI and total bases single-season records for Reno while becoming the 12th player in franchise history to be named to the All-PCL Team.

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Reno Aces (@Aces)
Infielder @TheKJensen42 earns All-PCL team honors! Congrats Kyle! Read about it here: http://atmilb.com/2bUP4BZ 

Eric Musselman (@EricPMusselman)
Pregame with @philnev23 and @tj_bruce #renoaces

RGJ Sports (@RGJsports)
Next up for Reno Aces: Ending the season on the road http://on.rgj.com/2bsWYUS 

8.29.16JensenOutofDugout

Kyle Jensen needs a hit tonight to match his career-high 13-game hit streak, set from July 24-August 7, 2010, with Single-A Greensboro. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Tacoma Rainiers (75-59) at Reno Aces (73-62)

Game Notes: 8-28 vs. TAC
Lineups: 8-28 vs. Tacoma

Game #136:  Tacoma Rainiers (75-59) at Reno Aces (73-62)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Cody Martin (9-7, 3.93) vs. LHP Anthony Banda (4-3, 3.64)
First Pitch: 1:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 9: Zach Borenstein’s go-ahead triple in the eighth last night was his ninth pinch-hit knock of the season, most on the team.

Down, Not Out: The Aces have taken the first four games of their five-game set against Tacoma, including three comeback wins. On Wednesday, the Aces trailed 5-0 after a half-inning, only to run away with a 13-7 victory. In Thursday’s 11-5 win, Reno was down 4-0 after the top of the second, and last night, they trailed 3-0 after the first inning and 6-2 through four full frames before rallying for the 8-7 win.

Five-Game Series History: The Aces have played 19 five-game sets in franchise history, and they’ve won four out of five games now for a sixth time after last night’s victory. Reno has only had two chances at a five-game sweep after winning the first four games of the series. From August 25-29, 2010, Reno won the first four games at Las Vegas before losing the finale. Then from May 6-9, 2011, the Aces notched wins in the first four games at Salt Lake before dropping the fifth game.

What’s the word around Reno?

Nathan Shoup (@Trib_Shoup)
.@Aces best @RainiersLand 8-7 (with a big assist from your boy) and are now just 2.5 back. Reno goes for 5-game sweep tomorrow.

Eric Edelstein (@EricBallpark)
2 nights in a weekend. 2 sell outs. @Aces ticket sales team getting it done. pic.twitter.com/zA0W1A3Z5K

Zach Borenstein now has 10 pinch-hit RBI this season. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Zach Borenstein now has 10 pinch-hit RBI this season, most on the team. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Tacoma Rainiers (75-58) at Reno Aces (72-62)

Game Notes: 8-27 vs. TAC
Lineups:
8-27 vs. Tacoma

Game #135:  Tacoma Rainiers (75-58) at Reno Aces (72-62)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Jarrett Grube (1-4, 3.94) vs. RHP Matt Buschmann (8-10, 5.33)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: My21 & MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 14-for-23: Over the last two nights, the Aces have gone 14-for-23 (.609) with runners in scoring position. By comparison, Tacoma is just 5-for-22 (.227) in those situations. On the season, Reno is batting .277 with RISP, while Tacoma is at .301, second in the PCL behind El Paso’s RISP clip of .310.

15 Hits, On Repeat: After having 46 hits in four games against Sacramento, Reno has posted 15-hit perfor­mances in each of the three games against Tacoma, the first time they’ve had 15 or more hits in back-to-back-back games this season, and the first since May 24-26, 2015, when they did it on a road trip to Omaha and Iowa.

Ernie Young has Company: Kyle Jensen’s three-run shot in the first inning last night gave him 30 homers for the season, matching Ernie Young’s total of 30 — a D-backs’ Triple-A record — set in 1999 with the Tucson Sidewinders. Jensen already owns sole possession of the D-backs Triple-A RBI record as well, with his 117 easily outpacing Josh Whitesell’s 110 set in 2008 with Tucson.

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Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
Fun Fact: @Aces 1B/OF Kyle Jensen (@TheKJensen42) leads the world of baseball in RBI with 117. We still have 10 regular-season games to go.

Ildemaro Vargas had three hits last night, part of the Aces' 45 total knocks in the first three games of this series. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Ildemaro Vargas had three hits last night, part of the Aces’ 45 total knocks in the first three games of this series. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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