Off Day: By the Numbers

Today marks the fourth league-wide off day of the season in the Pacific Coast League. Many Aces players are out golfing,  jet skiing at beautiful Lake Tahoe or floating the Truckee River this afternoon, ahead of their departure for Texas later tonight ahead of a four-game series against the Pacific Southern Division leaders, the El Paso Chihuahuas. Before Reno resumes a string of nine consecutive games against El Paso, let’s take a look at the numbers for the Aces thru 79 games.


.357
Mitch Haniger’s batting average in 20 games with Reno since his promotion from Mobile on June 10, marking an increase of 63 points over the .294 mark he posted in 55 games with the BayBears.

.390
Tuffy Gosewisch’s hitting clip in June, raising his season mark by 34 points, from .304 to .337. The veteran catcher leads all qualifying Aces players, and stands fifth in the PCL.

.438
Reno’s PCL-best caught-stealing efficiency (28 CS/36 SB). The gap between the Aces and second-place Salt Lake is greater than that between the No. 2 and No. 9 squads.

Carlos Rivero makes a throw at Greater Nevada Field. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Carlos Rivero makes a throw at Greater Nevada Field. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

.984
Fielding percentage for Carlos Rivero, which leads all qualifying PCL third basemen. The Venezuela native has made just two errors in 123 chances, and has had a hand in six double plays.

3.81
ERA for Braden Shipley. The former Nevada Wolf Pack star’s mark is nearly three-quarters of a run lower than the Aces’ single-season best (4.55 – Matt Torra, 2010).

1
Triple-A home run for Gabby Guerrero, whose two-run, walk-off blast sealed Reno’s 6-4 victory over El Paso on Sunday night in the second game of a doubleheader. The Aces are 4-1 in walk-off situations this year, a marked improvement over their 5-10 record from 2015.

3
Triples for Todd Glaesmann in the past week, which ranks second in professional baseball over that span (Aristedes Aquino, Daytona – 4). The outfielder has four three-baggers on the season, one off his 2015 total and three shy of his career high (7, 2012).

4-1
Pitching record for Matt Buschmann in June. The veteran right-hander is the first Aces pitcher to earn four wins in a month since Garrett Mock also went 4-1 in July 2013.

4.70
The Aces’ team ERA, which is nearly a half-run lower than the 5.14 mark Reno posted last season.

8
Home runs for Haniger with the Aces. The outfielder is tied for third in Minor League Baseball since June 10. The former Cal Poly star has 13 jacks on the year, including five with Mobile.

9.0
Consecutive scoreless innings for right-hander Silvino Bracho over his last nine Triple-A outings since May 24. The right-hander, who currently is pitching for Arizona, has fired seven blanks in racking up four saves with the Aces this month. He is one of three pitchers to not allow a run for Reno in June (Andrew Chafin – 6.2 IP; Zack Godley – 9.0 IP).

10
Home runs for Kyle Jensen this month, which ranks third in MiLB and is a personal best for dingers in a single month (previous – 9, 2x, last – June 2013).

Zach Borenstein's 11 steals have helped him to score 35 runs this season. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Zach Borenstein’s 11 steals have helped him to score 35 runs this season. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

11
Stolen bases for Zach Borenstein in 11 attempts. The Aces outfielder is one of two players in Minor League Baseball to have double-digit thefts without being caught stealing. Borenstein now has three seasons with double-digit steals in his career (also: 2011, 2012).

15
Dingers for Jensen this season, which is tied for third in the Pacific Coast League.

15-3
The Aces’ record in day games. Reno has posted a winning record in the daytime each year since 2014, and is 48-20 before dark over that span.

24
Doubles for Jensen this season, which ranks third in the PCL. The slugger is on pace for 44 two-base hits this season, which would place third in D-backs Triple-A annals dating back to 1998.

39
RBI for Jensen in June, which leads all of professional baseball and marks an Aces record for RBI in a single month (previous – 34, Mike Jacobs, May 2014).

71

Mike Freeman has a team-high 27 multi-hit games this year. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Mike Freeman has a team-high 27 multi-hit games this year. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)


RBI for Jensen on the season, which ranks second in pro ball and matches his total for all of last year. Jensen is on pace for 129 RBI, which would shatter his previous career best (92, 2014).

91
Double plays turned by Reno this season, which leads the league by five over Albuquerque and Round Rock.

94
Hits for Mike Freeman, which ranks sixth in MiLB and is the most in the PCL by a non-El Paso player. The utilityman is six knocks away from reaching triple digits for the fifth consecutive season.

195
Runs scored by the Aces in 28 June games (6.96 R/G). With five or more runs on Thursday at El Paso, Reno will reach 200 in a single month for the third time in team history (last: May 2014 – 222).

Reno Aces Game Information: El Paso Chihuahuas (46-32) at Reno Aces (41-37)

Game Notes: 6-28 vs. ELP
Lineups: 6-28 vs. El Paso

Game #79: El Paso Chihuahuas (46-32) at Reno Aces (41-37)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Daniel McCutchen (8-3, 4.87) vs. LHP Edwin Escobar (4-2, 4.71)
First Pitch: 1:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 6.98: Reno’s starting pitchers have posted a 6.98 (31 ER/40.0 IP) on the homestand. Coming off the recent 12-game road trip, the Aces’ rotation had a 4.28 ERA (185 ER/389.0 IP) on the season.

Forecast Proves Accurate: Thru 11 games between these teams this year, El Paso has outscored Reno 74-65. In 16 meetings last year, the Chihuahuas held a 68-65 advantage over the Aces.

Discomforts of Home: The Aces’ pitching staff has allowed 61 runs during the first eight games of this homestand for an average of 7.63 runs per contest. Entering the homestand, Reno hurlers were allowing an average of 4.84 runs per home game.

What’s the word around Reno?

Nathan Shoup (@Trib_Shoup)
.@Aces Weekly Report: Home cooking isn’t sitting well. Tough home stand leaves Aces 2.5 out. sparkstrib.com/2016/06/27/ren… pic.twitter.com/YFpkQ60c4E

Edwin Escobar looks to pitch the Aces to a series split today. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Edwin Escobar looks to pitch the Aces to a series split today. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

 

Reno Aces Game Information: El Paso Chihuahuas (45-32) at Reno Aces (41-36)

 

Game Notes: 6-27 vs. ELP
Lineups: 6-27 vs. El Paso

Game #78: El Paso Chihuahuas (45-32) at Reno Aces (41-36)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Bryan Rodriguez (3-1, 4.64) vs. RHP Braden Shipley (6-3, 3.21)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 4-1: Gabby Guerrero’s two-run home run in the seventh inning of Game 2 on Sunday provided Reno’s fourth walk-off win this season. The Aces are 4-1 in walk-off situations this year, a sharp contrast from last year’s 5-10 mark.

Make It Count: Guerrero’s game-ending blast on Sun­day night marked his first Triple-A homer, and his first home run in 22 games since June 2. The nephew of former Major League star Vladimir Guerrero had been hitless in his first six Triple-A at-bats before a sixth-inning single.

Glaesmann For Three: Todd Glaesmann set up Guerrero’s heroics with a game-tying RBI triple. The three-base hit was Glaesmann’s third in his last five games since Thursday. He also has four RBI over that span after a 13-game drought from June 6-22.

What’s the word around Reno?

Andrew Daugherty (@iudrew24)
Wow…what a comeback by the @Aces This is why you never leave the park early!

Todd Glaesmann has a .324 average this season at Greater Nevada Field. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Todd Glaesmann has a .324 average this season at Greater Nevada Field. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Doubleheader Information: El Paso Chihuahuas (44-31) at Reno Aces (40-35)

Game Notes: 6-26 vs. ELP
Lineups (Game 1):
6-26 vs. El Paso – G1

Games #76 & 77: El Paso Chihuahuas (44-31) at Reno Aces (40-35)
Pitching Matchup (Game 1): RHP Eric Yardley (2-0, 1.65) vs. LHP Anthony Banda (0-0, -.–)
Pitching Matchup (Game 2): RHP Edwin Jackson (0-0, -.–) vs. RHP Matt Capps (1-0, 3.79)
First Pitch: 4:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: My21 (Game 1), MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 2.62: Run support was limited for Aces starter Anthony Banda during his 13 starts at Double-A Mobile. The 22-year-old saw his team score a total of 34 runs while he was in each of those games, with 15 of the 34 runs coming in two starts alone. He received two runs or less of support in 10 of his 13 starts.

Doubleheader History: Reno has played 22 doubleheaders in franchise history. The Aces have won six twinbills and lost seven, with nine splits. This year, Reno was swept in its first twinbill by Albuquerque on April 30. Reno and Salt Lake were scheduled to play twice on May 9, but the second game was postponed by rain. Last season, Reno went 3-1-2 in doubleheaders, being swept by El Paso on September 5. Previously, Reno swept the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate in Portland on June 26, 2009.

Here Comes Todd: Todd Glaesmann doubled, tripled, walked and scored two runs in last night’s loss. After a 1-for-14 stretch at the plate from June 14-21, Glaesmann is 5-for-13 over his last four games. Glaesmann’s lefty-righty splits are drastic, as he’s batting just .196 (11-for-56) against southpaws, but has found success against right-handers (.309; 25-for-81).

What’s the word around Reno?

Matt Grilli (@themattgrilli)
Mitch Haniger’s career-high in HR is 13. In 16 gms with the @Aces this year he has already hit 7. Leads the #PCL in HR since his 6/10 debut

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
.@Aces C Mark Thomas has three RBI tonight, marking (get it?) his first multi-RBI game of the year. Last had three RBI in a game on 9/4/15.

Mark Thomas' double on Saturday was his third two-base hit this month. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Mark Thomas’ double on Saturday was his third two-base hit this month. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: El Paso Chihuahuas (43-31) at Reno Aces (40-34)

Game Notes: 6-25 vs. ELP
Lineups:
6-25 vs. El Paso

Game #75: El Paso Chihuahuas (43-31) at Reno Aces (40-34)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Carlos Pimentel (6-4, 6.34) vs. RHP Edgar Garcia (3-3, 6.05)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 5: Kyle Jensen’s five RBI last night marked the third time this season that an Aces player has driven in at least five runs in a game (last: Sócrates Brito – 6, June 13 @ Las Vegas). Last season, Aces players recorded nine games of five or more RBI.

Fireworks in the Forecast: El Paso (.309) and Reno (.283) rank first and third, respectively, in the PCL in hitting. The Chihuahuas also are second with 443 runs scored, one spot ahead of the Aces (381). El Paso leads the circuit with 83 home runs, while Reno stands tied for third with 70 dingers.

Kyle Krushes: Jensen hit two home runs last night, marking his eighth career two-homer game and his first since May 15 of last year at New Orleans. The Aces slugger now has 36 RBI in June to set a Reno record for RBI in a month, eclipsing Mike Jacobs’ mark of 34 in May of 2014.

Jensen Jams in June: Jensen’s 36 RBI in June are the most this month in professional baseball, with Toledo’s Dean Green and San Diego’s Wil Myers tied for second at 28 apiece. In addition, the California native now has 68 RBI for the season, which ranks second in pro ball (Green – 75).

What’s the word around Reno?

MiLB.com (@MiLB)
#Dbacks No. 9 prospect Gabriel Guerrero has been promoted from @Mobile_BayBears to @Aces. atmilb.com/28VGaRw pic.twitter.com/W1oQyVP9O9

Minor League Promos (@MiLBPromos)
Tonight the @Aces are giving away Tin Lunch boxes, so you can take the game w/ you to work

 

Kyle Jensen has the second-most RBI in professional baseball. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Las Vegas 51s (40-33) at Reno Aces (39-34)

Game Notes: 6-24 vs. LV
Lineups:
6-24 vs. Las Vegas

Game #74: Las Vegas 51s (40-33) at Reno Aces (39-34)
Pitching Matchup: LHP Darin Gorski (0-0, -.–) vs. Matt Buschmann (3-6, 5.37)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 3×2: The Aces turned three double plays last night, increasing their PCL-best total to 87. Reno stands fourth in the league with a .982 fielding percentage.

Zach Attack: Zach Borenstein hit a three-run home run off Seth Lugo in the eighth inning last night. Both of his June homers have come against the 51s, and he is batting .367 (11-for-30) against them this season with two homers, one triple, three doubles, seven RBI, nine runs scored and two steals.

Talking About Todd: Todd Glaesmann went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple last night, marking his sixth multi-hit game of the season and his fourth multi-RBI contest. The outfielder is batting .339 (19-for-56) in 18 home games with Reno, a jump of 134 points over his .205 average (15-for-73) on the road.

What’s the word around Reno?

Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24)
RHP Evan Marshall pitched a clean inning for @Aces yesterday with a pair of K’s in his third app since coming off DL. #DbacksMinors

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
ROSTER MOVE: C Matt Jones reinstated from @VisaliaRawhide DL, transferred to @Aces. Roster back to 25 for tonight’s game.

Kyle Jensen finished all three of Reno's double plays on Thursday. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Kyle Jensen finished off all three of Reno’s double plays on Thursday. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Las Vegas 51s (39-33) at Reno Aces (39-33)

Game Notes: 6-23 vs. LV
Lineups:
6-23 vs. Las Vegas

Game #73: Las Vegas 51s (39-33) at Reno Aces (39-33)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Gabriel Ynoa (8-2, 3.45) vs. LHP Edwin Escobar (4-1, 3.65)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: My21/MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 14: After he hit a double and a triple last night, Kyle Jensen now has a team-best 14 extra-base hits in June (5 doubles, 2 triples, 7 home runs). He is one of two Aces players with 10+ XBH this month (Gosewisch – 11).

Kyle Krushing: Jensen also paces the PCL with 31 RBI this month after he drove in two more runs last night. He is now three shy of Mike Jacobs’ franchise record of 34 RBI, set in May of 2014. Jensen has 63 RBI on the season to rank second in all of professional baseball (Dean Green, Toledo – 73).

Another Blank from Burgos: Enrique Burgos worked a scoreless seventh inning last night, making him the only one of nine pitchers in the game to allow no runs. The Panama native now has a 0.84 ERA in nine appearances at Greater Nevada Field this season (1 ER/10.2 IP).

What’s the word around Reno?

Andrew Daugherty (@iudrew24)
It’s Thirsty Thursday at @greaternvfield tonight! Gotta admit, wish I was off work to enjoy the $2 pints of diet Coors @Aces

Matt Grilli (@themattgrilli)
@Aces Mitch Haniger in his first 13 @TripleABaseball games has 6 homers, 13 RBI and a 1.281 OPS. He’s hit safely in 12 of them #FireEmoji

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
ROSTER MOVE: LHP @anthony_banda3 transferred from @Mobile_BayBears to @Aces. Banda’s last start came in the Southern League ASG.

Enrique Burgos has been dominant in the late innings for Reno. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Enrique Burgos has been dominant in the late innings. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Las Vegas 51s (38-33) at Reno Aces (39-32)

Game Notes: 6-22 vs. LV
Lineups: 6-22 vs. Las Vegas

Game #72: Las Vegas 51s (38-33) at Reno Aces (39-32)
Pitching Matchup: LHP Duane Below (4-5, 4.11) vs. RHP Braden Shipley (6-3, 3.09)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 27: With a first-inning single on Tuesday night, Brandon Drury has a current 27-game hitting streak at Greater Nevada Field dating back to last season. Drury last went hitless in Reno on July 8, 2015, vs. Tacoma.

Still Tied for First: Despite Tuesday’s loss, Reno remains in a first-place tie with Tacoma in the Pacific Northern Division thanks to the Rainiers’ 5-2 defeat at Sacramento. The last time the Aces held at least a share of the division lead on consecutive days was April 22-23, 2015.

Southpaws: The Aces are 9-8 this season against lefty starters, and their .296 average (217-for-732) facing southpaws is 21 points higher than their .275 clip (486-for-1,766) against righties. Mitch Haniger (.500, 7-for-14, HR, 3 RBI), Kyle Jensen (.459, 34-for-74, 3 HR, 25 RBI) and Tuffy Gosewisch (.400, 22-for-55, 3 HR, 5 RBI) have excelled against lefties.

What’s the word around Reno?

RGJ.com (@RGJ)
Reno Aces: Lucas hits a triple https://t.co/qo7GVLkpQC https://t.co/KnSsjj3fTW

Tuffy Gosewisch has a .600 slugging percentage against left-handed pitching. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Tuffy Gosewisch has a .600 slugging percentage against left-handed pitching. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Meet the Front Office: Ed. 15

Next in our Meet the Front Office series is Ian Ueltschi. This 23-year-old Account Executive hails from Frankfurt, Ky., and loves deep-fried home cooking. Previously a Ticket Sales Associate for the Double-A Akron Rubber Ducks in Ohio, Ueltschi says he gets to work with awesome people in the front office for the Aces.

Let’s learn a bit more about Ian Ueltschi.


Ian Ueltschi

Ian Ueltschi and Rocky Balboa look like they could go head-to-head in the ring (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

College attended and degree earned?
Morehead State University – BA in Sport Management.

Favorite sports teams?
University of Kentucky Wildcats.

Celebrity crush?
Carrie Underwood.

Go-to restaurant?
Chili’s.

Favorite movie?
Rocky film series.

Greatest accomplishment to date?
Graduating from college.

Best sporting event you’ve attended?
2012 SEC Tournament Championship game.

Favorite place in the Reno/Tahoe area besides Greater Nevada Field?
Zephyr Cove, Lake Tahoe.

Who is your mentor?
Dad – he always taught hard work always pays off in the long run.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Super-Speed.

Three words to describe yourself?
Humble, Friendly, Easy-Going.

What is your favorite thing about your job?
All the cool people I get to work around.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Hopefully in a management position working in sports, preferably the NBA.

Words to live by?
“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter

Reno Aces Game Information: Las Vegas 51s (37-33) at Reno Aces (39-31)

Game Notes: 6-21 vs. LV
Lineups: 6-21 vs. Las Vegas

Game #71: Las Vegas 51s (37-33) at Reno Aces (39-31)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Logan Verrett (1-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Kyle Drabek (3-5, 6.64)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 4: The Aces have racked up 14 wins in the month of June, most in the PCL. Rochester and Lehigh Valley — both Triple-A clubs in the International League — have 14 wins in June as well.

Road Brooms (x2): The Aces picked up their first-ever series sweep of Albuquerque with yesterday’s series-capping 4-3 victory. The road sweep marked Reno’s second of 2016. The other four-game road sweep came from May 24-27 at New Orleans.

Bear Down: Aces right-hander Edgar Garcia continued the dominant run by the starting rotation in yesterday’s 4-3 win. He threw six innings and allowed just three runs (one earned) on four hits with three walks and three strikeouts. He sat down the final 10 batters he faced en route to his third victory. Aces starters posted a 1.67 ERA (5 ER/27.0 IP) over the four-game sweep.

Call it a Comeback: For a second consecutive game, the Aces rallied from a late deficit to beat the Isotopes on Monday afternoon. The Aces improved to 6-23 when trailing after five innings.

What’s the word around Reno?

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
On May 22, the @Aces trailed Tacoma by 7.5 games for 1st place in the Pacific Northern Division. Entering play tomorrow, both tied for 1st.

Nathan Shoup (@Trib_Shoup)
.@Aces Weekly Report: Reno suddenly knocking on first-place door (story doesn’t include today’s win at ALB). http://sparkstrib.com/2016/06/20/reno-aces-weekly-report-613-919/ …

Edgar Garcia and the Aces' starters allowed just five runs during the Albuquerque series. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Edgar Garcia and the Aces’ starters allowed just five runs during the Albuquerque series. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

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