Reno Aces Game Information: Fresno Grizzlies (59-46) at Reno Aces (50-55)

Game notes: July 31 vs. FRE

Lineups: 7-31-15, also can be found on Twitter (@RenoAces_PR) and renoaces.com

Game #106: Fresno Grizzlies (59-46) at Reno Aces (50-55)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Dan Straily (8-6, 3.59) vs. RHP Aaron Blair (3-1, 4.55)
Game Time: 7:05 PM PST
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

At the Ballpark

  • Gates open at 6:05 p.m.
  • Saint Mary’s Fireworks Friday presented by KRNV News 4
  • Bad Songs for a Good Cause benefiting the Ronald McDonald House – fans can choose from a list of 80+ songs for $10 or pay $20 for their own choice of song
  • Kids Run the Bases presented by KTVN Channel 2 News

From the Notes

The Blair Project: Right-hander Aaron Blair has posted excellent numbers since a less-than-stellar Triple-A debut against Tacoma on June 17 at Aces Ballpark. In four starts since he allowed a career-high eight earned runs against the Rainiers, the 23-year-old has gone 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA (7 ER in 25 2/3 IP). He’s struck out 20 batters against eight walks during the four-start stretch, which included a three-week layoff due to Blair pitching for Team USA who earned silver in the Pan-American Games.

10-Gamers: Both Brandon Drury and Mike Freeman have current 10-game hitting streaks for the Aces. They join Danny Dorn, Nick Evans and Jamie Romak who all have had 10-gamers earlier this season. The longest hitting streak by an Aces player this season is 15, set by Garrett Weber from April 27-May 13.

Peter’s Pop: Aces outfielder Peter O’Brien’s numbers have returned over his last nine games. During the stretch, he’s hitting .323 (10-for-31) with 11 RBI, 10 runs, 4 home runs, 2 triples, 1 double and 3 walks to go with a 1.253 OPS. Over the previous 28 games from June 17-July 20, O’Brien hit .156 (15-for-96) with 27 strikeouts and a .482 OPS.

Reno Aces Game Information: Fresno Grizzlies (58-46) at Reno Aces (50-54)

Game notes: July 30 vs. FRE

Lineups: 7-30-15, also can be found on Twitter (@RenoAces_PR) and renoaces.com

Game #105: Fresno Grizzlies (58-46) at Reno Aces (50-54)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Asher Wojciechowski (5-2, 5.38) vs. RHP A.J. Schugel (1-4, 12.66)
Game Time: 7:05 PM PST
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

At the Ballpark

  • Gates open at 6:05 p.m.
  • Coors Light Thirsty Thursday presented by Coors Light, Reno News & Review & Lotus Radio – $2 Coors Light (until mid-5th) & $2 small sodas (all game)
  • Adult Run the Bases presented by Total Wine & More

From the Notes

Peter’s Pop: Aces outfielder Peter O’Brien’s numbers have returned over his last eight games. During the stretch, he’s hitting .333 (9-for-27) with 10 RBI, 9 runs, 3 home runs, 2 triples, 1 double and 3 walks to go with a 1.252 OPS. Over the previous 28 games from June 17-July 20, O’Brien hit .156 (15-for-96) with 27 strikeouts and a .482 OPS.

High Five: Brandon Drury became the 12th player in Aces history to record 5 hits in a single game last night. He, along with Danny Worth, are the only two to accomplish the feat this year. Other players to record 5 hits in a game include: Nick Ahmed (6/24/14 vs. CSP), A.J. Pollock (7/26/12 vs. CSP), Cole Gillespie (5/30/12 vs. TAC), A.J. Pollock (4/6/12 vs. CSP), Wily Mo Pena (6/11/11 @ CSP), Collin Cowgill (6/7/11 vs. SL), Sean Burroughs (5/17/11 vs. IOW), Brandon Watson (7/23/09 vs. POR), Alex Romero (6/5/09 @ TAC) and Ed Rogers (6/5/09 @ TAC).

What’s the word around Reno?

Lake Tahoe News (@lake_tahoe_news)

Drury’s Game Leads Aces to Win: Brandon Drury’s perfect 5-for-5 night at the plate led the Reno Aces to a 10-4 win… http://dlvr.it/BhDdNz

KOLOCares (@kolocares)

Is there a song you don’t like? “Buy” it Friday night at the @RenoAces for Reno’s Ronald McDonald House: http://bit.ly/1IsPYu6  #KOLOCares

Reno Aces Game Information: Fresno Grizzlies (58-45) at Reno Aces (49-54)

Game notes: July 29 vs. FRE

Lineups: 7-29-15, also can be found on Twitter (@RenoAces_PR) and renoaces.com

Game #104: Fresno Grizzlies (58-45) at Reno Aces (49-54)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Mike Hauschild (4-2, 3.32) vs. RHP Jhoulys Chacin (2-3, 3.22)
Game Time: 7:05 PM PST
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

At the Ballpark

  • Gates open at 6:05 p.m.
  • Senior’s Eat Free Wednesday presented by Sam’s Club – first 250 over the age of 50

From the Notes

You Know You Make Me Wanna SHOut: Reno’s 3-0 win Monday night over Las Vegas was their first nine-inning shutout of the season. Their only other shutout victory came on June 27 in game one of a doubleheader against Fresno, an 8-0 win. Gabriel Arias went the distance in that affair. Prior to this season, the latest Reno won their first game via shutout was on May 25, 2010 at Albuquerque.

Feeling Off: Counting four scheduled off-days plus the All-Star break, the Aces have gone 1-4 in games following off-days, all away from Aces Ballpark. Their lone victory after an off-day was a 4-3 win at Tacoma on June 23. Combining the five games, the Aces have been outscored 39-21.

What’s the word around Reno?

Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks)
#Dbacks will place Randall Delgado on the 15-day DL with an ankle sprain and recall Addison Reed from Triple-A Reno @Aces.

RGJ.com (@rgj)
Top Ace: Making the team part of Reno culture http://on.rgj.com/1HYHuha

Reno Aces Game Information: Las Vegas 51s (58-44) at Reno Aces (48-54)

Game notes: July 27 vs. LAS

Lineups: 7-27-15, also can be found on Twitter (@RenoAces_PR) and renoaces.com

Game #103: Las Vegas 51s (58-44) at Reno Aces (48-54)
Pitching Matchup: LHP Darin Gorski (8-7, 5.05) vs. RHP Caleb Clay (6-6, 5.20)
Game Time: 7:05 PM PST
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

At the Ballpark

  • Gates open at 6:05 p.m.
  • Dollar Menu Monday presented by Great Basin Federal Credit Union – $1 Hot Dogs (all game) & Ribs (while supplies last)

From the Notes

Even Evans: Since July 12, Aces first baseman Nick Evans is hit­ting .429 (18-for-42) with 11 runs scored, 4 RBI, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 9 walks. The .429 average is fifth among all Triple-A play­ers during that span, and his .529 on-base percentage is second to only Dean Anna of Memphis (.532).

Lalli-Pop: Catcher Blake Lalli has a modest four-game hitting streak going with three of the four games being multi-hit games. He has raised his average from .213 to .236 in those four games by going 7-for-14 with 4 RBI, 2 runs, 1 HR and 1 2B.

Reno Aces Game Information: Las Vegas 51s (57-44) at Reno Aces (48-53)

Game notes: July 26 vs. LAS

Lineups: 7-26-15, also can be found on Twitter (@RenoAces_PR) and renoaces.com

Game #102: Las Vegas 51s (57-44) at Reno Aces (48-53)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Matthew Bowman (7-10, 5.05) vs. RHP Allen Webster (2-4, 8.60)
Game Time: 6:05 PM PST
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

At the Ballpark

  • Gates open at 5:05 p.m.
  • Circus Circus Family Sunday featuring Baseball Bingo
  • Kids Eat Free for the first 500 kids (12 and under) presented by Sam’s Club, Kimmie Candy Company & 106.9 MORE FM
  • Kids Run the Bases presented by KTVN Channel 2 News

From the Notes

Lalli-Pop: Catcher Blake Lalli has a modest three-game hitting streak going with all three games being of the multi-hit variety. He has raised his average from .213 to .234 in those three games by going 6-for-11 with 2 RBI, 2 runs, 1 HR and 1 2B.

Coming up on #500: The Aces are closing in on 500 wins as a franchise in the regular season. They currently stand at 495 with 48 coming this year. The team won 81 games in both 2012 and 2014, won 79 in 2009, 77 in 2011, 69 in 2010 and 60 in 2013.

Reno Aces Game Information: Las Vegas 51s (57-43) at Reno Aces (47-53)

Game notes: July 25 vs. LAS

Lineups: 7-25-15, also can be found on Twitter (@RenoAces_PR) and renoaces.com

Game #101: Las Vegas 51s (57-43) at Reno Aces (47-53)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Luis Cessa (0-2, 9.45) vs. LHP Justin Marks (5-7, 5.22)
Game Time: 7:05 PM PST
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

At the Ballpark

  • Gates open at 6:05 p.m.
  • Super Saturday presented by KOLO 8 News Now
  • Post-game fireworks show
  • Protect Our West Night presented by Coors Banquet and Country Financial – plaza display of fire trucks and Jersey Auction to benefit Wildland Firefighter Foundation
  • Global Force Wrestling appearances from Jeff Jarrett, Karen Jarrett and Chris Mordetsky, including autograph session during game
  • Bully’s Sports Bar Friends & Family Night presented by Reno News & Review – right field reserved ticket, Bully’s wings voucher and a free Aces hat for just $17. This deal is not available on the day of the game and needs to be purchased in advance. Wings vouchers can be redeemed at any of the seven Bully’s locations in the area
  • Kids Run the Bases presented by KTVN Channel 2 News

From the Notes

Free-For-All: Mike Freeman collected two hits in the first inning last night when he led off the game with a double, then doubled again to give Reno a 7-0 lead. He’s the first Aces player with two hits in one inning since Nick Ahmed accomplished the feat on September 4, 2014 against Las Vegas in the playoffs.

Seven-Heaven: The seven runs the Aces plated in the first inning last night was a new season-high.

Worth the Wait: Since coming off the disabled list on July 16, Danny Worth was 0-for-19. He busted out in a big way with a 3-for-5 showing last night. The shortstop tied a career-best with 5 RBI on the night. He also drove in five runs with Toledo back on July 31, 2012 against Triple-A Louisville.

What’s the word around Reno?

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
Nick Buss will pinch-hit for Aaron Blair. The final line for Blair: 7IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 5K. He leaves in line for the win. 12-2, @Aces.

Reno Aces Game Information: Las Vegas 51s (57-42) at Reno Aces (46-53)

Game notes: July 24 vs. LAS

Lineups: 7-24-15, also can be found on Twitter (@RenoAces_PR) and renoaces.com

Game #100: Las Vegas 51s (57-42) at Reno Aces (46-53)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Logan Verrett (3-1, 2.93) vs. RHP Aaron Blair (2-1, 5.16)
Game Time: 7:05 PM PST
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

At the Ballpark

  • Gates open at 6:05 p.m.
  • Saint Mary’s Fireworks Friday presented by KRNV News 4
  • Faith Night at the Freight House District
  • Kids Run the Bases presented by KTVN Channel 2 News

From the Notes

Blair is Back: Aces right-hander Aaron Blair returns from the temporary inactive list to start tonight against his hometown 51s. Blair pitched for Team USA in the Pan-Am Games, earning a Silver Medal after losing to Team Canada in the championship. Blair made two starts and went 1-0 with a 6.30 ERA (7 ER in 10 IP). He took a no-decision in the United States’ come-from-behind 6-5 win over Cuba in the semifinals. 

By the Numbers – 2: Outfielder Todd Glaesmann needs just two hits to reach 500 for his career. His highest hit total in a single season came in 2012 when he clubbed 140 knocks between Low-A Bowling Green and Advanced-A Charlotte while in the Tampa Bay Rays’ system.

What’s the word around Reno?

Reno Aces (@Aces)
Jamie Romak’s double in the 2nd inning was his 53rd extra-base hit of the season, the most in all of @MiLB.

Reno Aces Game Information: Albuquerque Isotopes (44-54) at Reno Aces (46-52)

Game notes: July 23 vs. ALB

Lineups: 7-23-15, also can be found on Twitter (@RenoAces_PR) and renoaces.com

Game #99: Albuquerque Isotopes (44-54) at Reno Aces (46-52)
Pitching Matchup: LHP Aaron Laffey (2-3, 4.61) vs. RHP Jhoulys Chacin (2-3, 3.35)
Game Time: 7:05 PM PST
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV & My21

At the Ballpark

  • Gates open at 6:05 p.m.
  • Coors Light Thirsty Thursday presented by Coors Light, Reno News & Review & Lotus Radio – $2 Coors Light (until mid-5th) & $2 small sodas (all game)
  • Adult Run the Bases presented by Total Wine & More

From the Notes

Coming up on #500: The Aces are closing in on 500 wins as a franchise in the regular season. They currently stand at 493 with 46 coming this year. The team won 81 games in both 2012 and 2014, won 79 in 2009, 77 in 2011, 69 in 2010 and 60 in 2013.

Snapping the Skid: Peter O’Brien hit his 16th home run of the season Tuesday, and number 17 last night. The homer on Tuesday was his first since June 23 which snapped a 73 at-bat homerless drought. Of his 17 homers, six have come at the hands of Albuquerque pitching. His multi-hit game last night was his first since June 16 vs. Tacoma.

What’s the word around Reno?

Steve Berthiaume (@BertDbacks)
#Dbacks move Phil Gosselin to 60-day DL & option Matt Stites to Triple-A Reno @Aces Zack Godley makes MLB debut tonight wearing No. 52.

Chris Payne (@deftonesfreek)
Tonight’s @Aces game is beyond perfect. #AceballMemories #LetsGoAces #RenoAces

Reno Aces Game Information: Albuquerque Isotopes (44-53) at Reno Aces (45-52)

Game notes: July 22 vs. ALB

Lineups: 7-22-15, also can be found on Twitter (@RenoAces_PR) and renoaces.com

Game #98: Albuquerque Isotopes (44-53) at Reno Aces (45-52)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Jair Jurrjens (2-3, 5.13) vs. RHP Caleb Clay (5-6, 5.08)
Game Time: 7:05 PM PST
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

At the Ballpark

  • Gates open at 6:05 p.m.
  • Senior’s Eat Free Wednesday presented by Sam’s Club – first 250 over the age of 50

From the Notes

High Five: Peter O’Brien hit his 16th home run of the season yesterday in the second inning, his first home run since June 23 which snapped a 73 at-bat homerless drought. Of his 16 homers, five have come at the hands of Albuquerque pitching.

Romak Ranks: Jamie Romak is near the top of the several offensive categories in the Pacific Coast League, including: RBI (75, 1st), total bases (195, 1st), extra-base hits (51, 1st), runs (60, 2nd), home runs (19, 2nd), hits (103, T-3rd), doubles (29, 3rd) and slugging percentage (.570, 4th).

Expect Runs: In 14 meetings between the Aces and Isotopes this season, the two teams have combined to score 172 runs, an average of 12.2 per game.

What’s the word around Reno?

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
See ya baseball! Peter O’Brien with a 2-run shot to cut the deficit to 3-2 in the bottom of the 2nd. 16th of the season for O’Brien.

Reno Aces Game Information: Albuquerque Isotopes (43-53) at Reno Aces (45-51)

Game notes: July 21 vs. ALB

Lineups: 7-21-15, also can be found on Twitter (@RenoAces_PR) and renoaces.com

Game #97: Albuquerque Isotopes (43-53) at Reno Aces (45-51)
Pitching Matchup: LHP John Lannan (5-4, 4.57) vs. RHP Allen Webster (2-3, 7.78)
Game Time: 7:05 PM PST
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

At the Ballpark

  • Gates open at 6:05 p.m.
  • Two-for-$22 Tuesday presented by KTVN Channel 2 News – 2 general admission tickets, 2 hot dogs and 2 small sodas for $22

From the Notes

Walk-It-Off: Last night’s walk-off win was the fourth for the Aces in 2015, and second for Mike Freeman. His other walk-off winner was a solo home run against Albuquerque to give the Aces a 5-4 win on April 19.

Streaking at Aces Ballpark: The Aces are on a current 5-game winning streak at home. Their overall home record is 25-20 against 20-31 on the road. The Aces hit .294 and score an average of 5.2 runs per game at home compared to .277 and 4.9 on the road. The pitching staff has posted a 4.80 ERA at home compared to 5.67 away from Aces Ballpark.

It’s Late After 8: Last night’s win signaled the Aces’ first when trailing after eight innings. It leaves Tacoma (0-39) and Memphis (0-40) as the only teams in the PCL do not have a win when trailing after eight.

What’s the word around Reno?

Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks)
Official: #Dbacks option outfielder Danny Dorn to Triple-A Reno @Aces and recall pitcher Dominic Leone from Double-A @Mobile_BayBears.

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