Game Notes vs. Tacoma
Tonight's Game: It's game two of a five-game set against Tacoma. The Aces dropped the opener by a score of 14-5. University of Nevada, Reno alum Braden Shipley with toe the rubber tonight for the Aces looking for his second win of 2019. His 22 wins are third all-time in franchise history, 228 strikeouts are second in franchise history, and 324.2 IP are third in franchise history. Shipley will face top Seattle Mariners' prospect, left-handed pitcher Justus Sheffield. He came to the organization in the James Paxton to the New York Yankees deal. This season he is 1-2 with a 4.31 ERA while batters are hitting .222 off the southpaw.
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Do it Twice: Kevin Cron recorded his second multi-home run game of the season last night. His first was a three-homer performance on April 25, 2019 against Fresno. In that game, Tim Locastro also had three home runs. Kevin is tied with Round Rock's Yordan Alvarez for the league-lead (17).
Ouch: Tim Locastro was hit by a pitch three separate times in last night's contest. However, the Aces outfielder is no stranger to being plunked. It was the fourth time in his professional career he was hit by a pitch three times in a game. Since 2013 when he was drafted, he has been hit 164 times. He led the PCL in hit by pitches in 2018 with 26, and the Texas League with 26 in 2017. This season he has been hit five times but Wyatt Mathisen leads the team with 9 HBPs.
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