Reno Aces Game Notes - at Sacramento
Today's Game: With another victory in last night's contest, the Reno Aces are still alive in the 2019 Pacific Coast League playoff hunt with six games remaining. Braden Shipley will take the mound tonight looking to prolong the Aces season against right-hander Justin Haley. Reno holds a 8-6 series advantage against the River Cats this season with two games left at Raley Field.
About Last Night: The Aces returned to Raley Field in Sacramento for the second consecutive night and for the second consecutive night walked away with a victory. Behind an outstanding start from Bradin Hagens (7.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 7 K), Reno defeated the Pacific Northern Division leaders by a score of 5-4. Solo home runs by Carlos Asuaje, Josh Prince and Domingo Leyba provided the spark for the Reno offense Tuesday night.
On this day in baseball history: On this date in 2009, John Hester, appearing as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning, homers in his first major league at-bat in Arizona's 14-7 victory over Houston. The 25 year-old catcher becomes the 101st player to accomplish the feat, and the second Diamondback player this season, joining Gerardo Parra, who also went deep in his first big league plate appearance in May. Hester hit .328 in 92 games with Reno in 2009 and hit nine homers.
Been a while: Josh Prince hit his first home run of the season last night for the Reno Aces and first Triple-A homer in a long time. His last Triple-A homer came on August 26, 2013 while playing with the Nashville Sounds. The 31-year-old has 39 Minor League homers in his career and his six last season with the Double-A Jackson Generals.
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