Reno Aces Game Notes
Today's Game: Former D-backs' number one prospect Braden Shipley gets the start for Reno Friday night. The right-hander has been dominant in his first three starts, allowing three earned runs in 17.1 innings. Shipley will face El Paso southpaw Eric Lauer who is 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA. Lauer has gone 6.0 innings in each of his last three starts and has struck out 19.
About Last Night: After being no-hit through 4.1 innings, and being down 6-0, the Reno aces clubbed their way back, but came up just short. Reno scored four in the fifth and one in the sixth to take a 6-5 loss at the hands of El Paso. The comeback began in the bottom of the fifth when Daniel Robertson walked with the bases loaded. Kristopher Negron scored on a wild pitch and Jack Reinheimer doubled home two. The Aces tacked on one in the sixth and that's where the comeback attempt ended.
Kevin's Tower: Prior to today's game against the San Diego Padres, the D-backs will officially dedicate the suite in which the team's late General Manager Kevin Towers used to sit as Kevin's Tower. The team will wear a patch in KT's memory on Aug. 2 when the D-backs celebrate the 2011 NL West Division championship club, for which he served as GM.
7's Unlucky for Reno: The loss brings Reno's losing streak to seven games. The last time the Aces lost seven consecutive games was 4/10/13 through 4/15/13. The only other seven-game skid in Aces history was the longest losing streak in team history (9) from 7/4/10 through 7/15/10. Over their last 10 games, Reno has been outscored 39-51 with a record of 2-8.
Saint Mary's Home Run for Life: Don MacGregor will round the bases commemorating his "Home Run for Life" in the middle of the second inning Friday night. The Reno Aces and El Paso Chihuahuas players and staff will be lined up along each baseline to greet MacGregor as he makes his way toward home plate while his story of adversity and triumph is publicly announced to the stadium crowd. After being diagnosed with Aortic Stenosis, MacGregor had open heart surgery on February 13, 2018 and walked out of Saint Mary's the very next day with a new aortic valve.
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