One night removed from scoring a season-high 14 runs on 17 hits, the Reno Aces hung another crooked number on the scoreboard in a 9-1 rout of the Salt Lake Bees on Sunday afternoon at Greater Nevada Field. Aces starter Zack Godley (@godleyzt) benefitted from the run support and cruised through seven shutout innings to earn his second win in three starts for the Aces.
Winners of 10 of their last 14 games, the Aces (29-27) jumped on Bees left-hander Chris Jones from the get-go. Mike Freeman singled to left to start the first and two outs later, scored on a sharp single to center by Peter O’Brien.
The score remained 1-0 until the home half of the fourth, when the Aces scored seven runs on six hits, all charged to Jones. The seven-run frame was Reno’s second in as many games.
The first seven batters in the inning all reached against Jones, highlighted by run-scoring doubles from Todd Glaesmann (@toddglaesmann22), Carlos Rivero (@Carlos_Rivero3) and Jack Reinheimer (@Reinheimer_08). David Peralta (@dperalta6) and O’Brien added sacrifice flies to cap the outburst.
Glaesmann added a solo shot off Geoff Broussard in the fifth to push Reno’s advantage to nine. In the eighth, Gosewisch recorded his seventh career triple and first since June 1, 2013, but he was stranded at third. The three-bagger gave Gosewisch a second straight three-hit performance, and he’s hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games to raise his average to .331.
Godley (2-0) threw 98 pitches – 65 for strikes – over seven three-hit innings. He walked two and struck out six. Hector Hernandez pitched the final two innings in relief of Godley, allowing one earned run on a two-out solo shot by Salt Lake’s Ji-Man Choi in the top of the ninth. Jones (3-5) suffered the loss after giving up eight earned runs on nine hits over 2 2/3 innings.
Brito, Glaesmann and Reinheimer joined Gosewisch with multi-hit performances. Reinheimer leads the squad with 22 multi-hit games.
The Bees (26-29) have dropped 11 of 12 and 16 of their last 20.
The Aces and Bees continue their four-game series on Monday night, with first pitch slated for 7:05 p.m. PT. Reno will send right-hander Kyle Drabek (3-3, 5.44) to the bump, while righty Kyle Kendrick (3-2, 5.21) will toe the rubber for Salt Lake.
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