The Biggest Little City took game one from the Oklahoma City Dodgers by a score of 5-2. Ildemaro Vargas extended his current hit streak to 30 games tonight with a double to left field and is one hit away from tying former Ace Jake Elmore for the longest in franchise history. Newcomer Jamie Westbrook continued to stay hot as he went 1-for-4 with an RBI. In his first three games, he is 5-for-12 with two home runs and four RBI. Starting pitcher Jake Buchanan went 7.2 quality innings, striking out four Oklahoma City batters, and only allowed just five hits. The win Improves the Aces to a record of 58-54 and 6.0 games back of the first-place Fresno Grizzlies.    

Top Performers - Reno Aces

• Ildemaro Vargas (2-for-5, 2B, 30-game hit streak)

• Kevin Cron (2-for-3, 3B, 2 RBI)

• Jake Buchanan (7.2 IP, 4 SO, 2 R)

Top Performers – Oklahoma City Dodgers

• Edwin Ríos (2-for-4)

• Donovan Solano (1-for-3)

• Angelo Mora (1-for-4, R)

Tomorrow’s Matchup

DAY

DATE

OPPONENT

PROBABLE PITCHERS

TIME (PT)

Sunday

August

5

OKC

Dodgers

RHP Neftali Feliz vs.

RHP Logan Bawcom

1:05 p.m.

Notes & Information

Streaking: Ildemaro Vargas has hit in 30 consecutive games, good for the longest hit streak in the Pacific Coast League. During the streak, he is batting .375, (50-for-133), with 21 runs scored, 11 doubles, 13 RBI and an OBP over .400. There have only been five players in Aces history with streaks of 20+ games. Jake Elmore (31, 2012), Ildemaro Vargas (27, 2018), Tony Abreu (24, 2011), Chris Owings (23, 2013), and Ketel Marte (22, 2017). In 2017, Ketel Marte went 37-for-98, .378, with nine 2B, three 3B, one HR and 16 RBI from April 29 through May 22. Joe DiMaggio, then an 18-year old outfielder with the San Francisco Seals, established a new Pacific Coast League record by hitting in 61 consecutive games in 1933.

Who’s the New Guy: Newcomer Jamie Westbrook is 5-for-12 (.416) since coming joining the Aces on August first. Westbrook is feeling very comfortable in his new yard as he’s hit two home runs, scored three runs, and four RBI. In Double-A Jackson, Westbrook was 116-for-401 (.289) with 20 doubles, five triples, and 15 big flies.  

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