Vargas Ties Franchise Hitting Record in Aces Loss
The Aces dropped game one to the Oklahoma City Dodgers by a score of 12-9. Ildemaro Vargas extended his hit-streak to 31 games, tying the franchise-best mark. Vargas’ single brought him even with former Ace Jake Elmore, who reached the 31-game mark in 2012.
The Aces dropped game one to the Oklahoma City Dodgers by a score of 12-9. Ildemaro Vargas extended his hit-streak to 31 games, tying the franchise-best mark. Vargas’ single brought him even with former Ace Jake Elmore, who reached the 31-game mark in 2012. Vargas also lead the Aces offensive if a 3-for-5 day, all of which were singles. Neftalí Feliz received the start from manager Greg Gross and went 5.0 innings, striking out six Oklahoma City batters, and only allowed four hits, but received the no decision for his efforts. The win Improves the Aces to a record of 58-55, but still remain 6.0 games back of first-place Fresno.
Oklahoma City opened the scoring in today’s ballgame in the fifth frame when Edwin Rios homered to right field and pitcher Logan Bawcom laid down a sacrifice bunt that scored Andrew Toles to give the Dodgers the 2-0 lead. Reno answered right back in the bottom of the inning from the help of Cody Decker’s three-run triple and a pair of RBI singles from Vargas and Socrates Brito. The Dodgers wasted no time regaining the lead as they plated four runs in the top of the sixth. Oklahoma City would go on to plate six more runs in the final three frames to take a six-run lead. Reno put up a fight in the bottom of the 9th but wasn’t enough to secure the victory. The two teams will square off again tomorrow night with the first pitch slated for 7:05 p.m.
Top Performers - Reno Aces
• Ildemaro Vargas (3-for-5, RBI, 31-game hit streak)
• Christian Walker (2-for-5, 3B)
• Yasmany Tomás (2-for-4, 2B, RBI)
Top Performers – Oklahoma City Dodgers
• Donovan Solano (3-for-5, HR, 3B, 4 RBI)
• Edwin Ríos (2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI)
• Jake Peter (2-for-5, 3B, 2 RBI, R)
LHP Alex Young vs. RHP Brock Steward
Notes & Information
Streaking: In today’s game against Oklahoma City, Ildemaro Vargas extend his current hit streak to 31 games and tied the Aces all-time hit streak record held by Jake Elmore (31). During Vargas’s streak, he is batting .384 (53-for-138), with 21 runs scored, 11 doubles, and 13 RBI. The Pacific Coast League all-time record was set by Joe DiMaggio who record a hit in 61 straight games for the San Francisco Seals during the 1933 season.
The Starter: As a starter this season, Neftalí Feliz owns a record of 4-1 with two no-decisions. Feliz has a 3.75 ERA as a starter and has struck out 22 opposing batters and has just allowed 37 hits in his seven starts this season. During the month of July Feliz went 4-1 with wins over Sacramento, El Paso, Tacoma, and Round Rock. The four wins led the Aces pitching staff for the month of July.
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