Aces Lose in Tacoma
The Aces dropped the series finale in Tacoma tonight by a score of 3-0.
The Aces dropped the series finale in Tacoma tonight by a score of 3-0. Reno tied the Rainiers in total hits, but couldn’t find a way to plate any runners. The night was dominated by pitching from both sides. Joel Payamps turned in his best Triple-A start of the season. The right-hander went seven innings, allowed three hits, and struck out six but ultimately took home the loss. David Rollins went 5.2 innings for the home team and allowed no runs on five hits while adding four strikeouts. The loss drops the Aces to a record of 62-63 and nine games behind the Fresno Grizzlies.
With two outs and runners on first and second, Joel Payamps was one pitch away from another shutout inning. David Freitas hit a soft ground ball to the third baseman Deven Marrero. Marrero recorded the out at first base, but Kevin Cron tried to get the runner inching off at third base. The Cron throw went wild allowing both runners to come across. Reno threatened in the top of the eighth inning, loading the bases for Cron. Cron hit a ground ball but was thrown out on a great play by Gordon Beckham. Both Cron and manager Greg Gross were ejected from the contest following the ruling. Gordon Beckham extended the Tacoma lead to three with a solo shot in the bottom of the eighth to solidify the victory. Taylor Clarke with square off against Albuquerque southpaw David Holmberg tomorrow at 5:35 p.m.
Top Performers - Reno Aces
• Christian Walker (1-for-3, 2B)
• Socrates Brito (1-for-4, 2B)
Top Performers – Tacoma
• Gordon Beckham (2-for-4, HR)
• Cameron Perkins (1-for-3)
• David Rawlins (5.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R)