Reno ended its first home stand of the season in uninspiring fashion, dropping three straight to Albuquerque last week.
The losing streak reached four on Friday with a 10-3 loss at El Paso before the Aces were 13-5 winners on Saturday and 8-5 winners on Sunday over the Chihuahuas.
A team that’s known for its offense, the Aces averaged just two runs a game in the four-straight losses. That problem was obviously corrected over the weekend as the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate scored 22 runs in the wins at El Paso.
Reno ends its first road trip of the season on Friday after a four-game set at Albuquerque before returning to Greater Nevada Field on Saturday, starting a four-game series with defending Triple-A National champion, Fresno.
Last week: 3-4
Upcoming Schedule (April 19-25)
April 19: AWAY @ Albuquerque 5:35 p.m.
April 20: AWAY @ Albuquerque 5:35 p.m.
April 21: AWAY @ Albuquerque 5:35 p.m.
April 22: AWAY @ Albuquerque 6:05 p.m.
April 23: HOME vs Fresno 6:35 p.m.
April 24: HOME vs Fresno 1:05 p.m.
*Dollar Menu Sunday
April 25: HOME vs Fresno 6:35 p.m.
*Kids Eat Free
-RHP Archie Bradley, 23, and RHP Evan Marshall, 25 were called up to Arizona on Sunday. The Diamondbacks’ bullpen is taxed, throwing for a combined 12 innings in a 14-inning loss to San Diego on Saturday. Marshall will certainly be sent to the bullpen while Bradley may be pieced into the rotation. Bradley is 1-1 with a 4.05 ERA in 6.2 innings with the Aces this spring. Marshall owns a 7.71 ERA over 4.2 innings in three relief appearances.
-RHP Jake Barrett, 24, and RHP Matt Buschmann, 32, were sent down to Reno. Buschmann made his MLB debut last Sunday, throwing a scoreless inning against the Cubs. He’s appeared in three games for Arizona, allowing one run on two hits over 4.1 innings. Barrett made his MLB debut on April 4 and has appeared in six games with the Diamondbacks. He’s allowed three runs on three hits over 7 innings.
-RHP Kyle Drabek, 28, was designated for assignment and accepted that assignment on Thursday. Drabek threw for the Aces that night, allowing three earned runs on nine hits over six innings in a 5-2 home loss to Albuquerque. He appeared in one game with Arizona, allowing one run on one hit over two innings of relief but walked four batters.
Jack Reinheimer. Reno’s 23-year-old shortstop continues to be an offensive threat in the No. 3 spot. In wins on Saturday and Sunday over El Paso, Reinheimer was 6-for-9 with 2 doubles, 4 RBIs and 4 runs scored. The big weekend was not an anomaly. He’s hitting a team-high .450 this season.
Scott Rice. It’s early in the season, but you never want to have a 9.00 ERA. That’s what the 32-year-old RHP Rice is rocking. He was knocked around in a pair of outings last week, allowing three runs on three hits with six walks in just 1.2 innings of work. Better weeks are head for Rice, who is playing his 17th season of professional baseball.
Pacific Coast League Standings
Tacoma Rainiers (SEA) 8-2
Reno Aces (ARI) 5-5
Fresno Grizzlies (HOU) 4-5
Sacramento River Cats (SF) 2-9
Salt Lake Bees (LAA) 9-2
Las Vegas 51s (NYM) 5-4
Albuquerque Isotopes (COL) 5-6
El Paso Chihuahuas (SD) 2-7
Omaha Storm Chasers (KC) 8-4
Oklahoma City Dodgers (LAD) 5-5
Colorado Springs Sky Sox (MIL) 4-5
Iowa Cubs (CHC) 4-6
Round Rock Express (TEX) 6-4
Memphis Redbirds (STL) 5-4
Nashville Sounds (OAK) 5-5
New Orleans Zephyrs (MIA) 4-8
All stats and records are though Sunday, April 17.