Reno really doesn’t like playing on the road.
The Aces dropped to 4-10 away from Greater Nevada Field following Saturday’s loss at Salt Lake, the worst road winning percentage in the Pacific Coast League. The 12-game road trip, which featured a doubleheader at Salt Lake on Monday due to rain on Sunday, continues this week with a four-game set at Sacramento, concluding Friday.
Reno, which now sits in last place in the Pacific Northern division, 5.5 games back of first-place Tacoma, returns to Greater Nevada Field on Saturday for a four-game set with the Iowa Cubs. Omaha then rolls into town next Thursday.
Last week: 2-4
Upcoming Schedule (May 9-May 16)
May 9: DH AWAY @ Salt Lake 4:05 p.m.
May 10: AWAY @ Sacramento 7:05 p.m.
May 11: AWAY @ Sacramento 12:05 p.m.
May 12: AWAY @ Sacramento 7:05 p.m.
May 13: AWAY @ Sacramento 7:05 p.m.
May 14: HOME vs Iowa 6:35 p.m.
May 15: HOME vs Iowa 1:05 p.m.
*Dollar Menu Sunday
May 16: HOME vs Iowa 6:35 p.m.
*Kids Eat Free
-OF Evan Marzilli, 25, was transferred from Reno to Double-A Mobile. The Diamondbacks’ best defensive outfielder among all farmhands, according to Baseball America, got off to slow start for the Aces at the plate. He was hitting just .209 (14-for-67) and struck out 20 times.
-OF Todd Glaesmann, 25, was transferred from Double-A Mobile to Reno, filling Marzilli’s roster spot. Glaesmann was hitting .306 (17-for-66) for the Bay Bears with four doubles and six RBIs. Glaesmann made his 2016 Aces debut on Saturday in a 5-3 loss at Salt Lake. He went 0-for-5 with an RBI groundout.
-LHP Scott Rice, 34, was released. Rice signed a minor league deal with Arizona in the offseason but never got into a groove with the Aces. He compiled a 5.68 ERA in 6.1 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits. His biggest issue, however, was control. He walked nine batters compared with just three strikeouts.
-Jason Bourgeois. Bourgeois reached 1,600 career minor league hits in Friday’s 6-1 loss at Salt Lake. After three more hits on Saturday, he is the MiLB’s active hits leader with 1,603 knocks. His .380 batting average is tops on the Aces and the third best in the Pacific Coast League.
-Kaleb Fleck. The 27-year-old entered Saturday’s contest at Salt Like in the bottom of the sixth with a 3-1 Aces lead. By the time he was done, with one out in the seventh, Reno trailed 4-3 before falling 5-3. It was the Aces’ first loss of the season when leading through six complete innings. They are now 9-1 in said situations.
Pacific Coast League Standings
Tacoma Rainiers (SEA) 18-12
Fresno Grizzlies (HOU) 13-16
Sacramento River Cats (SF) 13-18
Reno Aces (ARI) 12-17
Salt Lake Bees (LAA) 17-13
Albuquerque Isotopes (COL) 17-14
Las Vegas 51s (NYM) 15-14
El Paso Chihuahuas (SD) 14-15
Omaha Storm Chasers (KC) 17-12
Oklahoma City Dodgers (LAD) 16-12
Iowa Cubs (CHC) 14-14
Colorado Springs Sky Sox (MIL) 11-17
Round Rock Express (TEX) 17-12
New Orleans Zephyrs (MIA) 14-15
Nashville Sounds (OAK) 14-16
Memphis Redbirds (STL) 11-16
*All stats and standings are as of Sunday, May 8.