Reno dropped four of six games last week and slid to four games back of first-place Tacoma.
The Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate wraps up a brief three-game home stand on Wednesday against Tacoma then heads to Fresno for a four-game trip before the all-star break.
The Aces will take next Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday off before starting the second half of the season next Thursday at Oklahoma City.
Last week: 2-4
Upcoming Schedule (July 5-11)
July 5: HOME vs Tacoma 7:05 p.m.
July 6: HOME vs Tacoma 7:05 p.m.
July 7: AWAY at Fresno 7:05 p.m.
July 8: AWAY at Fresno 7:05 p.m.
July 9: DH AWAY at Fresno 5:05 p.m.
July 10: OFF (all star break)
July 11: OFF (all star break)
-RHP Enrique Burgos, 25, was recalled by Arizona. Burgos has been one of the Aces’ best relievers this year. He’s 3-0 with a 1.95 ERA over 27.2 innings with 24 appearances. He’s part of a group of arms that have had some success in Reno but struggled with the big club. With the Diamondbacks this season, he’s compiled a 8.10 ERA in 6.2 innings.
-RHP Jimmie Sherfey, 24, was brought up to Reno from Double-A Mobile to replace Burgos. The hard-throwing righty has been lights out for the Bay Bears this year, compiling a 2-0 record with a 0.46 ERA over 19.2 innings. He’s struck out 31 batters compared with just five walks. This is his first time on a Triple-A roster.
-C Tuffy Gosewisch, 32, was recalled by Arizona. Gosewisch is have a resurgent year with the Aces, hitting .342 (he’s a career .239 minor league hitter) with nine home runs, 13 doubles and 26 RBIs. Dan Rohlfing, 27, was called up from Double-A Mobile to fill the roster spot. Rohlfing, who is yet to make a major league debut, is 3-for-19 with the Bay Bears this season.
-Breaking late ties. The Aces own an impressive 6-0 record when the game is knotted after eight innings. That includes a 3-1 mark in contests that require more than nine frames.
-Winning it late. Ninth inning rallies are rare. That’s part of what makes walk-off victories so exciting, or devastating, depending on your perspective. But when trailing after seven innings, Reno is 4-33, and 1-34 when trailing after eight.
Pacific Coast League Standings
Tacoma Rainiers (SEA) 46-35
Reno Aces (ARI) 43-30
Fresno Grizzlies (HOU) 41-48
Sacramento River Cats (SF) 35-49
El Paso Chihuahuas (SD) 49-34
Las Vegas 51s (NYM) 42-39
Salt Lake Bees (LAA) 39-42
Albuquerque Isotopes (COL) 33-50
Oklahoma City Dodgers (LAD) 46-36
Colorado Springs Sky Sox (MIL) 41-39
Iowa Cubs (CHC) 39-44
Omaha Storm Chasers (KC) 34-47
Nashville Sounds (OAK) 47-37
Round Rock Express (TEX) 45-39
Memphis Redbirds (STL) 39-43
New Orleans Zephyrs (MIA) 38-43
*All stats and standings are as of Sunday, July 3.