Eight-game road trip awaits Aces
Reno split its first six home games of the season and starts its second road trip of the season Tuesday night.
The Aces will play four at Albuquerque (the Isotopes and Aces split four games last week) before playing four at El Paso (the Chihuahuas and Aces split their first two games over the weekend).
Reno doesn’t come back to Greater Nevada Field until next Thursday, starting a four-game set with Fresno.
Last week: 4-3
Upcoming Schedule (April 18-24)
April 18: AWAY at Albuquerque 5:35 p.m.
April 19: AWAY at Albuquerque 5:35 p.m.
April 20: AWAY at Albuquerque 5:35 p.m.
April 21: AWAY at Albuquerque 6:05 p.m.
April 22: AWAY at El Paso 6:05 p.m.
April 23: AWAY at El Paso 12:05 p.m.
April 24: AWAY at El Paso 5:35 p.m.
Christian Walker. The Aces’ 26-year-old first baseman has dominated in his first 11 games with Reno. He’s batting .348 with four homes runs (tied for the second most in the Pacific Coast League), four doubles, and a PCL-leading 16 RBIs. He’s also scored 12 runs, tops in the PCL. In Sunday’s 11-6 home win over El Paso, Arizona’s No. 30 ranked prospect went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, four RBIs and scored twice. Walker was named the PCL Player of the Week – the first Ace to receive the honor since Mitch Haniger (now the starting left fielder for the Seattle Mariners) the week of July 18-24 last season.
The Northern Nevada weather. Reno’s home game with Albuquerque on Thursday was postponed to Friday due to spring snow that moved through the region. Snow started falling right at the 6:35 p.m. first pitch and forced the teams to leave the field with just the third batter of the game in the box. Reno and Albuquerque split the doubleheader one day later.
Pacific Coast League Standings
Tacoma Rainiers (SEA) 6-4
Sacramento River Cats (SF) 5-5
Fresno Grizzlies (HOU) 5-6
Reno Aces (ARI) 5-6
Albuquerque Isotopes (COL) 6-5
Las Vegas 51s (NYM) 6-5
El Paso Chihuahuas (SD) 5-6
Salt Lake Bees (LAA) 5-6
Colorado Springs Sky Sox (MIL) 7-3
Oklahoma City Dodgers (LAD) 7-4
Iowa Cubs (CHC) 6-5
Omaha Strom Chasers (KC) 5-5
Memphis Redbirds (STL) 6-5
Round Rock Express (TEX) 5-6
New Orleans Baby Cakes (MIA) 4-7
Nashville Sounds (OAK) 3-8
*All stats and standings are as of Sunday, April 16