The Aces returned from the all-star break and beat Tacoma 12-7 on Thursday night before falling in the next three.
Reno suffered a heartbreaking loss at the hands of the Tacoma Rainiers Sunday afternoon in Tacoma by a score of 5-4. Caleb Joseph and Ben DeLuzio each had two hits and Alberto Rosario drove in two.
The Aces carried a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning behind a strong performance by right-hander Joel Payamps. Payamps went five innings, allowed one run on four hits and struck out six.
The Rainiers squeaked out a run against the Aces closer Jimmie Sherfy in the bottom of the 9th to tie things up and eventually won it in the 10th on a Jake Fraley RBI single.
The loss drops Reno to a record of 40-53 as of Monday morning. With the loss, Reno has suffered their league-worst eighth loss in the month of July. As a team, they have allowed 101 total hits, walked 53 and struck out 92. Offensively, they are batting .278 through 11 games and have hit 24 home runs and 18 doubles. Last season, Reno finished the month of July with a 17-9 record, second-best in the Pacific Coast League.
Reno returned home to Greater Nevada Field Monday night to take on the El Paso Chihuahuas in the first of a four-game series through Thursday. The Fresno Grizzlies will make their way to the Biggest Little City on Friday, July 19 for a three-game set.
The Aces sat eight games back of first-place Sacramento as of press time Monday evening