RENO, NV - In front of a crowd of 7,667 at Greater Nevada Field, the Reno Aces fell to the Fresno Grizzlies in extra innings Friday Night. With the loss, Reno falls to 0-6 this season in extra innings and 0-3 this month. Fresno plated four runs in the top of the 11th inning to defeat Reno by a score of 8-5. The loss drops the Aces to a record of 42-57 with two games remaining against the Grizzlies this weekend. Ben DeLuzio was the lone Aces player to record multiple hits, finishing 2-for-4. Joel Payamps got Reno off to a good start defensively, tossing 5.2 innings of three-run ball. Fresno got to Joey Krehbiel in the top of the 11th scoring four runs on three hits and one home run. Right-hander Matt Koch will take on former Aces and current Grizzly J.J. Hoover tomorrow night. The first pitch is slated of 7:05 p.m.
Top Performers - Reno
• Joel Payamps (5.2 IP, 3 ER, 2 K)
• Abraham Almonte (1-for-4, 2B, RBI, BB)
• Ben DeLuzio (2-for-3, R, RBI)
Top Performers – Fresno Grizzlies
• Andrew Stevenson (3-for-5, R, RBI)
• Jake Noll (3-for-4, 2 R, RBI)
• Roudy Read (2-for-5, R)
DAY DATE OPPONENT PROBABLE PITCHERS TIME (PT) (PT) RADIO/TV
Saturday July 20 Fresno Grizzlies RHP Matt Koch vs. RHP J.J. Hoover 7:05 p.m. KPLY 630 AM
Notes & Information
The Return: The Reno Aces are expecting some firepower to join the club this weekend. 2019 Pacific Coast League All-Star Kevin Cron joined the Aces active roster this afternoon. Cron returns to Reno after a brief stint with the Diamondbacks. Cron has 34 total home runs this year and 29 in a Reno uniform. Cron pinch hit in the bottom of the 9th inning with the bases loaded but rolled into a double play to end the frame. Infielder Domingo Leyba was optioned to Reno this afternoon and will likely join the Aces lineup tomorrow night. Jon Duplantier was activated off of the 10-day Injured List and optioned to Reno. Fans can expect the top pitching prospect to join the club in a few days.
Familiar Face: Tomorrow’s scheduled starter for the visiting Fresno Grizzlies should sound familiar to Aces/Diamondbacks fans. J.J. Hoover appeared in nine games with Reno in 2017 and turned in a 0.87 ERA over 10.1 innings of work. Hoover appeared in 52 games for Arizona out of the bullpen to the tune of a 3.92 ERA.