Bullpen implodes as Aces lose to El Paso 12-7

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Reno, Nev. – The Aces received a strong start Saturday from left-handed pitcher, Anthony Vazquez, who went five innings allowing just four hits and one run. The Aces brought a 6-1 lead into the sixth inning thanks to doubles from Abraham Almonte and Domingo Leyba along with a home run from Yasmany Tomas. Things soured after that.

Relievers Robby Scott, Joey Krehbiel, and Braden Shipley gave up 12 hits, three home runs, and eleven runs in four innings of relief. The meat of order (batters 3-6) for El Paso went a combined 9-19 with six runs, eight RBI, and two home runs on the day. El Paso center fielder, Michael Gettys, led the charge for the Chihuahuas with three hits including a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI. Left fielder, Jose Pirela, mirrored Gettys with three hits, two runs scored, and two RBI as well. Aces right-handed pitcher Taylor Clarke will look for his second win of the year Sunday with first pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m at Greater Nevada Field.

Top Performers - Reno
• Abraham Almonte (2-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R)
• Travis Snider (2-for-4, R, BB)
• Yasmany Tomas (2-for-5, HR, RBI, R)
Top Performers – El Paso
• Seth Mejias-Brean (1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, R)
• Jose Pirela (3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI)
• Michael Gettys (3-for-5, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI)