Albuquerque, NM – After Monday’s Aces game was suspended to do travel curfew, Tuesday’s game in Albuquerque was over quickly. The Aces beat the Isotopes by a score of 10 - 1 thanks to two separate five runs innings. The Aces jumped out to a quick lead in the first on six hits and five runs. The Aces were up 5-0 after just five batters courtesy of home runs from shortstop Domingo Leyba and right fielder Travis Snider. Fast forward to the bottom of the fourth where the Aces added five more runs led by home runs from first baseman Kevin Cron and Snider. The 10 runs are the most the Aces have scored this year and the five runs in the first and fourth are the most the team has scored in a single inning so far.
Snider who entered the game leading the Pacific Coast League in batting average and on-base percentage stayed scorching hot. He was 2-for-3 on the day with two home runs and four RBIs. In his 11 games played in an Aces uniform, Snider has multi-hit games in eight of them. Infielder Juniel Querecuto made his 2019 debut tonight for the Aces going 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a double out of the lead-off spot. Lastly, right-handed pticher Justin Donatella turned in just the second qulaity start of the season for the Aces going six strong innings allowing one run, five hits, while striking out five. RHP Jon Duplantier will take the ball Wednesday as the Aces search for back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
Top Performers - Reno
• Travis Snider (2-for-3, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB)
• Juniel Querecuto (2-for-4 2B, 2 R)
• Justin Donatella (6.0 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 5 K)
Top Performers – Albuquerque
• Drew Weeks (2-for-4)
• Nelson Gonzlalez (3.0 IP, 0 ER)
• Elliot Soto (2-for-3, R, 1 BB)
Notes & Information
No Cuevas: Noel Cuevas feasted on Aces’ pitching when he was at Greater Nevada Field last week. Luckily for the Aces, he was recalled by the Colorado Rockies on Monday. The outfielder was 7-for-12 with three home runs, two doubles, and a triple including a cycle on April 10. Cuevas was 0-for-2 in Monday’s win for the Rockies over San Diego but has yet to appear in Tuesday’s game for Colorado.
Stay Hot, Kid: Travis Snider entered Tuesday’s game as the Pacific Coast League leader in average (.515), on-base percentage (.619), and second in hits (17). Snider had 17 less at-bats than the PCL hit leader, El Paso’s Ty France, prior to tonight’s game. Snider was 2-for-3 Tuesday with two home runs, and two walks ensuring he stays near the top of the leaderboards. He missed an opportunity in the top of the 8th inning with a strikeout to become just the fourth Ace in franchise hisotry to have three home runs in a single game. Cole Gillespie, Chris Owings, and Kevin Cron are the only Aces to homer three times in a single game.