By Reno Aces | Posted: Wed 1:47 PM, May 02, 2018 | Updated: Wed 2:22 PM, May 02, 2018
El Paso, TX. – It was an early call time for the Aces today in El Paso. Taylor Clarke and the Aces began at 10:05 a.m. at Southwest University Park. Clarke went 7.0 innings and allowed just two earned runs to collect his second victory of the 2018 campaign. Reno defeated the Chihuahuas 4-3 behind a three-hit day from outfielder Socrates Brito and a save from Jimmie Sherfy. Brito has hit safely in nine consecutive games, most of any Aces player this season.
A big fifth inning propelled the Aces to their 9th win of the year. Jack Reinheimer drew a walk from El Paso’s Walker Lockett and stole second base to set the table for Brito. The 25-year-old from Azua, Dominican Republic laced a fastball into right field to score Reinheimer and tie the game at two. Cody Decker followed with a standup triple to bring in Brito and Anthony Recker added to the offensive outpour with a bloop single. After five, the Aces lead by three. El Paso added one in the bottom of the sixth inning, but couldn’t string enough runs together for the victory. Reno will face El Paso again tomorrow before heading home on May 4. The Aces will face the Tacoma Rainiers in a four-game series at Greater Nevada Field beginning Friday at 6:35 p.m.
Top Performers – Reno
• Taylor Clarke (7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 5 K)
• Socrates Brito (3-for-4, 2 R, RBI)
• Cody Decker (2-for-3, R, 3B)
Top Performers – El Paso
• Walker Lockett (5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 ER)
• Franmil Reyes (2-for-2, 2 HR)
• Diego Goris (1-for-3)
DAY DATE OPPONENT PROBABLE PITCHERS TIME (PT) (PT) RADIO/TV
3 El Paso Chihuahuas RHP Troy Scribner vs.
RHP Brett Kennedy 6:35 p.m. KPLY 630 AM
Notes & Information
Streaking Brito: Socrates Brito moved his hitting streak to nine games on Wednesday afternoon with a 3-for-4 performance. Brito has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games and has recorded a hit in all but seven games this season. Brito, 25, has recorded 10 multi-hit games this season, four games with 3+.
Major Month: Didi Gregorius (NYY) and A.J. Pollock (ARI) were honored as American League and National League Players of the Month today by Major League Baseball. Pollock hit nine home runs, two triples and eight doubles in 114 plate appearances while scoring 20 runs. He also stole six bases for the D-backs, who were 20-8 entering the month of May. The 28-year-old Gregorius hit .330 during the first full month of the season (.333 overall) and is currently tied for the major league lead with 10 homers and leads the league with 30 RBIs and a .735 slugging percentage. Pollock has appeared in 130 games with the Aces and Gregorius has played 64 games with Reno.