By: David A. Gest Twitter: @davidagest Instagram: davida.gest
The Reno Aces rallied for five runs in the bottom of the eighth to surge past the Chihuahuas, and captured a 10-7 win to open a homestand at Southwest University Park. Prior to this game, Reno had lost its first seven games against El Paso this season.
San Diego Padres’ catcher Francisco Mejia made his presence known with no delay as he launched a solo home run in his first at bat. He went 2-for-3 in his first MLB injury rehab assignment game with the Chihuahuas. Esteban Quiroz and Luis Urias each added home runs for El Paso.
Hours after being called up from Double-A Amarillo, El Paso’s Andres Munoz threw a scoreless inning in his Chihuahuas debut. Reno’s Yasmany Tomas hit his fifth home run in the last two games, tying a Pacific Coast League record held by three others including Urias.
Records: El Paso (29-16) Reno (18-27)
Today’s Matchup: The Chihuahuas have an early start this morning for their final day game of the season at 11:05 AM MDT. The Aces will be sending RHP Taylor Widener (2-3, 10.06 ERA) to the mound vs. El Paso’s LHP Dietrich Enns (5-2, 5.17 ERA).