Joe Martinez and the Reno Aces shut out Omaha last night, 3-0, taking a two-to-one lead in the best-of-five PCL Championship Series.
The Aces have two tries to win one game and take home their first PCL trophy.
Martinez went seven innings at Werner Park, allowing just five hits. He walked two and struck out seven. Sam Demel, Joe Paterson, and Jonathan Albaladejo finished off the combined shutout.
Reno scored all three runs in the third inning, and they did it with homers. A.J. Pollock hit a two-run shot, and Tyler Kuhn hit a solo blast. Those were the only runs allowed by Omaha starter Nathan Adcock, who lasted eight innings.
Game Four is tonight at 5:05 (Pacific), and you can follow along here. Reno starts RHP Charles Brewer (11-7, 5.99) against Omaha veteran LHP Doug Davis (9-4, 4.66).
- We start with the Omaha newspaper’s report on Game Three.
- The Mariners had an eighth inning meltdown in Texas last night. Manager Eric Wedge was not pleased.
- Double-A Jackson lost the Southern League Championship Series to Mobile in four games. Mobile took the trophy with a tight 1-0 win last night.
- No surprise here: Tucson Padres manager Terry Kennedy will not return next year. He seemed a bit frustrated as the season wore on.
That’s it for today. I’m too pre-occupied, watching my Cal Bears who are currently being shellacked by Ohio State. Ugh.