Offense Sputters In Shutout Loss

The Reno Aces pitched their third shutout of the season last night, limiting Tacoma to just two hits in a 7-0 decision.

It was the lowest hit output of the season for Tacoma, which was shut out for the fourth time this season.

The Rainiers have had a good offense this season, and they rank in the PCL’s top five in batting average, runs scored, and home runs.

However, the offense has been struggling the last three games. The team scored just two runs in each of the final two games at Las Vegas – and that place is a total launching pad. Then the club came home and got shut out.

Hopefully it was just a three-day nap and the bats will awaken tonight.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: The Rainiers set a new low for offense, managing a season-worst two hits in a 7-0 loss to Reno. Meanwhile, the Aces hit four home runs.

Today: Reno (54-57) at Tacoma (53-59), 7:05.

Opponent Affiliation: Arizona Diamondbacks.

Season Series: Reno leads, 8-4.

Starting Pitchers: TBA at RHP Jordan Pries (6-3, 5.35).

Reno’s scheduled starter Allen Webster was called up by Arizona, so it looks like the Aces are in line for a bullpen day tonight.

Hot Rainiers: Chris Taylor is 9-for-24 since returning to Tacoma. Ramon Flores has gone 8-for-19 since being acquired, reaching base in all six games he has played in.

Look Out For: Jamie Romak has hit five home runs and has 16 RBI in 12 games against Tacoma this season. Todd Glaesman is batting .350 with five HRs and 11 RBI in 40 at-bats against Tacoma – he’s hitting .261-5-13 in 138 ABs against the rest of the PCL.

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