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Kole Calhoun shines, Aces reach 30-win plateau in 6-5 victory

Vargas, Calhoun, Ellis slug three consecutive home runs in sixth inning
June 29, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Reno Aces become the first team in Triple-A West and the fastest club in franchise history to reach 30 wins after downing Sacramento, 6-5, on Monday evening. With tonight’s victory, Blake Lalli’s squad moves to 30-17 on the year, surpassing the 30-19 record set by the

Smokin' Aces - What we learned from Spring Training

March 25, 2019

Baseball fans reflect two attitudes during Spring Training, 1. buy into the hype and claim a championship in March, or 2. take everything with a grain of salt.Both are understandable, but let's do our best to find the middle ground and review what we learned about the Aces over the

Smokin' Aces - "Copa de la Diversión"

March 18, 2019

Latin talent to shine during 2019 season for the AcesMonday marked the unveiling of all 72 teams participating in "Copa de la Diversión." Reno is one of those clubs. For four games in 2019, the Aces will play as Los Corazones de Reno in support of Minor League Baseball's initiative

Smokin' Aces - Vamos Aces

Aces shine south of the border
March 11, 2019

Smokin' Aces - Vamos AcesWhile Aceball is still a little over a month away for Triple-A Reno, it has already gotten started during Spring Training. Future, current and former Aces are impacting Major League teams during big league camp and beyond.Aces shine south of the border Baseball extends beyond borders;

Smokin' Aces - Who's On First

Former, Future Aces Ready for Big League Chance
February 25, 2019

While Aceball is still a little over a month away for Triple-A Reno, it has already gotten started during Spring Training. Future, current and former Aces look to impact the Arizona Diamondbacks during big league camp.

Vargas, Cron Named to All-PCL Team

August 27, 2018

Round Rock, TX - Reno Aces infielders Ildemaro Vargas and Kevin Cron have been named to the All-PCL Team, the Pacific Coast League announced today. Vargas, 27, is in his second full season with the Aces. The Venezuela native was selected to represent the Pacific Coast League at the Triple-A

2018 All-Pacific Coast League team announced

12-man roster highlighted by MLB Pipeline Top 100 prospects Luis Urias (No. 22), Alex Verdugo (No. 28) and Tyler O'Neill (No. 47)
August 27, 2018

ROUND ROCK, Texas - With a week left in the 2018 regular season, the Pacific Coast League released Monday its end of the year All-Star team. The 12-man roster, which is assembled through a vote of the League's field managers, media representatives and broadcasters, features three players on MLB Pipeline's

Reno Aces Game Notes 8.23.18

August 23, 2018

Today's Game: Reno enters the final game of the 2018 season against the Tacoma Rainiers needing a win to capture the series win. Greg Gross will send right-hander Joel Payamps to the mound tonight, who is looking for his first Triple-A win of the season. The Aces are eight games

Vargas Extends Franchise Record With 33-game Streak

1:47 AM EDT

Las Vegas, NEV. - Ildemaro Vargas once again was the lone bright spot for the Aces offense. With what was likely his last at-bat of the evening, Vargas extended his franchise-best hit streak to 33 games with a single in the top of the 8th inning. His streak is the

Vargas Breaks Franchise Record in Aces Victory

August 8, 2018

Reno, NEV. -Ildemaro Vargas stole the spotlight from rehabbing Hyun-Jin Ryu Tuesday night. The 27-year-old Venezuela native broke Jake Elmore's 31 consecutive game hitting streak to set a new franchise record. Vargas finished the night 1-for-5, but the Aces defeated the Oklahoma City Dodgers by a score of 8-2. Jamie

Vargas Extends Streak to 24 in Aces Loss

July 25, 2018

New Orleans, LA - Ildemaro Vargas extended his season-best hit streak to 24 games on Wednesday night against the New Orleans Baby Cakes. Down to what ultimately was his last at-bat, Ildemaro Vargas ripped a José Quijada fastball down the left field line for a double. 24 games is the

Vargas leads Aces with five-hit game

D-backs prospect extends streak to 19 on career night
July 20, 2018

Ildemaro Vargas had strung together four-hit games time and again in his professional career but had never been able to break through for a fifth. Until Thursday.The D-backs prospect singled four times and doubled out of the leadoff spot, extending his hitting streak to 19 games with his first career

Vargas Extends Hit Streak to 12 in Aces Loss

July 7, 2018

Reno, NEV. - Game three of the five-game series with Sacramento went in the favor of the River Cats. Sacramento handed the Aces their 49th loss of the season tonight by a score of 8-7. The Aces scored eight runs on nine hits and were led offensively by Kristopher Negrón

Duplantier, Varsho have D-backs on the rise

As far as talent's concerned, season shows system isn't a desert
October 2, 2017

This offseason, MiLB.com is taking a look at the most outstanding campaigns by players in each system across Minor League Baseball and honoring the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization.Not long ago, the Arizona system appeared more noteworthy for

Vargas, Borenstein come up Aces in Vegas

D-backs duo combines for eight hits, two homers, eight RBIs
2:52 AM EDT

For Triple-A Reno, Ildemaro Vargas isn't just a leadoff hitter. He's a spark plug."He's our energy guy, really. He likes to play and he plays hard," Aces manager Greg Gross said. "We went through a stretch here, when he was on the disabled list], when we struggled a little bit

Aces' Vargas puts up four-hit, five-RBI night

D-backs prospect is 8-for-10 with seven RBIs in last two games
June 7, 2017

When Ildemaro Vargas swings, he tends to make contact. Lately, he's been swinging at all the right times."He's really controlling the strike zone much better than he did for a stretch of a couple weeks where he expanded the zone. He likes to swing the bat -- often at high

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 5

Dodgers' Alvarez gets back on track; Vargas inches toward Majors
June 6, 2017

Brewers OF Lewis Brinson, Triple-A Colorado Springs: 3-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R, SB -- The Brewers made waves Monday by bringing up their No. 10 prospect, Brett Phillips, from Colorado Springs. That night, Brinson reminded the big club that he should be a Major League option, too, collecting three

D-backs Prospect Primer: Banda shines on

Left-hander, flamethrower Sherfy approach Majors as Arizona rebuilds
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March 20, 2017

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2017 season approaching, MiLB.com takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Shining Star: Anthony Banda, LHPNo