Falling short – Highly touted Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Archie Bradley limited Fresno to a run on six hits over six innings, leading Reno to a 5-3 win Saturday in the Pacific Coast League. Bradley struck out six and departed with the Aces up 5-1. The Grizzlies rallied in the ninth as Nolan Fontana hit a run-scoring single and eventually scored on a fielding error off a ball hit by Tony Kemp. But Reno reliever Jake Barrett struck out A.J. Reed with the tying run at first base for the final out. Fresno, which has lost three straight, also received a run-scoring groundout from Colin Moran in the third inning.
Up next – RH Mike Hauschild (1-1, 2.08) will be on the mound as Fresno plays the second of four games at Reno at 1:05 p.m. Sunday. Hauschild, who struck out seven over seven innings while allowing one run in his last start April 18 against LasVegas, will face Aces RH Kyle Drabek (0-2, 11.00). Drabek, the son of former Cy Young award winner Doug Drabek, was a first-round selection by Philadephia in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.
Back home next week – The Grizzlies wrap up in Reno with games at 6:35 p.m. Monday and 11:35 a.m. Tuesday ahead of an off day. Fresno then opens an eight-game homestand Thursday at Chukchansi Park. El Paso visits for four games through May 1, then Reno comes to town May 2-5.
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