Pair of call-ups – First baseman prospect A.J. Reed was recalled by the parent club Houston Astros and was back in their starting lineup Tuesday. Reed, who also was called up earlier this season, batted .436 (17 for 49) with four homers and 14 RBIs since rejoining the Grizzlies on July 23. Rated the Astros’ top prospect at the start of the year, Reed batted .156 (17 for 45) with two homers and four RBIs during his first call-up. In addition to Reed, Grizzlies closer James Hoyt is receiving the first call-up of his career, a move that coincides with Doug Fister, a former Fresno State star, going on paternity leave. Hoyt, 29, went 4-3 with a 1.62 ERA, 28 saves and 84 strikeouts in 50 innings this season. Hoyt was undrafted out of Centenary College in 2011, then went the independent league route to get back into baseball.
Taking the series – Jon Kemmer homered for the second straight night and Mike Hauschild gave up one run over seven innings as the Fresno Grizzlies picked up a 4-1 victory Tuesday and captured three of four against the host Reno Aces. Kemmer now has 11 home runs and extended his hitting streak to 12 games. Andrew Aplin also homered, his fifth of the season. Grizzlies catcher Tyler Heineman batted 3 for 3 with an RBI. And Hauschild scattered four hits and three walks. Jandel Gustave took the mound in the ninth as the closer replacement for the departed Hoyt and struck out three of four batters for his second save of the year.
Up next – The Grizzlies’ 13-game trip continues with a five-game series against the Las Vegas 51s beginning Wednesday, with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Grizzlies RH Brad Peacock (5-5, 4.13) will face 51s LH Duane Below (5-9, 4.89). Peacock had his best month of the season in July, going 3-2 with a 2.93 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings.
Monday recap – Reed went 3 for 4 with three RBIs, including a two-run homer in the first inning, to lead the Grizzlies to a 7-3 win over Reno at Aces Ballpark. Grizzlies RH Edison Frias (1-1, 6.00 ERA) picked up his first Triple-A win in his second start, holding the Aces to five hits and two runs over six innings.
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