The Reno Aces roll into Albuquerque tonight at 7:05 to open a four-game series with the Isotopes. They will do so minus their best pitcher, Archie Bradley.
The Arizona Diamondbacks' No. 1 prospect is on the disabled list with a mild strained flexor tendon in his right elbow. He has not pitched since April 26.
Bradley looked sharp in his first two starts (12 innings, seven hits, two earned runs, four walks, eight strikeouts) but then struggled in his next three (12.1 innings, 19 hits, 15 earned runs, eight walks, 15 strikeouts) before landing on the DL. Overall, he is 1-4 with a 5.18 ERA.
Despite losing Bradley, the Aces are still 27-21, sitting just a half-game behind Sacramento (27-20) in the Pacific North Division. Reno ranks fourth in the league in runs scored (257) and a respectable ninth in team ERA (4.46).
The Aces still have a number of talented young prospects, plus a number of experienced veterans to balance out the roster. They have won three straight and seven of their last 10 games.
The series will continue Saturday at 7:05 p.m., Sunday at 6:05 p.m. and Monday at 1:35 p.m. Click on the slideshow below for a full breakdown of Reno's roster.