Gavin Cecchini’s September included a corner locker inside the New York Mets’ spacious Citi Field clubhouse, his first major league game, hit, run and RBI and a front-row seat to the Mets’ playoff chase.
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T.J. Rivera won the Pacific Coast League batting title, narrowly edging teammate Brandon Nimmo.
Josh Edgin looked like he might escape but his good fortune ran out when Brendan Ryan sent a line drive to right field to lift Salt Lake to a 4-3 Pacific Coast League victory at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City.
Las Vegas won its third straight game thanks in part to a quality start from Darin Gorski, who went 7-1/3 innings and gave up two runs.
As 51s close out season this weekend, Cashman Field pales in comparison with nearly every stadium at Triple-A level.
Matt Reynolds got the offense going for the 51s early on Friday and finished it off late.
Tyler Herron, just called up from Double-A Binghamton, gave up just two runs on three hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched.
Either Brandon Nimmo or T.J. Rivera will win the Pacific Coast League batting title.
El Paso clinched the Pacific Southern with a 5-0 victory over the 51s on Wednesday night at Southwest University Park.
Henderson native Andrew Church made his Las Vegas debut on Tuesday, marking the first time the 51s had three Southern Nevadans on the roster. Chasen Bradford and Paul Sewald have been on the roster all season.