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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Four pitchers shut down the 51s’ offense, as Las Vegas dropped the finale of a four-game series against the Tacoma Rainiers 4-0 on Tuesday night at Cheney Stadium.
When rosters expand Sept. 1, many of the Las Vegas 51s players can be expected to join the New York Mets.
Gabriel Ynoa, who was pressed into action unexpectedly, tossed eight innings and gave up just three hits as he won for the 11th time this season.
Outfielder Brandon Nimmo was honored as the Pacific Coast League’s Player of the Week on Monday after going 14-for-31 (.452) from Aug. 15-21.
Michael Conforto led the 51s offensively with three hits in his four at-bats and a home run.
Starter Tyler Pill pitched six innings and allowed three runs — two earned — and the Las Vegas 51s defeated the Tacoma Rainiers 4-3 on Saturday in Tacoma, Washington.
Former Bishop Gorman star Joey Gallo has impressive Triple-A power numbers, not concerned with batting average and strikeouts in his bid to return to the major leagues.
The 51s have spent most of the second half looking for quality starting pitching performances. Friday, they got that from Duane Below, but this time the offense fell short as Las Vegas lost 3-1 to Round Rock at Cashman Field to close out a four-game series.
Michael Conforto might not have gotten consistent playing time with the Mets, but he’s getting it in Las Vegas, showing why the Mets took him 10th overall in the 2014 draft. In his first six games, he’s 15-for-23 (.652) with two home runs, nine runs and six RBIs.