THe 51s opening day starter is Noah Syndergaard. He’s this year’s Zack Wheeler. He probably won’t be in Las Vegas long, so catch him while you can.
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Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown says he is not trying to be coy about avoiding public comments on the Las Vegas 51s’ pitch for a new publicly subsidized ballpark in Summerlin.
Some people wearing business attire and hardhats (and winter coats) put shovels in the ground the other day in Nashville, Tenn. This is a telltale sign the Nashville Sounds are getting a new triple-A ballpark.
Tickets will go on sale at noon Monday for Big League Weekend at Cashman Field, a two-game spring training series on March 15 and 16 between the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs. Tickets for the 1:05 p.m. games, priced at $35, $45 and $50, can be purchased at the Cashman Field box office and through Ticketmaster. The Mets are the major league affiliate of the 51s.
Sweet Music will accompany the crack of the bat — and Wally Backman — at Cashman Field this season.
Start spreading the news. The New York Mets are coming to Las Vegas to play the Chicago Cubs in a pair of exhibition games March 15 and 16 at Cashman Field on the annual Big League Weekend.
Las Vegas 51s pitcher Rafael Montero won the Sterling Award as the most valuable player from the New York Mets’ Triple-A team.
Wally Backman’s squad had no such luck on Saturday afternoon, as Salt Lake starter Billy Buckner — no relation to the former Red Sox first baseman — pitched 6 2/3 strong innings to help the Bees beat Las Vegas 4-3 and eliminate it from the Pacific Coast League playoffs before a spirited crowd of 1,342 at Cashman Field.
After suffering two walk-off losses to Salt Lake to start the Pacific Coast League playoffs, the 51s took care of business early on Friday night. Barely.
Another Pacific Coast League playoff game. Another heartbreaking loss for Las Vegas.