The 51s, who have sent 10 players to the Mets who started the season in Las Vegas, have won six straight games to take an eight-game lead over El Paso. They ended the first half of the season with a 5-4 win over Salt Lake on Saturday to raise their record to 53-38.
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Alex Castellanos went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs to power the 51s to an 8-4 win over the Salt Lake Bees in a Pacific Coast League game Friday at Cashman Field.
Logan Verrett and three relievers combined on a four-hit shutout, and Alex Castellanos went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run as the 51s capped a PCL sweep over the Salt Lake Bees with a 2-0 win Thursday at Cashman Field. Las Vegas won the first game 6-4.
Dilson Herrera and Cory Vaughn each had two doubles and two RBIs to pace a balanced offense as the 51s outslugged the Salt Lake Bees 10-5 in a Pacific Coast League game Wednesday at Cashman Field. Herrera finished 3-for-5 with a stolen base.
Darin Gorski allowed three hits and one unearned run to help the 51s salvage a split of a Pacific Coast League doubleheader against Albuquerque with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night at Cashman Field. Las Vegas lost the first game 3-0.
A storm that brought rain and wind across the Valley forced the postponement of Monday night’s Pacific Coast League game between the 51s and Albuquerque Isotopes at Cashman Field.
Dilson Herrera, now 21, already has played in 43 games and has more plate apperances with the Mets than in Triple-A, leading some to believe his promotion might have been a bit premature.
Roger Bernadina had two home runs and four RBIs to back a strong start from John Lannan and lead the Albuquerque Isotopes to a 10-2 win over the 51s in a Pacific Coast League game Saturday night at Cashman Field.
Patrick Kivlehan went 3-for-4 with a go-ahead home run in the fifth inning, one of three homers hit by Tacoma in the Rainiers’ 12-7 victory over the 51s in a Pacific Coast League game Friday in Tacoma, Wash.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs, and Brandon Allen and Alex Castellanos each hit a two-run homer to help the 51s rout the Tacoma Rainiers 12-2 in a Pacific Coast League game Thursday in Tacoma, Wash.
Infielder Matt Reynolds and outfielder Travis Taijeron will represent the 51s in the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 15 at Werner Park in Omaha, Neb. Thirty players were chosen for the annual game.
Hisashi Iwakuma held the 51s to one run on five hits in 5 2/3 innings to help the Tacoma Rainiers to an 8-4 PCL victory Tuesday. Iwakuma was making his second rehab start with the Rainiers after the Seattle Mariners placed him on the disabled list with a muscle strain.
Similar to how an adept major league hitter is dealt off-speed junk in the batter’s box, Las Vegas 51s outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has not seen a lot of fastballs in the life department lately.
Anthony Recker went 4-for-4 with two of the 51s’ four home runs Saturday to lead Las Vegas to a 7-1 win over the Sacramento River Cats in a Pacific Coast League game at Cashman Field. The 51s have won three straight games and 13 of their past 16.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ three-run homer in the first inning highlighted the 51s’ early uprising Friday in their 6-3 victory over the Sacramento River Cats at Cashman Field. Las Vegas scored all of its runs in the first two innings off 14-year major league veteran Jake Peavy, who is on a rehabilitation assignment for the San Francisco Giants.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis had two home runs and five RBIs and was one of eight Las Vegas players with multiple hits as the 51s routed the Salt Lake Bees 20-8 in the rubber game of their three-game Pacific Coast League series Thursday in Salt Lake City.
C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to send the Salt Lake Bees to a 5-4 win over the 51s in a Pacific Coast League game Wednesday night in Salt Lake City.
The Las Vegas 51s manufactured a run with two outs in the 10th inning to beat the Salt Lake Bees 4-3 on Tuesday in the opener of a Pacific Coast League series at Salt Lake City.
Matt Duffy had a home run and three RBIs to back Dan Straily’s strong pitching, lifting the Fresno Grizzlies to a 7-2 win over the 51s in a Pacific Coast League game Saturday at Fresno, Calif. Las Vegas lost for only the second time in 10 games.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit two three-run homers and Johnny Monell added another to power the 51s to an 11-5 win over the Fresno Grizzlies in a Pacific Coast League game Friday in Fresno, Calif. Nieuwenhuis also homered Thursday for Las Vegas, which has won eight of its past nine games.
Tony Kemp, Jonathan Villar and Matt Duffy had three hits apiece, and the trio combined to drive in seven runs to carry the Fresno Grizzlies to an 11-4 win over the 51s in a battle of Pacific Coast League division leaders Thursday in Fresno, Calif.
Steven Matz, one of the New York Mets’ top prospects, allowed four hits and one walk and struck out five in seven shutout innings as the 51s capped a three-game series sweep of the Salt Lake Bees with a 5-1 victory Wednesday at Cashman Field.
Over his 14-year major league career, Wally Backman played alongside several high-quality infielders, and none better than 11-time Gold Glove Award winner Omar Vizquel.
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