On the cover of the new book Jerry Reuss finally got around to writing is a picture of him standing on the pitcher’s mound looking mostly irritated, and of Tommy Lasorda, looking mostly blurry, in the foreground. Blurry Lasorda, it can be assumed, is about to remove irritated Reuss from the ballgame.
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I’m not sure if winning leads to more dialogue. Or if larger crowds translate to the opening of minds and doors in and around City Hall. Or if success on a scoreboard means more in a board room.
Invited to his first big league training camp this spring with the New York Mets, Eric Campbell wasn’t content just to be there. Named the 51s’ Most Valuable Player by the coaching staff last season, Campbell made a strong bid to make the Mets as a utility man.
Add this to the list of bizarre baseball injuries: 51s pitcher Jacob deGrom broke his finger last year helping a neighbor castrate a calf about a week before spring training.
Noah Syndergaard surrendered six runs (four earned) in four innings in his shortest outing of the season for the 51s, who lost consecutive games for the first time this year in a 8-5 defeat to the El Paso Chihuahuas before a crowd of 6,565 at Cashman Field.
Didi Gregorius’ three-run homer in the 11th inning broke a 7-7 tie as the host Reno Aces defeated the 51s 10-7 on Friday night, snapping Las Vegas’ six-game winning streak and salvaging the final game of the four-game series.
For the second straight year, MiLB has joined forces with the D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Company, makers of the original animal crackers, on a season-long national sponsorship.
The 51s scored five runs in the fourth inning, and four Las Vegas pitchers combined to limit the host Reno Aces to five hits in a 6-0 win Thursday night, the team’s sixth straight.
Allan Dykstra went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs and Zach Lutz was 2-for-4, including a triple, as the 51s defeated the host Reno Aces 4-2 on Wednesday for their fifth straight win.
The 51s batted around in the third inning, scoring three times, and Jacob deGrom had a strong outing as Las Vegas defeated the Reno Aces 6-3 on Tuesday night to open a four-game series in Reno.