Gabriel Ynoa pitched eight shutout innings and Gavin Cecchini went 5-for-5 as the Las Vegas 51s defeated the Salt Lake Bees 9-0 on Saturday at Cashman Field in their final home game of the season.
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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.
After losing eight straight games, the 51s have now won two of three after beating Round Rock 8-6 on Thursday at Cashman Field.
51s reliever Chase Huchingson allowed five runs on five hits in the ninth inning, and the Round Rock Express defeated Las Vegas 10-8 on Wednesday night at Cashman Field.
The 51s went to extremes Tuesday in search of a win. Mired in an eight-game losing streak, they held a pregame sacrificing of a stuffed Mr. Met to try to reverse their fortunes.
The 51s will look to snap their eight-game losing streak as the Round Rock Express come to Cashman Field for a four-game series Tuesday.
For about an inning, things were looking up for the 51s. But that quickly changed as the New Orleans Zephyrs got to starter Tyler Pill and Las Vegas lost a run-filled 12-8 tilt Monday at Cashman Field.
Since the All-Star break, Josh Smoker has given up three runs — one earned — in 15 innings pitched as of Monday, good for a 0.60 ERA during that time.