The hit parade started early with a Dilson Herrera double to lead off the bottom of the first inning. And it never stopped.
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The 51s’ bats were held quiet in Saturday’s Pacific Coast League loss to Oklahoma City, with the team unable to take advantage of late opportunities.
Jack Murphy’s home run off reliever Jeff Walters in the eighth inning gave the host Oklahoma City Dodgers a 1-0 PCL victory over the Las Vegas 51s on Saturday night.
This marks the first time the Las Vegas Triple-A team has featured two local products in the same season. Paul Sewald went to Bishop Gorman, and Chasen Bradford attended Silverado.
The 51s begin a four-game set with Oklahoma City on Saturday night. Here are five players to watch.
The El Paso Chihuahuas teed off on 51s starter Stolmy Pimentel and reliever Josh Smoker for eight runs in the third inning en route to a 12-10 PCL victory at Cashman Field.
Pitchers get somewhat of a pass when it comes to hitting — they’re not expected to be great at it — but they are expected to be serviceable. 51s manager Wally Backman said his pitchers spend a lot of time hitting during spring training.
The win moved Gabriel Ynoa to 4-0 on the season and lowered his ERA to 1.77, second in the Pacific Coast League behind Los Angeles Dodgers uber prospect Julio Urias of Oklahoma City.
El Paso starter Jeremy Guthrie came into Wednesday’s game sporting an 0-5 record and an 8.40 ERA. His counterpart, 51s starter Duane Below, entered the day 1-2 with a 6.04 ERA. But despite the ugly numbers, the duo settled into a nice pitcher’s duel Wednesday at Cashman Field
It has been been 10 years since James Loney batted .380 for the 51s. If memory serves, that was a fine Las Vegas team. The 51s also had Matt Kemp (.368) and Andre Ethier (.349), and they, too, went on to star for the Dodgers.
The 51s had a couple five-run innings go for naught last week against El Paso in eventual losses. Not Tuesday.
Rafael Montero’s last start was his worst of the season. But Montero turned it around Monday, tossing 5 2/3 scoreless innings, and giving up just four hits in 51s’ 1-0 victory over Sacramento at Raley Field.
Reliever Josh Edgin was sidelined all of last season after having Tommy John surgery. Now, after completing his rehab assignment, he’ll stick around with the 51s as he works his way back to 100 percent.
On the field, Sean Gilmartin’s 26th birthday went almost as well as it could have on Sunday.
Through the first month, 51s starters had just nine quality starts in 28 games.
51s starter Gabriel Ynoa turned in another quality start — his fifth straight — and his third solid performance against the Sacramento River Cats in a 2-1 PCL road victory.
Ryan Lollis broke open a scoreless game in the fifth inning, and the Sacramento River Cats defeated the Las Vegas 51s 5-3 at Raley Field in Sacramento, California.
The 51s kick off a four-game series in Sacramento on Friday night. Here are five players to watch.
Ty Kelly, a New York Mets’ offseason pickup, has played his way into 21 of the team’s first 26 games — though manager Wally Backman might like to see him more than that.
The Las Vegas 51s watched a six-run lead disappear before losing 7-6 to the El Paso Chihuahuas in 10 innings on a walk-off wild pitch by Chasen Bradford.
Wednesday’s final score suggests a blowout. But though the 51s lost 17-6 to El Paso, the Pacific Coast League game was close up until the eighth inning.
The Las Vegas City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to accept the transfer of Cashman Center from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
Dilson Herrera, making his first start at second base in a week after dealing with a sore lower back, led the Las Vegas 51s’ charge Tuesday in a 15-6 PCL victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas in El Paso, Texas.