Tyler Cravy pitched eight sharp innings, and Colorado Springs totaled nine extra-base hits among its 19 hits as the Sky Sox routed the 51s 11-1 in a Pacific Coast League game Wednesday at Cashman Field. Cravy held Las Vegas to one run on five hits and two walks and struck out five.
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Relief pitcher Scott Rice has a 1.29 ERA in nine games this season for the 51s in his comeback from season-ending elbow surgery last year. Less than 10 months removed from surgery, he said he’s almost back to his top form.
Fast-rising 51s second baseman Dilson Herrera was recalled to the New York Mets during Thursday’s Pacific Coast League game against the Reno Aces at Cashman Field. The 21-year-old was hitting .370 in 20 games for Las Vegas in his first Triple-A season.
Las Vegas extended its season-high winning streak to six games Tuesday with a 6-5 comeback victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes at Cashman Field. Wilfredo Tovar hit a walk-off two-run double to left field with two outs in the ninth inning for the 51s.
When Alex Castellanos clubbed the decisive home run for the 51s in Monday night’s 3-2 win over Albuquerque that capped a doubleheader sweep at Cashman Field, he pointed to the sky — just as he has after each of his 99 homers as a pro, including two for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In a matchup rarer than a rainout in Las Vegas, a pair of pitchers armed with economics degrees from Princeton started for the 51s and Albuquerque on Sunday afternoon at Cashman Field.
The Las Vegas 51s’ game against the Albuquerque Isotopes was rained out Saturday night, the team’s first rainout at Cashman Field since Aug. 25, 2008, and only the eighth home rainout in the Triple-A franchise’s 33-year history.
Travis Taijeron and Johnny Monell each had a home run among his three hits, drove in two runs and scored twice for the 51s, who scored all of their runs with two outs and held on for an 8-7 win over the Reno Aces in a Pacific Coast League game Thursday in Reno.
Nick Evans and Zach Borenstein hit back-to-back doubles to open Reno’s three-run fourth inning that sent the Aces past the 51s 6-3 in a Pacific Coast League game Wednesday in Reno.
Las Vegas 51s shortstop Matt Reynolds started the season on a 3-for-23 skid but has since gone 13-for-28 to lift his average to .314 with a team-leading 15 RBIs. His streak of five straight multiple-hit games came to an end in Monday’s 8-4 loss to the Fresno Grizzlies at Cashman Field.
Virtually every New York baseball fan is familiar with the “Miracle Mets.” Soon, it might be time to meet the miracle Matz.
The 51s and Fresno Grizzlies on Sunday at Cashman Field honored the late Jerry Tarkanian and two of his college basketball coaching stops, with Las Vegas players wearing UNLV jerseys and the Grizzlies those of Fresno State.
Making his second start of the season for the Las Vegas 51s on Saturday night before a sellout crowd of 9,928 at Cashman Field, Noah Syndergaard allowed two runs on two hits with five walks and five strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings of a 17-4 win over the Fresno Grizzlies.
The 51s pitching staff was lit up early and couldn’t hold a late lead in an 11-10 loss to the Fresno Grizzlies on Friday night before a sellout crowd of 11,007 at Cashman Field that saw plenty of action before the postgame fireworks show.
On the eve of the home opener, let’s ponder the fate of the Las Vegas 51s if “Downtown” Tony Hsieh actually had bought the team. No managers?
Matt Reynolds hit a go-ahead three run homer, and Alex Castellanos added a two-run shot to help the 51s top the Sacramento River Cats 7-4 in a Pacific Coast League game Thursday night in West Sacramento, Calif.
The Las Vegas 51s are ranked No. 3 by Baseball America on its list of the top 10 most talented minor league teams to start the season. The Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple A, International League) are ranked No. 1, and the Chattanooga Lookouts, the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, are No. 2.
Brett Jackson’s sixth-inning groundout drove in the decisive run Wednesday in the Sacramento River Cats’ 4-3 win over the 51s in a Pacific Coast League game in West Sacramento, Calif.
Robert Coello allowed two runs on three hits in six innings as the Sacramento River Cats claimed a 3-2 Pacific Coast League victory over the 51s on Tuesday in West Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento scored twice in the first inning to take the lead for good.
Eric Campbell and Travis Taijeron each homered as the Las Vegas 51s opened a road series at Sacramento with an 8-5 victory on Monday night.
Brandon Allen, Darrell Ceciliani and Alex Castellanos homered to back Darin Gorski’s strong pitching and lift the 51s to a 7-2 win over the Fresno Grizzlies in a Pacific Coast League game Saturday at Fresno, Calif.
Preston Tucker’s two-run homer capped the scoring in Fresno’s five-run third inning Friday night, sending the Grizzlies to an 8-4 victory over the 51s in a Pacific Coast League game in Fresno, Calif.
Matt Dominguez’s RBI double in the seventh inning sent the Fresno Grizzlies past the 51s 2-1 in both teams’ Pacific Coast League opener Thursday night in Fresno, Calif. Las Vegas didn’t register a hit until the seventh.