It was Labor Day, and game 144 (of 144) of the Pacific Coast League season was played before only a sunbaked smattering of spectators at Cashman Field. You could hear Beer Man Bruce bellow from foul line to foul line.
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A development group is pitching the city of Las Vegas on a plan to convert Cashman Field into a professional soccer venue as the first step to attracting a Major League Soccer franchise to Sin City.
Hector Gomez's two-out, bases-loaded RBI single in the ninth inning sent the El Paso Chihuahuas to a 5-4 win over the 51s in a Pacific Coast League game Thursday in El Paso, Texas.
Tim Stauffer pitched a two-hitter, and Travis Taijeron hit two home runs and drove in five runs to power the 51s to a 7-1 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas in a Pacific Coast League game Wednesday in El Paso, Texas.
Ramiro Pena hit a sacrifice fly to score Jake Goebbert with the winning run in the 10th inning as El Paso spoiled a late 51s' rally with a 9-8 victory in a Pacific Coast League game Tuesday in El Paso, Texas.
Wilfredo Tovar's two-out RBI single in the ninth inning sent the 51s to a 3-2 victory over the Salt Lake Bees in a Pacific Coast League game Thursday in Salt Lake City.
Zach Lutz and Brandon Nimmo each hit his first home run of the season to help right-hander Seth Lugo win his first Triple-A start as the 51s breezed to a 9-3 win over the Salt Lake Bees in a Pacific Coast League game Wednesday in Salt Lake City.
Brandon Allen hit an RBI triple as part of a three-run first inning and later added a two-run homer to pad the 51s' lead in a 5-2 win over the Tacoma Rainiers on Tuesday night in a Pacific Coast League game at Cashman Field.
They watch in the clubhouse daily, eyes peered on big brother, each intent on joining him soon. Winners following the actions of winners.
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.
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.