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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Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ three-run homer in the first inning highlighted the 51s’ early uprising Friday in their 6-3 victory over the Sacramento River Cats at Cashman Field. Las Vegas scored all of its runs in the first two innings off 14-year major league veteran Jake Peavy, who is on a rehabilitation assignment for the San Francisco Giants.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis had two home runs and five RBIs and was one of eight Las Vegas players with multiple hits as the 51s routed the Salt Lake Bees 20-8 in the rubber game of their three-game Pacific Coast League series Thursday in Salt Lake City.
C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to send the Salt Lake Bees to a 5-4 win over the 51s in a Pacific Coast League game Wednesday night in Salt Lake City.
The Las Vegas 51s manufactured a run with two outs in the 10th inning to beat the Salt Lake Bees 4-3 on Tuesday in the opener of a Pacific Coast League series at Salt Lake City.
Matt Duffy had a home run and three RBIs to back Dan Straily’s strong pitching, lifting the Fresno Grizzlies to a 7-2 win over the 51s in a Pacific Coast League game Saturday at Fresno, Calif. Las Vegas lost for only the second time in 10 games.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit two three-run homers and Johnny Monell added another to power the 51s to an 11-5 win over the Fresno Grizzlies in a Pacific Coast League game Friday in Fresno, Calif. Nieuwenhuis also homered Thursday for Las Vegas, which has won eight of its past nine games.
Tony Kemp, Jonathan Villar and Matt Duffy had three hits apiece, and the trio combined to drive in seven runs to carry the Fresno Grizzlies to an 11-4 win over the 51s in a battle of Pacific Coast League division leaders Thursday in Fresno, Calif.
Steven Matz, one of the New York Mets’ top prospects, allowed four hits and one walk and struck out five in seven shutout innings as the 51s capped a three-game series sweep of the Salt Lake Bees with a 5-1 victory Wednesday at Cashman Field.
Over his 14-year major league career, Wally Backman played alongside several high-quality infielders, and none better than 11-time Gold Glove Award winner Omar Vizquel.
Brooks Conrad, Brandon Allen and Johnny Monell each had two hits and three RBIs to back 51s starter Matt Bowman’s six shutout innings as Las Vegas defeated the Reno Aces 10-5 in a Pacific Coast League game Saturday at Cashman Field.
Las Vegas left-hander Steven Matz leads the Pacific Coast League in strikeouts (81) and innings pitched (78.1) and is tied for first in wins (6). He has all but forced New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson to seek a trade to create an opening for him in one of the majors’ deepest rotations.
Travis Taijeron drew a bases-loaded walk to score the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday, and the 51s ended up scoring six runs in the frame to top the Reno Aces 11-6 in a Pacific Coast League game at Cashman Field.
Shortstop Ramiro Pena hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to lead El Paso to a 4-1 win over Las Vegas in a Pacific Coast League game Tuesday at Cashman Field. Dilson Herrera went 2-for-4 and drove in the only run for the 51s.
Growing up in the Bronx, catcher Johnny Monell would always tell his family that he would someday play professional baseball in New York, whether it be at Shea or Yankee Stadium.
Alex Castellanos’ grand slam highlighted the 51s’ six-run sixth inning Saturday night as Las Vegas halted a 10-game losing streak with a 9-4 victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas in a Pacific Coast League game at Cashman Field.
John Gast pitched seven shutout innings to outduel Steven Matz as the Memphis Redbirds edged the 51s 1-0 in a Pacific Coast League game halted one out into the bottom of the seventh because of rain Friday in Memphis, Tenn. The loss was Las Vegas’ 10th straight.
Dan Johnson went 3-for-4 with two home runs, four RBIs and four runs to help the Memphis Redbirds overcome a five-run deficit and down the 51s 10-9 in a Pacific Coast League game Thursday in Memphis, Tenn. The loss was Las Vegas’ ninth straight.
Zach Petrick pitched seven strong innings, and Dan Johnson hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning as the Memphis Redbirds handed the 51s their eighth straight loss, a 4-3 setback in a Pacific Coast League game Wednesday in Memphis, Tenn.
Tim Cooney pitched a four-hitter to spark the Memphis Redbirds to a 6-0 victory over the 51s in a Pacific Coast League game Tuesday night in Memphis, Tenn. The loss was Las Vegas’ seventh straight.
Matt Carson’s run-scoring single in the seventh capped the scoring in Nashville’s four-run inning as the Sounds surged past the 51s 6-1 in a Pacific Coast League game Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. The loss was the fourth straight for Las Vegas.
Chris Bassitt and three relievers teamed to hold the 51s to four hits and no walks in the Nashville Sounds’ 2-1 Pacific Coast League victory Friday in Nashville, Tenn. Las Vegas scored in the fourth on Brandon Allen’s sacrifice fly that plated Matt Reynolds.
Shane Peterson hit two home runs and Matt Clark one, and each drove in three runs to lead the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to an 8-3 win over the 51s and a split of the teams’ four-game Pacific Coast League series at Cashman Field.