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.
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Marc Krauss homered to center field on a 2-and-1 pitch with two outs in the ninth inning to give the 51s a 6-4 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies on opening night at Cashman Field.
It’s not uncommon for opening day to draw the largest, loudest crowd of the season for many teams.
The 51s sent catcher Nevin Ashley to the disabled list Thursday to make room for the recently signed Rene Rivera.
In anticipation of the 51s season opener against the Fresno Grizzlies tonight, here are 10 unique and unusual stadium foods, from Major League Baseball parks across the country, that we wouldn’t mind having added to the menu at Cashman Field this season:
Schedule for the Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.
The 51s will get their first chance to win Thursday when they host the Fresno Grizzlies, the defending Triple-A champions, on opening night at Cashman Field.
Here are some things to know about the 51s and the fan experience before the season begins Thursday against the Fresno Grizzlies.
The 51s begin a new season Thursday night against PCL champion Fresno at Cashman Field seeking the answer to the same tired question, to use the Bryce Harper vernacular: When are they going to get a new ballpark?
With the 51s starting their season on Thursday against Fresno, here are five players to watch.
Right-hander Rafael Montero, who is by all accounts finally healthy, will take the ball on Opening Day on Thursday when the Las Vegas 51s host the Fresno Grizzlies at Cashman Field.
When Las Vegas 51s pitching coach Frank Viola talked about pitching prospects during the New York Mets’ spring training at Port St. Lucie, Florida, he couldn’t remember them all.
There’s a common perception that it’s not about winning in the minor leagues, that it’s about developing players, or why else would the big league teams call up a bunch of guys in September right when the Triple-A playoffs are starting?
The 51s, who start the season Thursday at Cashman Field against the Fresno Grizzlies, will begin with 13 pitchers and 13 position players.
Travis d’Arnaud spent seven years in the minors before making his MLB debut with the Mets in 2013. The catcher has since been sent down a couple of times, including multiple stops in Las Vegas with the 51s, the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate.
Paul Sewald of the New York Mets said he was looking forward to pitching in Las Vegas, in front of mom (Judi) and dad (Mark) and his girlfriend (Molly). He just didn’t think it would be Thursday against the Cubs.
Jacob deGrom pitched for the 51s for parts of 2013 and 2014, and Steven Matz went 7-4 with a 2.19 ERA in 90.1 innings at Triple-A Las Vegas last season before a June call-up.
Second baseman Dilson Herrera went 0-for-2 with three walks, a run scored and an RBI in Colombia’s 9-2 victory over Spain on Thursday in the World Baseball Classic qualifier.
The Mets trimmed down Tuesday, assigning 13 players to minor league camp, which essentially sealed the immediate future for many of those prospects who appear to be headed to Las Vegas to begin the season with the 51s.
Cactus League president Mark Coronado told the Arizona Republic in a story published Sunday that he also is worried about Las Vegas poaching a number of Major League teams for spring training.
Individual tickets for Las Vegas 51s home games will go on sale Monday at noon, the club announced Thursday.
The Mets boasted the fourth-best farm system a year ago, but slid down to the middle of the pack — 15th — in Baseball America’s latest rankings, released last month.
Poor sewage-stained Cashman Stadium in downtown Las Vegas.