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.
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In a rare pitcher’s duel at Cashman Field, the Sacramento River Cats dealt the 51s a 2-1 Pacific Coast League loss Friday night before a crowd of 7,887. Las Vegas lost consecutive games for the first time since April 22.
Surprisingly, there were no Hunter Pence signs spotted Thursday at Cashman Field, where the rehabbing San Francisco Giants right fielder homered in his second straight game for the Sacramento River Cats. Pence went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 6-5 win over the 51s.
Before a crowd of fifth-graders in a rare morning game, Las Vegas beat Sacramento 5-1 on Wednesday. Las Vegas leads Triple A with a 24-10 record and tied a franchise record with its 10th straight home win. “The guys expect to win every day they go out there,” 51s manager Wally Backman said.
Tyler Pill combined with two relievers on a three-hitter, and Brooks Conrad delivered a go-ahead two-run double to lead the 51s to a 3-1 victory over the Chihuahuas on Monday night in a Pacific Coast League game in El Paso, Texas. The 51s went 6-2 on their trip and have won 16 of their past 18.
Brooks Conrad hit a grand slam and totaled five RBIs, and Brandon Allen and Darrell Ceciliani also homered to power the 51s to an 11-4 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas in a Pacific Coast League game Saturday in El Paso, Texas.
Cody Decker went 4-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs to lead the El Paso Chihuahuas to a 10-6 victory over the 51s in a Pacific Coast League game Friday in El Paso, Texas. The loss ended Las Vegas’ franchise-record 14-game winning streak.
Top Mets prospect works eight strong innings, blasts a monster home run as Las Vegas extends Pacific Coast League winning streak to 14 games.
Noah Syndergaard allowed two runs on five hits and no walks and struck out eight in eight innings, and also went 3-for-4 with a home run as the 51s extended their franchise record with their 14th straight win, an 8-2 rout of the Albuquerque Isotopes on Thursday.
Wilfredo Tovar drove in two runs as the Las Vegas 51s rallied to top the Albuquerque Isotopes 6-4 in a Pacific Coast League game Wednesday. The victory was the 13th straight for the 51s, giving them the longest win streak in Las Vegas’ 33-year Triple-A history.
After the offense helped the Las Vegas 51s extend their winning streak in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday, a great pitching performance in the nightcap pushed the run to 12 straight victories.
The game will be made up us a part of a doubleheader beginning at 4:05 p.m. PDT Tuesday at Isotopes Park.
Payton Squier went 3-for-5 with a three-run triple to power UNLV to a 4-3 victory over San Diego State in a Mountain West baseball game Sunday in San Diego. The Rebels won two of three games in the weekend series, marking their first series win at San Diego since 2007.
The Las Vegas 51s defeated the Reno Aces 5-2 on Sunday at Cashman Field for their 10th straight victory — the second-longest streak in franchise history, behind the Stars’ 12-game run in 1987. The 51s are 16-8 after a 6-8 start.
Ian Levin was named the New York Mets’ director of minor league operations this year after spending the past two seasons as their manager of baseball analytics — aka sabermetrics, the advanced statistical analysis of the sport.
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.