The hit parade started early with a Dilson Herrera double to lead off the bottom of the first inning. And it never stopped.
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The Sacramento River Cats rocked starter Seth Lugo, chasing him after 2 2/3 innings and nine earned runs, on their way to a 12-1 victory Tuesday night at Raley Field in Sacramento, California.
The 51s will start the second half of their eight-game road trip on Tuesday in Sacramento. The River Cats are 2-10 this season with their only two victories of the season coming against the 51s. Here are five players to watch in the series.
But starting with the last two outs in the second, Mike Hauschild retired 17-of-18 — and at one point 10 in a row — in the Fresno Grizzlies’ 4-3 victory at Chukchansi Park.
With Gavin Cecchini, a 2012 first round pick, joining the 51s this season, the team has opted to move shortstop Matt Reynolds around the diamond. And in doing so, Backman believes they’re actually increasing Reynolds’ value.
A Gavin Cecchini error set into motion a chain of events which ended up with the 51s losing a four-run lead in the ninth.
Shortly after Sean Gilmartin’s first start of the year, the lefty was reflecting on the one pitch he would have liked back — a pitch that went for a line drive double and a run.
The 51s scored two runs in the 11th inning on four walks and a single and defeated the host Fresno Grizzlies 7-5 after blowing a four-run lead in the ninth.
Houston Astros prospect A.J. Reed homered in the eighth inning to lead the Fresno Grizzlies to a 2-1 victory over the 51s on Friday night in Fresno, California.
Here are five players to watch with the 51s headed to Fresno beginning Friday.
The 51s bullpen, considered to be a strength of the team, has been taxed considerably, as the starters have turned in short outings in the first five games of the season.
Seth Lugo tossed six innings — the longest a Las Vegas 51s starter has gone all season — in a 6-2 victory over the Sacramento River Cats on Thursday at Cashman Field.
The 51s made two consecutive outs at third base in the fourth inning, stunting a rally on their way to a 6-1 loss to the Sacramento River Cats on Wednesday night at Cashman Field.
The 51s had managed just three hits after eight innings against the Sacramento River Cats on Tuesday night at Cashman Field. And then their bats woke up.
The New York Mets recalled 51s starter Rafael Montero on Tuesday night and optioned infielder Eric Campbell to Triple-A Las Vegas.
After two consecutive days of postponements, the third time was the charm for the 51s who finally got a game in on Monday.
Brandon Nimmo is a self-proclaimed man of faith. Watch him on the field closely and it’s not uncommon to see him take a second to tap his chest and point skyward throughout 51s games.
With the Sacramento River Cats coming to town for a four-game series against the 51s, here are five players to keep an eye on.
In anticipation of more rain expected to hit Las Vegas, the 51s doubleheader against the Fresno Grizzlies at Cashman Field was scrapped about an hour before it was scheduled to start Sunday.
Before the 51s recorded their second hit of the game Friday night, they were down seven runs.
The 51s host the Fresno Grizzlies at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Cashman Field.
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.