Wally Backman returns for a third year as manager of the Las Vegas 51s, after back-to-back 81-win seasons. Frank Viola is back as pitching coach.
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Cory Vaughn’s single to left-center field scored Travis d’Arnaud with the winning run as the 51s defeated the Nashville Sounds 8-7 Tuesday night at Cashman Field.
The Las Vegas 51s managed just five hits in a 5-1 Pacific Coast League loss at Oklahoma City on Monday night.
Travis d’Arnaud hit his fourth home run in six games to power the 51s to a 7-1 Pacific Coast League victory over the RedHawks on Saturday night in Oklahoma City.
Zack Thornton gave up a solo home run to Gregorio Petit with two outs in the 12th inning as the 51s saw their three-game winning streak end Friday night in a 6-5 Pacific Coast League loss at Oklahoma City.
The 51s got all the offense they would need in their first at-bat, scoring twice in the first inning in a 3-1 Pacific Coast League victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Thursday in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The 51s hit a season-high six home runs and banged out 17 hits in routing the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 14-7, Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colo. Catcher Travis d’Arnaud homered twice.
Omar Quintanilla had three hits and drove in five runs to help the 51s to a 9-3 Pacific Coast League victory at Colorado Springs on Tuesday night.
The last person Las Vegas wanted to see at the plate with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday was Juan Ciriaco.
Funny, the thoughts that run through your head when the telephone rings one spring Saturday morning.
The 51s received encouraging news Friday regarding the injury suffered by top prospect Noah Syndergaard on Thursday night.
More than 200 million cast votes in poll to determine best ballcaps in the bush leagues.
Entering this season, the plan was for 51s right-hander Noah Syndergaard to follow the same path to the majors as hard-throwing Mets pitchers Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler. However, two injuries have suddenly knocked Syndergaard — New York’s No. 1 prospect — off the fast track to the big leagues.
In only his second game in the majors last season, 51s catcher Juan Centeno became the answer to a baseball trivia question: Who was the first person to catch Billy Hamilton stealing in the big leagues?
In terms of Triple-A ballparks, 51s right-hander Zack Thornton went from one extreme to the other in April when he was traded — with a player to be named later — from the Pirates to the Mets for first baseman Ike Davis.
After playing their second straight 14-inning game Saturday, the New York Mets hurriedly summoned 51s left-hander Dana Eveland — Las Vegas’ scheduled starter Sunday — to Philadelphia to reinforce their taxed pitching staff against the Phillies.
After getting only one at-bat in the big leagues in 2012, 51s infielder Josh Satin didn’t expect to see much playing time for the Mets last season.
Former 51s outfielder Jason Lane scored the decisive run for El Paso on a fielding error by Las Vegas left fielder Cesar Puello in the sixth inning of the 51s’ 4-3 loss to the Chihuahuas on Friday night in El Paso, Texas.
The El Paso Chihuahuas scored five runs in their final three at-bats and defeated the 51s 7-4 Thursday in a Pacific Coast League game in El Paso, Texas.
Center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis had four hits and drove in four runs and the 51s defeated the El Paso Chihuahuas 13-7 Wednesday in El Paso, Texas.
The 51s rallied from a 2-1 deficit with three runs in the fourth inning and two each in the seventh and ninth to defeat El Paso 8-5 on Tuesday night in El Paso, Texas, snapping a six-game losing streak.
Leading El Paso 7-0 on May 18, the 51s appeared poised to win their season-high seventh straight game and run their record to a season-high 21 games over .500 at 32-11.
It often has been said that hitting a baseball is the hardest thing to do in sports, but Andrew Brown begs to differ.