The Las Vegas 51s wrapped up the Pacifc Coast League regular season with a 5-0 win at Albuquerque on Monday. The 51s will open the playoffs at Cashman Field on Wednesday against the Reno Aces.
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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.
At the end of last season, after former Mets closer Bobby Parnell had neck surgery, New York manager Terry Collins said hard-throwing 51s right-hander Vic Black would be the leading candidate to replace Parnell if the need arose.
The 51s’ bullpen was unable to preserve a 3-1 lead, as the Fresno Grizzlies rallied with a run in the sixth and four in the seventh to defeat Las Vegas 6-3 on Thursday night in Fresno, Calif.
Travis Ishikawa hit a go-ahead two-run homer off Miguel Socolovich in the eighth inning to lift the host Fresno Grizzlies to a 5-4 victory over the 51s, who lost for the third time in four games.
Matt den Dekker’s two-out double in the top of the seventh inning brought home two runs as Las Vegas overcame a 2-1 deficit while the Las Vegas bullpen tosses four shutout innings t preserve the win.
The 51s won their sixth straight game Saturday, defeating the El Paso Chihuahuas 6-4 in a Pacific Coast League game at El Paso, Texas.
51s defeat Chihuahuas for fifth straight victory
The New York Mets on Thursday placed catcher Travis d’Arnaud on the seven-day concussion list after he was hit on top of his hockey goalie-style mask by the follow through of a swing Tuesday.
When David Wright signed his big contract to stay with the New York Mets, he cited the exciting young pitchers in the minor leagues as one of the main reasons for remaining with the beleaguered ballclub.
Cesar Puello went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs, including a solo home run in the third inning to open the scoring, as Las Vegas claimed a 4-3 Pacific Coast League win at El Paso in the series opener Thursday night.
It has been eight days since the Clinton LumberKings rallied from a 17-1 sixth-inning deficit to defeat Burlington 20-17 in a Class A Midwest League game. It happened it Iowa, where time has been known to stand still. So it’s like it happened yesterday.