The 51s had to charter a flight for $68,000 after their flight from Omaha was canceled.
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After getting called up from Double-A Binghamton to Las Vegas, excitement was high for right-hander Robert Gsellman, the Mets No. 12 prospect.
The 51s return home for a brief four-game home stand against the rival Reno Aces before hitting the road again. Here for five players to keep an eye on in the battle of the Silver State.
The 51s blew three saves Sunday night against Albuquerque and fell victim to a two-out walkoff home run in the bottom of the 12th inning to drop a heartbreaker 6-4 Sunday night at Isotopes Park.
Watching the 51s at the plate, there would be no doubt who would be next in line should the Mets need an outfielder.
It took until the sixth inning Saturday night for the 51s to shut down the Albuquerque Isotopes. By that time, it was far too late.
While he could complain about low pay for long, hard hours, Paul Sewald could also just accept the fact that on the path to Major League Baseball, life in the minors will be unglamorous. He’s taken the second option.
After scoring two runs in the top of the first, the 51s were unable to follow up on their strong start and eventually fell to the Albuquerque Isotopes 8-4 in a Pacific Coast League game Friday night at Isotopes Park.
When you play baseball for a team in Las Vegas, going to work in triple-digit temperatures is just part of the job.
With three hits and four RBIs, Thursday marked Sean Gilmartin’s best day at the plate this season. He used that offensive performance to help cover up what wasn’t his best day on the mound in the Las Vegas 51s’ 17-7 victory at the Albuquerque Isotopes.
The 51s headed out on a quick four-game road trip Wednesday night. Here are four players to watch in the series against Albuquerque, which begins on Thursday.
With the MLB draft starting Thursday, four 51s players — Josh Smoker, Sean Gilmartin, Brandon Nimmo and Gavin Cecchini — and manager Wally Backman recounted their experiences as first-round selections.
Manager Wally Backman expects Gsellman, the organization’s No. 12 prospect per MLB.com, to make his 51s debut on Saturday on the road against the Albuquerque Isotopes.
51s send 11 batters to the plate in the fifth inning on the way to a 13-2 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers on Tuesday afternoon at Cashman Field.
Judging by the first three innings, in which both teams combined for two hits in just 37 minutes, it looked like a pitchers’ duel.
51s third baseman T.J. Rivera was named the PCL Player of the Month for May, Minor League Baseball announced Tuesday.
The first two games of the series saw the 51s make dramatic comebacks to win the game. Monday night had about as little drama as possible as the Tacoma Rainiers scored in each of the first four innings en route to a 9-1 victory at Cashman Field.
Just like Saturday night, the 51s jumped out to an early lead, only to fall behind in the middle innings and retake the lead late.
Wally Backman isn’t one to hide his emotions. So after the 51s rallied for an 8-7 win Saturday following a sloppy night of play, the 51s manager voiced his displeasure in a clubhouse meeting.
The 51s return home this weekend for a four-game set against the Tacoma Rainers. Here are five players to watch:
Dilson Herrera scored the game’s first run, hit a home run and a walk-off single to cap the 51s’ 8-7 comeback victory over the Tacoma Rainiers before 8,201 at Cashman Field.
Reno Aces slugger Peter O’Brien dominated the four-game series against the Las Vegas 51s, batting .450 with three home runs, three doubles, a triple and 12 RBIs.
Dilson Herrera’s future role with the New York Mets is seemingly more well-defined than anyone else’s on the 51s. Some day in the future — possibly later this season and very likely next year — Herrera will be patrolling second base at Citi Field.