Before Wednesday, the last time Donn Roach pitched in Las Vegas was in 2010, when he was the ace for the College of Southern Nevada squad that featured a 17-year-old Bryce Harper.
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Things continue to go well for the Las Vegas 51s, despite the fact many of the fifth-graders at Tuesday’s game weren’t aware of the team’s hot start.
The Las Vegas 51s needed extra innings Tuesday to beat the Rainiers, 5-4, at Cashman Field.
So much for easing in the new kid. Rafael Montero was handed quite an assignment by the New York Mets for his major league debut: a Subway Series start against the crosstown rival Yankees.
Called up to the big leagues for the first time on the second day of the 2012 season, Kirk Nieuwenhuis made the most of his opportunity with the New York Mets.
After the mother of all sand storms Saturday night at Cashman Field caused the suspension of the game between the 51s and Tacoma, Mother Nature stayed relatively calm Sunday during an abbreviated Mother’s Day doubleheader.
Brandon Allen has had his share of big moments in baseball, but few can rival the rarefied feat the first baseman helped the 51s achieve Thursday night in Salt Lake City.
Las Vegas’ Allan Dykstra, Zach Lutz, Taylor Teagarden and Brandon Allen hit consecutive home runs in Salt Lake City Thursday night, and became only the fifth quartet to smack back-to-back-to-back-to-back long balls in Pacific Coast League history.
The 51s tied a Pacific Coast League record with four consecutive home runs in the fourth inning, and Brandon Allen went 5-for-6 as Las Vegas routed the Salt Lake Bees 16-4 Thursday in Salt Lake City for their third straight victory.
The 51s rallied from a 5-2 deficit with one run in the eighth inning and two each in the ninth and 10th to defeat the Salt Lake Bees 7-5 on Wednesday night in a Pacific Coast League game in Salt Lake City.
Wilmer Flores’ three-run home run to left field in the top of the fifth inning broke a 4-4 tie and Las Vegas held off Salt Lake for a 7-6 win over the Bees Tuesday in Salt Lake City.
The highlight of this week’s episode of AMC’s “Mad Men,” at least for baseball fans, was when Don Draper sang a few uneven bars of “Meet the Mets,” the team’s time-honored theme song.
The shortcomings of 31-year-old Cashman Field are no mystery to the new owners of the Las Vegas 51s — the Pacific Coast League Triple A team of the New York Mets. Gridlock in the concession area and cramped metal benches are just two of the issues.
The host Tacoma Rainiers scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat the Las Vegas 51s 6-4. Las Vegas had scored two runs in the top of the eighth to take a 3-1 lead .
Sticky pine tar-like substance is long lasting, and that’s putting it mildly.
Brown, Lutz and Teagarden back deGrom as the 51s pummel the Reno Aces.
The last time I spoke with Dirk Hayhurst was 2009. He was standing about 375 feet from home plate at Wrigley Field in Chicago, shagging batting practice fly balls — but mostly he was just standing there with the other Las Vegas pitchers — before a special 51s game against the Iowa Cubs.
Jerry Reuss readily admits having used Stickum and other substances to help improve his grip on the ball during his 22-year big league pitching career. But the colorful left-hander still maintains he never violated the Major League Baseball rule that prohibits using a foreign substance on the baseball.
Growing up in the Dominican Republic, New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares created his own version of baseball.
You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Unless you’re Taylor Teagarden. The 51s catcher has made several indelible first impressions in his 10-year pro baseball career.
As El Paso christens its new ballpark, portable toilets go up near 51s outdoor batting cage.
When they ran onto the field Sunday on an ideal day for baseball, the time was 12:08 p.m., the temperature was 67 degrees, the wind was blowing from left field to right at 8 mph and the Las Vegas 51s were the best team in minor league baseball, by percentage.
Allan Dykstra is accustomed to getting heckled about his father.