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 El Paso Chihuahuas teed off on 51s starter Stolmy Pimentel and reliever Josh Smoker for eight runs in the third inning en route to a 12-10 PCL victory at Cashman Field.
Jake Stone had a two-run homer and a two-run triple to back Ricky Tyler Thomas’ strong pitching and lead Fresno State to a 9-1 win over UNLV in a Mountain West baseball game Friday at Wilson Stadium.
Pitchers get somewhat of a pass when it comes to hitting — they’re not expected to be great at it — but they are expected to be serviceable. 51s manager Wally Backman said his pitchers spend a lot of time hitting during spring training.
The Savannah Bananas, an amateur baseball team in Georgia, has added an adorable new member to its roster.
The Los Angeles Angels had an unexpected visitor on the field during last night’s game with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The win moved Gabriel Ynoa to 4-0 on the season and lowered his ERA to 1.77, second in the Pacific Coast League behind Los Angeles Dodgers uber prospect Julio Urias of Oklahoma City.
El Paso starter Jeremy Guthrie came into Wednesday’s game sporting an 0-5 record and an 8.40 ERA. His counterpart, 51s starter Duane Below, entered the day 1-2 with a 6.04 ERA. But despite the ugly numbers, the duo settled into a nice pitcher’s duel Wednesday at Cashman Field
Noah Syndergaard made history with a pair of home runs in the New York Mets’ 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.
Max Scherzer struck out 20 batters, matching the major league record for a nine-inning game as he pitched the Washington Nationals past the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday night.
It has been been 10 years since James Loney batted .380 for the 51s. If memory serves, that was a fine Las Vegas team. The 51s also had Matt Kemp (.368) and Andre Ethier (.349), and they, too, went on to star for the Dodgers.
Bryce Harper has been suspended one game and fined by Major League Baseball for his behavior following an ejection this week.
The 51s had a couple five-run innings go for naught last week against El Paso in eventual losses. Not Tuesday.
Major League Baseball says it is reviewing Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper’s confrontation with an umpire to decide whether he should be disciplined.
Golden Nugget sports book director Tony Miller is already putting the Cubs in the World Series, in a proposition sort of way.
Rafael Montero’s last start was his worst of the season. But Montero turned it around Monday, tossing 5 2/3 scoreless innings, and giving up just four hits in 51s’ 1-0 victory over Sacramento at Raley Field.
Reliever Josh Edgin was sidelined all of last season after having Tommy John surgery. Now, after completing his rehab assignment, he’ll stick around with the 51s as he works his way back to 100 percent.
UNLV third baseman Kyle Isbel was named the Mountain West Baseball Player of the Week on Monday after going 10-for-20 (.500) this weekend during a series against New Mexico.
On the field, Sean Gilmartin’s 26th birthday went almost as well as it could have on Sunday.
Kyle Isbel went 4-for-5 with a triple, five RBIs and three runs to lead UNLV to a 10-4 victory over New Mexico in a Mountain West baseball game Sunday at Wilson Stadium.
Through the first month, 51s starters had just nine quality starts in 28 games.
51s starter Gabriel Ynoa turned in another quality start — his fifth straight — and his third solid performance against the Sacramento River Cats in a 2-1 PCL road victory.
Carl Stajduhar hit a fifth-inning grand slam to back strong pitching by Tyler Stevens and lead New Mexico to a 6-2 victory over UNLV in a Mountain West baseball game Saturday at Wilson Stadium.