The 51s kick off a four-game series in Sacramento on Friday night. Here are five players to watch.
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Ty Kelly, a New York Mets’ offseason pickup, has played his way into 21 of the team’s first 26 games — though manager Wally Backman might like to see him more than that.
The Las Vegas 51s watched a six-run lead disappear before losing 7-6 to the El Paso Chihuahuas in 10 innings on a walk-off wild pitch by Chasen Bradford.
Wednesday’s final score suggests a blowout. But though the 51s lost 17-6 to El Paso, the Pacific Coast League game was close up until the eighth inning.
The Las Vegas City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to accept the transfer of Cashman Center from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
Dilson Herrera, making his first start at second base in a week after dealing with a sore lower back, led the Las Vegas 51s’ charge Tuesday in a 15-6 PCL victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas in El Paso, Texas.
Gabriel Ynoa gave up more hits (seven) and more runs (three) in Monday’s start than he had in any previous start. And yet, it was still good enough for a quality start and a victory.
The Las Vegas 51s begin an eight-game road trip Monday with the first four games against the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.
Gabriel Ynoa is just 22.
Second baseman Dilson Herrera was out of the 51s lineup for the fourth straight game Sunday.
With Gavin Cecchini, the leadoff runner aboard in the fourth inning down by one, the 51s looked like they might have anopportunity to tie the game.
For the fifth straight game, the 51s scored six or more runs. And for the fifth straight game, they went home with a win. Las Vegas beat Tacoma 7-4 to secure a series victory and move its record to 11-10.
Seven straight batters reached base in the first inning before Tacoma Rainiers starter Joe Wieland recorded an out. By that point, the two-run lead he was staked to had disappeared and the Las Vegas 51s were well on their way to their fourth straight victory.
Cracker Jack’s new move to replace plastic toys with QR codes was met with a mixture of ambivalence and annoyance at the Las Vegas 51s game at Cashman Field on Friday.
For the third time this season, unusual April weather affected the 51s’ ability to play at Cashman Field.
After having their first off day of the season, the Las Vegas 51s (8-10) resume action with the Tacoma Rainiers (11-8) on Thursday at Cashman Field.
Tacoma Rainiers pitcher Donn Roach will take the ball Thursday at Cashman Field for the first time in two years against the 51s. He is 1-1 with an 8.59 ERA in 14 2/3 innings while allowing 24 hits and striking out only two this season.
Gavin Cecchini and T.J. Rivera hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning Tuesday to lead the Las Vegas 51s to a 7-2 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes at Cashman Field.
The 51s lost a pair of two-run leads to Albuquerque on Monday night.
The 51s’ issues with runners in scoring position persisted through the weekend.
The clutch hits the 51s have been missing for the past week or so finally came in the eighth inning on Sunday.
Mac Williamson hit two solo home runs and Mitch Delfino one in the Sacramento River Cats’ 3-1 Pacific Coast League victory over the Las Vegas 51s at Raley Field in Sacramento, California.
Josh Smoker’s bases-loaded wild pitch in the eighth inning cost the Las Vegas 51s in their 5-4 loss to the Albuquerque Isotopes at Cashman Field. But beyond the box score, missed opportunities doomed Las Vegas first.
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