The 51s had to charter a flight for $68,000 after their flight from Omaha was canceled.
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Robert Gsellman turned in his finest outing as a 51 helping Las Vegas avoid a sweep and salvage a victory over the Storm Chasers 4-2.
Here is a by-the-numbers look at the Las Vegas 51s this season and how they compare to the rest of the Pacific Coast League.
Every time the 51s tried to cut the deficit, the Storm Chasers got their lead right back. Las Vegas could never get within two runs and ended up falling 8-2 to Omaha Wednesday night at Werner Park.
On a rainy Tuesday afternoon in Nebraska, it was when the rain finally stopped that it really began to pour on the Las Vegas 51s as they lost 13-6.
An old-fashioned pitcher’s duel was broken in the only way fitting for an old-fashioned pitcher’s duel: a soft-hit tapper in the seventh inning to ruin an ace getting his groove back as Las Vegas fell 2-1
The Las Vegas 51s conclude their eight-game road trip with four against the affiliate of the world champion Royals, the Omaha Storm Chasers. Here are five players to keep an eye on during the series.
The 51s snagged a 6-2 victory for the 51s over the Iowa Cubs on Sunday afternoon to take a 3-1 series victory at Principal Park.
Friday night the 51s jumped ahead early but faltered late. Saturday they did the opposite, falling behind early then roaring back to rout the Iowa Cubs 11-5 at Principal Park.
The 51s hope to see an attendance upshot with a new park like the Charlotte Knights have had in recent years since opening BB&T Ballpark.
If Friday’s game against the Iowa Cubs could have ended after the second inning, that would have been just fine for the Las Vegas 51s.
The story of the 51s all season has been get good enough pitching and let the offense carry the load. They flipped the script in their second-half opener Thursday, a 3-2 victory at the Iowa Cubs.
Here are five players to keep an eye on during the series, including the four All-Stars that played in Wednesday’s Triple-A All-Star Game.
The Pacific Coast League lost 4-2 to the International League in the Triple-A All-Star Game, but in the week prior, 51s manager Wally Backman was treating the exhibition just like a regular-season outing.
A year ago, Travis Taijeron traveled to Omaha, Nebraska, for the Triple-A All-Star Game as the 51s’ lone representative. This time around, he has some built-in friends.
Travis Taijeron’s time in the Triple-A Home Run Derby was brief, but the 51s right fielder enjoyed the experience nonetheless.
When it came time to select a Pacific Coast League announcer for the Triple-A All-Star Game, longtime 51s broadcasterRuss Langer topped the list.
The Las Vegas 51s lost their final game before the All-Star break 8-5 to the Albuquerque Isotopes at Cashman Field in a game that was somewhat representative of how their season has gone.
The Las Vegas 51s were swept by the Albuquerque Isotopes on Friday at Cashman Field, losing by scores of 9-8 and 5-3.
Dilson Herrera drilled a 3-0 pitch into left-center field for a two-run double in the sixth inning to put the Las Vegas 51s ahead for good in a 13-6 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Thursday.
The Las Vegas 51s will finish the first-half of the season at home with four games in three days against the Albuquerque Isotopes. Here are five players to watch during the series.
The Las Vegas 51s had an opportunity for their first series sweep of the season Wednesday but fell flat, dropping the series finale to the Salt Lake Bees 12-5 at Cashman Field.
51s catcher Johnny Monell is going through a hot streak like few hitters do, and the hope of him playing in the major leagues again is not as dim as it may appear for a 30-year-old catcher.
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