“The legend of Noah Syndergaard continues!”
I don’t know how the legend of the 51s’ pitching prospect compares to those of Bagger Vance, Hercules or Billy Jack.
But Syndergaard allowed just two earned runs over eight innings Thursday and Billy-Jacked one out of the park to dead center field while he was batting — and also hit a double and a single — to lead Las Vegas to its 14th consecutive Pacific Coast League victory, an 8-2 decision over the Albuquerque Isotopes.
Check out the video. And also check out Isotopes Park. It looks pretty sweet, and shows what can be accomplished for $29.5 million, the cost to renovate the old Albuquerque ballpark — and far less than what it would have cost to build a new Triple-A ball yard from scratch.
Las Vegas Review-Journal sports columnist Ron Kantowski can be reached at email@example.com or 702-383-0352. Follow him on Twitter: @ronkantowski.