Las Vegas won the series finale 10-8 at Cashman Field, surging ahead of the Redbirds in the seventh inning when right fielder Adolis Garcia dropped a Dominic Smith fly ball that would have been the final out of the inning.
Betsy Helfand worked for the Las Vegas Review-Journal between March 2016 and November 2018. She previously made stops at the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, Minnesota Daily and MLB.com in Minnesota. She was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism.
Starter Nabil Crismatt gave up eight runs in the loss.
The 51s clubhouse has already seen a couple changes in recent days as a result of the July 31 trade deadline. There could be more coming.
Bobby Wahl, along with Double-A third baseman Will Toffey, was shipped to the Mets organization from the Athletics in exchange for closer Jeurys Familia.
The three-run blast in the 10th inning led the 51s to a 6-3 win over Nashville on Wednesday night at Cashman Field.
Starter Nabil Crismatt gave up five runs in four innings pitched.
There may not be a standout prospect like Kris Bryant or Bryce Harper, but there are plenty of young players from Las Vegas looking to crack the majors.
The 30-year-old outfielder, who returned to baseball in 2016 after a prolific college football career at Florida and short NFL career, was hitting .273 at Double-A and was recently named an Eastern League All-Star.
Las Vegas 51s first baseman Dominic Smith will mostly play in the outfield with Peter Alonso now at Triple-A.