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51s Make a Comeback but then Lose in Extra's

Las Vegas 51s @ Sacramento River Cats

June 28, 2014


Las Vegas



The Highlights:


Ryan Reid – 1.1 IP, H, SO
John Church – 3 IP, 2 H, R, 2 SO
Zack Thornton (L, 1-4) – 1.2 IP, 2 H, R, BB, 3 SO


Matt ∂en Dekker – 2-5, R, 2B (14), 3B (4), 2 RBI (33), 2 SO
Daniel Muno – 3-5, R, SO
Wilmer Flores – 3-5, 2 2B (7), 2 RBI (29), SO
Allan Dykstra – 1-4, R, HR (11), RBI (53)

Recap in gifs:

           Verrett gave up some hard hits and some soft hits - he gave up a lot of hits - and had his shortest outing of the season. The Las Vegas 51s came all the way back to tie it, twice, but would lose the game in the bottom of the 10th. More details below.
            M∂D led of the game with a double that he lined off the glove of Daric Barton on a 1-1 count – seemed to take Barton by surprise.

M∂D leads off the game with this double

            Muno followed with a single to CF – M∂D got a late start from 2B as he had to hold up on the fly ball.

Muno singles

            Flores would follow to get the 51s on the board with this RBI single.

Flores drives in the first run of the game

            The 51s would fail to score any more runs in the inning, and then the River Cats tied it up in the bottom of the 1st. A leadoff single was erased by a double play, but then Verrett gave up a double and an RBI single. He’d recover to end the inning by striking out Jake Elmore.

Elmore strikes out swinging at 0-2

            The top of the order got things going for the 51s again in the 3rd, as Muno hit this one-out single to RF.

Muno with his second single

            Wilmer Flores followed with an RBI double into the LF corner.

Flores with the RBI double

            The River Cats would bounce right back in the bottom of the 3rd, as they batted around against Verrett – single, force out, RBI double, RBI single, walk, groundout, 2 RBI single, double, strikeout. Everything the River Cats made contact was falling in, regardless of whether it was hit hard or not. Here is Jose Martinez looking to end the inning.

Martinez looking at 3-2

            Verrett would struggle again in the 4th and had to be removed after only 3.2 IP, trailing 5-2 – he followed up his longest start of the season (starting the 9th inning) with his shortest, which was a let down. He had one more strikeout in him before leaving, impressively getting Andy Parrino to strikeout on three straight swinging strikes.

Verrett starts him off with a slider

Threw him the change on 0-1

And then got him to chase a slider in the dirt

            Muno and Flores tried to get Vegas going again in the 5th, but they would be stranded after back-to-back two-out hits. First, Muno picked up his third single of the night.

Muno with his third hit of the night

            Then Flores picked up his second double of the night – Muno would’ve been out by “60 feet” if they had sent him.

Flores with his third hit of the night

            RP Ryan Reid is having a pretty good season for Vegas and will likely find himself in the Mets bullpen at some point – here he gets Luis Exposito to strikeout looking at the 3-2 pitch.

Exposito looking at a 3-2 pitch over the middle

            Andrew Brown got the 51s 6th inning rally started with a leadoff double into the LF corner.

Brown doubles

            Brandon Allen followed with an RBI single that deflected off the 2B’s glove.

Allen with the unconventional RBI single to the 2B to drive in Brown from 2B

            After Q reached on a fielding error, M∂D hit a triple into the RF corner to drive in both Allen and Q with two outs, and tie the game up at 5.

M∂D with a two-run triple

            The River Cats would get that run right back, scoring the half-inning after the 51s did for the third time on the night. Things did not look good for the 51s going into the 9th down a run, but Allan Dykstra hit his 11th HR of the season off of the same pitcher Kevin Plawecki hit a game-tying HR off of Thursday night.

Dykstra ties it up in the 9th

It landed just out of the reach of the RF and bounced into view

            Zack Thornton would allow the winning run to score with two outs in the bottom of the 10th, but he did have three strikeouts during his 1.2 IP.
Barton swinging.

Barton swinging at 2-2

Elmore swinging.

Elmore swinging at 2-2

Exposito looking.

Exposito looking at 1-2

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