Pena Homers For Second Straight Night In 5-3 Vegas Loss

By Satish Ram

August 7, 2013 1 Comment

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Memphis 5, Las Vegas 3

Francisco Pena hit another three-run home run Tuesday for the Las Vegas 51s, but it wasn’t enough in a 5-3 loss against host Memphis.

Memphis scored four runs in the sixth inning to open a 5-0 lead and Las Vegas managed just five hits for the game in splitting a four-game series against the Redbirds. It was the final game in a rough eight-game road swing for Las Vegas — the 51s dropped six of eight games.

Zach Lutz had two hits for Las Vegas in the loss, becoming the 51s’ most accomplished hitter after slugger Wilmer Flores was promoted to the New York Mets earlier Tuesday. Giancarlo Alvarado allowed just one earned run over five innings, but he took the loss after after D.J. Mitchell and Jack Leathersich got rocked.

The 51s are off Wednesday. At 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Las Vegas hosts Oklahoma City at Cashman Field to open a series.

Key Stats

Carlos Alvarado: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 1 ER, 1 K

D.J. Mitchell: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 3 BB, 3 ER

Jack Leathersich: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, 1 K, 3-3 inherited runners scored

Justin Hampson: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 2 BB, 0 ER

Zach Lutz: 2-for-4, 1 R

Francisco Pena: 1-for-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

(Team Report)

  • Derek murphy

    Pena has had a fantastic year. When you consider he wasnt supposed to sniff aaa till at least all star break. He went ther and has done a fantastic job working Working with the pitchers. He’s played good defense and shown some power. He usually homers in bunches.

    He’s displayed this year that he can be a solid back up catcher. Catcher in the past 2 seasons has gone from a position of need to a strength. Just like pitching. Hopefully some of our position players turn it on.

    Right now I know it won’t make anyone feel any better but we have some very nice prospects with the GCL Mets. I say it won’t make anyone feel better cause there at least 3 years away. Also I’m a little disappointed in Vincent Lupo. I thought he would absolutley crush there and get bumped to A ball this year.

    No such luck as Lupo has failed to get started. He has a crazy amount of power though ang I have a lot of confidence in him. Between Lupo, Bucerra, Wilson & Smith they are all high upsides. They are going to be very intresting to monitor.