Tejada, Lawley, Baxter Power 51s To 10-7 Victory

By Satish Ram

August 30, 2013 2 Comments

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Las Vegas 10, Colorado Springs 7

The Las Vegas 51s are inching closer to winning the Pacific Southern Division title.

Thursday, they finished a series at Colorado Springs by scoring six runs in the initial two innings for a 10-7 victory.

Today, they return home to Cashman Field with a two game lead against Sacramento heading into the final four games of the season, a series against Tucson.

Against Colorado Springs, Las Vegas pounded out 17 hits, including a two-run home run from Ruben Tejada in the first inning. Mike Baxter finished 3 for 5 for Las Vegas and hit a solo home run in the fourth.

Dustin Lawley went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBIs, and Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Zach Lutz each had a pair of hits.

The first game against Tucson is 7:05 p.m. today.

Key Stats

Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 2-for-6, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 R

Ruben Tejada: 3-for-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Mike Baxter: 3-for-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R

Dustin Lawley: 3-for-5, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Juan Centeno: 2-for-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R

Matt Fox: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 3 ER, 10 K

(Team Report)

  • Marcus

    What’s the deal with Lawley’s promotion? He skipped double a. Are the Mets rewarding an awesome year? Is aaa more age appropriate? Do we have a future OF masher? The aaa outfield got very crowded next year? Bye bye Kirk and others?

  • Matt Musico

    Thanks for reading! I think it was a numbers game; the B-Mets have enough outfielders, the 51s were looking for one with den Dekker promoted. St. Lucie’s season is almost over, and Las Vegas needs players for the posteason if they make it.

    We’ll see if we have a future masher…this will be a good test. AAA is definitely more age appropriate for him, so we’ll see how he does.