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PCL Playoffs: Las Vegas 51s Need A Victory Tonight In Order To Extend Series Against Reno

By Michael Lecolant

On Friday, the Reno Aces scored 5 unanswered runs in the bottom of the 5th inning of Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead against the Las Vegas 51s.

9/5 – Game 3 Summary:

Reno opened the scoring in the home 1st.  Nick Ahmed led-off with a double to right, stole third, and scored on Roger Kieschnick‘s base hit.

Sep 8, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Detail shot of the batters box and home plate at Marlins Park before a game between the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

In the 3rd, Las Vegas sent 8 men to the plate and struck for 3 runs.

Reno scored their second run in the bottom of the 4th.  But Las Vegas countered with a pair of runs in the top of the 5th to give themselves a 5-2 lead.

Trouble, however, paid Las Vegas pitcher Noah Syndergaard a visit in the bottom of the 6th.  Catcher Blake Lalli led-off with a single.  Syndergaard then walked the next 2 batters.  Roger Kieschnick factored again with a single that plated a pair.  Miguel Socolovich was then brought in to relieve Noah Syndergaard.  After striking out Andy Marte, Socolovich surrendered a 3-run home run to former Met, Mike Jacobs.

  • Noah Syndergaard‘s Line: 4 innings pitched (faced 4 batters in the 5th), charged with 6 earned runs on 6 hits (one home run) and 3 walks.  He only faced 20 batters, and threw 84 pitches with 54 (64%) going for strikes.  He struck out 3, and unleashed one wild pitch.

And so, tonight, the 51’s need a victory in order to extend the series to a deciding 5th game.

Game 4: Tonight, 10:05 pm (EST)

For Las Vegas, Logan Verrett will climb the hill at Aces Ballpark, and will be opposed by Charles Brewer.

Pacific Coast League Playoffs:

Game 4 between the Omaha Storm Chasers @ Memphis Redbirds is already in progress (a/o 9:57pm) with Omaha ahead 5-2 through 5 innings.  Omaha leads the series 2-1.

  • Remember Me?  I was selected by the Mets in the 38th round of the 1999 amateur draft.  I debuted, and played 30 games for the Mets in 2005, and actually became quite popular during that short time.  But, I was included in the off-season trade to bring Carlos Delgado to New York from Florida.  I returned to New York, and played 7 games for the Mets in 2010.  This season, I led the Pacific Coast League with 97 RBI.  And for the last 2 games, I’ve been beating on the Mets AAA affiliate with 2 home runs and 7 RBI.  I am Mike Jacobs!