Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 10:28 p.m.
The Las Vegas 51s were defeated 8-5 today by visiting El Paso at Cashman Field in the first game of a four-game Pacific Coast League series, dropping consecutive games for the initial time this season.
Las Vegas (12-5) starter Noah Syndergaard, who is widely considered the New York Mets’ top prospect, was roughed up for six runs (four earned) in four innings. El Paso scored three runs in each the first and third innings, and never trailed.
The 51s had a chance to get back into the game in the eighth inning, loading the bases with just one out and trailing by four runs. However, they managed just one run, a fielder’s choice RBI from Eric Campbell.
Catcher Taylor Teagarden homered for the second straight game for Las Vegas, and Wilmer Flores went 2 for 4. The 51s stole five bases, including two from outfielder Anthony Seratelli.
Friday, the 51s had a six-game winning streak snapped with an extra innings loss at Reno.
The series with El Paso continues at 12:05 p.m. Sunday.