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51s offense comes to life, but not enough to overcome Colorado Springs


Christopher DeVargas

Las Vegas 51’s mascot Cosmo takes the field, Friday April 12, 2013.

Las Vegas 51' s Home Opening Game

Baseball fans enter Cashman Field during the opening game for the Las Vegas 51's against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Friday April 12, 2013. Launch slideshow »

The Las Vegas 51s offense came back to life Saturday against the Colorado Sky Sox, but unfortunately for the 51s, the Sky Sox’ offense didn’t take the night off, either.

The two teams combined for 30 hits, including 15 extra-base hits as the Sky Sox took the second game of the four-game series 11-6 Saturday in front of 5,848 fans at Cashman Field.

Josh Satin got back on track, going 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI. Travis d’Arnaud went 2-for-5 with two doubles that were just inches short of clearing the fence and two RBI.

But after starting the season 3-0, the 51s (5-5) have gone 2-4 in their last six games, losing their last two at home.

The 51s had an excellent chance to shift momentum in their favor in the bottom of the seventh inning, down two runs. Las Vegas opened by loading the bases with zero outs, but it was unable to generate any runs after a pair of shallow flys and a strikeout to end the threat.

The 51s spent most of the game fighting to get back into the game after a turbulent start to the game.

Las Vegas starter Darin Gorski (0-1) struggled out of the blocks, going just two innings. He allowed five runs on six hits with no strikeouts before being pulled in favor of Gonzalez Germen.

Despite spotting the Sky Sox (5-3) five early runs, the 51s cut into the lead with a three-run third, led by some timely hitting.

The Sky Sox added two more runs in the fourth, but the 51s responded with three-run fifth inning capped off by a pair of extra base hits by d’Arnaud and Satin.

D’Arnaud tagged a shot that looked like it would clear the fence, but it fell a little short and bounced off of the wall for a double. He didn’t say on base too long as, Satin blasted his fourth home run of the season with a two-run shot to left field, which cut the Sky Sox lead to one.

D.J. LeMahieu led Colorado Springs, going 3-for-4 with four runs scored and two doubles.

Drew Pomeranz took the win on the hill for the Sky Sox. He went five innings, allowing six runs on nine hits with four strikeouts.

The 51s and Sky Sox are set to play the third of their four-game set noon Sunday at Cashman Field. Fans who attend the game will receive as 51s soccer scarf.

Zack Wheeler is expected to take the hill for the 51s.

The 51s also honored Nicole Smith, their 10 millionth fan. Smith received a set of four season tickets with parking, $100 dollars in concessions and a 51s and Mets gift bag.

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