Las Vegas 10, Colorado Springs 6
Chris Schwinden held Colorado Springs over the first three innings and the Las Vegas dropped a 10-spot overall on the scoreboard to claim first blood in a four-game series against Colorado Springs.
Zach Lutz got the scoring started early with an RBI single that drove home Reese Havens, and Jamie Hoffman followed that with a ringing double to drive home Lutz and Andrew Brown. The 51s would strike again in the sixth, with Juan Centeno and Juan Lagares providing the fuel with a pair of two RBI hits. Lutz came through once more in the top of the ninth and put the nail in the coffin with a two-run single.
The aforementioned Chris Schwinden was able to pitch into the sixth, which was a stark improvement from his last start, and he was only on the hook for three runs – two of them earned. One of them scored as an inherited runner via Gonzalez Germen, who picked up three outs before being lifted for Sean Henn, the ex-Yankee. Oddly enough, the bright spot for the pitching staff was the newly demoted Greg Burke, who pitched two scoreless innings to close out the game and pick up a save.
Juan Lagares: 1-for-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Zach Lutz: 2-for-5, 3 RBI, 1 R
Jamie Hoffmann: 3-for-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
Juan Centeno: 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 R
Chris Schwinden: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 K
Gonzalez Germen: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 ER, 2 K
Sean Henn: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 ER, 1 K
Greg Burke: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 ER, 1 K