Las Vegas, Nev.— Noah Syndergaard’s dominant performance led the 51s to a 6-1 win over the Aces Wednesday night at Cashman Field.
The top-prospect in the Mets organization limited Reno to one unearned run over seven innings. He allowed just four hits and struck out seven.
Each team plated their first run in the third inning. Didi Gregorius helped the Aces grab a 1-0 lead with a run-scoring fielder’s choice. In the 51s half of the third, Juan Lagares came around to score on a wild pitch to even the game at 1-1.
The tight contest was decided late when the 51s plated five runs in the seventh inning, all charged to lefty Eury De La Rosa. The first seven batters reached for the 51s in the frame as De La Rosa allowed a pair of hits, walked two and also hit a batter.
Newcomer Lucas Harrell tossed four innings in his Aces debut, but battled control issues. He walked six batters and struck out seven. Harrell was recently acquired by the Diamondbacks in a trade with Houston and assigned to Reno.
The Aces issued a season-high ten walks and hit three batters. De La Rosa was charged with five runs (three earned) and was tagged with the loss. Syndergaard earned the win, his fourth of the year.
Reno will try again for a series win Thursday night in the finale. Right-hander Charles Brewer (2-3, 4.67) starts for the Aces against 51s right-hander Jacob deGrom (3-0, 1.93). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.