Originally posted on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 9/6/13
Salt Lake 5, Las Vegas 4 It’s tough to be Robert Carson right now. After surrendering a two-out, walk-off home run in Game One to Salt Lake the night before, he was unable to hold a tie yet again when he allowed the game winning run to cross the plate on a sacrifice fly last night. To be fair, he was hurt by a crucial passed ball in a ninth inning that turned a lead-off single in practically a lead-off double. He was forced to issue two intentional walks in the inning and it was a difficult situation to work around. However, these walk-off losses just plain feel deflating and it’s really hard to bounce back from them. The 51s are now down 2-0 in the series. Kirk Nieuwenhuis led off the game with a home run for the 51s to put them on top early, and after three straight hits plated two runs for Salt Lake in the third, Rylan Sandoval chased home a pair of runs to put the score at 3-2. Salt Lake would tack on two more runs as the game went on — more importantly, one in the bottom of the...
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