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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/23/14: Mets middle infielders are the tops

Catch up on all of the Mets prospects in yesterday’s minor league action!

Matt Reynolds
Matt Reynolds
Bryan Green

*All results from games played on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (75-60)_______________________________________

LAS VEGAS 8, NEW ORLEANS 7 (Box / 11 innings)

Noah Syndergaard and the 51s got off to a rough start last night, but both rallied to make this a happy recap. Thor allowed five runs on five hits (three line drive doubles and two ground ball singles) in the opening inning, but found his Mjölnir-dropping form for innings two through six. Perhaps his most impressive piece of pitching came in his last frame of work. After singling and scoring in the bottom half of the fifth, Syndergaard took the mound for the sixth and immediately found himself in a bases loaded, no-out jam thanks to an infield hit, a sharp single, and a Matt Reynolds error. With the top of the order coming up, New Orleans seemed poised to blow the game wide open, but Noah struck out leadoff batter Austin Wates swinging, then induced two ground outs to strand all three runners.

Speaking of Matt Reynolds, he had another great day at the plate, even by the high standards he's set this year. The shortstop reached base in all six of his plate appearances. He's now riding a six-game hitting streak that's pushed his OBP over the .400 mark and his slugging percentage over .500.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (79-52)______________________________________


Meanwhile at Binghamton, Dilson Herrera keeps building the case that he should be Matt Reynolds's double play partner next year in Vegas. That is, assuming one, or even both, don't wind up breaking camp with New York (unlikely, of course, but fun to think about). The fine Columbian prospect wore out Akron's pitchers last night, lacing two doubles, lining a single, and lofting a sacrifice fly. He also drew a walk for good measure. Cleanup hitter Jayce Boyd barely took the bat off his shoulder, as he took three free passes in five trips to the plate, but one of the swings he did take ended with a ball sailing over the wall of NYSEG Stadium.

High-A - St. Lucie Mets (30-30 / 70-59)______________________________________

St. Lucie split their doubleheader with Jupiter, losing the regularly scheduled game 1-0 in the day half and wasting a great start from Luis Cessa. They rallied to take make up contest 4-2, however, thanks to Domingo Tapia's best performance of the year. He pitched into the seventh inning for fourth time in twenty starts, only walked one batter, and struck out six (four swinging). Gavin Cecchini also continued the trend of middle infield prospects having perfect days at the plate in the nightcap.

JUPITER 1, ST. LUCIE 0 (Box/Game One)

ST. LUCIE 4, JUPITER 2 (Box/Game Two)

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (38-23 / 82-45)__________________________________


Robert Gsellman didn't have it last night and there must be some kind of noise ordinance on the books in Greenville, because the Sand Gnats bats went quiet after the sixth inning.

Short Season-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (37-29)__________________________________


The Tri-City River Cats let down the people of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy by committing as many errors (four) as they managed hits against Brooklyn pitching. Despite the sloppy D, not one of the seven runs that the Clones scored were of the unearned variety.

Rookie - Kingsport Mets (31-29)__________________________________

BLUEFIELD 8, KINGSPORT 4 (Box/6 innings)

The K-Mets were supposed to play two yesterday on account of Thursday's rain out, but the skies opened up during the sixth inning of game one and washed away that plan. They'll attempt to make up the make up game tonight.

Rookie - Gulf Coast Mets (29-25)__________________________________


Play between the GCL affiliates of the Mets and Nationals was suspended in the bottom of the fourth inning when Mets infielder Manuel Hilario suffered a seizure after a head-to-knee collision with Nats second baseman Younaifred Aguero. Hilario was airlifted to a hospital for a CT scan that thankfully came back normal. The full story is here.

Star of the Night

Matt Reynolds

Goat of the Night

Robert Gsellman