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Mets Daily Prospect Report: 4/16/15, Thank goodness for St. Lucie

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

Michael Conforto
Michael Conforto
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*All results from games played on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (3-4)_______________________________________


The 51s had plenty of chances in the early going, but were unable to drive in any runs in the early on. In the 1st, Danny Muno stole second but was thrown out trying to steal third- unfortunate since Matt Reynolds' single would have driven him in. In the 2nd, Kevin Plawecki led off the inning with a triple, but was stranded after Braulio Lara struck out Brandon Allen, Travis Taijeron, and Kyle Johnson back-to-back-to-back. In the 3rd, Alex Castellanos left Dilson Herrera on third and Reynolds on second. The River Cats offense was just as inept early on, though. In the 1st, Matt Bowman allowed three consecutive singles to load the bases, but was able to induce a 1-2-3 double play to end the threat.

Sacramento took the lead in the bottom of the 4th on a Jarrett Parker two-run homer run, but the 51s scored two of their own in the top of the 5th, evening the score once again. In the top of the 6th, they scored again and took a 3-2 lead, but it wouldn't last long. In the bottom of the inning, Bowman allowed the tying run to score, and Scott Rice allowed the go-ahead run to score. Chase Bradford and Zach Thornton held the River Cats scoreless over the final two-plus innings, but Las Vegas went out weakly into the Sacramento afternoon.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (4-3)_____________________________________


The B-Mets managed nine hits off Erie starter Derek Hankins and relievers Brennan Smith and Guido Knudson but few were timely hits, as the team left seven men on base and were 1-9 with men in scoring position. They faced an uphill battle from the beginning, as starter Matt Koch loaded the bases four batters into the game. Right fielder Jeff McVaney drove in two with an RBI single, but Koch managed to wiggle out of the inning without allowing further damage. Gavin Cecchini continued his hot start to the season by lining a single into right, driving in Dustin Lawley for Binghamton's first- and only- run. Eric would quickly get that run back in the 3rd thanks to a home run by Dean Green, his second in as many days. After back-to-back singles in the 5th, Koch was removed from the game and replaced by Domingo Tapia. He proceeded to walk two batters and hit another, forcing in two runs. The SeaWolves held onto their 5-1 lead, and won the rubber game of the series.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (4-3)_____________________________________


What an evening for the St. Lucie Mets. In front of a crowd of 5,915 at Holman Field in Historic Dodgertown on Jackie Robinson Day, they absolutely clobbered Brevard County, mostly in part to an eight-run 2nd inning. Coming into the game the Manatees held St. Lucie to one run and five hits in the first two games of the series, but not this night. Eleven men came to bat in the 2nd, with Michael Conforto doing the most damage, slugging a grand slam over the left centerfield wall. Victor Cruzado had an RBI single that inning, Jeff McNeil an RBI walk, and Jhoan Urena a two-RBI double. Every batter for St. Lucie got on base at least once, with Champ Stuart leading the charge, getting on base all five times he came to the plate.

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (2-4)__________________________________


Star of the Night

Michael Conforto

Goat of the Night

Domingo Tapia