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Mets Daily Prospect Report: 4/19/15, Syndergaard struggles, Conforto homers again

Noah Syndergaard's second start resulted in an early exit after five walks, but Las Vegas still won easily. Michael Conforto continues to impress with his third home run of the young season in a St. Lucie victory.

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*All results from games played on Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (5-5)_______________________________________


The 51s offense exploded for 17 runs, 10 of them coming in the seventh inning alone, to dismantle Fresno in top prospect Noah Syndergaard's second start of the season. Syndergaard was unable to benefit from the offensive outburst as five walks inflated his pitch count early and he left the game after just three and two-thirds innings pitched,

Right fielder Travis Taijeron paced the offense with two home runs and five RBI. Kevin Plawecki busted out of his early-season slump by cracking two doubles and driving in five runs. Matt Reynolds went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI. Dilson Herrera added three hits and scored three times in the rout.

Hansel Robles pitched two perfect innings in relief, striking out four in the process. Scott Rice picked up the victory in relief with an inning and a third of scoreless ball with two strikeouts.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (6-4)_____________________________________


Binghamton fell to Harrisburg, 7-5, Saturday afternoon as Domingo Tapia's transition to a relief role continued to be a rocky one. Things started well with Luis Cessa tossing four innings, allowing just an unearned run on four hits. He struck out four, walked one, and exited after 84 pitches. Cessa hasn't allowed an earned run in 11 innings so far this season.

Tapia entered in the fifth and retired the first two batters. He proceeded to walk the next four batters and then gave up a bases-clearing double to Rick Hague that put Binghamton in a 5-1 hole. His day was done at that point. In three relief appearances, Tapia has allowed eight earned runs on eights hits and eight walks. He has also hit two batters and sports a 43.20 ERA over 1.2 innings.

Run-scoring hits from Brandon Nimmo, Jayce Boyd, and Albert Cordero in the fifth and sixth innings brought the Mets even at 5-5, but they fell behind again in the top of the ninth when Chase Hutchingson gave up a two-run single to Pedro Severino. The Mets put two runners on in the bottom of the ninth with one out, but Nimmo and Boyd both struck out to end the game.

Continuing to rehab his sore right shoulder, Vic Black threw a scoreless seventh, allowing a lead-off double before setting down the next three batters in order.

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (3-6)__________________________________


Savannah wasted a strong start from Casey Meisner as Charleston rallied with four runs in the eighth inning off of Sand Gnat relievers Alberto Baldanado and Cameron Griffin. Meisner fanned eight Charleston batters over six innings and left the game with a 2-1 lead only to witness the bullpen collapse by allowing five runs over the final three frames.

  • CF John Mora: 1-3, R, 2 BB, 2 K
  • LF Vicente Lupo: 1-3, R, K
  • SS Luis Guillorme: 0-3, BB, K
  • C Tyler Moore: 0-4, 3 K
  • DH Tomas Nido: 1-4, R, 2 K
  • RHP Casey Meisner: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 8 K, 2 BB
  • LHP Alberto Baldonado: 1.2 IP, L, 1 H, 2 ER, 3 K, 1 BB

  • Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (6-4)_____________________________________

    ST. LUCIE 7, FORT MYERS 5 (Box)

    Home runs off the bats of Michael Conforto and Matt Oberste paced St. Lucie to a 7-5 win over the Fort Myers Miracle Saturday night.

    Jeff McNeil got St. Lucie on the board in the first inning with an RBI single scoring Victor Cruzado. Conforto smashed his third homer of the young season, a solo shot, in the fourth inning that put the Mets ahead 2-1. Oberste launched a three-run shot as part of a four-run fifth inning that put St. Lucie ahead to stay.

    Akeel Morris struck out four over the final two innings to pick up his second save of the year.

    Star of the Night

    Travis Taijeron

    Goat of the Night

    Domingo Tapia