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Mets Daily Prospect Report: 5/25/15, Little to show from solid pitching

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

Colton Plaia
Colton Plaia
Chris McShan

*All results from games played on Saturday, May 24th, 2015

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (27-17)_______________________________________

OKLAHOMA CITY 2, LAS VEGAS 0 (Box)

On a beautiful 73-degree afternoon out at Cashman Field, Mets farmhand Darin Gorski took on Dodgers top pitching prospect Zach Lee. Oklahoma City immediately jumped out to a 1-0 in the 1st thanks to that pesky Brian Burgamy, who singled in a run. The left-hander allowed another run in the 4th, but all in all, was keeping the OKC Dodgers line-up in check. Despite that, Wally Backman elected to pinch hit for him in the bottom of the 5th, after only 69 pitches. With Nelfi Zapata at first, pinch hitter Travis Taijeron, drew a walk, and suddenly the 51s had something cooking. Kyle Johnson, unfortunately, few out to end the inning, wasting the scoring opportunity. In an offense in which Matt Reynolds, T.J. Rivera, and Alex Castellanos are your biggest offensive threats- no offense to those three- you can't afford to waste opportunities. Consequently, the 51s managed only two more hits for the afternoon and ended up getting shutout by Lee and former major leaguers Ramon Troncoso and David Aardsma.

ROSTER ALERT: Middle infielder Danny Muno has been promoted to the Mets. Catcher Johnny Monell has been designated for assignment, and will likely rejoin the 51s.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (24-19)_____________________________________

AKRON 4, BINGHAMTON 2 (Box)

The B-Mets matched a season-low four hits last night against the RubberDucks. For the second night in a row, Akron scored before Binghamton even came to the plate, but their lead was short lived, as Josh Rodriguez belted his eighth home run of the season two batters into the bottom of the 1st, tying the game at one each. Seth Lugo and Mike Clevinger matched zeroes until the 5th, when Lugo allowed a Tony Wolters home run to give the ‘Ducks a 2-1 lead. Two wild pitches later, and a Yandy Diaz single later, Akron put two runs on the board, making it a 4-1 game. Binghamton scored in the 6th, Gilbert Gomez scoring on a wild pitch for the second straight game, but were unable to muster any other kind of offense.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (21-23)_____________________________________

ST. LUCIE 7, DUNEDIN 4 (Box)

One day removed from putting the hurt on the Dunedin Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, the St. Lucie Mets did it again. The bats came out swinging in the 2nd and the 3rd, and St. Lucie plated three runs in each inning. In the 2nd, consecutive singles by Dominic Smith, Maikis De La Cruz, and Amed Rosario loaded the bases for Colton Plaia, who drove in two with a ground ball back up the middle. A Phil Evans force out scored Rosario, giving St. Lucie a 3-0 lead. In the 3rd, St. Lucie loaded the bases up again and the same cast of characters delivered. Rosario drew a bases loaded walk to force in a run and Plaia laced a line drive into center to drive in two more, making it 6-0. St. Lucie scored again in the 5th- surprise, surprise, Colton Plaia drove the runner in, this time as part of a ground ball double play-

Robert Gsellman was in cruise control for most of the game. After allowing a leadoff single to start the game, he scattered only two more hits through six innings. The Jays finally got to him in the 7th, scoring three runs on five hits, most notably RBI singles by Boomer Collins and Derrick Loveless. Kelly Secrest pitched the 8th and gave up another run, making it 7-4, but Akeel Morris tossed a scoreless 9th to end things. The Virgin Islander did make it a little interesting, walking a batter and allowing a hit with two outs, but he reached back and got Alex Hassan to ground out to end the ballgame.

With the win, St. Lucie took the four game series with the Blue Jays affiliate three games to one. They have an off day today, and will return to Tradition Field tomorrow to start a four game set with the Lakeland Flying Tigers.

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (19-24)__________________________________

ROME 5, SAVANNAH 1 (Box)

The Sand Gnats jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the 1st thanks to a John Mora triple and Jean Rodriguez RBI single, but the lead didn't last very long, as the Rome Braves plated two of their own in the bottom of the 2nd, giving Rome a 2-1 lead. While Rome scored another run off of Reyes in the 6th, and two more off of reliever Jimmy Duff, the Sand Gnats were blanked by Caleb Beech and relievers Francisco Gonzalez and Dustin Emmons. Savannah had a few chances to score, but every time they threatened, they got shut down. In the 2nd, Vicente Lupo was thrown out at home by centerfielder Joseph Daris trying to score from second on a Patrick Biondi line drive. In the 5th, the Sand Gnats ran themselves out of another opportunity. Vicente Lupo tried to advance to third from second on a groundball that was hit right back to the pitcher and was thrown out. Moments later, Biondi got caught stealing. In the bottom of the 9th, Savannah showed a little life, putting men on first and second, but were unable to cash in, with Wuilmer Becerra grounding out to end the threat, and the game.

Despite the loss, the Sand Gnats are still have won seven of their last ten games. They return to Historic Grayson Stadium to take on the last place Ashville Tourists.

Star of the Night

Colton Plaia

Goat of the Night

The Binghamton offense