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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 5/31/15: Gsellman and Conforto debut for Binghamton, Dominic Smith walks off for St. Lucie

Robert Gsellman took the loss in his Double-A debut while Michael Conforto reached base three times in his first appearance for Binghamton. St. Lucie won 4-2 in extras, thanks to a walk-off home run from Dominic Smith.

*All results from games played on Saturday, May 30, 2015

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (29-21)_______________________________________


Las Vegas starter Duane Below was seeking his third consecutive complete game victory, but Nashville spoiled that and sent the 51s to their fourth straight loss. Below performed well enough to win, allowing just two runs on six hits over six innings, but the 51s offense provided little support, going 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Their only run came courtesy of a Matt Reynolds sacrifice fly in the third inning that scored Cory Vaughn. Recently promoted Jayce Boyd collected his first two hits at Triple-A.

  • SS Matt Reynolds: 0-4, RBI, K
  • DH Jayce Boyd: 2-3, BB
  • 3B Wilfredo Tovar: 0-4, 2 K
  • 2B T.J. Rivera: 0-4
  • RF Travis Taijeron: 1-3, 2B, BB, K
  • CF Cory Vaughn: 1-3, R, K

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (25-24)_____________________________________


Michael Conforto and Robert Gsellman made their Binghamton debuts after being promoted from St. Lucie earlier in the week. Things were not pretty for Gsellman. After dominating at High-A (6-0, 1.76 ERA in eight starts), Gsellman was roughed up for six earned runs on eight hits in just four innings of work. Conforto fared far better, reaching base via the walk in his first three at bats. He finished the night 0-for-2 after grounding out in the seventh and striking out to end the game.

Bobby Parnell also had a disastrous evening in his fourth rehab appearance for the B-Mets. Parnell faced eight batters and recorded just one out, allowing five runs on five hits and two walks.

  • LF Michael Conforto: 0-2, 3 BB, K
  • SS Gavin Cecchini: 3-4, 2 RBI, BB
  • RF Eudy Pina: 1-5, R, 3B, RBI, K
  • RHP Robert Gsellman: 4 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
  • RHP Matt Koch: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER
  • *REHAB ALERT* Bobby Parnell: 0.1 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 2 BB

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (24-25)_____________________________________


Dominic Smith picked the ideal moment to launch his first home run of the season as his 11th-inning, walk-off blast propelled St. Lucie to a victory over Fort Myers. Smith has been on fire since May 7, when he was batting just .143. Since then, he has hit safely in 18 of 20 games, raising his average to .248. The extra-innings homer extended his current hitting streak to twelve games.

Matt Oberste was responsible for St. Lucie's two other runs thanks to a two-run homer, his third of the year, in the second inning. John Gant pitched well and picked up the win after being demoted from Binghamton. He fanned eight over six innings, allowing just one run on three hits.

  • DH Matt Oberste: 2-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI
  • SS Amed Rosario: 2-4, R, 2B, SB
  • 1B Dominic Smith: 1-5, R, HR, 2 RBI, K
  • OF Phillip Evans: 2-4, 2B
  • CF Champ Stuart: 0-4, BB, 3 K
  • 3B Jeff McNeil: 1-5, K
  • RHP John Gant: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (24-25)__________________________________


Jon Leroux hit a two-run homer and Eudor Garcia went 3-for-4 and stole home as part of a double steal, backing a solid start by Scarlyn Reyes in the Sand Gnats' 6-1 win over Charleston. Reyes went six innings, striking out six while permitting just an earned run on four hits and a walk.

Wuilmer Becerra, Luis Guillorme and Tomas Nido each collected two hits in Savannah's fifth straight victory.

  • RF Wuilmer Becerra: 2-4, 2 R
  • SS Luis Guillorme: 2-5, R, SB
  • 3B Eudor Garcia: 3-4, RBI, SB
  • C Tomas Nido: 2-3, RBI
  • CF John Mora: 1-2, R, RBI, BB

Star of the Night

Dominic Smith. The former first round pick is hot like wasabi at the plate right now.

Goat of the Night

Bobby Parnell. Not a prospect, but earned goat status with his putrid performance.