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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/22/15: Learning to SAMBA

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

Matt Bowman
Matt Bowman
Chris McShane

*All results from games played on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (56-41)_______________________________________


How about some good news for SAMBA for a change? Matt Bowman has had relatively few bright spots this season, but last night's game has got to be one of them. The fringy right-hander tossed a complete game shutout, the first in his professional career. Bowman gave up two singles (Tyler White and Matt Duffy), and walked three (Tony Kemp, Jonathan Villar, and Domingo Santana).

On the offensive side of things, Brooks Conrad was a house afire. In the bottom of the second, he doubled. In the bottom of the fourth, he hit his sixth home run of the season, a solo shot over the right field wall. In the bottom of the sixth, he tripled into right, plating a second run in the process. He came up to the plate in the bottom of the eighth, needing a single to complete the cycle. He Baltimore chopped Tyson Perez' eighth pitch over the head of first baseman Tyler White into right. Not even hesitating on the moral quandary he found himself in, Conrad forwent hitting for the cycle so he could take second and turn that hit into a double. How grissiony.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (52-43)_____________________________________


Wanting to impress known visor guy Jeff Paternostro, Gabriel Ynoa logged yet another strong start. He gave up five hits and walked one, allowing just one run to score. The Binghamton offense, on the other hand, was on point- Michael Conforto took an 0-fer, and the team still logged ten hits. The team scored three runs in the first, highlighted by a Brandon Nimmo triple, and one more in the fourth, on a Gavin Cecchini double.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (48-46 /13-11)_____________________________________


What's worse: getting shutout or being blown out? "Why not both?" St. Lucie said last night! Not only did they get blanked, managing only five base runners in total- a walk and a single by Phil Evans and two singles and a HBP by the little engine that could, Jeff McNeil - but Kevin McGowan had the worst start of his professional career, allowing twelve runs in three-plus innings.

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (49-45 / 10-14)__________________________________


SS-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (18-12)_______________________________________


The Cyclones built up a 3-0 lead through the beginning of the game, but Chris Flexen wasn't able to hold it, giving up three runs in the sixth to tie things up. In the eighth, Flexen allowed a double and was shortly relieved by Johnny Magliozzi. The former Cyclones closer promptly allowed a soft liner into left that scored the runner, giving the Black Bears the lead. A few batters later, he allowed a second run to cross the plate, giving West Virginia a little breathing room. Brooklyn put the tying and winning run on base with two out in the ninth, but as he is wont to do, Zach Mathieu struck out to end the ballgame.

Rookie - Kingsport Mets (13-13)__________________________


Kingsport took game one of their mid-week series with the Pulaski Yankees, returning to .500 in the process. After Dale Burdick and Dash Winningham got on base in the bottom of the first, Patrick Mazeika drove both in with a double to give Kingsport an early 2-0 lead. Pulaski tied it up in the top of the sixth, but Kingsport retook the lead in the bottom of the inning thanks to an Arnaldo Berrios RBI single and a fielding error by Gosuke Katoh that allowed two to score.

Rookie - GCL Mets (15-11)__________________________


Star of the Night

Matt Bowman

Goat of the Night

Kevin McGowan