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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/21/15: Matz looking good

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

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

*All results from games played on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (68-58)_______________________________________


AAAA Mets had their hands all over this one, for better or worse.  Dillon Gee gave up a run and an extra-base hit in each of the first two innings, but settled down to scatter 4 hits over the next five scoreless innings for one of his best starts since being DFA'd.  The 51s came back to take a 4-2 lead with three in the seventh, as Kirk Nieuwenhuis drove in the go-ahead runs with a two-out two-run double.  Vic Black came on for the save in the ninth, and instead got smacked around for three runs and the loss.  The 51s are now a half-game behind El Paso for the division lead.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (65-54)_____________________________________

RICHMOND at BINGHAMTON—Cancelled due to rain (Will not be made up)

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (62-61 /27-26)_____________________________________


The big news here was Steven Matz making his second rehab start and lengthening out to 41 pitches (25 strikes).  His fastball ranged from 91 to 94 MPH, and he mixed in five curves and five change-ups.  A report from The Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin has Matz's next start as Tuesday for the B-Mets with an aim of 60 pitches.  This has yet to be confirmed by the team, allowing us to baselessly speculate in the meantime.  It had been previously reported that Matz needs to get to 90 pitches before returning to the parent club, which would in turn set the stage for the triumphant return of Grampa Matz to public consciousness.   Meanwhile, St. Lucie scored all their runs in the first three innings to chase Palm Beach's starter to the showers early.

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (73-48 / 34-17)__________________________________


Not one to be intimidated by the Intimidators, the Sand Gnats exploded for four runs in the third on their way to their sixteenth straight win.

  • 2B Jonathan Johnson: 1-4, R, 2B
  • SS Luis Guillorme: 3-4, R, 2B, 3 RBI—Has at least one hit in 15 of his last 16 starts, average up to .312
  • RF Wuilmer Becerra: 3-4, R, 2 RBI, SB (14) —The Dickey throw-in is now up to .304/.356/.453 on the season
  • 3B Eudor Garcia: 1-4, RBI
  • 1B Michael Katz: 0-4, 2 K
  • DH Jean Rodriguez: 0-4
  • CF Patrick Biondi: 1-4, 2 K
  • Tomas Nido: 1-4, R, 2B, 2 K, E
  • LF Oswald Caraballo: 1-3, 2 R, K
  • Casey Delgado: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
  • Paul Paez: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
  • Luis Mateo: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
  • SS-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (27-30)_______________________________________

    BROOKLYN 4, LOWELL 3 (Box)

    Down 2-0 in the ninth, the Cyclones rallied to tie and send it to extras.  Lowell pushed across a run in the 11th, but couldn't retire a single Brooklyn batter in the bottom half, and Pedro Perez now knows what it feels like to have a walk-off HBP.  Probably kind of happy but weird, like when a sibling marries your best friend.  Only one of these situations probably could get a movie made about it though.

    Rookie - Kingsport Mets (30-25)__________________________


    • LF Kevin Kaczmarski: 2-4, 2 R, 3B (4), 2 RBI, BB, SB (17)—This year's ninth round selection out of Evansville has hit safely in 15 of last 17 games on the way to his batting average high-water mark of .354
    • 2B Luis Carpio: 2-4, 2 RBI, K, E (6), CS (5)
    • 1B Dash Winningham: 1-4, BB, K
    • Patrick Mazeika: 2-5, 2 R, 2B (25)—11-game hit streak, hit safely in 21 of last 22 games, raking to a season-high .368 AVG
    • 3B Luis Ortega: 0-5, E(8)
    • SS Milton Ramos: 1-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, K
    • CF Ivan Wilson: 1-4, BB, K
    • RF Arnaldo Berrios: 3-5, R, 2 2B
    • DH Dale Burdick: 0-3, R, RBI, BB, K
    • Thomas McIlraith: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K—20th round selection has won 4 of 5 decisions with a 2.05 ERA, but low K / BB rate (1.28), low BABIP (.250) and a 4.70 FIP temper those numbers
    • Seth Davis: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K


    Rookie - GCL Mets (25-26)__________________________

    GCL Nats 4, GCL METS 3 (Box)

    Alejandro Castro surrendered a two-out, two-run hit in the ninth as the Mets blew a 3-1 lead in the last inning.  To add to the frustration, they left 10 men on base and went 2-for-16 with RISP.

    Stars of the Night

    Luis Guillorme / Wuilmer Becerra

    Goat of the Night

    Vic Black