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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 9/7/15: A terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for Mets affiliates

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

Akeel MOrris
Akeel MOrris
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*All results from games played on Sunday, September 6, 2015

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (77-66)_______________________________________

TACOMA 6, LAS VEGAS 3 (Box)

Coming into the game, the 51s needed to keep pace with the streaking El Paso Chihuahuas in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. Earlier in the day, El Paso beat the Reno Aces, so a victory was necessary for Wally Backman and his ailing club.

Things didn't start off well, as Tacoma took the lead in the third when former Yankee Jesus Montero drove in a run. The 51s shook it off, and plated two runs in the fourth off of another former Yankee, Chien-Ming Wang, thanks to back-to-back-to-back hits by Travis Taijeron, Brandon Allen, and Matt Reynolds. Logan Verrett was unable to hold the narrow lead, and things imploded in the sixth. Three consecutive one-out singles loaded the bases, bringing Ji-Man Choi to the plate. Choi hit a line drive into the outfield that Kyle Johnson failed to catch, clearing the bases. To make matters worse, Matt Reynolds flubbed the relay throw to home, giving Choi a little league home run and Tacoma a 6-2 lead. Brandon Allen made it a 6-3 game with a sac fly in the bottom of the sixth, but that would be all they would be able to score, despite ten hits and two walks on the night.

And just like that, Wally Backman's 51s, who had been leading their division by a comfortable margin for most of the season, missed out on the playoffs.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (76-63)_____________________________________

ALTOONA 4, BINGHAMTON 1 (Box)

Before the game, Binghamton manager Pedro Lopez was inducted into the Binghamton Baseball Shrine. Since taking over for Wally Backman in 2012, Lopez has compiled a 312-252 record, becoming the most winning manager in Binghamton Mets history. Before the 2015 season began, Amazin' Avenue's Chris McShane sat down with Lopez to discuss his philosophy as a coach.

The game, unfortunately, did not get off to an auspicious start for Lopez and his club. Shortstop Adam Frazier jumped Gabriel Ynoa's second pitch of the game for a home run over the right field wall. He did settle down though, allowing only more run through six total innings. The B-Mets finally got on the board in the sixth, when L.J. Mazzilli led off the inning with a double. The rehabbing Lucas Duda followed him to the plate and hit a comebacker that deflected off of second baseman Erich Weiss into center field, allowing Little Maz to scamper home. With their lead cut to one run, Altoona added insurance runs in the seventh, scoring two runs off of the normally dependable Josh Smoker. The bullpen kept the team in the game afterwards, with Akeel Morris allowing a walk but striking out the side and Jon Velasquez allowing an inconsequential hit, but the offense was kept silent by Jhondaniel Medina, who notched his twelfth save and helped secure the Curve's first playoff berth since 2010.

ROSTER ALERT:

SS Gavin Cecchini has been placed on the disabled list

SS Amed Rosario assigned to Binghamton Mets from St. Lucie Mets

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (68-70 / 33-35)_____________________________________

BRADENTON 6, ST. LUCIE 2 (Box)

The Bradenton Marauders rallied to defeat St. Lucie at Tradition Field in the final game of the 2015 season. Bradenton scored first, plating a run in the top of the 3rd off of reliever Kyle Regnault, who got the start for St. Lucie. Matt Oberste tied things up at 1-1 with an RBI single in the bottom of the inning that scored the speedy Champ Stuart, and a Colton Plaia RBI single put the Mets ahead one inning later. In the fifth, in his second inning of work, Kelly Secrest let things get out of hand, giving up five runs. David Roseboom was forced to bail him out, but not before the bespectacled lefty allowed an inherited runner to score. St. Lucie got men in scoring position in the sixth and seventh innings, but were unable to cash in.

With the loss, St. Lucie finished their season with a 68-70 record, going 35-35 in the first half and 33-35 in the second half, with two games against Brevard County in July being cancelled because of rain.

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (83-53 / 44-22)__________________________________

GREENVILLE 5, SAVANNAH 4 (Box)

Casey Delgado gave up three runs in the first inning, and a fourth in the fourth, but the Sand Gnats rallied in the fifth inning to tie the game up 4-4. With two outs and John Mora and Jean Rodriguez at third and second, respectively, Vicente Lupo lined a double into right to plate the lead runner. Joe Tuschak with a two-out double of his own, scoring Rodriguez. Jonathan Johnson broke up the doubles combo, but was still effective, lacing a single into right that plated both runners, tying the game.

Greenville responded quickly, scoring a fifth run off of Delgado in the bottom of the sixth. Savannah, on the other hand, had no answer to reliever Jamie Callahan, who mowed them down for four plus innings. Callahan allowed a single hit and a walk en route to striking out eight.

SS-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (33-42)_______________________________________

STATEN ISLAND 4, BROOKLYN 2 / 10 (Box)

In the penultimate game of the 2015, the Cyclones lost to their Staten Island rivals in extra innings, a snapshot of a season that saw them get off to a hot start only to let it slip away in the end. Raul Jacobson pitched very well, holding the Yankees to a single run over his seven innings of work. The Staten Island starter, Kolton Mahoney, was even better, and held the Cyclones off the board completely over his seven. When Mahoney departed and the Yankees went to their bullpen, Brooklyn finally was able to get a run across. In the bottom of the eighth, Manuel Hilario doubled in Jose Garcia against reliever Josh Roeder, tying things up at 1-1. Corey Taylor was called to pitch in the ninth, and he served up a home run to the first batter he faced, giving Staten Island a 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the ninth. Brooklyn showed some pluck in the bottom of the inning and were able to tie things back up when Desmond Lindsay hit a single back up the originator, scoring Enmanuel Zabala.

P.J. Conlon pitched the tenth, and the house of cards that he built eventually came crashing down when Pedro Perez botched a throw. With two outs and the bases loaded- intentionally- Yankees first baseman Ryan Krill hit a groundball to third. Perez fielded the ball, but his throw was bad and got past the 6'7" Zach Mathieu, allowing a pair of runs to score. Brooklyn came up to bat in the bottom of the inning but went meekly into the afternoon.

ROSTER ALERT:

RHP Gaby Almonte assigned to Brooklyn Cyclones from Savannah Sand Gnats

Rookie - Kingsport Mets (40-28)__________________________

NO GAME (SEASON OVER)

FINAL STATS

Rookie - GCL Mets (27-32)__________________________

NO GAME (SEASON OVER)

FINAL STATS

Star of the Night

Akeel Morris

Goat of the Night

Pedro Perez