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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 4/23/16: Damn Gilmartin! Back at it again with those strikeouts!

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

Sean Gilmartin
Sean Gilmartin
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*All results from games played on Friday, April 22, 2016

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (6-8)__________________________________


For the first few innings of the ballgame, we had ourselves something you don't see too often in the PCL, a scoreless pitching duel. Sean Gilmartin and Sacramento starter Clayton Blackburn matched each other zero for zero for the first five innings of the game. Ty Kelly started the 6th off with a ground rule double, and moved over to third when Gilmartin laid down a bunt that rolled down the third base line and promptly died, putting runners on the corners. Dilson Herrera dunked a blooper into right that allowed Kelly to score, putting Las Vegas up 1-0. They could have added to their lead, but Matt Reynolds "hit" into a 2-5-3 double play, and after Roger Bernadina walked to load the bases, Travis Taijeron grounded out to end Las Vegas' turn at the plate. In the bottom of the inning, Gilmartin allowed a pair of solo home runs to Mac Williamson and Mitch Delfino to give up the lead. In the bottom of the 8th, Williamson crushed another one 403 feet over the center field wall to make it a 3-1 ballgame. The 51s had a slim chance in the top 9th of the when the Sacramento manager Jose Alguacil pulled Blackburn out of the game after reaching his pitch count of 95 despite 8.1 dominant innings, but Austin Fleet struck out Roger Bernadina and Travis Taijeron grounded out weakly to end the game.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (5-8)____________________________


Having lost four games in a row, the B-Mets needed to get back on track. The team wasted no time, plating a run in the bottom of the 1st on a Dominic Smith double- his fifth extra base hit of the season- that scored Derrik Gibson. In the 4th, Tyler Pill ran into some trouble by loading up the bases, but was able to escape giving up only one. He allowed a second run in the 5th, uncorking a wild pitch to allow second baseman Kody Eaves to score. In the top of the 8th, David Roseboom allowed two more, putting the B-Mets in 4-1 hole. Gibson scored a second run in the bottom of the inning thanks to an error, but the gift run was all Binghamton would be able to muster.

ROSTER ALERT: Infielder Jeff McNeil has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to April 21, with an abdominal injury. Phil Evans has been promoted from the St. Lucie Mets to replace him.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (10-6)_______________________________


Ricky Knapp was a bit hittable, giving up nine hits, and wasn't exactly missing bats, but he was solid enough, inducing groundball after groundball and letting the defense behind him do its job. The right-hander allowed a first inning run on a Pablo Reyes leadoff double, but limited the damage otherwise. St. Lucie tied things up in the 3rd on an Amed Rosario double, and then took the lead in the 4th when Tomas Nido singled to drive in a run and Champ Stuart doubled to drive in two. Knapp handed the ball over to Kevin McGowan in the 7th, and Franklin Pierce alum held down the fort for the final three innings of the ballgame, notching his second save of the season.

ROSTER ALERT: St. Lucie activated infielder Jonathan Johnson from the disabled list

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (9-7)________________________________


With one swing, my guy, David Thompson, erased the 2-0 deficit that the Cola Flies found themselves in. Kevin Canelon scattered only a few hits, but the Drive made them count, and jumped out to an early 2-0 lead thanks to a Kyri Washington RBI single in the 2nd and a Josh Ockimey solo home run in the 4th. In the 6th, with the bases loaded, Thompson stepped to the plate and laced a Dioscar Romero offering into left that scored Tucker Tharp and my second Fireflies guy, Vinny Siena. In the top of the 7th, Jeff Diehl hit a solo home run to right center- his first of the year- to put Columbia up 3-2, but my third Fireflies guy, Johnny Magliozzi, gave the run right back in the bottom of the inning, tying things up once more. The Cola Flies scored a pair of runs in the top of the 9th, and Ty Bashlor was able to keep the Drive off the board, giving Columbia the victory.

Star of the Night

Sean Gilmartin

Goat of the Night

The Las Vegas 51s offense