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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 4/30/16: The Force is strong with these teams

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

Rafael Montero
Rafael Montero
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*All results from games played on Friday, April 29, 2016

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (10-10)__________________________________


On Star Wars Night, the Rainiers sufferered their most lopsided defeat in a conflict between two sides since the Galactic Empire was felled by an organized alliance of rag-tag rebels. Rafael Montero didn't have his best stuff, as he had a bit of trouble throwing strikes at times and was a bit hittable, but the Las Vegas offense bailed him out, much like Han Solo bailed out Luke Skywalker in the Death Star trench. The 51s offense had no regard for Tacoma's pitchers, much like Disney has no regard for continuity (long live the Expanded Universe). They scored four runs in the bottom of the first and seven runs in the bottom of the second, and when all was said and done, scored more than Lando Calrissian with a loaded deck at the Cloud City Sabacc Tournament. Suffice to say, 51s butchered the Rainiers worse than George Lucas writing dialogue.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (10-9)____________________________


The B-Mets came into Northeast Delta Dental Stadium riding a modest three-game winning streak, and thanks to some timely hits and a strong pitching performance by Rainy Lara, Binghamton made it four in a row. The B-Mets got on the board early, with Dom Smith scraping an 86 MPH fastball over the left field fence 326 feet from home plate for a two-run home run. Niuman Romero added a run in the third, and Matt Oberste added one in the fifth, giving Binghamton a comfortable cushion. The only blip on Rainy Lara's performance on the night was a solo home run he gave up to first baseman Rowdy Tellez in the bottom of the fifth. Beck Wheeler took over for Lara in the eighth tossed two scoreless innings for his second save, scattering a hit and allowing a walk while striking out three. The two combined hits marked the 26th two-hitter in Binghamton Mets history.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (13-9)_______________________________


Rickey Knapp gave up a few runs early, but settled down to turn in a quality start. The St. Lucie offense, unfortunatley, was not able to capitalize and dropped the first game of their three-game set against the Palm Beach Cardinals. The only run that St. Lucie was able to manage came in the bottom of the seventh, when Wuilmer Becerra singled back up the middle to drive in Kevin Taylor. Cardinals starter Matt Pearce kept them off balance all evening, not allowing a hit until the fifth. Double plays really hurt St. Lucie, as the team hit into three of them, two of which came in the eighth and ninth, when the runner at the plate represented the tying run.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (13-9)________________________________


The Fireflies jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in their series opener against the Intimidators. Ryan Riga, the Kannapolis starter, lost control in the second, allowing Colombia to set the tone of the game by scoring four runs. They continued piling on, adding runs in the third, fourth, and seventh innings. The Intimidators, on the other hand, were unable to get much going against Kevin Canelon. The lefty from Venezuela scattered six hits over six innings, allowing only a pair of runs in the fourth. Craig Missigman and Nicco Blank spotted him, putting up zeroes in the final three frames.

  • 3B J.C. Rodriguez: 1-4, R, RBI, K

  • 2B Vinny Siena: 0-4, 3 K; With his 0-fer, Vinny Siena had his season-long, 22-game on-base streak snapped

  • DH David Thompson: 1-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K; With 27 RBI in 22 games, Thompson has the 4th most RBI in every professional baseball league in the world. Only four CPBL players have more

  • 1B Jeff Diehl: 2-2, 2 R, HR (3), 2 RBI, BB; Every time I do a recap, Diehl hits a home run

  • RF Joe Tuschak: 0-2, R, 2 BB

  • SS Milton Ramos: 1-4, R, RBI, K, E (5)

  • CF Ivan Wilson: 0-3, R, BB, 2 K

  • C Jose Garcia: 2-4, R, K

  • LF Vicente Lupo: 2-3, R, 3B, 3 RBI, BB, CS (1)

  • LHP Kevin Canelon: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

  • RHP Craig Missigman: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

  • RHP Nicco Blank: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Star of the Night

Rainy Lara

Goat of the Night