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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/16/16: Happy 21st birthday, Dom Smith

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

Dom Smith
Dom Smith
Chris McShane

*All results from games played on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (33-32)__________________________________

RENO 16, LAS VEGAS 10 (Box)

The 51s pitching staff did their best impersonation of a pitching machine, as the Reno Aces scored 16 runs on 15 hits and scored in six straight innings. Rafael Montero needed 85 pitches to get through 3.2 innings and was charged with seven earned runs on eight hits while walking three batters. He has given up four or more earned runs in four straight starts and now sports a 5.82 ERA. It was a good offensive night for Las Vegas, however. Brandon Nimmo collected two hits and now has a nine-game hitting streak, including six multiple-hit games in that span. His season average is up to .333. Travis Taijeron cranked his tenth home run of the season in the loss.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (27-36)_____________________________


The Mets lost their third straight game and haven't scored more than two runs in seven consecutive games. Richmond scored four unearned runs in the third inning and that proved to be more than enough for the Flying Squirrels. Binghamton did have a chance to come back in this game in the seventh inning with two on and one out, but pinch-hitter Victor Cruzado grounded into an inning-ending double play. In the eighth inning, the Mets had two runners on with two outs and Colton Plaia grounded out. To celebrate his twenty-first birthday, Dom Smith had a two-run single in the sixth inning. Tyler Pill is now winless in six straight starts.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (33-31)_____________________________

ST. LUCIE 2, TAMPA 1 (Box)

St. Lucie held off a late rally from the Tampa Yankees to win their second straight. Tampa scored a run in the bottom of the ninth off closer Corey Taylor and had the tying run 90 feet away with two outs, but Taylor buckled down and got out of the jam. The story in this one was starter Corey Oswalt, who spun eight brilliant innings while striking out seven. Rehabbing Travis d'Arnaud gave the Mets a 2-0 lead with a two-out single that would prove to be the difference in the ballgame. The Mets finished off their nine-game road trip with a 7-2 record.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (34-32)______________________________


It was a scoreless game until Columbia scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning. All three runs scored on the same play where Dash Winningham chopped a routine ground ball to first with the bases loaded and the first baseman threw it to the backstop, which allowed two runs to score. The catcher's throw to the third baseman covering home plate was kicked away, permitting a third run to score. The Braves tied things up in the eighth inning, but the Fireflies came right back. The inning led off with a Patrick Mazeika walk and a bunt and a ground ball moved him over to third with two outs. Jeff Diehl then singled to right to score the go-ahead run. Starter Chase Ingram pitched 7.2 innings of one-run ball with six punchouts. Alex Palsha is 10-for-10 in save opportunities this year.

Star of the Night

Corey Oswalt

Goat of the Night

51s Pitching Staff (Except Jeff Walters)