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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/17/16: Going to Church

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

Andrew Church
Andrew Church
Chris McShane

*All results from games played on Saturday, July 16, 2016

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (48-44)__________________________________

LAS VEGAS 11, IOWA 5 (Box)

Rob Gsellman had another so-so start at Triple-A since returning from the disabled list, but the offense bailed him out with three homers. The offense logged thirteen hits in total, with Johnny Monell, Travis Taijeron, and Eric Campbell going yard.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (41-50)____________________________


Binghamton lost their 50th game of the season last night, the quickest to that mark in a few years. In the top of the first, Pat Valaika hit a home run off of Josh Zeidto put Hartford up 1-0, but Binghamton tied things in the bottom half when Dom Smith hit a double that scored Phil Evans. Zeid lost control in the third, as the Yard Goats sent nine men to the plate, scoring three runs on three hits and three walks. Victor Cruzado hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth to cut the deficit to 4-2, and the B-Mets brought the tying run to the plate but Matt Oberste flew out to end the game

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (48-41 / 13-9)_______________________________

ST. LUCIE 7, DAYTONA 0 / 7 (Box)

St. Lucie shut out the Daytona Tortugas thanks to a strong effort by Chris Flexen, two important outs by Paul Paz, and a little help from mother nature. The game was called in the seventh inning due to rain, but by then, Flexen had already put in yeoman's work with six scoreless innings. Tejay Antone, the Daytona starter, did not have his best stuff, and the St. Lucie offense made him pay to the tune of seven runs, four of which were earned, over four-plus innings. Jhoan Urena, who had absolutely cratered in April and May but began showing signs of life in June, hit his sixth home run of the season, and upped his batting line to a healthy  .278/.325/.500 in eleven games in July.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (42-51 / 6-17)________________________________


After getting shutout themselves, the Fireflies shut out the Rome Braves thanks to a herculean effort by Andrew Church, who struck out ten in a complete game one-hitter, thus ending Columbia's eight-game losing streak. Touki Toussaint, pitching for the Braves, scattered five hits over five innings, allowing three runs.

Short-A -€” Brooklyn Cyclones (13-16)__________________________________


Nabil Crismatt kept it close, but ultimately it would not matter, as the Cyclones were shutout by the Spinners. Sidearmer Adam Atkins was handed a 2-0 game in the seventh, but committed a throwing error that allowed two unearned runs to score, widening the deficit to 4-0. Ali Sanchez, Colby Woodmansee, and Arnaldo Berrios were the only Cyclones to log hits, with Woodmansee notching two.

Rookie -€” Kingsport Mets (10-12)__________________________________


Max Wotell was more like Max Whoa-tell, striking out eight over six innings, allowing one run on four hits. Burlington scored in the bottom of the first, but Kingsport came right back, plating two of their own in the top of the second to take the lead. Colin Holderman allowed them to tie things back up in the bottom of the seventh, but Jose Maria doubled in Reed Gamache to give Kingsport the lead once again, a lead they would not relinquish.

Rookie -€” GCL Mets (10-9)__________________________________


Star of the Night

Andrew Church

Goat of the Night

Brooklyn offense