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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/23/16: Blowouts, blowouts everywhere, and not a run to score

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

Duane Below
Duane Below
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*All results from games played on Friday, July 22, 2016

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (50-48)__________________________________

RENO 8, LAS VEGAS 4 (Box)

Duane Below was rocked for eight runs on thirteen hits, the majority of that damage in the first and second. As you might imagine, the rest of the game didn't exactly go in Las Vegas' favor, especially since Anthony Banda tossed seven strong innings and then had to face Matt Capps and Alexei Ogando, a pair of MLB-certified relievers in the eighth and ninth. The 51s managed to score a run off of Ogando, and off of his replacement, left-hander Daniel Gibson, but with the bases loaded, Johnny Monell struck out to end the game.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (45-52)____________________________

PORTLAND 9, BINGHAMTON 3 (Box)

Mickey Jannis' knuckleball wasn't really knuckling, and the Sea Dogs were teeing off on him. They logged seven hits and walked three times over three plus innings, scoring five runs. Certainly not the best, but things definitely could've gone worse for the right-hander, who fell to 3-9 for the season. Teddy Stankiewicz wasn't exactly dominant himself, allowing three runs over six innings, but he was good enough. Jayce Boyd did the most damage to him, popping his first home run of the season to plate two runs. Rainy Lara and Luis Mateo combined to allow four more runs in the bottom of the seventh, turning a close game into a runaway.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (52-43 / 17-11)_______________________________

ST. LUCIE 6, LAKELAND 2 (Box)

Finding themselves down 2-1 late, St. Lucie pulled away thanks to a John Mora two-run homer in the sixth to give the Mets a 3-2 lead, and two two-out RBI singles in the seventh and ninth off the bat of Kevin Taylor to make it 6-2. Chris Flexen picked up his second straight win, allowing two runs over five plus innings, while Alex Palsha, Kelly Secrest and Robert Coles kept Lakeland off the board for the final three plus to give St. Lucie their FSL South Division-leading seventeenth win.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (44-53 / 8-19)________________________________

COLUMBIA 4, HAGERSTOWN 1 (Box)

Andrew Church continues rolling in 2016. Coming off a complete game shutout last time he took the bump, the 2013 second rounder allowed one run- an Ian Sagdal solo home run- over seven innings, earning his fourth win in as many starts with Columbia. Down by one, the Colaflies tied and took the lead in the third inning on an RBI double by Milton Ramos and a throwing error by first baseman Matthew Page that allowed him to score one batter later when Enmanuel Zabala laid down a bunt for a hit. In the eighth, Tyler Moore tripled and Tucker Tharp and Dash Winningham scored, adding two more insurance runs. Craig Missigman, who came in in the eighth, dispatched the Suns with ease, and that was that.

Short-A -€” Brooklyn Cyclones (15-19)__________________________________

ABERDEEN 11, BROOKLYN 2 (Box)

I got tickets to this game but ended up not going due to a migraine, and maybe staying home was the right choice, as getting blown out at home make everything worse. Merandy Gonzalez was solid if unspectacular, allowing three runs- one earned- over five plus innings. According to Jeff, who was at the game, his command was off all throughout the evening, missing gloveside with all of his pitches. His fastball sat in the low-to-mid 90s, and he mainly relied on it. Brooklyn's 2-0 lead slipped away in the sixth, with Gonzalez on the mound, and went from close game to not-even-close late, when the bullpen took over. Dillon Becker and Adam Atkins combined to allow four runs in the eighth, and Taylor Henry allowed four runs all on his own in the ninth. The Cyclones will look to recover this evening, on Star Wars night, with two of Brooklyn's best pitchers on the mound.

Rookie -€” Kingsport Mets (12-16)__________________________________

PULASKI 8, KINGSPORT 0 (Box)

Max Wotell had his first real clunker of 2016, allowing five earned runs in three innings. The Pulaski Yankees pitchers, on the other hand, combined to allow three hits total. Even if Wotell had thrown a gem, it would have likely been in vain.

Rookie -€” GCL Mets (11-11)__________________________________

NO GAME (SCHEDULE)

Star of the Night

Andrew Church

Goat of the Night

Duane Below