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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/17/16: Rehab plays, blown saves, and walk-off daze

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Brandon Nimmo
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*All results from games played on Saturday, August 13, 2016

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (58-66)

LAS VEGAS 7, ROUND ROCK 5 / 12 (Box)

PCL gonna PCL. Not only do we get silly scoring affairs, but we also get games that end at 2 AM. Brandon Nimmo walking off in the twelfth made it all worth it.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (56-64)



Rafael Montero went all the way in a seven-inning affair between Binghamton and New Hampshire, but what he did on the mound was just not enough for a win. The right-hander himself was solid enough, allowing four runs- three earned- over six innings, all of which came in the first inning. The B-Mets tried clawing back in the middle innings, scoring in the third, fourth, and fifth, but John Straka regained his composure in the sixth, and Chris Smith shut them down in the seventh for his thirteenth save of the season.



Binghamton didn't have much better luck in Game Two, which was a make-up from the postponement on July 7th. After taking an early lead, the B-Mets were unable to stave off a late-inning comeback. Phil Evans got things going in the top of the first, hitting his seventh home run of the season to make it a 1-0 ballgame. In the third, Dom Smith and Jayce Boyd each had RBI singles, giving the B-Mets a 3-0 edge. One inning later, Mat Oberste had an RBI single of his own, making it a 4-0 ballgame. The Fisher Cats began their comeback in the bottom of the fourth, as Jorge Saez homered off of Paul Paez to put New Hampshire on the board. One inning later, they plated two more runs. In the seventh, against David Roseboom, Saez hit hit second home run of the game, tying things at 4-4. One inning later, Jon Berti hit a home run of his own, ending the game in walk-off fashion for the Fisher Cats.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (62-56 / 27-24)


ST. LUCIE 8, FORT MYERS 6 / 7 (Box)

St. Lucie came out with the bats swinging, plating three runs in the second and five runs in the third against Tunane product Randy LeBlanc. Chris Flexen was solid, allowing three runs through six innings. He went back out for the seventh, immediately gave up two singles, and was yanked. Alex Palsha gave up a three run home run- two runs being charged to Flexen- before finally recording the final out.


FORT MYERS 1, ST. LUCIE 2 / 8 (Box)

There were lots of zeroes in the make-up game between St. Lucie and Fort Myers from August 8th. P.J. Conlon tossed five-plus scoreless innings, allowing three hits, walking two, and striking out five. He was replaced by Corey Taylor, who allowed the deciding run of the ballgame in the bottom of the eighth. Yoenis Cespedes, getting into his first rehab game, went 0-3 while playing left field.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (55-66 / 19-32)


It was a close one, but in the end, the Colafies simply were not good enough. Every time they took the lead, the Tourists quickly came back to tie it. In the bottom of the eighth, Asheville took the lead for the first time in the game when Craig Missigman loaded the bases and Jimmy Duff allowed two of those runs to score on a Yonathan Daza single. Alexander Guillen came in to pitch for the Tourists in the ninth and shut down the Fireflies.

Short-A – Brooklyn Cyclones (30-26)

NO GAME (All-Star Break)

Rookie – Kingsport Mets (19-34)


Sixto Torres didn't exactly have the greatest evening, giving up six runs on the night. That first inning began with a walk, was prolonged by two throwing errors and a wild pitch by Torres, and saw four runs score on two singles and a groundout. Down, Kingsport was not completely out. Jeremy Wolf slugged his third home run of the season in the top of the second to make it a 4-1 game, and in the fourth, they came back and tied things 4-4. The Kingsport bullpen wasn't able to keep things tied, as Greeneville bled them to death, scoring runs in the bottom of the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh innings.

Rookie – GCL Mets (19-23)


Star of the Night

Brandon Nimmo

Goat of the Night

David Roseboom/Jimmy Duff