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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/31/16: Death, Taxes, and Michael Conforto Dominating the PCL

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

Michael Conforto
Yeah, this guy again.
Chris McShane

*All results from games played on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (65-72)

EL PASO 6, LAS VEGAS 5 (Box)

On the day the Mets announced a two-year extention with the 51s, the team fell to the Chihuahuas 6-5 despite home runs from Brandon Nimmo, Eric Campbell, and Michael Conforto—who now has a 1.186 OPS in 123 Triple-A at-bats. Erik Goeddel made a two-inning spot start and was quite effective as he struck out five batters, but his replacement Andrew Church did not fare as well, allowing three runs on seven hits and ultimately taking the loss for his efforts. Trailing 6-3 going into the top of the ninth, the 51s cut the deficit to one on Conforto’s home run, but Eric Campbell struck out to end the game.

Double-A: Binghamton Mets (62-72)

BINGHAMTON 3, ALTOONA 1 (Box)

Victor Cruzado’s sixth-inning triple broke a 1-1 tie and proved to the game-winning hit as the B-Mets won 3-1 in Altoona. Tyler Pill threw six strong while relievers Tim Peterson and David Roseboom made the lead stand to seal the victory. Maikis de la Cruz’s fourth home run of the season got Binghamton on the board and tied the game at one in the third inning.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (71-60 / 36-28)

NO GAME (POSTPONED)

This game in Port Charlotte was postponed due to rain, and as a result, per the Stone Crabs’ website, today will feature a doubleheader starting at 4 PM.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (62-71 / 24-37)

WEST VIRGINIA 7, COLUMBIA 6 F/10 (Box)

Here’s a helpful chart that will symbolize why the Fireflies lost:

  • Fifth Inning: Six runs on four hits, four walks, one strikeout
  • Innings 1-4, 6-10: No runs on five hits, one walk, twelve strikeouts

Now, having a six-run outburst in a single inning is usually the key to victory, but last night it merely tied the game at 6 after Kevin Canelon was toasted in his 3.2 innings. The game would remain tied until the tenth, when a Jordan George single gave the Power the lead for good as the Colafiles went down in order in the bottom of the frame.

SS-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (30-27)

AUBURN 5, BROOKLYN 0 (Box)

The Cyclone offense was limited to just seven singles as Brooklyn lost a dispiriting affair to the Doubledays last night. Despite the defeat Justin Dunn continues to dominate the New York-Penn League, throwing three shutout innings with five strikeouts. Ali Sanchez had two hits to play offensive stud, but last night the bar was set rather low.

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (25-41)

KINGSPORT 3, BRISTOL 2 (Box)

Jeremy Wolf’s eighth-inning home run gave the K-Mets the 3-2 lead, by which they would eventually win last night. Jake Simon was superb last night while continuing to show raw stuff and accumulating strikeouts with 66 in 63 innings this season. The victory was the third straight for our Appy League heroes, and their sixth in eight games.

Rookie - GCL Mets (26-28)

GCL METS 7, GCL ASTROS 2 (Box)

Nicolas Debora shut down the GCL Astros with six shutout innings, and Kenneth Bautista’s two doubles helped pace the GCL Mets to victory yesterday.

Star of the Night

Michael Conforto, Jake Simon

Goat of the Night

Dionis Rodrigues