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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 9/4/16: Buy into those Kevin Long changes to his swing

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

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*All results from games played on Saturday, September 3, 2016

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (69-73)


The 51s scored early and often, ending up with 12 runs in their victory over the Bees. They tallied eighteen hits on the night, with every starter knocking at least one. Left-hander Nate Smith was knocked out of the game after only two innings, and his replacements Greg Mahle, Josh Roenicke, and Tyler DeLoach didn’t fare much better. With his 4-6 performance, T.J. Rivera raised his season batting average to .349, and with a substantial 20-point lead over his competition, will finish in second place in the Pacific Coast League batting title, eclipsed only by teammate Brandon Nimmo. With two games remaining in the season, Brandon Nimmo and his .354 batting average will be winning the PCL batting title. Not that Nimmo is or ever was a ‘bad’, per se, but who would’ve seen that coming?

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (62-76)


Another loss for Binghamton, but at least they scored this time. Rafael Montero, appearing in an abbreviated outing, had no problems in the first, but plunked a batter, allowed a single, and allowed a home run to quickly make it a 3-0 ballgame and end his night. Despite snapping their 23 inning scoreless streak, the B-Mets could not muster enough wins for a victory and dropped their fourth in a row, falling to fourteen games below .500, the lowest they’ve been for the entire season.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (74-60 / 39-28)


St. Lucie finished their final night game of the 2016 season with a win, their fourth in a row. Tomas Nido, who has a substantial 11-point lead over his competition in the Florida State League batting title race, padded his resume with a 4-5 night, and was a home run short of the cycle. He wasn’t the only one to see the ball well, as St. Lucie ended up knocking fourteen hits. Every Mets hitter reached base at least once, while Nido, Jonathan Johnson, John Mora and Jhoan Urena all reached base twice.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (66-71 / 30-37)


It took fourteen innings, but the Colaflies pulled one out against the RiverDogs. The bullpens for both teams were tremendous, but in the end, the Charleston pen blinked first. Tied 4-4 in the bottom of the fourteenth, Greg Weissert led the inning off with a hit to Patrick Mazeika. He then hit Dale Burdick with a pitch to put two men on with no outs. Dash Winningham grounded into what looked like it would have been a double play, but shortstop Hoy Jun Park threw the ball away after getting the first out at second. Winningham was able to reach first on the error, but more importantly, Mazeika was able to round third and come home to score.

Short-A – Brooklyn Cyclones (37-37)


With two games remaining, Brooklyn is at the .500 mark. A day removed from a blowout victory, the Cyclones and Aberdeen had a pitcher’s duel, with Raul Jacobson and Alex Wells each putting up zero after zero. Brooklyn finally gained the upper hand in the sixth, when Max Knutson replaced Wells. With the bases loaded and two outs, Colby Woodmansee singled into right to bring Gene Cone and Luis Carpio home. He almost drove in a third runner, but Michael Paez was thrown out at the plate. Regardless, those two runs were enough, as Gary Cornish came in to replace Jacobson and continued his string of zeroes in an impressive relief outing, completing the shutout.

Rookie – Kingsport Mets (27-41)


Rookie – GCL Mets (26-29)


Star of the Night

Tomas Nido

Goat of the Night

Dash Winningham