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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 4/16/17: That’s a Familia face

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

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies
Jeurys Familia
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*All results from games played on Saturday, April 15, 2017

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (5-5)

LAS VEGAS 4, SACRAMENTO 1 (Box)

Fireballer Joan Gregorio logged the best start by a River Cats pitcher this season, and the team hammered outhit the 51s 11-8, but a combination of Las Vegas defense and a season high three errors on the part of the Sacramento defense did them in. In the bottom of the first, one of those errors allowed two runners to score. In the third, two more runs came in. The River Cats finally got on the board in the ninth, scoring a run off of closer Paul Sewald, but the right-handed was able to shut the door on any notion of a comeback.

Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (4-5)

ERIE 5, BINGHAMTON 1 (Box)

It was a dreary afternoon upstate, and the Rumble Ponies put on a performance equally befitting. Starter Casey Delgado wasn’t fooling anyone, giving up a pair of runs in the first, one in the second, and one in the third. After facing two batters in the fourth, both of whom got on base, he was yanked in favor of Ben Griset, who kept the damage limited to just one run despite loading up the bases thanks to some incredible luck. Matt Oberste led off the bottom of the fourth with a double, and he came around to score two batters later on a David Thompson sac fly. The lone run would turn out all the Ponies would be able to muster, as the SeaWolves’ bullpen combined to allow just three more hits over the next four innings.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (5-5)

ST. LUCIE 9, FLORIDA 5 (Box)

We had ourselves a pretty good pitching match-up down at Vero Beach, home to quite a few good pitchers over the years. In the fourth annual Jackie Robinson Celebration Game, Nabil Crismatt, he of the lollypop curve, took on Touki Toussaint, king of the lollypop curve (and still my preferred draftee from the 2014 draft). Toussaint has had an up-and-down professional career so far, starting off the 2016 poorly but ending it phenomenally. He was so-so in his start yesterday against the St. Lucie Mets, striking out eight batters, but allowing five runs over five innings. Nabil Crismatt, on the other hand, was not as flashy, but was much steadier, logging a quality start. Sometimes slow and steady wins the race, especially when you have a line-up that can mash, cranking out five extra-base hits as St. Lucie did. A familiar face made his 2017 debut in the seventh inning, and Johnny Mags shut the door in the eighth and ninth.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (7-3)

COLUMBIA 1, AUGUSTA 0 (Box)

The Columbia Fireflies logged their fourth shutout in ten games, shutting out the Augusta GreenJackets in as many weeks. Merandy Gonzalez was masterful on the mound, pitching a career high seven-plus innings. The right-hander scattered four hits, all singles, and struck out five. Cameron Griffin replaced him in the bottom of the eighth and finished out the game, earning his first save since returning from injury. The only run scored in the entire game came in the top of the second, when Dash Winningham and Jose Medina hit back-to-back singles. Tim Tebow grounded a ball back up the originator and reached on a fielder’s choice, allowing Dash to score from third.

Star of the Night

Merandy Gonzalez

Goat of the Night

Casey Delgado