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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 4/23/17: At least we have Las Vegas

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

Ricky Knapp - 2014 - Chris McShane
Ricky Knapp
Chris McShane

*All results from games played on Saturday, April 22, 2017

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (9-8)


Ricky Knapp turned in one of the best- if not the best- pitching performances of the young Las Vegas 51s season. The right-hander gave up two runs over seven innings, allowing six hits, walking one, and striking out five. He gave up a solo home run to Drew Stubbs, the very first batter he faced on the night, but settled down. The offense, meanwhile, quickly bailed him out, scoring the tying run in the second and the go-ahead run in the third. Sacramento almost tied the game in the bottom of the fourth when Trevor Brown singled into center, but Desmond Jennings threw out Michael Morse at the plate to preserve the lead. In the bottom of the sixth, however, they were finally able to get the tying run to cross the plate, making it a 2-2 ballgame. Las Vegas was finally able to pull ahead in the eighth, when reliever Chase Johnson left the game with an apparent injury. New reliever Kraig Sitton quickly gave up a line drive to Phil Evans, giving Las Vegas a 3-2 edge, and the game.

Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (6-7)


For the third time this season, the Ponies logged only five hits, tying a season-low for the third time. In most cases, notching five hits isn’t enough to win a ball game, and last night’s game was no exception, as Binghamton fell to Erie. The Rumble Ponies initially took the lead in the top of the second when Tomas Nido hit a slow roller with bases loaded that that shortstop A.J. Simcox overthrew, allowing Cody Decker to score, but things fell apart one inning later. With the bases loaded, Casey Delgado hit a batter to force in the tying run, and then allowed a bases-clearing triple to put Erie up 4-1. Sea Dog starter Matt Crouse continued to cruise, and their bullpen held up after he was removed after six solid innings, giving them the W.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (7-10)


St. Lucie lost their fourth-straight game, a season high so far in 2017. They got on the board first, as Nick Sergakis hit a line drive into left that plated Wuilmer Becerra, but the Tortugas quickly got that run back, as DH Blake Butler led off the inning with a home run off of Joe Shaw. Two innings later, second baseman Shed Long hit a home run with that pesky Butler on base, giving Daytona an early 3-1 lead. They’d score one more run, while St. Lucie went helpless into the night. They had plenty of chances, as the Tortugas pitchers allowed five hits and walked five batters, but thanks to a team 1-12 with runners in scoring position, they left eleven men on base.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (10-7)


Columbia sold out Spirit Communications Park for the second time this season, but those 7,500 fans went home disappointed as the Fireflies got shut out for the second time in their four-game series against Lexington. Colin Holderman, making his regularly scheduled start after leaving the game on Sunday the 16th early at the beginning of the week, was victimized by the long ball, giving up a pair of two-run homers, one in the first inning and one in the second. Other than the pair of home runs, Holderman did not have that poor an outing, though he was nowhere near as dominant as he had been in his first start. Austin McGeorge replaced him in the sixth, and the slider specialist was sharp, striking out four in two innings of work. Matt Blackham pitched the eighth and ninth and also looked good, striking out four himself. The Colafly offense scuffled for the entire game, notching only three hits through eight innings. In the bottom of the ninth, Brandon Brother missed a home run by a few feet, lacing a single off the base of the wall in what was certainly Columbia’s best hit ball all night, but he was left stranded when Gene Cone, Luis Carpio and Michael Paez all went down in order.

Star of the Night

Ricky Knapp

Goat of the Night

Casey Delgado