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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 4/8/17: Binghamton will play...someday.

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

Jordan Humphreys
Chris McShane

*All results from games played on Friday, April 7, 2017

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (1-1)

LAS VEGAS 4, EL PASO 2 (Box)

All in all, it was a relatively quiet game between the 51s and the Chihuahuas. Starters Ricky Knapp and Matt Magill allowed plenty of hits, combining for 13 over the first six innings, but both teams left plenty of men on base. In the top of the fourth, Las Vegas got on the board thanks to a Travis Taijeron solo home run, but in the bottom of the inning, shortstop Diego Goris drove in third baseman Cody Spangenberg, tying the game and bringing things back to square one. A few innings later, in the sixth, Dom Smith doubled into right field and came around to score when Chihuahua first baseman Jamie Romak flubbed a throw. Las Vegas was not able to hold on to that lead for very long, as Erik Goeddel allowed the tying run to score on a single, a wild pitch, a balk, and a second single. In the top of the ninth, Josh Rodriguez was called by Pedro Lopez to pinch hit for Goeddel. After taking a ball down and away that arguably was strike three, he took a Phil Maton pitch for a ride, driving it over the left field wall for two runs. With Paul Sewald not available, having just officially been called up to the major leagues, Chasen Bradford got the call in the ninth. The former set-up man had no problems, setting down El Paso 1-2-3 to earn his first save of 2017.

Also worth noting from last night’s game, this happened to David Roseboom:

Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (0-0)

POSTPONED (WET GROUNDS)

Due to wet grounds, the inaugural Binghamton Rumble Ponies game was cancelled. Again. I don’t know if this is an auspicious sign, or an inauspicious sign. The last time Binghamton was unable to play their first two games was ten years ago, in 2007, when the Binghamton Mets and the Akron Aeros were unable to play their first three games because of snow. The game will be made up tonight, as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, with first pitch for game one scheduled for 5:35.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (0-2)

PALM BEACH 3, ST. LUCIE 2 (Box)

A throwing error on the part of Johnny Magliozzi cost the St. Lucie Mets a run, and the ballgame. The team teams were stuck in a 2-2 deadlock until the eighth inning, when Magneuris Sierra came to the plate. He hit Johnny Mags’ very first pitch right back up the middle, back to Magliozzi, but the reliever threw the ball away, allowing Sierra to reach third. After Darren Seferina struck out, Edmundo Sosa hit a slow roller down the third base line for a single, allowing Sierra to score.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (2-0)

COLUMBIA 7, AUGUSTA 0 (Box)

It was a windy evening down in Columbia, and Jordan Humphreys might’ve been the reason. He doesn’t have overpowering stuff, with a fastball that sits in the low 90s and developing secondary stuff, but it has always generated plenty of strikeouts, and last night was no exception. The right-hander out of Crystal River High School- the same school Mike Hampton attended before getting drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 6th round of the 1990 draft- had no problem striking out Augusta batters last night, whiffing nine. He had a no-hitter going until the fifth inning, in fact. He was lifted in the sixth after reaching 85 pitches and was replaced by slider specialist Austin McGeorge and 2016 Brooklyn Cyclones closer Joseph Zanghi, both of whom also got the job done.

The offense, meanwhile, clicked just as well as Humphreys was. The Colaflies got on the board first, scoring a run in the third on a Dash Winningham RBI groundout to first that was nearly an infield single. In the fourth, Blake Tiberi drew a walk with bases loaded to make it a 2-0 ballgame, and then Dash Winningham blasted a line drive into center to plate two more runs. Already staked to a 4-0 lead, Columbia really blew it open in the bottom of the eighth, when three more runs scored.

Star of the Night

Jordan Humphreys

Goat of the Night

Erik Goeddel