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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 5/3/17: Loaded bases in the ninth sometimes wins ballgames

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

Matt Oberste
Chris McShane

*All results from games played on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (13-13)

TACOMA 5, LAS VEGAS 2 (Box)

Tacoma led the ballgame since the first inning, and the 51s did very little to stop them. Starter Adam Wilk was not terrible, but he was far from good, allowing four runs on ten hits. He struck out seven, which is somewhat impressive considering the Rainiers came into the night with 158 total strikeouts, third fewest in the Pacific Coast League behind only the Albuquerque Isotopes and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. The 51s didn’t get on the board until the sixth, when Wilmer Flores and Amed Rosario hit back-to-back doubles to score one run apiece. In the bottom of the 9th, the 51s rallied, loading up the bases with only one out when Travis Taijeron walked, Desmond Jennings and Xorge Carrillo singled. On a disputed play that was initially called a wild pitch and an out at the plate when Taijeron scampered home, Phil Evans was awarded an RBI and a HBP, and Las Vegas was given a run. Pinch hitter Josh Rodriguez. He struck out- and was ejected from the game after jawing too much at the umpire- and Brandon Nimmo made a loud out. A lotta good that rally did except keep me up longer. Man, I miss the Norfolk Tides.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets sent 3B Wilmer Flores on a rehab assignment to Las Vegas 51s

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets sent OF Brandon Nimmo on a rehab assignment to Las Vegas 51s.

ROSTER ALERT: RHP Logan Taylor assigned to Las Vegas 51s from Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (12-9)

BINGHAMTON 5, AKRON 4 (Box)

The Rumble Ponies and the RubberDucks went back-and-forth and traded the lead a few times, but in the end, Binghamton emerged triumphant. Donovan Hand allowed two runs in the top of the first, but Binghamton got one of those runs back in the bottom of the inning. In the third, Tomas Nido tied things up at 2-2 apiece when he launched his second home run of the season over the center field wall at NYSEG Stadium 400 feet back. One inning later, David Thompson hit his second homer of the season not too far from Nido’s, giving the Ponies a 4-2 lead. A few innings later, in the sixth, Akron scored two runs of their own, tying things up once more. In the bottom of the frame, Matt Oberste led off the inning with his first homer of the season, giving Binghamton a one run edge. Tim Peterson and Alberto Baldonado were dominant in the eighth and ninth, with both relievers striking out the side in their respective innings.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (10-16)

BRADENTON 6, ST. LUCIE 1 (Box)

St. Lucie lost their second game in their four-game set against the Marauders thanks to an absent offense that managed just four hits and a single run, making them 0-5 on the year against the Marauders, and 0-12 against them going back to the 2016 season. Gage Hinsz, the Bradenton pitcher, had a great night on the mound, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings. His only hiccup came in the fourth, when Anthony Dimino led off the inning with a single and eventually came around to score. Nabil Crismatt, St. Lucie’s starter, was not great but was not terrible. The bullpen behind him was not all that much better, with slider specialist Austin McGeorge allowing a run in the sixth in his first appearance with St. Lucie, and Justin Brantley allowing two runs in the eighth. Of note, Bradenton continued their friskiness on the base paths, stealing four more bases on six attempts, to go along with their six stolen bases in seven attempts on Monday night.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (14-12)

COLUMBIA 2, DELMARVA 1 (Box)

Columbia started their series against the Shorebirds in exciting fashion, notching the win in walk-off fashion. St. Lucie scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first on a Andres Gimenez double that scored Luis Carpio, but Delmarva got that run right back when Preston Palmeiro hit an RBI single in the top of the second. Both pitchers would go on to put up zero after zero, scattering a few hits. Both teams had a few chances to put runs on the board in the seventh, but starters Alex Wells and Gabby Llanes were able to wiggle out of trouble.

With one out in the bottom of the ninth, Tim Tebow began a rally with a walk. Ali Sanchez came up to bat after him and knocked a double into left, his first extra-base hit of the season. Milton Ramos was intentionally walked to set up the double play chance. The maneuver backfired, as the next batter, Gene Cone, was unintentionally walked, forcing in the winning run.

ROSTER ALERT: LHP Jake Simon assigned to Columbia Fireflies from Kingsport Mets.

Star of the Night

Matt Oberste

Goat of the Night

Jhoan Urena