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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 5/4/17: Merandy’s hot start up in flames

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

Chasen Bradford - 2015 - Chris McShane
Chasen Bradford
Chris McShane

*All results from games played on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (13-14)

TACOMA 5, LAS VEGAS 3 / 11 (Box)

Las Vegas lost another one to Tacoma, though this one was much closer. Las Vegas took a 2-1 lead into the ninth, those runs being scored in the fourth on a Jeff Glenn single and in the sixth on a Jayce Boyd home run, but Chasen Bradford gave up a solo home run to Seattle prospect D. J. Peterson, blowing the save. In the eleventh inning, the Rainiers got the upper hand, scoring three runs off of Erik Goeddel, and that was the ballgame, as the 51s tried to rally in the bottom of the inning, but came up short.

Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (13-9)


The Rumble Ponies won their fourth straight ballgame, shutting out the RubberDucks in an early matinee game. The lone run of the game came in the fifth, when David Thompson led off the inning with a double. With two outs, Patrick Biondi hit a blooper between second baseman Todd Hankins and right fielder Mike Pappy, allowing Thompson to score. Suffice to say, both Corey Oswalt and Delmarva starter Nick Pasquale had good afternoons. Once Binghamton took the lead, Luis Rohas quickly went to the bullpen, and the Rumble Pony relievers made short work of the Shorebirds. In their scoreless innings, relievers Tim Peterson and Alberto Baldonado extended their scoreless streaks to 13.2 and 11.2 innings, respectively.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (11-16)


What looked like a no-doubt St. Lucie win turned into something a lot more tense than it should have been. Going into the ninth, St. Lucie had a commanding 6-0 lead over the Marauders. In the first, Patrick Mazeika plated Anthony Dimino on a double to give the Mets the lead. In the third, Mazeika struck again, sending a home run over the right field wall to plate two more runs. In the eighth, Jhoan Urena hit a bases loaded double that cleared all of the ducks off the pond and gave St. Lucie a 6-0 lead.

In the bottom of the eighth, Joshua Torres allowed two Bradenton runs on a Logan Hill double. One inning later, in the bottom of the ninth, Torres allowed another run, prompting Chad Kreuter to bring in Ty Bashlor. Bashlor induced what should have been a routine ground ball, but Nick Sergakis’ throw sailed slightly to the side of Jhoan Urena, who is not the most agile person in the world. With men on first and second, and the tying run at the plate, Bashlor reared back and struck out Ke’Bryan Hayes and 2016-Mets-first-round-pick-in-another-dimension Will Craig to end the game.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (14-13)


Merandy Gonzalez’ blisteringly hot start to the season went up in flames, as the Shorebirds scored six runs in the first inning. Merandy has a streak of 28.2 scoreless innings to start the season, and looked to be about a start or two from breaking it, but a solo home run to the second batter of the game put an end to that. From there, things got worse. In the end, he went five innings, allowing seven runs on five hits- three of which were home runs- two walks, and two hit batsmen. Making matters worse was the fact that the Colaflies had bad luck with men in scoring position, going 1-10 and leaving ten men on base. Michael Paez and Ali Sanchez were the only Columbia batters to each base more than once, with the former collecting two hits and a walk and the latter collecting two hits.

Star of the Night

Ricky Knapp

Goat of the Night

Chasen Bradford