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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/16/17: Early runs doom Mets minors

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

MLB: Spring Training-New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
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*All results from games played on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (35-58)

ALBURQURQUE 9, LAS VEGAS 5 (Box)

The 51s and the Isotopes were evenly matched for most of the game. Las Vegas jumped out to an early lead, but by mid game, Albuquerque had not only tied things up, but took the lead.

Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (49-38)

BINGHAMTON 5, READING 3 (Box)

Corey Oswalt did something that he hasn’t done this season: he allowed two home runs. The right-hander hasn’t allowed many home runs this season, part of the reason he’s had as much success as he has. After notching the first out of the second inning, he allowed back-to-back home runs to Mitch Walding and Angelo Mora. He navigated out of the inning without allowing further damage, and to rectify giving up a pair of solo home runs, hit a solo homer of his own in the bottom of the inning, making a splash landing in the pool just past the right field wall.

The Rumble Ponies took the lead one inning later, when they scored a pair of runs, and they buoyed their lead in the seventh, with two more runs. The Phils scored a run in the bottom of the inning, and then got the tying man to the plate in the ninth when Cory Burns failed to cover first in what should’ve been a routine groundout to end the game, but it all worked out in the end and Binghamton got their third win in the four-game series.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (8-14/41-49)

FORT MYERS 4, ST. LUCIE 3 (Box)

Continuing the trend that Nabil Crismatt has established for roughly a month or so, the Colombian right-hander gave up a lot of hits, but he and his defense were able to limit the damage. He ended up giving up just those two runs over six-plus innings, and his defense bailed him out, plating three runs in the sixth. The People’s Champion, John Mora, hit a two-run homer, and a few batters later, Patrick Mazeika singled into right to score Jhoan Urena. It looked like St. Lucie was going to pick up their ninth win in the second half, but disaster struck in the bottom of the ninth. Josh Torres hit the first batter he faced, who promptly stole second and advanced to third on Mazeika’s errant throw. The next two batters each laced doubles into the outfield, and that’s all she wrote.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (8-14/48-42)

KANNAPOLIS 7, COLUMBIA 2 (Box)

Maybe it was because he’s been a little off lately, maybe it was because of the two hour and five minute rain delay, but whatever the reason, Gabby Llanes wasn’t at his best. The 21-year-old committed an error and hit two batters, in addition to allowing a bunch of hits and a few earned runs in his five-plus innings of work. The loss wasn’t all his fault, as the offense struggled against the Intimidators’ pitchers.

Short-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (6-19)

STATE COLLEGE 12, BROOKLYN 1 (Box)

State College got off to a quick start, plating two runs off of Michael Gibbons in the first. He settled down, and for a time, it looked like maybe Brooklyn would be able to play catch up. Not only did their bats fail them, but by the time they scored their lone run in the bottom of the ninth, it was already a runaway ballgame. Trent Johnson allowed eight runs- six earned- in his one inning plus, and Kurt Horne wasn’t much better in relief of him, giving up two en route to getting those last two outs.

Rookie - Kingsport Mets (9-12)

KINGSPORT 13, JOHNSON CITY 12 (Box)

That was some game they had down in Tennessee. Kingsport found themselves down 5-0 after the top of the first, but the team fought and scratched back. By the time the bottom of the ninth inning came around, Johnson City had a three-run lead, 12-10. Once again, the Mets did not lay down, and fought and scratched back. Anthony Dirocie led off the inning with a walk, and the next batter, Kevin Hall, drove him in with a line drive homer, his first of the season, tie things up at 12-12. After Grabiel Jimenez struck out swinging, Angel Manzanarez played hero by socking his first homer run of the season, giving Kingsport the walk-off win in one of the wildest games in a long, long time.

ROSTER ALERT: 3B Hansel Moreno assigned to Kingsport Mets from GCL Mets.

Coming into the season, Moreno was viewed more as an athletic, defensive oriented shortstop. Over the last year, the 20-year-old has grown an inch or so and put on about ten pounds. Combined with the hitting tips he took back with him from participating in extended spring training and the Mets’ Instructional League in 2016, Moreno has been hitting the ball better, and with more authority.

Rookie - GCL Mets (5-10)

NO GAME (SCHEDULE)

ROSTER ALERT: RHP Bryce Hutchinson assigned to GCL Mets.

I’m your conductor, all aboard the hype train. Kid is gonna be a stud.

Star of the Night

Angel Manzanrez

Goat of the Night

Joshua Torres