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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/19/17: Mostly pitchers, some belly itchers

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

Houston Astros v New York Mets
P.J. Conlon
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

*All results from games played on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (36-60)

FRESNO 19, LAS VEGAS 12 (Box)

With the temperatures in triple digits yet again, the equally flaming hot Tony Kemp led the game off with a leadoff homer. The home runs didn’t stop there, either. The two teams combined for a whopping ten home runs. Suffice to say, with ten home runs being hit, the score was comical. Between last night and the night before, the 51s have allowed 41 runs. Is this rock bottom for Pedro Lopez’ club?

ROSTER ALERT: RHP Luis Mateo assigned to Las Vegas 51s from Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (51-39)

GAME ONE

AKRON 6, BINGHAMTON 3 / 7 (Box)

Game One was a continuation from a game suspended all the way back on May 13th. When last we checked our intrepid Rumble Ponies, they were down 6-3. Corey Oswalt, who went on to have an excellent season, statistically, threw a clunker, giving up six earned runs in just three innings. The game resumed in the bottom of the third and, well, nothing happened. In a strange twist, Akron pitcher Thomas Pannone originally started the game back in May, and got penciled in to pick up where he left off. The left-hander gets credit for throwing a rain-shortened complete game, I guess?

GAME TWO

BINGHAMTON 13, AKRON 0 / 7 (Box)

The Rumble Ponies got their revenge on the RubberDucks in Game Two, with the offense clicking on all cylinders and P.J. Conlon having a dominant outing. Binghamton knocked Akron starter Nick Pasquale out of the game in the second inning, plating five runs against him. In the fourth, they added to their lead with another run, and in the sixth, they completely unloaded, driving in seven more runs. P.J. Conlon, as mentioned, was in cruise control, scattering only two hits. He ended up pitching a seven-inning complete game, his third of the season. Conlon, it appears, is the king of seven-inning CGs.

ROSTER ALERT: RHP Andrew Church assigned to Binghamton Rumble Ponies from St. Lucie Mets.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (10-15/43-50)

ST. LUCIE 3, JUPITER 2 (Box)

Joe Shaw tossed six scoreless innings, allowing four hits, walking one, and striking out eight, but was almost denied the win when Ty Bashlor made the ninth inning a little too exciting. With the Mets up 3-1, Bashlor allowed a run to score and allowed baserunners on second and third before striking out his third batter to slam the door shut on a Hammerhead comeback and earn his tenth save with St. Lucie.

ROSTER ALERT: St. Lucie Mets activated RHP Austin McGeorge from the 7-day disabled list.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (9-15/49-43)

NO GAME (SCHEDULE)

Short-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (8-20)

BROOKLYN 3, STATEN ISLAND 2 (Box)

With Mexican left-hander Jose Medina on the mound, Brooklyn won a tight one against rivals Staten Island, making them 3-4 in the 2017 Battle of the Bridge. Outfielder Jose Medina gave the Cyclones a quick 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but the Baby Bombers evened things up in the top of the second. Reed Gamache and Carlos Sanchez both drove in runs with RBI doubles in the fifth and sixth, respectively, and Sanchez’ insurance run would prove important as the Yankees made it a 3-2 ballgame in the top of the seventh on a sac fly off of 2014 fourth-rounder Tony Dibrell. The right-hander tossed a scoreless eighth, and though Conner O’Neil made it a bit interesting by allowing a runner to get to third, but the junkballer got that crucial last out. Twelve more wins, just like that, and the Cyclones will be at .500. Sigh.

ROSTER ALERT: RHP Luis De Los Santos assigned to Brooklyn Cyclones from Kingsport Mets.

Rookie - Kingsport Mets (10-14)

BLUEFIELD, KINGSPORT (Box)

Christian James’ dominant season continued last night, with his one blemish on the night coming in the form of a solo home run to Ryan Noda in the fourth. The promising right-hander was otherwise solid, scattering two other hits over his six innings, walking one and striking out seven. With the earned run, James almost doubled his 2017 ERA, from 0.49 in 18.1 innings to 0.74 in 24.1 innings. For a while, it looked like James would be tagged with the L, and the Kingsport Mets the loss, but the team came back in the eighth, when Hansel Moreno doubled and was driving in by Wagner Lagrange. Things stayed tied 1-1 until the eleventh, when Stephen Villines replaced Mac Lozer and promptly allowed two hits, a bunt single and a walk-off RBI triple.

ROSTER ALERT: RHP Edwin German assigned to Kingsport Mets from GCL Mets.

Rookie - GCL Mets (5-12)

SUSPENDED (RAIN)

Star of the Night

P.J. Conlon

Goat of the Night

Mitch Atkins