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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/10/17: Wins, wins, and Vegas

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

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*All results from games played on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Triple A - Las Vegas 51s (43-74)

RENO 11, LAS VEGAS 2 (Box)

Journeyman Jonathan Albaladejo had been a pleasant surprise since his recent signing, allowing only one run over his first 19.1 innings for the 51s. Some of that magic seemed to run out last night against Reno. Albaladejo surrendered a leadoff home run to Ildemaro Vargas on his way to surrendering four runs in the first—the second time in the series Reno had jumped out to such an advantage. By the time the Vegas offense showed any signs of life in the bottom of the sixth, the team was in a 7-0 hole. The team plated their two runs in the frame when Gavin Cecchini started the inning with a double to deep center and came around on an RBI single up the middle from Dominic Smith. Kevin Plawecki plated Smith with a triple, but Travis Taijeron popped out and Phillip Evans grounded out to end the last semblance of a threat. Smith went 2-4 and is now sporting a .330/.386/.519 slash line as speculation will increase that his time in Triple-A may be drawing closer to an end with the trade of Jay Bruce to the Cleveland Indians.

Double A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (66-46)


The Rumble Ponies won it in dramatic fashion Wednesday, tying the game up in the bottom of the ninth, then winning it in the bottom of the twelfth inning on a walk-off walk from birthday boy Matt Oberste. Erie took a 3-0 lead into the seventh—all of the runs surrendered by the rehabbing Tommy Milone—before the Ponies started to rally. Abreast got it going in the seventh with a leadoff walk, which was followed by singles from David Thompson and Gustavo Nunez. After a Tyler Moore strikeout, a Patrick Biondi bunt single crept into right field and plated two runs. The tying run scored in the ninth when Thompson led off with a triple crushed off the center field wall, and was plated by a Nunez RBI double just fair down the left field line. Meanwhile, the Binghamton bullpen continued to excel (6.1 scoreless innings of relief in total), including P.J. Conlon’s first relief appearance of the season with a scoreless frame in the ninth and two excellent innings from Tim Peterson (four strikeouts), setting the stage for the winning rally in the twelfth. Recent acquisition Drew Smith pitched a scoreless top of the frame to record the victory.

Advanced-A St. Lucie Mets (20-26/53-61)


It was another late-inning victory for a Met affiliate in St. Lucie Wednesday, as an eighth-inning single broke the late 5-5 tie. The teams exchanged runs in the first inning before a three-run bomb from Jhoan Urena in the bottom of the third gave the Mets a 4-1 lead. The teams exchanged runs again in the fourth before the Fire Frogs rallied for two more in the fifth to make it a 5-4 game. In the top of the seventh, Tim Tebow lost an Anfernee Seymour fly ball in the lights, turning it into a leadoff triple. Seymour would later score the tying run. However, Jesus wouldn’t let our hero be embarrassed for long, as one-out singles by Anthony Dimino and Wuilmer Becerra singles brought Tebow up with a runner in scoring position, and he hit a single to right to plate the go-ahead run.

ROSTER ALERT: St. Lucie Mets placed RHP Joshua Torres on the temporarily inactive list.

ROSTER ALERT: RHP Yeizo Campos assigned to St. Lucie Mets from GCL Mets.

Low-A Columbia Fireflies (19-26/59-54)


Jacob Zanon was the star of the show with his bat and his legs Wednesday, as the outfielder was involved in each run Columbia plated. With one out in the second inning, he reached on an infield single, stole second, and came around on a Jay Jabs single. In the third, he delivered a clutch two-out single up the middle to score Ian Strom. Finally, Zanon led off the sixth by lacing a double down the right field line. He took third on a fly out and came around to score on a wild pitch. Meanwhile, Harol Gonzalez turned in a dazzling start for the Fireflies, spinning six scoreless innings. The bullpen threw three scoreless innings to close it out and will be adding Ryder Ryan, acquired in the Jay Bruce trade, who was officially assigned to Columbia.

ROSTER ALERT: RHP Ryder Ryan assigned to Columbia Fireflies

Short-A Brooklyn Cyclones (15-33)


The Cyclones scored early and often Wednesday en route to a comfortable 9-4 victory over the Black Bears. The team scored two runs in each of the first two innings, and scored in six of nine frames overall. Walter Rasquin celebrated being named to the NYPL All-Star game by doing what he does best—stealing two bases in the first inning. He came around to score on a Quinn Brodey two-run blast to right center. Rasquin also doubled to lead off the fifth and came around on an RBI single from fellow all-star Jose Miguel Medina. Franklin Correa had himself a day, blasting his first home run of the year in the sixth inning and doubling in two more runs in the eighth. After West Virginia chipped away to cut the lead to 7-4 in the sixth, Nicolas Debora wound up recording his first save in glamorous fashion. Coming in with one out and the bases loaded, he went strike out/pop out to end the threat, then blew through the final three innings, striking out six over 3.2 IP.

Rookie-A Kingsport Mets (18-27)


After an incredibly quiet first two innings, in which both sides went down in order, Kingsport exploded for six runs in the bottom of the third. Kevin Hall and Jeffry De Aza led off the frames with singles, then came around to score on Danny Hoy’s first career home run. Joe Cavallaro, Ryan McAuliffe, and Billy Oxford combined to hold Princeton to three hits, none after the sixth inning.

Rookie - GCL Mets (12-23)


Star of the Night

Franklin Correa

Goat of the Night

Travis Taijeron