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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/22/17: Wacky walk-off wildness

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

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*All results from games played on Monday, August 21, 2017

Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (51-78)


The 51s lost in a classic PCL blowout. Wilfredo Boscan had a disastrous start, allowing twelve hits and nine runs in only 4.1 innings of work. Two of those runs were unearned, as he was sabotaged by errors from Phillip Evans and Victor Cruzado. Beck Wheeler relieved Boscan, allowing a run in 2.2 innings. Kelly Secrest then made his Triple-A debut (just promoted from Double-A) and allowed a run in two innings of work. Fernando Salas, fresh off his DFA by the Mets, closed out the game for Salt Lake.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (75-50)


Matt Harvey made his second rehab start and looked not-so-great again. He was 90-93 early, but his fastball velocity dipped into the high 80s and his control wavered late in his three inning start. One has to wonder why he’s still pitching on an atrophied shoulder, but this is the Mets. With Harvey out of the game, the Binghamton bullpen took over. Adonis Uceta, fresh off a promotion from High-A, struggling, giving up two runs in his inning of work. Still, the Rumble Ponies provided enough offense to overcome a 5-1 deficit with a five run sixth inning (led by David Thompson’s three-run home run). That effort ultimately fell short, when P.J. Conlon gave up the game winning run in the top of the tenth.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (24-33 / 33-35)


Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (24-32 / 40-28)


This was a wild one folks, so buckle in. Columbia’s game took place during yesterday’s solar eclipse, and there was a stopage of play for both players and fans to observe the natural phenomena. On the baseball side, the Fireflies held a 5-3 lead going to the ninth inning, as Ryder Ryan (acquired from the Indians for Jay Bruce) and Jay Jabs, making his debut on the mound (possibly only because of his unique ink), combined for three innings of scoreless relief. Keaton Aldrige blew that lead in the ninth however, allowing two runs to Rome to tie the game at five. In the bottom of the ninth, Andres Gimenez (arguably the Mets’ top prospect at this point) saved the day, driving in Ian Strom with a walk-off, pinch hit single.

SS-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (15-43)


The Cyclones lost again, tying a franchise record with their tenth straight defeat. This one had to feel particularly bad, as Joe Napolitano blew a one run lead in the ninth, then allowed a walk-off grand slam to Colton Shaver. Some of that frustration seemed to boil over, as a fight broke out at home plate as the Tri-City hitters and Napolitano jawed back and forth. The confrontation was little more than a shoving match, but it added some extra craziness to the night. The walk-off loss spoiled a decent start from Nicolas Debora and a solid relief outing from Trey Cobb, as well as a good offensive performance led by a home run from Jose Maria.

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (27-29)


Kingsport rallied back from a 5-1 deficit in the bottom of the sixth with a five run inning of their own. Anthony Dirocie had the biggest blow, driving in two with a double, and the Mets were also helped by two errors. That lead would hold til the ninth, when an error and a double against Mac Lozer tied the game at six. Hansel Moreno played savior in the bottom half, however, singling, stealing a base, moving to third on a wild pitch, and scoring the walk-off run on a sacrifice fly from Juan Uriarte.

Rookie - GCL Mets (15-31)


Bryce Hutchinson, one of the best prep arms taken by the Mets in this years draft, started the game with two hitless innings, striking out one. The Mets’ relievers were much less successful, with each allowing at least one run (Miguel Gutierrez technically didn’t, but faced one batter and gave up the game winning hit). Against the weak releivers, the Nationals scored two in the seventh on a pair of infield singles to tie the game and a walk-off run in the ninth on a couple of weak ground balls. Second round pick Mark Vientos launched his 4th professional home run in the loss.

Star of the Night

Andres Gimenez

Goat of the Night

Wilfredo Boscan