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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 9/1/17: The playoff-bound affiliate wins again and the Cyclones sweep a doubleheader

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

MLB: Spring Training-New York Mets at Atlanta Braves Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

*All results from games played on Thursday, August 31, 2017

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (52-86)


Trailing by one in the top of the ninth inning, the 51s got a game-tying solo home run from Phillip Evans, but that was erased when Kevin McGowan gave up a run on a walk-off single in the bottom of the frame. Robert Gsellman, who you may not have noticed was optioned to Vegas, got the start and gave up all of the other seven runs that Sacramento scored over the course of six innings.

Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (82-54)


This was a pretty easy win for Binghamton, which has easily had the best season in the Mets’ system when it comes to wins and losses. L.J. Mazzilli and Champ Stuart drove in a run apiece to get the scoring started in the second. And in the fourth, Stuart drove in one more with a single before Luis Guillorme singled to plate two. It’s fun when the guys known best for their defense also carry them team offensively.

Matt Oberste doubled to score the Ponies’ sixth and final run in the bottom of the fifth, and starting pitcher Casey Delgado put together a nice eight-inning start, with the only blemish coming on a three-run home run he gave up in the top of the sixth.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (61-74)


The St. Lucie Mets had three one-run innings—the first, second, and seventh—which was more than enough for the win. Andrew Church went eight innings and gave up just one run on four hits despite only striking out one batter. As for the scoring, Tim Tebow started it off when he doubled in the first. Enmanuel Zabala drove in that run in the second with a single, and J.C. Rodriguez singled in the run in the seventh.

Gerson Bautista, one of the three pitchers acquired in the trade that sent Addison Reed to the Red Sox, pitched the ninth and struck out two batters in the scoreless frame. That continues his excellent work since coming into the Mets’ organization.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (67-67)


There wasn’t much fire in the Flies last night, as the team mustered only four hits and committed an error on the way to getting shut out. Starter Darwin Ramos gave up two runs in the top of the first, and even that was too much for Columbia’s offense to overcome in this one. He allowed two more in the fourth, and Asheville’s pitching continued to silence the Fireflies’ bats the rest of the way.

Short Season-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (21-48)

Game 1


Will the Cyclones ever lose again? Not long after snapping an epic losing streak, the team has fared much better over the past few days. Unfortunately, given the the time remaining in the Cyclones’ season, even a streak of wins that lasted through the end of the year would not match the epic losing streak the team recently experienced.

The team won both games of its doubleheader yesterday by the same score. In this one, Nicolas Debora threw six solid innings, allowing two runs on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Both runs scored in the first, but Brooklyn got one back in the bottom of that inning and scored twice in the third to take the lead.

Game 2


There was plenty of late drama in this game, which as part of a minor league doubleheader is normally just seven innings. It went eight, though, as the Cyclones trailed 2-0 in the bottom of the seventh but got a two-run double from Jeremy Vasquez to tie the game. And the Walter Rasquin, who fared well in the other half of the doubleheader, went and hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth.

P Cannon Chadwick: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Rookie - Kingsport Mets (29-37)


Although neither team scored through the first three innings of this game, the Kingsport Mets plated two runs in the fourth, two more in the fifth, and four more in the seventh. Anuery Olivo made the start for Kingsport and threw six shutout innings with a pair of strikeouts, no walks, and just two hits allowed. This was about as easy as a win can get, and the game included an RBI from highly-touted 2017 pick Mark Vientos.

Rookie - Gulf Coast League Mets (19-35)

GCL Nationals 7, GCL Mets 5 (Box)

Despite scoring five runs in the top of the first inning, the GCL Mets lost to the GCL Nationals. They gave up a pair of runs in the bottom of the first, one in the sixth, and four more in the bottom of the eighth. And all the while, they did not score any runs after that five-run first inning. GCL Mets reliever Liam McCall gave up those four runs on five hits, but three of the runs were unearned.

Star of the Night

Walter Rasquin

Goat of the Night

Robert Gsellman