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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 4/18/18: Jeff McNeil returns again

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

Jeff McNeil - 2015 spring - Chris McShane
Jeff McNeil
Chris McShane

*All results from games played on April 17, 2018

Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (4-9)

FRESNO 11, LAS VEGAS 4 (BOX)

A.J. Griffin had a very PCL start, getting shellacked in an 11-4 loss. Griffin went only two-thirds of an inning and gave up seven runs, walking three and allowing four hits. Kevin McGowan, Matt Purke, and Kyle Regnault provided good backup, allowing only one run, but the 51s’ offense never got things close. Catcher Colton Plaia put in a relief appearance, allowing two unearned runs in an inning of work. Dominic Smith had the most notable offensive performance, walking four times in five plate appearances.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (4-5)

BINGHAMTON 4, NEW HAMPSHIRE 3 (BOX)

Marcos Molina continued to show that he isn’t the same post Tommy John, but the Rumble Ponies scored late to eek out a 4-3 win. Molina went four innings, allowing six hits, two walks, and two runs to go with two strikeouts. Adonis Uceta allowed a run in relief, but that’s all the bullpen gave up. Jeff McNeil was the offensive star, launching his second home run early in the game and adding a solo shot in the eighth that gave the Rumble Ponies the win.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (6-5)

FLORIDA 3, ST. LUCIE 1 (BOX)

Justin Dunn was boxed around by Florida and the offense was quiet in a 3-1 loss. Dunn couldn’t make it out of the fifth, needing 95 pitches to get through 4.1 innings, giving up eight hits and three runs while striking out five. Matt Blackham and Michael Gibbons kept the deficit at three for the rest of the game, but the Mets didn’t score until the ninth inning on Andres Gimenez’s bases loaded walk.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (8-4)

COLUMBIA 7, GREENVILLE 5 (BOX)

The Fireflies scored every inning between the second and seventh in a 7-5 win over the Greenville Drive. Marcel Renteria was solid for 5.1 innings, striking out seven and allowign two runs. Nicolas Debora and Joshua Payne allowed three runs between them, but Stephen Villines slammed the door for his first save of the year. Quinn Brodey led the offense with a 2-for-4 night, including a triple, walk, and steal.

Star of the Night

Jeff McNeil

Goat of the Night

A.J. Griffin