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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 4/8/18: Nido strikes again, Smith shines in Vegas

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

Minor League Baseball: Arizona Fall League-All Star Game Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

*All results from games played on April 7, 2018

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (1-2)

EL PASO 8, LAS VEGAS 3 (BOX)

Last night, the Las Vegas 51s suffered their second loss of the season as they took on the El Paso Chihuahuas. Chris Flexen made his first start of the year for the 51s, and it wasn’t a great one. In five innings, he gave up nine hits, four earned runs, and two home runs. In the sixth inning, David Roseboom took over for Flexen. He didn’t seem to have much luck, either, as he gave up two home runs himself. The 51s’ offense failed to make a comeback, but Dominic Smith had an impressive game. He had three hits, including an RBI double and a solo home run.

Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (2-0)

BINGHAMTON 5, PORTLAND 3 (BOX)

The Rumble Ponies defeated the Boston Red Sox’ Double-A team, the Portland Sea Dogs, by a score of 5-3. Andrew Church made his first start of the season for the Rumble Ponies. In 4.1 innings, he recorded six strikeouts and gave up six hits and two earned runs. He was pulled in the fifth inning and replaced by Eric Hanhold, who was able to keep the Sea Dogs at Bay and grabbed his first win of the season. He stayed in the game for 1.2 innings. Tyler Bashlor relieved Hanhold and kept the Sea Dogs from doing too much damage. In the ninth inning, Corey Taylor was called from the bullpen and grabbed his first save of the year. The Rumble Ponies’ offense was fueled by Tomas Nido, who had two doubles and three runs batted in.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (1-2)

BRADENTON 5, ST. LUCIE 3 (BOX)

The St. Lucie Mets lost their second game of the season to the Bradenton Marauders by a score of 5-3. Gabriel Llanes started for the Mets and had an abysmal outing, in which he allowed four earned runs in just one inning of work. Fortunately for the Mets, their bullpen was able to stabilize the game. In the late innings, the Mets’ offense attempted to rally. Both Ian Strom and Dash Winningham hit solo home runs, but it wasn’t enough to complete the comeback.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (2-1)

AUGUSTA 6, COLUMBIA 2 (BOX)

The GreenJackets defeated the Fireflies, 6-2. Jake Simon had a solid outing for Columbia. He provided the Fireflies six strong innings, allowing one run while striking out four. Cannon Chadwick relieved Simon in the seventh inning. Unfortunately, he allowed three earned runs in two innings pitched. After Chadwick’s rocky showing, the Fireflies opted to call Nicolas Debora from the bullpen in the ninth inning. He allowed two runs, neither of which were earned. While the Fireflies’ offense failed to score many runs, they did have nine hits. Canadian-born Raphael Gladu had three base hits. Giovanny Alfonzo and Quinn Bradley each drove in runs.

Star of the Night

Dominic Smith

Goat of the Night

Gabriel Llanes