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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 4/9/18: Crismatts comes early for Binghamton

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

World Baseball Classic - Pool C - Game 5 - Dominican Republic v Columbia
Nabil Crismatt
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*All results from games played on April 8, 2018

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

EL PASO 8, LAS VEGAS 5 (BOX)

P.J. Conlon was surprisingly good in his first Triple-A start, but the bullpen let him down after he left the game, denying him his first victory of the season. The lone run the Irish lefty gave up came in the third, when right fielder Nick Schultz singled into center to score center fielder Travis Jankowski. El Paso’s 1-0 lead would be short lived, as catcher Jose Lobaton rocketed a line drive screamer over the right field wall to plate himself and Gavin Cecchini in the fourth. The 51s remained in control of the ballgame until the seventh, when the Chihuahuas tied things back up and two apiece. The game wouldn’t stay tied long, as Las Vegas put up a three spot in the bottom of the inning to give them a 5-2 lead. Unfortunately for the 51s, the bullpen would fail them. In the eighth, Matt Purke gave up three runs to tie things back up at 5-5, and in the ninth, Jamie Callahan gave up three more, giving El Paso a three-run lead. Luis Guillorme drew a walk in the bottom of the ninth and was able to move up to second on defensive indifference, but the 51s let the opportunity to score him get by them, costing them the ballgame.

Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (3-0)

BINGHAMTON 4, PORTLAND 3 (BOX)

The Rumble Ponies continue to be perfect on the season- the first time since 2013 that the club started a season 3-0- thanks to a masterful outing from Nabil Crismatt. The right-hander blanked Portland for six innings, allowing just one hit and striking out nine for his very first Eastern League win. The Ponies got on the board with some small ball in the second, and added to their lead in the fourth, sixth, and seventh. Of note, two runs were solo shots off the bats of slugger Peter Alonso and “slugger” John Mora. Portland threatened in the eighth, scoring three runs off of Daniel Zamora and Drew Smith, but the latter reliever was able to bulldog down and escape the inning and twirl a scoreless ninth, earning his first save of the season.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (1-3)

BRADENTON 7, ST. LUCIE 6 (BOX) / 10

Bradenton and St. Lucie went back-and-forth multiple times, but in the end, it was the Marauders that stood tall. Making his first start of 2018, Harol Gonzalez looked good, allowing just one run over six innings, scattering four hits, walking one, and striking out four. St. Lucie got the one run that he gave back up in the fourth, when Andres Gimenez hit a shot over the right center wall, making it 1-1 apiece. The score would stay tied 1-1 until the eighth. In his second inning of work, Alex Palsha let things get out of control, giving up two hits and walking three, allowing three runs to score. Thomas McIlraith allowed one more run that was charged to Palsha, and going into the top of the ninth, it looked like Bradenton had things in the bag. With their backs against the wall, St. Lucie came back from their four-run deficit, with Jose Garcia, Desmond Lindsay, and Dash Winningham all driving in runs. What’s more, with the score tied 6-6 in extra innings, they even took the lead in the tenth on a Dale Burdick single. Still on the mound, McIlraith ran into trouble. What began as a man on first thanks to an Andres Gimenez error led to a bases loaded situation in which a run scored and the game tied. Stephen Nogosek came in to put out the fire and get that crucial last out, but instead hit right fielder Tyler Gaffney to end the game.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (2-2)

AUGUSTA 10, COLUMBIA 5 (BOX)

In his first professional start, 2016 first-round pick Anthony Kay looked…meh. The left-hander threw 82 pitches to get through four innings, scattering a pair of hits, walking one, and striking out four. He left the game with a lead, gifted to him by a three-run inning in the bottom of the first and a two-run inning in the bottom of the fourth, but was not awarded his first professional win. Pitching in his second inning, reliever Stephen Villines had a difficult time putting away the GreenJackets, giving up four runs on four hits and a walk. Columbia was unable to do much against the Augusta relievers after initially touching up their starter, and were unable to dig out of the hole Villines put them in- especially when Darwin Ramos was just as bad as Villines in his inning of relief and allowed Augusta to knock in three more.

Star of the Night

Nabil Crismatt

Goat of the Night

Matt Purke