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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 5/14/18: Minor league Metsies sending the mommies home merry

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 May 13, 2018

Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (15-23)


The ball was flying out of Cashman Field yesterday afternoon, with both teams logging three home runs apiece. Drew Gagnon was serviceable, allowing four runs over seven innings, while defense betrayed David Holmberg, the Isotopes’ starter. Kevin McGowan and Drew Smith ran into trouble in the eighth, allowing Albuquerque to tie the game up at 7-7, but Johnny Monell homered in the bottom of the inning to give the 51s the lead once again, and Matt den Dekker added another run to stretch the lead out to 9-7. Tim Peterson pitched the bottom of the ninth and tossed a 1-2-3 inning, earning his third save of the season and continuing his run of dominance in Las Vegas.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets optioned LHP Buddy Baumann to Las Vegas 51s.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets optioned 1B Dominic Smith to Las Vegas 51s.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (17-17)


The Rumble Ponies won the rubber match of their five-game series with the Sea Dogs, returning to .500 for the year and making a lot of moms happy. One such mother would be Michelle Alonso, as her son, Peter, slugged his 9th home run of the season, putting him back atop the Eastern League leaderboard in OPS, jumping over sons-of-Baseball-Hall-of-Famers Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio. Another mom who must’ve been happy yesterday was Rebecca McNeil, mother of Jeff, who went 4-6 and hit the very first cycle on Rumble Ponies history and second in Binghamton history. The team set a season-high with 15 hits in the ballgame. Eight of nine Rumble Ponies had a base hit, and that one player that did not log a hit, Tyler Moore, did draw two walks. Five Ponies had multi-hit games, including Tim Tebow, who is now hitting a respectable .260/.345/.430 in 100 at-bats.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (15-19)


Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (19-17)


Making his first start of the season, personal favorite of mine Yeizo Campos- being a short person, I support all short players in baseball- held the first place Delmarva Shorebirds scoreless for four innings, allowing hits to Mason McCoy and Ryan Ripken in the first and second, respectively. He tossed 48 pitches on the afternoon, throwing 36 for strikes. His counterpart on the Shorebirds, 2017 first-round pick DL Hall, put up zero after zero himself, and the game stayed tied after both starters were removed. Taylor Henry replaced Campos, making his 2018 debut, and kept Delmarva off the scoreboard, but Hall’s replacement, Nick Vespi, was unable to do the same. In the bottom of the seventh, the surging Ali Sanchez got the Colaflies on the board with a fielder’s choice, and Raphael Gladu and Hansel Moreno both added runs of their own, giving Columbia a 3-0 lead. It wouldn’t last, as Aaron Ford gave up a run in the eighth and Trey Cobb gave up two in the ninth. When the Fireflies were unable to do anything in the bottom of the ninth to break the tie, into extra innings the game went. With a runner on second to start the inning, the Shorebirds quickly pushed the go-ahead run across the plate. In the bottom of the inning, the Colaflies started the inning with Raphael Gladu on second. Hansel Moreno quickly drew a walk, putting the winning run at first. Up came fan favorite Jay Jabs. As Reed Hayes began his delivery, Jabs showed bunt. He laid it down perfectly, pushing the ball up the third base line. Delmarva third baseman Trevor Craport showed a moment of hesitation, as Gladu was bearing down on him, but charged and fielded the ball. His throw was wide, allowing Gladu to score the tying run. Possessing good speed, Hansel Moreno got on his horse and rounded third, scoring the winning run.

ROSTER ALERT: Columbia Fireflies placed RHP Joshua Payne on the 7-day disabled list.

ROSTER ALERT: Nicolas Debora assigned to Columbia Fireflies from Brooklyn Cyclones.

Star of the Night

Jeff McNeil

Goat of the Night

Kevin McGowan