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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 5/16/18: Alonso at it again!

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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 May 15, 2018

Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (16-24)

ALBUQUERQUE 10, LAS VEGAS 3 (BOX)

This game was over quite early, as Vance Worley took the mound for the 51s, and pitching in the thin air at Cashman Field, could not keep the ball in the ballpark. He allowed two home runs each to Ryan McMahon and Mike Tauchman, and when the Isotopes put up yet another crooked number in the fifth, Worley’s night was done. Antonio Senzatela, who was serviceable in 134.2 innings with the Rockies last year, got the start for Albuquerque. He allowed three runs in the first inning: one on a Dominic Smith sacrifice fly; the other on a two run double by Cody Asche, but settled in after that. The game was out of reach quickly, and no one on the 51s collected more than one hit.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (19-17)

BINGHAMTON 6, ERIE 5 (BOX)

The Rumble Ponies walked off in the most thrilling way possible in this game, as Jeff McNeil tied the game with a solo home run in the ninth, before the next batter, Peter Alonso, won it with a blast of his own. Alonso, who entered today’s game with a remarkable wOBA of 0.492, had yet another big night with a solo home run in the third inning, a run-scoring infield single in the seventh to draw the Rumble Ponies within a run, and finally the walk-off blast in the ninth. McNeil, meanwhile, went 2-5 to extend his on-base streak to seventeen games. Starter Joe Shaw had a rough night, allowing five runs in 5.2 innings and raising his ERA to 6.44, but Corey Taylor and Eric Hanhold would keep the SeaWolves off the board after that, combining for 3.1 innings of scoreless relief. This would keep Binghamton in the game, and in the ninth, the big bats would come through and reward their bullpen. Jhoan Urena also had a big game, going 3-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the win.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (16-20)

GAME 1

ST. LUCIE 4, FLORIDA 3/ 7 (BOX)

Justin Dunn made his return from the DL in Game 1, and was extremely effective in an abbreviated start, allowing only two hits, one of them an inside-the-park home run that was created by a miscommunication in the St. Lucie outfield. He struck out four and threw only fifty-five pitches, with the seven inning doubleheader format allowing the Mets to ease Dunn back into the rotation. A bases-loaded walk and an RBI infield single would account for two St. Lucie runs, but in a rare bad game, Stephen Nogosek let in two runs for the Fire Frogs as Garrison Schwartz gave his team the lead with a two run single. The Mets came right back in the 7th, however. Ian Strom got the rally started when he reached on an error by the shortstop, allowing a run to score, and the next batter, Luis Carpio, would drive in the game-winning run with a single. Ryder Ryan, who came in and allowed the two run single in the sixth, would finish out the game, and earn the win in relief.

GAME 2

FLORIDA 4, ST. LUCIE 2/ 7 (BOX)

Michael Gibbons got the ball in Game 2, and was never able to settle into a rhythm, dealing with constant traffic on the basepaths, and allowing four runs before he departed with 3.1 innings under his belt. Two errors (one of his own doing) surely did not help his cause. Joseph Zanghi continued in his dominant ways (0.48 ERA) and combined with Adam Atkins to shut down the Fire Frogs after that, but the damage was too much for St. Lucie’s bats to undo. Dash Winningham and Michael Paez collected two hits each in the losing effort.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (20-18)

COLUMBIA 9, DELMARVA 8/ 10 (BOX)

Tonight’s game was a wild battle between Columbia and the Delmarva Shorebirds, who came into the game tied for first in the South Atlantic League Northern Division. Marcel Renteria was knocked out early for the Colaflies after allowing six runs (five earned) in just 4.1 innings, creating a five run hole for his team. Nicolas Debora and Aaron Ford were able to hold the line in relief, however, and Columbia fought their way back, propelled by 2 RBI from Raphael Gladu and three from Blake Tiberi. The pair would combine to factor in seven of the nine Columbia runs tonight. In the 8th, the Fireflies would finally knot the game up at six on an RBI single from Gladu, and the game would go on to extra innings.

Stephen Villines would falter in the top of the 10th, allowing two run-scoring singles, but that lead would be short-lived. Taking advantage of the new minor league tiebreaker rule, the Fireflies would get their rally started with an RBI double from Giovanny Alfonso, and then tie the game on a Tiberi sacrifice fly. Then, just like in Binghamton earlier that night, they would send their fans home with another wacky walk-off, as Scott Manea was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

Star of the Night

1B Peter Alonso

Goat of the Night

RHP Vance Worley