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Mets Daily Farm Report, 6/29/18: Solid starting pitching — with an exception

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

Steve Sypa

*All results from games played on June 28, 2018

Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (36-44)

LAS VEGAS 5, TACOMA 2 (Box)

The 51s toppled Tacoma 5-2 for the second time in two nights, and it was a simple and clean win. A lead-off home run by Matt den Dekker, and a home run by Jeff McNeil gave the 51s a first inning lead — a lead they would never relinquish. The rest of their runs came in the fifth inning, with Ty Kelly driving in two with a single, followed by Christian Colon driving in Kelly with a single of his own. Outside of a two run fifth inning, the 51s pitching was spotless, as they cruised to a win.

ROSTER ALERT: Las Vegas 51s activated CF Matthew den Dekker from the 7-day disabled list.

ROSTER ALERT: Las Vegas 51s placed C Jose Lobaton on the 7-day disabled list.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (37-40)

BINGHAMTON 6, TRENTON 3 (Box)

Justin Dunn was excellent in this game, and got a hard-luck no-decision. His worst inning came in the top of the third, where he surrendered two of his three runs — though both of them were unearned, as an error by John Mora put a runner into scoring position with two outs, and an error by Joey Wong caused the runner to score. The Rumble Ponies answered back in the bottom of the fourth, as a single by Tim Tebow cut the Trenton lead in half, and a double-play by by Nick Sergakis forced in the tying run. A Tim Tebow single in the bottom of the sixth drove in his second run of the game, and gave Binghamton their first lead, 3-2. Dunn would give it right back, however, as he surrendered a home run in the top of the seventh. Home runs in the eighth inning by Tomas Nido and Joey Wong would give Binghamton a lead they would not surrender.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (27-40/1-5)

ST. LUCIE 5, JUPITER 0 (Box)

St. Lucie finally got their first win of the second half, and they did so with ease. The Mets put up four runs in the bottom of the second, due to a Luis Carpio double, and run scoring singles by Brandon Brosher and Andres Gimenez. That would be all the Mets pitching staff would need, as they surrendered just one hit (and two walks) in this one. Starter Michael Gibbons surrendered the lone hit in the second inning, and danced out of trouble in the sixth due to a walk, a stolen base, and a wild pitch. Outside of that, the St. Lucie pitching staff was spotless.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (34-33/4-3)

GAME ONE

ASHVILLE 5, COLUMBIA 3 (Box)

Game one of the double header between the Fireflies and the Tourists went to the Tourists. The Fireflies offense was stifled outside of Blake Tiberi, who drove in all three of their runs. He gave them a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third with a double, and tied the game at three apiece with a single in the bottom of the eighth. Aaron Ford would cough the lead back up in the top of the ninth, as they fell in game one of the double header.

GAME TWO

COLUMBIA 4, ASHVILLE 2 (Box)

Anthony Kay took the ball in the second game of the double header and was stupendous. He threw 6.2 scoreless innings, nearly completing an (albeit shortened) complete game shutout before surrendering an RBI double. Trey Cobb came in and promptly gave up a single, giving Kay his second earned run of the night — Cobb finished the game off soon after, however. The offense got on the board early, as Ali Sanchez hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first. Giovanny Alfonzo drove in their third run with a single in the second — Alfonzo was also involved in the fourth (and final) run of the game for Columbia, as he scampered home on a wild pitch in the fifth.

Short-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (9-4)

VERMONT 14, BROOKLYN 7 (Box)

Despite the lopsided score, the Cyclones actually held a 2-1 lead after the first inning. Wagner Lagrange drove in their first run with a single, and an error forced Jose Brizuela home in the top of the frame. Vermont would get one back in the bottom of the first, but Brizuela would score one on a double to make it 3-1. The wheels fell off soon after that frame ended. The Cyclones surrendered six runs in both the second and third innings, all but ending the game. Starter Briam Campusano struggled in the second, though his defense gave him little help — a throwing error by Manny Rodriguez extended the inning. Ryan Selmer came in to replace Campusano and quickly surrendered a double, tacking on three (unearned) runs to Campusano’s line. Selmer got tattooed in the third inning, however, giving up three runs before leaving for Trent Johnson. Johnson would give up a double that drove in three — all three runners belonged to Selmer — which was the nail in the coffin for the Cyclones.

ROSTER ALERT: C Matthew Foley assigned to Brooklyn Cyclones from Kingsport Mets.

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (7-1)

KINGSPORT 7, JOHNSON CITY 3 (Box)

The early portion of the game was close, as Kingsport held a 1-0 lead through the first five innings. Shervyen Newton got the Mets on the board in the first with his first home run of the season. Kingsport broke the game open in the bottom of the seventh. They entered the frame with a 2-1 lead, but exited it with a 7-1 lead. Hayden Singer drove in three of those runs with a double, and later scored on a balk. Newton finished off the scoring with a sacrifice fly. Starter Jose Butto struggled with some inefficiency, throwing 75 pitches and walking three through just 4.2 innings, but he was nearly unhittable, striking out seven and surrendering just one hit. The bullpen was not perfect, but the lead was big enough that it did not matter.

ROSTER ALERT: RHP Mitch Hickey assigned to Kingsport Mets

ROSTER ALERT: C Matthew Foley assigned to Brooklyn Cyclones from Kingsport Mets.

Rookie: GCL Mets (6-3)

GCL METS 10, GCL ASTROS 3 (Box)

The Mets did the majority of their damage in two innings, scoring five in the bottom of the third and four in the bottom of the fourth. Stanley Consuegra led the charge for the Mets with five RBI, through the whole lineup contributed in the win. The pitching was solid as well, as starter Oscar Rojas surrendered just three hits and one walk in six innings. Marcos Correa did a good job of keeping the pen from working in the blowout, as he notched a three inning save. He gave up two runs in the ninth, but they were unearned following a Cristopher Pujols error.

Star of the Night

Justin Dunn

Goat(s) of the Night

Briam Campusano and Ryan Selmer