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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/2/18: Win some, lose some…and lose some more

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

MLB: New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds
P.J. Conlon
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*All results from games played on July 1, 2018

Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (39-44)

LAS VEGAS 7, SALT LAKE 2 (BOX)

The Bees took an early lead when third baseman Taylor Ward homered off of PJ Conlon, but by midgame, it was all Las Vegas. The 51s punished Angels top pitching prospect Griffin Canning to the tune of seven runs over four innings. Conlon wound up pitching seven innings, allowing just that one run. Gerson Bautista pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning, and Matt Purke closed things out. With the win, the 51s have won eight games in a row, and eleven of their last thirteen.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (39-41)

BINGHAMTON 4, PORTLAND 3 / 11 (BOX)

Marcos Molina has become a very diminished starter since undergoing Tommy John surgery, but for this one afternoon, he was…decent. The 23-year-old had a disastrous month of June, seeing his ERA balloon from an already poor 5.61 to an even worse 7.01, but July is starting off well-enough for him. He held the Portland Sea Dogs to just one run over five innings, the first time since May 13 that he pitched at least five innings and allowed just one earned run and the second time overall for the 2018 season. Ryder Ryan coughed up a run in the sixth to tie the game up at 2-2 apiece and the game stayed tied until the top of the eighth. Andrew Ely led off the inning with a walk, went first to third on a Kevin Taylor single, and then came home on a Josh Allen sac fly into shallow left. No sooner had the Rumble Ponies taken the lead, Daniel Zamora left a pitch up to Austin Rei in the bottom of the inning, who really clobbered the ball and tied things up at 3-3. The game went into extras, and Binghamton struck first. In the eleventh, Josh Allen doubled in automatic runner Levi Michael to take the lead. In the bottom of the inning, Joshua Torres got Portland to go down 1-2-3, striking out Danny Mars on a 94 MPH fastball down and out of the zone to end the game with a flourish.

ROSTER ALERT: Binghamton Rumble Ponies placed 3B Nick Sergakis on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 29, 2018.

ROSTER ALERT: Binghamton Rumble Ponies activated SS Andrew Ely from the 7-day disabled list.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (27-40/3-6)

CLEARWATER 2, ST. LUCIE 0 (BOX)

Gary Cornish gave up a pair of runs in the second on a Henri Lartigue two out, two-run homer, and those two runs would prove the difference in the ballgame. As has been the case for much of the season, St. Lucie’s offense was virtually non-existent. Cornish had a solid start overall, allowing two runs over five innings, walking three and striking out a career-high eight, but was tagged with his seventh loss of the season because the bats just weren’t able to get it done. The team had plenty of opportunities, even loaded the bases in the fifth and the ninth, but the bats went 0-9 with runners in scoring position and left 8 men on base for the afternoon.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (34-33/5-5)

AUGUSTA 11, COLUMBIA 1 (BOX)

The Colaflies got absolutely demolished, and errors played a huge reason why. Zac Grotz gave up nine runs in four-plus innings, but only three of those runs were earned. A fielding error by Blake Tiberi in the second, throwing error by Jeremy Vasquez in the second, and a fielding error by Raphael Gladu in the fifth led to a cascade of unearned runs scoring. Even if everyone had demonstrated better fundies, the Fireflies still might’ve lost, as Augusta starter Jose Marte and relievers Tyler Schimpf and Camilo Doval combined to allow just a single run. The only positive to come out of this game was that Edgardo Fermin logged another hit- two of them, in fact- extending his hitting streak to 13-games. The 20-year-old has lifted his batting line from .198 to .231 during the streak.

Short-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (10-6)

STATEN ISLAND 3, BROOKLYN 1 (BOX)

With the score tied at 1-1 in the ninth, Mac Lozer gave up a two-run homer, dooming Brooklyn. The Cyclones initially took the lead in the second, but Staten Island tied things up in the fifth. The loss is Brooklyn’s second in a row, the first time in their young 2018 season that they’ve lost two games in a row.

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (7-4)

PULASKI 8, KINGSPORT 5 (BOX)

Kingsport came out swinging, plating four runs in their first turn at bat. Anthony Dirocie did most of the damage in the inning, swatting a three-run homer, and Kenny Hernandez added a run a few batters later with an RBI double. The underrated Garrison Bryant threw five innings, running out of steam in the fifth and allowing a few runs, but when he came off the mound, Kingsport still held the lead. Things got hairy when the bullpen came in to relieve him. Ivan Jean allowed a run in the seventh, but Kingsport got that run right back in the bottom of the inning. In the eighth, Marbin Montijo replaced Jean and the two combined to allow three runs, coughing up the lead. In the ninth, catcher Domingo Martinez let a ball get past him, allowing Pulaski to score one more run. Sean Ratliff got himself ejected to start the ninth inning, but his departure did not fire up his team, as Kingsport went down 1-2-3 to end the game.

Rookie: GCL Mets (7-4)

NO GAME (SCHEDULE)

Star of the Night

P.J. Conlon

Goat of the Night

Zac Grotz

DSL Check-In

RHP David Marcano, 16 (Venezuela): 5 G/3 GS, 3.48 ERA, 10.1 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 7 BB, 12 K, 3 HB, .278 AVG

RHP Junior Santos, 16 (Dominican Republic): 5 G/5 GS, 3.32 ERA, 19.0 IP, 20 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 22 K, 3 HB, .282 AVG

LHP Daniel Guzman, 20 (Venezuela): 7 G/0 GS, 3.60 ERA, 10.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 8 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, .103 AVG

C Andres Regnault, 19 (Venezuela): 21 G, 79 AB, .329/.419/.544, 26 H, 6 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 10 BB, 17 K, 1/2 SB

C Alejandro Medina, 18 (Venezuela): 12 G, 36 AB, .111/.273/.139, 4 H, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 7 BB, 12 K, 0/0 SB

C Alexis Marquez, 19 (Venezuela): 13 G, 37 AB, .162/.244/.243, 6 H, 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 BB, 9 K, 1/1 SB

C Wilfred Astudillo, 18 (Venezuela): 14 G, 46 AB, .326/.436/.478, 15 H, 4 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 7 BB, 5 K, 2/2 SB

1B Wilmy Valdez, 20 (Dominican Republic): 16 G, 55 AB, .164/.220/.236, 9 H, 4 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 BB, 12 K, 3/5 SB

SS Federico Polanco, 17 (Dominican Republic): 21 G, 85 AB, .224/.298/.306, 19 H, 3 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 9 BB, 25 K, 6/7 SB

OF Eduardo Salazar, 17 (Venezuela): 10 G, 29 AB, .241/.324/.241, 7 H, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 BB, 7 K, 0/2 SB

OF Adrian Hernandez, 17 (Dominican Republic): 18 G, 72 AB, .236/.360/.306, 17 H, 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 8 BB, 18 K, 6/8 SB

OF Ezequiel Pena, 19 (Boston):13 G, 31 AB, .129/.341/.258, 4 H, 1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 7 BB, 15 K, 0/2 SB

OF Jean Carlos Soto, 18(Dominican Republic): 12 G, 48 AB, .229/.275/.292, 11 H, 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 BB, 4 K, 1/1 SB

OF Tulio Garcia: No appearances in 2018