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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/28/18: Jannis throws a gem, Vientos goes deep twice

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

Mickey Jannis

*All results from games played on Friday, July 28, 2018

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (50-55)

MEMPHIS 8, LAS VEGAS 3 (Box)

The 51s were not able to overcome a rough start from P.J. Conlon on Friday night. He pitched five innings and gave up seven earned runs while also walking four batters. At the plate, Dominic Smith, Jose Lobaton, and Colton Plaia each had an RBI for Las Vegas. The 51s will take on the Redbirds again on Saturday.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets optioned RHP Corey Oswalt to Las Vegas 51s.

Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (49-55)

BINGHAMTON 5, ALTOONA 0 (Box)

The Rumble Ponies shut out the Curve on Friday night 5-0. Mickey Jannis pitched into the eighth inning and delivered a great performance, striking out six and allowing just two hits. At the plate, Joey Terdoslavich went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, a double, and a run batted in while Will Toffey went 2-for-3, an RBI, and a run scored.

Advanced-A - Port St. Lucie Mets (40-60)

CHARLOTTE 6, ST. LUCIE 0 (Box)

The St. Lucie Mets had no offense to speak of on Friday night as they were shut out by the Stone Crabs and were only able to produce four hits. Blake Taylor got the start for St. Lucie and pitched 3.2 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) while also walking four batters. Thomas McIlraith and Austin McGeorge pitched 5.1 innings combined in relief of Taylor and gave up just one earned run while also striking out four.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (48-53)

AUGUSTA 2, COLUMBIA 1 (Box)

In a game which remained scoreless all the way until the tenth inning, the Fireflies came out on the losing end on Friday night. Marcel Renteria started for Columbia and pitched 5 scoreless innings. Yeizo Campos pitched in relief of Renteria and pitched the remaining 4.2 innings for the Fireflies. In the top of the tenth, Giovanny Alfonzo drove in the go-ahead run for Columbia, but in the bottom half of the inning, the GreenJackets tied the game up with a sacrifice fly and then walked it off with an RBI single.

A-Short - Brooklyn Cyclones (22-18)

BROOKLYN 7, WEST VIRGINIA 1 (Box)

The Cyclones picked up the road win against the Black Bears on Friday night 7-1. Kyle Wilson started for Brooklyn and went seven shutout innings, striking out eight batters. Carlos Cortes went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs batted in, and a run scored for the Cyclones, though that wasn’t the biggest night at the plate for Brooklyn. Manny Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a double, a triple, and three runs batted in.

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (18-17)

KINGSPORT 8, BURLINGTON 0 (Box)

The Kingsport Mets shut out the Burlington Royals 8-0 on Friday night. Willy Tavares got the start for Kingsport and pitched six shutout innings while striking out four. At the plate, Mark Vientos had a monster night as he went 3-for-5 with two home runs and seven runs batted in.

Rookie: GCL Mets (19-14)

GCL METS 4, GCL CARDINALS 2 (Box)

The GCL Mets beat the GCL Cardinals behind ten strong innings from their pitching staff. After getting one inning from starter Max Kuhns, the bullpen pitched nine superb innings in relief. This was highlighted by Michael Otanez, who went five innings and only allowed one run. At the plate, Jose Mena had what proved to be the game-winning RBI in the tenth inning as he drove home Jaylen Palmer on an infield hit.

Star of the Night

Mark Vientos

Goat of the Night

Blake Taylor