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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/6/18: Jeff McNeil keeps hitting

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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 July 5, 2018

Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (41-46)

LAS VEGAS 12, FRESNO 5 (Box)

Peter Alonso put Las Vegas into the lead early, hitting a two run home run in the top of the first inning. Fresno would get one back in the bottom of the frame, but the 51s answered with a vengeance, as they scored nine runs in the top of the second. Colton Plaia started the scoring with a double. A fielding error drove in the next run, and Jeff McNeil hit a grand slam to keep the runs coming. Patrick Kivlehan finished off the scoring in the inning with a two run home run of his own. That inning proved to be the decisive one, as Fresno was effectively put out of the game.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (41-43)

ERIE 12, BINGHAMTON 9 (Box)

The pitching let Binghamton down in this loss. The offense was solid, as six players drove in runs for the Rumble Ponies, but that was not enough to overcome the pitching woes that Binghamton faced. Starter Joe Cavallaro — in his first Double-A start — was tagged for five runs in five innings, and the bullpen struggled on top of him. Stephen Nogosek loaded the based with a walk and a pair of singles in the seventh, and Daniel Zamora allowed those three runs to score to tie the game. Joe Zanghi allowed three runs to score in the top of the ninth, and the Binghamton offense could not answer in the bottom of the frame.

ROSTER ALERT: Binghamton Rumble Ponies released 3B Matt Oberste.

ROSTER ALERT: RHP Joe Cavallaro assigned to Binghamton Rumble Ponies from Columbia Fireflies.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (28-40/6-7)

BRADENTON 9, ST. LUCIE 2 (Box)

St. Lucie fell behind 1-0 in the first inning, but quickly came back to make it 2-1 in the bottom on the frame, on the back of a Michael Paez single and an Andres Gimenez steal of home. The floodgates opened from there, however. Starter David Peterson struggled, giving up two in the third, before letting two runners get into scoring position in the sixth. He got pulled for Seth Davis, who let those runs score and then some. All in all, they allowed six runs in the sixth, which put the game out of reach.

T.J. Rivera played in his first game following Tommy John surgery, though he went hitless in the game.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets sent 2B T.J. Rivera on a rehab assignment to St. Lucie Mets

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (34-33/7-6)

GREENVILLE 4, COLUMBIA 2 (Box)

Columbia’s offense struggled to do much of anything in this game. They scattered nine hits throughout the game, and were held to just two runs — Carlos Sanchez drove in the first with a ground out in the second, and Jeremy Vazquez singled the other home in the sixth. Starter Tony Dibrell gave up four runs — two in the first, one in the fourth, and the last one after he was replaced by Joshua Payne in the sixth — which was more than enough to give Columbia the loss.

ROSTER ALERT: RHP Joe Cavallaro assigned to Binghamton Rumble Ponies from Columbia Fireflies.

ROSTER ALERT: RHP Luc Rennie assigned to Columbia Fireflies.

SS-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (11-9)

ABERDEEN 2, BROOKLYN 1 (Box)

Jaison Vilera was a hard-luck loser in this one, as he pitched well despite getting saddled with the loss. He gave up both runs in the top of the fifth, but was spotless otherwise. The bullpen shined as well, throwing two scoreless innings behind him. The Cyclones offense just could not push across any runs, despite getting ten hits in the game. Angel Manzanarez drove in the sole with with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh, but that was all the Cyclones offense could muster.

ROSTER ALERT: LHP Joshua Walker assigned to Brooklyn Cyclones from Kingsport Mets.

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (9-6)

KINGSPORT 7, ELIZABETHTON 1 (Box)

The Kingsport offense scored early and often in this game. They struck first in the second inning, as a Phil Capra single and a wild pitch put them up 2-0. They went on to score one in the third, two in the fifth, and two in the ninth, as they coasted to victory. The only blemish on the pitching side came by the way of a wild pitch by Nate Peden in the bottom of the second.

ROSTER MOVE: LHP Joshua Walker assigned to Brooklyn Cyclones from Kingsport Mets.

ROSTER MOVE: LHP Joel Huertas assigned to Kingsport Mets from Brooklyn Cyclones.

Rookie: GCL Mets (10-5)

GCL Mets 7, GCL Nationals 3 (Box)

The Mets offense was excellent netting 14 hits and scoring seven runs in the win. They were held scoreless through the first three innings before breaking out four two runs in the fourth, and they ran away with it from there. First round pick Jarred Kelenic continued his torrid start to professional baseball, getting on base three times in the win.

The win was also due in large part to the bullpen, as they threw 7.1 innings, only giving up two runs, after starter Jender De Jesus lasted just 1.2 innings.

Star of the Night

Jeff McNeil

Goat of the Night

David Peterson