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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/10/18: A quartet of Good starts

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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 August 9, 2018

Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (58-58)

LAS VEGAS 10, RENO 4 (Box)

Las Vegas jumped all over their intrastate rivals, scoring two runs in the first — on a two RBI double off the bat of Dominic Smith — and three in the second, by way of a Zach Borenstein three run homer. Reno got one back in the fourth, but a Peter Alonso two run homer pushed the lead to 7-1. Nabil Crismatt allowed his second (and final) run in the sixth, but the 51s quickly answered with three in the seventh — one on a Jose Lobaton walk, and two on a Ty Kelly single, the latter finished off their scoring for the night.

The pitching was by and large very good, as Crismatt cruised through six innings, with the last inning being the only one that got truly dicey, as he wiggled out of a bases loaded jam. The bullpen had plenty of room to breathe, and finished it rather easily.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (55-61)

BINGHAMTON 3, RICHMOND 1 (Box)

Rumble Ponies starter Mickey Jannis and Flying Squirrels starter Jake McCastland matched zeros for the first four innings, until Andres Gimenez doubled home a run in the top of the fifth inning. A Patrick Biondi walk drove home their second run in the sixth inning, and a wild pitch forced home their third and final run in the seventh. Richmond got their only run on the board when Jannis surrendered a triple and let the run score on a wild pitch of his own. The Rumble Ponie’s bullpen kept Richmond off the board to give Jannis a well deserved win.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (27-40/19-26)

ST. LUCIE 4, CLEARWATER 1 (Box)

The pitching for St. Lucie was phenomenal, with the only run they surrendered coming off of a second inning home run given up by starter Gabriel Llanes. Outside of that, they kept Clearwater off the board entirely.

The offense got after it early, as a two-run home run by Jeremy Vasquez gave them a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Wilmer Reyes added a run with a home run in the third, and their final run was chased home by a Luis Carpio double play. It was a ho hum win for St. Lucie, as they took a first inning lead and never looked back.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (34-33/18-27)

GREENVILLE 11, COLUMBIA 1 (Box)

This was a tough game all around for Columbia. Starter Marcel Renteria got touched up for six runs (five earned) in just 5.1 innings, including two solo home runs in the second inning. He technically did not give up the final run himself — that came on a passed ball in the sixth after he was pulled for Conner O’Neil — but that does not change his poor outing. O’Neil was their only effective pitcher, keeping Greenville at five in his 2.2 innings. Taylor Henry followed in Renteria’s shoes, surrendering a whopping five runs in the top of the ninth to finish off the blowout loss.

Jay Jabs drove in their only run with a double in the bottom of the second, cutting the deficit at the time to 2-1 — he kept them in the game for a short while with that double. Outside of that, the offense was anemic.

SS-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (28-25)

BROOKLYN 2, CONNECTICUT 0 (Box)

Christian James twirled an absolute gem, allowing just four base runners through seven innings. He added a solid six strikeouts to his line, putting together a truly excellent performance. His bullpen carried that through to the end of the game, not allowing a hit (and just one base runner, coming on a Tommy Wilson error) in the final two innings to finish off the win.

Carlos Cortes drove in both of the Cyclones runs in the win, the first on a solo home run and the second on a sacrifice fly, coming in the fourth and eighth inning respectively.

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (25-23)

DANVILLE 8, KINGSPORT 2 (Box)

Starter Daison Acosta got hit around a little bit, but he was also victimized by some very poor defense behind him. His only earned run came in the second inning when he served up a home run. A Mark Vientos throwing error forced the second run home in the third inning. The fifth inning is where the wheels really fell off for Acosta. An error by catcher Robby Kidwell on a strikeout that would have ended the inning instead chased the third run home, and kept Danville’s offense alive. Acosta collapsed after that, allowing a two run single and a two run home run to push the deficit to 7-0, effectively putting the game out of reach.

The Kingsport offense would stay silent until the ninth inning, when a Raul Beracierta walk drove in their first run of the game, and a double play off the bat of Domingo Martinez chased home their second and final run.

Rookie: GCL Mets (20-24)

GCL NATIONALS 13, GCL Mets 11 (Box)

This game was an absolute roller coaster ride. The Mets jumped out to a 3-0 in the firstm two of those coming on a two run home run by Stanley Consuegra. They added three more in the second to push their lead to 6-0. The Nationals got on the board with a run in the fourth, and exploded for five in the fifth, chasing starter Ramon Guzman (who had little help behind him, as shown by his three unearned runs), and tying the game at six. The teams would blows leads after that, with the Mets taking the lead 7-6 in the bottom of the fifth, only to give up a run to get the game tied again, only to answer right back to take the lead again. The teams would trade leads until the Mets grabbed a 11-10 lead in the bottom of the eighth.

Ronnie Taylor would surrender the lead for the final time (though again had defensive issues behind him), giving up three in the top of the ninth, The Mets bats did not have another comeback in them, and fell 13-11.

Star of the Night

Christian James

Goat of the Night

Marcel Renteria