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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/13/18: Oh Captain!

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

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*All results from games played on 8/12/18.

Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (60-59)

LAS VEGAS 14, RENO 2 - GAME 1 (Box)

It was just your average, run-of-the-mill 11-run eighth inning in Vegas last night, as the 51s turned a tight game into an blowout late in Game 1. The Aces actually led this one 2-1 going into the bottom of the seventh when, with two outs and two on, a pinch-hitting Kevin Kaczmarski ripped an RBI single to tie the game, and Ty Kelly followed with an RBI single to put Vegas ahead. The insurance runs arrived fast and furious in the bottom of the eighth, as both Bryce Brentz and Patrick Kivlehan doubled and homered in the 11-run inning—Brentz’s a grand slam, giving him a six-RBI inning.


There was no 11-run outburst in the nightcap, but Drew Gagnon made sure none was needed, cruising to the seven inning complete game victory, striking out 10 in the process. Peter Alonso helped stake the 51s to an early 2-0 lead with an RBI single in the first. A second run scored on a Ty Kelly force out. The Aces would cut the lead to one in the fourth on a Christian Walker home run, but Alonso answered that with his 14th in AAA in the fifth to push the lead back to two. Gagnon would do the rest, as the 51s would sweep the doubleheader and move over .500 on the season.

ROSTER ALERT: Las Vegas 51s placed LHP Buddy Baumann on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 11, 2018.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (55-64)


The Ponies rumbled out to a quick 4-0 lead in the first on a Joey Terdoslavich two-run home run and a two-out, two-run triple by Andrew Ely. However, Kevin McGowan gave it all back and then some, as Reading chipped away with runs in the second, fourth, and fifth to take a 6-4 lead. Ryder Ryan allowed two more in the sixth as the Fightin Phils put the game away.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (27-40 / 20-28)


Luis Carpio may have led off the game with his eleventh home run of the year, but it was the at bat two batters later of much greater import to the Mets and their faithful, as captain David Wright had his first plate appearance of the 2018 season, as he attempts to get back the the majors for the first time since May of 2016. Wright was caught looking in his first at bat, and went 0-3 with two strikeouts, lining out to deep right in his final plate appearance, as he played five innings at third base—he fielded one pop-up on the day. Wright did appear in three rehab games for St. Lucie in 2016, and one last season, so it’s hard to feel confident that this rehab stint will end more successfully. But even if the St. Lucie offense sputtered the rest of the way and the Threshers won the game comfortably, it would be hard not to classify the day—and the presence of the captain—as a small victory for the Mets.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets sent 3B David Wright on a rehab assignment to St. Lucie Mets.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (34-33 / 19-29)


The Colaflies outlasted the Shorebirds in extra time in Columbia. Nicolas Debora was excellent, striking out 10 over his seven innings of work. He allowed only four baserunners, but two game in the fourth, when a one-out walk came around to score on a double to but the Fireflies in a 1-0 hole, but Hansel Moreno drilled a home run to right in the fifth to tie the game. It would remain there into the bottom of the tenth, when Zach Rheams’s third hit of the game brought in the intentional runner in the tenth to snap Columbia’s losing streak at four.

SS-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (30-25)


The Cyclones struck for their final runs just before the rains struck Lowell, going ahead 3-1 and claiming their fourth straight victory. Rain would wipe out the scheduled doubleheader nightcap. Ross Adolph got Brooklyn started right, leading off the game with a triple and coming around on a Jose Miguel Medina RBI single. Lowell scratched out an unearned run in the sixth to tie the game, sending the game into extra innings rules in the eighth. Brooklyn cashed in twice thanks to a Spinners error and another Medina RBI single. Ryley Gilliam game on and deftly worked around the automatic runner in the bottom of the frame, securing his fourth save and allowing Billy Oxford—who danced out of a bases loaded situation in the bottom of the seventh—to vulture his sixth win of the year.

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (27-24)


Dedniel Nunez struggled in the first, putting Kingsport Mets in a early 3-0 hole after one. Nate Peden came in and bounced back from a terrible start earlier in the week to hold down the fort with seven shutout innings, giving the young Mets’ potent offense a chance to get them back in the game. They took advantage rather quickly, when a red-hot Mark Vientos clubbed a three-run homer the other way to right-center, tying the game in the third. Vientos is hitting .410 with three home runs and 12 RBI over his last 10 games. The Mets then took advantage of Alvaro Galindo’s wildness in the fourth, with two leadoff walks and a wild pitch opening the door to three more runs. Peden and Christian Tripp shut the door as the Mets cruised the rest of the way to victory.

Rookie - GCL Mets (20-26)


The GCL Astros struck for two early runs in the bottom of the second. The Mets answered with single runs in the third and the fourth to knot the game up. The game remained deadlocked at two until the tenth, when Jose Mena and the staff’s struggles controlling the running game (six stolen bases allowed on the day) combined with Miguel Ramirez’s wildness to cost the Mets the game. After an intentional walk, the Astros pulled a double steal with the automatic runner at second for second and third with no outs. Another intentional walk loaded the bases, and Ramirez got a strikeout and a forceout at the plate to almost wriggle out of it before walking in the winning run with two outs to end it.

ROSTER ALERT: Junior Santos assigned to GCL Mets from DSL Mets 1.

Star of the Night

David Wright! (OK, Bryce Brentz. But, c’mon... David Wright)

Goat of the Night

Kevin McGowan