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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/2/18: Nido victory

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

Gordon Donovan

*All results from games played on 8/1/18

Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (52-67)

OMAHA 7, LAS VEGAS 4 (Box)

Chris Flexen struggled early, as the 51s found themselves in a 3-0 hole after one inning. Vegas came back to tie it in the top of the third thanks to back-to-back home runs from Matt den Dekker and Zach Borenstein. Omaha went back ahead 4-3 in the bottom of the frame, only to see Vegas answer back again in the top of the fourth. That would be the last action from the 51 offense, as the Storm Chaser bullpen held them to one hit over the final five innings while Flexen gave up the go-ahead run in the fifth and Gerson Bautista allowed two insurance runs in the eighth.

ROSTER ALERT: Las Vegas 51s activated RHP Logan Taylor from the 7-day disabled list.

ROSTER ALERT: Las Vegas 51s placed RHP Cody Martin on the temporarily inactive list.

ROSTER ALERT: Las Vegas 51s placed C Johnny Monell on the 7-day disabled list.

ROSTER ALERT: Las Vegas 51s activated RF Bryce Brentz from the 7-day disabled list.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (50-59)

BINGHAMTON 2, HARTFORD 0 (Box)

Scott Copeland continued his solid pitching of late (seven earned runs allowed over his last 34.2 innings), spinning seven scoreless innings while striking out seven. Tomas Nido was the star on the offensive side—he reached on a one-out single in the second and came around to score the first run of the game, then went yard to deep left-center to extend the lead to 2-0. David Roseboom and Corey Taylor provided some clutch relief in the eighth to preserve the lead after Copeland allowed a leadoff double and a second baserunner on a strikeout/wild pitch, putting runners on first and third with none out. Roseboom (two) and Taylor (one) combined to strike out the side and leave the tying runs on. Taylor then worked around a self-induced bases loaded jam in the ninth to lock down the victory.

ROSTER ALERT: Binghamton Rumble Ponies placed RHP Harol Gonzalez on the 7-day disabled list.

ROSTER ALERT: SS Levi Michael assigned to Binghamton Rumble Ponies from Las Vegas 51s.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (27-40 / 14-23)

BRADENTON 7, ST. LUCIE 5 (Box)

David Peterson’s Advanced-A struggles continued yesterday. Bradenton got to him for two early runs in the bottom of the second on four singles and a walk. The Mets answered back with four in the top of the third thanks to a pair of two-run home runs from Luis Carpio—his tenth of the year and Jeremy Vasquez—his first since his promotion. Unfortunately Peterson’s struggles were only beginning, as he endured an even uglier fourth inning, surrendering five more runs on six hits—three doubles before being lifted after 3.2 ugly innings. The Mets would muster one more on a Carpio sacrifice fly, but would get no closer.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (34-33 / 16-22)

COLUMBIA 3, WEST VIRGINIA 1 (Box)

Zac Grotz and Sergio Cubilete hooked up for quite a pitcher’s duel in Columbia. After the Power scratched one run across in the top of the first, the game remained 1-0 into the bottom of the sixth, when Hansel Moreno led off with a double and scored the tying run on a Matt Winaker ground out. Columbia took the lead for good in the seventh on a Jose Brizuela sacrifice fly and another Moreno double which scored the third run. Conner O’Neil retired all nine batters he faced over the final three frames to record a well-deserved win.

SS-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (24-21)

BROOKLYN 3, TRI-CITY 2 (Box)

Tri-City took a 2-0 lead two batters into the game on an Alex McKenna home run, but that would be all they would get in Brooklyn. It looked like the ValleyCats might make that hold up, but with two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Anthony Dirocie put one over the left field fence to give the Cyclones a 3-2 lead that they would ride to victory.

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (20-18)

POSTPONED (RAIN)

Rookie - GCL Mets (19-17)

GCL CARDINALS 4 , GCL METS 2 / 7 12 INNINGS (Box)

The GCL Cardinals took a rain-abbreviated victory from the GCL Mets last night. A Ronny Mauricio error in the fourth opened the door to two unearned runs against Bryce Hutchinson. Mauricio did single and score in the bottom of the fourth to help the Mets cut the deficit in half, but the Cardinals added two more in the sixth. The Mets scored a run in the bottom of the seventh, but the rains prevented any further comeback.

Stars of the Night

Tomas Nico, Anthony Dirocie

Goat of the Night

David Peterson