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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/20/18: Where Brooklyn at?

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

Mark Vientos
Steve Sypa

*All results from games played on August 19, 2018

Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (61-65)

EL PASO 8, LAS VEGAS 7 (BOX)

The 51s were in the driver’s seat going into the ninth inning, but the bullpen let them down. Up 7-6 after beating up relievers Jerry Keel and Kazuhisa Makita, Tony DeFrancesco elected to go with Chris Beck to close out the game. Beck got Javy Guerra to strike out on a bunt, and got pinch hitter Carlos Asuaje to fly out, but things went terribly wrong after that. The next two batters got on base, and an intentional walk loaded the bases. With an out at any base, third baseman Ty France singled into left to walk the game off for the Chihuahuas. Lost in the shuffle is the fact that Nabil Crismatt was removed from the game after just 52 pitches, lasting only two-plus innings.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets recalled 1B Dominic Smith from Las Vegas 51s.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (60-65)

BINGHAMTON 5, READING 2 (BOX)

Having won two games against the Fightin Phils, the sweep looked in doubt as the Rumble Ponies found themselves down 2-0 late. Binghamton rallied in the eighth for five runs to collect the win, sweeping their third series in 2018. Kevin McGowan got the start and was solid, allowing a pair of runs in the fourth. The bullpen kept Reading off the board and gave the Ponies time to break through. Kevin Taylor and J.J. Franco led off the eighth with walks, and after Tomas Nido struck out, Patrick Biondi drew a walk to load the bases up. Andres Gimenez drove in a run with a ground out, Joey Terdoslavich drove in two with a single, and Will Toffey socked a two-run homer before Patrick Mazeika flied out to end the inning. Up 5-2, David Roseboom worked around a single to notch his first save of the 2018 season.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (27-40/24-31)

ST. LUCIE 5, DUNEDIN 3 (BOX)

St. Lucie plated a pair of runs in the first, but the Blue Jays quickly negated them, scoring a pair in the bottom of the second and tying things up at 2-2 apiece. The Mets broke the stalemate in the sixth when Gene Cone laced a two-out, two-run double into center that scored Blake Tiberi and Desmond Lindsay. Both teams scored in the seventh, negating each other, giving St. Lucie the win and the series.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (34-33/23-30)

COLUMBIA 7, HAGERSTOWN 5 (BOX)

Columbia took the initial lead in the top of the third on a Hansel Moreno home run, but Nicolas Debora gave it right back up in the bottom of the inning, allowing three runs. Columbia took the lead once again in the fifth, scoring a pair of runs on a Matt Winaker double, and then added additional insurance runs in the ninth. Those late inning runs would prove extremely important as Conner O’Neil allowed a pair of runs in his second inning of work. Still, despite the hiccup, the right-hander got three outs and notched the save.

Short-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (34-26)

BROOKLYN 10, HUDSON VALLEY 2 (BOX)

The surging Cyclones won another one, taking three of four from the Renegades and moving into a tie for first place. The game was close until late innings, with Brooklyn holding a 4-2 lead, but in the eighth, Brooklyn broke out and scored six runs. Brian Sharp led off the inning with a solo homer and ended it with a fly out into left. In the in-between, the Cyclones notched three singles, two doubles, and a triple. Kyle Wilson was solid in the start, and has been the case for much of the season, the bullpen locked things down for extended innings.

With the win, the Cyclones have won 12 of their 17 games in August.

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (29-29)

GAME ONE

KINGSPORT 5, GREENEVILLE 0 / 7 (BOX)

The Kingsport Mets snapped their three-game Pulaski-induced losing streak, shutting out the Greeneville Reds thanks to a strong outing by Dedniel Nunez. The right-hander tossed six shutout innings, allowing just two hits, walking three, and hitting two while striking out nine. Kingsport took the lead in the fourth on a L. A. Woodard and added to it in the sixth, when 9-1-2 hitters Guillermo Granadillo, Yoel Romero, and Jarred Kelenic added one apiece.

GAME TWO

GREENEVILLE 7, KINGSPORT 6 (BOX)

Game two, a make-up between Kingsport and Greeneville from June 26th, started out in Kingsport’s favor, but the pendulum swung late. Up 5-0, Nate Peden and Brian Metoyer combined to allow five runs in the bottom of the sixth, making it a tie ball game. Kingsport was able to take the lead in the seventh, but Nelson Leon let the lead slip away, giving up a pair of runs and losing the game.

With the loss, Kingsport remains 3 games behind the Elizabethton Twins for first in the Appy West and a game ahead of the Bristol Pirates.

Rookie: GCL Mets (23-28)

SUSPENDED (RAIN)

Play stopped with one out in the top of the seventh inning. The GCL Nationals took the lead with a five-run inning and threatened to do more damage before the rain cut things short. The GCL Mets came into the inning with a 3-1 lead, but 208 prep draft pick Zach Hammer had a disastrous inning- perhaps because of the rain- loading up the bases and allowing a pair of runs to score on a single and a walk. His replacement, Yadiel Flores, allowed a bases-clearing double- all charged to Hammer- before the game was put on hold.

DSL Check-In

RHP David Marcano, 16 (Venezuela): 13 G/10 GS, 6.44 ERA, 36.1 IP, 33 H, 30 R, 26 ER, 29 BB, 28 K, 3 HB, .252 AVG

LHP Daniel Guzman, 20 (Venezuela): 19 G/0 GS, 1.33 ERA, 40.2 IP, 29 H, 10 R, 6 ER, 15 BB, 22 K, 2 HB, .210 AVG

C Andres Regnault, 19 (Venezuela): 53 G, 192 AB, .333/.420/.573, 64 H, 17 2B, 1 3B, 9 HR, 22 BB, 33 K, 5/8 SB

C Alejandro Medina, 18 (Venezuela): 30 G, 90 AB, .178/.295/.244, 16 H, 6 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 13 BB, 26 K, 0/1 SB

C Alexis Marquez, 19 (Venezuela): 26 G, 80 AB, .175/.247/.213, 14 H, 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 5 BB, 14 K, 3/3 SB

1B Wilmy Valdez, 20 (Dominican Republic): 44 G, 148 AB, .230/.286/.291, 34 H, 9 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 9 BB, 32 K, 8/12 SB

SS Federico Polanco, 17 (Dominican Republic): 58 G, 227 AB, .211/.275/.260, 48 H, 5 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 18 BB, 48 K, 11/14 SB

OF Eduardo Salazar, 17 (Venezuela): 37 G, 120 AB, .267/.350/.300, 32 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 17 BB, 33 K, 0/2 SB

OF Adrian Hernandez, 17 (Dominican Republic): 57 G, 224 AB, .263/.354/.402, 59 H, 12 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 16 BB, 47 K, 9/13 SB

OF Ezequiel Pena, 19 (Boston): 34 G, 93 AB, .140/.304/.204, 13 H, 3 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 13 BB, 42 K, 1/4 SB

OF Jean Carlos Soto, 18 (Dominican Republic): 47 G, 162 AB, .216/.274/.321, 35 H, 7 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 13 BB, 35 K, 5/8 SB

OF Tulio Garcia: No appearances in 2018

Star of the Night

Mark Vientos

Goat of the Night

Nelson Leon