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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/3/18: Michael Gibbon’s almost no-no

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

Chris McShane

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

Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (53-57)

LAS VEGAS 6, OMAHA 3 (Box)

Las Vegas got on the board early, as both Christian Colon and Bryce Brentz hit home runs (a solo and two run homer, respectively) in the second inning to get them out to a 3-0 lead. A Patrick Kivlehan sacrifice fly and a Colton Plaia single made it 5-0 in the fourth inning. Starter Drew Gagnon threw four scoreless innings before coughing up two in the fifth and one in the sixth to shorten the lead to 5-3. Kivlehan would add a run with a home run in the seventh, and the bullpen would throw three scoreless innings to finish off the win.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets selected the contract of RHP Bobby Wahl from Las Vegas 51s.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets optioned RHP Jacob Rhame to Las Vegas 51s.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (51-59)

BINGHAMTON 2, HARTFORD 1 (Box)

Mickey Jannis had an excellent start, and deserved more than a no-decision to his name. The knuckleballer scattered six hits over seven, striking out six as well. He surrendered just one run, coming off of a home run in the third inning. Other than that, he was virtually spotless.

The Binghamton offense came alive late in his start, as Will Toffey drove in their first run with an RBI double in the sixth inning. Patrick Mazeika gave the Rumble Ponies the lead with a single in the eighth, and the bullpen shut the Yard Goats down from there.

ROSTER ALERT: Binghamton Rumble Ponies placed 2B Josh Allen on the 7-day disabled list.

ROSTER: ALERT: Binghamton Rumble Ponies activated CF John Mora from the 7-day disabled list.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (27-40/15-23)

ST. LUCIE 10, BRADENTON 3 (Box)

The St. Lucie offense dropped ten runs, but they were far from the story in this win. Michael Gibbons took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, giving up his first hit on an infield single. Gibbons actually surrendered a run before a hit, interestingly enough, by way of a walk, hit by pitch, a fly out (moving the runner to third), and a sacrifice fly. Gibbons, obviously, was excellent.

The St. Lucie offense did its job early, plating nine of their ten runs in the first four innings. They were paced by a two homer game from Quinn Brodey (a solo shot in the second, and a three-run line drive homer in the third that made it 8-0), and Jeremy Vasquez, who homered in the fourth. Pretty much everyone on the Mets hit behind an incredible effort from Gibbons.

Low-A: COLUMBIA FIREFLIES (34-33/16-22)

POSTPONED (Rain)

SS-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (25-21)

BROOKLYN 13, ABERDEEN 6 (Box)

The Cyclones offense exploded out of the gate, scoring six runs in the first inning, and all 13 of their runs in the first four innings. A fielding error scored their first run, and then back-to-back singles by Brian Sharp and Nick Meyer made it 3-1 (Briam Campusano surrendered a run in the first). A three run double by Walter Rasquin put an exclamation point on the inning, making it 6-1. They picked right up where they left off in the second, as Wagner Lagrange drove in a run with a single, Anthony Dirocie worked a bases loaded walk, and Sharp earned another RBI with a sac fly, making it 9-1. They’d score three more runs in the third, on a Manny Rodriguez home run (his first as a professional), and a two RBI double by Lagrange. Rodriguez capped off the scoring with a single in the fourth.

Campusano struggled despite the very good run support, and could not get out of the fifth inning. The bullpen was solid, though, but the offense really made their jobs easy.

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (21-19)

GAME ONE

GREENEVILLE 6, KINGSPORT 1 / 7 (Box)

The Mets offense was completely stifled in game one of this double header. They managed just four hits, and one run (a Luis Santana double in the bottom of the first). On top of their offensive woes, starter Nate Peden was tagged for four runs and seven hits in just four innings. The bullpen was victimized by bad defense, as they surrendered two unearned runs. Overall, it was a bad game in every way for Kingsport.

GAME TWO

KINGSPORT 4, GREENEVILLE 3 / 7 (Box)

Game two of the double header was much kinder to Kingsport. They ran all over Greeneville, stealing seven bases, making it a big part of their offense. The first run of the game was on the back of a steal, as Guillermo Granadillo stole third and scored on an error. Back to back third inning singles by Yoel Romero and Mark Vientos made it 3-0. The two (unearned) runs starter Willy Taveras would surrender came in the fifth inning, his last of the day, on a throwing error by Kenny Hernandez. A Ranfy Adon RBI ground out gave them a much needed insurance run in the bottom of the frame. The bullpen gave up one run, but they held on to split the double header.

Rookie: GCL Mets (19-18)

GCL ASTROS 5, GCL METS 3 (Box)

2018 second round pick Simeon Woods-Richardson continued his scoreless streak to behind his professional career, nothing three good innings in the start. He worked around three base runners in his three innings, matching zeros with the GCL Astros in his short start. Michel Otanez relieved him and threw a scoreless inning in the fourth, but that is when the wheels fell off. Otanez faced six batters in the fifth inning without recording an out, surrendering three runs to put the Mets in a 3-0 hole. That score stood until the eighth inning, when Sebastian Espino, Edison Valdez, Cristopher Pujols, drove in runs to tie the game up at three apiece. The tie did not last long, as Malky Mena would give up two in the bottom of the frame to put the Mets behind 5-3. The offense did not have a second comeback in two innings in them, though.

Star of the Night

Michael Gibbons

Goat of the Night

Nate Peden