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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 9/2/18: Kingsport and Brooklyn must be all in

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

Daison Acosta
Steve Sypa

*All results from games played on September 1, 2018

Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (69-69)

SACRAMENTO 7, LAS VEGAS 3 (BOX)

The quest to stay above .500 got that much tougher with Las Vegas’ loss to the River Cats. Scott Copeland was solid at first, but a five-run fifth doomed him and the 51s. They had just captured the lead in the fourth, but obviously did not enjoy it very long.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (64-74)

BINGHAMTON 7, PORTLAND 6 / 11 (BOX)

The Binghamton Rumble Ponies just squeaked past the Portland Sea Dogs in a contest that saw 30 combined hits, four ties, and four lead changes. Down 6-5 headed to the bottom of the eleventh, automatic runner Will Toffey scored on a wild pitch from Sea Dogs reliever Adam Lau, tying the game. Jhoan Urena kept the inning going with his fifth hit of the night- the second time this season he’s had five hits- and Andres Gimenez followed that with a HBP. Up walked Oliver Pascual, who walked off the ballgame- his fifth with the Rumble Ponies- by singling into left-center.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (27-40/27-36)

ST. LUCIE 4, JUPITER 0 (BOX)

David Peterson, Joe Cavallaro, and bullpen arm Austin McGeorge combined to throw a shutout, giving the St. Lucie Mets 27 wins in the second half, matching their first half win total. Peterson only lasted five innings, but racked up the strikeouts, fanning nine batters in his last start of the 2018 season.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (34-33/29-36)

AUGUSTA 8, COLUMBIA 3 (BOX)

The Colaflies scored some late runs, but the hole that they found themselves stuck in was more than three runs would be able to overcome. Nicolas Debora gave the team innings, but they weren’t exactly quality innings, giving up seven runs- six earned- on nine hits over seven innings. Garrett Cave and the GreenJacket bullpen, on the other hand, kept Columbia off the board for most of the afternoon. Scott Manea launched a three-run homer to finally put some runs in the Colaflies’ column, but they would end up being nowhere near enough.

Short-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (36-31)

STATEN ISLAND 3, BROOKLYN 1 (BOX)

With their playoff chances flickering like a candle in the wind, the Cyclones dropped the opening game of their final series, losing yet another one in the Battle of the Bridge. The Staten Island Yankees scored a quick run in the first thanks to an error by catcher Hayden Senger. Baseball is a game of symmetry, and in the fourth, with Senger at the plate, Yankees catcher Jackson Thoreson let a ball get by him, allowing Wagner Lagrange to score and tying things up at 1-1. Things would stay tied until the sixth, when right fielder Junior Soto hit a two-out double that scored two runs, giving Staten Island the 3-1 edge that would eventually be the final score.

With the Cyclones’ loss coupled with Auburn’s win, Brooklyn needs to win both of their final two games, while Auburn must lose both, in order to clinch a playoff berth. Jose Butto takes the ball for Brooklyn this afternoon, and Tylor Megill is scheduled to start on Monday.

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (32-33)

APPALACHIAN LEAGUE SEMIFINAL GAME ONE

ELIZABETHTON 7, KINGSPORT 3 (BOX)

APPALACHIAN LEAGUE SEMIFINAL GAME TWO

KINGSPORT 7, ELIZABETHTON 6 / 10 (BOX)

What a game. Needing to win this game to force a game three against the Elizabethton Twins, Kingsport came out of the gate swinging, scoring three runs. The Twins chipped away at the lead, scoring runs off of starter Daison Acosta in the second and fourth. They finally tied things in the seventh with a run off of Brian Metoyer. The game stayed tied at 3-3 until the tenth, when Kingsport exploded for four runs. Mark Vientos doubled in two runs, and Kenny Hernandez and Randy Adon both singled in one apiece. Mitch Hickey almost blew the four run lead, allowing three runs to score, but Nelson Lyon was brought in to get the final out and did so, leaving the tying and go-ahead runs at third and second, respectively.

The win forces a decisive game three, in which Dedniel Nunez will take the mound for Kingsport and Andrew Cabezas for Elizabethton.

Rookie: GCL Mets (24-31)

NO GAME (SEASON ENDED)

FINAL STATS

DSL Final Stats

DSL 1

DSL 2

Star of the Night

Daison Acosta

Goat of the Night

Mitch Hickey