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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 4/12/19 : A walk of a different kind

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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 April 11, 2019.

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (5-3)

PAWTUCKET 3, SYRACUSE 2 (BOX)

The Syracuse offense struggled for the second game in a row, mustering just five hits in the series opener against Pawtucket. Casey Coleman pitched relatively well outside of giving up two solo home runs in the second inning. Eric Hanhold gave up an RBI single in the seventh to make it 3-0, but was solid outside of that. The Mets scored both runs in the top of the eighth, by way of a Tzu-Wei Lin fielding error off the bat of Gregor Blanco, and a two-out RBI single by Danny Espinosa. A throwing error on the play got Espinosa and Blanco to second and third, respectively, but an Adeiny Hechavarria strike out ended their rally. The Mets went quietly in the ninth, with Old Friend Jenrry Mejia closing the door for the Red Sox.

ROSTER ALERT: Syracuse Mets activated RHP Casey Coleman from the temporarily inactive list.

Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (3-2)

BINGHAMTON 4, ERIE 3 (BOX)

The first six innings of this game went swimmingly for the Rumble Ponies. Anthony Kay and Harol Gonzalez combined for six one-hit innings, though Kay struggled with his command (three walks and a hit by pitch, throwing 81 pitches through 3.2 innings). Will Toffey gave them the lead with an RBI ground out in the first, and a Barrett Barnes solo home run in the second made it 2-0. Joshua Torres did not pick up where the Kay and Gonzalez duo left off, as he gave up three runs in the top of the seventh, giving Erie a 3-2 lead.

The bottom of the ninth began with a Will Toffey walk, followed by an Ali Sanchez single and a Barnes walk to load the bases. Dario Pizzano grounded out and chased home the game-tying, and Michael Paez hit a single to left to secure the comeback victory.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (5-3)

METS 8, TARPONS 6 (BOX)

The Mets enjoyed a healthy lead for the vast majority of this game, though the Tarpons almost completed an incredible comeback. Todd Frazier got the Mets on the board in the third inning with a two RBI single (in other news, he played a full nine innings, which is a good sign for his return to Queens). RBI singles by Quinn Brodey in the fifth and seventh innings pushed their lead to 4-1, with singles by Desmond Lindsay and Carlos Cortes making it 7-1. Manny Rodriguez chased home a run in the top of the ninth, making it 8-1.

The pitching was largely excellent, as Tony Dibrell, Carlos Hernandez, and Ryley Gilliam combined for eight innings of one run ball, the only blemish coming on a solo home run in the sixth. Joe Cavallaro came in to finish up what seemed to be a blowout win, and promptly gave up five runs to make it an 8-6 game. Blake Taylor came in and secured the win, despite the near-meltdown.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (3-4)

LEGENDS 14, FIREFLIES 3 (BOX)

The Fireflies got, in a word, destroyed by the Legends in this one. They actually held the lead at one point, when Chandler Avant chased home Anthony Dirocie on a ground out. The wheels quickly fell off after that. The Legends scored in every inning but the second, as Jose Butto, Bryce Hutchinson, and Garrison Bryant could not stop the offensive onslaught.

The offensive highlights were Dirocie getting on base three times, and Brian Sharp hitting his first home run of the season in the fifth inning.

Star(s) of the Night

Michael Paez and Quinn Brodey

Goat(s) of the Night

The Columbia Fireflies pitching staff