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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 4/13/19: Relievers good, starters not so much

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

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets
Travis Taijeron
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*All results from games played on April 12, 2019

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (6-3)


The Syracuse Mets continued their early-season beatdown on the Pawtucket Red Sox with another win last night, the Mets’ fourth victory over them in six games. Travis Taijeron hit a two-run homer in the top of the fourth to give Syracuse the lead and they held it for the rest of the game. Packtucket scored in the bottom of the fourth to make it a 2-1 ballgame, but Rajai Davis hit a solo home run of his own in the eighth to give Syracuse a little breathing room that they would ultimately not even need, as the bullpen held true.

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


Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (5-4)


Finding themselves in a deep hole, St. Lucie clawed back to make the game competitive instead of a laughter, but in the end the rally fell short. Kyle Wilson was just not good, giving up seven runs on nine hits in just three-plus innings. St. Lucie was able to score three unanswered runs to make it 7-4 before the Fire Frogs got to Yeizo Campos- who was otherwise spectacular on the evening, striking out seven- in the sixth to make it a 9-3 game. In the bottom of the sixth, St. Lucie rallied, scoring four runs. Fire Frogs relievers Justin Kelly and Walter Borkovich settled down after, retiring 10 straight batters and keeping St. Lucie off the board for the rest of the night.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (3-5)


Thomas Szapucki looked a little less rusty in his second start back from Tommy John, but it’s still very apparent that he is shaking off the rust. His fastball sat 88-90 MPH, touching 91, 92, and 93 MPH exactly once each. Despite the low-end velocity, he was still getting swing-and-misses from the pitch. The curveball, on the other hand, looked about where it should be, sitting 77-79 with plenty of break. Szapucki threw 27 pitches- 17 for strikes- and did not factor into the game in any meaningful way. Columbia got on the board in the third, taking a 2-0 lead, but the Legends quickly took it from them, plating four in the bottom of the inning. They then added to their lead with a three-run fifth and another run in the sixth. Down 8-2, the Colaflies clawed back a bit- including a Mark Vientos solo homer- but were unable to get over the hump.

Star of the Night

Travis Taijeron

Goat of the Night

Jaison Vilera