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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 4/28/19: Walk-offs and shutouts and extras, oh my!

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

Washington Nationals v New York Mets
Tim Peterson
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*All results from games played on Saturday, April 27, 2019

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (14-9)

GAME ONE

SCRANTON WILKES-BARRE 7, SYRACUSE 6 / 10 (BOX)

The game began last night but was quickly suspended due to the weather. Action picked back up yesterday afternoon with one out in the bottom of the first inning, with the Mets leading 1-0. The RailRiders quickly tied things up at 1-1 in the bottom of the second but Syracuse took the lead in the top of the third when they plated a pair of runs. Up 3-2, Syracuse extended their lead further in the top of the seventh on a Danny Espinosa double, but Paul Sewald was unable to protect the lead, giving up three runs in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at 5-5. It remained tied until the tenth, when Carlos Gomez drove in his second RBI of the afternoon. In his second inning of work, Tim Peterson was unable to protect the lead, giving up a two-run homer to Cliff Pennington, allowing Scranton Wilkes-Barre to walk off in extras.

GAME TWO

SYRACUSE 3, SCRANTON WILKES-BARRE 2 / 7 (BOX)

Syracuse jumped out to a quick lead and never relinquished it. Corey Taylor served as “opener”, tossing three scoreless innings, and the bullpen behind him was solid.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets optioned RHP Corey Oswalt to Syracuse Mets.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets recalled RHP Drew Gagnon from Syracuse Mets.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (10-7)

GAME ONE

BINGHAMTON 1, PORTLAND 0 / 7 (BOX)

Harol Gonzalez took the mound for his second start this season and improved to 2-0 on the year, throwing five innings of shutout ball. He and Denyi Reyes were interrupted by about twenty minutes of rain, but the two worked quickly, combining to allow just a handful of hits in over two hours. The lone run of the game came in the fourth when Sam Haggerty led off the fourth with a single, stole second, and then scored on a Will Toffey ground ball down the line that got into left.

GAME TWO

PORTLAND 1, BINGHAMTON 0 / 7 (BOX)

And just like that, Portland turned the tide. After getting shut out in the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader, the Sea Dogs blanked the Rumble Ponies. The lone run of the game came in the top of the fifth, when Nick Lovullo drove in Brett Netzer on a ground ball into left. Anthony Kay got the start for Binghamton, and despite being tagged with the L, looked good. He continues his strong start to the season, lowering his ERA to 1.85. He hit 95 MPH on the gun, and he got more than a few swings-and-misses on his change.

ROSTER ALERT: Binghamton Rumble Ponies placed RHP Chris Mazza on the 7-day injured list retroactive to April 25, 2019.

ROSTER ALERT: Binghamton Rumble Ponies activated RHP Mickey Jannis from the 7-day injured list.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (13-10)

ST. LUCIE 10, FLORIDA 9 (BOX)

From his first pitch, it was apparent that Tony Dibrell was not 100%. His body language conveyed he was uncomfortable, and he seemed distracted by his thumb, index, and middle fingers. Despite it being an off-night for the Mets’ right-hander, he limited the damage and did not let the hole get too deep, giving up four runs over four innings. The St. Lucie offense had his back, plating eight runs in the game’s first three innings. Despite being staked to an 8-4 lead, the bullpen couldn’t contain the Fire Frogs. Max Kuhns, making his 2019 debut, allowed a run, and Conner O’Neil allowed three, allowing Florida to tie things up at 8-8 apiece. The game ended up going into extras, and things quickly looked bad for the Mets. In the top of the tenth, Greyson Jenista doubled in a run off of Blake Taylor to give the Fire Frogs the lead. One batter later, they almost scored a second run, but Hansel Moreno threw out Jenista at the plate to prevent the run from scoring. In the bottom of the inning, Carlos Cortes singled down the line to drive in the tying run, and one batter later, Cody Bohanek walked it off with a line drive into right.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (8-14)

COLUMBIA 7, CHARLESTON 2 (BOX)

The Colaflies scored early and often, building up a 4-0 bulge before Dedniel Nunez finally gave and allowed a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth. Those two runs would end up the only ones that the RiverDogs would score, as Nunez settled down and the Columbia bullpen was solid. Mark Vientos and Wagner Lagrange padded the Firefly lead with an RBI single in the seventh and a two-RBI triple in the ninth, respectively.

Star of the Night

Cody Bohanek

Goat of the Night

Tim Peterson