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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 5/19/19: And it would’ve been a sweep too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids

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

Ryley Gilliam
Steve Sypa

*All results from games played on Saturday, May 18, 2019

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (24-17)

SYRACUSE 7, COLUMBUS 2 (BOX)

Chris Flexen allowed the Clippers to score in the top of the first, but the offense bailed him out with a big second inning. With one out, David Thompson doubled in Luis Guillorme to tie the game, and a few batters later, Colton Plaia hit a three-run homer to give Syracuse a 4-1 lead. Columbus scratched another run across in the third, but that would end up their last run of the game. Negating it- and then some- was Dilson Herrera’s eighth inning blast, which scored three.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets optioned RHP Paul Sewald to Syracuse Mets.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (22-15)

BINGHAMTON 3, TRENTON 1 (BOX)

Making his first start since a ten earned run debacle in Syracuse that led to him being put on the IL, Mickey Jannis was perfectly cromulent in seven innings of work. He gave up a few hits, he walked a few, he didn’t strike out too many, but he tossed a quality start, giving up just a single second-inning run. The Rumble Ponies broke the 1-1 stalemate in the seventh on a Patrick Mazeika double, and added an insurance run a few batters later on a Kevin Kaczmarski double. Ryley Gilliam took the ball from Jannis and notched a six-out save, his first since being promoted to Double-A at the beginning of the month, ending the game on a groundout induced from one of his patented plus curveballs.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (21-19)

ST. LUCIE 9, FORT MYERS 0 (BOX)

St. Lucie and Fort Myers traded zeroes early on, but St. Lucie dominated Miracle starter Melvi Acosta in the middle innings. After Carlos Cortes got them on the board in the third with an RBI single, St. Lucie put up a three-spot in the fourth and fifth, giving them a commanding lead. To put a bow on top of their win, they plated two more runs in the top of the ninth, giving the Miracle the death knell. Tony Dibrell didn’t have his best stuff, striking out only two while walking five, but he was able to limit the damage and prevent runs from scoring. Likewise, the bullpen was lights out, with Conner O’Neil, Carlos Hernandez, and Blake Taylor combining to allow just a single hit over five innings.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (15-27)

ROME 9, COLUMBIA 5 (BOX)

Over the last few days, it feels like the Columbia offense has come alive. In the past week, Mark Vientos has raised his batting line from .219/.306/.324 to .240/.310/.380. Shervyen Newton logged four hits. Juan Uriarte had a multi-hit game with a homer. Throughout all of the bad, Ronny Mauricio has kept his head afloat, hitting a solid-if-unspectacular .265/.321/.313. The youngster bumped that slugging percentage up with a double and a homer- his first on the year- raising his line to .283/.335/.355. Mark Vientos joined in with a homer of his own, and the anemic Colafly offense managed five runs. Unfortunately, Jose Butto put Columbia in a hole early, allowing six earned runs in five innings.

Star of the Night

Chris Flexen

Goat of the Night

Jose Butto