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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 5/29/19: More like Sher-WIN Newton

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

Minor League Baseball: Pawtucket Red Sox at Syracuse Mets Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

*All results from games played on May 28, 2019

Triple-A - Syracuse Mets (26-24)


The Syracuse Mets exploded for 16 runs on 14 hits in Tuesday evening’s game against the Buffalo Bisons. The game started quietly, with Syracuse scoring a single run in top of the third inning on a solo shot from Arismendy Alcantara. Buffalo tied the game in the bottom half of the inning when Chris Flexen walked Buffalo’s Jordan Patterson to open the inning, allowed him to advance to second on a balk, and allowed him to score later in the inning on an RBI single from Socrates Brito. The game remained tied until Syracuse broke the game open in the top of the fifth. Alcantara walked with the bases loaded to take give the Mets a 2-1 lead, and Ruben Tejada drove in two runs with a single later in the inning. Rene Rivera drove home a fourth run in the inning on a sacrifice fly, which extended the Syracuse lead to 5-1. That proved to be more than enough offense for the Mets, although that did not stop them from adding on to their lead. Buffalo got a second run in the bottom half of the inning off of Flexen, but Syracuse drove in a run in the top of the sixth on a David Thompson solo homer. They scored five more runs in the top of the seventh, including three on a homer from Dilson Herrera, and another four runs in the eighth, including two on a homer from Travis Taijeron. The Syracuse Mets added one final insurance run in the ninth and ultimately romped the Buffalo Bisons 16-2.

ROSTER ALERT: The New York Mets have sent Outfielder Rajai Davis outright to the Syracuse Mets.

Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (28-18)


Tuesday night’s game between the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and the Richmond Flying Squirrels remained scoreless through the first five and a half innings before Richmond scratched across an unearned run off of Harol Gonzalez in the bottom of the sixth. The Binghamton bullpen did an admirable job of keeping the game close. Adonis Uceta and Austin McGeorge combined to throw three scoreless innings of relief to keep the Rumble Ponies in the game. Binghamton tied the game in the top of the ninth on back to back to back singles from Will Toffey, Kevin Kaczmarski, and Jason Krizan to send the game into extra innings. The Binghamton Rumble Ponies scored again in the top of the tenth inning on an RBI single from Andres Gimenez, and ultimately held on to defeat the Richmond Flying Squirrels 2-1 in ten innings.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (26-24)


The St. Lucie Mets got on the board immediately, scoring four runs in the opening inning. Blake Tiberi doubled with one out in the inning, and later scored on an RBI single from Jeremy Vasquez. Quinn Brodey followed that up with a single of his own, and Nick Meyer reached on a throwing error to load the bases. Carlos Cortes walked with the bases loaded to drive in another run, and Manny Rodriguez drove in two with a single to extend the St. Lucie lead to 4-0. Jupiter scored in the top of the fourth, when Luc Rennie allowed a solo homer to Jupiter’s Isael Soto. Jupiter tied the game in the top of the fifth inning on a rally that began with a fielding error from first baseman Jeremy Vasquez. Rennie allowed back to back singles following the error, and allowed a run to score on a force out a few batters later. Lazaro Alonso tied the game with an RBI double that drove in two runs. The game did not remain tied for long, and St. Lucie took a 6-4 lead in the bottom of the fifth on a two-run homer from Carlos Cortes. Jupiter got a run back in top of the sixth, but St. Lucie scored two more in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI single from Vasquez and am RBI double from Brodey. The St. Lucie Mets defeated the Jupiter Hammerheads 8-5.

ROSTER ALERT: Right-handed reliever Darwin Ramos has been assigned to the St. Lucie Mets from the Columbia Fireflies.

ROSTER ALERT: Outfielder Jose Miguel Medina has been assigned to the St. Lucie Mets from the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (20-32)


The Columbia Fireflies took the lead in the top of the sixth inning of Tuesday evening’s game against the Charleston RiverDogs. After Brian Sharp and Juan Uriarte drew back to back walks to load the bases, Wagner Lagrange hit a grand slam to put the Fireflies up 4-0. Jose Butto cruised through six scoreless innings in which he allowed just four baserunners and struck out six. The Fireflies added three more runs in the top of the seventh. Chase Chambers doubled home Mark Vientos, who doubled earlier in the inning, from second, and later scored on a two-run homer from Shervyen Newton to extend the Columbia lead to 7-0. Charleston responded in the bottom half of the inning, when Billy Oxford allowed a pair of RBI singles to Charleston’s Matt Pita and Eduardo Navas to cut the Columbia lead to 7-2. The Charleston RiverDogs added a run in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly off of Chris Viall, and a run in the ninth on an RBI single off of Jake Simons, but ultimately lost to the Columbia Fireflies 7-4.

ROSTER ALERT: Right-handed pitcher Allan Winans has been assigned to the Columbia Fireflies from the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Star of the Night

Shervyen Newton

Goat of the Night

Gerson Molina