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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 5/4/19: Columbia loses fifth straight, Binghamton splits doubleheader

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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 3, 2019

Triple-A - Syracuse Mets (17-11)


The Syracuse Mets fell behind early in Friday night’s game against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Casey Coleman gave up a run in the top of the first when Scranton’s Gosuke Katoh singled home Cliff Pennington, who advanced into scoring position moments earlier on a passed ball from Syracuse’s Rene Rivera, from third. After giving up another run in the second, Coleman settled in and cruised through the next two innings before running into trouble again in the fifth. Coleman allowed a solo shot to Scranton’s Brad Miller in the top of the fifth, and allowed another run to score in the top of the sixth to put the Mets behind 4-0. Syracuse scored their lone run of the ballgame in the bottom of the second, when Luis Guillorme scurried home from third on a wild pitch from Scranton’s Drew Hutchison. Syracuse bullpen was unable to keep the game close from there. Tyler Bashlor threw a scoreless seventh, but Sean Burnett gave up two runs on an RBI single to Scranton’s Billy Burns, and Arquimedes Caminero allowed three more runs in the ninth on back to back homers from Gosuke Katoh and Ryan McBroom. Syracuse ultimately lost to Scranton Wilkes-Barre 9-1.

ROSTER ALERT: The New York Mets optioned first baseman Dominic Smith to the Triple-A Syracuse Mets.

ROSTER ALERT: The New York Mets have selected the contract of shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from the Triple-A Syracuse Mets.

Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (14-9)



The Rumble Ponies got started early in the first game of Friday evening’s doubleheader. Patrick Mazeika doubled to lead off the top of the second and subsequently scored on a double from Will Toffey, who came around to score later in the inning on a single from Braxton Lee. Barrett Barnes drove Sam Haggerty home from second in the top of the third, giving BInghamton a 3-0 lead. Portland tied the game at three in the bottom half of the inning when Harol Gonzalez gave up a three-run homer Portland’s Luke Tendler. Portland took the lead in the bottom of the fourth on another homer, this time a two-run shot off the bat of Portland’s Jeremy Rivera. Finding themselves down 5-3, Binghamton fought their way back to tie the game in the subsequent half inning. Back to back singles from Dario Pizzano and Kevin Kaczmarski set up an RBI double from Barrett Barnes that drove home two runs to tie the game at five. The game remained tied until the top of the seventh inning, when Binghamton broke the game open. Andres Gimenez tripled to open the inning, and the next five Binghamton hitters reached base. The Rumble Ponies batted around in the inning, sending 12 hitters to the plate and scoring seven runs in the inning to win the game 12-5.



The second game of Binghamton’s doubleheader last night did not go as well as the first. Ryder Ryan managed to get a mere five outs before Portland knocked him out of the game in the bottom of the second. Portland scored fours runs in the inning, including two on a double from Portland’s Brett Netzer that ended up being Ryan’s final batter. Stephen Nogosek came in to relieve Ryan, and, after allowing an inherited runner to score, generally pitched pretty well. The Rumble Ponies got 2.2 innings of scoreless relief from Nogosek, and another two from Joseph Zanghi in the seven-inning second game of the doubleheader. BInghamton attemped to come back from the 5-0 deficit they found themselves in, answering Portland’s four run second inning with a run of their own in the third. They scored another run in the fifth on an RBI single from Braxton Lee, and a third run in the top of the sixth on an RBI single from . Binghamton managed to get the tying run to second in the bottom of the seventh, but ended up losing 5-3 to Portland.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (15-12)


The St. Lucie Mets got on the board in the top of the second, when Carlos Cortes hit a two-run homer to give his team a 2-0 lead. Dunedin tied the game in the bottom of the third, when Kevin Smith allowed a single to Dunedin’s Cal Stevenson with runners on second and third. St. Lucie came back out for the top of the fourth and broke the game open. Manny Rodriguez doubled home Nick Meyer from second, and later scored on a fielding error form Dunedin’s Maximo Castillo. Quinn Brodey followed with an RBI double of his own that drove Hansel Moreno home from second, and Blake Tiberi followed that with an RBI single that drove Brodey home before Tiberi was thrown out trying to make it to second. St. Lucie added insurance runs in the seventh on an RBI single from Luis Carpio that drove in two, and in the eighth on a solo shot from Quinn Brodey, and ultimately won the game 9-3.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (8-19)


It was another rough night for the Columbia offense on Friday against the Lexington Legends. Finding themselves down 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Columbia got on the board on a groundout from Ronny Mauricio with the bases loaded. Starter Willy Taveras pitched admirably for the Fireflies, holding Lexington to just two runs on six hits and three walks in six innings of work. The game fell out of reach for the Fireflies in the top of the seventh. Andrew Mitchell entered the game in relief of Taveras, and allowed a leadoff single to Lexington’s Matt Morales, who stole second during the next at-bat. Morales advanced to third on a wild pitch from Mitchell, and then scored on another wild pitch from Mitchell, which also allowed Lexington’s Nathan Eaton to advance to third - with a little help from a throwing error committed by Columbia catcher Carlos Sanchez. Mitchell allowed Eaton to score later in the inning on an RBI single Lexington’s Chase Vallot, putting the Fireflies in a deeper 4-1 hole. Lexington scored an insurance run in the top of the ninth on an RBI single off of Columbia’s Ezequiel Zabaleta, extending their lead to 5-1. Columbia got one back in the bottom of the ninth on an RBI single from Walter Rasquin that drove Hayden Senger home from third, but ultimately lost to the Legends 5-2.

Star of the Night

Carlos Cortes

Goat of the Night

Ryder Ryan