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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/17/19: Syracuse wins, everyone else loses

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

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*All results from games played on June 16, 2019

Triple-A - Syracuse Mets (34-35)

SYRACUSE 7 GWINNETT 6 (BOX)

The Syracuse Mets opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Gwinnett Braves. Gregor Blanco led off the inning with a double, and later scored on a ground out off the bat of Ruben Tejada. Gwinnett tied the game in the top of the third inning, when Ervin Santana allowed an RBI single to Gwinnett’s Jonathan Morales. The tie didn’t last for long, as the Mets plated three runs in the bottom half of the inning. Gregor Blanco hit a solo-shot with one out in the inning, Danny Espinosa followed with a single. Espinosa advanced to third on a double from Dilson Herrera and later scored on a wild pitch. Herrera later scored on a single from Luis Guillorme to give the Mets a 4-1 lead. Gwinnett came within a run of tying the game in the top of the fourth, when Santana allowed a two-run homer to Gwinnett’s Travis Demeritte. Syracuse added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth on a solo shot from Herrera, his 14th of the season.

Finding themselves down two runs heading into the late innings, the Stripers went to work against Ryley Gilliam in the top of the eighth inning. Gwinnett tied the game almost immediately when Gilliam allowed back to back homers to open the inning. Gilliam walked the next hitter, and allowed the runner to score the go-ahead run later in the inning on an RBI single from Gwinnett’s Jack Lopez. Syracuse tied the game in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI double from Arismendy Alcantara, and later took the lead on an RBI single from Rajai Davis. Daniel Zamora shut down the Gwinnett Stripers in order in the ninth, and the Syracuse Mets completed their comeback to win the game 7-6.

ROSTER ALERT: Right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana has been assigned to the Syracuse Mets from the Kingsport Mets.

Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (33-29)

NO GAME (RAIN)

ROSTER ALERT: Right-handed pitcher Stephen Villines has been assigned to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies from the Syracuse Mets.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (32-34)

NO GAME (ALL-STAR BREAK)

ROSTER ALERT: Right-handed pitcher Luc Rennie has been assigned to the St. Lucie Mets from the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (24-42)

LEXINGTON 10, COLUMBIA 1 (BOX)

Simeon Woods-Richardson cruised through the first four innings before running into trouble in the top of the fifth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game between the Clumbia Fireflies and the Lexington Legends. Woods-Richardson’s outing ended in the top of the fifth after he allowed back to back walks with one out. Billy Oxford came into the game in relief of Woods-Richardson, and immediately allowed both inherited runners to score on an RBI triple off the bat of Lexington’s Michael Giglioti. Gigliotti scored later in the inning on a fielders choice, putting the Fireflies down 3-0. The Legends scored another three runs off Thomas Szapucki in the top of the sixth, and did not let up from there. Columbia scored their lone run of the game in the bottom of the seventh, when Mark Vientos scurried home from third on a wild pitch, but the Lexington Legends scored a pair runs in both the eighth and ninth innings, and cruised to a 10-1 victory over the Columbia Fireflies.

SS-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (2-1)

ABERDEEN 4, BROOKLYN 3 (BOX)

The Brooklyn Cyclones fell behind almost immediately in Sunday afternoon’s game against the Aberdeen IronBirds. Matt Cleveland allowed a leadoff double to Aberdeen’s Johnny Rizer to open the game, and later allowed Rizer to score on a single from Aberdeen’s Ian Evans. Cleveland allowed another run in the top of the third, when Aberdeen’s Irving Ortega singled with a runner on third. Another run would have scored on the play if not for a strong throw from Jose Miguel Medina that beat Ian Evans to the plate to end the inning. Aberdeen scored another un off of Cleveland in the top of the fourth, and a fourth run off of Brian Metoyer in the eighth. The Brooklyn offense came alive in the bottom of the eighth inning. Miguel Medina singled with runners on first and second to get the Cyclones on the board, and Gavin Garay walked with the bases loaded later in the inning to cut the IronBird lead to 4-2. The Brooklyn Cyclones scored a run on a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth, and managed to get the tying run to second, but fell just short of completing the comeback against the Aberdeen IronBirds, losing the game 4-3.

Star of the Night

Dilson Herrera

Goat of the Night

The Columbia Fireflies pitching staff