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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/22/19: A few wins, a few losses

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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 21, 2019

Triple-A - Syracuse Mets (36-37)

SYRACUSE 10, GWINNETT 6 (BOX)

The Syracuse Mets got started early in Friday evening’s game against the Gwinnett Stripers. Rajai Davis homered to lead off the game, and Arismendy Alcantara followed with a solo homer in the second. Gwinnett tied the game off of Chris Mazza in the bottom of the fourth, when Gwinnett’s Ryan LaMarre tripled with two men on base. The tie ended up being shortlived, because Arismendy Alcantara hit a grand slam in the top of the fifth, giving Syracuse a 6-2 lead. Finding themselves down four runs headed into the bottom of the fifth, Gwinnett attempted to whittle away at the Syracuse lead. Mazza allowed a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth, and another run to score on an RBI double in the sixth. The score remained 6-5 until the top of the eighth inning, when Rajai Davis drove in two insurance runs on an RBI single. Syracuse scored another two runs in the top of the ninth on a wild pitch with Ruben Tejada on third, and a bases loaded walk drawn by Tim Peterson. The Syracuse Mets allowed a run in the bottom of the ninth, but held on to defeat the Gwinnett Stripers 10-6.

Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (36-29)

RICHMOND 4, BINGHAMTON 1 (BOX)

Harol Gonzalez had a rough first inning against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Gonzalez allowed two runs to score in the top of the first, including one unearned run that came home on a throwing error from Gonzalez himself. Harol allowed another run in the top of the fourth, but contributed a scoreless fifth before departing from the game with his team down only three runs. The Rumble Ponies scored their lone run of the game in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI single from Barrett Barnes. The Richmond Flying Squirrels scored another run in the top of the eighth and held on to defeat the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 4-1.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (32-34/4-1)

ST. LUCIE 5, FLORIDA 1 (BOX)

The St. Lucie Mets got on the board in the first inning of last night’s game against the Florida Fire Frogs. Jacob Zanon hit a solo shot in the top of the first, and the Mets kind of cruised from there. St. Lucie scored another two in the third on an RBI single from Zanon that drove Manny Rodriguez and Edgardo Fermin home. Luc Rennie allowed a Florida run in the bottom of the fifth, but generally pitched pretty well, allowing just the one run in 6.1 innings of work. St. Lucie scored insurance runs in the sixth, on a double steal play in which Manny Rodriguez stole home, and in the seventh, on a wild pitch that allowed Jeremy Vasquez to score from third. The St. Lucie Mets got 2.2 perfect innings of relief from Carlos Hernandez and Ezequiel Zabaleta, and ultimately defeated the Florida Fire Frogs 5-1

Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (24-42/1-1)

COLUMBIA 6, ASHEVILLE 3 / 10 (BOX)

The Columbia Fireflies came from behind to win in extra innings in last night’s game between against the Asheville Tourists. The Fireflies scored the game’s first run in the top of the fourth on an RBI single from Juan Uriarte. The Tourists scored three runs and took the lead in the bottom of the sixth on a pair of RBI singles off of Jose Butto. The Fireflies rallied and tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the eighth, on an RBI groundout from Wagner Lagrange and a sacrifice fly from Chase Chambers. The game remained tied at three through nine innings, but Columbia broke through in the tenth. The Fireflies took the lead on a sacrifice fly on another sacrifice fly from Chambers, and scored another two runs in the inning on an RBI single from Shervyen Newton, and a passed ball that allowed Wagner Lagrange to score from third. The Columbia Fireflies held on to defeat the Asheville Tourists 6-3.

SS-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (4-2)

STATEN ISLAND 10, BROOKLYN 3 (BOX)

The Brooklyn Cyclones opened the scoring in last night’s game against the Staten Island Yankees in the bottom of the second inning, when Joe Genord scored on a ground out off the bat of Wilmer Reyes. They scored again in the bottom of the third on another RBI groundout off the bat of Zach Ashford. Staten Island got on the board in the top of the fourth on an RBI single from Staten Island’s Leonardo Molina, and took a two run lead in the top of the fifth when they scored four runs credited to Cyclones starter Jaison Vilera. Brooklyn scored a run in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI double from Yoel Romero, but the Yankees put the game out of reach in the top of the seventh, scoring five runs off of Brian Metoyer. The Staten Island Yankees ultimately defeated the Brooklyn Cyclones 10-3.

ROSTER ALERT: Catcher Jake Ortega has been assigned to the Brooklyn Cyclones from the GCL Mets.

Rookie - Kingsport Mets (3-1)

KINGSPORT 7, ELIZABETHTON 2 (BOX)

The Kingsport Mets continued their blistering start to the 2019 season in Friday evening’s game against last year’s Appalachian League champion Elizabethton Twins. The Mets got on the board in the bottom of the second on a solo homer from Gregory Guerrero. Elizabethton scored tied the game in the top of the third, but Kingsport scored another two in the bottom half of the inning on a two-run homer from Brooklyn native Jaylen Palmer. Kingsport added runs in the fourth, on an RBI single from Gregory Guerrero, and the fifth, on an RBI single from Wilfred Astudillo to extend their lead to 5-1. The Elizabethton Twins scored a run in the top of the eighth, but the Kingsport Mets scored another two insurance runs in the eighth and held on to win the game 7-2.

ROSTER ALERT: Right-handed pitcher Corey Gaconi has been assigned to the Kingsport Mets.

Star of the Night

Arismendy Alcantara

Goat of the Night

N/A