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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/29/19: Use the force Luke

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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 28, 2019

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (39-41)

BUFFALO 3, SYRACUSE 2 (BOX)

The Syracuse Mets fell behind in the bottom of the first inning of last night’s game against the Buffalo Bisons, when Buffalo’s Jordan Patterson hit a two-run homer off of Drew Gagnon. Syracuse cut the Buffalo lead in half in the top of the second, when Tim Tebow hit a solo shot to left field. The score remained 2-1 until Buffalo scratched home a run on an RBI single from former Las Vegas 51 Patrick Kivlehan in the bottom of the seventh. The Syracuse Mets scored in the top of the eighth on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Danny Espinosa, but ultimately fell to the Buffalo Bisons 3-2.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (35-29/4-7)

BINGHAMTON 7, ALTOONA 5 (BOX)

The Binghamton Rumble Ponies got on the board in the top of third inning of last night’s game against the Altoona Curve, when Gavin Cecchini drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the top of the third inning. Altoona scored four runs off of David Peterson in the bottom of the fifth, putting Binghamton behind 4-1. Binghamton scored two in the top of the sixth on a two-run homer from Patrick Mazeika, and two more in the top of the eighth on a two-run homer from Barrett Barnes. Altoona tied the game in the bottom of the eighth, but Binghamton put the game out of reach in the top of the ninth when Quinn Brodey drove Braxton Lee home on an RBI double, and Will Toffey hit a solo shot to give Binghamton a 7-5 lead. The Binghamton Rumble Ponies held on to defeat the Altoona Curve last night 7-5.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (32-34/8-3)

CLEARWATER 3, ST. LUCIE 1 / 10 (BOX)

The St. Lucie Mets were unable to capitalize on an excellent start from Kyle Wilson in last night’s game against the Clearwater Threshers. Wilson contributed seven scoreless innings last night, allowing seven baserunners on five hits and two walks, and struck out four. The Mets scored their lone run on a solo shot from Cody Bohanek in the bottom of the fourth. Clearwater tied the game in the top of the ninth off of Marcel Renteria, and the game headed to extras. Clearwater scored an additional two runs off of Joe Cavallaro in the top of the tenth, and the Mets were unable to score in the bottom half of the inning. The St. Lucie Mets ultimately lost last night’s game 3-1 to the Clearwater Threshers in 10 innings.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (24-42/5-4)

COLUMBIA 4, HICKORY 0 (BOX)

Hansel Moreno opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning of last night’s game against the Hickory Crawdads with a solo homer. Thomas Szapucki kept Hickory scoreless through 4.0 innings, and struck out four before leaving the game after the fourth. Columbia got two runs in the bottom of the sixth, on an RBI groundout from Hansel Moreno, and an sacrifice fly from Wagner Lagrange. The Columbia Fireflies got a fourth run in the bottom of the seventh, and cruised from there to a 4-0 victory over the Hickory Crawdads.

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

Short-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (8-5)

BROOKLYN 5, LOWELL 4 / 11 (BOX)

The Brooklyn Cyclones fell behind early, but managed to come back and win last night’s game against the Lowell Spinners in extra innings. The Spinners scored runs in the third and fourth innings to take an early 2-0 lead. Brooklyn scored in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI double from Luke Ritter, and took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth on a triple from Zach Ashford. Lowell took the lead back in the top of the ninth, but the Cyclones tied the game in the bottom of the ninth on a solo homer from Luke Ritter, one of five hit he contributed in the game. The game remained tied into the bottom of the eleventh, when Luke Ritter capped the game of his life with a walk-off single that drove Jake Ortega home from third. The Brooklyn Cyclones managed to defeat the Lowell Spinners 5-4 in eleven innings for their eighth win of the year.

ROSTER ALERT: Righ-handed pitcher Cole Gordon has been assigned to the Brooklyn Cyclones.

ROSTER ALERT: The New York Mets have sent right-handed pitcher Jeurys Familia on a rehab assignment to the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (6-4)

JOHNSON CITY 7, KINGSPORT 4 (BOX)

The Kingsport Mets came out of the gate strong in last night’s game against the Johnson City Cardinals, but were unable to hold on and secure the win. Kennie Taylor and Scott Ota hit back to back homers for the Mets to start the game. Johnson City immediately took the lead back, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. The Cardinals added an insurance run in the bottom of the fourth to take a 4-2 lead. Kingsport scored two in the top of the sixth on a sacrifice fly from Cole Kleszcz, and an RBI single from Cristopher Pujols. Johnson City did not let the tie last long, scoring three runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a 7-4 lead that they would not relinquish. The Kingsport Mets ultimately lost to the Johnson City Cardinals on Friday night by a score of 7-4.

Rookie: GCL Mets (2-2)

GCL NATIONALS 9, GCL METS 8 (BOX)

The GCL Mets lost a heartbreaker last night against the GCL Nationals. The Nats scored two in the top of the second, and the Mets scored in the bottom half of the inning on a solot shot from Jose Peroza. The MEts scored again in the third on a passed ball, and again in the fourth on an RBI single from Juan Loyo. The Nationals scored four in the top of the seventh, and the Mets answered with five in the bottom half of the inning, including three runs on an RBI double from Francisco Alvarez. The Mets ultimately were unable to hold the lead, giving up two in the top of the eighth, and one more in the top of the ninth. The GCL Mets lost to the GCL Nationals on Friday evening 9-8.

ROSTER ALERT: Catcher Phil Capra has been assigned to the GCL Mets from the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Star of the Night

Luke Ritter

Goat of the Night

William Lugo