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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/17/19: Give me Ruben or give me death

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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 July 16. 2019

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (47-48)

SYRACUSE 5, INDIANAPOLIS 2 (BOX)

The Syracuse Mets struck first in yesterday evening’s game against the Indianapolis Indians. Rajai Davis tripled to open up the game, and later scored on a ground out off the bat of Danny Espinosa. Indianapolis evened the score in the bottom of the second, when Will Craig homered off of Drew Gagnon. The game remained tied at one until the top of the fifth inning, when old friend Ruben Tejada singled home two runs to give Syracuse a 3-1 lead. Indianapolis got a run back in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI single, again from WIll Craig, off of Gagnon. Syracuse broke the game open in the top of the seventh, when Ruben Tejada continued to torment International League pitching and drove in two runs on a double to left field. The Syracuse Mets held on to win from there, defeating the Indianapolis Indians 5-2.

ROSTER ALERT: The New York Mets have recalled right-handed pitcher Jacob Rhame from the Syracuse Mets.

ROSTER ALERT: The Syracuse Mets have activated outfielder Aaron Altherr from the 7-day injured list.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (35-29/12-15)

SUSPENDED (RAIN)

Last night’s game between the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and the Reading Fightin Phils was suspended in the fourth inning with Binghamton trailing Reading 4-0. The game is scheduled to be completed on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 12:05 p.m.

Wednesday’s regularly scheduled game will follow the completion of the suspended game, and will be a seven-inning game.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (32-34/18-10)

CHARLOTTE 2, ST. LUCIE 1 (BOX)

The St. Lucie Mets lost a close game to the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Tuesday evening. Charlotte scored a run in the top of the first off of Thomas Szapucki, and St. Lucie evened the score in the next half inning on an RBI single from Carlos Cortes. Szapucki generally pitched pretty well in his third start since being promoted to the Florida State League. Szapucki struck out seven in 4.2 innings, and allowed just two earned runs on four hits and two walks in his longest outing of the season so far. The game remained tied until the fifth inning, when Wander Franco, the consensus top prospect in baseball, homered off of Szapucki to give the Stone Crabs a 2-1 lead. The St. Lucie Mets were unable to get much going offensively from there, and ended up losing to the Charlotte Stone Crabs 2-1.

ROSTER ALERT: The St. Lucie Mets have placed catcher Nick Meyer on the 7-day injured list.

ROSTER ALERT: The St. Lucie Mets have placed right-handed pitcher Dedniel Nunez on the 7-day injured list.

ROSTER ALERT: Right-handed pitcher Briam Campusano has been assigned to the St. Lucie Mets from the Columbia Fireflies.

ROSTER ALERT: Catcher Matt O’Neill has been assigned to the St. Lucie Mets from the GCL Mets.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (24-42/13-13)

WEST VIRGINIA 11, COLUMBIA 6 (BOX)

The Columbia Fireflies lost a wild game last night against the West Virginia Power. West Virginia scored four runs off of Tyler Megill in the opening inning. West Virginia added a run in the second, and two more in the third off of Jake Simon to give themselves an early 7-0 lead. Columbia didn’t go down without a fight, scoring three runs in the top of the sixth on a homer from Shervyen Newton. West Virginia got a run back in the bottom half of the inning, but Columbia scored two more in the top of the seventh on an RBI double from Chandler Avant and an RBI single from Wagner Lagrange. West Virginia put the game well out of reach by scoring three in the bottom of the eighth. The Columbia Fireflies scratched across a run in the top of the ninth on an RBI single from Chase Chambers, but ultimately lost to the West Virginia Power 11-6.

ROSTER ALERT: Right-handed pitcher Conner O’Neil assigned to the Columbia Fireflies from the St. Lucie Mets

Short-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (17-13)

NO GAME (SCHEDULED)

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (14-13)

KINGSPORT 11, GREENEVILLE 2 (BOX)

The Greeneville Reds got on the board first in last night’s game against the Kingsport Mets, but the Mets ended up having the last laugh. Greeneville scratched across a run in the top of the first, and Kingsport evened the game on an RBI double from Brett Baty in the bottom half of the inning. Kingsport pushed across three more runs in the bottom of the fourth, on an RBI double from Gregory Guerrero followed by a two-run homer off the bat of Sebastian Espino. Greeneville managed to score an unearned run in the top of the sixth, but Kingsport managed to put the game out of reach in the bottom of the seventh. Kingsport scored five runs in the inning, including one on an RBI double from Scott Ota, and another two in the eighth on an RBI single from Cole Kleszcz. The Kingsport Mets ultimately defeated the Greeneville Reds 11-2.

Rookie: GCL Mets (11-7)

GCL METS 16, GCL ASTROS 7 (BOX)

Star of the Night

Ruben Tejada

Goat of the Night

The Columbia Pitching Staff