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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/18/19: Taijeron takes flight

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

Atlanta Braves v New York Mets Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images

*All results from games played on July 17, 2019

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (48-48)

SYRACUSE 15, INDIANAPOLIS 5 (BOX)

It was another offensive explosion for Syracuse, who tallied a whopping nine extra base hits and four home runs en route to 15 run. Travis Taijeron and Rymer Liriano each tallied two home runs, while Danny Espinosa went 5-for-6 with a pair of doubles. Arismendy Alcantara and Colton Plaia were the only starters not to tally multiple hits. On the pithcing side, Anthony Kay was good enough, allowing three runs over six innings, giving up seven hits, two walks, and striking out three. Chris Flexen stumbled and allowed two runs in only 0.2 innings of work, but ultimately the blunder didn’t matter.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (35-29/12-16)

READING 8, BINGHAMTON 6 (BOX)

Binghamton was supposed to play two games on Tuesday, but rain held them to only one, and they fell to Reading in the completion of their suspended game from July 16th. David Peterson was shellacked for eight hits and four runs without getting out of the fourth inning, while Blake Taylor gave up three more runs in three innings of relief. The middle of the Rumble Ponies’ lineup did their best to overcome the poor pitching performance; Barrett Barnes went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and a home run, David Thompson went 2-for-3 with a walk, and Jason Krizan tallied two doubles and three RBI.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (32-34/18-11)

CHARLOTTE 4, ST. LUCIE 3 / 10 (BOX)

St. Lucie blew the save in the ninth and ultimately fell in ten innings to the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Runs in the second and third put Luc Rennie, who allowed one run over five innings, in line for the win. Carlos Hernandez immediately coughed that run up in relief, but Matt Winaker restored the lead in the seventh with a bases-loaded bloop single. That lead lasted until the ninth, when Ezequiel Zabaleta couldn’t close things out. Zabaleta stayed in for the tenth and gave up another run, and St. Lucie couldn’t equalize in the bottom half.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (24-42/13-14)

WEST VIRGINIA 4, COLUMBIA 3 (BOX)

Two homers and a solid start from a top prospect wasn’t enough for the Fireflies, who dropped a one run game to the West Virginia Power. Simeon Woods Richardson was very hard to hit, striking out eight, but that pushed up his pitch count and limited him to only 5.1 innings. One of the runners he left on base immediately scored, and the Fireflies were in a 2-1 hole. Mark Vientos and Shervyen Newton each hit solo home runs in the eighth and ninth, but both times Allan Winans immediately allowed West Virginia to retake the lead in the bottom half.

Short-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (17-13)

POSTPONED (RAIN)

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (14-14)

PRINCETON 7, KINGSPORT 6 (BOX)

Kingsport was yet another Met affiliate that was sunk by their bullpen, falling 7-6. Cesar Loaiza was hurt by poor defense, allowing five runs - three unearned - over five innings, striking out five. Kingsport rallied back to eventually tie in the top of the ninth thanks to a home run from Andres Regnault and a game-tying RBI single from Kennie Taylor. Andres German only made it two batters in the bottom of the ninth, giving up a walkoff home run to Yunior Martinez to end the game.

Rookie: GCL Mets (12-7)

GCL METS 7, GCL MARLINS 3 (BOX)

Star of the Night

Travis Taijeron

Goat of the Night

David Peterson*