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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/24/19: Lots of rain, lots of Ks

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

Steve Sypa

*All results from games played on July 23, 2019

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (50-51)

INDIANAPOLIS 7, SYRACUSE 6 (BOX)

The Syracuse Mets fell behind in the top of the second inning of last night’s game against the Indianapolis Indians. Anthony Kay allowed a leadoff single to Indianapolis’ Will Craig, and allowed a two-run homer to Jason Martin a few batters later. Indianapolis scored a run in the top of the fifth and another in the top of the sixth off of Kay, extending their lead to 4-0. Syracuse rallied to take the lead in the bottom of the sixth, scoring six total runs, including four on a pair of two-run homers from Danny Espinosa and Travis Taijeron. The Mets bullpen was unable to hold the lead from there, with Brooks Pounder allowing a run in the top of the seventh, and Tim Peterson allowing two more in the ninth. The Syracuse Mets ultimately lost to the Indianapolis Indians 7-6.

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

ROSTER ALERT: Outfielder Braxton Lee has been assigned to the Syracuse Mets from the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

ROSTER ALERT: The Syracuse Mets have placed outfielder Tim Tebow on the 7-day injured list retroactive to July 22, 2019.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (35-29/17-18)

GAME ONE

BINGHAMTON 2, READING 1 / 7 (BOX)

The Binghamton Rumble Ponies scored first in game one of last night’s doubleheader against the Reading Fightin Phils. Sam Haggerty drove in a run on an RBI single in the top of the third inning, and scored a couple of batters later on an RBI single from Patrick Mazeika. Reading scored a run off of Zach Lee in the bottom of the fourth, but were held in check by the Binghamton pitching staff for the rest of the game. The Binghamton Rumble Ponies defeated the Reading Fightin Phils 2-1 in game one of last night’s doubleheader.

GAME TWO

READING 8, BINGHAMTON 6 / 7 (BOX)

The Binghamton Rumble Ponies got started early in last night’s game against the Reading Fightin Phils. Binghamton scored three runs in the top of the first inning on RBI singles from Luis Carpio and Andres Gimenez, and a throwing error that allowed Carpio to score. Reading scored four runs off of Mickey Jannis in the bottom of the second. The Rumble Ponies took the lead back in the top of the fourth on a three-run homer from David Thompson. Reading tied the game in the bottom of the fifth when Jannis allowed another two runs to score, and took the lead in the bottom of the seventh when Joe Zanghi allowed a walk-off homer to Reading’s Cornelius Randolph. The Binghamton Rumble Ponies lost game two of Tuesday evening’s doubleheader against the Reading Fightin Phils 8-6.

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

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (32-34/23-12)

ST. LUCIE 3, PALM BEACH 0 (BOX)

The St. Lucie Mets got a pair of stellar pitching performances in Tuesday evening’s game against the Palm Beach Cardinals. Luc Rennie allowed just one baserunner - a double off the bat of Palm Beach’s Luken Baker in the bottom of the seventh - and struck out five in seven scoreless innings. St. Lucie scored three runs in the top of the third on a wild pitch, a throwing error, and a Jeremy Vasquez walk with the bases loaded. Rennie left the game after the seventh inning, and was replaced by Alec Kisena, who contributed two scoreless innings of his own to secure the St. Lucie victory. The St. Lucie Mets held on to defeat the Palm Beach Cardinals 3-0.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (24-42/15-17)

COLUMBIA 2, AUGUSTA 1 (BOX)

The Columbia Fireflies got on the board in the third inning of last night’s game against the Augusta GreenJackets, when Gerson Molina scored on a wild pitch. Mark Vientos drove in another run in the bottom of the fifth on a sacrifice fly to give the Fireflies a 2-0 lead. Simeon Woods Richardson pitched excellently, striking out seven over five scoreless innings. The Columbia Fireflies allowed a run to score in the top of the ninth, but ultimately held on to defeat the Augusta GreenJackets 2-1.

Short-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (20-16)

TRI-CITY 4, BROOKLYN 1 / 6 (BOX)

The Brooklyn Cyclones fell behind immediately in last night’s game against the Tri-City ValleyCats. Colin Holderman allowed a run to score on a Juan Paulino RBI single in the top of the first. Brooklyn tied the game in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI single from Wilmer Reyes. The Tri-City ValleyCats scored three runs in the top of the fifth off of Corey Gaconi, and held on to defeat the Brooklyn Cyclones 4-1 in the rain-shortened six inning game.

ROSTER ALERT: The Columbia Fireflies have sent right-handed pitcher Colin Holderman on a rehab assignment to the Brooklyn Cyclones.

ROSTER ALERT: Right-handed pitcher Michel Otanez has been assigned to the Brooklyn Cyclones from the Kingsport Mets.

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (15-17)

POSTPONED (RAIN)

Rookie: GCL Mets (13-11)

GAME ONE

GCL NATIONALS 5, GCL METS 3 / 11 (BOX)

GAME TWO

GCL METS 9, GCL NATIONALS 3 (BOX)

Star of the Night

Luc Rennie

Goat of the Night

Mickey Jannis