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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/7/19: Thompson’s terrific and Billy’s bad

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

Billy Oxford
Steve Sypa

*All results from games played on Saturday, July 6, 2019

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (42-46)


Syracuse managed only one run against Ryan Feierabend. The Bisons tagged Corey Oswalt for three and Daniel Zamora for four. Not a winning combination.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (35-29/7-13)


The Rumble Ponies jumped out to an early lead in the first, sending seven men to the plate and scoring four runs. David Thompson and Andres Gimenez did the damage, with Thompson driving in a run on a single and Gimenez driving in three on a home run. Thompson drove in another run in the third, and Braxton Lee drove in another with a solo homer in the fourth. Those extra runs came in handy, as Harol Gonzalez had a meltdown in the sixth. After allowing three runs to score, Blake Taylor was brought in to bail him out and ended up allowing two more, both charged to Harol. David Thompson added another run in the seventh, and it proved extremely important, as the RubberDucks plated what would’ve been the tying run in the eighth if he hadn’t. Matt Blackham made it interesting in the ninth by walking two batters, but settled down and finished the inning for his sixth save.

ROSTER ALERT: Binghamton Rumble Ponies placed C Dustin Houle on the 7-day injured list.

ROSTER ALERT: Binghamton Rumble Ponies activated 2B Sam Haggerty from the 7-day injured list.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (32-34/12-7)


Daytona took the lead in the third on a Jose Garcia ground-rule double, but it would end up being their only run. Mitch Ghelfi tied things up in the fourth, and Nick Meyer gave them the lead in the fifth. Cody Bohanek, Hansel Moreno, Jacob Zanon, and Matt Winaker all added insurance runs, while Tony Dibrell and Marcel Renteria mowed the Tortugas down.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (24-42/9-8)


Columbia had a big second inning and held a big lead for most of the game and it looked like they’d notch their tenth win of the second half, but Billy Oxford mucked that all up. After Brian Sharp committed an error that let the leadoff hitter to reach base, Oxford proceeded to cough up the lead by allowing a double, a single, and finally, a walk-off homer.

Of note, Mark Vientos was not in the lineup after being hit in the head by a pitch on Friday.

Short-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (11-10)


In his fifth start for Brooklyn last season, Jaison Vilera tossed seven scoreless innings against the IronBirds, allowing three hits, walking one, and striking out nine. In his fifth start for the Cyclones this year, he faced those very same IronBirds, but with very different results. The right-hander allowed five runs- four earned- on seven hits over 5.2 innings, walking one and striking out three. The Cyclones put up a fight, with Yoel Romero launching a two-run homer in the fourth and Luke Ritter scoring two on a double in the eighth, but down a run, Brooklyn went down 1-2-3 to end the game in the ninth.

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (7-11)


Kingsport lost another one, their fourth in a row and their tenth in the last two weeks. They managed to avoid giving up the longball- Kingsport leads the league in home runs allowed- but the Twins beat them by keeping the ball in the park and simply hitting them where they ain’t. Trevor Janson broke up a 3-3 tie with a sac fly in the fifth, and Yeremi De La Cruz added to Elizabethton’s lead in the eighth with a double.

Rookie: GCL Mets (5-5)


Star of the Night

David Thompson

Goat of the Night

Billy Oxford