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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/8/19: Doubleheaders galore

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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 August 7, 2019

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (57-58)

DURHAM 2, SYRACUSE 1 (BOX)

Even though they scored a run, Syracuse was no-hit by four Durham Bulls in a 2-1 loss. The Mets struck out eleven times, and scored their lone run on a walk, HBP, sacrifice bunt, and an RBI ground out from Rajai Davis. The non-existent offense wasted a strong start from Corey Oswalt, who struck out nine over five innings of two-run ball. Paul Sewald, Stephen Nogosek, and Ty Bashlor all put up a scoreless inning of work to keep the Mets in it, but the offense couldn’t capitalize.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (35-29/27-23)

GAME 1: HARRISBURG 4, BINGHAMTON 2 / 7 (BOX)

The first half of Binghamton’s doubleheader didn’t go the Rumble Ponies’ way, with Kevin Smith getting roughed up in a four inning start. The lefty was wild, walking five and giving up five hits en route to three runs in four innings. Blake Taylor gave up another run in relief, and the offense couldn’t get back in it. The Rumble Ponies left eight men on base, with Michael Paez’s solo home run and Luis Carpio’s RBI single generating the only runs.

GAME 2: BINGHAMTON 5, HARRISBURG 4 / 7 (BOX)

Binghamton stormed back to win in stunning fashion in game 2, scoring four in the bottom of the seventh for the walkofff win. Joseph Shaw gave up four runs in the second inning, and while Binghamton immediately answered with a run of their own, they remained in a three run hole until the final inning. Stephen Villines and Adonis Uceta through two hitless innings each to keep the Rumble Ponies in the game, and the offense rewarded them. A single, error, and another single plated one run, and a walk brought the winning run to the plate with one out. Gavin Cecchini sturck out, but Patrick Mazeika came through, launching a three-run, walkoff home run to complete the comeback.

Advanced-A: St. Lucie Mets (32-34/31-17)

GAME 1: ST. LUCIE 5, FORT MYERS 2 / 7 (BOX)

Carlos Cortes led the St. Lucie offense to a win in their first game of the day. The dimunative second baseman launched a three-run home run as the big offensive blow, and added a pair of walks. That was enough support for Jaison Vilera, who gave up two runs in six innings of work with five strikeouts. Manny Rodriguez drove in another run with a double, and Marcel Renteria closed things out.

GAME 2: FORT MYERS 9, ST. LUCIE 2 / 7 (BOX)

Thomas Szapucki got roughed up in game two, giving up nine base runners and seven runs in only three innings. The defense certainly didn’t help him, committing three errors and making two of those runs unearned. Carlos Cortes launched his second home run of the day - a two-run shot - but that was the only offense the Mets mustered, and Conner O’Neil gave both of those runs back in relief anyway.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (24-42/20-25)

NO GAME (SCHEDULE)

Short-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (28-22)

POSTPONED (RAIN)

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (22-25)

ELIZABETHTON 6, KINGSPORT 3 (BOX)

Kingsport’s offense was stymied for the most part in a 6-3 loss to the Elizabethton Twins. Despite putting up two triples - one from Scott Ota and one from Anthony Dirocie - the Mets managed only five hits in total. Junior Santos put Kingsport in a hole early, giving up two in the first, but runs in the fourth and fifth tied the game going into the final four innings. Things went downhill from there, however, as Jefferson Escorcha gave up three runs in his three innings of work, and Hector Rodriguez gave up another in the ninth. Kingsport managed an additional meaningless run in the ninth, but that was as close as they’d get.

Rookie: GCL Mets (20-16)

GAME 1: GCL METS 3, GCL NATIONALS 2 / 7 (BOX)

GAME 2: GCL NATIONALS 7, GCL METS 1 / 7 (BOX)

Star of the Night

Patrick Mazeika

Goat of the Night

Kevin Smith