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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/9/19: A hat trick for Rivera!

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

Minor League Baseball: Buffalo Bisons at Syracuse Mets Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

*All results from games played on August 8, 2019

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (58-58)

SYRACUSE 17, DURHAM 0 (BOX)

The Syracuse Mets blew out the Durham Bulls on Thursday evening, scoring 17 runs on 23 hits in the game in their shutout victory. Syracuse got on the board in the top of the first, scoring four runs on an RBI single from Dilson Herrera and a three-run homer from Rene Rivera. They scored three more runs in the top of the third on solo homers from Gregor Blanco and Arismendy Alcantara. Syracuse broke the game open in the top of the fourth, when Rene Rivera led off the inning with his second homer of the game. The Mets drove home six total runs in the inning, extending their lead to 13-0. The Mets got two more runs in the top of the fifth, and another two in the top of the ninth on Rene Rivera’s third homer of the night, and Gregor Blanco’s second. The Syracuse Mets got an excellent outing from Drew Gagnon, who threw eight shutout innings and only allowed one runner to reach base, and ultimately defeated the Durham Bulls 17-0.

ROSTER ALERT: The New York Mets have optioned left-handed pitcher Donnie Hart to the Syracuse Mets.

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

HARRISBURG 4, BINGHAMTON 3 (BOX)

The Binghamton Rumble Ponies fell behind in the top of the fourth inning of Thursday evening’s game against the Harrisburg Senators. Harrisburg scored two runs in the top of the fourth, and a third run in the top of the fifth off Mickey Jannis, who managed to get through seven innings without allowing any additional damage. Binghamton tied the game in the bottom of the seventh on RBI singles from Jason Krizan and Sam Haggerty. The tie proved to be shortived. Yeizo Campos gave up a run in the top of the eighth, and the Binghamton Rumbles Ponies lost to the Harrisburg Senators 4-3.

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

ST. LUCIE 8, DAYTONA 2 (BOX)

The St. Lucie Mets scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning of last night’s game against the Daytona Tortugas, on an RBI force out off the bat of Jacob Zanon, and an RBI single from Mitch Ghelfi. They scored two more in the bottom of the second on an RBI triple from Wagner Lagrange, a run in the bottom of the third on an RBI single from Matt Winaker, and three more runs in the bottom of the fourth on a three-run homer from Jeremy Vasquez. Armed with an 8-0 lead through four innings, the St. Lucie pitching staff had all of the offense they would need. Luc Rennie and Andrew Mitchell held the Tortugas scoreless through eight innings, but Daytona scored two runs off of Briam Campusano in the top of the ninth. The St. Lucie Mets ultimately defeated the Daytona Tortugas 8-2.

Low-A: Columbia Fireflies (24-42/21-25)

COLUMBIA 12, GREENVILLE 5 (BOX)

The Columbia Fireflies fell behind in the top of the first inning of last night’s game against the Greenville Drive, when Greenville’s Everlouis Lozada scored from third on a double play ball. The Fireflies took the lead in the bottom of the first inning, scoring three runs in the inning on an RBI double from Jose Miguel Medina and an RBI single from Shervyen Newton. Greenville scored a run in the top of the third off of Colin Holderman, but the Fireflies got the run back in the bottom half of the inning on a long home run to dead center off the bat of Mark Vientos. Columbia broke the game up in the bottom of the fourth, scoring four total runs in the inning, including two on an extra-base hits from Brian Sharp and Mark Vientos. Greenville cut the Columbia lead to 8-4 in the top of the fifth inning on back to back homers off of Colin Holderman. Columbia answered with three runs in the bottom half of the inning on solo homers from Brian Sharp and Chase Chambers. Hayden Senger drove in the twelfth Columbia run of the game on an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh, and the Columbia Fireflies ultimately defeated the Greenville Drive 12-5.

Short-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (29-22)

BROOKLYN 3, CONNECTICUT 2 / 10 (BOX)

The Brooklyn Cyclones fell behind early in Thursday evening’s game against the Connecticut Tigers. Michel Otanez gave up runs in the top of the second and the top of the third, but managed to get through 4.2 innings without allowing any further damage. Brooklyn tied the game in the bottom of the fifth on a wild pitch that allowed Raul Beracierta to score from third, and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Wilmer Reyes. The game remained tied at two through the first nine innings, with Brooklyn getting scoreless innings from Jared Biddy, Brian Metoyer, and Nelson Leon. The Brooklyn Cyclones walked the game off in the bottom of the tenth, when Yoel Romero scored on a throwing error, defeating the Connecticut Tigers 3-2.

Rookie: Kingsport Mets (23-26)

GAME ONE

KINGSPORT 4, BRISTOL 3 / 7 (BOX)

The Kingsport Mets fell behind in the first inning of the first game of last night’s doubleheader against the Bristol Pirates. Bristol scored a run in the opening inning off of Andres Guzman. Kingsport tied the game in the top of the second on Wilfred Astudillo’s third home run of the season. Bristol scored runs in the second and third innings against Guzman to take a 3-1 lead. Kingsport scored a run in the top of the third on a double play with the bases loaded, and tied the lead in the top of the fifth on an RBI groundout off the bat of Brett Baty. The game remained tied at three until the top of the seventh, when Kingsport took the lead on an RBI single from Baty. The Kingsport Mets held on from there to defeat the Bristol Pirates 4-3.

GAME TWO

BRISTOL 10, KINGSPORT 2 / 7 (BOX)

The second game of Thursday evening’s doubleheader between the Kingsport Mets and the Bristol Pirates was probably a game Kingsport would like to forget. They got on the board in the top of the second on an RBI double from Anthony Dirocie. Bristol took the lead in the bottom of the second, scoring two runs off of Nate Peden. Peden ended up giving up nine total runs and ten hits in 3.1 innings of work. The Kingsport Mets scored a run in the top of the sixth on an RBI double from Andres Regnault, but ultimately lost to the Bristol Pirates 10-2.

Rookie: GCL Mets (20-16)

NO GAME (SCHEDULE)

Star of the Night

Rene Rivera

Goat of the Night

Nate Peden