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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/19/21: Brooklyn comes from behind, St. Lucie loses in extras

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

Jose Butto
Steve Sypa

*All results from games played on Friday, June 18, 2021

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (11-29)

SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 7, SYRACUSE 5 (BOX)

The Syracuse Mets fell behind in the bottom of the second inning of last night’s game against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, when Tyler Megill gave up a solo home run to Derek Dietrich. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre plated another two in the bottom of the fourth off of Megill to take a 3-0 lead. Syracuse struck back in the top of the fifth, when Travis Blankenhorn hit a grand slam to give the Mets a 4-3 lead. The RailRiders took the lead in the bottom of the sixth, when Bradley Roney allowed a solo homer, and scored two more on a another homer off of Roney in top of the seventh. Stephen Tarpley gave up another run later in the inning. The Syracuse Mets ultimately lost to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 7-5.

ROSTER ALERT: The Syracuse Mets have released first baseman Sebastien Elizalde.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (11-28)

PORTLAND 4, BINGHAMTON 1 (BOX)

The Binghamton Rumble Ponies struck first in Friday evening’s game against the Portland Sea Dogs, when Will Toffey hit a solo shot in the bottom of the third. Portland tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the sixth when Oscar De La Cruz gave up a solo homer to Portland’s Tanner Nishioka. De La Cruz allowed a second run to score in the top of the seventh, before being lifted from the game with two outs in the inning. Riley Gilliam managed to close out the inning, but gave up two in the eighth to extend the Portland lead to 4-1. The Binghamton Rumble Ponies ultimately lost to the Portland Sea Dogs 4-1.

ROSTER ALERT: Right-handed pitcher Tom Hackimer has been assigned to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies from the GCL Mets.

ROSTER ALERT: Right-handed pitcher Conner O’Neil has been assigned to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies from the Brooklyn Cyclones.

High-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (12-25)

BROOKLYN 7, WILMINGTON 5 (BOX)

The Brooklyn Cyclones got on the board in the top of the second inning in last night’s game against the Wilmington Blue Rocks, when Luke hitter hit a solo homer to give the Cyclones a 1-0 lead. Wilmington immediately tied the game and took the lead in the bottom of the third on back to back homers off of Jose Butto to give the Blue Rocks a 2-1 lead. Butto managed a scoreless fourth, but allowed three more runs in the bottom of the fifth. Brooklyn struck back in the top of the sixth, when Ronny Mauricio scored from third on a wild pitch, but failed to score in the seventh or the eighth. Down 5-2 in the top of the ninth, Brooklyn scored five runs, two on a single from Juan Uriarte, and three more on back to back from Antoine Duplantis and Blake Tiberi to take a 7-5 lead. Mitch Ragan pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth, and the Brooklyn Cyclones defeated the Wilmington Blue Rocks 7-5.

ROSTER ALERT: Right-handed pitcher David Griffin has been assigned to the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Low-A: St. Lucie Mets (21-19)

JUPITER 6, ST. LUCIE 5 / 11 INNINGS (BOX)

The St. Lucie Mets fell behind in the bottom of the fourth inning, when Jupiter’s Victor Mesa JR. plated a run on a single off of Oscar Rojas. St. Lucie tied the game in the top of the second when Brandon McIlwain scored on a balk. The game remained tied at 1-1 through eight innings and into the top of the ninth. St. Lucie broke the tie in the top of the ninth on a triple from Jaylen Palmer that left the bat at 106.1 MPH. Palmer scored later in the inning to give the Mets a 3-1 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth. Jupiter tied the game in frustrating fashion in the bottom of the ninth, when Brailin Gonzalez allowed a run to score on a bases-loaded walk, and another to score on a wild pitch. St. Lucie struck again in the top of the tenth on an RBI single from Branden Fryman, but Jupiter tied it again in the bottom half of the inning. St. Lucie once again scored in the top of the eleventh on an RBI single from Joe Suozzi, but Jupiter tied it for a third time, and eventually took the lead to end the game in the bottom half of the inning. The St. Lucie Mets ultimately lost to the Jupiter Hammerheads in frustrating fashion 6-5.

Star of the Night

Antoine Duplantis

Goat of the Night

The St. Lucie Mets Bullpen