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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/25/21: High scoring baseball is back for a night

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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 Wednesday, June 24, 2021

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (11-33)

GAME ONE: BUFFALO 8, SYRACUSE 5 / 7 (BOX)

Yesterday, our wonderful Steve Sypa begged the question: is Syracuse ever going to win again? They answered that, in game one of this double header, with a resounding no. Buffalo scored in the top of the first by way of a combination Nick Meyer passed ball and throwing error, giving Thomas Szapucki his one unearned run of the game. Syracuse answered that with a sacrifice fly off the bat of Drew Jackson. That score would stay the same until the fifth inning, where a similar cycle repeated. Szpaucki would surrender an RBI single, and Syracuse answered with a Khalil Lee solo homer. The sixth inning is where the game got broken open, in Buffalo’s way. Szapucki let the first two runners on, and Trey Cobb allowed six runs to cross the plate that inning, including a two run home run by Old Friend Dilson Herrera. The Mets fought back from that 8-2 deficit in the seventh, as Orlando Calixte doubled home Lee and Brandon Nimmo, and a throwing error chased him home. The deficit was just too big, however.

GAME TWO: BUFFALO 5, SYRACUSE 4 (BOX)

Syracuse had another chance to break their losing streak last night, but they dropped a nail biter of a game in the nightcap. Vance Worley (yes, reader, you read that right), made his return to the Mets organization after four rough starts for the (then) Mets Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s. He struggled, surrendering seven hits and five runs (three earned), walking four and striking out five.

Syracuse had a real chance to win this one, however. They ran out to an early lead, with Orlando Calixte driving in a run with a sacrifice fly in the first. A Wilfredo Tovar home run and a two run double by Drew Jackson made it 4-0 in the second, but that would be the last run they’d score. They had a chance to win the game in the bottom of the seventh after walks to Khalil Lee and Jackson, but they could not tie the game up.

ROSTER MOVE: New York Mets sent LF Mason Williams outright to Syracuse Mets.

ROSTER MOVE: LF Mason Williams elected free agency.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (13-30)

READING 10, BINGHMATON 9 / 11 (BOX)

Oh boy. The Rumble Ponies and the FIghtin Phils had a wild back and forth affair, which even included a pitcher at bat (!!!). As one would imagine, this game contained a ton of lead changes and momentum swings. Reading controlled the early portion, and looked on their way to a simple win after a 3-0 lead after the second inning. Binghamton came back, though, and a four run fourth made it 6-4. More battling from both sides, including a three run sixths for the Phils, and a timely single by Bryson Stott, tied the game up at nine apiece in the eighth. The game. naturally, went into extras. The game lasted until the eleventh, where back to back singles by the Phils chased the runner placed on second home.

As you could have guessed, the pitching side was largely bad. Every reliever gave up a run, save for Jared Robinson, who took the loss in the eleventh. Offensively, the highlight was Mark Vientos, again, as he homered and drove in four of the nine runs in the loss.

High-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (14-28)

JERSEY SHORE 2, BROOKLYN 0 (BOX)

Brooklyn followed up a fun walk off win with a total dud in this game. They managed just two hits, and the first one came in the seventh, when Brett Baty broke up the no-hitter with a double. Juan Uriarte doubled himself in the eighth, but neither double was capitalized on. Jose Butto got a tough luck loss, as he held strong until the fifth, where he surrendered three runs (one earned) in the frame. There was just no offense to pick him up.

Low-A: St. Lucie Mets (23-21)

GAME ONE: DUNEDIN 12, ST. LUCIE 11 / 7 (COMPLETION FROM JUNE 23RD) (BOX)

This game took over two days to finish, due to rain, and ended in utter heartbreak for the Mets. The Mets had a 6-1 lead after two innings, and a 10-5 lead after five, but Dunedin crawled back into it and eventually scored five in the top of the sixth to make it ten apiece. After a rain suspension, Brandon McIlwain chased a run home with a ground out to make it 11-10 Mets. However, Brailin Gonzalez would make that lead short lived, as he loaded the bases, and allowed two runs to cross before getting out of the jam. The Mets got two on in the bottom of the seventh, but failed to tie it up.

GAME TWO: DUNEDIN 16, ST. LUCIE 7 (BOX)

Well. This game had a stretch where it was close, but as the score indicates, it largely was a blowout. Dunedin jumped all over Junior Santos, getting seven runs across the board in just two innings. The Mets came roaring back, though, scoring five in the bottom of the second. They came back by way of a team effort, with Brandon Fryman, Joe Suozzi, and Jaylen Palmer all driving in one run, and Nic Gaddis driving in two. That was the closest the Mets would get, though, as the bullpen imploded. Jeffery Colon and Reyson Santos gave up two runs apiece, and Brendan Hardy got touched up for five runs, recording just a single out in his outing. All in all, it was a tough day for the normally solid St. Lucie squad.

Star of the Night

Mark Vientos

Goat of the Night

Brendan Hardy