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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/4/21: Carlos Four-tes

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

Carlos Cortes Chris McShane

*All results from games played on Wednesday, June 3, 2021

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (9-17)

POSTPONED - RAIN (MAKE UP ON JUNE 4TH)

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets sent SS Wilfredo Tovar outright to Syracuse Mets.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets sent LF Cameron Maybin outright to Syracuse Mets.

ROSTER ALERT: 3B Cheslor Cuthbert assigned to Syracuse Mets.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets sent IF Luis Guillorme on a rehab assignment to Syracuse Mets.

ROSTER ALERT: Syracuse Mets activated LHP Stephen Tarpley from the 7-day injured list.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (7-19)

BINGHAMTON 9. NEW HAMPSHIRE 3 (BOX)

Binghamton rattled off their third win in a row, and did it on the back of an unrelenting offensive performance. Carlos Cortes got them off to a hot start with a leadoff home run, though starter Josh Walker gave it right back, allowing Austin Martin to homer off him to tie it at one apiece. Binghamton would not let the Fisher Cats get back into it like that again.

A solo homer by Will Toffey in the second inning made it 2-1, and a two-run bomb by Cortes made it 4-1 in the third. The Rumble Ponies kept it going in the fourth, by way of a Manny Rodriguez RBI single and a two RBI single by (you guessed it) Carlos Cortes, pushing the score to 7-1. Walker, who pitched well with the lead, allowed a two run homer in the bottom of the fourth, making it 7-3. He would get through five innings, earning himself a win. Desmond Lindsay put the nail in the coffin with a two-run homer in the sixth, as Josh Hejka (3.0 innings pitched, one hit in his Double-A debut) and Ryley Gilliam tossed four scoreless, two hit, innings to secure the win.

ROSTER ALERT: RHP Josh Hejka assigned to Binghamton Rumble Ponies from Brooklyn Cyclones.

High-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (8-15)

JERSEY SHORE 3, BROOKLYN 1 (SUSPENDED, TOP 4) (RESUME ON JUNE 4TH)

Brooklyn and Jersey Shore barely got going before the rain forced them to stop, with the BlueClaws leading the Cyclones 3-1 in the top of the fourth. Cam Opp struggled in the short start, surrendering six hits and all three runs (though two were earned). The first run scampered home on a wild pitch (on what was a strikeout), with a single driving home the second run. Brett Baty continued to look extremely impressive so far, going opposite field for a solo homer in the third inning. Ott would cough up a run in the bottom of the frame, and escape any more danger before the skies opened, and the festivities were forced into a stoppage.

ROSTER ALERT: RHP Josh Hejka assigned to Binghamton Rumble Ponies from Brooklyn Cyclones.

Low-A: St. Lucie Mets (16-11)

FORT MYERS 7, ST. LUCIE 0 (BOX)

Roughly the only exciting thing that happened in this game was it saw J.T. Ginn finally make his organizational debut. Ginn, who the Mets drafted in the second round of the 2020 draft, ranks in at number nine on our prospect list at Amazin’ Avenue. He had a delayed debut due to Tommy John surgery, which he had prior to the draft, while at Mississippi State, and is likely the reason why he was available in the second round in the first place.

His debut was solid, with Ginn spinning three scoreless frames. He was a little wild (44 pitches, 24 strikes, two walks), and did not have his strikeout stuff yet (just one strikeout in those innings), but frankly just getting back on the field and earnestly beginning his road to the majors is a win.

Outside of Ginn’s debut, this was just a bad game for the Mets. They managed just four total hits (all singles), and two walks along with them, and the bullpen got rocked. Drake Nightengale gave up a solo homer and a RBI triple in the fifth, Luis Moreno surrendered four hits and walked five (!) in just 1.2 innings of work, giving up two runs. Sammy Tavares did not surrender a hit, but walked the bases loaded in the eighth, and Brailin Gonzalez allowed those three runs to score, before getting out of the inning. It was a very forgettable game, despite the Ginn debut.

Star of the Night

Carlos Cortes

Goat of the Night

The St. Lucie bullpen