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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/12/21: A new slugger emerges!

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

Antoine Duplantis
Steve Sypa

*All results from games played on Sunday, July 11, 2021

2021 FUTURES GAME

NATIONAL LEAGUE 8, AMERICAN LEAGUE 3 (BOX)

Angels prospect Reid Detmers struck out Baty on three pitches in his first at-bat, a 93 MPH fastball up and away, a second 93 MPH fastball up and away, and 86 MPH slider that he made contact with but foul tipped into catcher Willie MacIver’s glove. Fransisco Alvarez faced Orioles pitcher Marcus Diplan. He fouled off three fastballs up and in in a row, the first 94 MPH, the second 95 MPH and the third 95 MPH. The fourth pitch in the at-bat was a 95 MPH cutter down and away, out of the strike zone. Alvarez connected with Diplan’s fifth pitch, a 95 MPH fastball up and in and deposited it into the front row of the left field seats 372 feet away, the ball leaving his bat with a 104 MPH exit velocity at a 21 degree launch angle.

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (19-40)

SYRACUSE 9, SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 8 / 10 (BOX)

This contest between first and last place teams was far from a slog, but neither team looked particularly great. The Mets and RailRiders combined for 17 runs on 25 total hits, with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre committing two errors as well. In a year and situation where the Mets really could use Thomas Szapucki to step up, the left-hander continued underwhelming, allowing two runs over three innings. Luckily for Syracuse, Szapucki’s counterpart on the RailRiders, Luis Gil, pitched just as well, allowing four runs over three innings. Both teams went into their bullpens early, and both bullpens pitched equally poor. With the game tied 6-6 in the seventh, Patrick Mazeika socked a clutch two-run homer to give the Mets the lead. Unfortunately, Bradley Roney gave those runs right back in the bottom of the ninth, giving up a two-RBI single to tie the game. Into extras the game went, and as is seemingly by design, Syracuse was able to cash in on their phantom runner, with Cesar Puello moving to third on an Orlando Calixte groundout and scoring on a Mason Williams single. Tom Windle pitched the bottom of the inning and retired the RailRiders in order, striking out Estevan Florial to end the game with a flourish.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets optioned RHP Nick Tropeano to Syracuse Mets.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets optioned RHP Geoff Hartlieb to Syracuse Mets.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets selected the contract of RHP Jerad Eickhoff from Syracuse Mets.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (22-35)

POSTPONED (RAIN)

High-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (19-39)

BROOKLYN 10, HUDSON VALLEY 3 (BOX)

With their home run leader, Luke Ritter, dealing with a broken hand, Anthony Duplantis stepped up and hit a home run on the very first pitch that he saw. Newcomer Luis Gonzalez added another run in the second, a solo blast of his own, and the run came in handy as Alec Kisena walked the bases loaded in the bottom of the inning and then walked in a run to make it a 2-1 game. The big right-hander got himself in trouble and was solely responsible for the run, but credit to him for escaping with minimal damage. In the third, Duplantis continued showing off his muscles with another home run, giving Brooklyn a 3-1 lead- coming into the game, he had two career home runs in 395 professional at-bats. Both starting pitchers settled down after that and the game sped along quickly. In the seventh, Adrian Hernandez collected a rare hit, his thirteenth of the year, and apparently thirteen is more lucky than unlucky, as Luis Gonzalez just happened to be on base, so it was an RBI single. In the eighth, the floodgates opened and the Cyclones went to town, scoring six runs off of the Hudson Valley bullpen. The Renegades got two of those runs back, but it was a commanding win for the Cyclones nonetheless.

Low-A: St. Lucie Mets (31-29)

FORT MYERS 13, ST. LUCIE 9 (BOX)

David Griffin got two quick outs to start the first, but then ran into some trouble. He consecutively walked a batter, allowed a hit, and hit a batter to load the bases up. Two runs scored, one on a single and one on a wild pitch, but he was able to wiggle out of further damage. Matt Dyer homered in the second to recoup one of those runs and Jaylen Palmer and Edgardo Fermin had back-to-back RBI hits in the third to put St. Lucie on top 3-2. They would hold on to the lead until the fifth, when Griffin opened the inning with back-to-back doubles, tying the game, and was replaced by Brailin Gonzalez. The right-hander has generally been solid this season but got knocked around and ultimately allowed five more runs to score, two charged to Griffin and three charged to himself. Down 8-3, St. Lucie fought back, scoring two runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth to take the lead, but the bullpen let the team down once again in the seventh. Gonzalez walked the first two batters he faced and was replaced by Jeffrey Colon, who proceeded to allow both inherited runners and an additional three more runs to score. St. Lucie had men in scoring position in the bottom of the seventh and the bottom of the ninth- both times, it was once again the combo of back-to-back hits by Jaylen Palmer and Edgardo Fermin- but were unable to cash in.

COMPLEX: FCL METS (5-3)

NO GAME (SCHEDULE)

Star of the Night

Antoine Duplantis

Goat of the Night

Brailin Gonzalez