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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/16/21: Cookie alert!

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

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Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (22-41)

SYRACUSE 14, ROCHESTER 12 (BOX)

This was a wild one, to put it lightly. Obviously, the pitching was far from excellent as a whole, though the man who opened the game, Alex Sanabia, threw 1.2 scoreless innings before being lifted for Trey Cobb. Syracuse got off to a hot start offensively, with a solo shot by Albert Almora Jr. in the first inning and a two run bomb by Khalil Lee in the second.

Cobb did not let that 3-0 lead last, surrendering five in relief of Sanabia. That barely scratched the surface of this game, however. The Mets countered by scoring nine runs in the bottom of the third, in a plethora of ways. Patrick Mazeika drove the first one in with a fielder’s choice, and a Cheslor Cuthbert tied it at five. A two-run single by Wilfredo Tovar made it 7-5 Mets, and a Drew Jackson grad slam busted the game open, making it 11-5. Mazeika, who you may remember drove in the first run of the inning, drove in the ninth run of the inning with a sacrifice fly. It was 12-5 Mets. Rochester clawed back with runs in the fourth, sixth, and seventh innings, cutting the lead to 12-8. Mazeika added two more RBI to his ledger with a deep eighth inning two-run home run, putting the Mets up 14-8 — something that ended up being much bigger than expected. Stephen Nogosek came in for the ninth, and promptly surrendered four runs before weaseling out of the inning and ending a truly wild affair.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (23-37)

BINGHAMTON 4, ALTOONA 3 (BOX)

Binghamton had to come from behind to pull the win out, and they did so late in the game. Adam Oller was looking like a hard luck losing pitcher for much of the night, as he threw seven innings and surrendered just three runs — one in the first, and two in the third. Outside of an RBI double off the bat of Manny Rodriguez in the third, the Binghamton bats could not scratch across any runs, until the eighth inning.

Luis Carpio singled to lead off the eighth, and David Rodriguez doubled to make it second and third with no outs. Nick Conti hit a double of his own, tying the game at three. Manny Rodriguez flew out, but Conti advanced to third on the play, and Jake Mangum sacrifice flew him home, putting the Rumble Ponies in the lead. Allan Winans shut the door from there, allowing just two walks in the two out, no hit save.

High-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (20-41)

JERSEY SHORE 13, BROOKLYN 3 (BOX)

Well, let’s get the good news out of the way first. Carlos Carrasco started this game on a rehab assignment, and threw two solid innings. He touched 94 on his fastball, struck out two BlueClaws, and overall made his first real steps to making his Mets debut — something the team sorely needs. Outside of that, nothing much good happened.

Jersey Shore jumped all over everyone else who pitched for the Cyclones, especially Cam Opp, who surrendered seven runs in just 2.2 innings. Offensively, Antonie Duplantis singled one home, and Cody Bohanek doubled home two, but the offense was shut down outside of that. All in all, Carrasco making it out of the game happy and healthy was the only highlight here.

Low-A: St. Lucie Mets (33-30)

PALM BEACH 5, ST. LUCIE 4 (BOX)

St. Lucie was in the drivers seat after three innings. The first two went by scoreless, but the Mets got on the board in the top of the third. Omar De Los Santos hit a sacrifice fly to make it 1-0, and RBI singled by Warren Saunders and Brandon McIlwain made it 3-0 Mets, Palm Beach got a run back off of starter Oscar Rojas in the bottom of the fourth, but the Mets put up a run in the fifth when Saunders literally scored from third on a two out balk. That would be the last run they scored, though.

Rojas allowed two runs in the fifth, and the Cardnials took Drake Nightengale deep in the sixth to tie it at four. That score held until the bottom of the ninth. Noah Clenney got the first out, but a walk put the winning run on base — and back to back singles put the game in the loss column for St. Lucie.

COMPLEX: FCL METS (6-5)

FCL ASTROS 10, FCL METS 5 (BOX)

Star of the Night

Carlos Carrasco’s seemingly healthy hamstring (also Patrick Mazeika)

Goat of the Night

Cam Opp