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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/30/21: The duality of Vientos

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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 Thursday, July 29, 2021

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (24-50)

SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 3, SYRACUSE 1 (BOX)

The biggest story, if you read the box score first, is that Josh Walker almost threw a no-hitter. He threw seven no-hit innings, absolutely dicing up the RailRiders, losing the no-no one a one out single in the eighth frame. He did not let that get to him, though, as he immediately induced a double play, ending his outing with eight one hit innings. He actually had a chance at a win, as Albert Almora singled home Drew Jackson in the bottom of the eighth, after Jackson singled and stole second base.

The RailRiders got to Geoff Hartlieb and got to him quickly in the ninth. A lead-off home run tied the game, and a two-run home run later in the frame made it 3-1. The Mets, who’s sails lost all the wind they had, went down in order in the bottom of the ninth.

ROSTER ALERT: RHP Yeizo Campos assigned to Syracuse Mets from Binghamton Rumble Ponies

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (28-44)

HARTFORD 6, BINGHAMTON 5 (BOX)

Binghamton started off hot in the loss, with Mark Vientos hitting his first of two home runs of the day with two out in the first inning. Dustin Beggs, who struggled in his outing, gave up two in the bottom of the third. Nick Meyer did not let that 2-1 deficit last long, however, as he socked a solo homer of his own to knot it up at two. Beggs did not hold the line (again), surrendering three in the fifth inning, his last of this outing. Binghamton powered back, however, using the long ball exclusively. Vientos hit his second solo homer of the day in the sixth inning, and recently acquired Carlos Rincon hit a two run bomb in the ninth inning to tie it up at five.

Despite all of the comebacks by the Rumble Ponies, they could not force extras with Jared Robinson on the hill. A throwing error charged to Vientos put the winning run on in the bottom of the ninth (ironic, considering they would not have even been tied without him), and a walk moved the aforementioned winning run into scoring position. He would not stay there long, as a single would drive him home and send Binghamton home with a tough loss.

ROSTER ALERT: RHP Yeizo Campos assigned to Syracuse Mets from Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

High-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (29-43)

POSTPONED (RAIN)

Low-A: St. Lucie Mets (40-35)

GAME ONE

DAYTONA 4, ST. LUCIE 3 / 7 (BOX)

St. Lucie, after surrendering a run in the bottom of the second, took the lead on the back of a two-run home run by Jaylen Palmer. A bases loaded hit by pitch — Branden Fryman was the one to get plunked — gave the Mets a 3-1 lead in the fourth, though they would regret not tacking on more runs. If they had, they may have pulled out game one of this double header.

The bullpen struggled, with Nolan Clenney allowing the tying run to score in the fifth — though the second run scored on a Quinn Brodey throwing error. Austin Faith’s lack of control saw him walk the bases loaded, and eventually surrendering the game losing sacrifice fly in the sixth.

GAME TWO

ST. LUCIE 4, DAYTONA 1 / 7 (BOX)

Starter Oscar Rojas’ worst inning was his first inning, as the only run he allowed — and the only run Daytona would have in game two — came by way of an RBI double after a walk. He settled down nicely after that, allowing just two more base runners in a strong five inning start.

The Mets’ bats were quiet until late, as they were held scoreless through four. They broke through in the fifth, when Jose Colina doubled home Brandon McIlwain, after the latter walked. He moved to third on the play, which proved pivotal. He scored on a passed ball, making it 2-1 Mets. The offense did not stop there, as Alex Ramirez tacked on a run with an RBI double in the sixth, and Anthony Walters added a seventh inning insurance run by way of a ground out. Things got a tad dicey for Reyson Santos in the seventh, as the game-tying run stepped to the plate with two away, following a double and a walk. He struck him out though, securing a double header split.

COMPLEX: FCL METS (11-10)

FCL CARDINALS 7, FCL METS 6 (BOX)

Star of the Night

Mark Vientos’ offense

Goat of the Night

Mark Vientos’ defense