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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/9/21: That Butto flow

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

New York Mets v St Louis Cardinals
Why Jake Mangum? Why not? MDK (Mangum Does Killtheball) all day!
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*All results from games played on Sunday, August 8, 2021

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (29-53)

ROCHESTER 7, SYRACUSE 6 (BOX)

Syracuse found themselves on top early thanks to some RBI hits- including a home run- by Cody Bohanek, Orlando Calixte, and Mason Williams, but Martin Cervenka seemed to put the final nail in the coffin in the fifth when he hit a three-run homer, making it a 6-1 game. The bullpen initially held, but things got out of control in the bottom of the eighth and the Red Wings wound up tying the game at 5-5. In the bottom of the ninth, Trey Cobb led the inning off with a walk and that run eventually came around to score. If Keith was watching this game, he certainly would have sighed.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (36-46)

BINGHAMTON 5, PORTLAND 0 (BOX)

For the third time in this series, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies shut out the Portland Sea Dogs, this time en route to a 5-0 victory. Jose Butto logged a six innings, allowing one hit while walking none and striking out eight, and he was followed by Allan Winans, Colin Holderman, and Eric Orze, who followed suit and combined to allow four base runners in the game’s final three innings on two hits, a walk, and a hit batsman. The right-handed Butto’s major league upside remains limited due to an over-reliance on his changeup and not much else to go with it, but he has been doing yeoman’s work since being promoted to Bingo in late July, allowing six earned runs total in 23.0 innings while scattering 18 hits, walking 3, and striking out 29. Carlos Rincon, who went 3-3 and drove in a run with a solo homer in the fourth, now has an 11-game hitting streak going, while Jake Mangum has his own 11-game hitting streak ended- though he did reach base twice on the afternoon, via BB and HBP.

With the win, Binghamton has now won eight of their last ten games and won back-to-back series’ for the first time in 2021.

High-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (33-49)

BROOKLYN 5, HUDSON VALLEY 4 (BOX)

With rain threatening to cancel or at the very least delay the festivities, the Brooklyn Cyclones beat both the weather and the Hudson Valley Renegades in an exciting come-from-behind win. Luc Rennie gave up a two-run homer in the third to Renegades DH Everson Pereira, but Brooklyn was able to cut that lead in half when Zach Ashford scored in the bottom of the inning on a wild pitch uncorked by Hudson Valley starter Randy Vasquez. The Renegades added a run apiece in the top of the sixth and seventh, but Brooklyn answered with runs of their own in the bottom of the seventh and eighth. After Colby Morris struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth, the top of the Brooklyn order came to the plate down by a pair of runs. Antoine Duplantis led off the inning with a single and was bunted over to second base, putting him in scoring position for Brooklyn Cyclones single-season home run king Ronny Mauricio. Duplantis risked running the Cyclones out of an opportunity by stealing third, but he channeled the speed of his Olympic gold medalist brother, Mondo, and swiped the bag easily, picking a great spot to go on. Ultimately, it really didn’t matter much, as Mauricio missed a home run by about ten feet and settled for a game-tying RBI triple instead. With the winning run 90 feet away, Francisco Alvarez strode to the plate. Having gone 0-4 with a golden sombrero, the Cyclones DH redeemed himself by lofting a fly ball into center that was deep enough for the speedy Mauricio to score, Brooklyn’s fourth walk off win of the season.

Low-A: St. Lucie Mets (44-37)

ST. LUCIE 2, PALM BEACH 1 (BOX)

With three games in the series cancelled because of rain, St. Lucie completed the abbreviated sweep of Palm Beach in a tight 2-1 win a day after blowing them out in both halves of Saturday’s day/night doubleheader. Oft-injured David Thompson appeared in his first game since being put on the DL in early June and immediately made his presence known, socking a solo homer over the left field wall to make it a 1-0 ballgame in the first inning. In the third, Cardinals center fielder Mike Antico hit a solo shot of his own to tie things up, and the game stayed tied until sixth, when Branden Fryman doubled in Morristown native Matt O’Neill to put St. Lucie back on top. Fireballer Sammy Tavarez was a bit shaky in the seventh, but got the job done. Liam McCall had a 1-2-3 inning in the eighth, and Luis Montas shut the door in the ninth, lowing his season ERA to 0.68 in 26.2 total innings pitched.

ROSTER ALERT: Syracuse Mets sent 1B David Thompson on a rehab assignment to St. Lucie Mets.

ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets sent OF Jose Martinez on a rehab assignment to St. Lucie Mets.

COMPLEX: FCL METS (13-12)

NO GAME (SCHEDULE)

Star of the Night

Jose Butto

Goat of the Night

Trey Cobb