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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 9/17/21: Drama, afoot!

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

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Mark Vientos
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*All results from games played on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (45-68)

SYRACUSE 4, WORCHESTER 3 (BOX)

Syracuse jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in Mark Vientos’ Triple-A debut. Both runs came in the first inning, the first on a Khalil Lee single, and the second on a single by Travis Blankenhorn. Worchester inched back with a run in the third inning, off of a rehabbing Jordan Yamamoto, That 2-1 lead held all the way until the seventh inning, where Vientos drove in his first Triple-A run with a single (which would actually have big implications later). the 3-1 lead stayed until the ninth inning, when Zach Godley allowed the tying runs to score on a sacrifice fly, and a wild pitch.

The Mets offense would pick up Godley in the bottom of the ninth, however. After David Thompson struck out to lead off the inning, Drew Jackson singled to put the winning run on. He would steal second base to get the winning run in scoring position, and Mark Payton would not waste his efforts, singling him home for the win.

Double-A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (47-57)

BINGHAMTON 6, READING 2 (BOX)

Binghamton played the most low-key game of the night for the Mets affiliates, though they did trail 2-1 for a spell.

Carlos Rincon, continuing his strong showing in the Mets organization after being traded for Billy McKinney, drove in the first run of the game with an RBI double in the bottom of the first. Reading scored one run in each of the second and third innings off of Alex Sanabia, though that would be all they would get in the game.

Manny Rodriguez tied the game in the bottom of the fourth with an RBI double, and Jake Mangum continued the inning with a two run single to make it 4-2 Binghamton. That score held until the eighth inning, when Wagner Lagrange put the icing on the cake with a two RBI single to push the lead to 6-2, the eventual final score.

High-A: Brooklyn Cyclones (46-69)

JERSEY SHORE 8, BROOKLYN 6 (BOX)

Almost all of the action in this high scoring affair came at the end of it. Through the first six innings Jersey Shore held a 2-1 lead, with Brooklyn’s lone run coming on a Raul Beracierta sacrifice fly. Jersey Shore pushed two across in the top of the seventh to make it 4-1, but Brooklyn got one back with a Wilmer Reyes single to make it 4-2. Brooklyn took the lead for a spell in the bottom of the eighth, when Beracierta, Branden Fryman, and Reyes all drove in runs to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 5-4 lead.

That lead did not last long, as the hard throwing Michel Otanez struggled to find the strikezone — and got hit hard when he did — surrendering four runs in the top of the ninth. Jaylen Palmer drove in a run on a forceout in the bottom of the ninth, but a comeback was not in the cards.

Low-A: St. Lucie Mets (58-55)

JUPITER 12, ST. LUCIE 8 (BOX)

This game was a tale of two games for St. Lucie. The first five innings were exactly what they drew up, starting with Rowdey Jordan hitting the first pitch of the first inning out for a home run. Brandon McIlwain drove in a run with a walk in the third inning. Justin Guerrera homered to make it 3-0, and Jordan doubled two home to make it 5-0 in the fourth.

And then the fifth inning happened.

Jupiter scored seven (!!!) in the frame, off of a combination of Austin Faith and Luis Moreno. Jupiter kept up the pressure, scoring four more in the eighth to make it 11-5. The Mets got back into it again in the bottom of the frame, with Jack-Thomas Wold making it 11-6 with an RBI single, and McIlwain drove home two with a single of his own (though one was on a throwing error, thus not counting to his RBI total). Jupiter would add an insurance run in the ninth, but it would prove superfluous — all of the hits were out of the Mets’ bats, and they fell 12-8.

Complex: FCL Mets: (30-22)

CANCELLED (RAIN) (SCHEDULE)

Star of the Night

Carlos Rincon

Goat of the Night

Austin Faith