Mets Minors Recap: Ryan Clifford Reaches Base Four Times - Metsmerized Online (2024)

Posted by Matt Mongin | Jul 7, 2024

Led by Ryan Clifford, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies shut out the Hartford Yard Goats for their third straight win. Clifford has continued his hot summer stretch into July with his two-hit, two-walk performance on Saturday.

Between June and July, Clifford has seven doubles, nine home runs, and a 24:26 walk-to-strikeout ratio.

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Mike Vasil. Photo by Ed Delany of Metsmerized

TRIPLE-A

SYRACUSE METS (53-33) 0, WORCESTER RED SOX (41-45) 4

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The Mets’ offense was stymied, collecting only three hits in their 4-0 loss to Worcester. The Mets were a collective 0-for-6 in runners in scoring position situations and struck out nine times.

Vasil gave the Mets some length but failed to prevent the long ball again. Vasil has allowed seven homers and a career-high 1.77 HR/9 this season. Montes de Oca hit 99 MPH on his fastball in his second rehab start with Syracuse.

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Ryan Clifford. Photo by Bronson Harris of Binghamton Rumble Ponies

DOUBLE-A

BINGHAMTON RUMBLE PONIES (40-38) 5, HARTFORD YARD GOATS (44-35) 0

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  • DH Ryan Clifford: 2-for-3, R, 2B, 2 BB, K (.886 OPS)
  • CF Matt Rudick: 2-for-4, 2 RBI (.704 OPS)
  • SS Wyatt Young: 2-for-4, R, 2 RBI, K (.725 OPS)
  • 3B Jeremiah Jackson: 1-for-5, 2B, RBI, K (.608 OPS)

Binghamton put it together on both sides of hitting/pitching in their 5-0 shutout victory over Hartford, their third-straight win against the Yard Goats. Run-scoring efforts by Young and Jackson in the second inning gave the Ponies an early 3-0 lead, while Rudick provided some insurance runs in the sixth frame with a two-RBI single.

Clifford’s hot June has stretched into July. The 20-year-old has three multi-hit games this month in only six games, boasting a slash line of .440/.500/.680 (1.180 OPS) after a torrid June. Clifford has raised his batting average by 46 points and on-base percentage by 23 points while maintaining impressive power numbers.

The Binghamton pitching staff dominated in their scoreless performance against the Yard Goats. Moreno gave a solid six innings of work, striking out six batters and maneuvering around baserunners in every inning.

Trey McLoughlin and Paul Gervase continued their impressive pitching seasons for the Ponies, both of which could be on the move up to Syracuse before the end of the season.

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Nick Morabito. Photo by Ed Delany of Metsmerized

HIGH-A

HUDSON VALLEY RENEGADES (41-38) 5, BROOKLYN CYCLONES (38-43) 4

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The Cyclones could not pull off the come-from-behind victory, falling to Hudson Valley 5-4. The Cyclones fell down 2-0 after an Omar Martinez two-RBI double in the third inning. Wilfredo Lara got Brooklyn a run back in the fourth with a sac fly, but a Brenny Escanio double brought around two Renegade players, increasing the Hudson Valley lead to 4-1.

A big seventh inning powered by Mateo Gil’s solo home run got the Cyclones back even at four apiece, but a walked-in run in the bottom of the frame allowed the winning run to score.

Brooklyn’s staff could have been more sharp, but it gave the team a chance to win. De La Cruz, who struggled in June (7.47 ERA), did not start the new month with better performance. He allowed three runs to score in his 5 1/3 innings on the mound, increasing his season ERA to 4.11.

Henry allowed the game-winning run to score by walking four batters in the seventh inning.

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Marco Vargas. Photo by Ed Delany, MMO

LOW-A

ST. LUCIE METS (27-54) 2, DAYTONA BEACH TORTUGAS (39-41) 5

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The St. Lucie Mets blew an early two-run lead and dropped their Saturday matchup against Daytona Beach. Boston Baro subbed in for Marco Vargas after five innings; Vargas came off the injured list on June 30 and has only played in 22 games this season.

  • RHP Joel Diaz (6.04 ERA) 4 IP, 7 H, 4 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 4 K (82 pitches/ 50 strikes)
  • RHP Joseph Yabbour 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Diaz picked up nine whiffs on his 82 pitches.

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Jeremy Rodriguez. Photo by Ed Delany of Metmerized

Florida Complex League

FCL-METS (18-25) 11, FCL-Nationals (20-23) 2

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Jeremy Rodriguez picked up his third straight multi-hit game. Rodriguez ranks third in the FCL for hits, with 46 in the year.

Dominican Summer League

DSL-METS BLUE 10, DSL-METS ORANGE 2

DSL Mets Blue defeated DSL Mets Orange won 10-2, lead by a 5-RBI effort from Yensi Rivas.

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