The New York Mets played their final game of the 2017 at First Data Field against their Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s. The Mets scored a run in the bottom of the ninth for the walk-off 5-4 victory over the 51s.
Jacob deGrom made his final tuneup for his April 5 start against the Atlanta Braves. He pitched three innings allowing one run on two hits (Jay Bruce solo homer) and struck out one while pitching for the 51s squad.
Right-handed prospect Harol Gonzalez made the start for the Mets. He allowed four runs in six innings on nine hits, two walks and three strikeouts.
Lucas Duda sat out the game with a hamstring injury that is not serious and he is fully expected to be ready for Opening Day. Bruce got the start at first base for the Mets today.
Mets long-time bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello singled off deGrom in the first inning, but was thrown out by Travis d’Arnaud when he tried to steal second base.
Xorge Carrillo knocked in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth for the Mets.
The Mets take on the Army baseball squad on Friday at Citi Field. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 PM. It will be the ninth time the Mets have played an exhibition game vs Army.