Michael Conforto participated in a minor league game today and gave us a reason to think he will be back with this team sooner rather than later.
Conforto hit two home runs with both being off left-handers. The first came off Mets top prospect David Peterson and the second came off Daniel Zamora, who was acquired in the Josh Smoker trade with Pittsburgh.
The 25-year old says he is “hoping” to return before May 1 and that he feels like he is “close” in terms of his swing.
“I’m starting to feel comfortable,” he said. “We’re getting there. It’s not so much about the shoulder anymore.”
Jacob deGrom also pitched in a scrimmage today to help get his pitch count up to 90 pitches with him scheduled to start the second game of the season.
In the first inning, the minor league team had to send five batters to the plate in order to get deGrom to 15 pitches for the inning. He got all five out and struck out two batters.
DeGrom discusses his outing here:
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