Anthony Kay was the only prospect representing the Mets during Sunday's MLB Futures Game, but there were a couple of other familiar names.
Former Mets prospects Justin Dunn and Jarred Kelenic, who were involved in the trade that brought Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano to New York, represented the Mariners.
Kay struck out No. 5 prospect Luis Robert and allowed a single in a scoreless fourth inning for the National League.
"It's really cool to be here and experience everything, get into a big-league clubhouse and get a little bit of a feel for what it's like," Kay said prior to the game on Sunday.
The left-hander Kay, New York's first-round pick in 2016, is 7-6 with a 2.91 ERA in 16 minor-league games this season. After dominating in 12 starts with Double-A Binghamton, he has struggled since being called up to Triple-A Syracuse, where he has a 9.64 ERA in four starts.
He had given up nine runs in five innings in his first two outings, but over his last two starts he has allowed six runs and 11 hits in nine innings.
"My last couple of outings have been better than my first two, so it's definitely starting to get used to it a little bit," Kay said.
A native of Stony Brook, New York, Kay said he grew up going to games at both Shea Stadium and Citi Field, and thinks it's only a matter of time before he makes his debut at The Show.
"It's really cool to get the recognition that the fans give you," Kay said. "They want you up there and they think that you can help out the team. It's been a little bit of a struggle in Triple-A so you got to get used to that a little and mix in a couple of good starts, and hopefully I'll get the call."
Meanwhile, Dunn, who is 5-3 with a 3.82 ERA with Double-A Arkansas, had one strikeout in a scoreless second inning for the American League. The 19-year-old Kelenic, who is slashing .296/.371/.558 with 15 home runs and 41 RBIs and is now at the High-A level after being drafted in the first round last year, went 0-for-3.