Before officially leaving camp, the Mets will play their Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s, at 11 a.m. at First Data Field in St. Lucie, Florida.
RHP Jacob deGrom is scheduled to pitch for the Mets. In four Grapefruit League starts, deGrom is 1-1 with a 2.93 ERA, while striking out 17 hitters in 15 1/3 innings.
It was announced yesterday that he will start the second of game of the season next week at Citi Field against Bartolo Colon and the Braves.
Final spring schedule...
The Mets head back to New York after Thursday's game and will take on Army at Citi Field on Friday at 1 p.m. The team is expected to hold workouts on Saturday and Sunday before opening the 2017 season Monday afternoon.
In case you missed it on Wednesday...
The Mets announced Noah Syndergaard, deGrom and Matt Harvey will all start against the Braves during the first series of the season. It has been reported that Robert Gsellman will be the fourth starter, but no official announcement has been made. In Matz's absense, Seth Lugo or Zack Wheeler are most likely to fill in...
The league announced Jeurys Familia will be suspended for the first 15 games this season due to the alleged domestic violence incident he was involved in last October.
Following an MRI on his elbow, which has been sore since this past weekend, is unlikely Steven Matz will be ready to pitch in time for Opening Day.
Juan Lagares ran Wednesday to test his oblique, and feels "almost 100 percent," he said. He will hit Thursday, increasing the chance he is ready for Opening Day.
Rafael Montero told a Dominican Republic reporter that he's making the Opening Day roster, ater which he tossed another two shutout innings in his final Grapefruit League appearance as the Mets tied the Braves, 2-2.
Morning Links to Read
Rising Apple's Shawn Jindal wants Mets fans to give Travis d'Arnaud one last chance. Also at Rising Apple, Nick Ceraso looks in to how the Mets will do when playing the Nationals this season...
In an article for MetsMerized, Conor O'Brien contextualizes comments between Yoenis Cespedes and report Ian Begley about how players from Latin America celebrate baseball.
Montero (50) throws against the Nationals at Nationals Park. (Brad Mills, USA Today Sports)
Brett Hartely of Amazin Avenue explains why Jacob deGrom is poised for a great season in 2017.