New York Mets prospects

Jacob deGrom tosses five innings for Triple-A Las Vegas

By Danny Abriano

After Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard tossed five innings apiece on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, Jacob deGrom took the hill Thursday in Las Vegas and did the same.

Feb 26, 2014; Port St Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets Jacob deGrom poses during media day at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

In five innings pitched against Sacramento, deGrom (whose season ERA is 0.82) allowed one run on four hits, walked two and struck out five. The only run against deGrom came on a solo home run.

In keeping with their early-season strategy – which is in effect in order to get their young starters through the entire season – 51s manager Wally Backman pulled deGrom after he had thrown just 85 pitches (53 of which were strikes).

The 51s overcame a 5-1 deficit in the eighth inning and won – moving to 6-2 on the season.

Also notable for Las Vegas Thursday night:

  • Daniel Muno started at second base and hit a solo homer.
  • Bobby Abreu went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a walk. He’s hitting .526 in the early going.

Next up:

The 51s travel to Fresno to open a series on Friday night. Logan Verrett gets the start for Las Vegas.

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