The Mets sent three representatives to the annual Futures Game, held this year at San Diego’s Petco Park. Current Las Vegas 51s second baseman Dilson Herrera and Binghamton shortstop Amed Rosario both came off the bench for the victorious World Team, who won the game 11-3. Both players got two at-bats, each recorded a hit and scored a run, and Herrera drove in a run as well.
First baseman Dominic Smith played the entire game at first for the U.S. Team, going hitless in four at-bats, but driving in a run via a fielder’s choice in the third inning. Herrera entered the game as a designated hitter in the top of the seventh, and Rosario came in as shortstop in the bottom of the fifth.
The game, designed to highlight some of the top prospects in baseball, pits a “World Team,” made up of foreign-born prospects, against an “U.S. Team.” Noah Syndergaard (2013 and 2014), Kevin Plawecki (2014), Rafael Montero (2013), Michael Conforto (2015), and Brandon Nimmo (2015) are among Mets who have appeared in previous Futures Games.
The Mets have no participants in tonight’s Home Run Derby and, while having four players named to the National League All-Star Team, will only have two active tomorrow night, in Jeurys Familia and Bartolo Colon. Yoenis Cespedes and Noah Syndergaard were selected but will not play, as both are nursing injuries.