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New York Mets’ Dilson Herrera Hits Inside-The-Park Homer (Video)

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Sure, it’s only Spring Training.

But Dilson Herrera’s game-tying inside-the-park home run in the ninth inning of Friday’s Mets-Marlins matinee was worth getting excited over.

Herrera, 22, drilled a 1-0 fastball to left field where Tommy Medica couldn’t make the grab and crashed into the left field fence. Herrera would score the Mets’ fourth — and final — run of the afternoon.

Herrera was expected to compete for a spot on the team before GM Sandy Alderson acquired Neil Walker in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Although he likely won’t start the season with the big league club, the Columbian second baseman went two-for-two with a pair of runs and a ribbe coming off the bench on Friday afternoon.

He hit .211 with 3 homers and 6 RBIs in 90 at-bats last season.

New York tied Miami 4-4 to improve to 0-1-1 in Grapefruit League action. They are slated to take on the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, March 6 at 1:10 p.m. ET.

Justin Weiss is a staff editor at Elite Sports New York, where he covers the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2016, he received a Quill Award for Freelance Journalism. He has written for the Long Island Herald, FanSided and YardBarker.