Jacob deGrom pitched in a minor league intrasquad game this afternoon and threw 71 pitches. The Mets did not provide a final line for deGrom’s afternoon. Orginally deGrom was scheduled to pitch tonight in Las Vegas against the Cubs, but was held back in Port St. Lucie as his wife is expecting their child any day now. He is expected to start their home opener at Citi Field on April 8th. Right-handed pitcher Paul Sewald will start for the Mets tonight in his hometown of Las Vegas.