Mets’ Luis Guillorme battles in epic 22-pitch plate appearance that results in a walk

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — That’s it. The competition is over. Luis Guillorme won spring training. The Mets’ super-utility infielder stepped up to the plate to leadoff the fifth inning against Cardinals righthander Jordan Hicks, who was making his first appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery. Guillorme made it as difficult as possible for Hicks across an epic 22-pitch plate appearance that eventually — 12 minutes later to be exact — resulted in a walk. It’s not like Hicks was throwing softballs, either. The Cards’ pitcher hurled six pitches that clocked in at 100+ mph, five of which Guillo…

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