Pia Wurtzbach throws first pitch at New York Mets game

MANILA, Philippines - Miss Universe met Mr Met on Thursday, April 28 (Manila time) as Pia Wurtzbach attended her first ever baseball game at Citi Field in Queens, New York.

The reigning Miss Universe representing the Philippines threw out the first pitch before the New York Mets faced the Cincinnati Reds. Wurtzbach played with the team's mascot Mr Met and even get to practice her throwing skills with pitcher Noah Syndergaard.

Warm ups with the @Mets ' @Noahsyndergaard and @LoganVerrett. @MLB pic.twitter.com/tEo7Fiw5qc — Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@MissUniverse) April 27, 2016

The Mets, whose stadium is at the end of the 7 subway line in a section of Queens known for its Filipino population, often hold Filipino Heritage Night promos and were the team of former Filipino-American player Benny Agbayani.

Welcome to @CitiField, Pia! @MissUniverse is attending her first baseball game tonight. #LGM pic.twitter.com/IM0yjil7U3 — New York Mets (@Mets) April 27, 2016

⚾️ @Mets vs @Reds @MLB pic.twitter.com/HkSXGM32XN — Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@MissUniverse) April 28, 2016

On-field conversations with Mr.Met. @MLB pic.twitter.com/uGNRexRySg — Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@MissUniverse) April 27, 2016

Wurtzbach must have been good luck for the Mets on Thursday as the Mets swept their homestand against the Reds with a 5-2 victory to remain one game behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East standings. – Rappler.com