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On this edition of the New York Mets Amazin’ News, Rafael Montero pitches well and the team has a Houston trip forthcoming. 

The New York Mets had a big win last night collecting the 2-0 win over the Cincinatti eds. Rafael Montero threw a great game, giving up no runs through 8.1 innings and only allowing three hits and four walks to go along with eight strikeouts. Montero got the win and AJ Ramos picked up the save.

Kevin Plawecki and Wilmer Flores each had RBIs in the first inning, and the game was held scoreless after that.

The Mets will be playing in Houston this weekend after all. The Astros announced over twitter that the teams will play a day night double header on Saturday and a game on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.


Obviously, with the devastation of Hurricane Harvey on the city of Houston, baseball has been a secondary concern. But it will be good for the citizens of Houston to have something to take their minds off the storm this weekend, in what will surely be an emotional series.

Matt Harvey will start the opening game of the doubleheader Saturday after originally being scheduled to return on Friday. He will have a light workload and is only expected to throw 80 pitches.

Shortstop Amed Rosario was named the Pacific Coast League’s rookie of the year yesterday by minor league baseball. According to the press release, first baseman Dominic Smith was also a contender for the award.

MLB’s Anthony DiComo announced four of the Mets prospects going to the Arizona Fall League this October. Infielder Luis Guillorme and catcher Tomas Nido lead the list of Mets prospects going.

Infielder David Thompson and outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski will also join those two in the AFL. Each team is required to send six prospects, so two more prospects will also be attending, but they haven’t been announced yet.

The Mets finish their series with the Reds today at 12:35. Jacob deGrom is slated to take the mound against Robert Stephenson.

ESNY’s Nicholas Santuccio wrote about how concerned the Mets should be with Michael Conforto’s shoulder.

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