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.
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.
— #AstrosHarvey (@astros) August 30, 2017
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.
Matt Harvey will start Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader in Houston. He's slated to throw approximately 80 pitches. #Mets
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 30, 2017
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.
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.