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Mets Notes: Montero Optioned, DeGrom Returns To The Hill, A Six-Man Rotation

The Mets optioned RHP Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas following last night’s game to make room for Jacob deGrom who will be activated in time for his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight. DeGrom says he is pain-free and is looking forward to pitching through the end of the season. He was 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA when he was shut down with discomfort in his right shoulder...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Pitches For His Future, Dominates Cubs

While Rafael Montero has only made six starts in his young major league career, it seems like we’ve been talking about him for a while. With other dominant young arms in the Mets farm system, Montero is often the forgotten man. Yesterday, he reminded us how he pitched to a 2.63 ERA over four seasons in the minor leagues and why he shouldn’t be the forgotten man on the Mets. On...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DeGrom Feels Good, Montero Expected To Make Two More Starts

Mets rookie righthander Jacob deGrom told reporters yesterday that he is feeling better since being placed on the disabled list with rotator cuff tendinitis. He was scheduled to throw a bullpen on Thursday, but the Mets decided to hold off until this weekend. However, deGrom says he feels much stronger than he did a week ago and expects to make his scheduled start against the...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero’s struggle should not be a major concern

Last night, Rafael Montero made his first start for the Mets in over a month. Montero was just recently called up from Triple A Las Vegas to replace Jacob deGrom while deGrom suffers from shoulder soreness. While Montero struggled in his return to the major leagues, the struggles should not be the doomsday that many suggest it could be. Montero isn’t the first starting pitcher...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets put RHP deGrom on DL, promote RHP Montero

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets have put right-hander Jacob deGrom on the 15-day disabled list because of rotator cuff tendinitis and called up righty Rafael Montero to start. Montero was promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas to pitch Tuesday night against Washington. The 26-year-old deGrom has excelled in his first season in the majors, going 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA in 16 starts. His move...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Montero should get another chance

We are all nervously hoping for some good news on Jacob deGrom.  He’s been a feel-good story for the up and down Mets of 2014.  Should he be able to return he’s in the running for the 2014 Rookie of the Year award but, return or not, his injury opens the door for Rafael Montero to return to Queens. People will recall, because I keep reminding them, that I had been saying before...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis Sends deGrom To DL, Montero Called Up

Mets assistant GM John Ricco announced that Jacob deGrom is heading to the DL with rotator cuff tendinitis. Ricco told reporters that this was good news and that rest and anti-inflammatory medication should do the trick. Rafael Montero will get the start on Tuesday against the Nationals. 5:00 AM Jacob deGrom has been scratched from his next start due to shoulder soreness. He is back...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets News: New York calling up Rafael Montero

The New York Mets recently lost Jacob deGrom to the injury bug and have called up Rafael Montero to fill his spot in the rotation. With Montero already spending time in the big leagues this season it was an expected move by the Mets.Rafael Montero made his major league debut in 2014 where he made four starts, posting a 5.40 ERA in 20 innings pitched. Montero is heading back to the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t forget to include Rafael Montero in the dream rotation

Tuesday night I missed the first two innings of the game against the Nationals, meaning Zack Wheeler’s worst was already behind him. It was not a great game by any stretch of the imagination, yet Wheeler battled and turned in another fine performance if judged only by the final results. Wheeler and Jacob deGrom have given the Mets two pitchers who consistently give the Mets...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom merits serious Rookie of the Year consideration

Jacob deGrom was brought up at the exact same time as Rafael Montero, but was looked at as the weaker link.  However, two and a half months later, deGrom is 5-5 and Montero is playing for the Las Vegas 51’s.  Of course, 5-5 is not a great record for a pitcher, but that is because the Mets have not scored runs while deGrom is on the bump (clearly shown by the fact that he has...
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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