RAFAEL MONTERO NEWS

Rafael Montero succeeds despite a flawed game plan

Making his first start, and just his second appearance in 17 days, Rafael Montero was surprisingly sharp Saturday night versus the Astros. Despite having pitched just one inning in the long layoff, Montero came out and for the most part threw strikes and he allowed just one run. After getting hit hard in his first five starts in the majors, Montero closed the year with a grand...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Montero makes his case for spot in 2015 rotation in Mets’ win over Astros

Jacob deGrom was skipped in what was to be his final start of the season, but fellow rookie Rafael Montero did a decent impersonation in his place. Montero, taking the mound instead of the National League Rookie of the Year front-runner, allowed just one run over 5¹/₃ innings and struck out six, but the Mets spot starter received a no-decision, with the offense producing only...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 2, Astros 1

Lucas Duda reacts after hitting a walk-off home run in the 9th inning. Photo credit: Jim McIsaac, Getty Images The Mets (78-83) beat the Astros (70-91) by a score of 2-1 on Saturday night at Citi Field. Rafael Montero got the start for the Mets and pitched well, giving up 1 run on 6 hits and 2 walks in 5.1 innings, striking out 6 and throwing 91 pitches. Montero will finish his debut...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Rafael Montero vs. Samuel Deduno (9/27/14)

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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Thursday, Sep 11

Yesterday was a great day for my Official Lineup. It scored 147.05 points and finished 108th-of-8,802. Rafael Montero was great for a low price, Drew Hutchison resembled Marcus Stroman from earlier in the week while shutting down the Cubs, and the Pirates stack  came through, including homers by Andrew McCutchen (inside the park) and Russell Martin (conventional over the fence)...
Via Baseball Professor
18 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Up, 3 Down: Home Sweep Home

3 Up 1.  Jacob deGrom was yet again stellar on Tuesday night. The 26 year old continued to make his case as the ace of the 2014 Mets pitching staff and top candidate for National League Rookie Of The Year. Jacob pitched 8.0 innings, gave up 3 hits, allowed absolutely zero walks and struck out 9 batters. Had it been earlier in the year, with less caution surrounding pitch and innings...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero earns the right to keep pitching as a starter

Earlier this month, Terry Collins announced that Rafael Montero would get at least one more start in the majors this year. True to his word, Collins gave the rookie a start Wednesday night and Montero rewarded his manager with 5.1 scoreless innings and he picked up the win as the Mets swept the Rockies with a 2-0 triumph in the series finale. In his last two starts, Montero has...
Via Mets360.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Keeping Wild Card In Sight With Sweep Over Rockies

If you would have told me one month ago that the Mets would play meaningful games in September, I would have laughed it off and then said: “sure, next September.” Now, with 16 games to go, the Mets find themselves just 5 1/2 games out of the second wildcard spot. They trail the Pirates who haven’t exactly shined in the month of September. Despite a recent 5-game winning streak...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets win fourth straight game as Rafael Montero snags first win

Only the Mets could manage to overshadow their own success. Rafael Montero picked up his first major-league win as the Mets finished off a sweep of the Rockies with a 2-0 win at a nearly empty Citi Field. The Mets won their fourth straight, tying their season-high winning streak. They ended the night 5 1/2 games out of the second NL wild-card spot and talking about finally playing...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Montero gets 1st career win, Mets beat Rockies 2-0

NEW YORK (AP) Rafael Montero earned his first major league win, Eric Young Jr. went 3 for 3 with an RBI triple and the suddenly surging New York Mets beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0 Wednesday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Montero (1-3) returned from the minors and allowed three hits over 5 1-3 innings in his seventh big league start. Juan Lagares had a sacrifice fly...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom and the Rookie of the Year

When the season began, if I told you that a Mets starting pitcher was in the Rookie of the Year hunt, who would you have guessed? The obvious answers are Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard. Well, Montero hasn’t had a good start to his big league career and we will have to wait until next year for a Syndergaard sighting. Jacob deGrom emerged out of nowhere to take Mets fans...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero To Start Wednesday vs. Colorado

Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed this afternoon that righthander Rafael Montero will get a spot start on Wednesday versus the Colorado Rockies in order to give the rest of the rotation an extra day’s rest. Montero, 23, is currently in his third stint with New York this season after being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday. In seven games for the Mets this season, Montero...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Recalled From AAA

After last nights victory over the Reds, the Mets recalled Rafael Montero from AAA Las Vegas. Montero pitched in the opening game of the Pacific Coast League playoffs on Wednesday, where he was ineffective. He went just 4 1/3, allowing 3 runs, 4 walks and 7 hits. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, Mets officials say there is no injury to a current member of the rotation. Terry Collins...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Montero and Germen Likely To Be Demoted To Make Room For Colon and deGrom

Adam Rubin surmises that the Mets will likely demote Gonzalez Germen and Rafael Montero when the Mets activate Jacob deGrom on Saturday and Bartolo Colon on Sunday. There is also the possibility that the Mets could simply find a candidate who they could place on the DL, perhaps Jenrry Mejia who in addition to a knee and hernia issue is now dealing with a sore back. August 20 Terry...
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August 21, 2014  |  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...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Cubs 2, Mets 1

The New York Mets (59-66) took on the Chicago Cubs (52-71) this afternoon at Citi Field, for the third game of a four game series. Rafael Montero was looking for his first major league victory, and was opposed by Cubs ace Jake Arrieta. What you should know: Rafael Montero pitched the best outing of his young major league career today, as he would go 7.1 innings, allowing one run...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Jacob deGrom feels good after throwing

Mets rookie pitcher Jacob deGrom felt good after playing catch on Saturday, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN. deGrom threw from 90 feet, and said he felt no pain at all. Recovering from rotator cuff tendinitis, the Mets believe that deGrom could return as soon as he is eligible to come off the DL, which is August 24th, vs the Dodgers, as Rubin writes:The ideal scenario is for deGrom...
Via MLB Injury News
August 17, 2014  |  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...
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August 15, 2014  |  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...
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August 13, 2014  |  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...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Nationals, 7:10 PM

Tonight the Mets return home to open up a series against the Washington Nationals. Rafael Montero (0-2, 5.40) returns from AAA to start in place of Jacob DeGrom to face Doug Fister (11-3, 2.49) for the second time this month. Montero’s last start was back on May 30th when he received a no-decision in a 14-inning 6-5 defeat against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. He tossed 3...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Did Mets Go With Montero Instead Of Syndergaard?

Kevin Kernan of the NY Post believes the Mets chose the wrong pitching prospect to promote when they opted to name Rafael Montero the replacement for the injured Jacob deGrom instead of using the opportunity to usher in the MLB debut of Noah Syndergaard. This would have been the perfect game to have Syndergaard make his major league debut. What’s wrong with offering the fans...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Montero and Matz Are Nasty Good

Who’s Hot: Chase Bradford,  Las Vegas – The 25 year old righty went to High School in Las Vegas and is no stranger to playing in the desert heat. In the last week, he’s made three appearances out of the pen, collecting 8 of his 9 outs via strikeout while allowing just 1 hit and walking no one. On the season, Chasen has made a combined 48 appearances out of the pen for Binghamton...
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August 11, 2014  |  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...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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