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Mets Morning News: Rafael pitches well

Your Thursday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links

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Meet The Mets

Rafael Montero had the best start of his career. Heck, it might have been the best start from a Mets pitcher this entire season. He was dealing last night, holding the Reds to three hits in eight-and-a-third innings on the way to a 2-0 win. AJ Ramos recorded the final two outs and got the save.

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Amed Rosario has been named the Pacific Coast League Rookie of The Year.

Mets pitching prospect Jordan Humphreys had Tommy John surgery.

The Mets and Astros will play this weekend in Houston despite speculation that the series would be played in Florida. The teams won’t play on Friday but will play a doubleheader on Saturday with a regular Sunday afternoon game to follow.

Several players are planning to spend their off day helping the flood relief efforts.

Around the NL East

Stephen Strasburg pitched a complete game shutout against the Marlins, leading the Nationals to a 4-0 victory.

The Braves swept a doubleheader against the Phillies.

Around MLB

Tampa is bringing back manager Kevin Cash for a fourth season.

With Danny Duffy being the most recent offender, Jeff Passan argues that it is time for MLB to institute a DUI policy for its players.

The Cardinals and Mariners swung a trade, with Seattle receiving pitcher Mike Leake, international slot money, and cash. St. Louis will receive infielder Rayder Ascanio.

Angels first baseman C.J. Cron won a bet with Mike Trout, hitting two home runs in an 8-2 win over the Athletics. Trout will keep his side of the deal, buying Cron Phoenix Suns season tickets.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Sypa had your daily prospect report.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2002, the Mets made National League history by becoming the first club to not record a single home win in a whole month. The ‘02 Mets went 6-20 in August and 0-13 at Shea Stadium.