Meet the Mets
The Mets have arrived in Houston for their doubleheader against the Astros on Saturday, the first event in Houston since Hurricane Harvey. Some Mets players are apparently a little worried that it may be too soon for baseball to return to the city though.
Relief pitcher Jacob Rhame and Jamie Callahan, both recently acquired by the Mets, are set to make their debuts.
Matt Harvey’s velocity remains a concern as he makes his return to the Mets in the first game of the doubleheader.
Mets prospect Corey Oswalt was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Year this week.
Around the NL East
Speaking of the Astros, much of the team spent their Friday at the convention center hanging out with families who’d been displaced from their homes by Hurricane Harvey. The Astros will be donating 5,000 tickets to their series with the Mets to displaced families, first responders, and those who’ve helped with boat rescues around Houston.
Adrian Beltre, like Yoenis Cespedes, appears to have been lost for the season to a hamstring strain.
Mark Melancon will be shutdown and needs elbow surgery.
Derek Norris has been banned for the rest of the season by MLB after an investigation into domestic violence allegations made by his ex-fiance.
Yesterday at AA
Chris McShane handled the Daily Prospect Report.
Joe Sokolowski was back with another “This Week in Mets Quotes.”
A new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio dropped. Check it out!
This Date in Mets History
Casey Stengel became the first Met to have his number retired on this date in 1965.