Rafael Montero

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Rafael Montero #50 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field on September 10, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Montero Picks Up First Career Win, Mets Beat Rockies 2-0

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.

09/11/2014

Bryce Harper runs the bases after his second-inning home run off Rafael Montero at Citi Field on August 12, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Montero Tagged In Return From Triple-A: ‘The Batters Here Are A Little Better’

Mets pitcher Rafael Montero has allowed four home runs in 80 minor league innings this season. In the majors, he has yielded eight shots in just 25 innings.

08/13/2014

Yankees starter Michael Pineda (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images); Mets pitcher Rafael Montero is pulled from Tuesday's loss to the Washington Nationals.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Palladino: Views From Below Much Different For Yankees, Mets

The Yanks still have hope, and thus they’re rushing a pitcher back from the DL. The Mets, as usual, think about next year with a prize prospect. It’s like night and day.

08/13/2014

Rafael Montero (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Montero Gets Ball As Mets Begin Series Against First-Place Nats

The Nationals won’t have to face Mets impressive rookie Jacob deGrom on Tuesday night, but they haven’t required any such breaks to win in New York recently.

08/12/2014

Jacob deGrom (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Palladino: DeGrom Pitching Himself Into Next Season’s Stacked Rotation

Maybe it was a good thing Sandy Alderson didn’t pull the trigger on anything last Thursday. He might have been enticed to give up a young pitcher or two.

08/04/2014

Troy Tulowitzki (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Palladino: Tulowitzki Would Energize Citi Field, But Will Mets Go For It?

If there was a team in New York that could afford to take a risk, and probably should at least send out a feeler to the Rockies, it is the Mets.

07/25/2014

Jacob deGrom (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Kallet: The Mets Have Great Pitching, But Does It Even Really Matter?

It’s fantastic that the Mets have a wealth of pitching. But do you know what else it is? Infuriating.

06/02/2014

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Mets Call Up Carlyle, Send Montero To Minors

The Mets were in need of emergency bullpen help after using seven relievers in Friday’s 6-5, 14-inning loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

05/31/2014

Rafael Montero (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets Think Montero Tipped Pitches In Debut; Starter Makes Adjustments

“I think we picked up a little something that he might be tipping, so we changed things to see if we can get that rectified,” Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said.

05/20/2014

Jacob deGrom (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Schwei: Struggles Against Washington, Young Pitching And More Mets Notes

After splitting their four games against the crosstown rival Yankees, the Mets dropped two of three this past weekend against the division-rival Nationals.

05/19/2014

Yangervis Solarte of the New York Yankees celebrates his run with Masahiro Tanaka in the second inning as Rafael Montero of the New York Mets looks on. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets’ Montero Solid In Debut, But No Match For Tanaka

Rafael Montero was simply outpitched in his major league debut by a fellow rookie with a much bigger contract. “You’ve just got to admit it, that’s a good pitcher,” Montero said of Masahiro Tanaka.

05/15/2014

Masahiro Tanaka  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Rafael Montero  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Tanaka-Montero Subway Series Matchup One For The Future

We all know about Masahiro Tanaka. In fact, we have known about him and his magical splitter for months and months. The guy we don’t know about may be the real treat of this game.

05/14/2014

Rafael Montero (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Future Is Now: Mets’ Rafael Montero To Make Majors Debut Wednesday

Right-handed pitcher Rafael Montero — arguably the Mets’ No. 2 prospect behind Noah Syndergaard — will make his major-league debut on Wednesday against the Yankees at Citi Field.

05/12/2014

Ike Davis (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Ike Davis Hits Long Home Run In Mets’ Loss To Nats

Ike Davis hit a long two-run homer, and prospects Rafael Montero and Jacob DeGrom combined to throw four perfect innings.

02/28/2014

Rafael Montero (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Mets’ Pitching Prospects On Cusp Of Something Special

Mets fans finally have a lot to look forward to, and it’s not just the much-ballyhooed Noah Syndergaard who is worthy of attention.

02/28/2014

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