Rafael Montero rebounded from a not so typical start last week, and delivered a dazzling 6.1 inning performance on Sunday afternoon as the Las Vegas 51s beat the Fresno Grizzlies 10-4 at Chukchansi Park.
Staked to a 1-0 lead courtesy of a first inning home run off the bat of rehabbing outfielder Chris Young, the 23-year old righthander went straight to business and fired off five straight innings of no-hit ball until he was finally greeted by a leadoff double to begin the sixth.
Montero would eventually get tagged for a home run in the seventh before giving way to the bullpen. The Mets’ control-artist finished with a solid performance, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out four. Of his 87 pitches, 57 of them went for strikes.
One other notable highlight from this game was the performance of Chris Young who went 5-for-5 with two home runs, a double and five RBIs.
It’s going to be interesting to see what happens when Young is activated from the disabled list on Friday when the Mets return to Citi Field to begin a ten-game homestand against the Atlanta Braves.
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