BINGHAMTON, NY - Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero, both members of the 2013 Binghamton Mets pitching staff along with manager, Pedro Lopez have been selected to represent the New York Mets at the 2013 All-Star Futures Game to be played at Citi Field on Sunday, July 14.
Syndergaard, 20, made his Double-A with the B-Mets on Sunday after beginning the season with the St. Lucie Mets (High-A) in the Florida State League. He struck out seven Erie SeaWolves over six innings and collected the victory. The 6'6" right-hander was acquired in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays in December 2012. The Mansfield, Texas native will pitch for the US Team.
Montero, 22, went 7-3 with a 2.43 ERA in eleven starts with the B-Mets before getting promoted to the Las Vegas 51's (AAA) earlier this month. In just under 67 innings pitched, the righty struck out 72 batters and issued just 10 walks. He ended his time in the Eastern League by posting 23-2/3 consecutive scoreless innings. The native of Higuerito, Dominican Republic will pitch for the World Team.
Lopez, 43, is back managing his second season with the B-Mets after leading the 2012 squad to a 68-74 record. In his 12th season of coaching Lopez holds a career record of 500-485 with a winning percentage of .512. Pedro in the off season of 2013 served as the manager of Team Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Series which went 2-4 and was knocked out by Mexico. The native of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico will serve as a coach for the World Team.
The B-Mets (47-28) will complete their three-game series against the Portland Sea Dogs tonight at Hadlock Field. The clubs will resume their suspended game from Tuesday night in the top of the third inning with no score. Their regularly-scheduled game will follow and last seven innings. First pitch for the resumption is set for 5:00 PM. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame show beginning at 4:45 PM on Newsradio 1290 WNBF.
Individual tickets for all Binghamton Mets 2013 home games are on sale now. Visit the NYSEG Stadium box office during regular operating hours, purchase them online at www.bmets.com or call the office at (607) 723-METS.
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