New York Mets prospects

Rafael Montero tosses four innings for Triple-A Las Vegas

By Danny Abriano

Rafael Montero made his fourth start of the season for Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday night, and allowed four runs in four innings of work.

Mar 7, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Rafael Montero (50) throws against the St. Louis Cardinals in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

After recording the first two outs in the first inning, Montero struggled mightily. He allowed the next six runners to reach base (on four hits and two walks), and surrendered three runs in the inning while throwing 35 pitches overall.

Montero settled down after the first inning, holding Reno without a hit in both the second and the third inning.

In the fourth, Montero struck out three batters, but allowed a run when he gave up a two-out triple to Didi Gregorius.

Montero’s line: four runs on six hits in four innings pitched. He walked three and struck out six. Montero threw 93 pitches (55 strikes).

Next up for Las Vegas:

Noah Syndergaard gets the start on Saturday night against El Paso at 10:05 p.m. ET.

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