(GAME DATE — July 14, 2020) — You can focus on the negatives after being traded to a new team — finding a new place to stay, leaving teammates and friends, having to start anew — but one player hopes to focus on the positives. “It means I’m wanted somewhere. At least one team sees potential in me.” Those were the comments heard after the Montreal Metros came to an agreement to deal 34-year-old RHP Ron Alder to the New York Dragons for 24-year-old minor league RHP Nate Beeson and 19-year-old minor league RHP Moises Castillo earlier today. The deal is expected to be formally announced later this evening.
*(GAME DATE — July 1, 2020) — Bill Covey really put on a show in June, earning the Batter of the Month Award in the Metropolitan League!
The Seattle right fielder batted .354 with 10 home runs, 34 RBIs, 18 runs scored, along with 22 walks to compile a .471 on-base percentage. Continue reading “Covey Snares ML Top Batter Award in June”
(GAME DATE — June 3, 2020) — It was a fun time at Brauhaus, where the Montreal Metros and Milwaukee Hops tangled, with Hops left-hander Brian Martin pitching his team to a 4-hit shutout win. Milwaukee has now won 3 in a row.
Bob Deuschle aided the Milwaukee cause with a 2-run double in the bottom of the fifth. For the game, the designated hitter went 2-4 with a double. He drove in 2 runs. Continue reading “Hops Stymie Montreal, Take 5-0 Win”
(GAME DATE — May 15, 2020) — The Pittsburgh Iron Pigs had no answer today for Montreal Metros pitcher Judson Martel. They failed to score a single run against him, losing 4-0. Pittsburgh managed only 2 hits off Martel, who had 8 strikeouts.
The extraordinarily popular Martel got a standing ovation from the hometown crowd as he left the field, the applause continuing until he returned from the dugout to tip his cap to the crowd. Continue reading “Martel Shuts Out Pittsburgh”
(GAME DATE — May 13, 2020) — When Jose Ramirez was hurt against the Pittsburgh Iron Pigs, the Montreal Metros were hopeful that the injury was not serious. However, it proved to be more severe than first thought. The 26-year-old left fielder suffered a torn ligament in his thumb colliding with a player at a base in yesterday’s game. Team doctors told BNN today that Ramirez would miss 2-3 months of the season.
Ramirez, a 2017 MVP, is swinging at a .326 pace on the year with 8 home runs, 31 RBIs and 24 runs scored. He has played in 38 games.
(GAME DATE – May 13, 2020) — The Montreal Metros posted a 2-0 shutout over the Toronto Nomads today on the strength of a strong performance by David Almonte. The Metros pitcher held the Nomads to 3 hits while walking 7 and fanning 4 in the route-going win, securing a series sweep over the struggling Nomads.
“It feels good to be wearing a Metros uniform today,” the right-hander said following the game. Continue reading “Montreal Whitewashes Toronto, Almonte Winner”