Montero walked a career-high six in fine innings in his first start against Miami.
Command is always important for him and is among the keys for victory for the Mets.
FIRST KEY: Montero has to cut down on the walks. He was lucky the Marlins didn’t knock him out. He can’t afford a walk an inning. It will bounce back to bite him.
THIRD KEY: Jay Bruce has hit more homers (135) than any player at Great American Ball Park. Maybe the friendly surroundings will continue to warm him up. He is 8-23 (.348) with two homers and four RBI in his last six games.
ON DECK: Tonight’s lineup.