The Mets plan to use Friday's off-day in Houston to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, according to multiple reports.
"Pretty much everyone I talked to was like, 'Yeah, I want to do something,'" Mets LHP Jerry Blevins said, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. "We've got a good group of guys here that want to help out some fellow Americans in need."
The Mets and Astros will play a doublehader Saturday in Houston and their regularly scheduled game on Sunday in the first games the Astros will play in Houston since the hurricane.
The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which has caused catastrophic flooding in and around Houston, resulted in highway closures, and caused 17 deaths, was expected to force the series from Houston to Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay, where the Astros shifted their current series against the Rangers to.
"We're just going to go down there and concentrate on what we can do to help on Friday, and then try to get our heads back in a baseball game," RHP Matt Harvey said. "I'm sure Houston's trying to do that as well. We're happy to help any way we can."