The Mets dedicated their day off on Friday towards helping victims of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area.
According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, some players helped to unpack a truck at a church while others met with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Mets employees spent time volunteering at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
"We did what we thought was right," C Travis d'Arnaud said. "The bigger helpers were the people in that community."
The Mets were previously scheduled to play the first game of the series on Friday. After discussions of possibly moving the game to St. Petersburg, Florida, the Astros opted to free up the day on Friday to give back to the community. The two teams instead played a doubleheader on Saturday.
"It takes tragedies to bring people together, and that's what's going on here," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "If this helps people's spirits ... then it's the right thing to do."
"You do what you've got to do," Collins said. "When they ask you to do this for the reasons they asked, you just do it. You don't question it. You don't complain about it. You just do it. ... We just hope we can add something to help get these people through the next several months."
Astros manager AJ Hunch was thankful for the Mets' assistance in the community and for adjusting their schedule.
"For that, I'm forever grateful," he said.