But the off-day on Friday wasn't for rest and relaxation. Josh Reddick finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs for the Astros, who earned their ninth series sweep this season. There have been plenty of rumors throughout the season about teams inquiring about Harvey, or if the Mets will tender him a contract at season's end.
One of the people Harden met on Saturday was 14-year-old Ja-Miya Riles, who couldn't stop grinning after getting a selfie with the Rockets star.
If all of it was supposed to disconnect these fans from the Astros, it hadn't. It does hurt your heart to see people go through these tough times. The teams were scheduled to play a three-game series in Houston on Tuesday.
Then Houston's mayor, Sylvester Turner, urged the Astros to return home, in the hope that they would provide a sliver of normalcy here. At that point, lusty cries of "You suck, Harvey!" could be heard coming from various corners of the stadium, although whether these were spewings by angry New Yorkers or the cathartic, post Hell-week yelps of Houstonians was impossible to say.
"But everybody's working hand-in-hand and they certainly appreciated all that's being done".
Ardusso hizo doblete en Santa Fe y lidera el campeonato
Desde el fondo Facundo Chapur avanzó posiciones, y detrás del líder las disputaban constantemente. Se relanzaba la carrera y Ardusso controlaba la posición sobre su compañero Pernía.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch stood in front of home plate, microphone at his chest. Mets Left Fielder Brandon is on the warning track ... he can only watch as the ball sails over the structure that separates the playing field from the stands while remaining in fair territory.
Jose Altuve smiled as he watched a group of children who were victims of Hurricane Harvey trying unsuccessfully to score a goal in a soccer game against Orbit, the Houston Astros' furry mascot.
Rebuild: We are aware that the Mets will have to reassemble their roster following this woeful season, but their plight pales in comparison to that of this city. Centeno, the back-up catcher called up after Gattis went to the DL.
"Stay strong. Be strong", Hinch told the crowd. He posted a 4.86 ERA last year and this year is idling at an ERA of 5.25, as he has looked like a shell of his former self. "People are still kind of sad about what's going on". This is a non-game day. It's our job as a sports team here to do anything that we can.
Have Harvey's highest highs outweighed his lowest lows?
I think Fiers is a dangerous bet and that makes the huge juice difficult to accept. Not a favorite of mine to be honest but perhaps something on the over... Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook was sacked twice for a loss of 17 yards on the Badgers' first offensive drive.
"The debris on the side of the road, the furniture stacked up, the water in places you know there's not supposed to be water, it's scary, it's sad", Springer said.