Friday, August 24, 2012

The Mets putrid run continues as they lose at home to the Houston Astros

The New York Mets were defeated by the Houston Astros by the score of 3-1 on Friday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Jon Niese started for the Mets and pitched well but not well enough. The bullpen was good and David Wright led the offense, it didn’t do much only getting four hits. Wright had half of the hits and the only RBI. Jordan Lyles started for the Astros and pitched very well and so did their bullpen. Chris Snyder led the Astros offense which only managed six hits but in this game it was enough. 
Niese took his seventh loss of the season. Niese pitched seven innings giving up six hits and three runs with two walks and five strikeouts. Robert Carson faced one batter and retired him, Frank Francisco pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and striking out two and Manny Acosta pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one. Josh Edgin faced one batter and retired him. Lyles won his third game of the season pitching six innings giving up three hits and a run with two walks and four strikeouts. Wesley Wright pitched an inning giving up a hit,Fernando Rodriguez pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and Wilton Lopez pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out one.

Mike Baxter drew a walk, Wright had two hits and an RBI and Ike Davis drew two walks. Justin Turner had a hit, Andres Torres had a hit and Wright hit a homerun. The Mets were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and they left five men on base.

Jose Altuve drew a walk, Brett Wallace had a hit and Steve Pearce drew a walk. Tyler Greene had a hit and an RBI, Snyder had two hits and drew a walk and Brandon Barnes had a hit and an RBI. Lyles had a hit and an RBI. Barnes and Snyder each hit a double and Greene hit a homerun. The Astros were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Pearce had a stolen base and an outfield assist.

In the second the Astros took a 2-0 lead. Barnes hit an RBI double and Lyles hit an RBI double. The Mets made it 2-1 in the fourth as Wright hit a solo homerun. The final run of the game was scored in the seventh by the Astros making it 3-1. Greene hit a solo homerun to complete the scoring.

The Mets have lost five games in a row at home and have seemed to tank the remainder of the season. Their offense just doesn’t do anything anymore especially at home. The Mets record fell to 57-69 and the Astros record improved to 40-86. The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Saturday afternoon.

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