Saturday, September 27, 2014

The New York Mets lose to the Houston Astros 3-1

The New York Mets were defeated by the Houston Astros on Friday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 3-1.  Jon Niese started and pitched well and the Mets offense only managed five hits. 

Niese pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up three hits and no runs.  He walked none and struck out four.  Carlos Torres lost his sixth game of the season pitching 1 2/3 innings giving up four hits and three runs with two of them being earned.  He walked one and struck out two.  Erik Goeddel pitched two innings giving up a walk and striking out the side. 

Brad Peacock pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Kevin Chapman won his second game of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning and giving up a hit and a walk, Jorge De Leon pitched 2/3 of an inning and Tony Sipp pitched two innings with two strikeouts.  Chad Qualls saved his 19th game of the season pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Eric Young Jr. had a hit, Wilmer Flores drew a walk and Lucas Duda had a hit.  Curtis Granderson had a hit and an RBI, Matt den Dekker had a hit and drew a walk and Ruben Tejada drew a walk.  Niese had a hit, Granderson hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  den Dekker had a stolen base, Recker committed an error and Young Jr. and Granderson each had an outfield assist. 

Grossman had a hit, Jose Altuve had a hit and an RBI and Chris Carter had a hit.  Dexter Fowler had a hit and drew a walk, Matt Dominguez had a hit and an RBI and Marisnick had a hit.  Corporan drew a walk, Petit had a hit and Grossman and Carter each hit a double.  The Astros were 2-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Fowler had a stolen base and Petit was caught stealing. 

In the fourth Granderson hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth the Astros scored three runs to take a 3-1 lead and that would be the final score.  Altuve hit an RBI single, Carter hit an RBI double and Dominguez had an RBI single.  The two teams will play game two of their series on Saturday night. 


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