Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The New York Mets fall 4-3 to the Houston Astros

The New York Mets were defeated by the Houston Astros by the score of 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon.  The game took place at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  Dillon Gee started and pitched well, Carlos Torres didn't pitch well out of the bullpen and the Mets offense only managed two hits. 

Gee pitched four innings giving up four hits and no runs with a walk and a strikeout.  Buddy Carlyle pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run, Dario Alvarez pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Zach Thornton pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts.  Torres pitched an inning giving up four hits nad two runs with a walk and Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning. 

Curtis Granderson drew a walk, David Wright had a hit and two RBI and Michael Cuddyer had a hit.  Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew a walk, Daniel Muno drew a walk and Cuddyer hit a double and Wright hit a homerun.  The Mets were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. 

In the second Monell reached on a fielding error and a run scored to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the third WRight hit a two run homerun and the Mets took a 3-0 lead.  In the fifth Luis Valbuena hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 3-1.  In the seventh Jake Marisnick hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-2 Mets.  Gregorio Petit hit an RBI single in the eighth to tie the game at three and L.J. Hoes hit an RBI single to give the Astros a 4-3 lead and that would be the final score. 

The Mets will take on the Yankees on Wednesday afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. 

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