Houston, we have a problem! It’s the Mets offense. The Mets offense blows it for the Mets as they lose the series finally, 3-2 to the Astros. Pat Misch was pitching well until the seventh inning when he gave up a three-run homerun. The offense combined for two runs on three hits. Bullpen was good in a losing effort. Same story, different day.
Pat Misch started tonight against the Houston Astros in his second start of the season. He started off great and was just cruising for the first six innings. At one point retired sixteen batters in a row. In those six innings only one hit was allowed. But entering the seventh inning gave up back-to-back hits, followed by giving up a three run homerun to give up the lead. The soft tossing lefty was bound to get hit hard and just came at a bad time. Still pitched great. Expect to see him in another start. Misch went 6+ innings pitched, gave up three runs on four hits and that one homerun in the seventh inning. He walked none and struck out batter. Misch receives his second loss.
Manny Acosta came into relieve Misch in the seventh and got his three batters out, including one strikeout. Pedro Feliciano came into the eighth and faced a couple of right-handed batters. He got one batter out but gave up two hits before taking his exit. Ryota Igarashi was called in to pitch in the eighth inning. He hasn’t pitched with the Mets since July 4th. He struck out the two batters to face him.
Mets offense had one inning of work tonight. Two runs scored in the fourth. Nothing else. A total of three hits for the Mets. And only one of those hits came from a core player, Jose Reyes. The other two by Carter and Misch.
The Mets 2-6 hitters combine for 0-17. Rod Barajas also goes 0-3 with a K. Welcome back!
Not much to say about this offense. Swinging at 0-2, 0-3 pitches. Swinging at pitches out of the zone. Just trying to get away with any swing of the bat.
Angel Pagan stole his 30th base of the season.
Ollie sighting: Was warming up in the bullpen during the ninth inning. Wasn’t used, thankfully.
That three-run homerun by Carlos Lee in the seventh inning off Pat Misch to take the lead and win away from the Mets.
Game ball goes to a World Series champion by the name of, Ron Darling, who turns 50 today! Happy birthday!
The Mets head to Pittsburgh to begin a three game series against the Pirates. Mike Pelfrey will start the first game for the Mets, as he looks for his twelfth win of the season. The Pirates will have Jeff Karstens (2-9) on the mound for them. Karstens hasn’t won since June 19th. Game time is 7:05 PM.