Mets Comeback Falls Short In 4-3 Loss To Astros
The Mets almost grinded out another come-from-behind victory tonight in Houston, but came up a run short and fell to the Astros 4-3.
R.A. Dickey was solid and didn’t allow a hit in the first five innings before getting into some trouble in the sixth when he was roughed up for three runs, the big blow being a 2-run homer by Brian Bogusevich. Dickey didn’t figure into the decision and walked two while fanning six in six innings of work.
Manny Acosta relieved Dickey and pitched a clean seventh, but Terry Collins sent him out for the eighth and after a single, a stolen base, and another single, the Astros took a 4-3 lead and that was all she wrote.
Offensively, the Mets’ bats were quiet tonight. All their scoring came in the seventh when they scratched out three runs, two of which came off the bat of rookie Kirk Nieuwenhuis who scorched a two-run single to tie the score 3-3 at the time.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis had two hits in the games as did Ike Davis who had his second consecutive multi-hit game. It’s good to see Davis heating up at the plate. Andres Torres picked up his first hit as a Met and scored a run.
The Mets were sloppy on defense tonight with both Daniel Murphy and Josh Thole committing errors.
Acosta took the loss and is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA this season. his days may be numbered.
Houston, the Mets bullpen has a problem…
The Mets will try to even things up tomorrow night and will have Jon Niese (2-0, 2.81 ERA) on the bump, game time is 8:05 PM.
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