The “Battle of the Cellar Dwellers” kicked-off last night at Citi Field in a light mist, but that didn’t prevent the Houston Astros from blowing the New York Mets out of the water. The Astros did not connect for a single home-run despite their 6 total runs–instead relying on a little small ball, and some key Mets miscues in the field (including errors by Justin Turner and Scott Hairston).
METS GAME HIGHLIGHTS:
- Starter Jon Niese had an interesting line: pitching 6 innings, while giving up 7 hits, 2 earned-runs, an uncharacteristic 5 walks, and 3 strikeouts. Niese is still win-less on the season.
- Pedro Beato’s scoreless streak is now at 10 innings.
- Tim Byrdak came in the ballgame to pitch to left-handed hitter Michael Bourn, and surrendered a single (which turned into a run after Bobby Parnell replaced him, and promptly balked and let-up a RBI-single to Angel Sanchez).
- Taylor Buchholtz’s scoreless inning of work lowered his season ERA to 2.00.
- Carlos Beltran hit his third home-run on the season.
- Justin Turner made his 2011 debut after replacing Brad Emaus on the active roster. Turner went 1-4, and made one of two Mets errors.
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