Tonight at the Astrodome in Houston, the Mets lost to the Astros 6-2 to fall to 40-51 on the season.
After falling behind 1-0 in the second inning, the Mets plated single runs in the third and fourth to take a 2-1 lead.
However, in the bottom of the sixth, Jon Matlack was touched up for three runs. After recording the first two outs of the inning, Matlack gave up a double to Bob Watson, an RBI single to Lee May, and a two run homer to Doug Rader as Houston took a 4-2 lead.
The Mets failed to score the rest of the way, and the Astros tacked on two more runs in the eighth to extend their lead to 6-2 and close out the scoring.
Here’s the box score and starting lineups from the game:
New York Mets
|1. Willie Mays, CF||1. Roger Metzger, SS|
|2. Felix Millan, 2B||2. Tommy Helms, 2B|
|3. Rusty Staub, RF||3. Cesar Cedeno, CF|
|4. Cleon Jones, LF||4. Bob Watson, LF|
|5. John Milner, 1B||5. Lee May, 1B|
|6. Duffy Dyer, C||6. Doug Rader, 3B|
|7. Wayne Garrett, 3B||7. Jim Wynn, RF|
|8. Bud Harrelson, SS||8. Skip Jutze, C|
|9. Jon Matlack, P||9. Dave Roberts, P|
The Mets play the second game of their three game series in Houston tomorrow.