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Series Recap: Mets Offense Push Them Past Astros in Series

By Unknown author

The Mets didn’t get anything special from Dillon Gee, R.A. Dickey, or Chris Capuano, however, the bats did a lot of talking. Mets hitters smacked five home-runs and scored a total of sixteen runs against Astros pitching. Justin Turner’s home-run in game three was his first career four-bagger. The New York Mets are now just two games below .500 (at 19-21).


  • David Wright went 1-3 with a two-run home-run, and a walk.
  • Carlos Beltran smacked his thirteenth double of the season.
  • Jason Bay hit his second homer of 2011.
  • Justin Turner went 2-4 with two singles, and two runs-scored.
  • Fernando Martinez hit a pinch-hit, two-run home-run. It was his second home-run in his Major League career.

METS GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS (Astros Win, 7-3):

  • R.A. Dickey pitched 5.3 innings, giving-up eleven hits, six earned-runs, zero walks, while striking-out two batters. It was his fifth loss of the season.
  • Mike O’Connor threw 2/3 of a scoreless inning, keeping his seasonal ERA at 0.00.
  • Jose Reyes collected two hits, including a double, and RBI-single.
  • Jason Bay did not record a hit, but he did draw three walks.
  • David Wright stole his ninth base of the season.
  • Dan Murphy smacked his third home-run of 2011.


  • Jose Reyes made the most of his walk, stealing two bases.
  • Josh Thole, who hit in the second spot, drew two walks.
  • Jason Pridie went 1-3 with a walk, RBI, and run-scored.
  • Dan Murphy went 1-3 with a walk, and two runs-scored.
  • Justin Turner was the star of the day, knocking-in five RBI off of a double and a home-run.
  • Chris Capuano won his third game in 2011, hurling five innings, giving-up six hits, two earned-runs, three walks, while striking-out six batters.
  • Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless inning, notching his twelve save this season.