Monday, April 30, 2012

Recap: Game 23 - Mets at Astros - Mets Fall Short in Houston, Lose 4-3


Minute Maid Park (Houston, TX)

Final123456789RHE
N.Y. Mets (13-10)000000300382
Houston (9-14) «00000301x450

W: F. Rodriguez (1-3) L: M. Acosta (0-2)
S: B. Myers (5)
HR: NYM - None   HOU - M. Downs (2)

Recap:
Final Score: Houston 4, New York 3

Jed Lowrie hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning and the Astros downed the Mets, 4-3, on Monday in the opener of a three-game series.

New York starter R.A. Dickey carried a no-hitter through five innings, but Houston took a 3-0 lead in the sixth on Travis Buck's RBI groundout and Matt Downs' two-run homer.

The Mets tied the game in the seventh against Astros' starter Bud Norris, but Jordan Schafer led off the eighth with a single, stole second and scored on Lowrie's base hit off of Manny Acosta (0-2).

Brett Myers threw a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his fifth save of the season.

Box Score:


NY MetsABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF402200001.325
Ruben Tejada SS300000002.299
Daniel Murphy 2B400000001.298
David Wright 3B411000003.389
Ike Davis 1B412000000.185
Mike Baxter RF301000000.333
  Scott Hairston PH-RF100000000.244
Andres Torres CF411100001.167
Josh Thole C401000000.317
R.A. Dickey P200000000.100
  Lucas Duda PH000000010.256
  Manny Acosta P000000000.000
  Tim Byrdak P000000000.000
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
  Jordany Valdespin PH100000000.000
Totals3438300018
HoustonABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Jordan Schafer CF422000001.276
Jose Altuve 2B300000000.360
Jed Lowrie SS402100001.297
Travis Buck LF210100011.273
  J.D. Martinez PH-LF100000001.282
Matt Downs 1B411200100.212
Brian Bogusevic RF300000001.209
Chris Johnson 3B200000012.279
Jason Castro C300000000.231
Bud Norris P200000001.200
  Wilton Lopez P000000000.000
  Justin Maxwell PH100000001.227
  Wesley Wright P000000000.000
  Brandon Lyon P000000000.000
  Fernando Abad P000000000.000
  Fernando Rodriguez P000000000.000
  Brett Myers P000000000.000
Totals2945400129


E_D.Murphy, J.Thole. LOB_NY Mets 6, Houston 7. HR_M.Downs (2) off R.Dickey. S_J.Altuve. SB_J.Schafer (8). CS_B.Bogusevic.

NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
R.A. Dickey6.033326177-554.45
Manny Acosta (L 0-2)1.121102025-149.00
Tim Byrdak0.10000105-33.86
Bobby Parnell0.10000002-23.38
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Bud Norris6.2733170108-695.46
Wilton Lopez0.10000001-12.77
Wesley Wright0.10000001-15.06
Brandon Lyon0.10000107-43.24
Fernando Abad0.01000002-116.20
Fernando Rodriguez (W 1-3)0.10000002-14.09
Brett Myers (S 5)1.000000013-91.35


F.Abad pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP_by B.Norris (R.Tejada).
WP_B.Norris.
T_2:53. A_17536.
Umpires_Home,Gary Cederstrom; First, Lance Barksdale; Second, Mike Muchlinski; Third, Adrian Johnson.
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