Showing posts with label Astros at Mets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Astros at Mets. Show all posts

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game 31 - Astros at Mets - Byrd, Buck, Niese Deliver Mets Win 6-2


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W: J. Niese (2-0) L: E. Gonzalez (1-1)
HR: HOU - None   NYM - M. Byrd (1)

Recap:
Marlon Byrd hit a two-run double and added a solo home run in the New York Mets' 6-2 Grapefruit League win over the Houston Astros.

John Buck collected three hits and scored a run for the Mets, while starter Jon Niese struck out seven over 4 1/3 scoreless innings.

Houston starter Edgar Gonzalez gave up three runs on four hits in three frames.

The Astros were limited to three hits.

Ike Davis and Jordany Valdespin  each had two hits in four AB'S

Box Score:

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game 14 - Mets Beat Astros 9-6


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W: J. Hefner (1-0) L: A. White (1-1)
HR: HOU - C. Pena (2)   NYM - None

Recap:
Lucas Duda and John Buck drove in two runs each and Ike Davis scored three times Saturday as the New York Mets beat the Houston Astros 9-6.

Duda went 3 for 3 with a double, while Buck had two hits and increased his spring training RBIs total to seven. Davis was 2 for 2 with a walk, stolen base and a RBI.

Houston's Carlos Pena hit a two-run homer in the fourth.

Mets starter Jeremy Hefner allowed one hit in three scoreless innings. Astros starter Alex White gave up four runs and five hits in 2 2-3 innings.

Box Score:

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 128 - Astros at Mets - Ike's pair of homers beats Astros 2-1


Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
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W: B. Parnell (3-3) L: W. Lopez (5-2)
HR: HOU - None   NYM - I. Davis (23),I. Davis (24)

Recap:
Ike Davis hit a pair of homers, including the game-winning blast in the ninth, and the New York Mets edged the Houston Astros, 2-1, in the finale of a three-game set at Citi Field.

The Mets led 1-0 entering the ninth, but Houston was able to tie it up when Marwin Gonzalez doubled to left field to score Jose Altuve. Altuve hit a pinch-hit single then stole second before Gonzalez sent one down the left field line. Lucas Duda made a sliding attempt but couldn't hold on, allowing Altuve to score easily.

Ben Francisco followed with a single to left but Gonzalez was cut down at the plate after Duda delivered a strike and Kelly Shoppach blocked the plate.

Bobby Parnell (3-3) picked up the win after recording the final two outs in the ninth.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 128


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 128:
  1. Andres Torres, cf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Lucas Duda, lf
  6. Ruben Tejada, ss
  7. Mike Baxter, rf
  8. Kelly Shoppach, c
  9. Jeremy Hefner, rhp

Preview: Game 128 - Astros at Mets - Harrell vs Hefner


Houston Astros (40-87) at New York Mets (58-69) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
L. Harrell (R) 25 10-9 4.045.24-75.408/21@STLL5.0861-218.04.50
J. Hefner (R) 7 2-5 5.115.11-25.978/19@WSHL5.0850-110.25.91

Preview:
Rookie right-hander Jeremy Hefner makes his first career appearance against the Houston Astros today when the New York Mets host them in the finale of a three-game weekend series at Citi Field.

It's the last time the Astros and Mets will meet as National League opponents with Houston's impending move to the American League next season.

They've faced each other 566 times in the regular season since 1962, with the Astros holding a 308-257 lead. The teams also met in the 1986 National League Championship Series - a six-game classic won by the Mets en route to the World Series title against Boston.

Hefner, who was seven months old when that NLCS took place, makes the eighth start of a big-league career that began with three innings of scoreless three- hit ball against the San Francisco Giants on April 23.

He's mixed seven starts in with 12 relief appearances along the way while allowing 76 hits and 37 runs in 61 2/3 innings with 10 walks and 36 strikeouts.

In his last outing, at Washington on Aug. 19, he was touched for five runs on eight hits in five innings of a 5-2 loss. His last win came Aug. 4 in San Diego, when he gave up a single run on five hits in six innings.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 127


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 127:

  1. Andres Torres, cf
  2. Ruben Tejada, ss
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Scott Hairston, rf
  5. Justin Turner, 1b
  6. Ronny CedeƱo, 2b
  7. Jason Bay, lf
  8. Josh Thole, c
  9. R.A. Dickey, rhp

Preview: Game 127 - Astros at Mets - Dickey goes for #16 against 'Stros


Houston Astros (40-86) at New York Mets (57-69) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
F. Abad (L) 0 0-0 3.860.00-04.97---ND0.0000-02.10.00
R. Dickey (R) 25 15-4 2.826.07-12.558/20COLND7.0311-122.02.86

Preview:
Dominican lefty Fernando Abad makes the first start of his major-league career Saturday when the Houston Astros face the New York Mets in game two of a three-game weekend series at Citi Field.

The 26-year-old has appeared in 81 games - all in relief - for the Astros since he was signed as an amateur free agent in 2002.

He debuted in the big leagues in 2010 and was 0-1 in 22 games with a 2.84 earned run average, then pitched 29 times the following season and carried a 7.32 ERA through 19 2/3 innings.

He's pitched 30 times this season with a 3.86 ERA while mixing in time at Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he's started three times in 13 appearances while striking out 28 batters in 27 2/3 innings.

In seven career meetings with the Mets, he's recorded a hold while tossing 4 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out four.

The Mets start knuckleballing ace R.A. Dickey, who aims to end a two-start skid.

The 37-year-old Tennessee native tossed a complete game for a 6-1 win at Miami on Aug. 9 and has since gone 0-1 in two starts while allowing 13 hits and six runs in 13 innings.

Dickey has been stellar at home during a breakout 15-win season, going 7-1 in 13 games at Citi Field with a 2.55 ERA in 88 1/3 innings.

Recap: Game 126 - Astros at Mets - Mets Lose, Wright Hits 200th HR


Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
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W: J. Lyles (3-10) L: J. Niese (10-7)
S: W. Lopez (2)
HR: HOU - T. Greene (7)   NYM - D. Wright (17)

Recap:
Jordan Lyles tossed six effective innings and added an RBI double as the Houston Astros downed the New York Mets, 3-1, in the opener of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Lyles (3-10) allowed one run on three hits and two walks to earn his first win since June 26, snapping a streak of six straight losing decisions. Wilton Lopez recorded the final four outs of the game to record his second save of the season.

Tyler Greene homered and Brandon Barnes also knocked in a run for Houston, which halted a seven-game slide.

The win was the first for Astros interim manager Tony DeFranceso, who took over on Aug. 19 after Brad Mills was fired.

"I'm going to remember every one of those guys," DeFranceso said. "It's been good for our coaching staff. I know it's been tough on them, but we're sticking together on this."

Jon Niese (10-7) surrendered all three runs on six hits and two walks over seven innings as the Mets dropped their sixth consecutive game.

David Wright hit his 200th career home run to supply the offense for New York.

The Astros struck first in the second inning as Chris Snyder worked a two-out walk and rounded the bases on Barnes' double into the left-center field gap.

Lyles followed with a double to left field to plate Barnes for a 2-0 advantage.

New York had a chance to answer in the bottom of the second when Ike Davis walked to leadoff the frame and moved to third on Justin Turner's base hit, but Davis was thrown out at the plate while trying to score on a Jordany Valdespin grounder to first before Andres Torres hit into an inning-ending double play.

The Mets were able to cut into their deficit in the fourth inning with Wright's solo shot that just cleared the right-field wall and hit the base of the foul pole.

The play was reviewed, but the replay showed the ball stayed fair and the home run was upheld, giving Wright his 200th career homer.

"I'm proud that I've been able to be as consistent as I like to think I have been. I never would have thought that I would have been able to hit 200 home runs in the big leagues, so I am very proud of that," Wright said about his milestone home run.

New York would later strand a runner on second, and Houston regained its two- run cushion in the seventh inning with Greene's leadoff blast into the left- center field bleachers.

The Mets would not advance a runner past first base for the remainder of the game.

Game Notes

Niese fell to 1-3 in five career starts against the Astros ... Lyles improved to 1-6 in 10 road starts this season ... New York hit 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.

Box Score:

Friday, August 24, 2012

Preview: Game 126 - Astros at Mets - Niese tries to end Mets skid


Houston Astros (39-86) at New York Mets (57-68) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
J. Lyles (R) 18 2-10 5.705.20-67.588/18ARIL4.0850-218.04.50
J. Niese (L) 24 10-6 3.495.25-33.868/18@WSHW7.1502-121.12.11

Preview:
Lefty Jonathon Niese gets a chance to end a prolonged skid for the New York Mets on Friday when they open a three-game series with the Houston Astros at Citi Field.

The Mets have dropped five in a row since Niese's last start on Aug. 18, when he tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings in a 2-0 victory in Washington.

Niese, 25, has won three of his last four outings to reach 10 wins on the season, toppling San Francisco, Atlanta and the Nationals - around a loss to Miami - while allowing a combined six runs in 28 1/3 innings.

The double-digit output is his second in three full-time seasons with the Mets, who drafted him in the seventh round in 2005 and started him three times as a youngster in 2008.

He won once that season and once more in 2009 before getting nine victories in 30 starts in 2010 and 11 times in 27 outings last season.

Niese is 1-2 in four career starts against the Astros.

He'll be opposed by 21-year-old Jordan Lyles, who's 0-6 in nine starts since his last victory.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 19 - Astros at Mets


Citi Field PanoramaImage by eviltomthai via Flickr
Final Score: New York 9, Houston 1 

Chris Capuano threw seven solid innings and David Wright went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, three RBI and two runs scored as the New York Mets took a 9-1 win over the Houston Astros

Capuano (2-1) gave up one run on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts while Ike Davis and Mike Nickeas each hit solo shots for the Mets, who avoided the sweep.

J.A. Happ (1-3) was tagged for six runs on six hits with a walk and five strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings for the Astros, who had won three of four coming in. Matt Downs drove in the lone run. 

Box Score: Click Here 
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Mets Lineup for Tonight - Astros at Mets - Game 19


David WrightImage by Burns! via Flickr
Tonight's Mets Line-up vs. Astros:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Pagan-CF
  3. Wright-3B 
  4. Beltran-RF
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Davis-1B
  7. Turner-2B
  8. Nickeas-C
  9. Capuano-P
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Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 19 - Astros at Mets


Houston Astros (7-11) at New York Mets (5-13), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Houston - J.A. Happ (1-2, 5.79) New York - Chris Capuano (1-1, 8.53)

The New York Mets are off to their worst home start in team history. Tonight they hope the return of Jason Bay can reverse their recent fortunes, as the Mets try to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the Houston Astros.

Bay signed a four-year, $66 million deal with the Mets prior to the start of last season, but only appeared in 95 games and hit a mere .259 with six home runs and 47 RBI before shutting it down with a concussion in July. He was then forced to start this year on the disabled list after straining a rib cage muscle late in spring.

"Obviously he's a big piece of the puzzle here -- that's why he's here," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He's a very, very good baseball player. He's a fine offensive player. He's a good defender. He runs the bases well. We need him in our lineup. But I don't want to have to think Jason Bay, when he comes back, he's the guy. This is a team of 25."

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 18 - Astros at Mets


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Final Score: Houston 4, New York 3

Hunter Pence clubbed a solo home run in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros edged the New York Mets, 4-3, in the middle test of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Brett Wallace and Chris Johnson both doubled and scored a run for the Astros, who have won consecutive games for the first time this season.

Houston starter Bud Norris did not factor in the decision after allowing three runs on 10 hits in six innings. Pence's home run made a winner out of Mark Melancon (2-1), who pitched the seventh.

Daniel Murphy belted a two-run homer and Carlos Beltran added an RBI double for New York, which has lost nine of its last 10 games. R.A. Dickey (1-3) surrendered four runs and eight hits over eight full frame in defeat.

Box Score: Click here
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Mets Lineup for Tonight - Astros at Mets - Game 18


NEW YORK - JUNE 23:  Jose Reyes #7 of the New ...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
Wednesday's lineup vs. Houston:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Thole-C
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Beltran-RF
  5. Davis-1B
  6. Pagan-CF
  7. Harris-LF
  8. Murphy-2B
  9. Dickey-RHP
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Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 18 - Astros at Mets


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Houston Astros (6-11) at New York Mets (5-12), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Houston - Bud Norris (1-1, 5.06) New York - R.A. Dickey (1-2, 3.93)

(Sports Network) - Knuckleballing novelty R.A. Dickey takes his turn to try and end the New York Mets' early-season woes tonight when the Houston Astros visit Citi Field for the middle test of a three-game midweek series.

Houston got seven strong innings from starter Wandy Rodriguez and two runs batted in from Angel Sanchez in winning Tuesday's series opener, 6-1.

Rodriguez (1-2) gave up one run on three hits with three walks and seven strikeouts while Michael Bourn and Brett Wallace each had two hits and two runs scored for the Astros, who were coming off a split of a four-game set with San Diego.

Carlos Beltran's solo home run accounted for the only run for the Mets, who have lost eight of their last nine. Jon Niese (0-3) gave up two runs on seven hits with five walks over six innings.

Dickey, a 36-year-old righty who had 144 big-league appearances before last season, burst onto the New York scene with 11 wins and a 2.84 earned run average in 27 appearances across 174 1/3 innings last season.

He's pitched in four games so far this season, getting a win and two losses in three starts and adding a hold with a scoreless inning of relief in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves.

It's the only game the team has won since April 9.

A first-round pick of the Texas Rangers back in 1996, Dickey is 1-0 with a 1.56 ERA in 17 1/3 lifetime innings against the Astros.

Houston replies with 26-year-old right-hander Bud Norris, who's coming off his best performance - and first victory - of 2011. The California native twirled six innings of scoreless two-hit ball with seven strikeouts on April 14 against San Diego, picking up the victory in the Astros' 1-0 triumph.

Previously, he'd given up 11 hits and nine runs in 10 innings over two starts, losing decisions at Philadelphia and home to Florida.

Norris has split two career meetings with the Mets while posting a 4.97 ERA in 12 2/3 innings.

New York won four of its seven matchups with the Astros last season and has won six of the last eight meetings in Flushing.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 17 - Astros at Mets (Stinker @ Home)


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Final Score: Houston 6, New York 1 

Wandy Rodriguez went seven innings and Angel Sanchez drove in two as the Houston Astros downed the New York Mets, 6-1, in the opener of a three-game set at Citi Field.

Rodriguez (1-2) gave up one run on three hits with three walks and seven strikeouts while Michael Bourn and Brett Wallace each had two hits and two runs scored for the Astros, who were coming off a split of a four-game set with San Diego.

Carlos Beltran's solo home run accounted for the only run for the Mets, who have lost nine of their last 10. Jon Niese (0-3) gave up two runs on seven hits with five walks over six innings. 

Box Score: Click Here 
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Wandy Rodriguez vs Mets, Mets hit him well enough to score runs


PHOENIX - AUGUST 30:  Starting pitcher Wandy R...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
New York Mets Career statistics vs. Wandy Rodriguez
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Carlos Beltran16 6 2 0 2 3 2 3 .375 .444 .875 1.319
Willie Harris3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 .667 .667 2.000 2.667
Scott Hairston11 6 2 0 2 3 1 2 .545 .583 1.273 1.856
Jose Reyes15 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .133 .133 .133 .267
David Wright16 6 2 0 0 3 1 4 .375 .389 .500 .889
Angel Pagan11 2 0 0 1 2 0 3 .182 .182 .455 .636
Totals722470612414.333.364.6811.044

The Mets in 2011 have not scored runs to their liking. Tonight the Mets open up against the weak hitting Astros. This is a good chance to get the bats going... Good Luck Guys....LGM
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Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 17 - Astros at Mets


New York Mets
Houston Astros (5-11) at New York Mets (5-11), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Houston - Wandy Rodriguez (0-2, 7.31) New York - Jonathon Niese (0-2, 6.88)

Lefty Jonathon Niese can make it two straight for the struggling New York Mets tonight when they open a three-game series with the visiting Houston Astros at Citi Field.

The Mets, who started the season with four wins in eight games, proceeded to lose seven in a row before Sunday in Atlanta, when Josh Thole had a pair of run-scoring singles in a 3-2 win over the Braves at Turner Field.

Jose Reyes had a pair of hits and scored twice, while Ike Davis went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI single for the Mets, who won for the first time since defeating Washington on April 9.

Dillon Gee (1-0), filling in for an injured Chris Young, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday with biceps tendinitis, gave up one run on five hits with a pair of walks over 5 2/3 effective innings.

The right-hander struck out four. Francisco Rodriguez locked the game down in the ninth despite allowing the leadoff hitter to reach. It was his second save of the season.

Niese, who made 30 starts last season in his first full trip through the majors, has picked up a no-decision and two losses in his initial three outings in 2011.

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