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

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Recap: 3/26 - Spring Training Game - Mets (6) at Astros (9) - Gee no hits thru 6 innings, bullpen self destructs


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New York
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Houston
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W: M. Appel (1-0) L: G. Germen (1-2) S: A. Bass (2)
HR: NYM - A. Recker (3)   HOU - None

Recap:

Carlos Corporan and L.J. Hoes keyed a seven-run seventh inning with a pair of two-run doubles and the Houston Astros came back to top the New York Mets, 9-6, in spring training play.

Mets starter Dillon Gee held Houston hitless through six frames, the Astros came alive in the seventh inning and plated two more insurance runs in the eighth. Corporan and Chris Carter each scored twice, while Hoes led the way with three runs batted in.

Gee struck out seven and walked just one batter, while his counterpart Scott Feldman went 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits.

Anthony Recker hit his third home run of the spring for the Mets, and Juan Lagares went 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored. Andrew Brown also went 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI.

Mets bullpen was horrendous in this one, John Lannan, Gonzalez Germen, Carlos Torres and Jose Valverde all combined for 2 innings, 9 hits, 8 earned runs, 3 walks, and  2 K's...

Box Score:

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game 23 - Mets at Astros - Cowgill Homers, Mets Win 7-5


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N.Y. Mets (9-10)«0020104007121
Houston (9-13)2300000005111

W: G. Burke (1-0) L: K. Chapman (0-1) S: J. Familia (1)
HR: NYM - C. Cowgill (3)   HOU - C. Pena (4)

Recap:
Collin Cowgill hit a two-run home run to help the New York Mets take a 7-5 win over the Houston Astros in spring training play on Wednesday.

Matthew den Dekker drove in two runs while Jordany Valdespin added a pair of hits along with an RBI and a run scored for the Mets.

Dillon Gee was tagged for five runs on seven hits over four innings of work.

Carlos Pena smacked a two-run home run and drove in three and J.D. Martinez had two hits and a run scored for the Astros. Alex White gave up three runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Box Score:

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Recap: Spring Training Game 2 - Harvey Starts, Mets tie with Astros 7-7


Line Score:

                      1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9   R  H  E
                      -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -
  NY METS             0  1  2   3  0  0   0  1  0   7 10  1
  HOUSTON             0  1  0   2  3  0   0  0  1   7 11  0   FINAL

                  WP - 
                  LP - 

     HOME RUNS: NYM - JORDANY VALDESPIN (1)
                      JAMIE HOFFMANN (1)
                 
                HOU - JASON CASTRO (1)
                      FERNANDO MARTINEZ (1)
                 
          TIME: 3:24                   ATT: 3,048

Recap:
New York pitcher Matt Harvey and Houston hurler Bud Norris each allowed one run over two innings of starting work, as the Astros and Mets played to a 7-7 tie on Sunday in spring training action.

Jordany Valdespin hit a two-run homer for the Mets, who opened their spring training schedule with a 5-3 win over Washington on Saturday. Jamie Hoffmann hit a solo homer and scored twice.

Jason Castro hit a two-run homer for Houston, which was coming off an 8-3 victory over Philadelphia in its spring training opener. Fernando Martinez added a solo homer.

Box Score:

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Recap: Game 25 - Mets at Astros - Mets Get Swept in Houston


Minute Maid Park (Houston, TX)

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N.Y. Mets (13-12)000100000170
Houston (11-14) «03203000x8150

W: W. Rodriguez (3-2) L: C. Schwinden (0-1)
HR: NYM - None   HOU - C. Johnson (1),C. Johnson (2)

Recap: 

Chris Johnson hit two home runs and knocked in a career-high six RBI as the Houston Astros defeated the New York Mets, 8-1, to complete the sweep of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park.

"This is probably my best day in the major leagues so far. This is something I'll never forget," said Johnson.

Wandy Rodriguez (3-2) allowed one run on six hits and two walks while striking out five over seven innings for Houston, which took all three games of a series against New York for the first time since August 1-3, 2008.

Chris Schwinden (0-1) gave up five runs on six hits and two walks in just four innings to suffer the loss.

Ruben Tejada had three of New York's seven hits, while Andres Torres knocked in the

lone run for the Mets, who lost for the fourth time in six games.

Houston struck first in the second inning when Johnson followed back-to-back singles by Jed Lowrie and Brian Bogusevic with a shot over the left-field wall for a 3-0 Astros lead.

Johnson's second home run of the year, and the game, came in the third inning on a two-run blast to left-center field, giving Houston a five-run advantage.

New York got on the board in the fourth inning when David Wright led off the frame with a walk, stole second and came home on Torres' two-out base hit through the right side of the infield.

But the Astros pulled away for good in the fifth off reliever Manny Acosta. After a pair of one-out singles by Carlos Lee and Lowrie placed runners on the corners, Bogusevic pulled a double down the right-field line to score Lee.

Johnson's base hit to left then plated Lowrie before Jason Castro lined a single to right to bring home Bogusevic and give the Astros an 8-1 lead.

The Mets were shut down from there, stranding a runner on third in the sixth and eighth innings as the Astros rolled to their fifth win in seven games.

"They played great, they pitched great and it's tough to hit when you are behind so far. But that's a credit to the way they pitched," Mets manager Terry Collins said about the Astros.

Game Notes

The Astros' Jordan Schafer had two walks and has now reached base safely in 24 straight games, but left in the top of the fifth inning with lower back tightness on his left side...Wright extended his hit streak to nine games. He has reached base safely in 21 of his 22 games this season...Tejada hit two doubles, giving him 10 on the year...It was Houston's first series sweep of the season.

Box Score:

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 25


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 25:

  1. Tejada-SS
  2. Murphy-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Hairston-LF
  5. Duda-RF
  6. Torres-CF
  7. Davis-1B
  8. Thole-C
  9. Schwinden-P

Game Notes:

ON THE ROAD: The Mets are 2-3 on their current six-game road trip...New York will play 13 of their next 20 games on the road, but return home for a three-game homestand vs. Arizona starting Friday ...New York is 5-6 away from Citi Field this year...Last year the Mets were 43-38 on the road.

SERIES NOTES: After losing the first two games of this series, the Mets fell to 2-2 in road series and 4-4 overall...The last time the Mets were swept in a three-game series by the Astros was August 1-3, 2008 at Houston.

FALLING BEHIND EARLY: The opposition has scored first in three of New York’s last four games, including both games in this series ...The Mets are 5-8 when their opponents score first.

TWO-OUTS: Over its last eight games, New York has scored 23 runs with two outs...The Mets have scored 50 runs with two outs this year, the most in the majors...The Mets are hitting .290 (80-276)with two outs, the third-best average in the majors...New York’s pitching staff has allowed 44 runs with two outs, the seventh-most in the majors...New York has scored 17 runs this year when starting a rally with two outs and nobody on base...The Mets have allowed 12 runs this season in similar situations.

Preview: Game 25 - Mets at Astros - Mets try to avoid being swept


New York Mets (13-11) at Houston Astros (10-14) 2:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
C. Schwinden (R) 1 0-0 11.255.00-011.254/27@COLND4.0750-04.011.25
W. Rodriguez (L) 5 2-2 1.725.21-11.474/27@CINW6.0622-120.01.35

Preview:

Right-hander Chris Schwinden makes his second start of the season today when the New York Mets try to avoid a sweep in the finale of their three-game set against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Schwinden, a 22nd-round pick of the Mets in 2008, made four starts and was winless in two decisions with New York in his first stint in the majors last season and made his 2012 debut with a four-inning outing on April 27 in an 18-9 slugfest loss at Colorado.

He lasted just four innings and allowed six runs on seven hits.

Schwinden was pulled into the rotation on an emergency basis when regular starter Mike Pelfrey suffered elbow pain and was ultimately diagnosed with a ligament tear that will required Tommy John surgery and an extended rehab.

He has never faced the Astros.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Recap: Game 24 - Mets at Astros - Two Astros Homers Powers them to Win over Mets


Minute Maid Park (Houston, TX)

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Houston (10-14) «23000100x6100

W: J. Happ (2-1) L: J. Niese (2-1)
S: B. Myers (6)
HR: NYM - None   HOU - J. Lowrie (3),C. Snyder (1)

Recap:

Jed Lowrie and Chris Snyder both homered in support of J.A. Happ and the Astros downed the Mets, 6-3, on Tuesday.

Lowrie hit a two-run blast in the first inning and Snyder followed with a three-run shot in the second. J.D. Martinez added an RBI for Houston, which has won the first two of this three-game series.

Happ (2-1) allowed three runs on six hits while striking out seven over 6 1/3 frames. Brett Myers tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his sixth save of the season.

Scott Hairston, Andres Torres and Josh Thole had an RBI apiece for New York while Jon Niese (2-1) lasted just three innings and was charged with five runs in the loss.

Box Score:

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 24


Turner finds his 2B glove
Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 24:
  1. Nieuwenhuis-LF
  2. Tejada-SS
  3. Turner-2B
  4. Wright-3B
  5. Hairston-RF
  6. Davis-1B
  7. Torres-CF
  8. Thole-C
  9. Niese-LHP
Notes:
Justin Turner will bat 3rd and play 2B.  Scott Hariston plays RF as Lucas Duda sits against lefty . Collins having faith in Kirk Nieuwenhuis, will lead off and play LF .

April Stats: Wright hit .389 in April, which is tied for the fifth-highest mark in team history in April.  Nieuwenhuis led all ML rookies with a .325 batting average in April. It was also the 3rd-highest by a rookie in team history.

Preview: Game 24 - Mets at Astros - Niese will try to remain perfect


New York Mets (13-10) at Houston Astros (9-14) 8:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
J. Niese (L) 4 2-0 2.815.21-00.004/26MIAND7.0421-019.22.29
J. Happ (L) 4 1-1 4.705.21-14.504/25@MILND5.0740-117.04.76



Preview:

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Jonathon Niese (2-0, 2.81) Houston - J.A. Happ (1-1, 4.70)

Lefty Jonathon Niese can make it five straight starts without a loss tonight when the New York Mets visit Minute Maid Park for the second game of a three-game series with the Houston Astros.

An 11-game winner with the Mets last season, Niese began 2012 with consecutive defeats of Atlanta and Philadelphia, in which he allowed seven hits and four runs in 12 2/3 innings of work.

He's subsequently picked up no-decisions in starts against San Francisco and Miami, giving up five runs on 11 hits in 13 innings. The Mets are 3-1 in games he's pitched.

Niese has split a pair of career decisions in three starts against Houston with a 1.80 earned run average in 20 innings.

Another southpaw, Illinois native J.A. Happ, gets the start for Houston.

Monday, April 30, 2012

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


Minute Maid Park (Houston, TX)

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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:

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 23 - Mets Activate Torres, Option Lutz


Captian Kirk at the Top of Lineup
Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 23:
  1. Nieuwenhuis-LF
  2. Tejada-SS
  3. Murphy-2B
  4. Wright-3B
  5. Davis-1B
  6. Baxter-RF
  7. Torres-CF
  8. Thole-C
  9. Dickey-RHP
The Mets officially activate outfielder Andres Torres from the 15-Day Disabled List. Zach Lutz was optioned to Buffalo after Sunday's game.

Preview: Game 23 - Mets at Astros - Mets Look to Pony Up Against Stros


New York Mets (13-9) at Houston Astros (8-14) 8:05 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
R. Dickey (R) 4 3-1 4.446.01-17.154/25MIAW7.0312-118.14.91
B. Norris (R) 4 1-1 5.845.20-02.574/24@MILL5.2971-117.27.13


Preview:

The New York Mets and Houston Astros were expected to be among the worst teams in the NL this season.

So far, David Wright and the Mets are among the best.

Wright and the Mets will try to conclude an impressive month on a positive note Monday night in the opener of a three-game road set against the Astros.

New York (13-9) and Houston (8-14) both finished well out of playoff contention last season and that's expected to be the case again in 2012.

The Mets, however, have surpassed expectations in the first month, owning one of the league's best records after winning for the fifth time in six games Sunday. They're batting .312 and averaging 5.3 runs during that stretch.

Their strong play continued Sunday with a 6-5 win in 11 innings at Colorado. Ike Davis singled in the go-ahead run and the Mets overcame two tying homers allowed by their bullpen.

"There were some very positive things on a day when we should have won this game a lot easier than we did," manager Terry Collins said.

Wright is hitting .397 with three homers and 14 RBIs after enduring his worst offensive season in 2011. He struggled through injuries and had a .254 average, 14 home runs and 61 RBIs.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happy Recap : 2011 Regular Season - Game 40 - Mets at Astros (Turner comes through)


Final Score: New York 7, Houston 4

Justin Turner hit a three-run homer and knocked in a career-high five runs, as the New York Mets defeated the Astros, 7-4, in the rubber match of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park.

Jason Pridie added a run-scoring single and stole home for the Mets, who have taken three straight series and have won seven of 10 games overall.

"He loves to play. Here's his chance. He has his opportunity and he's making the most of it," Mets manager Terry Collins said about Turner.

Chris Capuano (3-4) tossed five effective innings to pick up the win and snap a three-start losing streak. The left-hander yielded six hits, two runs, struck out six and walked three. Francisco Rodriguez locked the game down with a perfect ninth to earn his 12th save of the season.

Clint Barmes had a solo homer, while Jason Michaels doubled twice and drove in a run for Houston, which has dropped eight of its last 11 contests.

Today's Mets Starting Lineup: Mets at Astros - Game 40


Sunday's Mets Starting Lineup at Houston - Game 40 :
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Thole-C
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Beltran-RF
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Murphy-1B
  7. Turner-2B
  8. Pridie-CF
  9. Capuano-LHP

Chris Capuano vs Astros: Advantage, ...... Capuano


Houston Astros Career statistics vs. Chris Capuano
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Carlos Lee11 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .182 .250 .182 .432
Jason Michaels7 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 .286 .375 .429 .804
Humberto Quintero6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Clint Barmes10 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .273 .400 .673
Michael Bourn8 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 .125 .300 .125 .425
Angel Sanchez6 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .143 .000 .143
Hunter Pence7 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .286 .429
Chris Johnson6 2 1 0 1 3 1 1 .333 .429 1.000 1.429
Matt Downs3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Brett Wallace4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500 .750
Totals68126015712.176.253.309.562

Cappy has owned the stros in the past, the Astros are only batting  .176 (12 for 68) off of him. If the Mets can get some offense behind him, it could be a successful day for the Metropolitans...

Preview : 2011 Regular Season - Game 40 - Mets at Astros


New York Mets (18-21) at Houston Astros (15-24), 2:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Chris Capuano (2-4, 4.93) Houston - Aneury Rodriguez (0-1, 5.50)

The Houston Astros will try to win the season series from the New York Mets this afternoon when the two teams play the rubber match of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park.

Houston took two of three from the Mets in April, but New York answered with a stunning come-from-behind win in Friday's opener of this series. The Astros responded on Saturday, though, as Carlos Lee recorded the 2,000th hit of his career in the first inning and added a solo home run later in the game to help Houston take a 7-3 win.

"Anytime you accomplish something, it's always better when you win. You can celebrate and you can have fun. It's a lot easier," said Lee about his milestone.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Recap : 2011 Regular Season - Game 39 - Mets at Astros


Final Score: Houston 7, New York 3

Carlos Lee recorded the 2,000th hit of his career in the first inning and added a solo home run later in the game to help Houston take a 7-3 win over New York in the middle portion of a three-game set.

Lee came into the game needing just one hit to reach the plateau and his first inning single accomplished that.

"Anytime you accomplish something, it's always better when you win. You can celebrate and you can have fun. It's a lot easier," said Lee about his milestone.

Bill Hall added a solo home run and two RBI while Matt Downs also hit a solo home run for the Astros, who had dropped five of six. J.A. Happ (3-4) went six innings and gave up two runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts to get the win.

Jose Reyes had an RBI and a run score, Daniel Murphy hit a solo home run and Justin Turner drove in the other run for the Mets, who had won three straight coming into the contest. R.A. Dickey (1-5) was tagged for six runs on 11 hits in just 5 1/3 innings for the loss.

Houston jumped on top with a four-run first inning. Michael Bourn led off with a triple and came home when Clint Barmes followed with a ground out. Back-to- back singles by Hunter Pence and Lee was followed by an RBI double from Brett Wallace. A single from Chris Johnson scored another run and Hall singled in another for a 4-0 lead.

The Mets got one back in the third as Reyes led off with a double and came home on a Turner single to make it a 4-1 game.

A leadoff homer from Murphy in the fourth made it a two-run game, but the Astros added to their lead in the sixth.

Hall led off the frame with a shot to right for his second homer of the season. Two batters later, Downs knocked a pinch-hit home run for a 6-2 advantage.

"When that six inning came, Bill [Hall] got a pitch up and away that he hit a home run on, and then another two-strike home run on a change-up down that was a pretty good pitch...You just have to fight," said Dickey.

The seventh inning see Lee club a leadoff home run for hit No. 2,001 and a 7-2 lead.

An RBI single from Reyes in the ninth accounted for the final score.

Game Notes

Happ went 1-for-2 in the game to raise his batting average to .462 on the season...Houston has won three of five from New York this season...Since winning his first start of the season, Dickey is 0-5 in his past eight starts and saw his earned run average move to 5.08 on the season.

Box Score : Click here

Today's Mets Starting Lineup: Mets at Astros - Game 39


Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 39:

  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Bay-LF
  5. Paulino-C
  6. Murphy-1B
  7. Hairston-CF
  8. Martinez-RF
  9. Dickey-RHP
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