Jonathon Niese (1-0) came up from AAA Buffalo on a hot streak.Â He continued the trend at the major league level, throwing 7 innings of 1 run ball to lead the New York Mets to victory over the Houston Astros.Â It was quite a surprise to watch them score 10 tonight in support of Niese.
The Mets scored 3 runs in the 1st.Â Daniel Murphy doubled in Angel Pagan, a Jeff Francoeur sacrifice fly scored Luis Castillo and Murphy scored on a single by Cory Sullivan.Â Â The Astros got 1 run in the bottom of the 1st when Michael Bourn scored on a single by Ivan Rodriguez.
In the 4th inning the Mets got that run back when Sullivan scored on a double play ground out by Alex Cora.Â The following 2 innings were a virtual offensive explosion for the Mets.
In the top of the 5th Francoeur hit a monster 3-run homer that disappeared into the Crawford Boxes in Minute Maid Park’s left field.Â It was the Mets 1st 3-run homer since Brian Schneider hit a 3-run shot against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 21st.
In the 6th Omir Santos hit a solo homer then Castillo singled to drive in Pagan and the Mets had a 9-1 lead.Â Wright added a solo homer in the 9th to round out the Mets scoring.Â That marked the 1st time the Mets had hit 3 home runs in a game since June 9th versus the Philadelphia Phillies.
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