It didn’t look good for the Mets at all for the first five innings. First, the Astros would get on the board first with score 2 runs and Aneury Rodriguez would baffle the Met hitters walking only one until the fifth inning.
And then the Mets woke up and all it took was an error.
Jason Bay led off the fifth inning with a pop up that no one caught, after a Murphy walk, Justin Turner came to bat and hit a double that he would stretch into a triple and score two runs. Pridie would single and move to third. Reyes was on first when the Mets would steal another run via double steal i.e Reyes stealing second and Pridie stealing home. By the time the inning was over the Mets had a 4-2 lead.
But the Astros wanted the Mets to get more.
So in the bottom of the sixth, Jason Bay stroked a single and advanced to second an errant pick-off throw. After a Murphy walk, red hot Justine Turner would come to bat and crush a ball to left center for a three run bomb thus making the score 7-2.
The Astros would score two runs off the bull pen because Capuano would only go five innings and K-Rod went 1-2-3 to close out the game.
Side Notes. All of today’s hits came from the bottom of the order. Reyes, Wright, and Beltran were hitless. Capuano looked really good but when he came out of the game, Gary Cohen was convinced that something was wrong with him. Capuano only gave up 6 hits in his outing and got the win. If you think being a Mets fan is bleak, look at the Astros. Holy cow, they are really bad. They made two errors and look exactly like a last place team. Justin Turner had a banner day adding 5 RBI’s to the back of next year’s baseball card.
Tomorrow the Mets will start a two-game series with the Marlins with Pelfrey on the hill.