(1-0) came up from AAA Buffalo
on a hot streak. 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
. It was quite a surprise to watch them score 10 tonight in support of Niese.
The Mets scored 3 runs in the 1st. Daniel Murphy
doubled in Angel Pagan
, a Jeff Francoeur
sacrifice fly scored Luis Castillo
and Murphy scored on a single by Cory Sullivan
. 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
. 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. 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. Wright added a solo homer in the 9th to round out the Mets scoring. That marked the 1st time the Mets had hit 3 home runs in a game since June 9th versus the Philadelphia Phillies
Met closer Francisco Rodriguez
came on to get some work in the 9th and gave up a 2-run homer to Hunter Pence
which made the final score 10-3.Please visit yahoo.com for the box score