Mets Game 129: Loss to Astros

Astros 4 Mets 1

Win one, lose one. Win one, lose one …

As usual, the Mets follow a victory with a loss, sinking one game below the holy grail of .500.

Game Notes

Johan Santana wasn’t stellar, but he wasn’t awful, either. But when the offense can only muster one measly run off of four Houston pitchers, anything less than a shutout is a death knell. Santana spun seven innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk, striking out four.

But Brett Myers shut out the Mets through seven, and three Astro relievers closed out the ballgame.

Carlos Lee drove in three of Houston’s four runs with a single and a two-run homer, and David Wright drove in the only Mets run with an eighth-inning single.

Next Mets Game

The rubber match begins at 1:10 PM. R.A. Dickey faces Bud Norris.

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