Mets Game 19: Win Over Astros
Mets 9 Astros 1
Maybe Terry Collins should get thrown out of the first inning of every game.
Mets Game Notes
Collins argued a call in the first inning and though he didn’t exactly go crazy on the umpire, he apparently spoke enough expletives to get himself tossed. Did that fire up the Mets and motivate them to win this game? You be the judge.
Chris Capuano was outstanding, allowing only one run on 6 hits and 2 walks in seven innings, striking out 4. He also laced his second double of the season, and remains the team’s best hitter with a .400 average and .800 SLG.
Mike Nickeas blasted his first MLB homerun in the third to give the Mets a lead they’d never relinquish. Astros starter JA Happ sped up Nickeas’ bat with a flat slider that Mike knocked high into the left field seats.
Ike Davis also went yard, a pile-on tater to dead center in the 8th.
Hunter Pence “Harrised” a Jason Bay fly ball in the 8th, allowing it to drop and roll to the wall, good for a four-base error that plated both Bay and David Wright.
Oh, and BTW Wright finally broke out of his slump in a big way: 2-for-3 with a walk, a homer, a double, and 3 RBI.
Next Mets Game
The Mets open a weekend series against the Diamondbacks beginning Friday night at 7:10 PM. Mike Pelfrey faces Joe Saunders.