Found May 02, 2012 on
New York Mets
Los Angeles Angels
One loss to the Astros doesn't bother me. As I said yesterday, they're seemingly not as putrid as they were last season. But two? Well then it's time to remind the Mets of one very important fact:They're the Astros!!! Then again, the Astros are probably saying "They're the Mets. We should be beating them to a pulp." And that they did, for the second straight night. Jon Niese got clobbered in four innings of work, giving up dingers to Jed Lowrie and Chris Snyder ... the latter of which landed somewhere on f*cking Mars. (Snyder's shot was hit harder than the fire extinguisher in Miami.)
Niese was pulled after four innings as Terry Collins rolled the dice and sent Lucas Duda to pinch hit as the tying run in the fifth, knowing full well that Niese didn't have his best stuff against the Houston Astros (probably didn't think he'd need it). It would have worked except for the fact that he can't hit lefties, and he's sick as a dog. To m...
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HOUSTON -- It was one three-game series bridging the close of April and the opening of May, so in a sense it's too early for unbridled enthusiasm.
But victories are validating. For franchises with rosters teeming with youngsters seeking to find their place in the majors, sweeps aren't casually disregarded. No one expects the Astros to harp on their whitewashing of the Mets...
HOUSTON It was a split-second decision that paid immediate dividends, the type of instant reward for playing the game the right way that had frequently eluded the Astros over the first month of the season.
Astros center fielder Jordan Schafer didn't have much time to belabor his thought process, not with the Astros locked in a sixth-inning scoreless tie with the Mets, and not...
Houston Astros starting pitcher Kyle Weiland's shoulder condition worsened considerably since initial diagnosis of bursitis, sending him in for surgery on what the team believes to be an
infection. It also throws into question what was supposed to be a short disabled-list
stint and leaves open-ended just how long the Astros will need to find a new fifth
HOUSTON (AP) -- Chris Snyder hit a three-run home run and Jed Lowrie had a two-run shot to give the Houston Astros a 6-3 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
Lowrie's homer, off Jonathon Niese, which hit the inside of the foul pole in left field in the first inning, got things going for the Astros who have won the first two games of this three-game series. The Astros...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Matt Downs hit a two-run homer and Jed Lowrie had the go-ahead single in the eighth inning to propel the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the New York Mets on Monday night.
The game was tied 3-all when Jordan Schafer reached on an infield single to start the eighth. He stole second with one out and scored on the hit by Lowrie, which reliever Manny Acosta (0-2) deflected...
Chris Johnson had a pair of homers among his four hits and drove in a career-high six runs to back up another solid outing by Wandy Rodriguez, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Mets 8-1 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.
The win gave Houston its first series sweep of the season and first series win since the opening three games.
Johnson's first homer of the...
The Houston Astros (11-14) completed their series sweep of the New York Mets (13-12) this afternoon in an 8-1 rout.Chris Schwinden (0-1, 11.25 ERA) appeared lost on the mound this afternoon much as he did in Colorado last Friday night. Schwinden, who's being given a legitimate chance to earn a rotation spot, allowed five runs on six hits through only four innings. Schwinden...
The Astros are moving to the American League at the end of the year so this afternoon is the last time the Mets play in Houston, unless they have a rare interleague series.
Houston has never been kind to them throughout their history. As Gary Cohen mentioned during last night’s game, the Mets have a losing record all-time in the three parks the Astros/Colt 45′s have called home...
The New York Mets were defeated by the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, dropping to 13-11 on the season:
Jon Niese started for the Mets and picked up his first loss of the year, lasting just three innings allowing five earned runs on six hits; two of which were homeruns:
After Astros second baseman Jose Altuve reached safely with an infield single to start the bottom half of...
After a series win against the Rockies in Colorado, the Mets will travel to Houston to open a 3 game series with the Astros at Minute Maid Park. The Mets are a surprising 13-9 on the young season and will look to improve that record against an Astros team that has struggled thus far in 2012. The Astros come into the series at 8-14 on the year. They have not had many problems...
HOUSTON -- Jordan Schafer scored the go-ahead run on an RBI single by Jed Lowrie with one out in the eighth inning, and the Houston Astros rescued a4-3 win over the New York Mets on Monday night to open a three-game series. The Astros scored three runs in the sixth inning off Mets starter R.A. Dickey, only to have New York return the favor off Bud Norris an inning later. The...
Are the Astros as bad as people really think?
You are going to see me complain about walks, but it was a rough start for Jon Niese that put us on the path to a 6-3 defeat to the Astros.
You all know I like pitching, right? Right. You all know I hate walks, right? Right.
So you can imagine how much I screamed at my television when I saw the Mets walk a ridiculous eight players in the eight innings pitched Tuesday evening...
The New York Mets (13-11) looked to bounce back after a tough loss last night to the Houston Astros (10-14), but instead were eliminated from the opening silo as Jonathon Niese surrendered 5 first inning runs to a team that had failed to win 6 consecutive series.Jonathon Niese (2-1, 4.08 ERA) struggled mightily in his 3 innings of work, allowing 2 home runs in his 3 innings of work...
In the last two months, the Mets, Rangers, Indians, Reds, Giants and Nationals locked up Jon Niese, Ian Kinsler, Carlos Santana, Brandon Phillips, Madison Bumgarner and Ryan Zimmerman, respectively. Niese was given a five-year deal with two club options that is guaranteed for $25.5 million, and could be worth as much as $46 million. Kinsler just inked a five-year, $75 million contract...