Found April 30, 2012 on MetsOnline:

The New York Mets (13-10) were defeated tonight by the Houston Astros (9-14). The final score was 4-3.

The New York Mets just simply didn’t score more runs than the Astros. I know that sounds very obvious, but it’s true. The Mets didn’t do anything too wrong, nor did they make any huge mistakes. The Mets just simply got beat in all aspects of the game. The Astros hit better with runners in scoring position, they pitched better, and fielded better (Mets had 2 errors).

R.A. Dickey had a no hitter into the 6th inning, however Jordan Schafer broke up the no-no with a base hit into left field to lead off the 6th inning. Dickey finished the night with 6 innings under his belt, 3 earned runs, and 6 strikeouts. Matt Downs had the biggest hit of that 6th inning with a two-run homerun to left field.

The Mets fought back in the 7th inning to tie the game at 3-3, thanks to Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ two-run single, which scored Ike Davis and Andres Torres.

Manny Acosta pitched a perfect 7th inning, but Terry kept him in there too long. In the 8th inning Acosta gave up a dribbler that put Schafer on first base. Schafer then stole second, to later score on a Jed Lowrie single.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Ike Davis both led the Mets with 2 hits a piece tonight. They both went 2-4.

Tomorrow: Mets play the Astros tomorrow night with Jon Niese (2-0, 2.81 ERA) facing J.A. Happ (1-1, 4.70 ERA). First pitch will be at 8:05 PM EDT.


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