Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/1/12
The Mets almost grinded out another come-from-behind victory tonight in Houston, but came up a run short and fell to the Astros 4-3. R.A. Dickey was solid and didn’t allow a hit in the first five innings before getting into some trouble in the sixth when he was roughed up for three runs, the big blow being a 2-run homer by Brian Bogusevich. Dickey didn’t figure into the decision and walked two while fanning six in six innings of work. Manny Acosta relieved Dickey and pitched a clean seventh, but Terry Collins sent him out for the eighth and after a single, a stolen base, and another single, the Astros took a 4-3 lead and that was all she wrote. Offensively, the Mets’ bats were quiet tonight. All their scoring came in the seventh when they scratched out three runs, two of which came off the bat of rookie Kirk Nieuwenhuis who scorched a two-run single to tie the score 3-3 at the time. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had two hits in the games as did Ike Davis who had his second consecutive multi-hit...
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