Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/24/12
It’s most definitely not a good time to be a New York Mets fan right now. As a matter of fact, it’s an even worse time to be rooting for the Houston Astros. And, as it turns out, these teams will meet for a three-game series starting on Friday. The Mets have lost five in a row and ten of their last twelve, giving them a disappointing 57-68 overall record at this point in the season. They were just swept at home by the Colorado Rockies, for crying out loud. Maybe they can right the ship a little bit with a home series against the worst team in baseball in the Astros. To start the series off, Jonathon Niese will pitch for the Mets up against Houston’s Jordan Lyles. As far as MLB picks go, this should be a good chance forNew York to win, with Niese at 10-6 with a 3.49 ERA and Lyles a miserable 2-10 with a 5.70 ERA. It only gets better from there for the Mets as they then send out ace R.A. Dickey, who’s 15-4 and will certainly be challenging for the NL Cy Young award. Dickey’s pitching opponent
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