Houston 6, NY Mets 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lance Barksdale, First Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Gary Cederstrom,
Attendance - 17958

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Mets 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
Houston 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 13-11 8-5 5-6 L2
Houston 10-14 6-5 4-9 W2

Recap


Astros 6, Mets 3: Jed Lowrie and Chris Snyder hit early home runs in support of J.A. Happ as the Astros won for the fourth time in six games.

Lowrie hit a two-run homer in the first and Snyder added a three-run shot in the second to give Houston a 5-0 lead. Happ (2-1) made it stand up, snapping a three-start winless streak.

Jose Altuve led off the bottom of the first with an infield single. Lowrie followed with his homer to left off New York starter Jon Niese (2-1), putting the Astros ahead 2-0.

Brian Bogusevic and Justin Maxwell started the second inning with back-to-back singles off Niese. Snyder followed and came through on the first pitch, hitting a three-run homer to left to stake the Astros to a 5-0 advantage.

The Mets scored twice off Happ in the fourth. Andres Torres singled home Justin Turner, and Josh Thole drove in Scott Hairston with a single. Hairston’s fifth-inning single brought home Turner as New York closed to within 5-3.

But Happ struck out Ike Davis with two runners on to end the threat. Happ struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings, allowing six hits while walking three.

Niese lasted just three innings, surrendering six hits and five runs with two walks and one strikeout.

Brett Myers pitched the ninth for his sixth save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Happ scored the Astros’ sixth run on a bases-loaded walk to J.D. Martinez in the sixth. … Houston center fielder Jordan Schafer missed the game with strained left oblique. … Lowrie walked three times. … New York reliever Miguel Batista walked four hitters in 2 2/3 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   Houston
Jon Niese Player J.A. Happ
Loss W/L Win
3.0 IP 6.1
1 Strikeouts 7
6 Hits 6
15.00 ERA 4.26
Hitting
NY Mets   Houston
David Wright Player Jose Altuve
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 7 0 8 .212 11 8 3 3 1 0
Houston 10 2 17 .345 13 2 6 8 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Astros have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Mets have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .545 after a loss.