Houston 3, NY Mets 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 24, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Citi Field
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian O'Nora, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - David Rackley, Third Base - Tom Hallion,
Attendance - 25513

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 40-86 27-35 13-51 W1
NY Mets 57-69 28-35 29-34 L6


Astros 3, Mets 1: Jordan Lyles tossed six solid innings to record his first victory in nearly two months and Tyler Greene belted a solo homer as visiting Houston presented Tony DeFrancesco with his first win as the team's interim manager.

Brandon Barnes and Lyles had back-to-back RBI doubles in the second inning for the Astros, who snapped a seven-game losing streak by winning for just the eighth time in 51 contests.

David Wright belted his 200th career homer for the reeling Mets, who have dropped six in a row and 30 of 41.

Wright's one-out blast in the fourth inning was the lone mistake by Lyles (3-10), who posted his first win since June 26. The 21-year-old right-hander snapped a six-game losing skid by allowing one run on three hits while striking out four.

Two relievers bridged the gap to Wilton Lopez, who recorded the final four outs for his second save.

Houston opened the scoring in the second inning after Barnes ripped a fastball from Jonathon Niese (10-7) into the left-center field gap to plate Chris Snyder. Barnes came around to score after Lyles smashed an inside fastball into left field for just his fourth hit of the season.

Niese also allowed homer to Greene to lead off the seventh inning. The left-hander fell to the Astros for the second time this season and third career after yielding three runs on six hits in seven frames.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wright became the third member of the Mets to record 200 homers, joining Darryl Strawberry (252) and Mike Piazza. Wright had failed to go deep in his previous 92 at-bats before launching a shot which caromed off the base of the right-field foul pole. Wright has 100 blasts at home and away. ... Niese ventured at least six innings for the 15th straight start. ... Barnes' RBI double was his sixth career hit - and first for extra bases.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   NY Mets
Jordan Lyles Player Jon Niese
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 5
3 Hits 6
1.50 ERA 3.86
Houston   NY Mets
Chris SnyderPlayer David Wright
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 6 1 12 .188 7 8 3 3 1 0
NY Mets 4 1 7 .138 10 5 1 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Mets will play their next game at home against Houston. The Mets have a W/L % of .456 after a win and .449 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Astros have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .291 after a loss.
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