Mets Win Series Opener in Houston

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Pete Barrett at 8:30 AM on 05-14-2011

The New York Mets (18-20) won the opening game of the three game series against the Houston Astros (14-24) by a score of 6-4 Friday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

 

Dillon Gee got the start for the Mets and went 5 + innings giving up 4ER. The command of his pitches was not there for Gee last night as he walked four and hit one. The Mets bullpen worked a scoreless four innings, including Frankie Rodriguez 4 out save, his 12th of the year.

 

Jason Bay got the Mets on the board with a solo shot in the 7th inning. Then in the 8th Fernando Martinez pinch hit for the pitcher, and smoked a two run bomb over the right field fence. Later in the inning David Wright came up with one aboard and hit a two run shot of his own. In the span of 8 batters the Mets came back from down 4 to leading 5-4. The Mets picked up one run in the 9th when Jason Pridie doubled in Justin Turner.

 

The Mets play Saturday at 4:05 as R.A. Dickey faces off against lefty J.A. Happ.

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