David Wright's 200th career home run wasn't nearly enough as the Mets' offense failed once again in a 3-1 loss to the league-worst Astros.
The Bad Stuff:
- Guess. Against one of the worst staffs in the bigs, 4 hits, 0-4 w/ RISP, 5 left on.
- Jon Niese was a hard-luck loser tonight, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits in 7 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. The way things are going at the plate, things were unfortunately already lost when he allowed 2 runs in the 2nd inning.
- David Wright finally reached the 200 home run milestone, sending a laser off his bat in the 4th that just cleared the wall and clipped one of the supports of the right field foul pole. The round-tripper was upheld after review and Mr. Wright had his first round-tripper since July 27th in Arizona.
- Wright added another hit to finish the night 2-4 and bring his batting average back up to .319. The other hits were gained by Justin Turner (who doesn't get nearly the playing time he should) and Andres Torres.
I picked a good week to go back to college and miss most of these games. Here's the valleys the Mets have reached after today's L: 6 losses in a row, 5 home losses to last-place teams, making a guy (Jordan Lyles) who had won just 2 decisions all season look like Roy Oswalt in his prime, giving Houston's interim manager (Tony DeFrancesco) his first career victory. The bottom fell out long ago; it's just a matter now of how much of the whole machine will stay together before the end of the season, which unfortunately right now can't get here soon enough.