Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mets Drop Astros 5-2 Behind Murphy Bomb, Astros Errors

Thanks to Daniel Murphy's two hit day, including a two-run homer to take the lead in the 6th and some Astro errors, the Mets were able to defeat the Astros, at newly-named Digital Domain Park, 5-2 today (box score). 

Most important things of the day were Daniel Murphy's homer, Johan Santana starting to get comfortable, and Niese and K-Rod's outtings. 

Santana went 5 and 2/3 innings giving up 2 runs on 8 hits, and another home run.  I know that it's spring training and the wind has a tendency to influence what would normally be deep fly balls.  But I am getting a little concerned with Santana's propensity for giving up the long-ball so far this spring.  But, for the mostpart, I'm going to table that concern until I see it happen at CitiField.

As for Niese and K-Rod, both pitched very well today.  K-Rod pitched a 1-2-3 ninth, striking out all three batters he faced.  Meanwhile, Niese had a nice outting before that, going 2 innings and only giving up 2 hits.  It's nice to see some more positive things coming out of Niese, especially considering he seems likely to end up the teams fifth starter.

The Mets travel to Jupiter to take on the Cardinals tomorrow at 1...

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