HOUSTON — If Sat. was all about getting the Astros & Houston back on their ft. & feeling better, the Mets complied. Within the 1st doubleheader in Minute Maid Park historical past, a move made to accommodate the Houston area which has-been ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, the Astros completed the sweep with with a Four-1 win within the nightcap.
With the 2 losses within the doubleheader, the Mets (58-77) fell to 19 games below .500, the lowest they’ve gone since they completed the 2009 season 22 games under.
Seth Lugo went 5 innings, permitting 4 earned runs on eight hits. He struck out six & walked two. He worked around hassle for 5 innings, still couldn’t record an out within the sixth.
Lugo gave up a leadoff single to Alex Bregman & after a stroll to Jose Altuve, he gave up an RBI-single to Josh Reddick. Marwin Gonzalez singled within the speedy Altuve, who beat new Met Nori Aoki’s throw to the plate.
That was it for Lugo.
Hansel Robles coaxed a ground ball out of Brian McCann & 3rd baseman Matt Reynolds checked Josh Reddick going to home before throwing out the Astros catcher at first, permitting the insurance run to attain. J.D. Martinez brought home Gonzalez on a sacrifice fly to bid the Astros all of the runs they would need.
Pitching with a partial tear in his ulnar collateral ligament, hoping to keep away from Tommy John surgery with remedy & strengthening, Lugo has struggled going deep. In 14 starts this season, Lugo has gotten via the sixth eight times. His ERA in in that inning, with 4 earned runs Sat. night, exploded to 17.56.
Lugo’s health & role with the Mets is likely one of the questions the Mets have going in to the offseason.
Dominic Smith’s fly ball double had scored Juan Lagares, who had led off with a triple, to bid the Mets a 1-Zero short-lived direct within the top of the sixth.
In fact the Mets additionally suffered an injury blow within the strategy of losing this season.
Wilmer Flores left the game within the fourth inning after fouling a ball off his face. The- utility infielder, who hit a grand slam as the designated hitter within the 1st game of this doubleheader, instantly screamed & blood was gushing from what seemed like his nose. He was taken to the hospital for X-Rays the team formally announced within the bottom of the fifth.
A lineup that’s with out Michael Conforto, who is predicted to have surgery on his dislocated left shoulder this current week, & Yoenis Cespedes, strained right hamstring, for the remaining of the season is reeling for runs. The- Mets traded away Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, Neil Walker & Rene Rivera of their salary dump to prepare for 2018 & have been left with a lineup in that largely was taking part in in Triple-A sooner or after this season.
They signed Nori Aoki before Sat.’s game, he arrived in the midst of the 1st game & was within the beginning lineup within the second. he went 1-for5 leading off within the nightcap.
PLAY OF THE GAME
Amed Rosario rushed his throw to 1st making an attempt to get Astros’ speedy leadoff hitter George Springer, it was low & got under Dominic Smith’s glove. Nevertheless it was so complex it caromed off the wall behind 1st base & back to Smith, who tossed it to Gavin Cecchini to simply tag the middle fielder as he tried to take second.
The Astros four-run sixth inning, chasing Seth Lugo after he couldn’t record an out within the 1st 4 batters.
STAR OF THE GAME
Dominic Smith doubled within the Mets solely run of the game.
STAT OF THE DAY
19. The- Mets dropped to 19 games below .500 probably the most they’ve been since they completed the 2009 season 22 games below.
Juan Lagares tripled, scored a run & played his standard stellar defense in center field in both games of the doubleheader.
Amed Rosario, who took over the at-bat when Wilmer Flores left the game, didn’t run complex on his groundball to second, giving the Astros a probability to get the double play.
Sun. at Houston, 2:10 p.m.
RHP Chris Flexen (Three-Three, 6.89) vs. RHP Mike Fiers (Eight-9, Four.55)
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