Apr. 7, 2012; Flushing, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis (9) gets an infield hit during the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
The Mets and Astros get their series at Minute Maid Park underway on Monday night.
The Mets are coming off a 6-5 win in 11 innings on Sunday afternoon against the Colorado Rockies. Houston on the other hand fell by that same score to Cincinnati.
New York (13-9) will have R.A. Dickey on the mound tonight. Dickey has been up and down thus far in 2012, posting a 3-1 record and a 4.44 ERA.
The Astros (8-14) counter with Bud Norris, who has been knocked around to the tune of a 5.84 ERA. Norris won't get much offensive support with Houston's challenged lineup, so he needs to be sharper.
Of course, David Wright is absolutely crushing the ball with 14 RBI and a .397 average.
If New York is going to keep the good times rolling, Wright will need to continue with his hot bat for the forseeable future.
Time: 8:05 p.m. ET