Mets 3, Astros 6: Jon Niese Gives Up 5 Runs In 3 Innings

Jon Niese lasted just three innings on the mound, as the New York Mets dropped their second straight game to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Niese gave up five earned runs off of six hits in his brief stint on the mound, after giving up seven earned runs over his previous 25 innings played this season.

The Astros took a 5-0 lead on a pair of home runs. Jed Lowrie took Niese deep to left field, also scoring Jose Altuve in the process. Chris Snyder hit a three-run shot in the second innings to right field to provide what would prove to be the winning runs. Niese made it out of the third inning giving up just one walk before being pulled in favor of Miguel Batista to start the fourth.

The Mets scored twice off of J.A. Happ in the fourth inning, and once in the fifth to chip away at the Astros' lead. Andres Torres singled to score Justin Turner, and on the next at-bat Josh Thole singled to center to score Scott Hairston. In the next inning, Hairston sent Turner around home again with a single to left.

Happ left the mound after one out in the seventh inning after giving up six hits and three earned runs. The Mets got just one hit the rest of the way, a David Wright single off of Wilton Lopez in the eighth. Wright finished 2-for-4 at the plate.


Final - 5.1.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Mets 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
Houston Astros 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 6 10 0
WP: J.A. Happ (2 - 1)
SV: Brett Myers (6)
LP: Jon Niese (2 - 1)

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