National League Game Summary - Houston at New York|
(Sunday, August 26th)
Final Score: New York 2, Houston 1
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Ike Davis hit a pair of homers, including the
game-winning blast in the ninth, and the New York Mets edged the Houston
Astros, 2-1, in the finale of a three-game set at Citi Field.
The Mets led 1-0 entering the ninth, but Houston was able to tie it up when
Marwin Gonzalez doubled to left field to score Jose Altuve. Altuve got on
base with a pinch-hit single then stole second before Gonzalez sent one
down the left field line. Lucas Duda made a sliding attempt but couldn't
hold on, allowing Altuve to score easily.
Ben Francisco followed with a single to left but Gonzalez was cut down at the
plate after Duda delivered a strike and Kelly Shoppach blocked the plate.
"I mean I had to (block the plate), I had to do something," Shoppach said. "I
had to stop him somehow with the game that tight."
Bobby Parnell (3-3) picked up the win after recording the final two outs in
Jeremy Hefner started for the Mets and allowed one run on five hits and struck
out seven over eight-plus innings.
"I felt good, pretty much everything was working," Hefner said. "I battled and
made pitches when I had to. They were really aggressive and I tried to use
that to my advantage."
New York took the final two games of this series after losing six straight.
Wilton Lopez (5-2) took the loss after giving up Davis' second homer.
Lucas Harrel tossed seven innings of one-run ball for the Astros, who have
lost nine of their last 10 overall. He gave up just two hits, including Davis'
first homer, and struck out seven.
"I felt like I was working quick and keeping the ball in the zone," Harrel
said. "The defense played really well."
Davis cranked his first homer into the second deck in right field in the
The Mets won their first home series since taking two of three from the
Philadelphia Phillies July 3-5 ... Prior to the game the Mets recalled Duda
from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned Jordany Valdespin to Buffalo ... Houston is
1-7 since Tony DeFrancesco took over as manager after the firing of Brad
08/26 18:31:07 ET