After losing four straight to what was the second worst team in baseball, the Mets played host to the absolute worst team in the game Friday night. But never fear, the Mets can’t beat the Astros, either, and now their losing streak stands at six games.
The Astros mounted a two-out rally in the second. Jonathon Niese walked a batter and allowed two doubles as the Astros plated two runs.
The Mets got one of the runs back in the second when David Wright finally connected for his 200th career home run. Wright had not hit a home run in nearly 100 at bats. The solo shot made it 2-1.
Tyler Greene led off the seventh with a monster home run off the facade in left field to make it 3-1.
Niese lasted seven innings, allowing the three runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out five. His record falls to 10-7 with a 3.51 ERA.
The Mets lose 3-1 as the offense continues its flaccid performance, scoring a total of eight runs during the six game skid.