Perez Surrenders Three Runs, Astros Beat Mets

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Hunter Pence and Carlos Lee had RBI hits during a three-run first inning against Oliver Perez and the Houston Astros beat the New York Mets 5-4 Tuesday in a split-squad game.

Pence, who added a double in the third inning, is 11 for 21 this spring.

Perez, competing for a spot in the Mets’ starting rotation, is in the final season of his three-year, $36 million contract. He gave up three runs on four hits in three innings. Pence singled home a run and Lee had a two-run double.

Astros starter Nelson Figueroa pitched three innings, giving up a run on a sacrifice fly by Zach Lutz.

J.R. Towles homered for the Astros off Pat Misch in the fourth.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


One Comment

  1. Muscular Tunafish says:

    Ollie the Mets Folly

  2. JR says:

    everybody has a bad day

    1. Matthew Urso says:

      yeah… to bad for him its every other day

      1. duke says:

        Every OTHER day?

      2. Electrical MeatBlanket says:

        LOL, yeah really!

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