Known primarily for his glove at the hot corner, Matt Dominguez surprised with his bat by posting a .284 average with five longballs in 31 games for Houston.
The Houston Astros crushed Mike Pelfrey for eight runs over two and two-thirds innings pitched on Sunday as the Mets lost 9-5.
Mets third baseman David Wright is eager to get back on the field. He’s hoping a trip to Los Angeles on Monday for an examination with noted back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins will help.
Although he says it’s “really not that big of a deal,” David Wright admitted on Monday he’s nursing back and neck soreness stemming from a collision with Houston Astros star Carlos Lee three weeks ago.
Unfortunately for Mets fans, a series against the punchless Amazin’s may be what the Astros need to start their first winning streak of the season.
Oliver Perez is inching closer and closer to the end of his Mets’ career. According to the Daily News, “most decision-makers believe that it is time to cut Perez.” Instead, the Mets decided to give Perez a shot at the wide-open lefty specialist competition.
Hunter Pence and Carlos Lee had RBI hits during a three-run first inning against Oliver Perez and the Houston Astros beat the Mets 5-4 Tuesday in a split-squad game.
Carlos Lee hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Houston Astros rallied to beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Thursday night.