The Mets avoided an 8-game losing streak, and avoided getting swept, beating the Braves 3-2 yesterday. The Mets jumped on Tommy Hanson in the 1st, and good thing they did, because he settled in and was a strike out machine (Mets hitters struck out another 14 times in the game, 9 vs Hanson in his 5 innings).
Dillon Gee pitched as well as could've been expected, going 5 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 4. The Mets then used 2 of their starters (Capuano and Dickey) to get the ball to Isringhausen in the 8th. Izzy let up a 412-foot HR to Heyward, before K-Rod finished the game and got the save.
The Mets have Monday off, before starting a 3-game series with a franchise that is in worse shape than the Mets: the Houston Astros. The Astros are also 5-11, as they started out 0-5, and have yet to win a series (split a 4-game series with the Padres). They are also one of the few teams who have a worse farm system than the Mets! The pitching match-ups for the series are: Wandy Rodriquez vs Jon Niese, Bud Norris vs R.A. Dickey, and J.A. Happ vs Capuano.