R.A. Dickey went 5.1 innings, giving up six runs on eleven hits, while striking out two. Dickey struggled this afternoon. It took 45 pitches for him to get through the first inning. Dickey has not won a game since April 3.
In the third inning, Justin Turner singled to drive in Jose Reyes and put the Mets on the board.
Daniel Murphy homered in the fourth inning. It was his third home run of the season, and he is now hitting .308 against left-handed pitching.
The Mets didn't score again until the ninth inning, when Jose Reyes singled to allow Jason Pridie to score.
Next up: The Mets finish up their series with Houston, Sunday, at 2:05 p.m.
The Mets came from four runs down to beat the Astros 6-4.
Dillon Gee went just five innings, giving up four runs on five hits, while striking out six and walking four. Gee technically allowed just two runs, but Ryota Igarashi relieved him in the middle of the sixth inning and allowed two inherited runners to score.
Jason Bay hit his second home run of the year to put the Mets on the board in the seventh inning.
In the eighth, Fernando Martinez and David Wright each hit two-run homers. Martinez's homer was crushed. It'll be nice to see what he can do if he stays healthy long enough.
Jason Pridie has an RBI double in the ninth inning to give the Mets an insurance run.
I'd also like to give a shout out to Houston's third base coach, Dave Clark, for essentially ruining his team's night on the base paths. Bad for Houston. Good for the Mets. I'll take it. Keep up the good work, Clark.
Next up: The Mets continue their series with the Astros Saturday in Houston. Game time is 4:05 p.m.
Niese is going for his second win of the season. In his last start, Niese went 5.2 innings, giving up three runs on seven hits, while striking out five and walking three.
Starting Pitcher: Ubaldo Jimenez (0-2, 5.88 ERA)
Jimenez is still looking for his first win of the season. He missed the beginning of the season with a thumb injury that left him on the disabled list. He was impressive in his last start, however, allowing just one run and striking out seven.
This alone is not news. I could care less if a player is on Twitter or not.
What is news, however, is the reaction fans have had in regard to his exit, and the kinds of messages he received that led to this whole situation in the first place.
There were the obvious messages from wannabe experts telling Thole how he should approach his at-bats. Many of the messages were of fans voicing their displeasure over his slow start so far this season.
While receiving these kinds of tweets day-in and day-out is undoubtedly annoying, there were particularly nasty messages that contributed to Thole's exit.
They included personal attacks, name-calling, and one tweet in which Thole was asked to "die". Yes, die.
At what point in time did it become acceptable to spew hatred on the Internet?
It's funny how many people suddenly find the ability to speak their mind when protected by a computer screen.
When it was announced that Thole had quit Twitter, a number of Mets fans took to their own Twitter accounts to say that Thole was not mentally tough, and could not handle the criticism.
Fans also argued that athletes should expect harsh comments from fans once they join a network such as Twitter, especially in a town like New York.
First of all, there's a difference between criticism and hateful messages.
Second, here's the wonderful thing about Twitter. It's voluntary. Athletes are not required to use it, and have the right to cancel their account if they so choose.
It has nothing to do with someone being "mentally tough."
Why would anyone, athlete or not, voluntarily stay somewhere where people are constantly sending them nasty messages and telling them how to do their job?
I'm sure it gets old, fast.
Twitter is a way for players to connect and interact with fans, but when fans take to Twitter to call players names and attack them, who can blame any of them for leaving.
Mike Pelfrey went 6.2 innings, giving up three runs on six hits, while striking out two and walking one. Pelfrey gave up three solo home runs in the game before having to exit in the middle of the seventh after a rain delay.
Ike Davis drove in the Mets first two runs of the game in the first inning with an RBI single. Davis left the game in the fourth inning with a strained left calf muscle after colliding with David Wright in the infield. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow.
Pelfrey helped himself out at the plate in the top half of the fourth inning with a two-run double to center field.
Francisco Rodriguez recorded his tenth save of the season.
Next up: The Mets send Jon Niese to the mound in the series finale tomorrow at Coors Field. Game time is 3:10 p.m.
In case you missed it, Chris Young has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder. It's expected, however, that Young is done for the season.
Jenrry Mejia will undergo Tommy John surgery in the near future. Team doctor David Altchek will perform the surgery.
According to Adam Rubin, Terry Collins blames David Wright's recent woes at the plate due to a potential back injury. Wright downplays the injury, which he suffered after making a diving tag against Houston's Carlos Lee, back in April.
Kevin Kernan of the New York Post talks with 2010 draft pick Matt Harvey. Harvey could soon be headed for Double-A Binghamton.
The Mets drop the series opener to the Rockies, 2-1.
Chris Capuano 6.2 innings, giving up two runs on five hits, while striking out four and walking three. He also allowed the go-ahead run in the seventh after Chris Iannetta hit a solo shot to left field.
Jason Bay scored the Mets only run in the sixth inning after Ian Stewart committed a throwing error.
Willie Harris remains a Met killer. After getting on base with a pinch-hit single, Harris got caught stealing at second base.
The Mets were 0-7 with runners in scoring position. They left ten men on base and left the bases loaded twice.
Next up: The Mets send Mike Pelfrey to the mound as they continue their series against the Rockies at Coors Field tomorrow. Game time is 8:40 p.m.
Young has not decided whether he will have surgery or not. After suffering a similar injury last season, he chose rehab over surgery.
In all likelihood, Young will be out for the rest of the season.Unfortunately for the Mets, Young has been one of the more consistent starting pitchers this season, posting a 1-0 record with 1.88 ERA in four starts.
In other injury news, Jenrry Mejia will undergo Tommy John Surgery. Mejia met with Dr. James Andrews seeking a second opinion. Andrews agreed with team doctor David Altchek's diagnosis. Altchek will perform the procedure.
Due to all of this, Dillon Gee will remain in the starting rotation, where he should have been all along.
According to Andy McCullough, Chris Young has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to tightness behind his right shoulder. This is Young's second stint on the DL this season. He was sidelined earlier in the season because of bicep tendinitis.
With this comes roster moves. Pat Misch has been recalled from Triple-A Buffalo, and for there to be room on the 40-man roster, the Mets decided to place Johan Santana on the 60-day DL.
Santana will not be affected by this move since it is back-dated and he isn't expected to return until late this summer anyway.
Young underwent an MRI this morning, but the results have not been released.
John Harper of the Daily News states that despite all that Jose Reyes brings to the table offensively and defensively, his baserunning blunders are what might cause Sandy Alderson to question whether it's worth keeping the star shortstop around.