March 4, 2014

Mets Granderson, Wheeler Help Get the Mets Another Win

The Mets got another win today with some help from one of their big off season acquisitions at the plate and on the mound from one of their promising young pitchers. They beat the Houston Astros by a final score of 6-2

Curtis Granderson, who crossed town this winter on a 4 year deal hit a two run line drive shot in the first inning to get things going. In the second inning he hit a solo blast. Both homers were way deep to right field.

On the mound, Zack Wheeler got his first start of the season and through three innings struck out three, walked none, and kept the Astros off the board. He needed only 40 pitches to get through his day of work. His fastball was in the mid 90's and judging from the replay his curve ball had its bite.

Travis d'Arnaud collected a pair of hits while Chris Young doubled, scored, and gunned down Cesar Izturis who was trying to leg out a double. Brandon Nimmo added insurance in the 8th with a frozen rope to right field to score Daniel Muno.

Kyle Farnsworth, Vic Black, Jeff Walters, and Scott Rice all held the Astros to no runs. Houston's only scoring was that of a two run homer in the 5th by Jonathan Villar off Erik Goeddel.

The Mets have split squad games tomorrow against the Nationals and Marlins.
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