The New York Mets (13-10) look to avoid losing two in a row against the Houston Astros (9-14) tonight at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The game is set to begin at 8:05 and can be seen on SNY.
Tonight’s Starting Lineups:
#Mets Tuesday lineup: Nieuwenhuis-LF, Tejada-SS, Turner-2B, Wright-3B, Hairston-RF, Davis-1B, Torres-CF, Thole-C, Niese-LHP
— New York Mets (@Mets) May 1, 2012
Tonight’s #Astros staring lineup: Altuve 2B, Lowrie SS, Martinez LF, Lee 1B, Downs 3B, Bogusevic RF, Maxwell CF, Snyder C, Happ LHP
— The Setup Man (@TheSetupMan) May 1, 2012
LHP Jon Niese (2-0, 2.81 ERA) will start for the New York Mets tonight.
LHP J.A. Happ (1-1, 4.70 ERA) will start for the Houston Astros tonight.
- Mike Nickeas is battling the flu and is unavailable tonight. Mike Baxter is the emergency catcher tonight.
- Daniel Murphy is getting a scheduled day off today. It’s interesting that Justin Turner is batting third. But, he is a contact hitter and Nieuwenhuis, Tejada, Wright, davis, and Thole have been thriving batting where they have been.
- Happ if used to be on the Phillies. I hate him. Let’s beat him…
- The Mets don’t do that well against lefties, as many of their best hitters are lefties. Justin Turner hits lefties well.
- The Mets cannot lose two games in a row to the Astros.