The Mets got a win last night against the Houston Astros. Niese had another nice outing, but took the no decision, as the Mets climbed back to .500 at 59-59. We’ll see how the rest of this week goes, as they have 6 more games against terrible teams, before listing where they stand in the Wild Card.

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The Scoop: Jonathon Niese pitched 7 strong innings, allowing only one run, but as usual the Mets batters gave no run support. He took the no decision. Carlos Beltran homered for the 2nd time this season, Jeff Francoeur made contact, and David Wright looked alive tonight. Overall good night for the Mets, on the field that is.

The Good:

David Wright: The Mets could have used his 3 hit night, during one of the important games against the Phillies this past weekend, but it only makes sense for Wright to have a good game once the bright lights are off. Either way, 3-4 on the night, a Stolen Base, and scoring the go-ahead run is a relatively good night. Maybe he goes on another one of his hot streaks?

The Bad:

RISP: A problem that has plagued the Mets all season, they were only 1-6 on the night, and left four men on base.

The Ugly:

Mike Hessman: He’s hitting .148, another o-3 night, including a ground ball double play. For a team that needs base runners badly, another all or nothing batter isn’t needed. The Mets aren’t going to the playoffs, do Ike Davis a favor and give him experience against lefties. Thanks for playing Mike, go back to AA and add to your home run record.

Interesting Facts:

10: Starts Jonathon Niese has had going 7 innings and giving up one run or less. Impressive for a rookie.

Takahashi: Looks as though Hisanori is the new closer.

What’s Next?

The Mets face the Astros in the 2nd game of the 4 game set. First pitch 8:05.

NYM Johan Santana (10-6) 2.89 ERA vs.  HOU Nelson Figueora (3-1) 3.38 ERA