Though, to be fair, the Astros didn't help him much, either. Clay Hensley gave up eight runs (four earned) on five hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning. Though errors by Tejada, Abercrombie and Sutton did Hensley and Lumsden (who gave up three runs - two earned) in a little bit. Walking six batters didn't help. Only Gil de la Vara had a perfect outing in 1 IP as the Mets beat the Astros 13-1.
Nieve (who has no options - see? it's just funny now), allowed five baserunners in 2 IP.