So we stop the win streak at four games, because of Russ Ortiz' clunker in a 10-3 defeat to the Mets tonight.
The Astros gave up three homers (though none by Ortiz), and six of the Mets' 12 hits were for extra bases. Let's do the thing:
Ortiz: 4.1IP, 5H/6ER, 3K:4BB, 14/21 first-pitch strikes, 25/62 non-contact strikes (18 called:7 swinging)
Byrdak: 0.2IP, 1H/1ER, 1K, 0/3 FPS, 3/6 NCS (1c:2s)
Paronto: 2IP, 4H/2ER, 1K, 6/10 FPS, 8/22 FPS (4c:4s)
Wright: 2IP, 2H/1ER, 2K, 4/8 FPS, 10/17 NCS (7c:3s)
It was 3-0 before the Astros even came up to bat. And offensively, not much happening, despite the Astros eight hits. Two of them came from super-sub Chris Coste, and 3-4-5 went a combined 1x8. Jon Niese looked like a stud out of Triple-A: 7IP, 4H/1ER, 3K:2BB. Hunter Pence did hit a 2-run shot off K-Rod in the 9th, though.
Man of the Match: Chris Coste, filling in admirably for Lance Berkman with a 2x4 night.
Goat of the Game: Sorry Russ, the Astros didn't even have a chance.