Astros Vs. Mets: Chris Johnson Blasts Two Homers, Houston Sweeps New York

Chris Snyder's three-run homer helped lead the Astros to their first series win since the season-opener.

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Astros Vs. Mets Final Score: Houston Wins 8-1, Completes Sweep

Chris Johnson put the Houston Astros on his back on Wednesday, belting two home runs and knocking in six as the Astros defeated the New York Mets 8-1, completing the three-game sweep.

Wandy Rodriguez was credited with the win, as the lefty pitched seven innings, surrendering just one run on six hits, walking two and striking out five as he improved to 3-2 on the year. With the strong effort, Rodriguez lowered his ERA on the year to 1.64.

Johnson, as aforementioned, had a career day. Johnson homered twice off of Mets starter Chris Schwinden, belting a three-run shot in the second before adding a two-run homer in the third. Johnson added two more singles and finished the day 4-4 with two homers and six RBI.

Houston shortstop Jed Lowrie finished the day 3-4, with three runs scored. Lowrie is now hitting .329/.427/.500 on the season.

The Astros have an off-day Thursday and will get ready to host the division leading and defending champion St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.

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Astros Vs. Mets: Chris Johnson Has Two Home Runs, Six RBIs So Far

Houston Astros third baseman Chris Johnson is having himself a career day.

The Astros currently lead the Mets in the eighth inning 8-1, and it's largely thanks to Johnson. Johnson is 4-4 so far, with two home runs and six runs batted in so far.

Johnson started early, belting a three-run home run off of Mets starter Chris Schwindin in the bottom of the second, plating Jed Lowrie and Brian Bogusevic.

Johnson's second blast was a two-run home run the very next inning, once again off of Schwindin, and once again scoring Lowrie.

Though it didn't come with a homer, Johnson added his sixth RBI of the game in the fifth, when he singled off of Manny Acosta, once again scoring Lowrie.

Johnson had another chance in the seventh inning to hit his third home run of the game, but instead singled. With the Astros up by seven, it's unlikely that Johnson will get another at-bat in the game -- unless Houston bats around in the eighth.

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Astros Vs. Mets: Game 3 Preview, TV Info And More

The Houston Astros could take their first sweep of the season Wednesday afternoon against the Mets, a prospect that's a little brighter thanks to the pitching match-up. Wandy Rodriguez will be on the hill for the Astors, while New York will send struggling Chris Schwinden, who gave up six runs in five innings during his first start of the year Friday against the Rockies.

Jordan Schafer sat out Tuesday's game with a strained oblique muscle, but is currently working an on-base streak of 23 games. The franchise record is 25.

Date / Time: Wednesday, May 2, 1:05 p.m. CT

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

TV: Fox Sports Houston, MLB Network

Radio: KTRH 740, KLAT 1010

Probable Starters: Wandy Rodriguez (2-2) vs. Chris Schwinden (0-0)

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Astros Vs. Mets, Game 2: Chris Snyder's Blast Leads Houston To 6-3 Win

Chris Snyder hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the second to extend Houston's lead to 5-0, and the Astros would eventually win 6-3.

The win was Houston's second over the Mets in as many days, giving the Astros their first series win since the season-opening series against the Colorado Rockies.

J.A. Happ got the start, giving up three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings. Snyder went 1-for-3. His second home run followed a two-run blast by Jed Lowrie in the first inning. Jose Altuve and Brian Bogusevic each went 2-for-4 as the only Astros with multiple hits. J.D. Martinez went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Brett Myers pitched a perfect ninth inning to pick up the save.

The Astros have won four of their last six games, moving into fifth place in the NL Central.

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Astros Vs. Mets, Game Two Starting Lineups: Jordan Schafer Out For Houston

The lineups for Houston's second game with the New York Mets have just been announced. The notable absent name for the Astros is center fielder Jordan Schafer, who is out with a left oblique strain. He's replaced in the lineup by Justin Maxwell, batting seventh (Schaefer has batted at the top of the order for a good bit of the year).

Houston:

1. Jose Altuve (R) 2B

2. Jed Lowrie (S) SS

3. J.D. Martinez (R) LF

4. Carlos Lee (R) 1B

5. Matt Downs (R) 3B

6. Brian Bogusevic (L) RF

7. Justin Maxwell (R) CF

8. Chris Snyder (R) C

9. J.A. Happ (L) P

New York:

1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (L) LF

2. Ruben Tejada (R) SS

3. Justin Turner (R) 2B

4. David Wright (R) 3B

5. Scott Hairston (R) RF

6. Ike Davis (L) 1B

7. Andres Torres (S) CF

8. Josh Thole (L) C

9. Jon Niese (L) P

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Astros Vs. Mets: Houston Looks To Make It Two Straight Against New York

The Houston Astros kicked off a nine-game homestand the right way on Monday night when they beat the New York Mets, 4-3 off of a Jed Lowrie RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning. On Tuesday night, Houston will look to continue that same kind of success when they meet the Mets for the second game of a three game set.

Houston finished the month of April with an unimpressive 9-14 record, leaving them as the fourth place team in the National League's Central Division. The Mets on the other hand had a strong first month compiling a 13-10 record and sit only 1.5 games out of first place in the highly competitive NL East.

The probable starters for Tuesday are J.A. Happ for the Astros and Jon Niese for the Mets.

Happ is 1-1 in four games started this season. He has a 4.70 ERA in 23 innings pitched and a 24-9 strikeouts-to-walks ratio. Niese is 2-0 this season in four games started with a 2.81 ERA in 25.2 innings pitched.

The game will start at 7:05 pm central time.

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Astros Vs. Mets, Game 1: Jed Lowrie's RBI Single In 8th Gives Houston 4-3 Win

Jed Lowrie's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth broke a 3-3 tie as the Astros opened up a nine-game homestand with a 4-3 win in the series-opener against the Mets.

Lowrie went 2-for-4 on the day. Bud Norris got the start and gave up three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision. All three runs Norris gave up came in the seventh inning. New York's three-run inning game after the Astros scored three in the bottom of the sixth.

Matt Downs went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run. Only three Astros recorded hits. Along with Downs and Lowrie, Jordan Schafer went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. The Astros used five pitchers in the final 2 1/3 innings. Fernando Rodriguez picked up the win, pitching 1/3 of an inning to close out the eighth. Brett Myers threw a perfect ninth to pick up the save.

Houston is now 5-5 at home on the season.

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Astros Vs. Mets: Starting Lineups Announced

The Houston Astros will play host to the New York Mets on Monday night, with Bud Norris ready to square off with R.A. Dickey on the mound.

Here's a look at each team's starting lineup.

Houston:

1. Jordan Schafer, centerfield, L

2. Jose Altuve, second based, R

3. Jed Lowrie, shorstop, S

4. Travis Buck, left field, L

5. Matt Downs, first base, R

6. Brian Bogusevic, right field, L

7. Chris Johnson, third base R

8. Jason Castro, catcher, L

9. Bud Norris, pitcher, R

New York:

1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, left field, L

2. Ruben Tejada, shortstop, R

3. Daniel Murphy, second base, L

4. David Wright, third base, R

5. Ike Davis, first base, L

6. Mike Baxter, right field, L

7. Andres Torres, centerfield, S

8. Josh Thole, catcher, L

9. R.A. Dickey, pitcher, R

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Astros Vs. Mets: Bud Norris Looks To Get On Track For Houston

A win on Monday against the New York Mets could take the Houston Astros out of last place in the NL Central.

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Houston Astros Sunday Roundup: Obsessing Over Pythagoras

Another stunning week for Jose Altuve.

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