Who would have expected a pitcher's duel on Saturday? It is the end of the season after all, batters maybe a bit quick swing a pitch, pitchers are a bit more likely to throw a meat pitch. All in the name to get the game over quickly. There was only run scored through 53 outs, unfortunately the Mets added two runs before the fifty-fourth out was recorded.
The Astro had their chances, Houston was 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven runs on base. Jake Marisnick left the bases load in the fourth, striking out on three-straight fastballs. Marisnick would leave runners on the corners with another strikeouts.
In the top of the sixth, Dexter Fowler hit an infield single. He would race home on a Jason Castro double down the right field for the lone Astro run.
Jose Altuve went 0-for-4 on Saturday, the Astros second baseman stays at 223 hits. He currently has a .340 batting average. Altuve is just three points higher than Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez, he is currently at .337 after a 1-for-2 day on Saturday.
Astros starter,Samuel Deduno pitched four scoreless innings and he smacked a double in one at-bat. Jake Buchanan, Kevin Chapman, and Jose Veras pitched four scoreless innings. Tony Sipp pitched the ninth inning, and retired the first batter he faced. Eric Young Jr. tripled, and did not attempt to advance on a popup to left for the second ount. Lucas Duda tomahawked a high fastball down the line for a two run home run for a Mets walk off win. Ob-La-Duda. Life goes on, bra.
West Islip, New York native, Nick Tropeano gets the final start of the season for the Astros on Sunday. Bartolo Colon goes for the Mets. Game starts at 12:10 PM CT.