The Astros had an emotional return to Minute Maid Park after spending all Friday helping out with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The Astros came out wearing a patch that had the Astros’ star-H and the word “strong” to the team’s support for Houston. THe Astros showed their strength in a 12-8 over the Mets Saturday in game one of a double header.
George Springer, Jose Altuve, Josh Reddick, Marwin Gonzalez, and J.D. Davis had multiple hits in the game.
The Astros didn't wait to get out in front of the Mets in the first inning. Altuve and newest Astro Cameron Maybin had RBI singles. Gonzalez doubled in two runs too. The Astros led 4-0 after the first inning.
The Astros knocked out Mets starter Matt Harvey after two innings, scoring seven runs on eight hits.
The moment of the game was George Springer blasting a two-run home run in the second inning and pounded his chest with the “Strong” patch as he crossed home plate.
J.D. Davis would connect for his third home run of the season in the fifth inning.
The Astros bullpen would struggle, giving six runs on five hits. Will Harris gave up a grand slam to Wilmer Flores.
Charlie Morton struck out nine over five innings, allowing two runs on six hits.
Game two starts at 7 p.m. with RHP Brad Peacock (10-2, 3.12 ERA, 1.27 WHIP) against RHP Seth Lugo (5-3, 4.85 ERA, 1.40 WHIP).