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Astros Bats Silent in 2-0 loss to Mets

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Strong outings by Framber Valdez and Cristian Javier

MLB: ALCS-Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Short game recap today.

The Astros lost 2-0, managing only four singles and two walks in this seven-inning game. One of those hits was by CF heir apparent Myles Straw, which makes him 3 for 4 for the pre-season. He also stole a base today.

The Mets scored on two solo homers, one by Jeff McNeil on a hanging breaking ball off of starter Framber Valdez in the second, and the other by Albert Almora off of rookie Carson LaRue in the fifth.

Although Framber Valdez allowed the solo homer, it was the only baserunner he allowed in two innings, during which he struck out two Mets.

Cristian Javier pitched the third and fourth innings, allowing no runs, one hit, one walk, and also striking out two.

Rookie Johanse Torres completed a scoreless sixth inning allowing two hits, and 24-year old rookie Austin Hansen struck out the side in the bottom of the seventh to complete the game. (In the seven-inning format the home team gets to bat in the bottom of the inning even if they are winning)

The Astros don’t play tomorrow but resume Spring Training action Thursday, 5:05 PM CST against the Cardinals. Lance McCullers Jr. is scheduled to start the game on the mound for the Stros in his Spring Training debut.

The game will be broadcast on radio by KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2

Box score HERE