Pelfrey hit hard as Mets fall to Astros
Right-hander allows six runs; offense unable to play catch-up
ASTROS 8, METS 0
at Kissimmee, Fla.
Tuesday, March 24
Mets at the plate: Reese Havens singled in the fifth, and Bobby Kielty singled in the seventh, while Fernando Tatis added a double to the Mets' hit total.
Astros at the plate: Ivan Rodriguez hit his first spring homer, a solo shot in the fifth inning. The Astros scored six in that frame, with a timely contribution from Geoff Blum, who drove in three with a double. Michael Bourn singled and came all the way around to score on an error by Bobby Kielty.Mets on the mound: Mike Pelfrey allowed six runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings. Pedro Feliciano allowed one run over one-third of an inning. Astros on the mound: Wandy Rodriguez allowed two hits over four innings, walking two and striking out two. LaTroy Hawkins pitched one scoreless inning, as did Doug Brocail. Grapefruit League records: Astros 6-16-3; Mets 10-12-1 Up next: The Mets will host the Tigers on Wednesday, beginning at 1:10 p.m. Three regulars could be back in the lineup for this game, including Brian Schneider, Carlos Delgado and Carlos Beltran.
Alyson Footer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.