The Mets got a big game out of Mike Pelfrey even after he struggled in the first inning. He gave up 2 walks and a single in the first and I thought it was going to be a long night. But he settled in to go 8 innings on 123 pitches without allowing a run. He was helped out by two excellent plays in the field by Angel Pagan. It seems like every night Pagan is making plays. He never takes a night off.
As usual, the Mets had very little offense. But it was just enough to squeak out a win because Pelfrey was so good. They only had 3 hits and 5 walks in the game. They scored off Nelson Figueroa in the first on a sac fly by David Wright. And Ruben Tejada walked in the fourth with the bases loaded. That was it for the offense.
The bullpen made it close in the ninth. Bobby Parnell and Hisanori Takahashi gave up 3 hits and 1 run with the Astros threatening to tie or win it. But Takahashi bailed out Parnell to preserve the win.
The Mets take the first game of the series and do it again tomorrow night behind Johan Santana.