After successfully sweeping the Cardinals, the Astros got a night off before facing the New York Mets starting tonight at Minute Maid.
Johan Santana started for the Mets and looked a bit off from the beginning. Mike Hampton wasn't exactly at his best, but got the win thanks to some help from the bullpen and Hunter Pence's timely outfield assist.
Chris Coste had the big hit, a 2-run double that scored Pence and Pudge Rodriguez.
In other news, the Red Sox finally broke their losing streak, beating Baltimore 3-1. Brad Penny got the win, and is now 7-4. How much longer he's with the team is anybody's guess. Personally, I wouldn't get rid of pitching depth. But that's just me.