By Mike Steffanos
Astros 3 - Mets 2
The Mets dropped their contest with the Astros today when Steve Schmoll came into a tie game in the ninth and more or less pitched batting practice, giving up a walk and 3 hits while registering only a single out. Aaron Heilman was effective in his 3 innings to start the game, giving up one run on 2 hits. Brian Bannister blanked the Astros in his 3 inning stint, giving up one hit, no walks and striking out 3. Darren Oliver got touched up for an unearned run in his 2 innings, striking out 4.
On offense, the Mets managed only 7 hits, with Paul Lo Duca getting 2 of them. The Mets will face the Cardinals tomorrow in St. Lucie.
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