New York Mets’ David Wright and Mike Pelfrey impress against the Houston Astros

New York Mets’ David Wright and Mike Pelfrey didn’t fail to impress in Thursday’s spring training game against the Houston Astros.

In the fourth inning, Wright hit a grand slam over the left field fence off of Livan Hernandez. The Mets scored a total of 7 runs in that inning.

“Livan, he can be a nightmare,” Wright said. “He just goes and he exploits your weakness. I kind of got lucky and ran into one. We put together a good inning, though. That’s the key to a good offense, is to keep that line moving and let the next guy do the damage.”

Wright is just returning to action after suffering from a torn muscle in his rib cage.

On the mound for the Mets was Mike Pelfrey, who had his best outing this spring. He gave up just one run in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out three batters and didn’t allow a walk.

Pelfrey has been struggling this spring, entering this game having an 11.49 ERA.

“I felt bad for Mike because he came in with we had to see something. Here’s a guy who has never had very good spring trainings, always went out and gave you quality innings. But he had to show us he was OK, that there was still something there. And he did tonight. For sure,” said manager Terry Collins.

Jason Bay drove in two runs for the Mets, and Daniel Murphy and Josh Thole each had two hits.

The Mets will be facing the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday. Bobby Parnell will pitch in relief of Dillon Gee, putting his 8 1/3 scoreless-innings streak on the line.

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