Mets-Astros rained out

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 6, 2014 at 3:03 pm •  Published: March 6, 2014
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Scott Feldman and a few of the Houston Astros beat the rain.

Feldman and Brad Peacock pitched in a morning B game Thursday before the scheduled afternoon exhibition against the rest of the New York Mets was rained out.

"It was nice to get the work in. This weather doesn't look too good," Feldman said after pitching three shutout innings in Houston's 6-2, seven-inning victory over New York.

"I do hate it when you get all prepared and then the game gets rained out. It's pretty annoying, but this was nice. I was happy we got it in," he said.

Anticipating the rain that would come later in the day, the Astros kept both starters on schedule by moving them to the morning game on a field behind Osceola County Stadium.

"If we would have been rained out and not had the B squad game, now your pitching starts to get backed up," manager Bo Porter said. "Fortunately for us, it was perfect timing as far as getting those guys their innings."

The Mets' first bus, loaded with B game players, left Port St. Lucie at 7:30 a.m. The team scheduled to play in the afternoon game left an hour later, only to turn around and go back when the hard rain arrived and the game got canceled.

By then Feldman and Peacock, who pitched two innings and threw 15 more pitches in the bullpen, were finished for the day.

"You've got to just take it for what it is and get your work in," said Feldman, who didn't mind pitching in the low-key setting.