Houston Astros defeat New York Mets, 4-1

The Mets' performance Saturday night was so familiar that fans watching on television could hardly have been blamed if they flipped past the game, thinking it was a sorry repeat from earlier this season.

All the usual themes were there for a Johan Santana start - the ace giving up runs in the first inning, the Mets failing to score for him and flopping with runners in scoring position yet again.

The Mets lost, 4-1, to the Astros in front of 33,024 at Citi Field in a gam...