The New York Mets defeated the Detroit Tigers by the score of 5-4 on Friday afternoon. The game took place in Port St. Lucie, Florida and the big story was Matt Harvey pitching two perfect innings. The offense was led by Wilmer Flores with two hits, Matt den Dekker with two RBI and Curtis Granderson had a hit and an RBI.
Harvey pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts. He was also throwing in the upper 90s. Noah Syndergaard pitched two innings giving up two hits and two runs with two walks and two strikeouts, Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up two hits and an unearned run with a walk and a strikeout and Jennry Mejia pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one. Scott Rice pitched a perfect inning, Vic Black pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and Carlos Torres pitched a perfect inning.
Juan Lagares had a hit and drew a walk, Granderson had a hit and an RBI and den Dekker had a hit and two RBI. Muno had a hit and drew a walk, Michael Cuddyer drew a walk and Carillo had a hit. John Mayberry Jr. had a hit and drew a walk, Flores had two hits and Matt Reynolds had a hit and an RBI. den Dekker hit a double, Reynolds hit a homerun and the Mets were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Castellanos was picked off, Cuddyer, Familia and Flores each committed an error and d'Arnaud had a passed ball. Familia had a pickoff.
Granderson hit an RBI single in the third to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Jose Iglesias hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. Bryan Holaday hit a sacrifice fly to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead. In the fifth Rajai Davis hit an RBI single to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead. In the bottom of the seventh Anthony Recker hit into a double play but a run scored and it was 3-2 Tigers. den Dekker hit a two run double to give the Mets a 4-3 lead. In the top of the eighth the Tigers tied the game on a Aaron Westlake RBI single. In the bottom of the ninth Reynolds hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 5-4 win. The Mets will take on the Miami Marlins on Saturday afternoon from Jupiter, Florida.