The New York Mets defeated the Texas Rangers by the score of 5-0 on Friday night. The game took place at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Jacob deGrom started and pitched well and the bullpen did as well. David Wright and Juan Lagares led the offense with three hits each.
deGrom won his fourth game of the spring pitching four innings and giving up a hit and no runs with four strikeouts. Rafael Montero pitched two innings giving up two walks and he struck out one, Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Jennry Mejia pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. Jerry Blevins pitched an inning striking out one.
Lagares had three hits, Curtis Granderson had two hits and an RBI and Wright had three hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Alex Castellanos drew a walk, Lucas Duda had an RBI and drew a walk and Eric Campbell had a hit. Wilmer Flores drew two walks, Travis d'Arnaud drew a walk and Johnny Monell had a hit. Daniel Muno drew a walk, Lagares, Wright, Monell and Granderson each hit a double. The Mets were 2-17 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. Flores had a stolen base.
Wright hit an RBI double in the first to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Ruben Tejada rached on an error allowing a run to score to make it 2-0. Granderson hit an RBI double in the seventh to give the Mets a 3-0 lead. Duda reached on a fielder's choice and a run scored to make it 4-0 in the seventh and then Flores walked to make it 5-0.
The Mets will play their final spring game on Saturday afternoon against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. The Mets will then head to Washington D.C. to begin the season against the Washington Nationals on Monday afternoon.