The New York Mets were defeated by the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The game took place at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. Noah Syndergaard started and he pitched ok but not great and Neil Walker led the offense with two hits.
Syndergaard pitched six innings giving up seven hits and four runs with two walks and seven strikeouts. He lost his sixth game of the season and Erik Goeddel pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out two.
Justin Verlander started for the Tigers and pitched six innings giving up four hits and two runs with a walk and nine strikeouts. Verlander won his 12th game of the season. Shane Greene pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts, Justin Wilson pitched an inning with a strikeout and Francisco Rodriguez saved his 31st game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and a run.
Walker had two hits, Jay Bruce had a hit and drew a walk and James Loney had a hit and an RBI. Kelly Johnson had a hit and two RBI, Johnson hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.
Ian Kinsler had two hits, Miguel Cabrera had two hits and an RBI and Victor Martinez had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk. J.D. Martinez had two hits, Nick Castellanos drew a walk and James McCann had a hit and an RBI. Martinez, J hit a double and Martinez, V hit a homerun. The Tigers were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Kinsler had two stolen bases and McCann had a passed ball.
In the first Cabrera hit an RBI ground out to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Johnson hit a two run homerun to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. In the bottom of the fourth Martinez, V hit a two run homerun to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead. McCann hit an RBI single and it was 4-2 Tigers. In the ninth Loney hit an RBI ground out to cut the lead to 4-3 and that would be the final score.
The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday night.