The New York Mets lost to the Houston Astros 7-6 on Friday afternoon. The game took place at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida and the final score was 7-6. Matt Harvey started for the Mets and he pitched pretty well. Kevin Kaczmarski and David Thompson each had two hits to lead the offense.
Harvey took his second loss of the spring pitching three innings and giving up two hits and a run with a walk and two strikeouts. Addison Reed pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up six hits and six runs with a strikeout, Jerry Blevins pitched 1 1/3 innings and he struck out two and Josh Smoker pitched an inning and he struck out one. Tom Gorzelanny pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts, Ben Rowen pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Corey Taylor pitched an inning with a strikeout.
Curtis Granderson had a hit, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and an RBI and Kaczmarski had two hits and an RBI. Jay Bruce drew a walk, Jayce Boyd had a hit and an RBI and Lucas Duda had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk. Wilmer Flores drew a walk, Luis Carpio had a hit and an RBI and Brandon Brosher drew a walk. L.J. Mazzilli had a hit, Thompson had two hits and Kaczmarski, Boyd, Carpio and Thompson each hit a double and Cespedes and Duda each hit a homerun and the Mets were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.
In the third Reid Brignac hit a solo homerun to give the Astros a 1-0 lead. In the fourth A.J. Reed hit a solo homerun to push the Astros lead to 2-0. Derek Fisher hit a two-run single to make it a 4-0 game. Jake Marisnick hit a sac fly and it was 5-0 Astros. Colin Moran hit a two-run homerun to extend the lead to 7-0. In the bottom of the fourth Cespedes hit a solo homerun to make it a 7-1 game. In the sixth Duda hit a two-run homerun to cut the lead to 7-3. In the bottom of the eighth Boyd hit an RBI double to close to within 7-4. Carpio hit an RBI double and it was a 7-5 game still in the eighth. In the ninth Kaczmarski hit an RBI single and the score was 7-6 which would be the final score.