The New York Mets were defeated by the Detroit Tigers on Monday afternoon. The game took place at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida and the final score was 5-1. Matt Harvey started for the Mets and he pitched ok. Wilmer Flores led the offense with a couple of hits.
Harvey lost his fourth game of the season pitching 4 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and three runs. He struck out four batters. Fernando Salas pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Josh Smoker pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout and Paul Sewald pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout. Alberto Baldonado pitched an inning with a couple of walks and a strikeout.
John Mora Jr. had a hit, Michael Conforto had a hit and Kevin Kaczmarski had a hit and an RBI. Flores had two hits, Kaczmarski hit a triple and the Mets were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Lagares committed an error.
In the second James McCann hit a solo homerun to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. In the fifth Brendan Ryan hit a two-run single to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead. In the sixth JaCoby Jones hit an RBI single to push the lead to 4-0. Nicholas Castellanos hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 5-0. In the ninth Kaczmarski hit an RBI triple to cut the lead to 5-1 and that would be the final score.