Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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. 

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