By the time the Detroit Tigers and New York Mets finished Friday, all of the major players had long departed. Detroit fell late thanks to a walk-off home run, but for those interested, the first two innings packed the most excitement.
Coming into the game, the big story was regarding the starting matchup between the returning Matt Harvey and David Price. Both pitchers threw a solid two innings of scoreless work. When their replacements entered, the runs finally started to come. The Mets took the lead first on Tim Melville and Detroit responded with two runs in the fourth.
Detroit added another run with a check-swing single from Rajai Davis to take a 3-1 lead after stressing out Noah Syndergaard, and despite a few scattered scoring threats the rest of the way, that was about all the damage the offense would do. The Mets, meanwhile, were the beneficiary of some bad luck in the field after placing plenty of men on base but failing to score.
They did, however, take a 4-3 lead after Matt den Dekker clubbed an RBI double off of Luke Putkonen, who was messy in relief. Detroit tied the score in the very next inning thanks to Aaron Westlake's RBI single which plated Tyler Collins.Read more... Join the Conversation...