Mets fall 5-3 to Yankees despite Mark Vientos’ home run

Mets fall 5-3 to Yankees despite Mark Vientos’ home run

The Mets fell to the Yankees 5-3 on Friday as spring training continued. In his first at-bat after the Mets signed J.D. Martinez, Mark Vientos, serving as the DH, hit a two-run homer to right field. Vientos went 1-for-2 on the day with a .787 OPS this spring, potentially securing his spot on the Opening Day roster.

Tyler Stuart, ranked as the Mets’ No. 20 prospect, started the game and had a solid performance. He struck out Aaron Judge and managed to hold the Yankees’ lineup to two runs on three hits, with an MLB ETA of 2025. Francisco Lindor, Brett Baty, and Pete Alonso all contributed with hits and runs during the game.

On the Yankees’ side, Luis Gil and Will Warren battled for the No. 5 spot in the rotation. Gil pitched well despite giving up a home run to Vientos, allowing two runs on two hits and striking out five. Warren took over and allowed one run over five innings, with a spring training ERA of 3.52. The Yankees scored three runs in the sixth against Mets reliever Jeffrey Colon.

The Mets are set to host the Houston Astros on Saturday, with Jose Quintana on the mound. The Yankees have a split squad on Saturday, with one team facing the Detroit Tigers with Cody Poteet pitching. In the second game against the Phillies, Carlos Rodon will start, with Philadelphia yet to determine their pitcher.

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