The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs by the score of 3-2 on Friday afternoon. The game took place at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Matt Harvey started and pitched very well and also drove in the game winning run. David Wright also had three hits and an RBI.
Harvey pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs with no walks and six strikeouts. Harvey is now 5-0 on the season with a 1.55 ERA. Scott Rice pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Sean Burke pitched to one batter and got him out and Bobby Parnell pitched an inning, saving his fifth game of the season. Parnell pitched a perfect inning.
Jordany Valdespin drew a walk, Daniel Murphy had a hit and an RBI and Wright had three hits and an RBI. Ike Davis had a hit, Lucas Duda had a hit and Rick Ankiel had a hit. Harvey had a hit and an RBI, Ankiel hit a double and Wright and Murphy each hit a homerun. The Mets were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Wright had a stolen base and Tejada committed an error, Byrd had an outfield assist.
Edwin Jackson lost his sixth game of the season. He pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and three runs with a walk and four strikeouts. James Russell pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and striking out two, Kyuji Fujikawa pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.
DeJesus had a hit, Starlin Castro had two hits and Anthony Rizzo had a hit. Alfonso Soriano had a hit and an RBI, Drew Barney had a hit and Rizzo hit a double. The Cubs were 2-3 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Soriano and Rizzo each committed an error.
In the first Wright hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Soriano hit a two run single in the bottom of the first to give the Cubs a 2-1 lead. In the fourth Murphy hit a solo homerun to tie the game at two and in the seventh Harvey hit an RBI single to make it a 3-2 game and that would be the final score.
The Mets record improved to 16-23 and the Cubs record fell to 17-24. The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Saturday afternoon.
W.B. Mason Post Game Extra for Friday’s loss
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