Monday, August 18, 2014

The New York Mets lose a close one to the Chicago Cubs

The New York Mets were defeated by the Chicago Cubs on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 2-1 Cubs.  Rafael Montero started for the Mets and pitched well and Ruben Tejada had two of the teams four hits. 

Montero pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up five hits and a run.  He walked two and struck out six.  Josh Edgin pitched to one batter and struck him out, Carlos Torres pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a walk and striking out one and Jennry Mejia lost his sixth game of the season pitching an inning and giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout. 

Jake Arrieta pitched seven innings giving up two hits and no runs.  He walked two and struck out nine .  Pedro Strop pitched an inning giving up two hits and an unearned run with a strikeout and Hector Rendon picked up his 17th save of the season pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit and an RBI, Lucas Duda had a hit and drew a walk and Matt den Dekker drew a walk.  Tejada had two hits and the Mets were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  den Dekker had a stolen base.

Chris Coughlan had a hit, Javier Baez drew two walks and Starlin Castro had two hits and an RBI.  Luis Valbuena had a hit and an RBI, Arismendy Alcantara had a hit and Ryan Sweeney had two hits.  Ruggiano drew a walk, Castro hit a homerun and the Cubs were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Coughlan was caught stealing, Rizzo committed an error and Baker had a passed ball. 

In the fourth Valbuena hit an RBI single to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead.  Granderson hit an RBI single in the eighth to tie the game at one.  The Cubs would take a 2-1 lead in the ninth on a Castro Solo homerun.  The final score was 2-1 Cubs.  The Mets took two out of the first three in the series and will play the final game on Monday afternoon. 

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