Thursday, July 2, 2015

The New York Mets are swept by the Chicago Cubs

The New York Mets were defeated by the Chicago Cubs on Thursday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-1.  Jacob deGrom started and didn't pitch very well.  The Mets had five hits and no one had more than one hit. 

deGrom pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and four runs with three of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out two and lost his sixth game of the season.  Logan Verrett pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up two walks and striking out three, Alex Torres pitched an inning giving up a hit and tow runs with a walk. 

Jake Arrieta won his eighth game of the season pitching eight innings and giving up five hits and a run.  He walked none and struck out seven.  Travis Wood pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit and an RBI, Daniel Murphy had a hit and Wilmer Flores had a hit.  Johnny Monell had a hit, deGrom had a hit and deGrom, Granderson and Flores each hit a double.  The Mets were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Murphy was picked off and Murphy committed an error. 

Starlin Castro had two hits, Anthony Rizzo had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Miguel Montero had two hits and two RBI.  Chris Coughlan drew three walks, Mike Baxter had a hit and Chris Denorfia had a hit.  Jonathan Herrera had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk.  Herrera and Montero each hit a homerun and the Cubs were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Coghlan had a stolen base and Montero had a pickoff. 

In the second Herrera hit a sac bunt RBI to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead.  In the third the Mets tied the score on a Granderson RBI double.  The Cubs took the lead for good in the fifth.  Rizzo hit an RBI single to make it 2-1 and in the sixth Herrera hit a two run homerun to push the lead to 4-1.  In the ninth Montero hit a two run homerun to make it 6-1 and that would be the final score. 

The Mets were swept in the three game home series.  They will head to the West Coast now to begin a three game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. 

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