The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 10-2. Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and pitched well and the bullpen did a good job. Brandon Nimmo had two hits, Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera also had two hits and James Loney had three hits.
deGrom pitched five innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and seven strikeouts. He picked up his fourth win of the season. Jerry Blevins pitched an inning with a strikeout, Hansel Robles pitched an inning giving up a hit, an unearned run and a walk with two strikeouts and Seth Lugo pitched two innings giving up two hits with two strikeouts.
Jason Hammel pitched four innings giving up nine hits and ten runs with two walks and three strikeouts. He took his fifth loss of the season. Spencer Patton pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one and Trevor Cahill pitched three innings giving up three hits and a walk with two strikeouts.
Nimmo had two hits and three RBI, Neil Walker had a hit and Cespedes had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Loney had three hits and three RBI, Cabrera had two hits and three RBI and Kelly Johnson had a hit and drew a walk. Wilmer Flores drew a walk, Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and Alejandro De Aza drew a walk. Loney hit a double and a homerun, Cabrera, Nimmo and Cespedes each hit a homerun. The Mets were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. d'Arnaud had a passed ball.
Matt Szczur had a hit, Jason Heyward had a hit and Kris Bryant had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Willson Contreras had a hit, Javier Baez had a hit and Addison Russell had an RBI. Cahill drew a walk, Albert Almora Jr. had a hit and Contreras hit a double and Bryant hit a homerun. The Cubs were 0-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Bryant had a stolen base.
In the second Loney hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the second Cabrera hit a solo homerun to make it a 2-0 lead. In the third Loney hit a two run double to push the lead to 4-0. In the fourth Bryant hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 4-1. Nimmo hit a three run homerun and the lead was 7-1. In the fifth Cespedes hit a solo homerun making it 8-1. Cabrera hit a two run homerun and it was 10-1 still in the fifth inning. In the seventh Russell hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 10-2 and that would be the final score.
The two teams will play game three of four on Saturday night. The Mets have taken the first two games of the series.