Thursday, July 21, 2016

The New York Mets squeak past the Chicago Cubs

The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois and the final score was 2-1.  Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and he pitched pretty well.  The Mets bullpen was good and Rene Rivera had three hits to lead the offense. 

Syndergaard pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and an unearned run.  He walked two and struck out eight.  Jerry Blevins pitched to one batter and retired him, Hansel Robles won his fourth game of the season pitching two innings giving up a hit and a strikeout and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit  and he walked two.  Familia saved his 33rd game of the season. 

Jake Arrieta started for the Cubs and he pitched seven innings giving up five hits and a run with a walk and eight strikeouts.  Pedro Strop pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Hector Rondon lost his second game of the season pitching an inning and giving up three hits and a run with a strikeout. 

Jose Reyes had a hit, Curtis Granderson had an RBI and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit.  James Loney had a hit, Neil Walker had a hit and Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit.  Michael Conforto drew a walk, Rivera had three hits and an RBI and Reyes hit a triple.  The Mets were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Rivera committed an error and Conforto had an outfield assist. 

Tommy La Stella had two hits and drew a walk, Kris Bryant had two hits and Willson Contreras had a hit and drew a walk.  Jason Heyward had a hit, Addison Russell had a hit and drew a walk and Miguel Montero drew a walk.  Arrieta had a hit, Javier Baez had a hit and Russell, Contreras and Arrieta each hit a double.  The Cubs were 2-13 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Contreras had a stolen base. 

In the third a wild pitch gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead.  Granderson hit a sac fly in the sixth to tie the game at one and in the ninth Rivera hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 2-1 lead and that would be the final score.   

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