Wednesday, June 16, 2021

New York Mets defeat the Chicago Cubs


The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs on Monday.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 5-2.  David Peterson started for the Mets and pitched very well.  Dom Smith had two hits to lead the offense. 

Peterson pitched six innings giving up a hit and no runs with two walks and three strikeouts.  He earned his second win of the season.  Trevor May pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout, Aaron Loup pitched 1 1/3 innings with two strikeouts and Edwin Diaz saved his 13th game of the season pitching a perfect inning.  He struck out the side. 

Jake Arrieta lost his seventh game of the season.  He started for the Cubs and pitched five innings giving up four hits and four runs with four walks and three strikeouts.  Tommy Nance pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with two walks and a strikeout, Rex Brothers pitched an inning with two walks and a strikeout and Trevor Megill pitched to one batter and got him out.  Dillon Maples pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Jonathan Villar drew a walk, Francisco Lindor drew a walk and Smith had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Pete Alonso drew a walk, Billy McKinney drew a walk and James McCann had a hit and an RBI.  Kevin Pillar had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Luis Guillorme drew two walks and Brandon Drury had a hit and an RBI.  Pillar hit a double, Smith hit a homerun and the Mets were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Lindor had a stolen base and Alonso was picked off.  Peterson had a pickoff. 

Anthony Rizzo had a hit and an RBI, Patrick Wisdom had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Sergio Alcantara drew a walk.  Eric Sogard had a hit, Rizzo and Wisdom each hit a homerun and the Cubs left one man on base.  Sogard was picked off, Marisnick committed an error and Contreras had a pickoff. 

In the fourth McCann hit an RBI single, Pillar hit a two-run double and it was 3-0 Mets.  In the bottom of the fifth Smith hit a solo homerun extending the lead to 4-0.  In the bottom of the sixth Drury hit an RBI single and the lead was 5-0.  In the seventh Rizzo hit a solo homerun and Wisdom hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 5-2 and that would be the final score. 

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