Jon Lester started for the Cubs. The Mets got to him in the top of the 4th when Kevin Plawecki ‘s RBI single scored Wilmer Flores to make it 3-1. deGrom escaped out of a brutal 4th inning with only one run scoring, that in the form of a RBI single Addison Russell and it was 4-1 Chicago.
In the 6th the Mets bats made some noise as Lucas Duda (3) and Flores (4) hit back to back jacks off Lester to pull to 4-3.
Lester went 6 innings allowing 5 hits 3 runs (all earned) walking 4 and struck out 6. The Cub bullpen came through with 3 scoreless innings after that. Hector Rondon pitched the 9th for this 7th save. deGrom went 5 innings allowing 5 hits 4 runs (all earned) he walked 4 and struck out 5. He takes the loss falling to 3-4, his ERA rises to 3.46. Lester gets the win he improves to 3-2.
The Mets managed only 6 hits on the night. Duda led the way with a pair. The Mets drop the first game of this 4 game set. They now stand at 20-12 on the year and are 7-9 on the road. Tuesday night is game two of the set. It’s the ML debut of Noah Syndergaard (0-0 0.00) for the Mets. Jake Arrieta (3-3 3.41) goes for the Cubbies.