Wednesday night at Citi Field the Cubs scored a pair of runs in with 2 out in the top of the 11th inning as the Mets get blanked for the 2nd straight night, this time 2-0 to the Cubs. The Mets have now gone 20 innings without scoring a run. The game was a scoreless tie until the top of the 11th. With first and third Starling Castro drove in the game’s first run on an infield hit to make it 1-0. Then with the bases loaded against Sean Gilmartin, Miguel Montero singled to right scoring Chris Coghlan to make it 2-0. On the mound for the Mets Bartolo Colon was brilliant and as with most other Met starters recently his efforts go unrewarded. Colon went 7 allowing just 3 hits, walking 1 and striking out 8. Bobby Parnell, Jeurys Familia and Hansel Robles all pitched scoreless relief. Carlos Torres yielded the 1st run in the 11th and took the loss he’s now 2-4. Jon Lester started for the Cubs and pitched 7 scoreless striking out 7. Jason Mott got the win he’s now 6-1. Justin Grimm notched his 1st ML save. The Met offense is totally inert. They managed just 7 hits on the night. Daniel Murphy led the way with a pair of hits. The Mets are shut out for the 9th time this year. With the loss the Mets fall to 40-39 overall and are now 29-13 at Citi Field. The Nats are currently losing to the Braves. Best case scenario the Mets stay 3 ½ games out of first in the NL east barring a comeback by the Nats. Thursday Afternoon at 1:10 pm it’s the finale of this three game set. Jacob deGrom (8-5 2.15) goes for the Mets, Jake Arrieta (7-5 2.94) goes for Chicago.