Posted by Craig Mitchell at 4:07 PM
Thursday afternoon the Mets finally scored a run …but the Cubs scored 6. The Mets drop their 3rd straight 6-1 to Chicago. The Cubs got to Mets starter Jacob deGrom in the 2nd when Jonathon Herrera’s safety squeeze brought home Chris Coghlan and it was 1-0. The Mets scored their first run in 22 innings in the 3rd when deGrom doubled and then scored when Curtis Granderson connected with a ground-rule double to tie the game at 1. Jake Arietta pitched for the Cubs and that was all he gave up on the day. In the 5th the Cubs took a 2-1 lead when Anthony Rizzo’s RBI single scored Starling Castro. In the 6th, Herrera connected for a 2 run homer off deGrom, his 1st on the year and it was 4-1 Cubs. deGrom left after 5 1/3 allowing 7 hits 4 runs (3 earned) while walking 2 and striking out 2. The Cubs scored their last two runs in the top of the 9th off Alex Torres in the form of a 2 run homerun by Miguel Montero, his 10th to cap the scoring. deGrom takes the loss falling to 8-6. Arietta went 8 allowing 5 hits 1 run and striking out 7. He gets the win; he’s now 8-5. With the loss the Mets get swept by the Cubs. They fall to 40-40 on the year and are now 29-14 at Citi Field. The Mets are now off the west coast to spend the 4th of July weekend in Los Angeles. Noah Syndergaard (3-4 3.59) goes for the Mets, Clayton Kershaw (5-6 3.20) goes for Los Angeles.