July 2nd 2015 -- Cubs 6, Mets 1

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. 


Thomas Brennan said...

Make multiple moves now. Keep the pitching core.

John Looby said...

What moves can be made if we aren't trading any of the pitching core?

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