The Cubs are looking to avoid the regular season sweep in what many are calling the “rematch.” Jon Lester takes to the mound against Noah Syndergaard. Lester is looking to get his 10th win of the season. The game would seem to start off in the Cubs direction in the first inning, starting with Jason Heyward’s double to left and scores on Anthony Rizzo’s line drive to right. The Mets would tie it up in the bottom half with Curtis Granderson’s 14h home run of the season.
Baez would start the second inning with a single but gets picked off, then David Ross and Jon Lester would strike out to end the inning. Wilmer Flores would start the bottom half off with a solo home run to Center. Loney would strike out for the first out. Matt Reynolds would belt a double to right and score on Rene Rivera’s 3rd home run of the season. Syndergaard would reach on a walk. Juan Lagares would double. With only one out, Curtis Granderson’s would send a line drive to center scoring Noah. Then Yoenis Cespedes would drive in Lagares with a single to right. Lester them gives up back to back singles to Neil Walker and Flores driving in two more runs. This prompts Maddon to pull Lester for his shortest outing of his career 1 & 1/3 innings putting him in position for the loss. Spencer Patton would enter the game and get out of the second inning. After 2, it’s Mets 8, Cubs 1.
Patton would make it through the 5th, adding a run in the 4th and 2 more in the 5th to make it 11-1, Mets. Joel Peralta would take the 6th and the 7th adding 2 more runs in the 7th by hitting Brandon Nimmo who scores on Kelly Johnson’s home run. Mets 13 to 1. Maddon would go with one of his interesting moves, I can only assume to preserve the bullpen by bringing in Miguel Montero to pitch the 8th. He loads the bases but only allows 1 run, giving the Mets 14 runs.
Logsn Verret would enter the game in the top of the 9th giving up a leadoff home run to Wilson Contreras. This is the start of a 13 run rally as Javier Baez would double with one out. Matt Szczur would reach on a throwing error but pitcher Montero, would flyout. Addison Russell would single to load the bases. Jason Heyward would step into the box with bases loaded and Logan Verret would throw a wild pitch that would score Baez for the 3rd run of the game in the Cubs rally, however Heyward would ground out to end the inning and the game completing the sweep for the Mets. Hopefully, they can start the 4th of July with a bang in Cincinnati!
Go Cubs Go!
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