Mets 1

Posted: June 30, 2016 by Daniel Kupres in sports

With the Cubs coming off of the sweep in Cincinnati, they hope to continue their streak starting a 4 game series against against the 2015 NL East Champions, New York Mets.  John Lackey heads to mound against Steven Matz with both men looking for their 8th win but Matz is starting 2 days late due to bone spurs.

The Cubs start it off hot with Ben Zobrist sending a ground ball to left field.  Second at the plate, Kris Bryant launches his 22cd home run deep to left center putting the Cubs up by 2.

Matz would cool the Cubs bats between the 2cd and 5th walking two and giving up 2 doubles but no additional runs until the top of the 6th leading off, Javier Baez would send one to left field for a solo home run adding to the lead.  Cuns 3, Mets 0.

John Lackey would get rolling real quick averaging a strike out per inning through five and allowing a handful of base runners.  It would be the bottom of the 6th before the Mets would strike back, when Yoenis Cespedes takes Lackey to left center for his 19 home run of the season.  John starts the 7th off getting Wilmer Flores to ground out but gives up a single to Travis d’Arnaud.  That would be enough for Joel Maddon as he brings in Joel Peralta to walk Alejandro De Aza, then gives up a single to Brandon Nimmo that scores d’Arnaud.  Maddon then brings in Pedro Strop who allows Neil Walker reach first and then moves to second on a throwing error by Baez that scores 2 more runs.  Strop ends the inning but the Cubs are down by 1.

The Cubs would not be able to produce any runs in the 8th but Trecor Cahill enters the bottom half of the inning making it a quick 1-2-3 inning.   Jeurys Familia enters the 9th for save opportunity but leads off by walking Miguel Montero.  Travis Wood enters the game as Montero’s pinch runner and advances to third on Zo’s double to right.  Kris Bryant would go down swinging.  Terry Collins would decide to intentionally walk Anthony Rizzo to get to Wilson Contreras who also goes down swinging.  Javier Baez would be the last hope for the Cubs but goes down on a pop up to first baseman James Loney to end the game.

There always tomorrow.

Go Cubs Go!

Dan the Man

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