We are just about half way through the season and Jake Arrieta is seeking lucky number 13 against Bartolo Colon as the Cubs are looking to split the series. Jake would not start off the he would like walking rookie Brandon Nimmo. Neil Walker would step in the box and launch his 15th home run of the season putting the Mets up by 2 after the 1st. Yoenis Cespedes would double but Jake gets out of the inning. Jake bounces back striking out the first batter in the second and retiring all 3 batters.
The Cubs would get the best of Colon in the top of the 4th, with a lead off single by Kris Bryant who makes it home to tie the game at 2 with Anthony Rizzo’s 20th home run of the season.
Jake would run into trouble again in the 4th, giving up a lead off single to to Asdrubal Cabrera then walks De Aza. Two men on, one out for Travis d’Arnaud who sends a shallow pop up to kid center that gets passed Baez and drops in between all fielders to score Cabrera and De Aza.
He would get the first batter in the top of the 6th out but gives up back to back singles to Alejandro De Aza and Travis d’Arnaud. That would be enough for Maddon as he brings Travis Wood in to finish the inning for Arrieta.
Erik Goeddel would enter the game in the 7th and gets the first 2 batters out but gives up a solo home run to Bem Zobrist to bring the Cubs with in 1.
After the 7th, both bullpens would stop each team from adding any more runs, even worse for the Cubs, no runs. Jeurys Familia would grab his 28th save of the season, moving the Mets closer to sweeping the Cubs, just like last years post season.
Go Cubs Go!
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