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Monday, June 25, 2012

Recap: Game 74 - Mets at Cubs - Mets get embarrassed in Chicago, 6-1

Wrigley Field (Chicago, Ill.)

N.Y. Mets (39-35)000000001163
Chi. Cubs (25-48) «00020040x671

W: T. Wood (2-3) L: J. Santana (5-4)
HR: NYM - I. Davis (9)   CHC - J. Mather (4)

Travis Wood pitched seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs downed the New York Mets, 6-1, to open a three-game series.

Wood (2-3) gave up five hits and a walk with six strikeouts to win his second straight start for the Cubs, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Joe Mather hit a two-run home run in the win.

Johan Santana (5-4) gave up two runs on five hits with three walks and six strikeouts over six innings for the Mets, who have lost three straight.

The game stayed scoreless until the fourth inning when the Cubs went on top. With two outs, Geovany Soto kept the inning alive with a walk and Mather followed with his fourth home run of the season.

The seventh inning saw the Cubs take advantage of three New York errors. Adrian Cardenas started the inning with a pop up in front of the catcher. David Wright came in to make the play, but fumbled the catch and Cardenas made it to third. After Reed Johnson struck out, Darwin Barney followed with a short fly to right field that saw three Mets converge on the ball. Lucas Duda tried to make the catch, but it hit off his leg and Barney reached third base as Cardenas scored.

Next up was Starlin Castro, who hit a chopper to second and the ball hit off the glove of Ronny Cedeno and went into the outfield, scoring Barney. After Alfonso Soriano walked, Ramon Ramirez took the mound and gave up a run-scoring single to Jeff Baker followed by Soto's RBI groundout for a 6-0 lead.

Ike Davis broke up the shutout bid in the ninth with two outs when he clubbed his ninth homer of the year off of James Russell.

Game Notes

Chicago took four of six from New York last season...The Mets went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven on base...Wood is 1-0 in two games against the Mets...Santana fell to 3-1 in seven games against the Cubs.

Box Score:

Andres Torres CF200000010.213
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis PH-CF100000001.280
Ruben Tejada SS400000001.301
David Wright 3B401000000.358
Scott Hairston LF400000000.257
Lucas Duda RF400000001.264
Ronny Cedeno 2B402010002.263
Ike Davis 1B411100102.191
Mike Nickeas C402010001.183
Johan Santana P200000000.077
  Justin Turner PH100000000.247
  Jon Rauch P000000000.000
  Ramon Ramirez P000000000.000
  Justin Hampson P000000000.000
Reed Johnson RF501001002.279
Darwin Barney 2B510000000.264
Starlin Castro SS310100011.301
Alfonso Soriano LF312000011.273
Jeff Baker 1B402110000.250
Geovany Soto C310100011.165
Joe Mather CF311200110.244
Luis Valbuena 3B401010000.194
Travis Wood P200000002.333
  Adrian Cardenas PH110000000.189
  Shawn Camp P000000000.000
  Bryan LaHair PH100000001.285
  James Russell P000000000.000

E_D.Wright, L.Duda, R.Cedeno, L.Valbuena. LOB_NY Mets 7, Chicago Cubs 8. 2B_R.Cedeno, M.Nickeas, J.Baker, L.Valbuena. 3B_R.Johnson. HR_I.Davis (9) off J.Russell, J.Mather (4) off J.Santana. SB_A.Torres (5).

Johan Santana (L 5-4)6.0522361102-653.00
Jon Rauch0.104011022-134.34
Ramon Ramirez0.210000012-74.67
Justin Hampson1.010001016-90.00
Travis Wood (W 2-3)7.050016093-703.54
Shawn Camp1.000001013-103.20
James Russell1.011101111-92.65

IBB_off J.Santana (J.Mather).
T_2:41. A_34092.
Umpires_Home,Gerry Davis; First, Phil Cuzzi; Second, Manny Gonzalez; Third, Greg Gibson.

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