Showing posts with label Cubs at Mets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cubs at Mets. Show all posts

Monday, March 17, 2014

Recap: 2014 Spring Training Game - Cubs (6) at Mets (3) - Mets get out-slugged in Vegas


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W: C. Rusin (2-2) L: J. Mejia (0-1) S: A. Cabrera (3)
HR: CHC - D. Murphy (1),D. Vogelbach (1),A. Alcantara (1)  NYM - Z. Lutz (3),A. Brown (2)


Recap:

Arismendy Alcantara went 3-for-3 with a solo home run to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 6-3 win over the New York Mets in Cactus League action.

Donnie Murphy and Dan Vogelbach each added a solo home run and Ryan Sweeney picked up an RBI single. Chris Rusin gave up one hit and struck out two through four innings for the Cubs.

Zach Lutz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and Andrew Brown added a two-run homer for the Mets. Jenrry Mejia threw 2 1/3 innings while giving up three runs on four hits.

Prospect Rafael Montero got 2.2 innings, gave up 4 hits, 2 runs while striking out 1

The valuable Carlos Torres went three innings , giving up 3 hits , 1 run, while striking out 5...

Miguel Socolovich went one inning scoreless...


Box Score:

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Today's Starting Lineups - Spring Training Game 19 - Cubs at Mets (SS) - Vegas (4:05PM Start)


Today's Starting Lineups - Spring Training Game 19 - Cubs at Mets (SS) - Vegas (4:05PM Start)

Cubs

  1. Darwin Barney, ss
  2. Ryan Kalish, rf
  3. Ryan Sweeney, dh
  4. Donnie Murphy, 2b
  5. George Kottaras, c
  6. Kris Bryant, 3b
  7. Chris Coghlan, lf
  8. Daniel Vogelbach, 1b
  9. Matthew Szczur, cf
Chris Rusin, lhp

Mets

  1. Eric Young Jr., dh
  2. Juan Lagares, cf
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Curtis Granderson, rf
  5. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, lf
  7. Zach Lutz, 1b
  8. Wilmer Flores, ss
  9. Anthony Seratelli, 2b
Jenrry Mejia, rhp

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 64 - Cubs (3) at Mets (4) - Byrd sets the tone, Nieuwenhuis' walk-off 3-run HR the difference


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W: B. Parnell (5-3) L: C. Marmol (2-4)
HR: CHC - None   NYM - M. Byrd (11),K. Nieuwenhuis (1)

Recap:

Kirk Nieuwenhuis smacked the game-winning three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to help the New York Mets steal a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the finale of a three-game set at Citi Field.

The Cubs dominated most of the contest thanks to a superb outing from starter Matt Garza. However, holding a 3-0 advantage heading into the bottom half of the final frame, the Cubs sent Carlos Marmol (2-4) to the hill and stuck with the righty even after allowing Marlon Byrd to open the action with a solo shot and issuing a walk to Lucas Duda.

John Buck's single moved Duda to second before Omar Quintanilla's sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third. That's when Nieuwenhuis cranked Marmol's fastball offering over the right-field wall for the difference maker.

Bobby Parnell (5-3) picked up the unlikely win after tossing a 1-2-3 top of the ninth for the Mets, who had lost three straight and six of seven coming in.

Alfonso Soriano drove in one run for the Cubs, who scored two runs in the fifth off two errors on the same play. Garza allowed a mere three hits over seven scoreless frames to go along with five strikeouts.

Chicago, which was looking for its first sweep versus the Mets since 2004, had a three-game winning streak come to an end.

Mets starter Jeremy Hefner lasted five innings and allowed three runs -- one earned -- on six hits, but New York failed to muster any type of offense for him.

The Cubs jumped on Hefner early in the first, as Luis Valbuena and Starlin Castro opened up the game with consecutive singles. After Nate Schierholtz grounded into a fielder's choice, advancing Valbuena to third, Soriano came through with a single to left to make it 1-0.

Chicago added two more runs in the fifth thanks to Castro and Schierholtz reaching with two outs on a single and a walk, respectively. The Mets then handed the visitors the runs. Soriano hit a slow chopper to third, David Wright overshot first base, and Daniel Murphy, who collected Wright's miscue, fired home past Buck for another error, allowing both runs to cross home for a 3-0 Cubs lead.

Game Notes

New York improved to 14-23 at home this season ... The Mets had lost 11 of Hefner's 12 starts this season coming in ... The last time New York trailed by three or more runs in the ninth inning and found victory came on Sept. 22, 2011 versus St. Louis ... It was Marmol's third blown save of the season.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 64


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 64:

  1. Jordany Valdespin, 2B
  2. Daniel Murphy, 1B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Marlon Byrd, RF
  5. Lucas Duda, LF
  6. John Buck, C
  7. Omar Quintanilla, SS
  8. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF
  9. Jeremy Hefner, P

Preview: Game 64 - Cubs at Mets - Garza vs Hefner


Chicago Cubs (28-38) at New York Mets (24-39) 1:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
M. Garza (R) 5 1-1 6.266.00-04.706/11CINL5.0991-118.17.36
J. Hefner (R) 12 1-6 4.115.10-33.096/11STLL6.0811-119.02.37

Preview:

It's been 22 years since the Chicago Cubs swept a series on the road against the New York Mets.

Matt Garza, who is coming off maybe the worst start of his career, hopes to help the Cubs accomplish the whitewash Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.

The Cubs haven't delivered a sweep to the Mets in a series since April 23-25, 2004 at Wrigley Field in a three-game set. The last time they swept the Mets in Flushing was Aug. 2-5, 1991 in a four-game set at Shea Stadium.

Garza will make his sixth start of the season today. On Tuesday, the right- hander gave up a career-high nine earned runs in a 12-2 loss to Cincinnati. This will be his second time facing the Mets.

Jeremy Hefner pitched six innings in a 9-2 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday. Today's Mets starter yielded eight hits and six runs, but just one was earned. The Mets have lost 11 of Hefner's 12 starts this year. The righty has a 6.75 ERA in two games (1 start) against the Cubs.

The Mets have lost 10 of their last 12 contests heading into today's finale of their homestand. They'll start an 11-game road trip Monday with a rare five- game set at Atlanta.

Recap: Game 63 - Cubs (5) at Mets (2) - Cubs better than Mets, Mets Sucking it up in the National League - Drop three straight


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W: S. Feldman (6-5) L: J. Niese (3-6) S: K. Gregg (9)
HR: CHC - None   NYM - None

Recap:

Scott Feldman tossed seven solid innings and knocked in two runs, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets, 5-2, in the second test of a three-game series.

Feldman (6-5) allowed one run on two hits while striking out six for the Cubs, who have won three in a row.

"The guys behind me played some great defense," Feldman said. "It seemed like they were running down balls all over the outfield today for me which is pretty helpful."

Starlin Castro also drove in two runs for Chicago, which placed outfielder David DeJesus on the 15-day disabled list prior to the game. Cody Ransom drove in the other run.

Jordany Valdespin and David Wright each knocked in a run for the Mets, who have dropped three straight.

New York starter Jonathon Niese (3-6) gave up two runs on six hits while walking four over 5 2/3 frames. The left-hander has just one victory in his last 10 starts.

"I just have to stay positive...can't be afraid to fail," Niese said of his struggles. "I think that's the biggest thing. If you're afraid to fail, you're going to fail."

The Cubs scored a pair of runs in the fourth to break a 0-0 tie. Anthony Rizzo and Scott Hairston walked to start the inning, and the runners moved up a base on Ryan Sweeney's groundout before scoring on Feldman's single up the middle.

Chicago loaded the bases later in the frame, but Castro struck out swinging.

The Mets got one run back in the bottom half of the frame. Daniel Murphy doubled to left and raced home on Wright's double to right.

However, Feldman retired the final 12 batters he faced to keep the Cubs ahead.

Chicago tacked on three more runs in the eighth off Scott Rice and Brandon Lyon. Welington Castillo singled and pinch-hitter Nate Schierholtz walked. Lyon took over on the mound and gave up a single to Darwin Barney to load the bases, and Ransom walked to force in a run before Castro hit a two-run double to left.

The Mets responded with one run in the bottom half, when Cubs reliever Carlos Villanueva gave up an RBI single to Valdespin. New York, though, stranded runners on second and third.

Kevin Gregg tossed a scoreless ninth for his ninth save of the season.

Game Notes

Niese fell to 2-4 lifetime against the Cubs ... Chicago activated pitcher Shawn Camp off the 15-day disabled list to take DeJesus' roster spot ... The Cubs went 3-for-18 with runners in scoring position and stranded 16 ... New York selected the contract of pitcher Carlos Torres from Triple-A Las Vegas, optioned pitcher Greg Burke to Las Vegas and designated pitcher Collin McHugh for assignment.

Box Score:

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 63


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 63:

  1. Jordany Valdespin, 2B
  2. Daniel Murphy, 1B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Marlon Byrd, RF
  5. Lucas Duda, LF
  6. Justin Turner, SS
  7. Anthony Recker, C
  8. Juan Lagares, CF
  9. Jonathon Niese, LHP

Preview: Game 63 - Cubs at Mets - Feldman vs Niese


Chicago Cubs (27-38) at New York Mets (24-38) 1:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
S. Feldman (R) 12 5-5 3.225.21-34.016/10CINL6.0751-118.04.50
J. Niese (L) 12 3-5 4.245.21-33.156/9MIAND6.2820-119.21.37

Preview:

The Chicago Cubs head to the middle portion of their three- game series against the New York Mets without a key part to their lineup.

David DeJesus left Friday's 6-3 win with a right shoulder strain. In the bottom of the third, he went after a triple by Juan Lagares but the ball dropped out of his glove and his shoulder collided hard against the center field wall.

DeJesus writhed in pain as he was checked by team trainers but was able to leave the game under his own power. He was replaced by Ryan Sweeney.

"He had a huge hit for us then made a gutsy play out there," said Chicago manager Dale Sveum about DeJesus. "He paid for it in the end and almost made a huge catch. Hopefully it's nothing major and he'll only be out a couple weeks."

DeJesus, who is expected to go on the disabled list, is hitting .260 with six homers and 21 RBI in 59 contests this season.

Scott Feldman will try to hold the Mets in check this afternoon. Feldman gave up a season high-tying five earned runs in his last start Monday against the Reds in a loss. He's 1-1 with a 4.63 ERA in two starts when facing the Mets.

Recap: Game 62 - Cubs (6) at Mets (3) - Cubs strike for 4 runs in 2nd inning and never look back


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W: E. Jackson (3-8) L: S. Marcum (0-8) S: K. Gregg (8)
HR: CHC - N. Schierholtz (9)   NYM - None

Recap:

Edwin Jackson pitched six innings of one-run baseball and the Chicago Cubs defeated the New York
Mets, 6-3, in the opener of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Jackson (3-8) gave up five hits and three walks while striking out seven. He earned consecutive wins for the first time since Aug. 30-Sept. 4, 2012. Kevin Gregg pitched a flawless ninth to notch his eighth save.

David DeJesus delivered a three-run triple, but left the game in the bottom of the third with a strained right shoulder. He went after a ball by Juan Lagares but the ball dropped out of his glove and his shoulder collided hard against the center field wall. He writhed in pain as he was checked by team trainers but was able to leave the field under his own power. He is expected to go on the disabled list.

"He had a huge hit for us then made a gutsy play out there," said Chicago manager Dale Sveum about DeJesus. "He paid for it in the end and almost made a huge catch. Hopefully it's nothing major and he'll only be out a couple weeks."

Nate Schierholtz had a solo home run while Luis Valbuena and Darwin Barney contributed an RBI apiece for the Cubs.

Daniel Murphy drove in two runs and Lucas Duda had an RBI for the Mets, who have lost nine of their last 11 games.

Shaun Marcum (0-8), who tossed eight innings of relief on Saturday against the Marlins, got the start for the Mets. He pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing all six runs on seven hits and a walk. He is the first Mets pitcher to start a season 0-8 since John Franco in 1998.

"I think Shaun is a professional," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "He knows you got to go and get the job done. He's pitched very well but he was off to a very bad start. You make a couple of bad pitches and it's going to hurt you."

Marcum gave up a home run to Schierholtz with two outs in the first.

An inning later, Marcum allowed four more runs. Anthony Rizzo and Dioner Navarro connected on back-to-back singles and Valbuena drew a walk to load the bases. Barney then singled to center, scoring Rizzo.

After Jackson struck out, DeJesus knocked a pitch that went over Lagares' head and off the center field wall, bringing all the runners home.

Following DeJesus' injury in the third, Marcum and Jordany Valdespin popped out, but Murphy's single to center plated Lagares.

The Cubs added one run in the sixth when Valbuena delivered a two-out RBI double that scored Rizzo.

In the seventh, Collin Cowgill hit a leadoff double to center, advanced to third on a wild pitch by James Russell and scored on Murphy's base hit.

After a single by David Wright, Duda smacked an RBI single. On the same play, Wright tried going from first to third, but a great throw by Alfonso Soriano beat him to the bag. Marlon Byrd struck out to end the inning.

Game Notes

Wright went 3-for-3 with a walk... Barney has played 51 errorless games at second base to start the season and is on a 54-game errorless streak dating back to Sept. 30, 2012 ... Rizzo went 3-for-4 and scored twice ... The Cubs will play 15 of their next 18 games on the road.

Box Score:

Friday, June 14, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 62


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 62:

  1. Jordany Valdespin, 2b
  2. Daniel Murphy, 1b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Lucas Duda, lf
  5. Marlon Byrd, rf
  6. John Buck, c
  7. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  8. Juan Lagares, cf
  9. Shaun Marcum, rhp

Preview: Game 62 - Cubs at Mets - Jackson vs Marcum


Chicago Cubs (26-38) at New York Mets (24-37) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
E. Jackson (R) 12 2-8 5.765.21-34.266/9PITW7.0411-215.25.74
S. Marcum (R) 7 0-7 4.965.20-44.855/31@MIAL6.2740-221.22.91

Preview:

A lack of run support led to young ace Matt Harvey losing his first game of the season for the New York Mets, a scenario Shaun Marcum knows all too well.

Marcum hopes to pick up his first victory of the season on Friday night as the Mets begin a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs.

The right-hander is 0-7 with a 4.96 earned run average in nine outings this season, including seven starts. He made his second relief appearance of the campaign on Saturday and put forth a gutsy effort that should have yielded a win. Instead, Marcum was the losing pitcher in a 2-1 setback as he gave up the winning run on a two-out single in the 20th inning.

Marcum hurled a season-high eight innings of relief, and was the seventh Mets pitcher used after Harvey allowed one run over seven innings in the start. Marcum ended with a game-high 105 pitches and gave up three of his five hits allowed in the 20th frame.

"He was unbelievable, he gave us everything he had," said Mets manager Terry Collins.

While the 31-year-old is still winless in 2013, he has never before lost to the Cubs. Marcum owns a 4-0 lifetime mark against the club with a 2.90 ERA in five starts.

Harvey's no-decision last weekend kept his perfect record intact, but he finally fell from the ranks of the unbeaten with Thursday's 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Harvey allowed just one run over seven innings before falling to 5-1 and having his franchise-record streak of 13 unbeaten starts to begin the season halted.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Recap: Game 86 - Cubs at Mets - Mets go into the break with a loss, 7-0


Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: R. Dempster (4-3) L: J. Niese (7-4)
HR: CHC - S. Castro (7)   NYM - None


Recap:
A four-run first inning was all the support Ryan Dempster needed in his return from the disabled list, as the Cubs blanked the Mets, 7-0, on Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Dempster (4-3), who landed on the DL June 18, gave up four hits and didn't issue a walk over five frames, extending his scoreless inning streak to 27 in the process. He has now won four straight games since snapping an 18-start winless streak on June 5.

"Any time I get up to hit, or close to hitting, in the first inning I like my chances," said Dempster. "The guys came out swinging the bats great and made every play on defense."

Geovany Soto singled home a pair during the first-inning burst and Starlin Castro added a three-run homer in the seventh for the Cubs, who head into the All-Star break having won nine of their last 13 games.

Jon Niese (7-4) took the loss, allowing all seven runs on nine hits over seven innings.

Despite the setback, the Mets have still won seven of 11 heading into the break.

"We are in the hunt," said New York manager Terry Collins. "We have to start next week realizing that we are in a fight and we have to get ready."

It was right lat tightness, not ineffectiveness, that sidelined Dempster earlier this June. His 27 consecutive scoreless frames are the longest by a Cubs starter since Ken Holtzman's 27-inning stretch in 1971.

Dempster worked around Scott Hairston's one-out triple in the second and retired nine straight batters after Niese and Ruben Tejada singled to start the third.

Paul Maholm, Manuel Corpas, James Russell and Shawn Camp each tossed an inning of relief, limiting the Mets to four combined hits and no walks over that span to complete the shutout.

Niese settled after a shaky first, which began with consecutive singles by Reed Johnson and Castro and later featured an RBI base hit by Alfonso Soriano and a run-scoring double by Jeff Baker.

After Soto's two-run single capped the frame, Niese didn't allow a runner to advance past first base until Luis Valbuena and Johnson reached ahead of Castro's seventh-inning homer to left-center.

Game Notes

Holtzman also had a run of 33 scoreless innings in 1969 -- the longest streak by a Cubs starter...To make room for Dempster on the roster, the Cubs optioned pitcher Chris Volstad to Triple-A Iowa...Mets All-Star David Wright went 1- for-4, extending his home hitting streak to 16 games.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 86


Valdespin in center
Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 86:
  1. Ruben Tejada-SS
  2. Daniel Murphy-2B
  3. David Wright-3B
  4. Ike Davis-1B
  5. Lucas Duda-RF
  6. Scott Hairston-LF
  7. Jordany Valdespin-CF
  8. Josh Thole-C
  9. Jon Niese-LHP

Preview: Game 86 - Cubs at Mets - Niese Looks to End the First Half on a High Note


Chicago Cubs (32-52) at New York Mets (46-39) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
R. Dempster (R) 12 3-3 2.116.02-11.066/15BOSW7.0503-022.00.00
J. Niese (L) 16 7-3 3.355.24-13.337/3PHIW8.0313-021.11.69

Preview:
Right-hander Ryan Dempster makes his first appearance since a stint on the disabled list today, when the Chicago Cubs close out a three- game series with the New York Mets at Citi Field.

A 35-year-old Canadian, Dempster had won three straight starts to even his record at 3-3 when he was placed on the 15-day DL three days after defeating the Boston Red Sox, 3-0, on June 15.

He was diagnosed with tightness in his right lat muscle.

Against Boston, Dempster tossed seven innings of five-hit ball with three strikeouts, making it three consecutive starts of shutout ball.

In 22 combined innings against Milwaukee, Minnesota and the Red Sox, he's allowed 12 hits with three walks and 12 strikeouts and lowered his season's earned run average from 2.90 to 2.11.

Dempster has met the Mets 25 times in his career as a starter and reliever and is 10-5 against them a save and a 5.30 earned run average in 105 1/3 innings.

On Saturday, New York evened up the series when starter Dillon Gee had a much easier time against the Cubs than he had 12 days earlier, giving up just one run in eight innings to lead the Mets to a 3-1 win.

Gee (6-7) battled to make pitches against the Cubs last week, lasting just five innings in a 5-3 loss. But he breezed through the first four innings Saturday and had little trouble after that, allowing seven hits and striking out four with no walks to snap a two-start losing streak.

Happy Recap: Game 85 - Cubs at Mets - Davis, Valdespin Homer in Mets Win


Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: D. Gee (6-7) L: J. Samardzija (6-8)
S: B. Parnell (2)

HR: CHC - None   NYM - J. Valdespin (4),I. Davis (12)

Recap:
Dillon Gee had a much easier time against the Cubs than he did 12 days earlier, giving up just one run in eight innings on Saturday to lead the Mets to a 3-1 win.

Gee (6-7) battled to make pitches against the Cubs last week, lasting just five innings in a 5-3 loss. But he breezed through the first four innings of this one and had little trouble after that, allowing seven hits and striking out four with no walks to snap a two-start losing streak.

Valdespin Connects
It was only his second win in his last eight outings. Ike Davis hit a two-run homer and Jordany Valdespin had a solo shot to back his start. Bobby Parnell escaped a leadoff double by Anthony Rizzo in the ninth for his second save.

The Cubs won the opener of the three-game series 8-7 on Friday, escaping a three-run Mets rally in the ninth inning, but they had little success against Gee on Saturday.

Starter Jeff Samardzija (6-8) took the loss, allowing three runs in seven innings. The righty, who beat the Braves his last time out to snap a four- start losing streak, gave up seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

The Mets improved to 7-3 in their last 10. They also beat Samardzija on June 27, getting nine runs off him in 4 1/3 innings in a 17-1 win.

"I didn't think I pitched bad early," said Samardzija. "It's just those two homers. Those pitches over the plate will get you."

Gee faced the minimum through four innings. Starlin Castro singled in the first but was caught stealing and Samardzija bunted into a double play in the third after a Luis Valbuena single.

The Mets righty considered his early success a bonus considering the first few innings are when he's usually trying to figure things out.

"If I go out there and can put up zeroes," he said, "it allows me to find it."

Meanwhile, the Mets built a 3-0 lead on the homers by Valdespin and Davis.

Valdespin hit a one-out blast in the second inning, his fourth of the season, and Davis knocked his 12th off the upper deck with two outs in the third to make it 3-0, scoring Ruben Tejada after a leadoff single.

Valbuena doubled to start the sixth inning and came around on a David DeJesus single for Chicago's only run.

Rizzo was stranded at second base in the ninth inning. Tejada made an over- the-shoulder catch on Bryan LaHair's pop-up for the second out, tracking the ball to shallow left-center field, and Parnell struck out Steve Clevenger to end the game.

Game Notes

The Cubs are 3-2 in the season series. Sunday is their last meeting of the year...The Mets are 3-2 on a six-game homestand and the Cubs are 3-3 on a seven-game road trip.

Box Score:

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 85


Valdespin playing LF, Batting 6th
Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 85
  1. Ruben Tejada-SS
  2. Daniel Murphy-2B
  3. David Wright-3B
  4. Ike Davis-1B
  5. Lucas Duda-RF
  6. Jordany Valdespin-LF
  7. Josh Thole-C
  8. Kirk Nieuwenhuis-CF
  9. Dillon Gee-RHP

Preview: Game 85 - Cubs at Mets - Mets look to slow down Hot Cubs


Chicago Cubs (32-51)  at New York Mets (45-39) 4:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
J. Samardzija (R) 16 6-7 4.775.13-45.637/2@ATLW7.0411-216.18.27
D. Gee (R) 16 5-7 4.346.02-44.557/1@LADL6.0521-218.13.93

Preview:
Anthony Rizzo is one of the reasons behind the Chicago Cubs' recent surge. Reed Johnson is starting to provide another.

Rizzo and Johnson look to help the Cubs to their ninth win in 12 games Saturday against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Rizzo has been as good or possibly better than advertised since he was recalled from Triple-A Iowa last week. The 22-year-old first baseman is hitting .375 with four homers and nine RBIs while reaching base safely in all 10 games, helping the Cubs (32-51) to seven wins.

He's faced New York (45-39) three times and is 7 for 13 with two doubles, a homer and three RBIs in those matchups.

"For 10 games, he's been pretty good," manager Dale Sveum said. "To sit on pitches like he does, and have an educated guess like he does is impressive."

Rizzo turned in his best performance yet on Friday, collecting a career-best four hits with a homer and three RBIs in an 8-7 win over the Mets, Chicago's fifth in six meetings dating to last season.

Johnson was also a key contributor Friday, hitting a leadoff homer while matching his career high with four hits. The center fielder was 4 for 17 over his previous nine games before pacing Chicago to a season-high 18 hits in the opener.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Preview: Game 84 - Cubs at Mets - Santana opens up against Cubs


Chicago Cubs (31-51) at New York Mets (45-38) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
T. Wood (L) 9 3-3 3.055.21-22.667/1HOUW7.2303-020.20.44
J. Santana (L) 16 6-4 2.766.14-11.166/30@LADW8.0302-120.00.90

Preview:
Lefty Travis Wood can get above .500 for the first time this season and add to a three-start win streak tonight when the Chicago Cubs visit Citi Field for the first of three weekend games with the host New York Mets.

Wood, in his first season with the Cubs after 39 appearances in two years with the Cincinnati Reds, began the year with losses in his first three decisions before breaking out with a 2-1 defeat of the crosstown Chicago White Sox in an interleague game on June 19.

He's since followed the triumph with a pair more, downing the Mets and the Houston Astros while combining for 14 2/3 scoreless innings of eight-hit ball with a single walk and 10 strikeouts.

Overall, in the three wins, the 25-year-old Arkansas native has surrendered 12 hits and a run, with five walks and 15 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings.

Previously, he'd allowed 29 hits and 18 runs in 35 1/3 innings while going 0-3 with three no-decisions in six games.

Wood is 1-2 in four road starts with a 2.66 earned run average.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Recap: Game 146 - Cubs at Mets - Mets Fall apart


Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

Chi. Cubs (64-82) «1020100000610142
N.Y. Mets (71-75)100002010026141

W: R. Ortiz (1-2) L: J. Stinson (0-1)
HR: CHC - None   NYM - J. Pridie (4)




Carlos Pena knocked in the go-ahead run and the Chicago Cubs scored five more times in the 11th inning to upend the New York Mets, 10-6.

Pena and Darwin Barney each had three hits and two RBI, Tyler Colvin drove in three and Bryan LaHair scored four runs for the Cubs, who have won five of their last seven.

The Mets stranded 15 runners, including three apiece in the ninth and 10th innings to fall for the fourth time in five games.

Chicago also had trouble with runners on, leaving 12, but came through against Josh Stinson in the 11th.

Marlon Byrd worked a leadoff walk and moved to third on LaHair's base hit. Pena then singled through a shifted infield to bring in Byrd, and Stinson (0-1) was mercifully pulled after walking Colvin.

Alfonso Soriano greeted Ryota Igarashi with a pinch-hit, two-run double, and Barney found the gap in left to bring in two more.

Geovany Soto added a sacrifice fly to cap the six-run rally, and Jason Pridie's two-run homer off John Grabow in the bottom half did not change the outcome.

Ramon Ortiz (1-2) recorded the final two outs in the 10th to earn the win.

The rubber match of the three-game series was preempted by a remembrance ceremony for those lost in the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. Members of the New York City Police Department, New York City Fire Department, and many other first responders participated in the event, during which a 300-foot by 100-foot American flag was unfurled.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Game 146 - Cubs at Mets


Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 146 - 9/11 Ceremonies: 
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Tejada-2B
  3. Duda-RF
  4. Wright-3B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Evans-1B
  8. Paulino-C
  9. Batista-RHP
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