After taking the first two games of the series, the Mets settle for a split with the Cubs Monday afternoon, losing 4-1. Kyle Hendricks picked up the win, improving to 5-1 and Buddy Carlyle got the loss.
What You Should Know:
Carlos Torres started for the Mets, turning in a valiant 5 inning effort, giving up no runs and just 3 hits. On a day when one of the most reliable Mets starters of 2014 was scratched, Torres and the bullpen were excellent in the loss. Carlyle’s scoreless streak of 13 innings came to an end as he earns the tough luck loss on an Anthony Rizzo home run.
Once again, Jenrry Mejia was used in a non-save situation and gave up runs, surrendering a 2 run home run to Javier Baez in the 9th inning. Earlier in the game, Vic Black was able to continue his streak of stranding runners with numbers 20 and 21.
The Mets offense came on a lone home run from Lucas Duda (22) in the 4th inning. It was an absolute bomb and his first in nearly two weeks. Duda needs to get hot to cement his hold on first base heading into next season.
Kyle Hendricks stymied the Mets over 7 innings, allowing just 3 hits and the one home run to Duda.