Rapid Reaction: Mets Blown Out by Cubs 17-5

The New York Mets (63-82) lost to the Chicago Cubs (79-66) by a score of 17-5 on Wednesday night at Citi Field.

Pitching:

Matt Harvey (5-4, 5.82 ERA) was on the bump in this game for the third time since coming off the disabled list. He made another poor start as he gave up seven hits, four walks, and five runs while striking out two.

Harvey left the fourth inning with the bases loaded and one out. Hansel Robles came into the tied game and gave up three runs (all charged to Harvey) before getting out of the inning.

Robles stayed on for the fifth and had a 1-2-3 inning.

Chasen Bradford pitched the sixth inning. He gave up a run while the bases were loaded on a force attempt.

Kevin McGowan gave up a run in the seventh inning.

Jacob Rhame and Jamie Callahan combined for a seven-run eighth inning.

Offense:

The Mets faced Jon Lester (10-7, 4.35 ERA) who got the start for the Cubs.

Jose Reyes hit a leadoff home run off of Lester to start the game.

After the Cubs took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first, Harvey tied the game in the top of the second with a sacrifice bunt.

By the end of the seventh, the Cubs led 10-2. The Mets got one back in the eighth from a passed ball by Rene Rivera. They then drew closer as Dominic Smith hit a two-run homer to make it a 10-5 game.

The Mets finished with 10 hits and six walks. Amed Rosario finished the night 3-for-4 with two runs scored.

On Deck:

The Mets conclude this series in Chicago on Thursday as they send Seth Lugo (6-4, 4.64 ERA) to the mound to face Mike Montgomery (5-8, 3.64 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 PM ET.

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