For the second night in a row, the Mets lost a one-run game game to the lowly Cubs. Our heroes scored three runs in the first inning but managed just one more over the final eight, squandering prime opportunities with runners on base. On the plus side, Ruben Tejada mashed another home run, his second in less than a week. I agree with Eric:
Ruben Tejada might be on steroids, in which case he should share with the rest of the Mets.— Eric Simon (@AmazinAvenue) June 5, 2014
Mets starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka struggled. He lasted just 4.1 innings, allowing four runs on four hits, striking out two and walking five. Dice-K was charged with two runs in the decisive fifth inning, during which the Cubs scored three runs to take a 5-4 lead. Dana Eveland relieved Dice-K and allowed three of the four batters he faced to reach base. Jeurys Familia then entered with the bases loaded and two outs and uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Anthony Rizzo to score the decisive run.
The Mets went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and twice left the bases loaded. Lucas Duda hit a two-run double in the first inning and also drew a walk. Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with a double.
This nine-inning game lasted three hours, 40 minutes and featured 15 walks. It wasn't very fun to watch.
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