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Jeremy Hefner struggled in the fourth inning, as Cubs' pitcher Scott Feldman got the Mets' righty for a two-run double, as Chicago beat our heroes by a score of 8-2. The Mets' offense, meanwhile, had a few early chances but was mostly quiet until Rick Ankiel hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning. Despite the poor start, the Mets don't plan on skipping Hefner's spot in the rotation or even dumping him from it completely.
The Mets look to take the rubber game of their series at Wrigley Field, as they'll send Dillon Gee to the hill against lefty Travis Wood. Game time is at 2:20 PM and you can catch the action on WPIX.
Ike Davis' struggles continued, as the first baseman went 0-4, dropping his season line to a woeful .156/.238/.259. Sandy Alderson says that a demotion of Davis to Triple-A isn't imminent. If they were to demote him, however, they could take a look at recently DFA'd A's first baseman Daric Barton.
Matt Harvey's already sterling ERA may drop even further without him throwing a pitch – the Mets are appealing the second run charged against Harvey in Friday's game.
Yesterday At AA
This Date In Mets History celebrates Nelson Figueroa's birthday.
Around the NL East
Miami was shut out by the Grissionbacks 1-0.
The Braves beat the Dodgers 3-1, thanks to back to back home runs from Evan Gattis and Andrelton Simmons. Unfortunately, their bullpen took another major hit as lefty Eric O'Flaherty looks to be done for the year with a torn UCL.
Around the Majors
J.A. Happ, out since getting hit in the head with a line drive a few weeks back, is having his rehab held up by a knee injury that he suffered falling to the ground on that same play.
Infielder Chris Nelson was claimed off waivers from the Yankees by the Angels, while the Yankees acquired 27-year old former top prospect Reid Brignac from the Rockies. In regards to why Ben Francisco is still on the roster, Brian Cashman seems like he's a bigger troll than Justin Turner.
Grant Brisbee looks at organizational positional droughts at first base.