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Final Score: Cubs 4, Mets 1—More offensive ineptitude

The Mets dropped their second straight game to the Cubs despite an unexpectedly solid spot start from Carlos Torres.

Al Bello

The Mets lost again this afternoon to the Cubs, as the latter scored four runs against the Mets' bullpen to end a pretty miserable home stand for the boys from Flushing with a 4-1 loss. The Mets managed only four hits, and their sole run came on a Lucas Duda home run in the fifth. Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks earned his fifth win in seven games since being called up on July 10.

Considering he had no idea he was filling in for Bartolo Colon until early this morning; Carlos Torres pitched shockingly well for the Mets, as he threw five shutout innings and struck out six. The Mets' relief pitchers, on the other hand, did not perform nearly as well. Dana Eveland allowed the Cubs to tie the game in the sixth, while in the eighth, Buddy Carlyle let up a solo home run to Anthony Rizzo. Jenrry Meija then came on in the ninth and gave up his second home run in as many days, this one a two-run shot off the bat of Javier Baez.

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