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For the second straight night, the Mets got great pitching but zero runs. Wednesday was even worse than Tuesday, though, because the Mets were held scoreless for 11 innings. Chicago's Starlin Castro finally broke through in the top of the 11th with an RBI infield single, and the Cubs won, 2-0.
Not even the return of Daniel Murphy could coax a run out of the Mets, although the third baseman did go 2-for-5 with a double.
Hopefully the Mets won't have to wait for the return of David Wright to score a run, but at least the captain is finally starting to feel better.
Terry Collins said he would shake up the lineup for Thursday's matinee.
Michael Cuddyer is going to stay off the disabled list for now. The outfielder was diagnosed with a sore left knee and is day-to-day after suffering the injury during Tuesday's game.
Lost in all the "LOLMets" nonsense is the fact that the infamous Bobby Bonilla buyout helped New York win the 2000 pennant.
Around the National League East
Meanwhile, Jose Fernandez gave a much-needed buzz to a fan who had not cut his hair since the hurler underwent Tommy John surgery last year.
Aaron Harang gave up three hits to opposing pitcher Kyle Lohse during Philadelphia's 9-5 loss to Milwaukee.
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Cleveland right-hander Carlos Carrasco was one out away from a no-hitter in Tampa Bay.
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Matt Varvaro takes a look at how Curtis Granderson has improved his offense this year.
This date in Mets history
In 1969, the Mets cranked out a 6-4 extra-inning victory at St. Louis.