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Final Score: Cubs 7, Mets 4—Groundhog Day

Another day, another blown lead.

MLB: Chicago Cubs at New York Mets Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time this season, the New York Mets have found themselves below .500, after their 7-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs. Much like most of the Mets’ losses these days, things were going pretty well for the first half of the game. But, Zack Wheeler started to tire and then the bullpen came in to disastrous results.

What once was a 2-0 lead at the start of the seventh inning, quickly became a 6-2 deficit by the time the top of eighth inning was over. After pitching six shutout innings, Zack Wheeler came out for the seventh and things quickly went south. A couple singles later, Wheeler was taken out and replaced with Paul Sewald. Sewald didn’t have much luck silencing the Cubs as he allowed three runs to score before the inning was over. The gap was widened by the other three runs that came in the next inning on Kyle Schwarber’s three-run home run.

On the offensive side, the Mets at least made some impact as they scored four runs in the losing effort. The first two runs were driven in by the hitting machine known as Brandon Nimmo on his home run in the third inning against Tyler Chatwood. The Mets other two runs were produced by an Adrian Gonzalez single in the eighth inning against the Cubs’ bullpen.

Unfortunately, the Mets’ late effort wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit as they lost 7-4 and brought their season record down to 27-28.

Full recap to follow.

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