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Final Score: Cubs 7, Mets 1-Buddy blows it

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The offense didn’t help matters either.

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The Mets were eventually defeated by the Cubs in extras by a score of 7-1. Buddy Baumann finally gave up the game-winning hit to Albert Almora Jr. in the 14th inning, but really the offense’s pathetic performance against reliever Luke Farrell is what sealed the win for the Cubs.

Jacob deGrom was again stellar and gave up one run in seven innings. He struck out thirteen and was at his best with runners on which is what he has done on year long.

However, with a lefty on the mound, the Mets’ offense once again struggled to score runs and could not back up deGrom’s brilliant outing. Michael Conforto at least got deGrom off the hook when he tied the game 1-1 with a home run in the sixth.

The bullpen, for all its struggles was solid. They allowed baserunners but somehow kept the Cubs off the board. The real issue was the offense generating absolutely nothing against Farrell. That meant that Mickey Callaway was forced to go to Buddy Baumann in the fourteenth and was, of course, met with disastrous results. Gerson Bautista relieved him and added more fuel to the fire and it ended up just being another loss in a long line of them.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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