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Final Score: Cubs 3, Mets 1 - Wake, Bake, (Forgot to) Rake

The Mets bats were ice cold on a chilly night in Chicago

MLB: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets dropped a frigid game to the Cubs at Wrigley Field, 3-1. Despite facing an underperforming Cubs team, the Mets’ bats could not get hot tonight, and a short and wild outing from Taijuan Walker put the Mets in a hole from which they couldn’t climb out.

The Cubs got on the board early due to a throwing error from J.D. Davis in the third inning. Walker totally lost the strikezone in the top of the fourth inning, walking three and getting pulled from the game after four and two-thirds innings. He, and eventually manager Luis Rojas, would both get tossed from the game for arguing balls and strikes.

J.D. Davis was also the source of the Mets’ only offense, blasting a home run off of Cubs’ starter Jake Arrieta in the fifth inning.

Despite solid bullpen work for the Mets, and with the bases loaded with one out in the ninth, the offense just couldn’t wake up.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

  1. MetsFan4Decades: 109
  2. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 65
  3. AnneInFlushing: 30
  4. Must End The Suffering: 29
  5. LouMonte7: 28
  6. stickguy: 28
  7. teamdelibird: 23
  8. deegie: 18
  9. doctor prancer: 15
  10. JohnInSouthJersey: 14