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Final Score: Cubs 16, Mets 4—Defense matters

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That was bad.

MLB: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets played a baseball game on Wednesday night, and in case you missed it, it was rather ugly.

It started out less ugly, as Francisco Lindor hit his first Mets home run in the top of the first, giving the Mets a quick 1-0 lead. They then helped out starter David Peterson some more with a J.D. Davis RBI double in the third, making it 2-0 Mets.

It was the bottom of the fourth inning that defined the night for many reasons. After three hitless innings, David Peterson gave up three straight hits, the last of which belonged to Anthony Rizzo in the form of an RBI single, giving the Cubs their first run of the game. Peterson then seemed to escape trouble, getting Javier Báez to ground the ball to third base. The only problem was J.D. Davis was playing third base today, and instead of turning an inning ending double play, he bobbled the ball to allow everyone to advance safely. The inning only got worse from there, with too many defensive miscues to list, and in the end, the Cubs put up a 7 spot in the bottom of the fourth, essentially putting the game out of reach for the Mets.

Pete Alonso quickly responded in the top of the fifth with a monster two-run homer, but it kept on getting uglier from there as it just wasn’t the Mets night, as they gave up 14 runs in the span of three innings.

In the bottom of the eighth, everyone’s favorite reliever Luis Guillorme came on to pitch for the Mets, and gave up two additional runs.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call:

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  1. MetsFan4Decades: 124
  2. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 92
  3. stickguy: 75
  4. AnneInFlushing: 37
  5. deegie: 32
  6. BK_Machetero3191: 29
  7. painiac: 29
  8. BlockNTackle: 27
  9. Robert Van Orden: 23
  10. doctor prancer: 20