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Mets drop another game to Cubs

Aside from a Francisco Álvarez home run, the Mets played lifeless baseball and dropped a series to the sub-.500 Cubs.

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As was the case last night, the Mets played a relatively lifeless game and lost to the Cubs by a 4-2 score.

Believe it or not, the Mets jumped out to a lead in the game, a rare occurrence for them to this point in the season. Francisco Álvarez beat the strong wind at Wrigley Field with a two-run home run in the top of the third to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. But they didn’t score again in the game.

Kodai Senga wasn’t sharp in his start, as he racked up a high pitch count and eventually gave up three of the Cubs’ four runs. All of those runs scored in the bottom of the third, turning the Mets’ two-run lead into a two-run deficit.

Drew Smith gave up a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth, not that it really mattered in the end.

With that, the Mets have already lost the series to the sub-.500 Cubs, and they’re sitting right back at .500 themselves as the head into the series finale tomorrow night trying to avoid a sweep with the struggling Carlos Carrasco on the mound.

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What’s WPA?

Big Mets winner: Nobody
Big Mets loser: Brandon Nimmo, -19.4% WPA
Mets pitchers: -15.9% WPA
Mets hitters: -34.1% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Francisco Álvarez hits a two-run home run, +19.8% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Francisco Álvarez grounds into a double play in the eighth, -17.6% WPA