It was the Mets who jumped out to an early lead, as Pete Alonso hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first. Having hit the wall in center field just above the orange line, the play was initially ruled a double on the field, but a video review showed that it was, indeed, a home run.
Unfortunately, the Mets’ scoring ended there, and the Cubs chipped away until they took the lead. Cody Bellinger hit a solo shot off Carrasco in the fourth, and Yan Gomes doubled in a run in the fifth to tie the game. And while the Mets’ bullpen performed pretty well overall, Drew Smith served up a solo home run to Mike Tauchman in the eighth that proved to be the difference in the game.
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Big Mets winner: Trevor Gott, +8.2% WPA
Big Mets loser: Drew Smith, -24.3% WPA
Mets pitchers: -4.2% WPA
Mets hitters: -45.8% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Pete Alonso hits a two-run home run in the first, +20.2% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Mike Tauchman hits a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth, -29.0% WPA