The Mets fell behind by nine runs and while they mounted a nice comeback, they were unable to recover from the early deficit, as they suffered a 10-7 loss to the Cubs Wednesday night. It was the fifth-straight setback for the Mets.
Noah Syndergaard had the worst outing of his career, lasting just three innings and surrendering all 10 runs, including three homers allowed.
But the Mets’ offense, which has been missing in action lately, battled back. They put up a five spot in the fifth inning, which included back-to-back homers by Jeff McNeil and J.D. Davis.
The bullpen, which contributed six scoreless innings, gave the Mets the chance to complete the comeback. And they put two runners on base in every inning from the sixth to the ninth but were only able to add an unearned run in the eighth inning. In the ninth, the first two runners got on base and the batter had a 3-0 count. But even with that advantage, they couldn’t do any more damage. Juan Lagares completed his 0-for-5 night with a fly out to end the game. He finished the night stranding six runners.
The Mets look to avoid the sweep with Jacob deGrom going Thursday night.