Gut Reaction: Cubs 10, Mets 7 (8/28/19)

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.

1 comment for “Gut Reaction: Cubs 10, Mets 7 (8/28/19)

  1. Chris F
    August 29, 2019 at 9:15 am

    At the start of the series with the Nats at the beginning of the month, everyone noted the difficulty of the next approx month of games (and beyond) would look like.

    From 9 Aug to 8 Sept thee Mets play 27 games. I predicted the team would go 14-13 in this stretch. As of today they are 8-8. To finish this stretch the Mets have 6 games with the Phillies and 3 with the Nats (and tonight with Cubs).

    The pressure is *on* to say the least.

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