Game recap: Mets 3 – Cubs 2

Recap: The Mets snapped their three-game losing streak, holding off the Cubs, 3-2, on Friday night at Citi Field.


MLB: Chicago Cubs at New York Mets


Need to Know: The Mets fell behind 2-0 in the second inning, but Eric Campbell’s three-run homer proved to be the difference in the game. Zack Wheeler picked up his ninth straight quality start, striking out 10 and allowing just two runs in 6 2/3 innings to improve to 8-8. Jenrry Mejia picked up his 18th save, tossing a perfect ninth.


Game ball: Wheeler walked four but allowed just four hits in 6 2/3 innings, winning his fifth straight decision.


Links: AP recap | Box


What’s next: The Mets will hope to start a win streak, sending Jon Niese (6-8, 3.46) to the mound on Saturday night at 7:10 p.m. Dan Straily (1-2, 4.93) will toe the rubber for the Cubs.




26 comments
Jim Yager
Jim Yager

This is what I AM SICK OF, the METS are always snapping a LOSING STREAK.How can you expect a team to win when they are always trying to snap a losing streak? I want to hear about winning streaks and success, not, mediocre play and losing streaks, when will it end?

josef
josef

Unfortunately, pitchers for this Mets team have to be nearly perfect for the team to have a chance to win. The offense is so challenged! The captain Wright had another 0-3, and with only 8 HRs, 56 RBIs, and Slugging Percentage of 0.380, while batting 3rd, is killing the team! The non-clutch captain is on the wrong side of 30 and I am just hoping he can get a little hot over the next 6 weeks, so he could have some trade value in the offseason! He is not worth the money he is getting, has never delivered when it has mattered over his entire career, can't carry a team on his back, and is at best a nice complementary player on a contending team with a couple of real stars on that team! Time to look forward!

shawnp6986
shawnp6986

Wheeler really coming in to his own,looks comfortable in his own skin and is pitching now instead of trying to throw fastballs through a brick wall.Very impressed how Wheeler has grown as a pitcher each and every outing.

LGM

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

DeGrom and Wheeler, a losing strek HEALER!!!

saxon
saxon

When I read that the Mets are being asked by the Cubs for Wheeler in a trade for either Baez or Castro, I gotta say a big fat NO!!

Baez absolutely looked like a minor league player trying to hit Wheeler...And for him to only swing for the fences each and every at bat is bringing me back to the "Dave Kingman" era...

All or nothing...

Baez for Gee or Neise, for sure...Maybe even Montero

Dan Camarda
Dan Camarda

I like Campbell and think he's OK defensively but what is Collins thinking about by not double switching him out of the game for Den Dekker after he made last out in the eight in a one run game?

metsfan91
metsfan91

How good has Wheeler been!! Wow!! Keep it up!

Leif Granlind
Leif Granlind

Jason Granderson extends his walk streak to two games.

crafalko17
crafalko17

Reynolds is going to play his way onto this team very shortly and Herrera/Nimmo are not far behind either.

ponzies86
ponzies86

Old man Byrd just hit his 23 HR. I think he'll hit 30 this year before Duda

Phil Mancini
Phil Mancini

4 hits, this had another loss painted all over it till Campbell's swing. This is still a sub .500 ball club because of it's lack of position player talent.  

TheDuke189
TheDuke189

I was watching Zack Wheeler closely tonight. When he throws the ball 97 mph it barely looks like he is exerting himself. If he keeps improving, he is going to be a good pitcher for a long time.

ericccb
ericccb

I for one don't think we are going anywhere this year but man does this pitching get me excited. It stinks they always need to carry us but its been a while since both the starters AND the pen had this much talent. 

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

The Cubs have been the worst team in professional sports for over a century.  A freakin' CENTURY!!!   By Cubbie standards the Mets are a dynasty.  Theo Epstein, no Theo Epstein, they stink.   Let's move on to more relevant matters than these inveterate losers. 

dearleader
dearleader

Why hasn't the fan confidence rating been updated in 5 months?

josef
josef

@Jim Yager  You are absolutely correct! Unfortunately, pitchers for this Mets team have to be nearly perfect for the team to have a chance to win. The offense is so challenged! The captain Wright had another 0-3, and with only 8 HRs, 56 RBIs, and Slugging Percentage of 0.380, while batting 3rd, is killing the team! The non-clutch captain is on the wrong side of 30 and I am just hoping he can get a little hot over the next 6 weeks, so he could have some trade value in the offseason! He is not worth the money he is getting, has never delivered when it has mattered over his entire career, can't carry a team on his back, and is at best a nice complementary player on a contending team with a couple of real stars on that team! Wright is a very good player, but by no means he is a great player. To contend in this league you need at least one great player, plus 3 or so very good players on offense. We have a very good player in Murphy, and a declining very good player in Wright, who is in danger of being downgraded to a good player. Travis D and Duda are on the way up to becoming good to very good, but with only one established very good player, one in decline, and 2 being works in progress, you just don't have enough offense to compete for a post season spot or beyond, no matter how great your pitching is! We are hardly getting anything from the 3 outfield positions (although I could deal with Lagares being in center because of his amazing defense), and our SS position and our 3rd base position suck! You can't have 5 of your 8 position players being offensively subpar and challenged and expect to compete for a championship! Before wright loses his little trade value that is left, he should be traded! At least 2 more solid bats are needed before we can think post-season! Time to look forward!

elcondor
elcondor

Terry was convinced it was going to extra innings and want den available in the 11th and 12th. You just gotta think along with Terry

Dan Camarda
Dan Camarda

And he must always and only bat lead off!

mrgee
mrgee

Better punch line: I think he will hit 30 before Grandy hits 20. Or: I think he will hit 30 before Grandy hits another home run, period.

josef
josef

@Phil Mancini  You are absolutely correct! Unfortunately, pitchers for this Mets team have to be nearly perfect for the team to have a chance to win. The offense is so challenged! The captain Wright had another 0-3, and with only 8 HRs, 56 RBIs, and Slugging Percentage of 0.380, while batting 3rd, is killing the team! The non-clutch captain is on the wrong side of 30 and I am just hoping he can get a little hot over the next 6 weeks, so he could have some trade value in the offseason! He is not worth the money he is getting, has never delivered when it has mattered over his entire career, can't carry a team on his back, and is at best a nice complementary player on a contending team with a couple of real stars on that team! Wright is a very good player, but by no means he is a great player. To contend in this league you need at least one great player, plus 3 or so very good players on offense. We have a very good player in Murphy, and a declining very good player in Wright, who is in danger of being downgraded to a good player. Travis D and Duda are on the way up to becoming good to very good, but with only one established very good player, one in decline, and 2 being works in progress, you just don't have enough offense to compete for a post season spot or beyond! Before wright loses his little trade value, he should be traded! Time to look forward!

ponzies86
ponzies86

Idc how fast he pitches the guy need to work on his location and try to sniff 8innings for once. 90pitches thru 5 is not good

Greg Nichols
Greg Nichols

To say he never delivered is a little much. In 07 he was the only one hitting at the end of that season. That being said he needs to be moved to the 5 spot

Nick Congello
Nick Congello

He's still a young pitcher can't expect him to be perfect. Stop nitpicking and just realize his talent.

josef
josef

@Greg Nichols You are right! I was going to write about that, but that one single year is the only time he carried the team for a couple of months and that was 7 years ago!