Today’s Game: Cubs at Mets

The Cubs and Mets finish out their four-game series at Citi Field on Monday afternoon.

The game is scheduled to start at 12:10 p.m. Follow along online with SNY GameDay.

Carlos Torres starts for the Mets (in place of a scratched Bartolo Colon), while Kyle Hendricks (4-1, 1.73) pitches for Chicago.

David Wright is in the lineup, batting third, after being removed from Saturday’s game and missing Sunday’s after getting hit by a pitch in the shoulder.

Mets Cubs
1. Curtis Granderson – RF 1. Arismendy Alcantara – CF
2. Daniel Murphy – 2B 2. Javier Baez – 2B
3. David Wright – 3B 3. Anthony Rizzo – 1B
4. Lucas Duda – 1B 4. Starlin Castro – SS
5. Travis d’Arnaud – C 5. Luis Valbuena – 3B
6. Matt den Dekker – LF 6. Justin Ruggiano – RF
7. Juan Lagares – CF 7. Welington Castillo – C
8. Wilmer Flores – SS 8. Matt Szczur – LF
9. Carlos Torres – RHP 9. Kyle Hendricks – RHP

 




488 comments
bbr7
bbr7

where's my comment? woke up looking for any commentary and it was gone? 

nhmetsfan
nhmetsfan

At least they don't have sore wrists from waving the towels

sayhey24
sayhey24

Almost forgot, we are last in total bases too.

sayhey24
sayhey24

I just looked up the post all star game stats and was appalled. The Mets are last in ALL OF BASEBALL in hits, runs, rbi, BA, OBP, OPS and SLG since the break. That doesnt even seem possible to be that bad over a 30 game stretch.

ventura_4
ventura_4

4 hits or less, in 5 straight games......that hasn't happened since 2004 - when the Mets did it.

matmil
matmil

Love to watch Wheeler and DeGrom otherwise I have something better to do.

ventura_4
ventura_4

15-21 the rest of the way for another 74 win season. Gotta' love progress. 

theglider
theglider

Not hitting and the bullpen gives up 3 runs in the last two innings. Not a good combination.

matmil
matmil

Dear Terry

PUNT

Mets Blog

D
D

These guys are REALLY PLAYING HARD FOR TERRY  COLLINS



LOLOLOLOLOLOL

7up17left
7up17left

Why doesn't anyone throw water coolers on this team????

matmil
matmil

You have to be looking seriously at getting swept on the coast which would drop them very close to last place. I don't know if Collins survives that.

ponzies86
ponzies86

Beaz 5 HR Tejada/Flores 3 HR

What's sad is that Beaz doesn't nearly have the playing time up in the bigs those two have.

Make a trade sandy this offseason sandy

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

Geez....Matt must have gone out for a drink. Where is the post game fluff?

lindro88
lindro88

Mets and Cubs should make a deal. Get Castro in here. The guy would be our best overall player as soon as he arrives.

gts41
gts41

At the real end of the day the #1, 2 and 3 culprits of this disaster are the Wilpons. Sandy can only buy bargain basement players and hope for a miracle. He signed one FA in Grandy and got a 10 mil pitcher and a 7'5 mil waste in CY. With his budget he has to be perfect and we all know nobody's perfect

BerryBeltran
BerryBeltran

"Boring looking group of guys"


-Bobby Valentine


Spot on

BerryBeltran
BerryBeltran

Good young pitching means nothing with bad offense...

lindro88
lindro88

Where is the guy who called Castro, Wilmer Flores with a bad attitude. I want that guy as my new GM

lindro88
lindro88

At the end of the day, the biggest failure has been Wright. He's the 20m dollar all star. His failure this year to have anything resembling a decent season sets the tone for the whole lineup. Granderson is next. Other than a good month or two, he's been a big letdown. If the guys being paid like stars do nothing, you can't expect the rest of the lineup to excel.

gts41
gts41

Another year bites the dust and another one gone.......

Leif Granlind
Leif Granlind

I am thinking a wash out like the Marlins did, we could still have an interesting year next year with our pitching. Get rid of Granderson, Wright, Niese, Gee and most importantly: Terry Collins. This team need some fresh blood.

jrb74
jrb74

The most boring show on turf--presented annually by your NY Mets.

BerryBeltran
BerryBeltran

Please New York Football Giants...give me season...this season

lindro88
lindro88

There is officially nothing to watch anymore.

Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

Somehow, I don't think this is Terry's fault. I almost feel sorry for him

ventura_4
ventura_4

@sayhey24 but no way we can trade prospects for a quality bat, nope, can't do it. Going to be great having that 8 man rotation, though.

matmil
matmil

Futility taken to another level. Only the Mets could do that.

gts41
gts41

@matmil yes he does. unfortunately hes here till the bitter end

matmil
matmil

Drink heavily Matt, drink heavily

matmil
matmil

Pitching has to come first. At least they got that much right. Getting some hitters shouldn't be that difficult as long as we have excess pitching to deal.

BerryBeltran
BerryBeltran

@lindro88 I give Wright a pass this season (granted the money) but he has been too good for too long..now if he replicates this season..next season...we have a problem

BerryBeltran
BerryBeltran

@Leif Granlind you can't rebuild a rebuild...that would be another 4-5 years already on top of 4-5 years...with increasing ticket, food and parking prices, Citifield would be a ghost town...

sayhey24
sayhey24

I am right with you there!

Joe DeRosa
Joe DeRosa

That cost money and it would be deducted from their paycheck

7up17left
7up17left

@gts41 @7up17left Probably not, but it would at least showed that they care.  Apathy is the key word for this team...resigned to finish our 6th straight next to last divisional finish.

matmil
matmil

Terry can survive 4th place but last place and an empty stadium for 6 weeks. Even Freddy would be forced to do something.

lindro88
lindro88

Yup. Literally "Flores with a bad attitude"

lindro88
lindro88

He can have a pass, I'm just saying his failure to hit, kills this team

Leif Granlind
Leif Granlind

@BerryBeltran @Leif Granlind I am thinking with our pitching we could have a season like the Marlins are having now, good enough for the Wild Card race and contend seriously in 2016. I just don't see this team winning with a declining Wright and Granderson at the top of the batting order. 

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

@lindro88 . . .I don't know about Flores' attitude but his talent is more of an issue. At least we know Castro is a 3x AS who can hit and field when he wants to.

mesmo
mesmo

@lindro88 I would give Wright a  day pass... to the zoo.  Take some time off.  Walk around and forget baseball for awhile.  Let it go.  Rest.  Let someone else strikeout for a few days.