The New York Mets (39-36) were defeated by the Chicago Cubs (26-48) by the score of 5 to 3 tonight at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
The Mets have now lost four games in a row, including two against the Yankees and now two against the worst team in Major League Baseball.
Dillon Gee started for the Mets tonight and he was not good at all, allowing four runs on nine hits in only five innings pitched.
The team went 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position and stranded 12 runners.
There were really no positives that came out of this game. It was basically a replica of last night’s poor effort.
The defense was really bad… really, really, really bad. Also, the lack of power and timely hitting is becoming a major issue. The Mets preached getting on base and being patient to their entire organization. But, if Lucas Duda or Ike Davis gets on first base, it’s going to take a lot to score them. It’s important that the power guys on the team hit good pitches because they are on this team to drive in runs.
To be honest, I don’t feel like ranting about the atrocity of tonight’s loss right now. I’ll talk more about the impct of the last couple games in the morning.
Just know that if you missed the game, you are lucky. You didn’t want to see this one. You probably saw it last night. Why do you need to see it again?
Getting swept by the Cubs would be really be a bad step in the wrong direction for this promising team. I’m sure Terry has a lot to tell his team tonight, including finding out why Lucas Duda ignored Tim Teufel waving him home from third base:
Collins also called Duda into the office to discuss the stopping despite Teufel waiving him home.
— Andy Martino (@SurfingTheMets) June 27, 2012
But, I’m going to end it with this tweet from myself earlier tonight:
You can’t lose two in a row against the freakin’ Cubs. U just can’t. The Mets always bounce back, but the Cubs are an absolutely awful team
— Adam G of MetsOnline (@MetsOnline) June 27, 2012