Cubs 2, Mets 0
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Cubs (33-23) vs. Mets (27-30)
Metscellaneous: The Mets have lost nine of their last 11 games, including four straight...New York has lost six straight home games and is 12-17 at Citi Field this season...It's the second time this season the Mets have dropped six consecutive games at home (also May 1-6).
Sweep Notes: New York was swept by the Cubs in a four-game series for the first time since May 11-14, 2015 at Wrigley Field...It was the first time the Mets were swept in a four-game series by the Cubs in New York since August 2-5, 1991.
Shutouts: New York was shut out for the fourth time this season and the fourth time at home...Chicago recorded its eighth shutout of the season (fifth on the road)...The Cubs' eight shutouts this season are tied for most in the majors with Pittsburgh.
Mets Offense: Has scored one run in its last 24.0 innings dating to the ninth inning of Friday night’s game...New York has scored two or fewer runs 21 times this season, tied for sixth-most in the majors.
Mets Starting Pitchers: Over its last 16 games, New York starters have a 2.48 ERA (24 earned runs/87.0 innings).
Steven Matz: Worked 7.0 innings and allowed two runs, earned, on five hits and suffered his fourth loss of the season...Struck out seven and walked two...Was his first outing of 7.0 innings since also going 7.0 innings on July 3, 2017 at Washington...Had his scoreless innings streak snapped at 15.0 innings after allowing two runs in the seventh inning (streak dated to his May 24 start at Milwaukee)...In three day-game starts this season, Matz has a 2.81 ERA (five earned runs/17.0 innings).
Matz’ Last Six: Over his last six starts dating to May 5, Matz has a 2.32 ERA (eight earned runs/31.0 innings).
Brandon Nimmo: Drew a walk in the first inning...Has reached safely in 14 of his 29 leadoff plate appearances this season and owns a.483 OBP in the first inning in 2018.
Scott Copeland: Cleared waivers and accepted his assignment to Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.
Cubs Steal of Home: Javier Báez stole home in the seventh inning...He was also the last Cub to steal home prior to today, also doing so on August 30, 2017 vs. Pittsburgh.
John Lester: Tossed 7.0-shutout innings allowing two hits while walking three and striking out seven and picked up his sixth win of the year...Has allowed one earned run or fewer in seven of his 12 starts this season... Has allowed one run or fewer four of his last five starts dating to May 12...Over his last nine starts, Lester has a 1.94 ERA (12 earned runs/55.2 innings)...Chicago is 9-3 in his 12 starts this season.
Lester vs. the Mets: Is 4-0 with a 1.30 ERA (four earned runs/27.2 innings) and 25 strikeouts in his last four starts vs. the Mets.
Brian Duensing: Recorded his first save of the season today and the third of his career...His last save prior to today was April 10, 2015 with Minnesota at the White Sox.
Steve Cishek: Worked 0.1 scoreless inning...Has allowed one run in his last 13.2 innings (0.66 ERA) over his last 16 games.
Addison Russell: Left today’s game with a left middle finger contusion.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Cubs 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 1 4
Mets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 7
Winning Pitcher: Jon Lester (6-2)
Losing Pitcher: Steven Matz (2-4)
Save: Brian Duensing (1)
HOME RUN NOTES:
Time: 2:30 Attendance: 34,946
Upcoming Pitching vs. Baltimore
Tues., June 5 RHP Alex Cobb (1-7, 6.80) vs. LHP Jason Vargas (2-3, 8.53) 7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050)
Wed., June 6 RHP Dylan Bundy (3-7, 4.46) vs. RHP Zack Wheeler (2-4, 5.14) 1:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050)