Live Game Blog: Chicago Cubs v Mets- 8/16/14- Archive

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Photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Hi Mets fans, it’s great to be back covering the Mets on PIX for you. Thank you so much for joining me tonight!

Here are some Mets facts:

The Mets have won 9 of their last 13 one-run games. They are 19-24 in one-run games overall, including 9-10 at home.

Jon Niese has posted a 2.89 ERA in 9 starts at home this season and the Mets are 5-2 in Niese’s last 7 home starts.

Daniel Murphy leads the NL and is 3rd in the majors with 151 hits. He is tied for 4th in the NL with 33 doubles, 2nd w 44 multi-hit games and 10th with a .303 batting average.

Murphy has 186 career doubles ranking ninth in team history. He is one double shy of tying Darryl Strawberry for 8th on the club’s all time list.

Travis d’Arnaud has 3 home runs, 2 doubles, and is hitting .313 over his last 9 games. He has at least one hit in 7 of those games.

Lineups:

Cubs

LF- Chris Coghlan
2B- Javier Baez
1B- Anthony Rizzo
SS- Starlin Castro
RF- Justin Ruggiano
CF- Arismendy Alcantara
C- Wellington Castillo
3B- Chris Valaika
P- Dan Straily

Mets

RF- Curtin Granderson
2B- Daniel Murphy
3B- David Wright
1B- Lucas Duda
C- Travis d’Arnaud
LF- Matt den Dekker
CF- Juan Lagares
SS- Wilmer Flores
P- Jon Niese

 

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Jon Niese’s first pitch, a ball, was delivered at 7:10pm

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And we’re underway here in Queens.  Thanks again for following along on this beautiful Saturday night.

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Coghlan with a comebacker to Niese. Coghlan safe at first on a throwing error on Niese. 

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Baez rips one to Wright who can’t handle the line drive. Baez safe at first. Coghlan in at 2nd. 

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Mets finally field a ball cleanly as Rizzo flies out to center. 

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Castro grounds into a double play to Murphy. Baez out at 2nd to end the top of the 1st. 

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Straily gets Granderson swinging for the first out in the bottom of the 1st.

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Murphy strikes out swinging

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David flies out to right to end the 1st. 

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Niese gets Ruggiano swinging at a high ball for the 1st out here in the 2nd. 

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Alcantara grounds back to Niese, who fields this one cleanly. 2 out

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Flores with a nice diving catch to rob Castillo of an extra base hit for the 3rd out.

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Duda walks on 5 pitches to lead off the bottom of the 2nd. 

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d’Arnaud grounds to 3rd. Duda out at 2nd. Travis JUST safe at 1st

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den Dekker singles to right. d’Arnaud in at 2nd

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Lagares hits a ground rule double to right center. d’Arnaud scores! 1-0 Mets

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Flores lines one to center. den Dekker and Lagares score!  3-0 Mets. 

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Niese bunts out to the 3rd baseman. He might want to work on bunting next BP session.

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Granderson with a long fly out to center for the 3rd out. 3-0 Mets

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Vakaika grounds out to 3rd for the first out of the 3rd. 

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After retiring 6, Straily walks. 

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Coghlan grounds to Murphy for a double play to end the top of the 3rd. 

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Murphy grounds out to 2nd for the 1st out of the bottom of the 3rd. 

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Wright flies out to center. 2 out

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Duda fouls out to 3rd to end the 3rd

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Baez records the Cubs’ first hit of the game with a single up the middle. 

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After 8 pitches, Rizzo walks

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Castro flies out to center. 1 out.

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Ruggiano flies out to left. Baez takes 3rd on the throw.

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Alcantara strikes out swinging to end the to of the 4th. Leaving players stranded on the corners. 

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d’Arnaud flies out to center for the first out, den Dekker strikes out swinging and Lagares flies out to right for the 3rd out.

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The Cubs are on the board are Castillo sends one into the Party City Deck in center. 

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Valaika strikes out swinging

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Niese gets Straily looking. 2 out

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Coghlan grounds out to short for the 3rd out.

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Flores grounds out to third

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Niese grounds out to 2nd. 2 outs.

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Granderson strikes out looking to end the 5th. 3-1 Mets. 

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After the 3 run 2nd, Straily has retired the last 11 Mets he’s faced

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Baez strikes out swinging. 

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Rizzo grounds out to Duda

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Castro strikes out to end the top of the 6th

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Murphy grounds out to 1st. 1 out

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Straily hits Wright right by the W.  Mets have their first baserunner since the 2nd inning

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Duda walks

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d’Arnaud gives the Mets their first hit since the 2nd inning. Bases loaded for den Dekker

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den Dekker walks. Wright scores

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And that’s the last we’ll see of Straily. Here comes Fujikawa

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Sac fly on Lagares. Fielding error on Alcantara. Duda and d’Arnaud score. den Dekker to 3rd. Lagares in at 2nd. 6-1

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Flores intentionally walked

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Niese grounds out to 1st. den Dekker scores. 7-1 Mets

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Fujikawa’s night is over. Here comes Wesley Wright

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Granderson grounds  out to 2nd. That ends the craziness that was the 6th inning

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Final lines: Straily- 5.1IP, 4H, 7R, 5ER, 3BB, 4K, 89P.  Fujikawa- .1, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 0K, 8P

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Ruggiano leads off the 7th with a solo home run to center 7-2 mets

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Alcantara singles to left

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Castillo singles to left

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Valaika singles to center. Bases loaded. Sweeney pinch hitting for Wright.

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RBI single for Sweeney. 7-3 Mets. Niese’s night is over. Here comes Vic Black

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Coghlan flies out to left. Runners stay put. 1 out. 

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Infield fly rule on Baez. 2 outs

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Rizzo pops out to short. Vic Black is a magician! 

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In to pitch for the Cubs, Carlos Villanueva

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Final line on Niese: 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 6K, 96P

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Murphy lines out to 3rd. 1 out

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Campbell grounds out to 3rd. 2out

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Duda walks

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d’Arnaud grounds out to 2nd to end the 7th

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Here comes Familia to pitch the 8th

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Final line: Black: 1IP, zeros across, 8P

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Castro grounds out to Flores. 1 out

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Ruggiano strikes out swinging. 2 out

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Alcantara strikes out swinging to end the top of the 8th. 

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Villanueva back to pitch the bottom of the 8th

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den Dekker flies out to center.

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Lagares grounds out to 2nd. 

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Flores grounds out to the pitcher for the last out in the 8th.

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Buddy Carlyle in to pitch the 9th. Final line on Familia- 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 9P

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David Wright left tonight’s game with back left shoulder soreness after being hit by a pitch in the 6th inning

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Castillo grounds out to short. 1 out.

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Valaika strikes out looking 2 out

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Valbuena in to pinch hit

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Valbuena strikes out to end the game. Mets win 7-3!

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Final lines: Villanueva- 2IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 0K, 30P.  Carlyle- 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 12P

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Next Mets on PIX game is next Saturday against the Dodgers at 9:10pm. I’ll see you back here on Aug 27 when the Mets welcome the Braves.

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