CHICAGO (AP) – Javier Báez, and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of a season-high four errors by the New York Mets in a 16-4 romp on a chilly Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.
Báez, who struck out four, scored three runs in this one and hit his sixth career slam off reliever Trevor Hildenberger in the sixth inning. The flashy shortstop became the first player to go 0 for 4 with four strikeouts in one game and then in the next since Gorman Thomas did it for Milwaukee in the first two games of the 1978 season, according to STATS.
David Bote drove in four runs as the Cubs won theirafter losing six of eight. Matt Duffy added three RBIs, and Willson Contreras had two hits and .
Chicago scored its most runs since putting up 16 against Pittsburgh on September 152019.
Franciscofor New York when he connected against Zach Davies in the first. J.D. Davis made it 2-0 with an in the third, but things turned around in a big way in the fourth. The Mets committed three to match their highest total in an inning since April 162019, at Philadelphia. The Cubs sent ten batters to the plate and chased David Peterson (1-2) on the way to their most of the season.
Anthony Rizzo drove in the first run with a single, and things unraveled for the Mets from there. The Cubs loaded the bases when Davis booted Báez’s grounder to third for his third error in two games and tied it when Duffy walked. Bote gave Chicago a 4-2 lead with a two-run single to shallow right, and the runners advanced when right fielder Michael Conforto’s throw home bounced past the catcher.
Jake Marisnick drove in a run with a grounder. Pinch-hitter Eric Sogard, batting for Davies, lined an Wrigley Field onto Waveland Avenue, but New York has lost the first two games of the three-game series.. And the Cubs got another when Lindor threw wildly to first from shortstop on Ian Happ’s infield single, allowing Sogard to score from second. Happ got caught for the third out trying to get back to the bag after rounding first. Davies gave up two runs and five hits, and Alec Mills (1-0) worked three scoreless innings. Peterson gave up six runs – three earned – and four hits in 3 1/3 innings. Pete Alonso launched a mammoth homer out of
Mets: CF Brandon Nimmo was held out because of a stiff right hip. Mets manager Luis Rojas said Nimmo felt the issue a little more when he woke up.
Cubs: Bullpen coach Chris Young returned after being away from the team because of a.
RHP Trevor Williams (2‐1, 5.02 ERA) looks tostart, while LHP Joey Lucchesi (0-1, 5.40) gets the ball for the Mets with two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom pushed back to Friday at home against Washington. Williams is 3‐1 with a 2.08 ERA in four starts against New York. During a doubleheader on Saturday, Lucchesi worked three innings in New York’s 7-2 loss at Colorado.
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