By: Stache Staff

“Weird Wrigley” says TC: Cubs 6, Mets 1


Well, so much for my prediction of not many home runs tonight because of the Wrigley winds.  The Cubs’ Joe Mather hit a 2-spot in the 4th and Ike Davis hit a solo home run in the 9th.  Sadly, that would be the only run the Mets would score tonight, in what Terry Collins would describe as a “weird Wrigley night” in the post-game presser.

I’m not sure if the wind was playing havoc with the Mets defense, or if it was the fact they arrived in Chicago at 5:00 this morning after a late game last night.  Probably a combination of both.  Either way, they looked lost tonight as they made not one, but two errors that resulted in triples, or “3 base errors” as they’re called.  Jon Rauch was the unfortunate pitcher of the 7th inning, however none of it was really his fault tonight.

Some good things to take away from tonight…

Johan Santana, even though giving up a 2-run homer to Joe Mather in the 4th inning, looked really good overall in my opinion.  He seems to have gotten back into his rhythm after a few “off” starts since pitching his no-hitter on June 1st.

Ruben Tejada continues to look like he hasn’t even missed a game since coming back from the DL last night.

David Wright now has a 15-game hitting streak, and needs only 2 more games to tie his career-high 17 from 2007.

Turning Point

That entire debacle of a 7th inning.

Moment(s) of Note

Reed Johnson catching a David Wright fly ball by sliding UP the Mets’ bullpen pitchers’ mound.

Travis Wood’s batting helmet with the sideways/upside down “C” was good for a laugh.

I’m not sure what the difference was, but some of the camera shots tonight were spectacular.  Really good full-length shots of guys at the plate.

Game Ball

Ike Davis for keeping the Mets from getting shut out.

Next Game

Dillon Gee (5-5, 4.27 ERA) will take the mound tomorrow against Randy Wells (1-2, 4.91 ERA) in game 2 of this 3-game series between the Mets and Cubs.  First pitch at 8:05 pm EST.  The game can be seen on SNY and heard on WFAN660 AM. @MetsWFAN @dailystache @Meriwyn

Let’s go METS!!

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