New York Mets starting pitcher NOAH SYNDERGAARD, stirkes out Chicago Cubs Peralta to retire the side in the top of the seventh inning. Showing no ill effects of the bone spur in his elbow, SYNDERGAARD threw 84 pitches in seven innings, striking out 8, walking none and allowing one run.
I have uploaded seven selected images from today’s New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs game at citiFIELD won by the Mets 14-3. Today’s game illustrates why it is impossible to predict the outcomes of baseball games. Prior to the four game series, the Cubs had the best record in baseball, while The Mets had been losing on a regular basis, unable to score runs. John Lester had the second best ERA in the major leagues and was THE PITCHER OF THE MONTH in June. Today John Lester lasted 1 1/3 innings giving up 8 runs and 9 hits, his shortest outing in 301 career starts. The Mets swept the Cubs in the four game series, the first time the Mets swept a 4 game series from the Cubs during the regular season since 1985. During this game, Wilmer Flores, who had been batting .244, went 6 for 6, only the second Mets player in history to achieve this feat. ( Edgardo Alfonzo did in August 1999 in Houston)
It just goes to show you that in baseball you just never know what will happen.