9-4-10 Z-Cap: Cubs 5 Mts 3

Metszilla.comCorrespondent ISeptember 4, 2010

The Mets lost their 5th game in their last 6 tries as they fell to the Chicago Cubs by a score of 5-3 Saturday afternoon.  Jenrry Mejia made his first career start and lasted only 5 innings while giving up 4 runs:

Mejia walked only 2 but went deep into counts on a lot of the batters that he faced.  While Jenrry and Mets fans alike had hoped for better results his potential is obvious and it was nice to see him sustain his velocity throughout the game:

Apture™View Table of ContentsBackNextTwitter  . Mejia fastball in the fifth same as in first: 92-94, sometimes touching 95.

About 6 hours ago


Andy Martino


The game was never out of reach as the Mets managed to get on the board early when, on a Lucas Duda strikeout, Luis Castillo stole home to cut Chicago’s lead to 2-1.

Apture™View Table of ContentsBackNextTwitter  . Luis Castillo became the first Met since Moises Alou on May 6, 2008 to steal home. Alou played in only 11 more games in his career.

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Adam Rubin


In the bottom of the 5th, however, Mejia got in more trouble as Marlon Byrd doubled in a run and eventually scored himself on a wild pitch. Rookie catcher and Jenrry’s minor league battery mate, Mike Nickeas, had this to say about the 20-year-olds performance on the day:

“His curveball he left up a couple times, and that’s where he got hurt but I think he’s going to be fine”

With a 4-1 lead heading into the 7th, Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano gave up a solo home run to New York’s rookie first basemen Ike Davis which made the score 4-2.

Apture™View Table of ContentsBackNextTwitter  . Ike Davis' 16th homer today was the most by a Mets rookie since Jay Payton hit 16 in 2000.

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Andy Martino


  The Cubbies got the run right back in the bottom of the inning off an Aramis Ramirez home run and despite...TO READ THE REST OF THIS POST VISIT METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: