For the second straight night the Chicago Cubs have defeated the New York Mets. Scott Feldman was fantastic on the mound leading the Cubs to the 5-2 victory.
Feldman pitched seven innings, gave up two hits, and just one earned run, all while collecting his sixth win on the year. Feldman also had a good day at the plate, he drove in two of the five Cub runs and they came with two outs in the fourth inning. He now has eight RBI’s on the year.
Kevin Gregg, the Cub closer, got his ninth save on the year when he pitched a scoreless ninth inning to lock it in for the Cubs.
The offense showed up a little bit in this one, four Cub hitters had two hits and the team had 11 as a whole. Starlin Castro finally got going a little, but it was still a struggle. Castro had just one hit, but he drove in two runs and had a stolen base. Castro’s average continues to fall, it is now down to .237. Ryan Sweeney continues to be hot for the Cubs. Sweeney had two hits and his average currently sits at .338.
It was a little bit different for the Mets, Jon Niese had a decent start, he pitched five and two thirds innings, gave up six hits, and two earned runs. Niese was just unable to get any help from his offense and his bullpen. The Met bullpen pitched three and third innings, gave up five hits and three earned runs.
The Mets offense struggled a tad, they only could scrum up six hits over the nine innings of play, Jordany Valdespin and David Wright each drove in a run.
The Cubs have now won three straight games going back to the series finale against the Cincinnati Reds. The offense really hasn’t seen much of a difference, but the pitching, especially the starters, have been very good at keeping the Cubs close and waiting for the offense to help them out.
The Cubs will look for the sweep tomorrow against the Mets and their fourth straight win. Game time is scheduled for 12:10 CT. Starters are scheduled to be, Jeremy Hefner (1-6) for the Mets, and Matt Garza (1-1) for the Cubs. After this game the Cubs will travel to St. Louis to take on the division rival Cardinals. That will be a four game series, which will start on Monday.