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Series Summary

Final 0-2
Tue 9/12 3 @ 8
Wed 9/13 5 @ 17
MLB Sep 13, 2017

Cubs overwhelm Mets, maintain Central lead

Willson Contreras drove in three runs and had an adventurous night, Javier Baez smacked a solo home run among four hits and Albert Almora Jr. -- who entered the game in the seventh -- drove in a career-high six runs to back Jon Lester and spark the Cubs to a 17-5 victory Wednesday over the Mets at Wrigley Field.
Cubbies Crib Sep 13, 2017

Chicago Cubs: Willson Contreras showcases his impact in win over Mets

After an early base running blunder, Willson Contreras delivered a clutch bases-loaded single to lift the Chicago Cubs to a win over the New York Mets. There was a point in this game where I about blew my top at Willson Contreras. But, as is often the case, the positives far outweighed the negatives. The young […] Chicago Cubs: Willson Contreras showcases his impact in win over Mets - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 13, 2017
Cubs call up Tseng to start Thursday

Cubs call up Tseng to start Thursday

The Cubs minor league pitcher of the year will make his major league debut against the Mets The Chicago Cubs today announced that they have selected the contract of 22-year-old right-hander Jen-Ho Tseng and that he will start Thursday night’s game against the New York Mets. In a corresponding mover, right-hander Pierce Johnson was designated for assignment. It’s no secret that the Cubs bullpen has struggled lately, and the purpose of this move was to move Mike Montgomery back into a relief role to try to shore up that problem. The Cubs then needed a new starting pitcher, and Tseng got...
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 13, 2017
One and done or secret weapon? Jen-Ho Tseng debuts for Cubs Thursday

One and done or secret weapon? Jen-Ho Tseng debuts for Cubs Thursday

The right-handed command pitcher starts against the Mets in a surprise pitching-staff shuffle just ahead of a division showdown against the Cardinals.
Cubbies Crib Sep 13, 2017

Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester battles Matt Harvey at Wrigley

Left-hander Jon Lester squares off against Mets’ veteran Matt Harvey Tuesday night as the Chicago Cubs look for a second-straight victory. After snapping a three-game skid, the Chicago Cubs look to make it two-straight over the New York Mets. The once-dominant right-hander Matt Harvey takes the ball for Chicago, opposite veteran lefty Jon Lester. Chicago […] Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester battles Matt Harvey at Wrigley - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 13, 2017
Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets preview, Wednesday 9/13, 7:05 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets preview, Wednesday 9/13, 7:05 CT

The Cubs go for two in a row over the Mets. Wednesday game notes! The Cubs’ three home runs Tuesday gave them 202 for the season. That ranks third in the National League behind the Brewers (203) and Mets (209). It should be noted that 132 of those Mets homers were hit either by players no longer on the team (including eight by current Cub Rene Rivera), or currently on the disabled list. The Cubs’ total of 202 home runs ranks fourth in franchise history, with 18 games remaining. Totals higher: 209 in 1987, 212 in 1998 and 235 in 2004. The franchise record is probably out of reach, but...
Chicago Tribune Sep 13, 2017

Cubs set to face Mets at Wrigley Field

After ending their losing streak at three Tuesday with an 8-3 victory against the Mets, the Cubs will try to extend their winning streak to two and protect their lead in the National League Central, which stood at two over the Cardinals and 2 ½ over the Brewers going into Wednesday. Jon Lester...
Cubbies Crib Sep 13, 2017

Chicago Cubs: Jose Quintana has been better than you might think

With another strong start on Tuesday, Chicago Cubs’ left-hander Jose Quintana continues to be much better than fans give him credit for. In Tuesday’s series opener against the Mets, the Chicago Cubs badly needed a win. And, right on cue, left-hander Jose Quintana delivered, pitching six shutout frames in a victory over New York. In all […] Chicago Cubs: Jose Quintana has been better than you might think - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 13, 2017
Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 144

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 144

Cubs get back on track with 8-3 win. I’ve been one of the confident people around here most of the season. I have to admit, there was just a minute last night where it let down. When the Mets got an unusual double play with the bases loaded and one out to get out of the first inning which was immediately followed by the Cardinals and Brewers simultaneously rallying elsewhere, I wondered if this season was heading to some bizarro world. But then I looked at this Mets lineup. That team is almost literally a Triple-A team. Sure, some of the guys are above replacement level, but not many. I...
Cubbies Crib Sep 13, 2017

Chicago Cubs: Quintana, three home runs, carry Cubs to win

Jose Quintana continued to pitch well and the Chicago Cubs knocked off the New York Mets 8-3 Tuesday evening for a much-needed win. It was no secret what the game plan was for the for the Chicago Cubs Tuesday night as they opened a three-game series with the New York Mets. Pitch well, but most assuredly, […] Chicago Cubs: Quintana, three home runs, carry Cubs to win - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 13, 2017
Cubs 8, Mets 3: Kris Bryant leads three-homer rout of Mets

Cubs 8, Mets 3: Kris Bryant leads three-homer rout of Mets

The Cubs got a win when they badly needed one. When a team that’s contending for a division title hosts a club that’s been decimated by injuries and trades of star players, the thing to do is to win games like those convincingly. That’s what the Cubs did Tuesday night, smacking three home runs and getting solid starting pitching in an 8-3 win over the Mets. The Cubs had plenty of chances to score in the first three innings, but could not push a run across the plate. They left RISP in all three innings, hit into a double play in the first and ran into one in the third (not sure what...
Amazin Avenue Sep 13, 2017
Mets Morning News: Life’s a pitch

Mets Morning News: Life’s a pitch

Your Wednesday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets No matter how many times you say it it’s still surprising. But the Mets really can’t pitch. Another dud of a start from Robert Gsellman and middling work from the bullpen allowed the Cubs to put up eight runs in the series opener at Wrigley. The Mets’ offense couldn’t answer back, as Chicago comfortably won 8-3. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, ESPN, MLB.com, New York Times, Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, NJ.com, Bergen Record. Made perfectly clear from last night’s start,...
Amazin Avenue Sep 13, 2017
Mets call up top catching prospect Tomas Nido

Mets call up top catching prospect Tomas Nido

The catcher is known for his defense. With the Double-A Rumble Ponies’ season coming to an end, the Mets have called up catching prospect Tomas Nido. He will join the big league club in Chicago as the team takes on the Cubs. The 23-year-old was an 8th-round pick in the 2012 draft and enjoyed a breakout season in 2016 with St. Lucie. He hit .320/.357/.459 with seven home runs. That jump in offensive production earned him the number nine spot on Amazin Avenue’s list of the Mets’ top 25 prospects coming into 2017, and is currently ranked ninth on MLB Pipeline’s list of Mets’...
The Cub Reporter Sep 13, 2017
Mets @ Cubs: Harvey vs Lester (Game 145)

Mets @ Cubs: Harvey vs Lester (Game 145)

NYM (63-81): RHP Matt Harvey (5-4, 5.82) CHC (78-66): LHP Jon Lester (10-7, 4.35) First pitch: 7:05pmCST Thank you, sirs—may we have 30 others? Tags: 2017 Season Game Thread
MLB Sep 13, 2017

K.B. blasts Cubs out of funk with 4 RBIs

Kris Bryant hasn't exactly scuffled, but his numbers aren't quite the same as they were last season when he won the NL MVP Award. On Tuesday night, he hit his first home run in September to spark the Cubs to an 8-3 victory over the Mets and snap a three-game losing streak.
Chicago Tribune Sep 13, 2017

Joe Maddon on Cubs win vs. Mets

Manager Joe Maddon discusses the Cubs' win against the Mets on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Sep 13, 2017

Cubs starter Jose Quintana on pitching seven innings vs. Mets

Cubs starter Jose Quintana discusses his outing against the Mets on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Sep 13, 2017

Kris Bryant on Cubs win vs. Mets: 'We did a lot right'

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant discusses the team's win against the Mets on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Sep 13, 2017

Kyle Schwarber on NL Central race: 'It's that time of the year'

Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber discusses the race in the National League Central after the Cubs beat the Mets on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

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