The losing streak continues apace. You didn’t expect the Mets to be the soft place to fall, did you?
This was a particularly bad one, as the Cubs hadn’t been shut out since June 19, and hadn’t been shut out by 8 or more runs since June 11 against the other New York team.
Keegan Thompson did not have his good command tonight, frequently falling behind in the count, missing in the zone, throwing just 50 strikes out of 92 pitches, and walking four in his 4.1 innings of five-run ball.
Things didn’t get better from there, as Mark Leiter Jr.’s home run troubles persist, and a Brandon Nimmo shot and a Pete Alonso shot turned the game from not-particularly-close to a blowout.
Offensively, the Cubs mustered more or less nothing against Carlos Carrasco (other than a David Ross ejection) and the Mets bullpen. Just a remarkably unremarkable loss.
The Cubs loaded the bases in the 9th, I guess. Do you get anything for that?
Full box score.