Cubs Drop Rain Shortened Game To Mets, 7-4

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Wild Second Inning Features Three Different Cubs Pitchers

For what seemed like the millionth time this season, the Chicago Cubs had a game that was called or postponed due to inclement weather. This time it was once again torrential rain showers, as the Cubs lost to the New York Mets in seven innings, 7-4.

Most of the damage done to the Cubs was experienced in the early goings, as Casey Coleman was pulled after pitching just 1.1 innings. He had given up a single run in the first, though the Cubs took advantage of Dillon Gee’s own difficulties to take a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the first frame.

But, Coleman’s night would end just one out later, as he was eventually charged with all six of the Mets earned runs through the end of the inning. Poor pitching on his part, as well as defensive miscues were largely responsible. After Coleman was pulled, Justin Berg added to the pain by walking in two of the five runs that scored in the inning. James Russell was eventually called upon to close out the inning, but the Cubs found themselves down 6-4 when it was all said and done.

They couldn’t seem to recover from that hole, and had just two more base runners on the entire evening, with only one of those runners reaching on a hit. The game was delayed in the seventh inning due to the rain forecast, and then called after a 41 minute delay. Casey Coleman took the loss, and Dillon Gee wound up with a complete game win in the victory.

The two teams will play the rubber match of the series on Thursday afternoon at Wrigley. First pitch in that game will be at 1:20 P.M., CDT.


Cubs Go For Two In A Row Against Mets

After a resounding 11-1 victory on Tuesday night, the Cubs will go for two in a row and a series victory over the New York Mets at Wrigley Field. Despite yet more injuries suffered during their last road trip, the Cubs managed to lean on their rookie bats to start an offensive deluge on Tuesday night, and now they hope that they can do the same on Wednesday against Dillon Gee.

Casey Coleman will make the start for the Cubs. Coleman has been up and down as a starter on the year for the Cubs. He's currently 2-3 with a 6.03 ERA and 1.89 WHIP, though coming off a start at Florida in which he pitched 5.2 innings of shutout baseball, and gave up just four hits while striking out seven. He's never pitched against the Mets.

The Mets will counter by sending Dillon Gee to the mound. Gee made a few starts early in the year, and then pitched out of the bullpen until once again being asked to start. In his most recent stint as a starter he's given up two, four, and zero earned runs, and on the season he's 3-0 with a 3.44 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. He has never pitched against the Cubs.

The weather in Chicago is expected to be cloudy with temperatures in the upper-60's, and a strong chance of severe thunderstorms. First pitch, weather permitting, will be at 7:05 P.M., CDT, and the game will be televised on CSN and SNY.

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