CHICAGO — It felt just like the Mets might do no flawed for 5 video games.
Then all of the sudden, all of it went flawed in Chicago and the Mets’ profitable streak got here to an finish. The comeback youngsters from final week couldn’t overcome an early 4-1 gap and misplaced 7-2 within the first sport of a three-game collection on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.
Tylor Megill had two simple innings and 1 and a pair of/3 tough ones within the loss (5-3). He allowed 4 runs within the second nevertheless it was a flukey fourth that will have value the Mets (25-24) and Megill probably the most.
Both of the runs allowed by Megill within the fourth have been unearned, however after a bobbled ball in left subject by Tommy Pham, an overturned name on second base and a few two-out singles, the Mets have been down 6-1 and Megill was pulled for Dominic Leone after 78 pitches.
Down 4-1 coming into the inning, Mike Tauchman lined one to Pham in left subject, however the ball fell out of Pham’s glove and he did not make a circus-like play to get the runner out. Tauchman slid safely into second. Megill was almost out of the inning after hanging out Patrick Wisdom and Yan Gomes, nevertheless it unraveled from there.
Matt Mervis singled to proper subject and Tauchman scored. He was referred to as out at second with Starling Marte making a clutch play to Francisco Lindor, however the Cubs challenged the decision, and it was overturned. Nico Hoerner then hit one proper to the sting of the dust between second and third base and Lindor made a unbelievable cease, however his throw to first pulled Pete Alonso off the bag to place runners on the corners.
Dansby Swanson’s opposite-field single to proper scored Mervis, put the Cubs (21-26) up 6-1, and ended Megill’s day.
Megill gave up 4 earned within the second inning, together with a leadoff residence run to Seiya Suzuki.
Rookie slugger Christopher Morel turned the primary Cubs hitter since Sammy Sosa to homer in 5 straight when he took Stephen Nogosek deep on the second pitch he noticed within the seventh. It was his ninth residence run since being referred to as up from Triple-A Iowa on May 9 and it gave Chicago a 7-2 lead.
Alonso hit his 18th residence run of the season off Drew Smyly (5-1) within the high of the fourth inning. The high of the Mets’ order loaded the bases with no outs within the high of the sixth to carry up Alonso once more. But there could be no theatrics this time.
Smyly was changed by right-hander Jeremiah Estrada, who bought Alonso to cut one to 3rd base. Brandon Nimmo scored on the power out and the Mets then pinch-hit Daniel Vogelbach in opposition to the right-handed Estrada. But the slugger got here up empty, and so did Marte, who stranded two to finish the inning.
Jeff McNeil stranded two extra within the high of the seventh. The Mets went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring place and stranded six runners.