Harvey Dazzles, Offense Does Not in Loss to Cubs

Matt Harvey did everything that he could to keep the Cubs scoreless, and he did just that, unfortunately the Mets bats and bullpen just couldn't aide in his journey for his 6th win of the season. His start was nothing short of stellar though as he gave up just 3 hits and 2 walks in 7 shutout innings while also striking out 9.

This could have easily been one of Matt's best starts of the season had it not been for the offense only coughing up one run which allowed the Cubs to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th inning. That was all the Mets needed to waste a great start by the end of the 9th inning, the Mets were one game closer to 2nd place.

Carlos Torres was credited with the loss after Familia came in for him with the bases loaded and none out and walked Chris Coghlan to end the game, there was really nothing he could do, having come into really the worst possible situation that one can enter and its in no way at all any of the pitchers faults. In some cases, its not the hitters fault either, they just couldn't get enough men on base and had 6 hits while the Cubs had 7. Unfortunately 6 hits was not enough and the Mets have no lost 3 straight games and look to avoid the sweep tomorrow with Jon Niese on the mound.