Harvey Brilliant, But Mets Blow It
After Matt Harvey tossed seven stellar innings of shutout ball, the Mets' bullpen, and lack of offense, wasted the outing and gave one away on Wednesday night.
Carlos Torres allowed two hits in the eighth as the Cubs tied it at 1, then working in the bottom of the ninth he yielded two more hits and a walk that loaded the bases with none out. Jeurys Familia came on in relief, getting a strikeout but walking home the game winning run giving Chicago it's third straight win over the Mets and setting up a possibly four-game sweep on Thursday.
New York's offensive struggles have been the biggest issue facing the team thus far this season, overshadowing some shaky defense on the infield. The Mets have been held to 3 or fewer runs in 12 of their last 15 games - they're 6-9 during that stretch.
Harvey's final line read seven innings, nine K's, two walks, three hits and no runs. And, a no decision.
Jonathon Niese (3-2) is set to take on Chicago's Travis Wood (2-2) at 2:20 p.m. Thursday at Wrigley.