Mets Wallop Cubs To Avoid Sweep
The Mets rebounded from back-to-back loses to the team with the worst record in baseball by finally beating the Cubs 17-1 at Wrigley Field on Wednesday to avoid a three game sweep.
Scott Hairston added a grand slam, his tenth homer of the year, and David Wright drove in five runs to re-take the team’s RBI lead (47).
Murphy and Davis each had four RBI’s, while Ruben Tejada picked up three hits and scored twice.
Chicago’s Jeff Samardzija (5-7) was shelled for nine runs on seven hits and four walks over 4.1 innings. Casey Coleman’s relief outing didn’t go much better – seven runs on six hits in 1.2 innings.
Jonathon Niese benefited from the offensive explosion to improve his record to 6-3. He gave up a run on eight hits over seven innings.
The Mets (40-36) snapped a four game slide heading into heading to Los Angeles where they’ll open a four game series with Dodgers on Thursday night.
Game note: The Mets set season highs for runs scored (17), home runs (4), and extra base hits (10).