May 18, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Mets center fielder Rick Ankiel (16) bunts for a single during the seventh inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Chicago won 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets continue to lose games after Matt Harvey starts



The New York Mets continue to lose games after Matt Harvey starts

The New York Mets were defeated by the Chicago Cubs by the score of 8-2 on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  Jeremy Hefner started and wasn’t great, he is still searching for his first win of the season.  Daniel Murphy and Rick Ankiel each had two hits to lead the offense.

Hefner pitched four innings giving up five hits and four runs with two walks and three strikeouts.  He is now 0-5 on the season.  Robert Carson pitched two innings giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout and Collin McHugh pitched two innings giving up five hits and three runs with a strikeout.

Mike Baxter had a hit, Murphy had two hits and David Wright had a hit.  Lucas Duda had a hit, John Buck had a hit and drew a walk and Ankiel had two hits and two RBI.  Marlon Byrd had a hit, Ankiel hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Wright had a stolen base and Murphy was caught stealing.  Davis committed an error.

Scott Feldman won his fourth game of the season pitching 6 2/3 innings and giving up seven hits and no runs.  He walked one and struck out six.  James Russell pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings and Hector Rondon pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs.

David DeJesus had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Anthony Rizzo had two hits and an RBI and Alfonso Soriano had a hit.  Nate Schierholtz had two hits and an RBI, Luis Valbuena had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Welington Castillo had a hit and an RBI. Darwin Barney had a hit, Feldman had a hit and two RBI and Ryan Sweeney had a hit.  Soriano, Feldman and Sweeney each hit a double, Rizzo and Schierholtz each hit a homerun.  The Cubs were 4-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Castro committed an error.

In the fourth Valbuena hit a sacrifice fly to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead.  Castillo hit an RBI single and Feldman hit a two run double to make it a 4-0 Cubs lead.  Rizzo hit a solo homerun in the fifth to extend the lead to 5-0.  In the eighth Schierholtz hit a solo homerun and DeJesus hit a two run single to make it 8-0.  The Mets only two runs came in the ninth when Ankiel hit a two run homerun.  The final 8-2 in favor of the Cubs.

The Mets record fell to 16-24 and the Cubs improved their record to 18-24.  The two teams will play game three of their three game series on Sunday afternoon.

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Tags: Baseball Daniel Murphy David Wright Jeremy Hefner Matt Harvey New York Mets

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