The Mets were destroyed in ugly fashion by the Cubs tonight after dealing with owner Fred Wilpon’s nasty comments about several players. The team had a meeting in the locker room before the game to clear the air but it certainly didn’t work judging by the outcome of this game.
The Mets had three errors in the game and allowed 5 unearned runs. The lack of concentration in the field was almost comical. There were several misplays that weren’t called errors either. It was just ugly all the way around.
Jon Niese wasn’t sharp and didn’t get any help from the defense. He threw 86 pitches through 5 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on 7 hits and 1 walk.
The Mets did have 9 hits and 1 walk in the game but left 8 runners on base. Jose Reyes, Ronny Paulino, and Ruben Tejada had 2 hits apiece but there wasn’t much else happening offensively.