Mets’ 5-game profitable streak ends after unfortunate 4th inning for Tylor Megill results in 7-2 loss

CHICAGO — It felt similar to the Mets may do no flawed for five video video games.

Then all the sudden, all of it went flawed in Chicago and the Mets’ worthwhile streak obtained right here to an end. The comeback kids from closing week couldn’t overcome an early 4-1 hole and misplaced 7-2 inside the first sport of a three-game assortment on Tuesday at Wrigley Subject.

Tylor Megill had two easy innings and 1 and a pair of/3 robust ones inside the loss (5-3). He allowed 4 runs inside the second however it was a flukey fourth that may have worth the Mets (25-24) and Megill in all probability probably the most.

Each of the runs allowed by Megill inside the fourth have been unearned, nevertheless after a bobbled ball in left topic by Tommy Pham, an overturned identify on second base and some two-out singles, the Mets have been down 6-1 and Megill was pulled for Dominic Leone after 78 pitches.

Down 4-1 coming into the inning, Mike Tauchman lined one to Pham in left topic, nevertheless the ball fell out of Pham’s glove and he didn’t make a circus-like play to get the runner out. Tauchman slid safely into second. Megill was virtually out of the inning after hanging out Patrick Knowledge and Yan Gomes, however it unraveled from there.

Matt Mervis singled to correct topic and Tauchman scored. He was known as out at second with Starling Marte making a clutch play to Francisco Lindor, nevertheless the Cubs challenged the choice, and it was overturned. Nico Hoerner then hit one correct to the sting of the mud between second and third base and Lindor made a unbelievable stop, nevertheless his throw to first pulled Pete Alonso off the bag to position runners on the corners.

Dansby Swanson’s opposite-field single to correct scored Mervis, put the Cubs (21-26) up 6-1, and ended Megill’s day.

Megill gave up 4 earned inside the second inning, along with a leadoff residence run to Seiya Suzuki.

Rookie slugger Christopher Morel turned the first Cubs hitter since Sammy Sosa to homer in 5 straight when he took Stephen Nogosek deep on the second pitch he seen inside the seventh. It was his ninth residence run since being known as up from Triple-A Iowa on Could 9 and it gave Chicago a 7-2 lead.

Alonso hit his 18th residence run of the season off Drew Smyly (5-1) inside the excessive of the fourth inning. The excessive of the Mets’ order loaded the bases with no outs inside the excessive of the sixth to hold up Alonso as soon as extra. However there might be no theatrics this time.

Smyly was modified by right-hander Jeremiah Estrada, who purchased Alonso to chop one to third base. Brandon Nimmo scored on the facility out and the Mets then pinch-hit Daniel Vogelbach in opposition to the right-handed Estrada. However the slugger obtained right here up empty, and so did Marte, who stranded two to complete the inning.

Jeff McNeil stranded two additional inside the excessive of the seventh. The Mets went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring place and stranded six runners.


Originally posted 2023-05-24 02:56:09.