Ivy's Roundup: Cubs leave New York with the swee-oh wait

Ivy's Roundup: Cubs leave New York with the swee-oh wait

The Cubs had a good series against the Mets, despite the horrible loss in the last game, let’s take a look at the recap for this series.

 

6/14 @ Mets: W 6-3

6/15 @ Mets: W 5-2

6/16 @ Mets: L 3-4

 

6/14- Edwin Jackson hasn’t been on the winning side of things for much of this season, but the Cubs backed him up with a big inning offensively and he took care of the rest. The Cubs scored five runs in the first two innings including a bases clearing triple by David DeJesus, who later left the game with an injured right shoulder. Nate Schierholtz, who was bumped up to the third spot in the lineup, hit a solo home run in the first, the other four runs scored came in the second inning off Mets’ starter Shaun Marcum. Anthony Rizzo also had a nice night with the bat, going 3-for-4 after manager Dale Sveum moved him down to the fifth spot. The Mets scored their only run off Jackson on an RBI single from Daniel Murphy in the third inning, besides that, Jackson was great. He pitched six innings and gave up just one run on five hits, struck out seven and walked three. This was Jackson’s second straight start in which he has only given up one run.

6/15- Scott Feldman has been nothing but stellar so far this season. This start was no exception, he allowed only one run on two hits and struck out six over seven innings. He also provided all the offense before he left the game. He hit a two run single off Mets’ starter Jonathon Niese in the fourth inning. The Cubs scored three more runs after Feldman was taken out of the game in the eighth, including a two run double by Starlin Castro. The Mets added one more run, and RBI single off Carlos Villanueva in the eighth inning. This was Scott Feldman’s second best start of the season; the other came on May 6th. against the Rangers when he kept them scoreless through seven.

6/16- The Cubs were well on their way to a sweep and a four game winning streak. Then, in a blink of an eye, it had fallen apart. There are some things that just don’t go together, one of those seems to be Carlos Marmol and save situations. Marmol has pitched well for the most part in his setup role this season and since Kevin Gregg had been used four days in a row, Marmol got the call to close out the game. Matt Garza pitched seven strong innings and found ways to get out of trouble and to keep the Mets from getting any runs; he only gave up three hits. Matt Garza was in line for the win with a 3-0 lead when Marmol came in and surrendered a long home run to former Cub Marlon Byrd to start the bottom of the ninth inning and make it 3-1. He then walked Lucas Duda and gave up a single to John Buck, setting up the stage for Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who came into the game with a .103 average. Marmol gave up the three-run walk-off home run to Nieuwenhuis to give the Mets the 4-3 win and avoid the sweep.

 

Looking Ahead

The Cubs continue to play within their division, as they face the St. Louis Cardinals for a four game series. Here are the probable pitchers and game details:

 

 

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Monday, June 17, 2013 @ 6:05 p.m. CT

Travis Wood, LHP (5-5, 2.65 ERA) vs. Shelby Miller, RHP (7-4, 2.21 ERA)

 

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 7:15 p.m. CT

Jeff Samardzija, RHP (3-7, 3.46 ERA) vs. Adam Wainwright, RHP (10-3, 2.18 ERA)

 

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 @ 7:15 p.m. CT

Edwin Jackson, RHP (3-8, 5.40 ERA) vs. Jake Westbrook, RHP (2-2, 2.05 ERA)

 

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Thursday, June 20, 2013 @ 7:15 p.m. CT

Scott Feldman, RHP (6-5, 3.05 ERA) vs. Lance Lynn, RHP (9-1, 3.56 ERA)

 

Thank you so much for reading and as always, Go Cubs!

-Ivy

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