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Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs

June 4th, 2014 at 6:20 PM
By Steve Popoloski

The New York Mets (28-30) continue their eleven-game road trip with their second of three games with the Chicago Cubs (21-34) Tuesday night at Wrigley Field. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 PM. The Mets dropped the opener Monday night by a score of 2-1, on a walk-off RBI single by Nate Schierholtz. With the win, the Cubs improved to 4-6 in their last ten, while the Mets dropped to 7-3, snapping their three-game win streak.

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Mets Starting Lineup

  1. CF Matt den Dekker
  2. 2B Daniel Murphy
  3. 3B David Wright
  4. LF Curtis Granderson
  5. RF Bobby Abreu
  6. 1B Lucas Duda
  7. C Anthony Recker
  8. SS Ruben Tejada
  9. SP Daisuke Matsuzaka

Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-0, 2.45) will make the spot-start for the Mets, his second of the season and first since he started the second game of the Mets doubleheader with Arizona on May 25.

Edwin Jackson (3-5, 4.81) get the ball for the Cubs, coming off two straight losses. In six career starts against the Mets, Jackson is 2-2 with a 3.93 ERA and 38 strikeouts.

Pre-Game Notes

  • Matt den Dekker will make his third straight start in center field, batting leadoff despite just a .214 average and on-base percentage. His glove has solidified his spot in the lineup as he made two excellent plays in the Phillies series, while the Mets outfield corps continues to struggle.
Tags: Baseball, Daisuke Matsuzaka, David Wright, Edwin Jackson, Matt Den Dekker, MLB, Nate Schierholtz, New York, New York Mets, Wrigley Field

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