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Mets 101 Game Preview: Chicago Cubs at New York Mets

August 16th, 2014 at 3:41 PM
By Mike Phillips

After winning 3-2 last night, the New York Mets (58-65) snapped a three game losing streak. Eric Campbell's three run home run in the fourth inning proved to be the difference in a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs (52-69). The Mets will now look to win their second in a row against Chicago as the two teams resume their series tonight. First pitch at Citi Field is scheduled for 7:10 pm.

The Mets will send lefty Jonathon Niese (6-8, 3.46 ERA) to the mound. Niese finally got his sixth win of the year in his last outing, tossing seven innings of two run ball to beat the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday. The Cubs will counter with right hander Dan Straily (1-2, 4.93 ERA). Straily will be making his Cubs debut after coming over in the Jeff Samardzjia trade with the Oakland A's.

Local Coverage:

Television: WPIX

Radio: WOR

New York Mets Lineup:

  1. RF Curtis Granderson
  2. 2B Daniel Murphy
  3. 3B David Wright
  4. 1B Lucas Duda
  5. C Travis d'Arnaud
  6. LF Matt den Dekker
  7. CF Juan Lagares
  8. SS Wilmer Flores
  9. SP Jonathon Niese

Pre-Game Notes:

  • Straily last pitched in the Major Leagues on May 7th, when he was a member of the A's.
  • Chicago native Curtis Granderson is in the midst of a 1 for 21 skid.
  • There will be a Boyz II Men concert after the game today as a part of the Mets' concert series.
  • Wilmer Flores is in the lineup tonight, but he will likely receive a day off in the next couple of days. Flores has now started 10 consecutive games at shortstop.

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