During that span, the Cubs' offense was sputtering. They are a team that has posted double-digit run performances six times in the last month, but the Cubs have also allowed 10 or more runs four times as well. "I just don't pay attention".
Brewers 5, Pirates 2 • Eric Thames hit his 29th home run, Domingo Santana went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and host Milwaukee beat Pittsburgh.
"It was a really good night for us", he said. "This win was really important for us".
With the Cubs still leading the National League Central by two games ahead of the Cardinals, fans are anticipating another deep playoff run.
Lester is 4-1 with a 3.97 ERA in six career starts vs. the Mets, including a 14-3 victory in NY on June 13 when he struck out 10 and allowed one run in seven innings. Wildness elevated the right-hander's pitch count to 93.
"Right now, you need to trust your guys more than anything". "All those walks are going to lead to runs".
Asdrubal Cabrera had three hits for NY. Travis Taijeron, Travis d'Arnaud and Nori Aoki each had an RBI.
The Mets had given the 23-year old a brief 1-0 lead in the fourth. The Chicago Cubs have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. But the deluge began with a perfectly-executed safety squeeze bunt from pitcher Jose Quintana. Schwarber scored again in the fifth on a solo homer to right. The lefty's pitch was a tad high.
Bryant snapped his slump in a big way with his 26th homer, a three-run drive, and a sacrifice fly on Tuesday night.
Zobrist singled in a run in the sixth, and Happ homered to left in the seventh to make it 7-2. Aoki drove in the final run with groundout in the ninth. Contreras was 0-for-1 with three walks, as Rene Rivera replaced him behind the dish to start the eighth. Shortstop Addison Russell has been out since August 3 with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, and he isn't even running at full speed. Arrieta still isn't ready for a bullpen session, and a return date for the right-hander hasn't been set.