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CI Recap (9/13/17) – Cubs 17, Mets 5: Welcome to Blowout City, Population Cubs

Things got started somewhat slowly and the Cubs squandered a few early chances to crack the game open. Neither starting pitcher was sharp, though Jon Lester was able to grind through his outing with much more success than Matt Harvey. Even so, the score remained knotted at 2-2 until the Cubs opened up a lead in the 4th inning.

Willson Contreras made up for an egregious baserunning error with a two-run single and the Cubs never looked back. They scored a dozen runs in their last three innings to really pad the lead and ensure that not even Justin Grimm could make it a close game.

Why The Cubs Won

They scored all the runz. They collected 16 hits (only two homers) and walked 11 times to keep the bases clogged all night long, eventually busting things open by stringing everything together. Believe it or not, the score could have been even more lopsided.

Five of the six Mets pitchers allowed at least one run in the game, same goes for walks. It was one of those in which the Cubs were just relentless. The top half of the order did a ton of damage and the replacements even announced their presence with authority.

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Source:: Cubs Insider

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