Mets 10, Cubs 3: Lessons learned

The Cubs lost and their winning streak ended at seven, but we found out some things.

Heavy rain overnight faded into drizzly, cloudy skies in Chicago Wednesday afternoon, a hint of autumn to come, and after an exciting walkoff win in the suspended game from Tuesday night, the Cubs turned in a clunker of a 10-3 loss to the Mets in the regularly-scheduled game Wednesday, ending their seven-game winning streak. For the Mets, the 10 runs were just one fewer than they had scored in their previous six games combined.

This game was not without lessons, though! First, we found out that Alec Mills actually might be a decent fringe big-league starter. Sure, the results (five innings, four runs) weren’t great, but those runs were the result of one bad pitch, a fastball that Todd Frazier crushed into the left-field bleachers with the bases loaded in the first inning.

And really, the game was more or less over at that point. Mills settled down and threw four more innings reasonably well, allowing just two more hits and a walk after Frazier’s slam. What really hurt was walking Michael Conforto just before the slam. Mills struck out …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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