It seems that over the last few years whenever the Mets come to Chicago to play the Cubs, they always struggle. Monday’s opener in the series was no different. The team arrived to Chicago at 4am following their Sunday night game in New York against the Yankees. I’m sure the Mets were dealing with the hangover of the Subway Series and a late flight, so I’ll chalk this loss up to that.
The night started out just right. A sunny evening, pregame gathering at the bar with a few friends, great seats at the game and Johan Santana on the mound. The Mets might not have been getting hits early on, but neither were the Cubs. Until Joe Mather went deep with a two-run homer in the 4th. It was the 7th inning where it seemed like error after error for the Mets defense ultimately costing them the game.
I absolutely love Ronny Cedeno’s high socks and bright orange shoelaces (as seen above.)
In perhaps another sign of Ike Davis getting out of his slump, he did go deep in the 9th. Too little, too late as 6-1 was the final.
If you’re not familiar with Wrigley Field and the surrounding area, there is a Miller Lite billboard situated on a rooftop just outside the stadium on Sheffield Avenue. It’s appearance changes with every visiting team (or, in some cases, when a concert) comes to Wrigley Field. Here is the billboard for the Mets series…which for Monday’s game was pretty accurate:
Nik and I are back at Wrigley tonight and hope for a better outcome. Let’s go Mets!
*Many more pictures on Flickr