Mets Take Two from Cubs

May 21, 2013

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Few things beat an easy walk to a baseball stadium. It’s even better when I can take a short stroll to see my team play. So this past weekend I took in three MetsCubs games at Wrigley Field. The team won on Friday, lost on Saturday and won again on Sunday.

Friday May 17, a 3-2 win:

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Not much more needs to be said about this game than the name Matt Harvey. Harvey rebounded from a rough first inning to win the game from the mound (no walks and six strikeouts) and from the batters box, hitting an RBI single that scored Rick Ankiel from second base for the go-ahead and game-winning run. Other highlights included solo home runs from David Wright and Daniel Murphy. The weather was a bit cooler than preferred, but the view from section 425 was great. Selected pictures below, click on the images for a larger view. Full picture set is here.

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Saturday May 18, an 8-2 loss:

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Well, the weather was better on this day, but the game was not. Nik and I scalped some cheap 500 level seats but sat in empty seats in section 234. The seats were great and being under the overhang to block some sun was good too. Jeremy Hefner got the start and did ok for the most part. He did give up four runs, but he wasn’t getting much run support either. Rick Ankiel went deep in the ninth, but it was too little, too late. Selected pictures below, click on the images for a larger view. Full picture set is here.

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The 7 Line from NY organized a big group outing for the game, complete with awesome-looking orange shirts. They took over a whole section in the bleachers, and the pictures looking towards them were great. It was a really awesome sight to see.

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Sunday May 19, a 4-3 win:

Another lovely day weather-wise, and the game was touch and go as the Cubs led 3-1 until the seventh inning, when Juan Lagares hit his first MLB home run, a two-run shot to tie the game. Daniel Murphy hit the go-ahead home run in the eighth to give the Mets the lead. The Mets relievers did their job to help seal the 4-3 win and take the series from the Cubs. Views are from section 237. Selected pictures below, click on the images for a larger view. Full picture set is here.

Mets-Cubs 5/19/13

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