6/22/19 Game Preview: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs

6/22/19 Game Preview: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs


6/22/19 Game Preview: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs


The New York Mets (36-40) did something they rarely do yesterday: earn a win at Wrigley Field. Jeff McNeil was a star for the Mets, launching a two run homer and delivering the go-ahead single to help the Mets beat the Chicago Cubs (41-34) 5-4. The Mets will now look to pick up their second straight win by topping the Cubs again this afternoon. First pitch for today’s game is scheduled for 2:20 p.m. at Wrigley Field.

Jun 21, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Mets right fielder Michael Conforto (30) celebrates his home run against the Chicago Cubs with New York Mets third baseman J.D. Davis (28) during the sixth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Young-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets will send righty Zack Wheeler (5-5, 4.94 ERA) to the mound today. Wheeler was hit hard in his last start, giving up five runs (four earned) in six innings to lose to the Atlanta Braves on Monday. The Cubs will counter with left hander Jose Quintana (4-6, 3.87 ERA). Quintana was decent in his last start, allowing two runs in five innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers last Sunday, but he didn’t factor in the decision. The Cubs went on to lose that game 3-2.

Local Coverage:

Television: WPIX

Radio: WCBS

New York Mets Lineup:

Pre-Game Notes:

  • Wheeler is 1-1 with a 5.14 ERA in four career starts against the Cubs.
  • Quintana is 2-1 with a 1.35 ERA in three starts against the Mets.
  • Todd Frazier, Amed Rosario, and Wilson Ramos are back in the Mets’ lineup today, batting cleanup, seventh, and sixth respectively.
  • Jason Heyward is 8 for 24 with two doubles, two home runs, and three RBI’s in his career against Wheeler.
  • Robinson Cano is 7 for 19 with a homer and two RBI’s in his career against Quintana.
  • Cano is also off today. Jeff McNeil starts at second base and bats leadoff.

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