Mets: Three takeaways from Monday’s loss to the Cubs
May 11, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer (23) hits a single during the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
The Mets were incredibly unlucky
The Mets deserved a better fate on Monday, as a half dozen liners they hit found gloves.
So far this season, the Mets are in the top of the league in LD %, but the bottom of the league in BABIP, and those stats were on display on Monday.
In the eighth inning, Lucas Duda‘s bullet turned into a line drive double play. In the ninth, with Curtis Granderson on first and no one out, Dilson Herrera hit an absolute seed that looked to be ticketed for the outfield. The Mets would’ve had runners on first and third at the very least, but Starlin Castro made an unbelievable play diving to his left to catch the liner on the fly.
This will even out for the Mets, and when it does, it’ll show in the win column.