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Rivera had the third single in the ninth following hits by Loney and cheap Asdrubal Cabrera jersey off cheap Hector Rondon jersey (1 2) as the Mets jerseys beat the Cubs jerseys for the fifth time in six games after sweeping them in last year’s NL Championship Series.
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Arrieta retired 14 of the first 15 Mets jerseys hitters, including 12 straight following cheap Yoenis Cespedes jersey’ single in the first. He allowed one run and struck out eight in seven innings, his longest outing since June 11. Last year’s NL Cy Young Award winner got back on track after allowing four or more earned runs in three consecutive starts for the first time since 2012.
Syndergaard gave up one unearned run on seven hits through 5 2/3 innings. He struck out eight before being replaced by cheap Jerry Blevins jersey after throwing 105 pitches.
Syndergaard had his velocity early, reaching 100 mph in the first inning, and was able to escape jams in the first and second. He left in the fifth inning of his previous start, on July 8, with arm fatigue after allowing three runs in a loss to Washington.
New York’s cheap Michael Conforto jersey made his first start, in right field, since being recalled from Triple A Las Vegas on Sunday and went 0 for 3. He had pinch hit on Monday and singled.
Arrieta doubled with two out in the fourth, then was thrown out at the plate when he tried to score on cheap Tommy La Stella jersey’s single. Conforto may see time in center in the future, though. Conforto got off to a nice start with the Mets jerseys but was sent down on June 25 after a prolonged slump.
“This kid got sent out because he wasn’t hitting,” Collins said. “He gets his swing back and comes up and the first thing that hits him in the face is to play center field. So we’re going to ease him into it.”
Both Collins and Chicago manager Joe Maddon loaded their starting lineups with lefties against two of the major’s premier right handed starters. Maddon called out the split against Syndergaard as “enormously different.” Righties entered hitting .210 against him, lefties were batting .282. Against Arrieta, righties were hitting .182, lefties were at .215. Mets jerseys: The team said RHP cheap Matt Harvey jersey was resting comfortably after having season ending surgery for thoracic outlet surgery in St. Louis on Monday.
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RHP cheap Bartolo Colon jersey (8 4, 3.11) squares off against Chicago RHP cheap Kyle Hendricks jersey (8 6, 2.41) in the series finale Wednesday afternoon. Hendricks cheap jerseys allowed just three hits in six shutout innings in his last start against Texas on Friday and has a 1.70 ERA in his last 11 outings.