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Sport MLB wrap: Cubs sweep Mets in New York for first time since 1991

05:15  04 june  2018
05:15  04 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Noah Syndergaard injury update: Mets pitcher placed on DL with sore index finger

  Noah Syndergaard injury update: Mets pitcher placed on DL with sore index finger Syndergaard hasn't been the dominant "Thor" of past seasons, but he is 4-1, tied with deGrom for most wins among starters, with a 3.06 ERA.The move came after Syndergaard, 25, was examined Tuesday at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery for soreness in the finger. He had been listed as the Wednesday's probable starter for the Mets (26-25) against the first-place Braves.

- The first appendectomy was performed by Dr. William W. Grant, a medical marvel at the time that's saved countless lives since . But the win ensured the Cubs swept the season series from the Mets , winning all seven games against New York .

Take a look at our Major League Baseball Betting Preview between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets on Friday. While the pitching has struggled at times , the offense has been showing signs of life, particularly that of first baseman Anthony Rizzo.

The Cubs are no strangers to long droughts, and they snapped another one Sunday against the Mets.

With a 2-0 win, the Cubs swept the Mets in New York for the first time since 1991. The four-game sweep was made complete with seven shutout innings from Jon Lester, who also struck out seven batters while improving to 6-2 this season.

The Cubs have now won seven of their last eight and four in a row to move within two games of the Brewers in the National League Central. Chicago is also second in MLB with a plus-93 run differential.

Javier Baez broke a seventh-inning tie by stealing home. It was his eighth stolen base of the season.

Fire breaks out at Citi Field while Mets are on road trip

  Fire breaks out at Citi Field while Mets are on road trip The FDNY said on Twitter there was a fire inside a stadium display case and it was “under control" just after 4 p.m. Wednesday.There was a loud blast inside the stadium around 3:45 p.m. ET, according to a report on Twitter.

Not this time. Not with New York 's array of power arms, and Murphy swinging a hot stick that made him the NLCS MVP. The Mets advanced to the World Series for the first time since they lost to the crosstown Yankees in five games in 2000.

The New York Mets wasted no time finishing off the Chicago Cubs , winning Game 4 of the National League championship 8-3 to complete a rather stunning sweep . That means New York has punched its ticket to the World Series for the first time since 2000.

After enduring a 14-inning marathon Saturday, Joe Maddon opted to rest Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo. The move paid off as the two stars got some R and R and the Cubs still picked up a win.

Stud of the Night

a crowd of people watching a baseball game: Javier Baez © (Getty Images) Javier Baez

Cardinals starter Michael Wacha took a no-hitter into the ninth inning, ultimately tossing eight shutout innings in a 5-0 win over the Pirates. Wacha walked two and struck out eight while allowing just one hit to lead off the ninth. He improved to 7-1 with the win.

Eddie Rosario became the first Twins hitter to collect multiple three-home run games in a 7-5 win over the Indians. Rosario, who now has 13 home runs this season, capped the game with a walk-off home run.

Mets injury updates: Ace Noah Syndergaard will not start Sunday, closer Jeurys Familia placed on DL

  Mets injury updates: Ace Noah Syndergaard will not start Sunday, closer Jeurys Familia placed on DL Syndergaard was originally placed on the DL May 29 with a strained ligament in the index finger of his pitching hand. He has tallied a 4-1 record with a 3.06 ERA in 2018.Familia landed on the 10-day DL Friday with right shoulder soreness. He has registered a 2.48 ERA and 14 saves in 29 innings pitched this season.MORE: Fire breaks out at Citi Field while Mets are on road trip © Getty Images New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard New York has dealt with injuries throughout 2018.

MLB : NLCS- New York Mets at Chicago Cubs . CHICAGO (Reuters) - The New York Mets completed a four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series with an 8-3 rout on Wednesday that put them into the World Series for the first time since 2000.

NLCS MVP Daniel Murphy stays hot as Mets complete sweep , gain Series berth. ( New York Daily News). "Having faith in ourselves since Day 1 brought us here." Related: lucas duda comes alive in clincher against cubs .

Dud of the Night

Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor went 0 for 4 with a strikeout in a 3-1 loss to the Angels. The 24-year-old slugger lowered his average to .211 after batting just .204 last season.

Highlight

The Braves really have a flair for the dramatic:

The walk-off home run helped Atlanta earn a 4-2 win over the Nationals. Charlie Culberson has eight career home runs. Four of them have been of the walk-off variety.

What's Next

Diamondbacks (31-27) at Giants (29-30) 10:00 p.m. ET — Both teams have rediscovered form in recent games, but the National League West has been a bit mediocre this season. Arizona will send Zack Godley (5-4, 4.38 ERA) to the mound. After a hot start, Godley has just one win since the end of April. The Diamondbacks lead the division, but every team is within six games of the top spot.

Mets release first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, recall Dominic Smith .
Gonzalez batted .241 with six home runs and 26 RBIs in 53 games for New York this season.New York announced Sunday it has cut Adrián González. The team will promote Dominic Smith to fill González’s spot on the active roster.

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