The New York Mets and pitcher Bartolo Colon welcome in the Chicago Cubs and pitcher Jake Arrieta this Saturday night. The matchup between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets will take place on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 7:15 p.m. ET at Citi Field. The game will be broadcast on FOX.
The Chicago Cubs have been looking a little out of form lately. The Cubs are No. 2 in baseball and still one of the best teams with a 50-26 record. This season the Cubs are 10 games over .500 on the road and are averaging 5.7 runs per game. The Cubs will send Jake Arrieta to the mound for this game. He is known of being capable of winning the big games when it counts. Last time out he won but was tagged for 5 ER and a home run through five innings against the Reds. He has gone just five innings in each of his past two starts, with his pitch count climbing early as he’s struggled with his control. He has 2-1 record and a 1.82 ERA in his five career starts against the Mets. Chicago is going to be be ready for this one with Arrieta taking control at the mound.
The New York Mets now trail both Miami and the Nationals in the division standings. This puts the Mets a half game out of the Wild Card slot. The Mets pitching staff is comprised with some of the best young arms in the game. Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard are two examples of these young guns. The Mets are sending 43 year old Bartolo Colon to the mound for this game. He has a 6-4 record with a 2.86 ERA. He has dominated as of late, and only allowed two or less earned runs in each of his last seven starts. The Mets are 9-6 in his 15 starts, and he is best at home where his ERA is 2.63. The Mets have a lot of injury of late, and have only averaged 3.4 runs per game during the last week. Best Sports Site Blog is looking for Colon to break down and run out of gas in this game. Look for Cubs infielders Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant to be too much for him to keep in check, and for the Cubs to be the victor in this one.