Originally posted on 213 Miles From Shea  |  Last updated 6/14/13
The Mets and Cubs start a series in New York tonight as the Mets continue to look for a reliable source of offense. Yesterday Harvey allowed one run, and that was enough to lose the game as the Mets bats did nothing for him, even with David Wright going 3-4. Anyway tonight Edwin Jackson gets the nod for Cubs as he goes up against Shaun Marcum. Marcum was the definition of hard luck in his last outing. After the the Mets / Marlins game went into extras, Marcum took the hill and tossed 7 scorless frames. In his 8th inning, the 20th in the game, he allowed one run, which saddled him with the loss. It was one of the longest relief outings in major league baseball since the late 80′s and an impressive outing for Shaun forcing his season ERA down to 4.96. However, the Mets bats struggled and he is now 0-7 on the season. The Cubs have the following numbers against Marcum: DeJesus 3-23, 2B Navarro 5-19, HR Castro 2-16, 3B, HR Barney 4-14, 3 2B, HR Soriano 2-11, 2B Edwin Jackson is 2-8 this season over 12 games and 65.2 innings while posting an ERA of 5.76. He picked up the loss against the Mets earlier this season allowing 3 ER over 6.2 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers against Edwin: Byrd 6-21, 4 2B, HR Buck 3-16, HR Wright 4-13, HR Murphy 2-12, HR Valdespin 0-6 Lets Go Mets! Tweet
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