Led by Jacob deGrom and his 13 strikeouts, the Mets broke a franchise record with 24 strikeouts in their 7-1 loss to the Cubs on Saturday night.
The Mets broke the previous record of 20 strikeouts, which was set on August 1, 1999 in a 13-inning game against the Cubs.
DeGrom racked up six strikeouts in the first three innings and recorded back-to-back strikeouts in the sixth to help him avoid futher damage in the inning.
He struck out his 13th batter in the seventh inning before giving way to Robert Gsellman, who had three strikeouts.
Jeurys Familia and Jerry Blevins each struck out two batters, while Hansel Robles fanned Luke Farrell in the 11th inning for the Mets' 21st strikeout.
RHP Tim Peterson struck out three batters in two innings, giving the Mets 24 in total on the night.