The Cubs jumped on Walker Lockett in the third inning, holding on to beat the Mets 7-4. >> Box score
4 things to know from Thursday's game...
1) Lockett didn't allow a hit through the first two innings of his Mets debut, but he ran into some trouble in the third. A Daniel Descalso RBI single got the Cubs on the board. A couple of batters later, Kris Bryant blooped an RBI hit, followed by an Anthony Rizzo two-run double. Just like that, the Mets trailed 4-3.A Javy Baez triple made it a 5-3 game, and that would finish Lockett's night, as he was pulled for Brooks Pounders.
2) Pete Alonso's power surge made its way to the Windy City, as the rookie laced his 25th home run of the season in the third inning. His two-run shot off of Tyler Chatwood put the Mets up 3-0. He is now just one home run away from the Mets' rookie record.
3) The Mets took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning, but it could have been more. The Mets loaded the bases with nobody out, but Carlos Gomez bounced into a double play (scoring the lone run) and Lockett struck out to end the threat.
4) Wilmer Font gave the Mets three strong innings in relief. He allowed just one hit and struck out five while eating up the middle innings after Lockett's early exit.
The Mets and Cubs continue their four-game set on Friday afternoon at 2:20 p.m. Jason Vargas (3-3, 3.74 ERA) goes for the Mets against Cubs' righty Yu Darvish (2-3, 4.65 ERA).