The pitching match-up was as good as advertised as neither the Mets or the Cubs could manage must offense in the 2-1 win for the Mets.
The Cubs scored their only run in the bottom of the third on a throwing error by Rivera. The Mets scored in the top of the sixth on a Granderson sacrifice fly. The Mets took the lead in the top of the ninth with an RBI single by Rivera.
Neither of the starting pitchers factored into the decision. Syndergaard gave up 1 run on 7 hits while striking out 8 and walking 2 over 5 and 2/3 innings. Robles got the win in relief. Arrieta gave up 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 8 and walking 1 over 7 innings. Rondón took the loss.
The Cubs and Mets wrap up their series today at 1:20 PM.