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Mets (39-36) At Cubs (26-48) Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

Lately, things haven't been going so well for the New York Mets.

The Amazins' have lost four straight after taking the series opener last Friday away from the New York Yankees, including losing the first two games against the hapless Chicago Cubs.

The Mets will look to avoid the sweep on Wednesday afternoon when Jon Niese takes the mound looking for his sixth win of the season.

Niese has been pitching much better recently, going 3-1 in his last six starts. In his most recent trip to the rubber, Niese picked up a victory against the Yankees by going for 6.1 innings and allowing just two runs.

Chicago will counter with ex-Notre Dame wide receiver, Jeff Samardzija. The 27-year-old was pitching well most of the year before being shelled in his last three starts. In those outings, Samardzija has surrendered 16 earned runs in 14 innings.

New York is hoping his problems will continue for at least another day.

TV: SNY

Time: 2:20 p.m. ET

For more on the Mets, please be sure to check out our blog Amazin' Avenue and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.


Current Series

Cubs lead the series 2-0

Mon 06/25 WP: Travis Wood (2 - 3)
LP: Johan Santana (5 - 4)
1 - 6 loss
Tue 06/26 WP: Scott Maine (1 - 1)
SV: Carlos Marmol
LP: Dillon Gee (5 - 6)
3 - 5 loss

New York Mets
@ Chicago Cubs

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012, 2:20 PM EDT
Wrigley Field

Jon Niese vs Jeff Samardzija

Sunny. Winds blowing out to center field at 15-25 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.

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