Johan Santana (R) of the New York Mets spits after giving up a single to Alfonso Soriano (L) of the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning of their MLB baseball game in Chicago, June 25, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
By ANDREW KEH
The New York Times
CHICAGO ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â The Mets players wandered ghostlike around the antique grounds.
For a few drowsy hours, they flailed their bats about, floating baseballs harmlessly into the blustery air above Wrigley Field, bowling others softly through the stadiumÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s checkered grass. They snapped their gloves at balls that eluded them like butterflies.
The Mets came here looking for an easy series against the Chicago Cubs, who started the day in sixth place in the National League Central. Instead, they were ones who looked meek, falling, 6-1, for their third straight loss… Read More