Rizzo leads off, goes long; Happ hits slam as Cubs rout Mets

He allowed a run and five hits over seven innings.

So much for that Mets’ winning streak.

What’s next: The Mets conclude the series with the Cubs. Maddon was asked what would happen if the lineup worked on Tuesday. Entering the game, the righty owned a 2.41 spanning his last seven outings.

Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo (44) follows through on an hits an RBI double as New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud watches during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in New York. And, it sounds like Rizzo has been lobbying to give it a shot.

Rizzo, who was previously in the No. 3 spot of the order, broke the news Tuesday morning on David Kaplan’s radio show on ESPN 1000.

Happ is now slugging.512 after the opposite-field blast. “I also say I can pitch and play the outfield too”.

He surrendered six hits and walked three batters in a 62-pitch effort that raised his ERA 1.03 runs from 3.45 to 4.48.

As for Yoenis Cespedes, the Mets left fielder appeared fine, going 2-for-2 with a RBI double but the Mets announced he was removed from the game after the fifth inning “due to the game situation”. Teams rarely announce during the game that players were removed because of the score.

Rizzo said he’s excited for the opportunity to leadoff and texted the news to Cubs former leadoff hitter Dexter Fowler, who signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in December.

Jay Bruce robbed Kyle Schwarber of a home run in the eighth inning in one of the few bright spots for the Mets, giving the remaining fans something to cheer about in the 14-3 loss.