Daytona used a five-run second to cruise to a 7-3 victory in game one. The Mets were unable to hold a 3-0 lead in game two and fell 4-3 in 12 innings.
In game one, Angel Cuan gave up five runs and five hits in just 1 1/3 innings. The Cubs had a five-run second inning against Cuan.
Kyle Allen allowed two runs and four hits in 3 2/3 innings and struck out two.
John Church pitched two scoreless innings in relief for the Mets.
Rylan Sandoval hit a leadoff home run to center in the first to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Travis Taijeron ripped a two-run homer to left to cut the deficit to 7-3 in the fourth inning.
In game two, Erik Goeddel had a no-hitter entering the sixth inning, but the Cubs exploded with three runs to tie the score.
Goeddel allowed three runs and three hits in five innings with one walk and two strikeouts.
Jeff Walters tossed two scoreless innings in relief while allowing two hits striking out one.
Adam Kolarek also was effective out of the bullpen as he did not allow a run in two innings of work and gave up two hits and struck out two.
Taylor Whitenton kept the Cubs off the scoreboard as he pitched two innings and struck out one. Hamilton Bennett allowed one run two hits with one walk in an inning and was tagged with the loss.
Allan Dykstra went 2-for-4 with an RBI and T.J. Rivera and Juan Torres each drove in a run.
The Mets will look to bounce back on Tuesday against the Cubs at 10:30 a.m. at Digital Domain Park. Tyler Pill is the scheduled starter for the Mets.