NY Mets (0-1) at Kansas City (1-0)
When: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Time: 8:05 ET | TV: FOX
Eric Hosmer’s sacrifice fly in the 14th inning scored Alcides Escobar with the winning run, and the Kansas City Royals outlasted the New York Mets for a 5-4 victory Tuesday in Game 1 of the World Series. The game lasted 5 hours and 9 minutes and was worth every minute of it. Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon, 42, became the oldest losing pitcher in World Series history when he gave up the winning unearned run. The Royals Chris Young worked three hitless innings, striking out four, to pick up the victory. The Royals got things started in the first inning when leadoff hitter Alcides Escobar hit an inside-the-park homerun off the leg of Yoenis Cespedes. The Mets scored a run in the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings before the Royals tied it at 3-3 in the bottom of the 6th. New York held a 1-run lead with one out in the 9th when Alex Gordon lined a homerun into center to send it to extra innings. Both teams will get right back at it tonight for Game 2.
Jacob deGrom gets the Game 2 start for New York and he’s been sensational in his first postseason. He’ll be making his 4th start and all of them on the road. He has won his previous three starts by limiting the Dodgers and Cubs to just four runs over 20 innings of work, while striking out 27. In fact, over his last 12 road starts overall, he’s 9-0. Look for another strong outing from deGrom again tonight as he tries to help the Mets even up this series. For Kansas City, it will be tough to figure out which Johnny Cueto will show up tonight. The former Red will get his shot tonight to try and hold home-field advantage for the Royals before they head to New York. Cueto lasted only two innings in Game 3 of the ALCS against Toronto surrendering 8 runs and 4 walks in an 11-8 loss. Before that, he two-hit Houston for 8 innings in the ALDS. In his last 12 starts, he’s allowed three or more runs in nine of them. He’s 0-1 against the Mets this year, but pitched well in one of his final Cincinnati starts.
I thought the Mets would win last night, but the Royals just kept coming back proving how good they really are. I don’t trust Cueto at all right now and deGrom is pitching lights-out. The Mets even the series tonight.
Pick: Mets -120