Kansas City (2-1) at NY Mets (1-2)
When: Saturday, October 31st, 2015
Where: Citi Field, New York, NY
Time: 8:05 ET | TV: FOX
The New York Mets got right back in this year’s World Series by defeating the Kansas City Royals 9-3 on Friday night. David Wright and Curtis Granderson homered and rookie Noah Syndergaard pitched six solid innings to cut their World Series deficit to 2-1. Shut down in Kansas City, the Mets came out swinging in the first World Series game at Citi Field. Wright towered a two-run homer in the first inning and finished with four RBIs as New York broke loose for 12 hits off of Royals’ starter Yordano Ventura. Syndergaard set a serious tone with the first pitch, firing a 97 mph fastball to the backstop that sent Alcides Escobar to the dirt and got the crowd going. The Royals got to Syndergaard early and took a 3-2 lead after two innings, but that’s all Kansas City would get the rest of the night.
The Mets opted not to bring back Game 1 starter Matt Harvey on short rest so instead they’ll go with rookie Steven Matz to try and even things up tonight. He’ll be making his third postseason start after staring just six games in the regular season. Matz surrendered three runs and took the loss in Game 4 of the NLDS against the Dodgers, but pitched well in Chicago despite being pulled after just 4.2 innings. Overall, he’s pitched 9.2 innings allowing 4 runs while striking out 8. Chris Young will get the ball for Kansas City after pitching three scoreless innings in Game 1 in relief to get the win in 14 innings. He was a member of the Mets for two seasons back in 2011-12 starting 24 games compiling a 5-9 record and 3.76 ERA. Young has pitched 11.2 innings this postseason in both relief and starts allowing just 3 runs while striking out 15.
I picked the Mets last night, because I really didn’t think this series was over. I’m going to go with them again tonight. I believe the bats have woke up and I think they can get to Young early.
Pick: Mets -128