World Series Game 1 and 2

Game one of the 2015 World Series between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals have a little bit of everything.  Alcides Escobar hit an inside the park home run in the bottom of the first inning to give the Royals a 1-0 lead.    It was the first since Mule Haas of the Philadelphia A’s did in the 1929 World Series.  The Mets bounced back to take the lead 3-1 going into the sixth inning but the Royals tied  it.  Then Wilmer Flores got a hit that bounced off Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer and the Mets took the lead 4-3 going into the bottom of the ninth inning.   Jeurys Familia has been money in the bank for the Mets as their closer not blowing a save since July 30th.  However, Alex Gordon hit a home run to tied the game at 4 and it went into extra innings.    The Royals didn’t give up any more runs for the last six innings.   The game lasted 5 hours and 9 minutes a new Series record for a game length  Hosmer made up for his error by hitting a sacrifice fly to score Ben Zobrist with the winning run to give the Royals a 5-4 win and a 1-0 series lead.  Lost in the game was the pitching performance of Edinson Volquez who was pitching a great game, but with a heavy heart.  His dad passed away of  heart attack and was not told until he was relieved in the sixth inning.

Game two of the series was different because Johnny Cueto dominated the Mets lineup pitching a complete game in a Royals 7 to 1 win and a 2-0 lead in the series.    The Royals had a 4 run 5th inning and a 3 run 8th inning that put the game out of reach.  Eric Hosmer led the way with a 2 run single and Alcides Escobar had an RBI triple in the 8th inning.  The Mets are in deep trouble since they lost the first two games with their two main starters Matt Harvey and Jacob DeGrom on the hill.  It will be up to Noah Syndergaard in-game three on Friday night at Citi Field against the Royals Yordano Ventura with first pitch at 8:00 P.M.

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