Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Kansas City Royals win the World Series over the New York Mets in extra innings

The New York Mets were defeated by the Kansas City Royals on Sunday night in game five of the World Series.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 7-2 in 12 innings.  Matt Harvey started for the Mets and pitched brilliantly but couldn't finish the job as he convinced his manager to let him out for the ninth and then blew the game.  The Mets offense only managed four hits with two of them coming from Michael Conforto. 

Harvey pitched 8+ innings giving up five hits and two runs with two walks and nine strikeouts.  Jeurys Familia pitched two innings with two strikeouts and got charged with his third blown save of the series even though I wouldn't put this one on him.  Jon Niese pitched an inning giving up a hit, Addison Reed pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and five runs with four of them being earned and he walked one.  Bartolo Colon pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit. 

Edinson Volquez pitched six innings giving up two hits and two runs with one of them being earned.  He walked five and struck out five.  Kelvin Herrera pitched three innings giving up a hit and striking out three, Luke Hochevar won the game pitching two innings and walking one and Wade Davis pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out three. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, David Wright had a hit and Daniel Murphy drew two walks.  Lucas Duda had an RBI and drew two walks, Conforto had two hits and Wilmer Flores drew a walk.  Granderson hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Wright and Murphy each committed an error. 

Alcides Escobar had a hit, an RBI, Ben Zobrist had a hit and drew a walk and Lorenzo Cain had two hits and three RBI with a walk.  Eric Hosmer had two hits and an RBI, Mike Moustakas had a hit and Salvador Perez had a hit and an RBI.  Alex Gordon drew a walk, Christian Colon had a hit and an RBI and Volquez had a hit.  Hosmer, Escobar and Cain each hit a double.  The Royals were 4-11 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Cain had two stolen bases and Hosmer and Dyson each had one.  Hosmer committed an error. 

In the first Granderson hit a solo homerun giving the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth Duda hit a sac fly to make it a 2-0 game.  In the ninth Hosmer hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 2-1.  Perez hit an RBI groudnout to tie the game at two.  It was a crazy play as Hosmer sprinted home as Wright threw to first base to get the out, a good throw would of nailed him and won the game for the Mets sending it back to Kansas City but that didn't happen.  In the 12th Colon hit an RBI single to give the Royals their first lead at 3-2, Escobar hit an RBI double to make it 4-2 and Cain hit a three run double to push the lead to 7-2 which would be the final score of the game.  The World Series ended in five games although it was very competitive and the Mets had the lead in every game.  The Kansas City Royals are your 2015 World Series Champions after falling last year in game seven of the World Series.  We put a wrap on another great MLB season and postseason and look forward to spring training 2016.   

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