The New York Mets were defeated by the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night in game four of the World Series. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 5-3. Steven Matz started and pitched pretty well, the bullpen wasn't bad but Tyler Clippard wasn't good. Michael Conforto led the offense with a couple of hits and RBI.
Matz pitched five innings giving up seven hits and two runs with no walks and five strikeouts. Jon Niese pitched to two batters and retired them both, Bartolo Colon pitched to one batter and struck him out and Addison Reed pitched an inning striking out one. Clippard pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two runs with two walks, Jeurys Familia pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up an unearned run and Hansel Robles pitched an inning striking out two.
Chris Young pitched four innings giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and three strikeouts. Danny Duffy pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout, Luke Hochevar pitched an inning and Ryan Madson won the game pitching a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. Wade Davis earned the save pitching two innings and giving up two hits and striking out two.
Curtis Granderson had a hit and an RBI, David Wright drew a walk and Daniel Murphy had a hit. Yoenis Cespedes had a hit, Conforto had two hits and two RBI and Wilmer Flores had a hit. Conforto hit two homeruns and the Mets were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base. Granderson was caught stealing and Colon and Murphy each committed an error.
Alcides Escobar had a hit, Ben Zobrist had a hit and drew a walk and Lorenzo Cain had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Mike Moustakas had a hit and an RBI, Salvador Perez had three hits and an RBI and Alex Gordon had a hit and an RBI. Kendrys Morales had a hit, Perez and Zobrist each hit a double and the Royals were 4-10 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Cain had a stolen base.
In the third Conforto hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the third Granderson hit a sac fly and it was 2-0 Mets after a video replay. In the fifth Gordon hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 2-1 and Conforto hit another solo homerun in the bottom of the fifth to push the lead to 3-1. In the sixth Cain hit an RBI single and the lead was cut to 3-2. In the eighth Hosmer reached on an error and the game was tied at three. Moustakas hit an RBI single and the Royals took a 4-3 lead and then Perez hit an RBI single and it was 5-3 Royals which would be the final score.
The Royals hold a 3-1 game lead in the best of seven series and will look to close it out and win their first championship in 30 years on Sunday night.