By: Jim Tsapelas
Game Three is often the most important and the most pivotal game in a short best four out of seven series. Friday night at Citi Field in Queens, New York, the New York Mets halted the offensive onslaught of the American League Champions Kansas City Royals as the Mets beat the Royals by the score of nine to three.
Mets’ starter Noah Syndergaard offered up a run in the first as Ben Zorbist scored on an Eric Hosmer ground out.
The Mets answered in the bottom of the first, as Curtis Granderson scored on a home run by David Wright.
After a shaky start, and after pitching into and out of trouble in the top of the second inning, Syndergaard settled in and recorded the next eighteen outs prior to being lifted after throwing six innings in which he allowed seven hits, three earned runs, walked two, and struck out six.
In what at first appeared to be a see-saw battle which saw five lead changes between the two teams by the end of the fourth inning, the Mets began to develop and assume a commanding lead starting with the fourth inning of play.
With the final out of the fourth inning, the Mets held a two run lead over the visiting Royals with the score Royals three-Mets five. Just two innings later, at the end of six innings of play, the Mets held an impressive nine to three lead over the Royals; the Mets’ David Wright had a two run single among the four runs scored by the Mets in the sixth inning, which broke the game open in the Mets’ favor.
Royals’ starter Yordano Ventura lasted three and one third innings, allowed seven hits, five earned runs, walked none, and struck out two. The Mets’ David Wright and Curtis Granderson each hit a two-run home run off of Ventura as the Mets’ bats came to life at Citi Field.
Saturday night, Game Four of the 2015 World Series features Chris Young (11-6) going for the Royals against Steven Matz (4-0) at Citi Field. The Royals lead the series over the Mets two games to one.
Friends, with series at two to one, we have a lot more baseball in the 2015 World Series left to see.
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