Posted by Mack Ade at 10:00 AM
Going into Game 2, The Mets are 50-34 .595 all time in the Postseason tied with Yankees for best all time winning Percentage in MLB history.
Tonight Is going to be tough for me to prepare this report. I’m still in Florida with my recovering mother-in-law and her Tea Party sister and husband are coming over for the debate. There’s only one television here, so I’m stuck with following the game online and commenting after following ‘the action’ on MiLB.com.
I will say that I am much more apprehensive going into this game. The Mets had two decent leads, the first with two runs and the last in the eighth inning, both of which we are used to getting our own way. Enough happened in Game 1 to insure a victory and nothing really spectacular was done by Kansas City. One more piece of timely hitting by a Met while one of their late runners were on base would have sealed victory here.
Last pre-game thought. You have to do everything you can to keep Michael Cuddyer on the bench for this series. He simply has outlived this game both with a bat and a glove in his hand. My hopes are the team just quietly DFA him when the season ends and write this one off as a yes expensive Jason Bay type signing.
Lucas Duda continues to be our brightest star so far in this World Series. He continues to find the small holes in the three infielders that play between first and second base. You can’t do this without tremendous bat speed at the time of ball release.
Boy, it sure looked like Juan Lagares lackadaisically tried to catch that fly ball in the fourth inning. Maybe a little mustard on that hot dog. The fact is he is not the outfielder he was a year ago and he’s still in need of off season corrective surgery.
Simply put, Jacob deGrom just ran out of gas in the fifth inning when the Kansas City hitting faced him for the third time in the game. I know everyone got sick and tired of hearing the Fox announcers talking how good this Royols team is, but they really are and they have picked apart the one area (starting pitching) that all the experts said that the Mets would dominate in.
If I have to see, one more time, Yoenis Cespedes tap his toes four times after striking…
Look, this is a bad loss and the team has to come home down 0-2, but we are still in the World Series and it’s still who is first to win four games gets the whole enchilada.