October 28th 2015 -- World Series Games 2 -- Royals 7, Mets 1

Wednesday night at Kaufman Stadium it was game 2 of the 2015 World Series and highlighted by a 2 run single by Eric Hosmer, the Royals scored 4 times in the bottom of the 5th inning. They go on to beat the Mets 7-1 and take a 2-0 lead in this best of 7. The match-up was Jacob deGrom vs Johnny Cueto. In the top of the 4th the Mets took a 1-0 lead on a RBI bloop single by Lucas Duda.  That lead carried until the bottom of the 5th when the Royals scored 4 times.  Alex Gordon walked and Alex Rios singled to make it 1st and 2nd.  Alcides Escobar singled to tie the game at 1. Ben Zobrist grounded out to make it 2nd and 3rd.  After Lorenzo Cain lined out to make it 2 outs, Eric Hosmer hit a 2 run single to make it 3-1. Kendrys Morales singled to make it 1st and 3rd. Mike Moustakas singled to make it 4-1 KC.  Johnny Cueto had the Mets number all night long, through 7 innings only allowing 2 hits, both to Lucas Duda.  deGrom was gone after 5 allowing 6 hits 4 runs (all earned) walking 3 and striking out 2.  Robles pitched a scoreless 6th. Jonathon Niese in his 2nd straight appearance pitched a scoreless 7th. In the 8th he allowed a single by Mike Moustakas and a double Salvador Perez to make it 2nd and 3rd and no out. Alex Gordon then hit a grounder off the glove of Wilmer Flores then went for a double scoring Moustakas for a 5-1 lead. Addison Reed relieved Niese and give up a sac-fly to Paulo Orlando to make it 6-1. Then Escobar continued his torrid streak with a triple to center to make it 7-1. Sean Gilmartin came in and retired the final 2 outs of the 8th to put out the fire.  All tolled Cueto went 9 innings. All he allowed were the 2 hits by Duda. He allowed 1 run (earned) 3 walks and struck out 5. He's the first pitcher to pitch a complete game in a WS since Jack Morris in 1991.  He gets the win.  deGrom takes his first loss of the post season. Duda went 2 for 3 and was all the offense the Mets could muster on the night.  Hosmer went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, Moustakas went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Escobar went 2 for 5 with 2 RBI in the win.  The Mets now trail the Series 2 games to none. Thursday is a travel day. Friday night the series continues at Citi Field. Noah Syndergaard (1-1 2.77) goes for the Mets, Yordano Venture (0-1 5.09) goes for the Royals.


Stubby said...

Well, that was painful.

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