Posted by Craig Mitchell at 11:30 PM
Friday night in Flushing, David Wright homered and drove in 4 runs, while Curtis Granderson homered driving in 2 and scoring 3, the Mets win Game 3 of the World Series with a 9-3 win. The mound opponents were Noah Syndergaard vs Yordano Ventura. The Royals got on the board first in the top of the 1st. With one out Ben Zobrist doubled. Lorenzo Cain reached on an infield hit to make it 1st and 3rd. Zobrist scored to make it 1-0 on a fielder’s choice by Eric Hosmer. In the bottom of the first, the Mets struck back. Curtis Granderson led off the game for the Mets with an infield single to 2nd. David Wright then stroked a 2 run homer to left to make it 2-1 Mets. In the 2nd, the Royals capitalized on Noah Syndergaard’s inability to settle down. Salvador Perez and Alex Gordon starting the inning with back to back singles, Alex Rios singles scoring Perez, Gordon was thrown out at 3rd by Conforto, Rios advanced to 2nd on the throw. Ventura sacrificed Rios to 3rd and he scored on a passed ball by d’Arnaud and the Royals led 3-2. In the 4th Noah Syndergaard singled to right and Curtis Granderson hit a line homer down the right field line for a 2 run homer and a 4-3 Met lead. The Mets increased the lead in the 4th. Lucas Duda singled to left. d’Arnaud doubled down the left field line to make it 2nd and 3rd. Conforto then hit an infield single to bring home Duda and 5-3 Met lead. Ventura left after 3 1/3 innings pitched allowing 5 runs. In the 6th against Franklin Morales, Juan Lagares singled; Wilmer Flores was hit by a pitch, Juan Uribe, making his first appearance since September 25th singled to right to score Lagares for a 6-3 lead. Granderson then hit a comebacker to Morales who totally froze and failed to make a play anywhere to lead the bases with 1 out for Wright. The Royals brought in Kelvin Herrera and Wright singled in Flores and Uribe for a 8-3 lead. After Murphy was retired, Yoenis Cespedes hit a sac-fly to bring home Granderson and a 9-3 lead. Addison Reed pitched a 1-2-3 7th. Tyler Clippard pitched the 8th. Jeurys Familia got some redemption retiring the side in the 9th to lock down the win. After a rough start, Syndergaard left after 6 recovering enough to retired 12 straight at one point, and get out of a 2 out bases loaded jam in the 6th. He allowed 6 hits the 3 runs (earned) walking 2 and striking out 6. He picks up the win, Ventura takes the loss. The Mets now trail the series 2 games to 1. Saturday night it’s game 4 of the series. Steven Matz (0-1 3.72) goes for the Mets, Chris Young (1-0 2.31) goes for the Royals.