October 31st 2015 -- World Series Game 4 -- Royals 5, Mets 3

Saturday night at Citi Field, an error by Daniel Murphy led the way to a 3 run 8th inning, the Royals come from behind to beat the Mets 5-3 in Game 4 of the 2015 World Series. It was Steven Matz vs Chris Young. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the 3rd inning when Michael Conforto led off the inning with a solo homer, his first in the World Series for a 1-0 lead.  Wilmer Flores then singled and reached second on a wild pitch by Young. Matz sacrificed Flores to third and Curtis Granderson then hit a sac-fly to right to bring home Conforto with a 2-0 lead.  In the 5th Salvador Perez doubled and Alex Gordon singled to right to bring him home and it was 2-1 Mets. Chris Young went 4 innings allowing both runs on 2 hits while walking 1 and striking out 2. In the 5th against Danny Duffy, Conforto hit his 2nd home run of the game to make it 3-1. Conforto becomes the 2nd Met to have 2 homers in a World Series game joining Gary Carter from Game 3 in 1986. In the top of the 6th the Royals got one right back. Ben Zobrist doubled and was singled home by Lorenzo Cain. That knocked Matz out of the box and brought in Jonathon Niese to retire Eric Hosmer and Michael Moustakas. Bartolo Colon came on to retire the side. Addison Reed, for the 2nd straight game pitched a 1-2-3 7th. Tyler Clippard came on to pitch the 8th. He retired 1 and then walked the next two. With 1 out in the 8th in came Jeurys Familia.  Eric Hosmer hit a squibber than Murphy let go under his glove scoring Ben Zobrist tying the game. Then Mike Moustakas singled to make it 4-3 Royals. Salvador Perez then singled scoring Hosmer and it was 5-3 Royals. KC brought in Wade Davis who pitched a 1-2-3 8th and after 1 out singles by Daniel Murphy and Yoenis Cespedes, Lucas Duda hit into a line out double play to end the game. Matz went 5 2/3 allowing 7 hits 2 runs (both earned) while striking out 7.  Ryan Madison gets the win in relief.  Tyler Clippard takes the loss.  Wade Davis gets the save. The Mets trail 3 games to 1. Sunday night it’s game 5 of the series. Matt Harvey (2-0 3.38) goes for the Mets,  Edinson Volquez (1-2 4.37) goes for the Royals. 


Michael S. said...

What a catastrophe...well, it was a fun season guys.

Stubby said...

To quote a former Mets manager, "It ain't over 'til its over."

Michael S. said...

I'd love to be optimistic but it's not easy. True, we've thrown away two winnable games and could be up 3-1 ourselves, meaning we CAN play good enough to win. But there's the problem - winning teams DO play good enough AND win. Parcells said you're as good as your record says you are.

TC can't manage his pitchers and someone must've had Jobu's rum because our bats are asleep. Without hitting, JDG looking gassed and absolutely no room for error I can't see the Mets getting out of this hole.

I love 'em but I think this is where the road ends. I can't stomach the thought of those sissies celebrating in our house.

Jacob Falk said...

I don't care how tomorrow goes, the Mets have proved they're just as good a team as the Royals, and if a few things fall our way, we are sitting on a 3-1 series lead. We went head to head against the best in baseball and we more than held our own against a team that has years of experience and a world series appearance on us. Next year, (how often do we say those two words as Mets fans lol,) we could be the Royals.

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