Posted by Craig Mitchell at 11:40 PM
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.