November 1st 2015 - World Series Game 5 -- Royals 7, Mets 2 (12 innings)

Sunday night at Citi Field, Matt Harvey took the mound, vintage Harvey. It was The Dark Knight vs. Edinson Volquez. But in a marathon that went 12 innings, an RBI single by Christian Colon in the top of the 12th inning snapped a 2 all tie. The Kansas City Royals become the 2015 World Champions as they beat the Mets 7-2. The Mets took the lead in the bottom of the first when Curtis Granderson, tied a Met record with 3 homers in a single World Series hitting a 2 strike change up over the right field wall and a 1-0. Granderson ties the record set by Donn Clendenon in the 1969 series.  In the 6th the Mets got on the board again.  Granderson walked. David Wright singled and Daniel Murphy reached on an error by Eric Hosmer to load the bases.  After Yoenis Cespedes crippled himself fouling a pitch off his knee, he popped out. Lucas Duda followed with a sac-fly to center to make it 2-0.  Cespedes left the game following the injury and was replaced by Juan Lagares. Matt Harvey had a shutout through 8 tossing 102 pitches. But, by overwhelming Citi Field demand Harvey started the 9th and walked Alcides Escobar and then allowed a RBI double by Eric Hosmer to make it 2-1.  Harvey left after 8 allowing 5 hits the 2 run (earned) he walked 2 and struck out 9. Jeurys Familia came on with no out and a runner on 2nd. He retired Mike Moustakas on a ground out advancing Hosmer to 3rd.  Salvador Perez then grounded to David Wright with the infield in. Wright threw out Perez, but Hosmer scored as Lucas Duda threw wildly to home to make it 2-2. In the top of the 12th, Salvador Perez singled down the right field line. Jarrod Dyson pinch-ran and stole 2nd. He advanced to third on a ground out to Duda by Alex Gordon. With one out and a runner on third Christian Colon singled off Addison Reed to give the Royals a 3-2 lead.  After an error by Daniel Murphy, Escobar doubled to bring home Colon for a 4-2 lead.  Then after Reed intentionally walked Ben Zobrist, Bartolo Colon came on and gave up a 3 run double to Lorenzo Cain and it was 7-2. The Royals brought in their closer Wade Davis retired the side and ended the game and the series.  The Royals beat the Mets 4 games to 1. Volquez went 6 innings; he was elusive allowing just 2 hits, 2 runs (1 earned.) He walked 5 and struck out 5. Luke Hochevar gets the win Reed takes the loss. Again Final score Royals 7, Mets 2.


Stubby said...

Well.....it's over. As gut wrenching as these losses have been (we should be up 3-2 and headed back to KC right now), I still want to extend my congratulations and sincere appreciation to the 2015 Mets. I don't think anybody expected us to get to the World Series this year. Few even expected us to make the post-season, I'm sure. As baseball seasons go, this one was the best we've had in a long time. Rest those arms, boys. We're going all the way next year.

John Looby said...

Kicking back here in Oz with a couple of quiet beers reflecting on what's just happened.

The initial intense disappointment. Chances to win the WS don't come around every day. Every mistake was punished. Hats off to KC for taking their chances. But you can't help wonder what might have been 'eh......

Back to reality. It was a GREAT season. Who woulda thought when we had Mayberry and Campbell in the middle of the line up we'd be NL Champs? I was in NY when we fell under 500. How far away did the WS look then? All I was hoping for was a winning season. A pennant and a WS berth was far beyond my wildest dreams.

We're all flat, disappointed, but crack a can, think back to Wilmer's tears, his walk off, Murph's DS and CS, Jacob, Noah and Harvey and toast your 2015 Mets. It was a helluva ride.

Once the dust settles, I look forward to reading everyone's thoughts on 2016 and how we can go one better.


Hobie said...

I share the sentiments of Stubby & John. A FB up to Gordon, a clean scoop by Murph and the series ends on 5-3-2 DP at the plate...coulda, woulda, shoulda. Or as my dad once said, Schmelling maight have beaten Louis in that second fight if the Bomber hadn't got in 50 or 60 lucky punches.

Great year. It even doesn't sting as much as 2000 for some reason I can't describe -- maybe it's just age, maybe I just appreciate more what the Royals do than the Yankees, dunno. Looking forward to the Hot STove.

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